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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

President Buhari directs security chiefs to recover areas being occupied by criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the nation’s security chiefs to recover all areas being occupied by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers across the country.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

18 killed as dozens of bandits neutralised in Kaduna

Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, on Saturday said nine persons lost their lives in a counter killing in Southern Kaduna.

Bandits kill 18 in Kaduna

Security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas occurring over the last 48 hours.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.

Apapa Traffic: NPA to impound trucks not registered on Eto app

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said that trucks not registered on Eto, the electronic truck-call up app recently introduced by the Authority, by Feburary 27, will not have access to the ports.
Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria.

Orlu: 20 IPOB members arrested as Army confirms killing of four soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria.
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Afreximbank, AAAM to drive automotive investment

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and promotion of the automotive industry in Africa.
Members of the Italian Coast Guard throw buoyancy aid during a rescue operation after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, February 20, 2021 in this still image taken from video. Guardia Costiera-Handout via REUTERS

Italian authorities rescue 45 migrants after ship capsizes

The Italian Coast Guard said on Saturday it had rescued 45 migrants after their ship capsized 15 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

IPOB: Nigerian Armed Forces waging war against Ndigbo

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Nigerian Armed Forces of waging a war against Ndigbo under the guise of hunting for members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN.

Afreximbank, AAAM to fund automotive industry in Africa

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and promotion of the automotive industry in Africa.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi to establish oil and gas academy

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Wednesday, signed into law, a bill establishing the Bauchi state Oil and Gas Academy, Alkaleri, and two other bills.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Oyo Amotekun chief declares Ibarapaland safe for famers, villagers

The Commandant of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd) has declared that Ibarapaland is safe and free of killer herdsmen and kidnappers.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos government clears air on controversial Opebi land tussle

Lagos State Government said that the Committee of Inquiry set up to look into the complaint of a lawyer, Monday Ubani, published on social media on December 31, 2020, in respect of land situated at 1, Folorunsho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, has submitted its final report, absolving government of any complicity in the land tussle.
The Edo State Project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Dr. Tom Obaseki, who disclosed this in Benin City noted that the project would be financed by the World Bank.

Edo, NEWMAP to acquire hydromet flood early warning system

Determined to tackle the perennial problem of flooding in Edo State during the rainy season, the state government has finalised a plan for the procurement and installation of hydromet flood early warning system, automatic and manual weather stations and DCP-Data collection platform for river gauging throughout the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, has been nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from 8 March – 30 July 2021).

President Buhari’s ADC to attend promotional course in Santiago

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, has been nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from 8 March – 30 July 2021).
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau primary schools to resume on February 1

The Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has announced Feb. 1 as resumption date for academic activities in all public primary schools in the state.

Don: Violence in North-east caused by government neglect

Patricia Donli, a professor at the University of Maiduguri, says the insurgency in the north-east is caused by government neglect.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA unveils programme to keep Nigerian players, others safe

FIFA has unveiled a programme to educate Nigeria Football Federation and other member associations about how to properly handle player harassment and abuse.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police to arraign businessman over alleged $490,000 fraud

Justice Sherifat Solebo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court has fixed March 4 for arraignment of a businessman, Oladapo Olagundoye, and his company Morobone Nig. Ltd. over alleged $490,000 fraud.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Kano singer appeals against retrial for ‘blasphemy’

Kano musician, Yayaha Aminu-Sharif, who was recently freed of death penalty passed on him for blasphemy, has filed an appeal against a retrial for the same offence.
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: Delaying passage of PIB will cost Nigeria economic losses

Lawan stated this on Monday while delivering his remarks at a two-day public hearing on PIB organised by the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum Sector (Downstream); Petroleum Resources (Upstream); and Gas.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chief orders state commanders to mop up illicit drugs in Nigeria

The Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has given commanders of the agency in all the states of the federation and special commands marching orders to mop up illicit drugs across the country.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor advocates stiffer penalty for bandits, kidnappers

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for stiffer penalty for those found guilty of banditry, kidnapping and their informants.

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Kano Hisbah moves against street hawking, begins arrest soon

Kano State Hisbah Command has begun awareness against street begging in Kano metropolis, ahead of evacuation of hawkers, to curb immorality and instill sanity.
A member of the House of Representatives, Yuguda Hassan-Kila, is dead.

House of Reps member Yuguda Hassan-Kila passes on

A media aide to Jigawa governor, Auwal Sankara, confirmed the death of the federal lawmaker to newsmen. He said he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday.
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.

Ondo governor promises more dividends of democracy during second term

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he will give more dividends of democracy to the people of the state during his second term in office.
Crystal Palace left back Patrick van Aanholt was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram following Wednesday’s Premier League draw at home to Manchester United.

Crystal Palace defender racially abused on Instagram

Crystal Palace left back Patrick van Aanholt was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram following Wednesday’s Premier League draw at home to Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.

Pep Guardiola: West Brom draw catalyst for Manchester City’s winning streak

Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Banking industry report shows mixed development

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, staff report has indicated that the banking industry ended 2020 in a mixed performance. But members of the apex bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, its highest policy body, have indicated that the industry remained resilient and sound despite some negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic during the year.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

2021 U-17 AFCON: Victor Ikpeba upbeat about Golden Eaglets chances

Former Super Eagles forward Victor Ikpeba says the Golden Eaglets will be the team to beat at the U-17 Africa Nations Cup in Morocco.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to supply healthcare materials with drones

Cross River Health Insurance Agency plans to use drones to deliver health materials to rural areas, the Director-General, Mr Godwin Iyala, said in Calabar on Monday.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, Britain, March 5, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA empowers people living with disabilities with ICT training

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.