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Operation Python Dance: 106 criminals arrested, 26 guns recovered – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that its troops arrested 106 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cult members during the just concluded Operation Python Dance in the five South-East states.

IPOB threatens to take up arms if President Buhari fails to produce Nnamdi Kanu

The banned Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday threatened to take up arms against the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari if it failed to produce its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, dead or alive, on Tuesday (today) in court.

Monkeypox patient commits suicide at quarantine centre in Bayelsa

One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday.

Lagos businessman arraigned for defrauding bank of N335m

A 47-year-old businessman, Henry Ekuase, has been brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for alleged fraud.

Ex-NBA chief Olisa Agbakoba asks court to sack President Buhari as petroleum minister

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from continuing to hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent.

Edo Assembly approves loan to purchase 75 buses

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday approved a request by the executive to obtain a loan to purchase 75 buses for the state owned transport service.

83 obtain first class at Afe Babalola University

No fewer than 83 persons have obtained first class degrees from the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.

Ibe Kachikwu says fire incident at his Abuja home was “nothing serious”

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday confirmed that there was a fire incident at his Abuja residence as circulated on social media, but said it was “nothing serious.”

Lagos Assembly dissolves standing committees

The Lagos State House of Assembly has dissolved all its standing committees and mandated former Chairmen of the committees to still work in the acting capacity, pending the reconstitution of new ones.

WAEC commends Osun govt for prompt payment of WASSCE fee

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday commended the Osun government for the prompt payment of the 2017 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fee of its public secondary school students.

MDs forged NNPC documents to defraud partner – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned two Managing Directors - Epebinu Omoniyi of Pure Pack Oil Nigeria Ltd and Adekanbi Adedayo of First Hallmark Energy Ltd - for forging Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation documents and defrauding a business partner of N3m.

Fed govt introduces mid-day hand washing in schools

The Federal Government has started the implementation of mid-day group hand washing before meals in schools across the country to inculcate the culture of hand washing in children.

Court rejects AGF’s request to summon Sentor Isah Misau

The Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, has turned down a request by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister Of Justice, asking the court to issue a warrant summoning the Senator Representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isah Misau.

Police commences training of 200 personnel on counter-terrorism

The Zone 6 Command of the Nigeria Police in Calabar on Monday commenced training of 200 senior officers within the zone on counter-terrorism.

IPOB asks fed govt to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court dead or alive

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the federal government not to provoke it into taking up arms by continually keeping its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. It warned that Kanu must be brought to court Tuesday dead or alive.

World Food Day: Delta to export plantain, garri flour to UK – Governor Ifeanyi...

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta says the state government is partnering with farmers in the state to commence export of plantain and garri flour to the United Kingdom.

Rivers govt tasks residents on vigilance

Mr Onowu Anyasodike, the Commissioner in charge of Special Duties in Rivers State, has urged residents to pay more attention to happenings around them to help curb crimes and other environmental disasters.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests bank staff for ‘stealing N137 million’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal Office, has arrested one Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent with Fidelity Bank Plc for allegedly stealing N137million.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks yesterday on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq.
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a visit of the Chinese Vice President at the Israeli Innovation Summit in Jerusalem on October 24, 2018. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA - AFP)

Polls open in Israel as Benny Gantz hopes to sack Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
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ILO: Senator Ngige’s re-appointment reward for outstanding performance

The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, has commended the re-appointment of Senator Chris Ngige as Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment; describing it as a reward for outstanding performance in a very sensitive ministry.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor, Reps seek approval for Lekki, Badagry seaports

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to approve the operation of the Lekki and Badagry seaports in the state.