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A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Senator Ndume: Nigeria lacks adequate soldiers, weapons to fight Boko Haram

Ali Ndume, a Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly has blamed inadequate security personnel and lack of enough weapons for the delay in ending insurgency and other security challenges in the country, particularly the North- East.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest woman for ‘killing’ new co-wife

The police boss said preliminary investigation revealed that the co-wife (name withheld by the police) killed the deceased with a pestle and set her body ablaze to indicate she had died in a domestic fire accident.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest ‘motorcycles supplier’ to Zamfara bandits

The police in Kano State said they have arrested a man supplying motorcycles to bandits operating in Zamfara State.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor insists viral dollar video was ‘manipulated’

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has insisted that the viral video in which he was seen pocketing wads of dollars allegedly offered him as a bribe was manipulated.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA: Ex-Service chiefs yet to account for billions approved for arms purchase

The National Security Adviser, Major General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), declared Friday that billions of naira voted for the purchase of arms for the fight against insurgency and armed banditry cannot be accounted for.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari to probe former service chiefs over missing arms funds, supplies

The National Security Adviser to the President, Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd.), has said that the money meant for the purchase of arms to strengthen the country’s anti-terror war got missing under the leadership of the ex-service chiefs and an investigation was in the offing.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: Repentant bandits negotiated release of abducted schoolgirls, no ransom paid

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said repentant bandits negotiated the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls and that no ransom was paid.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has comfirmed the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls on Tuesday while also claiming no ransom was paid to their kidnappers.

Zamfara governor: No ransom paid for schoolgirls’ release

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has comfirmed the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls on Tuesday while also claiming no ransom was paid to their kidnappers.
“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.

Bandits kill 20 in Sokoto, Kaduna communities

Twenty locals were killed in different attacks by bandits in Sokoto and Kaduna states, yesterday, while many sustained severe injuries, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Vigilante: How we chased gunmen who abduct Zamfara schoolgirls

When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president blames Southwest governors for killings in Ibadan, violence against northerners

Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states, adding that utterances by some South West Governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other Violence against Northerners in the Region.
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.

NSA, Northwest governors to meet in Kaduna over rising insecurity

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Retd) and all the seven governors from the North-West region of the country have scheduled a town-hall meeting for Monday in order to address growing insecurity in the region.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Governor El-Rufai advises Sheikh Gumi not to waste time negotiating with bandits

Effort by Kaduna based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gummi to convince bandits to lay down arms and embrace peace, may be an exercise in futility as the criminals are used to getting big money and will not repent, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said.
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APC denies plan to field ex-President Jonathan in 2023

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied widespread rumour that it was planning to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 Presidential election.

Ayo Fayose: Arresting Sunday Igboho will escalate tension

Newsmen had reported that Senior Special Assistant to President Muhumadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, during an interview with BBC Hausa, said IGP Adamu, had ordered the arrest of Igboho for giving Fulani in Oyo State an ultimatum to exit the state.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Governor Masari: Kidnapped Katsina schoolboys moved to Zamfara

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, says the schoolboys kidnapped last week have been moved by their captors to a forest in neighbouring Zamfara State.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

2023: Zoning bad for Nigeria’s progress – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said Nigeria’s preference for recruiting its leaders through a rotatory zoning arrangement has kept the country stagnant for decades.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Governor El-Rufai: Zoning won’t solve Nigeria’s economic woes

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said the zoning process among political parties would not solve the economic problems facing the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen abduct 12 police officers in Nigeria

Yet to be identified gunmen have kidnapped twelve assistant-superintendents of police (ASPs). They were said to be abducted on their way to Zamfara from Borno state.

Gunmen raid Zamfara communities, abduct over 40 people

In Zamfara state, gunmen wielding dangerous weapons have raided Gobirawan Cali communities in Maru Local Government Area and forcefully led over 50 peasants to an unknown destination.

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia again over Boko Haram claims

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, has against invited former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his claims that one of the governors in Northern Nigeria is the head of Boko Haram.

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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Ekiti governor condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Authorities of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), Benue State, have confirmed the abduction of an undisclosed number of its students on Sunday night.

FUAM: Governing council unveils institution’s new name

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University, Abba Alkasum has formally unveiled the new identity of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) as Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi (JSTUM).
As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.

NALDA to boost cassava production with packaging plant in Ogun

As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor orders residents to submit illegal weapons to police

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called on Ondo residents to turn in illegal weapons in their possession and threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who cannot contain the activities of cultists in their domain.
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Vice Chancellor, UNIZIK, Prof Charles Esimone , Panel Chairman, Barr. Danladi Kifasi with other members of the Visitation Panel during a courtesy call at Imeobi palace yesterday.

Obi of Onitsha: Ndigbo proud of Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Traditional Ruler of Onitsha kingdom, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has described Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as a pride for the Igbo and called for more government and private support to the institution.

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Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

May Day: Jigawa governor orders investigation into local council ’employment scam’

The Jigawa state governor Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar has directed for the immediate investigation into alleged employment syndicate within the local government service commission of the 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.

Chieftaincy tussle: Ondo governor imposes 24-hr curfew on community

Following the violence that broke out in Ikare-Akoko, Akoko North East local government area, the Ondo State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the town.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

More Nigeria students kidnapped in fresh attack

An unknown number of university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Parents, mates of abducted Kaduna students protest at National Assembly

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, have occupied the National Assembly complex, Abuja, in protest.
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Super Eagles boss: Why I’ve been snubbing Simy Nwankwo

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has explained why Simy Nwankwo is not part of the Super Eagles squad.