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FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
He said that previous administrations in the state had neglected the tourism potential, but the administration of Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak had shown great interest to develop the sector.

Kwara discharges 42 coronavirus patients, records two deaths

The Kwara State government led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak has confirmed the discharge of no fewer than 42 patients who have recovered from the dreaded COVID-19 disease.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police vow to fish out Nasarawa district head’s killers

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has vowed to fish out the killers of the District Head of Odu Village in Nasarawa Local Government Area, Mr Amos Obere.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Ondo State Government has commenced the fumigation of its schools across the 18 local government areas of the state as part of safety measures ahead of the partial resumption of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi

Eid-el-Kabir: Florence Ajimobi preaches love, forgiveness

The widow of late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Florence, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and sharing of love.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC docks woman for ‘N2.7 million oil fraud’

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, arraigned a suspected fraudster, Ikujemisi Modupe Naomi, before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos on two-count charges of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N2, 790,000.00( Two Million, Seven Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira only).
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Troops kill several Boko Haram leaders, fighters, recover cache of arms, ammunition

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the gallant Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, Sahel Sanity, Whirl Stroke, Lafiya Dole, Delta Safe and others have again killed several Boko Haram leaders and members and recovered arms and ammunition.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military arrests seven sea pirates, impounds smuggled rice, destroys oil thieves camp

Defence Headquarters says the military has arrested seven suspected sea pirates, impounded bags of smuggled rice and destroyed oil thieves’ camp in the Niger-Delta region in the last one week.

Joint border operations impounds contraband items worth N1.2bn

The North Central Zone of the Joint Border Operations, JBO, led by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has impounded various contraband goods worth N1.2 billion, even as it disclosed that 53 suspects were arrested between May and June this year.

Navy seizes vessel, arrests five suspects for illegal bunkering in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee (NNS) on Tuesday said that it has seized a vessel used for oil bunkering and arrested five suspects in Akwa Ibom.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military eliminates 599 terrorists, bandits, rescues 236 victims

The Military high command says the Nigerian troops have killed over 188 terrorists in the North East, 411 bandits in North West and Central and rescues 236 victims in various operations in 21 days.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Minister: We deregulated downstream oil sector in March

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the downstream oil sector was deregulated on March 19, with the reduction in the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) also known as petrol.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC records N211.62 billion from petroleum products sales

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday in Abuja said its downstream subsidiary, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), netted N211.62 billion from the sale of white products in February.

Customs arrests vehicle smuggling frozen poultry products in Ogun

The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a vehicle with Covid-19 sticker used to smuggled frozen chicken into the country from Benin Republic.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Nigerian armed forces kill 343 terrorists, 153 bandits

The Military High Command said yesterday that the combined operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria across troubled spots in the country resulted in the killing of 343 terrorists in the North-east and 153 armed bandits in the North-western part of the country in the last two months.

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The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.