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Senate approves two federal tertiary institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Boko Haram: Borno faces famine from threat to farmers – governor

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday says famine is imminent in the state unless its farmers can return to their farms.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests medical doctor, former soldier for ‘drug trafficking’

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one Ibrahim Musa, identified as a former military officer, for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

CITAD launches books on corruption, hate speech

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has released two books on how corruption has prolonged the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria and how Hate Speech fuels violence in the country.
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NDLEA arrests doctor for dealing in drugged cookies, biscuits

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged cookies and biscuits.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Borno: 20 killed as troops battle insurgents

Joint Task Force of the Nigerian Army troops engaged in battle with Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist groups, killing 20 insurgents in the process.
An international humanitarian agency, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), has empowered 7000 women with free poultry production business in Adamawa and Borno States.

Catholic agency empowers 7000 Adamawa, Borno women with free poultry business

An international humanitarian agency, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), has empowered 7000 women with free poultry production business in Adamawa and Borno States.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari vows not to rest until peace is restored

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured residents of Borno State of the federal government’s readiness to fight terrorism to the end, telling the military not to give criminals a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House considers 853 bills, 730 motions in two years

The House of Representatives has said it has passed 98 resolutions on security alone in the last two years. It has also considered 853 bills and 730 motions within the period.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari: Insurgents now feeling ferocity of our firepower

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari visits ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari visited the personnel of the Operation Hadin Kai, the theatre of the counter-insurgency war, in Borno on Thursday.
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President Buhari arrives in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to commission some projects executed by the Prof Babagana Zulum administration.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote empowers 20,000 Bauchi women

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has disbursed a whooping N4.3billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country.
The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters yesterday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.

Ten Boko Haram captives freed by ISWAP in northeast Nigeria

Ten people who had been held captive by Islamist militants were freed this week in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, three security sources and two close associates of those released told Reuters.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Governor Zulum: Borno government will not retrench workers

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that his administration will not retrench any civil servant in spite of the current trying moments in the insurgency-wracked state.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Minister: FCTA caters for 26,000 IDPs in Abuja

The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA), says it is catering for about 26,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who for one reason or the other take refuge in the territory.
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NiMet predicts above normal rainfall from June

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation.
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NDLEA seizes Tramadol, Diazepam capsules meant for insurgents

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it seized 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam in Lagos meant for delivery to insurgents in Borno.
The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Sunday said he foresees a massive protest that will shut down Nigeria.

Primate Ayodele: I foresee state of emergency, delayed 2023 election in Nigeria

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned the Nigerian government and President Muhammadu Buhari of a situation that will lead to a state of emergency being declared in Nigeria.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor supports take-off of federal polytechnic with N100 million

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the release of N100 million as a take-off grant for the Federal Polytechnic, Monguno.

What is the endgame in Nigeria’s South-East?

Nigeria has been struggling with insecurity for over a decade. Against reasonable expectations six years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari was voted in, things have worsened.

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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate approves two federal tertiary institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“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.

Robbers attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Armed robbers on Tuesday night attacked commuters who were stuck in traffic on the three-kilometre bridge, popularly known as Long Bridge, linking Lagos State with Ogun.
Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.

Nigerian singer YQ admitted in US hospital

Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos assembly approves governor’s request for N85 billion bond

The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request of ₦ 85 billion special dispensation for bond redemption as well as ₦85 billion for bridge loan for a quarter.
Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses told AFP Wednesday.

Dozens hit in Ethiopia market airstrike in ongoing unrest in the Tigray region

Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses told AFP Wednesday.

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UEFA on Thursday said that France defender Benjamin Pavard did "not lose consciousness" when he fell on his head during his team's Euro 2020 win over Germany.

UEFA: France’s Benjamin Pavard didn’t ‘lose consciousness’

Pavard said he was "a bit knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds" after challenging for the ball with Robin Gosens during France's 1-0 win on Tuesday. But UEFA said the report it received from the French team doctor suggested that was not the case.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

WISTA president: Nigerian women must take advantage of AfCFTA

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria has urged women in the maritime Industry to explore investment opportunities in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which came into full effect in January 2021.
Alieu Kosiah, 46, who was arrested in Switzerland in 2014, was found guilty of multiple atrocities committed during the first of Liberia’s back-to-back civil wars, in which about 250,000 people died between 1989 and 2003.

Court jails ex-Liberian warlord 20 years for war crimes

A former Liberian warlord was jailed for 20 years in Switzerland on Friday, becoming the first person from the country to be convicted of war crimes committed during the bloody conflict there a generation ago.
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Kaduna governor dares NLC to return to state for protest

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dared the the Nigerian Labour Congress to return to Kaduna for protest again.
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attend his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia prepares for tense, long-delayed elections

Ethiopia is preparing for national and regional parliamentary elections on Monday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said will be the country’s first free and fair polls after decades of repressive rule.