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15. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: NIN essential for winning war against insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described National Identification Number (NIN) registration by Nigerians as key to win the ongoing war against insecurity.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urges more commitment to NIN registration

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the Army will soon move against separatist agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo.

General Attahiru: We’ll enhance reforms of Nigeria Army to address emerging security threats

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms of the Army to address emerging security threats and resource troops as well as improve the capacities of Army personnel for complex operations.

Man kills wife over sex, commits suicide

A 38-year-old woman from Adumasa, a farming town in the Ashanti region has been butchered by her husband on their cocoa farm.
Police secures a building after Germany banned the Islamic organisation Ansaar International in Duesseldorf, Germany, May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Erol Dogrudogan

Germany bans Islamic group Ansaar, suspected of financing terrorism

Germany is banning Islamic organisation Ansaar International, which it says has financed terrorism around the world, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: Nigeria will surmount security challenges

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Tuesday assured that the country would certainly surmount the current ‘difficult phase’ of its security concern.
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.

Nigerian army chief reiterates military’s commitment to addressing security threats

As part of efforts to enhance and strengthen the nation’s security architecture, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms in the military to address security threats, as well as improve the capacities of its personnel in complex operations.

Senator Sani calls for adequate security to check kidnapping in schools

A former lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, has called for adequate security around schools in the country to check the spate of kidnapping.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Fake currency gang busted with over $5 million at Ghana airport

The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.
More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Rainstorm destroys houses, properties in Plateau communities

More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is seen during a talk with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.

Lagos governor approves land for workers’ housing scheme

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.
A man walks past a notice that reads “No vaccination for 3 days as per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) orders” pasted outside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, April 30, 2021. REUTERS

Indian states run out of coronavirus vaccines, nationwide inoculation delayed

Several Indian states have run out of COVID-19 vaccines a day before a planned widening of a nationwide inoculation drive, authorities said on Friday, as new infections in the crisis-hit country surged to another daily record.
”Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “his powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures he has taken.”

EU releases last tranche of $14.5 million to assist Nigeria rollout coronavirus vaccine

The European Union has said $14. 5 million out of the €50 million promised to the Federal Government to assist in the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine would be released this week.
FILE PHOTO: The grounds are prepared for mass cremation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in New Delhi, India, April 28, 2021. Picture taken on April 28, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock

India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots

Nigerian retiree laments N9,000 monthly pensions

It was tale of woe in Kaduna on Thursday as retired textile industry worker, Gideon Shenpam, narrated the ordeal of living on N9,000 monthly pensions.
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits to get admitted outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India allows import of medical devices to fight coronavirus pandemic

India on Thursday allowed imports of necessary medical devices, particularly oxygen devices, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic which has gripped the country recently.
2. Shareholders of FCMB Group Plc (www.fcmbgroup.com) have restated their confidence in the financial institution to sustain its impressive performance and deliver more value

Over 300,000 Nigerians with eye defects benefit from FCMB’s ‘Priceless Gift of Sight’

First City Monument Bank, in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) of India, has so far carried out free eye surgeries, correctional testing services and provided glasses to over 300,000 Nigerians under the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, tagged Priceless Gift of Sight.

Nasarawa attacks: We are under siege – Tiv leader

President of Tiv Youth Organization in Nasarawa state, Barr. Barnabas Zayol has cried out over the incessant attacks on Tiv communities in Nasarawa state that has claimed the lives of scores, injured many more, with over 50,000 displaced.

World IP Day: NCC seeks banks’ collateralised IP assets to boost SMEs

Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) has called on Banks and financial institutions to embrace the collateralisation of IP assets to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the creative sector in order to boost their contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
FILE PHOTO: A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.S. pledges sustained help for India in tackling coronavirus crisis

Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday pledged sustained support for India in helping it deal with the world’s worst current surge of COVID-19 infections, warning the country is still at the “front end” of the crisis and overcoming it will take some time.

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15. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: NIN essential for winning war against insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described National Identification Number (NIN) registration by Nigerians as key to win the ongoing war against insecurity.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.

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Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

No ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho as Spurs mull over ‘options’

Tottenham are yet to identify a ‘leading candidate’ for their vacant managerial position with the club mulling over a number of ‘options’.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over security meeting

President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Senate president: National Assembly will never pass law to suppress press freedom

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day on Monday, May 3, 2021, assuring that the current National Assembly will never pass any law that will suppress press freedom in the country.

INEC: Attacks on our offices could derail 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has decried Sunday’s attack on its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state, saying if the trend is left unchecked, it could derail its preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

Presidency: We’re determined to end criminality, violence in Nigeria

Apparently alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide.