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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm release of kidnapped father of Bwari council chair, 2 others

The Police on Monday in Abuja confirmed the release of Mr John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, Mr John Gabaya, and two others who were kidnapped on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Businessman in court for ‘N6 million visa scam’

A 53-year-old businessman, Akande Richard, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged defrauding an applicant of N6 million for a U.S. visa.
Governors of the South-east states yesterday pledged to work with the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Prof. George Obiozor.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo faction asks court to restrain Prof. Obiozor from parading self as president

The Uche Okwukwu-led faction of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari Abuja to restrain Professor George Obiozor, who was elected to succeed the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo from parading himself as the President General of the apex Igbo socio-political association.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister approves use of 20 centres for NIN enrolment in FCT

Communications and Digital Economy Minister Isah Ali Pantami, on Saturday approved the activation of 20 NIN enrolment centres within the FCT, to make the process easier, beginning from tomorrow, Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Abuja, said.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Nigerian government orders immediate closure of enrolment activities at NIMC HQ

The Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and the reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021.
Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari Area Council say they patronise the clothes not only because of its affordability but also for the upgraded standard.

Abuja residents: Why we buy ‘second hand’ clothes

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari Area Council say they patronise the clothes not only because of its affordability but also for the upgraded standard.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates WASH facilities to schools amidst coronavirus second wave

Amidst the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) has donated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to schools in Federal Capital Territory.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Court orders Immigration service to release couple’s passports

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari, has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service to release, within seven days, two Nigerian passports seized from Mr. and Mrs. Udoh Anietie Udoeyen since 2018, the Applicants before the Court.
The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgment of Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualifying senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just-concluded Bayelsa governorship election.

Forgery: Abuja court quashes suit against Bayelsa APC Senator

A Federal Capital Territory FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has dismissed a suit filed by Godsgift Eriaye of the Bayelsa Integrity Group against Sen. Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi Eremieyo representing Bayelsa East, to the effect that the latter forged his academic qualifications and documents.
The Minister of Women Affairs and co-chair of the project, Pauline Tallen said key stakeholders had been working towards a common goal of reaching the down trodden vulnerable women and households in 15 selected high burden

Nigeria’s sexual assault cases under-reported – minister

Many cases of sexual assault are under-reported, and most times the cases are poorly prosecuted due to lack of evidence to prove rape, the minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has said.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate moves to make law schools beneficiaries of education tax fund

The Senate has begun moves to ensure that all the Nigerian Law Schools are beneficiaries of Education tax funds with the amendment of Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2007.
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will renew hostilities in London this evening as Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to take on Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho bring the spirit of El Clasico to Premier League

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will renew hostilities in London this evening as Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to take on Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Rotary Club donates menstrual hygiene sanitary towels to women in FCT

The Rotary Club of Nigeria on Saturday carried out free primary healthcare services and donated 48 cartons of menstrual hygiene sanitary towels to women in the FCT.

WFP begins distribution of food, cash in Abuja

The initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, was to cushion the COVID-19 effect on the residents.

Man in court for ‘beating’ liquor trader, son

The Police on Thursday in Abuja, arraigned a 32-year-old business man, George Istifanus, at the Dutse Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly beating up a liquor trader and her son.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Panel asks police to explain alleged abduction, disappearance of sick boy in Abuja

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Tuesday asked the Police to get ready and respond to the case of alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of a young boy, Elijah Tanko of Bwari Area Council of FCT.

FCTA to spend N45 billion on 2021 national priority capital projects

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to spend the sum of N45, 527, 118,338 (Forty Five Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Seven Million, One Hundred and Eighteen Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty Eight Naira) for its 2021 National Priority Capital projects.

FCTA upgrades facilities, furniture in public schools in Bwari

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has upgraded facilities and provided furniture in Senior Secondary Schools in the FCT.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Power

Abuja Disco explains poor supply in Kubwa, Bwari, other areas

According to a statement by Oyebode Fadipe, the Public Relations Officer of AEDC, districts most affected include Kubwa, Diedie, Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Dutse, Dawaki, 3rd Avenue, 69 Road, 64 Road, 62 Road, Gwarinpa, Sunshine Estate, Map Global Estate, I pent Estate, Queens Estate.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

AEDC/TCN working to restore normal power supply to parts of FCT – official

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it is working with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore normal power supply to parts of FCT.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.

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Gantz: Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad

Israel is to put on hold its program to send COVID-19 vaccines abroad amid legal scrutiny, Israeli news media reports said on Thursday following criticism at home and abroad of what has been called ‘vaccine diplomacy’.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Dimitar Berbatov warns Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire not to relax

The 17-year-old came off the bench to make his senior debut against Newcastle at the weekend, playing the final minutes in what he described as a “dream come true”.
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as 'the best player in history'.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Brazil legend Ronaldo ‘the best player in history’

Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the World Cup winner ahead of Milan's Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, while putting him ahead of modern-day greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time list of top players.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra introduces coronavirus mobile testing

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, said on Thursday that the government, through its Ministry of Health, has introduced more aggressive measures, including mobile testing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV-AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said on Thursday.

Cameroon police arrest ‘suspected homosexuals’ at AIDS centre

Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV/AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said on Thursday.

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EFCC arraigns Bestworth’s director for ‘misappropriation of N10.2 billion’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned a director of the defunct Abiodun Hassan before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court, Apo, for alleged misappropriation of over N10.2billion.

Nearly 5,000 people displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence arrive Benin Republic

Nearly 5,000 people, displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou, PANA learned on Saturday from sources close to the authorities of the commune.
In a chat with newsmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, Secretary to the Niger State Government, said discussion with the bandits is ongoing.

Niger government speaks on delay in rescue of Kagara victims

The Niger State Government says it cannot dictate to the gunmen who abducted students and staff of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi has received his first Premier League red card after blocking a possible goal with his hand against Burnley.

Super Eagles defender sees red after blocking goal opportunity with hand

West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi has received his first Premier League red card after blocking a possible goal with his hand against Burnley.
1. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Manchester United struggling to manage public image of Shola Shoretire, others

The Manchester Evening News reports United, known for denying access to players at senior and junior level for decades, have been powerless to prevent some of their brightest young things – Shola Shoretire among them – from conducting interviews with Instagrammers.