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The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Gunmen abduct Oyo assemblyman’s sister, demand N20 million ransom

The younger sister of an Oyo State House of Assembly member representing Egbeda State Constituency, Sunkammi Babalola, has been kidnapped in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said its members were not involved in the attacks on operatives of Lagos State Taskforce on Tuesday and Wednesday in FESTAC and Ikeja, Lagos.

RTEAN: Our members didn’t attack police in Lagos

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said its members were not involved in the attacks on operatives of Lagos State Taskforce on Tuesday and Wednesday in FESTAC and Ikeja, Lagos.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab two brothers over ’employment scam’ in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested two brothers in connection with alleged employment scam in the state Ministry of Health.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest woman over fake report on neighbours

Operatives of the Ogun Police Command have arrested a woman, Rose Joseph, for allegedly being the brains behind a malicious story published on social media about a couple.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

North-Central governors establish quarantine centre for almajiri

North-Central Governor’s Forum said it has estab­lished an isolation center designed to quarantine Al­majiri (kid beggars) from northern parts of the coun­try before being repatriated to their respective states of origin.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Lockdown: Police arrest 100 commercial motorcycle operators in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 100 commercial motorcycle operators for allegedly violating the ban on commercial motorcycle operation in the state.
Mrs. Riskat Alani, a trader, said that the market opened exactly 10 a.m and many people started patronising the sellers since then.

Lockdown: Kwara residents struggle to restock within four hours

Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara capital, on Monday, trooped out in numbers and congested the city as they try to accomplish lots of activities at the same time within the stipulated four hours given by the State Government.
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Gateman tests positive for coronavirus in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has revealed that the latest case of coronavirus in the state is a gatekeeper who recently returned to the state from Lagos.

Tri-cycle, okada riders union grade earth roads in Edo

Commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders under the auspices of Association of Motorcycle and Keke/Bike Union (ANNEWATT) have started grading of earth roads in some parts of Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
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Association chides Lagos over Okada, Keke ban

The national leadership of the Amalgamated Commerical Motorcycle, Tricycle, Owners, Repairer, and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), has chided the Lagos State government for restricting the activities of motorcycles (Okada) and tricycle operators in some parts of the State.
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Insecurity: Ogun Assembly calls for database for Okada riders

In its bid to curtail the attendant security threats occasioned by the recent ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders in Lagos State which resulted in an exodus to Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution calling on the state government through the State Park and Garages Development Board (PAGADEB) to set machineries in motion towards creating a database to regulate all their activities with a view to forestalling any impeding security threat in the State.
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes along CMS ,Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.

Lagos commuters, operators decry tricycle, motorcycle ban, appeal for reversal

Commercial tricycle and motorcycle operators and commuters in Lagos on Monday appealed to the state government to reconsider the ban on “Keke” and “Okada” on major highways and bridges.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

Okada ban: FRSC cautions motorists, commuters against overloading

The Zone RS2 Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) comprising Ogun and Lagos State has advised motorists against overloading following the ban and restriction of commercial motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) in Lagos.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

Okada ban: FRSC cautions motorists against overloading

The Zone RS2 Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) comprising Ogun and Lagos States has advised motorists against overloading following the ban and restriction of commercial motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) in Lagos.

Two dead, one injured as robbers attack residents of Ibadan

Unspecified number of armed robbers violently swooped on residents of Olomi area of Ibadan, in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo state, on Tuesday night, leaving two people dead and one other person seriously injured.

Mob sets ablaze suspected robber in Abuja

Barely three weeks after a mob lynched three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers at Dutsen Alhaji, in Kubwa, Abuja, another suspected robber was killed this morning beside the former Daughter of Charity hospital, A few metres from the Kubwa train station.

Insecurity: Ondo government bans commercial motorcycles on Ore expressway

Commercial motorcycle business popularly called okada, has been banned in Ore by the Ondo State Government, particularly along the Benin-Ore-Ijebu Ode expressway.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan to replace bikes with tricycles on campus

The management of University of Ibadan is set to prohibit activities of commercial motorcycle transport popularly known as “Okada” on campus.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.