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1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC boss gets coronavirus vaccine, encourages personnel to receive jab

Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has encouraged personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he received the AstraZeneca jab.

Four killed in Ebonyi auto crash

Four persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash at the Spera-en-deo junction of the Ogoja-Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway on Monday evening.

Cardinal Onaiyekan, others express concern over insecurity, poverty in Nigeria

A Catholic Cardinal, John Onaiyekan, and other Christian clerics have expressed concern over insecurity in the country, urging political office holders to assist government to tackle the menace.
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DHQ: Security agencies will work together to secure FCT

The Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Preye Fakrogha, has assured residents that security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory will work in synergy to secure the nation’s capital.
25. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun arrests 45 northern youths in Ondo

Tension gripped residents of Okitipupa ,the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, following arrest of no fewer than 45 youths from the Northern part of the country by men of the Ondo State Security Network, the Amotekun.
The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps has dispatched 33 volunteers to Uganda and is set to deploy another 33 to Tanzania by next week, in response to the humanitarian need to cushion the effects of the biting economic downturn resulting from COVID-19.

Nigerian government deploys aid volunteers to needy African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps has dispatched 33 volunteers to Uganda and is set to deploy another 33 to Tanzania by next week, in response to the humanitarian need to cushion the effects of the biting economic downturn resulting from COVID-19.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC boss promises adequate security

Mr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has assured the public of a highly coordinated approach to averting threat of attacks on airport facilities across the country.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC scales up airport security after threats of attack by terrorists

Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, has assured of a highly coordinated approach to avert threats of attack on airports across the country.

FRSC redeploys senior officers, others in massive shakeup

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the redeployment of senior officers and others nationwide for enhanced performance.

FRSC intercepts ‘human trafficker’ in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State on Tuesday intercepted a suspected human trafficker and rescued five suspected victims.
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FRSC: Road accidents claim 51 lives in Edo

The Edo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said no fewer than 51 lives were lost to various Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in the state between January and March 2021.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 114, 934 people across the country between January and March for diverse traffic offences.

FRSC arrests 114, 934 offenders nationwide in Q1

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 114, 934 people across the country between January and March for diverse traffic offences.

Kebbi: NSCDC sets up committee to investigate ‘extortion’

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) says it has set up a five-man committee to investigate alleged N1 million extortion by its staff in Kebbi State.

FRSC records 2,690 accidents nationwide in three months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it recorded 2,690 Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) nationwide between January and March.
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Hisbah, NDLEA collaborate to rid Kano of drug abuse

The Kano State Hisbah Board and the Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have agreed to collaborate to make Kano a drug-free state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ministry seeks amendment to Police Trust Fund

The Ministry of Interior has said that in order to overcome some of the challenges militating against optimal provision of internal security in the country, it has resolved to seek an amendment of the Police Trust Fund Act to encompass other internal security agencies in the country.

Nigerian government approves intervention funds for FRSC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved intervention funds for the renewal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) fleets and formations damaged during the 2020 #EndSARS protests across the country.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Jigawa: NYSC to deploy 90% of corps members to rural schools

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Jigawa, on Monday, says that henceforth, 90 per cent of corps members in the state will be deployed to rural schools.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this at the stakeholders workshop on child road safety strategy for Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

FRSC chief tasks personnel on speedy upload of vehicle information

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged its personnel to sustain the interface with states and local governments to ensure regular and timely upload of vehicle information for enhanced national security.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo: Amotekun arrests herdsmen, 250 cows

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps, on Sunday seized about 250 cows which allegedly destroyed 300-hectare farmland in Ipogun, Ilara Mokin and Owena Dan areas of Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Ondo to auction confiscated cows, prosecute herders

The State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, who spoke at the signing of an agreement for the release of over 250 cows arrested by the corps, said: “We would no longer allow negotiation for compensation for farm crops destroyed by cows, resulting from illegal grazing on people’s farms.

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“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.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
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 commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over security meeting

President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A police officer uses pepper spray against demonstrators as they attempt to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day, during a nationwide "full closure" imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion, in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish police detain hundreds at lockdown May Day marches

Turkish police detained 212 demonstrators after scuffles broke out at May Day marches on Saturday amid a coronavirus-related curfew, according to the Istanbul governor’s office and Reuters witnesses.
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Gunmen abduct Miyetti Allah’s chairman in Kogi

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina, has been abducted.
Pep Guardiola’s father, Valentí Guardiola, has declared his excitement at the prospect of Man City winning the Champions League – and beating Real Madrid in the final.

Champions League: Pep Guardiola’s father predicts Manchester City’s foes in final

Pep Guardiola’s father has declared his excitement at the prospect of Man City winning the Champions League – and beating Real Madrid in the final.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army disowns ‘soldier’ arrested for kidnap, murder of neighbour’s child

A suspect arrested in connection to the kidnap and murder of a neighbor’s child in Kaduna was a dismissed soldiers, the Nigerian Army has clarified.