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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari orders immigration to beef up security at borders

President Buhari, who gave the order Thursday at the virtual Commissioning Ceremony of the NIS Technology Building in Abuja, also directed the NIS to “ensure that criminal elements don’t find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetrate their criminality.’’

U.S. will impose public health measures for DRC, Guinea travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will impose new public health requirements for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola, the agency said on Monday.
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Guns, blood and Nigeria’s borderless international borders

In 2008 the research topic for my 2nd Masters programme was titled “International Small Arms Regime And The State:” The focus was on Africa and Nigeria.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling, vows to deal with criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Deal with criminals without resorting to ethnic profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that criminals who were terrorising the country should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. He reiterated that government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements who constitute threat to innocent citizens across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari rules out amnesty for bandits, terrorists

Buhari stated this on Thursday while declaring open a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation from the federal government in Kaduna State.
The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said.

Nigerian government takes over Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi

The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on (COVID-19) has said it will apprehend, quarantine and ensure inbound passengers disobeying COVID-19 protocols borne the cost of testing for the coronavirus.

Nigeria to prosecute inbound passengers disobeying coronavirus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on (COVID-19) has said it will apprehend, quarantine and ensure inbound passengers disobeying COVID-19 protocols borne the cost of testing for the coronavirus.
Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC boss

NAFDAC: Influx of psychotropic drugs fuelling terrorism, insecurity

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has linked the current challenge of internal security within the country to uncontrolled influx and use of psychotropic medicines such as Tramadol and other chemicals.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that the coming of a new airline; United Nigeria, has increased the number of domestic flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu to seven airlines.

United Nigeria Airline conducts inaugural flight on Friday

A new entrant into Nigeria’s scheduled domestic air operations, United Nigeria Airline, will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, Feb. 12.
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NDLEA seizes cocaine worth over N32 billion at Tincan port

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has Intercepted 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kg, with an estimated street value of over N32 billion at the Tincan Port, Lagos.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

NCAA lifts suspension on Emirates Airlines operations

Newsmen recall that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had directed for the immediate suspension of Emirates Airlines operations effective Feb. 4 until when the needed infrastructure and logistics were put in place for the Rapid Antigen Test (RDT) test by the Nigerian Government.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has continued to put the heat on drug traffickers with the latest arrest of a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

NDLEA nabs two with 3kg cocaine at Lagos, Abuja airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has continued to put the heat on drug traffickers with the latest arrest of a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) says N1.45 trillion worth of goods are smuggled into Nigeria annually from Benin Republic.

Nigerian government approves N35 billinn for NEPZA power station

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N35 billion for the building of power station by the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA), in Akamkpa, Cross River State.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

FEC approves N2 billion for surveillance equipment for airports, waterways

The Federal Executive Council has approved about N2billion for the procurement of surveillance equipment for some airports and inland waterways in the country.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

NGF: Nigeria to get 140 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 2021, 2022

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have disclosed that the country will take delivery of 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover 40 percent of the nation’s population this year, while another 60 million doses were being planned for 2022.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace: Sharjah-Dubai flights not affected by new UAE coronavirus protocols

Air Peace airline yesterday said its Lagos-Sharjah flights are not affected by the new COVID-19 flight protocols introduced by the Dubai Airport’s Operations Control Centre, United Arab Emirates, UAE.
The United Arab Emirate, UAE, says passengers from Nigeria can no longer travel through other countries or airports to Dubai. This was made known in a notice by Dubai Airports, the operators of Dubai International Airport.

Coronavirus: UAE restricts Nigerian passengers to Dubai airport

The United Arab Emirate, UAE, says passengers from Nigeria can no longer travel through other countries or airports to Dubai.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC orders sweeping U.S. transportation mask mandate as coronavirus rages

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation Monday as the country continues to report thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

Buba Marwa: Drug war under my leadership, like moving train

Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa(rtd) has charged Commanders of the Agency to brace up or move out, as tackling the drugs war under his leadership will be like a moving train which will crush anyone who stands on its front.
Paris’s international airport Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle has set up testing centres in a terminal dedicated to intra-EU flights to allow arriving passengers who failed to obtain a test in their country of origin to get one before passing immigration.

France imposes border controls in scramble to avoid lockdown

New border controls went into force in France on Sunday as part of a massive effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 and avoid another nationwide lockdown.
U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the COVID-19 response as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Director of NIAID Anthony Fauci look on in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 21, 2021.

Joe Biden signs new orders to fight coronavirus  

Total deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States "will likely top 500,000 next month," President Joe Biden warned Thursday, as he explained his government's plan to curb the toll the disease has been taking on Americans.  

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Imo to receive coronavirus vaccine this week

Speaking to newsmen after the Executive Council meeting on Wednesday which was presided over by Governor Hope Uzodinma the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, informed that Imo State is ready to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the week.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has intimated that his government would resist any attempt by the incumbent government to subvert the will of Ghanaian electorate.

John Mahama: Ghana electoral chief’s refusal to testify a bad precedent

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in last year’s elections, John Dramani Mahama, says by the conduct of the current Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), it is not qualified to superintend over any elections in the country.
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Barcelona confirm Gerard Pique’s latest injury worries

The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
The remains of the late actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Abubakar Daba, have been interred according to Islamic rites.

Nollywood veteran Sadiq Daba laid to rest in Lagos

Daba later became a regular feature on the Nigerian Television Authority stations before returning to film prominence after featuring in Kunle Afolayan’s “October 1” movie, where he played Inspector Waziri, a role that won him an Africa Academy Movie Award.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps to investigate abandoned projects in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has vowed to track all abandoned projects in the country to ensure their completion.

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Journalists barred as Niger government receives freed Kagara students, staff

Journalists in Niger State were barred from entering the venue when the government received the freed Kagara staff and students.

Nigerian government begins eviction enforcement on shanties, businesses encroaching on project

The Federal Government on Sunday began the evacuation of shanties, illegal structures encroaching on its Right of Way (RoW) following the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

Kano task force intercepts ‘fake drugs’ worth N1 million

The Kano State Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs has intercepted suspected fake drugs worth one million naira at two different locations.

Senator Sheriff lauds Yobe government over cargo airport project

Former Borno State governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has commended the Yobe state Government over its International Cargo Airport project, saying it would boost the economy of the region.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo government set to recover more choice properties from ex-governor

This is definitely not the best of times for the embattled former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha as there are indications that the present administration in the state is determined to implement fully the government White Paper based on the outcome of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry report.