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Pictures 1 and 2- Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (2nd L) and Service Commanders during the submission of Arms surrendered by repentant criminals at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday

Governor Wike: I will no longer grant amnesty to cultists

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will no longer grant amnesty to Cultists who turn in their arms because most them go back to crime after amnesty was granted.
Sagir Musa

Army: Soldiers foil terror attack, kill 3, rescue 100 hostages in Borno

The Nigerian Army says soldiers on counterterrorism operations in northeast Nigeria have killed three terrorists, seizing two gun trucks and anti-aircraft guns in renewed clearance operations against Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.

FCTA vows to crack down on illicit drugs, prostitution

The permanent secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said the administration will not tolerate practices that portray abattoirs in a bad light.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA approves N1.2 billion to pay retirees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved the release of N1.28 billion for the payment of FCT retirees.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari: Nigeria on board with gender equality

The wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerian women to embrace seafaring profession and shun the belief that such jobs were meant for the men alone, saying that Nigeria is onboard with gender equality.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Leaders of Afenifere in State House on 25th June 2019 2

Insecurity: Afenifere urges President Buhari to beef up police strength

The pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit more policemen from the 774 Local Government Areas in order to improve security.

Pencom commences verification of year 2020’s retirees July 1

The Acting Director-General of the Commission, Mrs Aisha Dahiru-Umar, said the commission would conduct verification exercise of prospective retirees who would retire from public service in the year 2020 between 1 July and 2 August 2019.
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Jigawa government spends N16 billion on water supply in four years

Jigawa state government has spent about N16 billion in the provision of portable water in the last four years.

NDLEA: Kano commissioners, 33 permanent secretaries undergoing drug test

No fewer than 33 permanent secretaries in Kano state civil service and some commissioner nominees are currently undergoing compulsory drug test at the Kano state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Commander: Nigerian Army will recover lands grabbed from farmers

Maj. General Augustine Agundu, Commander, Special Task Force (STF), charged with restoring peace to Plateau, southern Kaduna and some parts of Bauchi State, has vowed to recover lands forcefully grabbed from the original owners.

General Buratai tasks journalists on patriotic reportage

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has appealed to journalists to put Nigeria’s interest first in their reportage.

Law graduate kills brother in Anambra

Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old law graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Victor Ohale, for allegedly killing his younger brother in Awka.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Torture still rife in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities must do more to end the ongoing use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment by law enforcement agencies, Amnesty International said today, marking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Two nabbed for ‘defiling’ mentally-challenged woman

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly defiling a 23-year-old woman, Nwanneka Nwaizu, suspected to be mentally-challenged in Ezi Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

OML-25: Host communities reject Shell

The leaders of the three communities hosting OML-25 facility in Rivers on Tuesday insisted that they did not want the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in their communities again.

Five persons killed, houses burnt in fresh Tiv/Jukun crisis

Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tiv and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

Afenifere knocks VP Osinbajo over comment on kidnapping, insecurity

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday condemned the statement credited to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over security challenges, especially kidnapping in the South-West and some other parts of the country.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate president: No jumbo pay for federal lawmakers

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday said there was no jumbo package for National Assembly members.

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Police recruitment: Screening of 210,150 shortlisted applicants to begin July 1

The Police Service Commission has disclosed that it will on July 1st, commence the screening of 210,150 shortlisted applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
Outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday boasted that a combination of the achievements of Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba as former governors of the state would not match his administration’s achievements.

Senator Amosun: Allegations of arms stockpile, surrendering, laughable

Former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has described as laughable, allegations he stockpiled firearms before the general elections and hurriedly handed them over to the police a day to handover.

NDLEA warns of alarming rate of drug abuse in Yobe

Yobe command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said future of youth in the state was in great danger except drastic measures were taken to check the excessive consumption of hard drugs.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Demolition: FCTA gives two weeks ultimatum to Lokogoma residents

In order to save lives, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has given residents of Lokogoma two weeks ultimatum to vacate structures built on waterways to give room for demolition and get the corridors cleared for water flow freely.
Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.

Afcon: Kenneth Omeruo sends Super Eagles to the knockout stage

Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.