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Police free abducted Bayelsa civil servant

The police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the rescue, said the gang abducted the victim at Imgbi Road in Yenagoa and were moving around the city, seeking a POS point to make withdrawals when a police squad swooped on them.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 48 suspects over armed robbery, kidnapping other criminal offences

The Nigeria Police says it has arrested 48 suspects in connection with kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, cattle rustling, cyber crimes, unlawful possession of prohibited weapons and other related offences in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Police arrest suspected cultists during initiation

The police in Ogun State, on Wednesday, paraded 25 suspected members of the dreaded Buccaneer cult group, who they arrested during an alleged initiation ceremony in Abeokuta.
Muazu, who appeared as the seventh prosecution would, PW-7, in the ongoing trial of erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, SAN, said the contractors were mandated to remit part of profits they made from contracts they secured from the Ministry, to assist the lawmakers in their political campaign in 2015.

EFCC: How N75 million was recovered from ex-minister’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigator, Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, revealed how N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has commenced restoration of Trans-Ekulu damaged infrastructures that were cannibalized during the EndSARS protest last year.

#EndSARS: Enugu governor rebuilds Trans-Ekulu infrastructure

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has commenced restoration of Trans-Ekulu damaged infrastructures that were cannibalized during the EndSARS protest last year.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two who disguises as spirits to defraud unsuspecting individuals

Police in Katsina State on Wednesday says it has succeeded in arresting two who disguises as spirits (Aljannu) to defraud unsuspecting individuals of their monies in the state.
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Two killed as police, vigilantes go tougher on criminals in Ughelli

Police operatives in ‘A’ Division of the Delta Police Command, Ughelli, with the assistance of members of vigilance group, have killed two armed robbery suspects during a gun duel on Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill two robbery suspects, injure another in gun duel

Two suspected armed robbers have been killed during a fierce exchange of fire with the police in Ughelli area of Delta State.

One dead, 3 children injured in Osun road mishap

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that one woman died while three children sustained various degree of injuries in a road accident on Gbogan-Ibadan highway on Thursday.
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.

Former Unity Bank manager for ATM fraud

The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction of Adam kaka Adam.

BMO: Godwin Emefiele is a better CBN governor now than in PDP years

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has expressed surprise that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could accuse Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele of incompetence and partisanship.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

I‘ve killed 10 persons as cult member – suspect

A suspected cult member who was paraded by the police for allegedly murdering his victim during a robbery operation in Benin, the Edo state capital, has admitted killing 10 people.
Enugu state government has commenced reconstructions of damaged infrastructure in the capital city, after destruction that befell the state during the #EndSARS protest.

#EndSARS: Enugu begins reconstructions of city after destructions

No less than 2 police officers and 5 civilians reportedly died during the three days of violent protests in the coal city. 241 bus shelters, almost all the traffic lights, iconic statues such as Otigba, pedestrian safety barrier meshes, banks were looted and destroyed. Two police stations with 2 operational Hilux vans and 4 police posts were also burnt down.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Heavy security presence at Anambra SEMA warehouse over ‘planned attack’

There is a heavy detachment of security operatives at the Agu Awka area of Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

#EndSARS: Enugu sues for peace, opens avenue for dialogue with youths

Enugu State Government has charged protesting/aggrieved youths to embrace peace as it has opened avenue to deepen dialogue with youth groups in the state.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: APC, PDP, SARS offices burnt in Akure

The office of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) along Oda road in Akure and the secretariats of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been set ablaze.
Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.

Tory Lanez: I didn’t shoot Megan Thee Stallion

Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.
The National Bureau of Investigation made this known in a statement on Tuesday, ABC CBN News reports.

Four Nigerian students arrested for ‘hacking’ bank’s system in Philippine

Four Nigerians in Muntinlupa City, Philippine have been arrested for alleged involvement in an international syndicate that hacks and siphons funds from banks.
One of the pristine rallying points for all Yoruba in Nigeria and the diaspora, Olojo cultural festival, will this year come with unique features and upscale celebration, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II in Ife, has said.

Ooni calls for legislation, policy, funding to promote African traditional medicine

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye-Ogunwusi Enitan, has called on the Federal, state governments and law makers to provide legislation, policy and funding to promote African Traditional Medicine (ATM).
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NSCDC arrests 27-year-old farmer for alleged murder in Oyo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo State has arrested a 27-year-old farmer for allegedly killing one Shuaib Adamu, a herdsman.
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The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two ATM fraudsters in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa State, on Wednesday arrested two suspected Automated Taller Machine, ATM, fraudsters, one Isaac Izan, 27, and Emmanuel Ijeku, 22.

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Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WTO chief accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.
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President Buhari felicitates with Speaker Gbajabiamila’s mother at 91

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with prominent Lagos politician and mother of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaja Lateefat Olufunke Gbajabiamila, as she celebrates her 91st birthday on March 2nd, 2021.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria launches strategy for effective coronavirus vaccination

The Nigerian government on Monday launched the ‘T. E. A. C. H Strategy’ to ensure the effective roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines when they finally arrive the country.

Governor Ikpeazu: Senator Abaribe a fearless advocate of justice

Gov Okezie Ikpeazu has described the Senate Minority Leader and senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as “a fearless advocate of justice and egalitarianism”.

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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor renovates school with N350 million

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Saturday, disclosed that the state government had spent N350 million naira on the renovation of Government Senior Secondary School in Zaki Local Government Area of the state.
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Instagram adding easier access to support for eating disorders

Instagram says that currently, it tries to blur out potentially triggering content in search results, and it does direct people to generalized crisis support, but it should now direct users to resources specifically designed around eating disorders.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

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NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

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