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ICMC: Only dialogue can solve farmers-herdsmen clashes

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria) has said that the only solution to the farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes in some communities in Nigeria is dialogue and alternative dispute resolution.

Suspected bandits kill 10 in Katsina in reprisal attack

Suspected bandits have killed 10 people and injured five others in a reprisal attack carried out by a group of bandits in Kirtawa village of Safana LGA of Katsina state.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 5

In Pictures: President Buhari hails VP Osinbajo, urges him to remain exemplary

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside service chiefs and an FCT delegation, who paid him the traditional Sallah homage.

Governor Masari: We recovered 32,672 animals from rustlers

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Monday says the dialogue method adopted by the state government between herders and farmers had resulted in the recovery of over 32,672 animals from rustlers from 2015 to date.
Buba Marwa

Drug abuse: Committee to submit report soon – General Marwa

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), has disclosed that the committee will soon transmit its report to the Presidency.

Governor Ortom announces crackdown on criminals in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has announced a state-wide crackdown on criminals, particularly targeted at kidnappers and cultists.

Benue government to crack down on criminals

It would be recalled that the state had witnessed the rising spate of insecurity occasioned by the activities of armed bandits, cultists, kidnappers and armed robbers.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN students decry paying N50 to safeguard their bags

Barely a week after the start of the first semester examinations in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), the students in the Minna Study Center have decried having to pay to safeguard their bags when they write examination.
NSCDC

One killed as civil defence officer opens fire in Lagos

One person was killed Tuesday in yet another case of ‘accidental discharge’ by a Nigerian security officer.

Fuel tanker rams into bus in Anambra, kills two

A tanker laden with petrol on Wednesday allegedly failed brake and rammed into a bus at Immigration Junction, Awka, on the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, killing two persons and leaving several others injured.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.

Elections: Low turnout of voters in Bwari, Zuba

Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.
Alhassan Yakmut

Alhassan Yakmut appointed 12th All Africa Games chief de mission

A former Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Alhassan Yakmut, has been appointed Team Nigeria’s Chief de Mission to the 12th Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco later in the year.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Election: No security breach in FCT – IGP Adamu

The Presidential and National Assembly elections took place in the FCT on Saturday without report of security breach.

CP: Police will apply law against ballot box snatchers

The police commissioner in Adamawa State, Audu Madaki, has said his men will follow the dictates of the Electoral Act in handling election-related offences that may arise this weekend.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest lawmaker’s brother, two others, for unlawful possession of arms

The police in Delta state says it has arrested three, including a younger brother to the lawmaker representing Udu constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Uviejitobor, for alleged possession of arms.

Police order vigilante groups to steer clear elections

Delta State Police Command has ordered community vigilante groups and other volunteer security organisations to steer clear election venues and related affairs.
Beni Lar

Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.

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Police nab two for kidnapping, killing eight-year old girl

Two suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Kano State Police Command for kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl, Aisha Umar.

Timi Frank asks Senate to reject 70% of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the ministerial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate as a big disappointment to Nigeria and its citizens.
Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: NFF must arrange refresher courses for Nigeria coaches

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that the only way he could embark on the refresher course with Bayern Munich is if the Nigeria Football Federation outlines the refresher programmes for local coaches.

Man ‘connives’ with mum, two others to kill UK-based lover

Emmanuel Anikwe, the 27-year-old lover of Alexia Thomas, a 47-year-old United Kingdom-based professor, was yesterday, brought before an Ogba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, for allegedly poisoning the professor.
President Buhari at the event

Female politicians fault Buhari’s ministerial list of seven women

The low representation of women in political office in Nigeria is set to continue with the next set of ministers.