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“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Attack on Abia police station: Eight suspects arrested, four killed

The Police Command in Abia has killed four suspects and arrested eight others over the attack on the Abayi Police Station in the early hours of Tuesday in Abia.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor asks federal government to grant state police, resource control to states

As part of efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on federal government to devolve power by granting governors resource control, state police and a decentralised judiciary.

#EndSARS: Delta panel admits video clip of suspect’s confession in evidence

The Delta State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings has admitted in evidence a video clip where a suspected kidnap kingpin, late Anthony Ogbalor aka Dracula, allegedly owned up to his crime.
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Kebbi governor: Cassava cultivation for production of ethanol bio-fuel reaches advanced stage

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says the state has reached an advanced stage in its cultivation of cassava that will serve as the raw materials for the production of ethanol bio-fuel.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta partners World Bank to rescue small businesses

The Delta State Government is partnering the World Bank under the aegis of the Delta Cares Programme (DCP) as part of its efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 on small scale businesses in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Insecurity: Kogi governor’s aide urges responsible use of social media

Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State Governor, Mr. Muhammed Onogwu, has urged residents of the state to deploy social media tools in advancing the cause of the state rather than using such platforms to cause security breaches.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor mourns deceased NUJ chairman

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has expressed shock over the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State Council, Mrs Victoria Asher.

Police commission promotes 20,356 senior police officers

The promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on January 25, 2021 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.

Ohanaeze asks President Buhari to consider Igbo for IGP

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, OGA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointing an Igbo as the next Inspector-General of Police, IGP.

Stakeholders to block states from proposed pension funded infrastructure fund

As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two who disguises as spirits to defraud unsuspecting individuals

Police in Katsina State on Wednesday says it has succeeded in arresting two who disguises as spirits (Aljannu) to defraud unsuspecting individuals of their monies in the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor tests negative for coronavirus again

The Benue State Government on Wednesday said that Gov. Samuel Ortom had again tested negative for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police desert duty posts after three officers killed in Ebonyi

Apparently troubled by the recent attacks meted out on policemen on duty at various divisions in the State, Policemen seem to have deserted their duty posts and their popular checkpoints in Ebonyi State.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: January will be tough – PTF

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that January 2021 would be tough in terms of managing the Covid-19 pandemic due to continued safety violations during the Yuletide.

Coronavirus: Infected FCT health workers rise to 476

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has placed the number of health workers who have so far contracted COVID-19 in the territory at 476.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PSC: Promotion in Police based on availability of vacancies, seniority, merit not ethnical

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has debunked claims by the OHANEZE Ndigbo, that only one Igbo indigene was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police in the recent promotion exercise of the Nigerian police.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Governor Ortom: Sam Nda-Isaiah’s demise painful, shocking

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the death of Leadership Newspaper publisher and Chairman, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is painful and shocking.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos pays over N25 billion as retirement benefits in 18 months

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos State on Thursday said that his administration had paid over N25 billion into the Retirement Savings Account (RSA) of retirees of the state since he came on board 18 months ago.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigerian government inaugurates 16 board members for PENCOM

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated 16 members of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) board to proffer innovative and feasible solutions to the challenges of pension administration in Nigeria.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor approves three new appointments

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Dr Yusif Musa as the Provost RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS), and Saminu Bello as Registrar of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education (SRCOE).

Nigeria police withdraw 60 VIPs, others’ escorts

Following the delay by about 60 prominent Nigerians and corporate entities to release Special Police operatives including Mobile Police personnel and Counter-Terrorism Unit attached to them, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has activated the order for the immediate withdrawal of police personnel.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

Nigeria police chief orders use of lawful force to protect lives, property

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens, including police officers.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara governor: Jangebe schoolgirls not yet released

The students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are still with their captors, the state government has said.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari urged to be ruthless with bandits

Against the backdrop of rising murders and kidnappings in the country, the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to be ruthless with bandits in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS: Why we arrested Kano governor’s ex-aide

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor: Eziukwu cemetery road’ll be recovered under my watch

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that the on-going Eziukwu Cemetery Road which has been abandoned for close to three decades would be fully recovered under his watch.
Fulham picked up another point in their quest for survival but could have taken all three after bossing a goalless draw with a Palace side devoid of inspiration.

Fulham dominate Palace in Selhurst Park stalemate

Fulham picked up another point in their quest for survival but could have taken all three after bossing a goalless draw with a Palace side devoid of inspiration.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Angry Zamfara residents protest abduction of 317 schoolgirls

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village.
FILE PHOTO: Iranian lawmakers attend the opening ceremony of Iran's 11th parliament, practicing social distancing as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, May 27, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iranian lawmakers criticise Tehran’s deal with IAEA on snap inspections

Iranian lawmakers protested on Monday against Tehran’s decision to permit “necessary” monitoring by the U.N. nuclear watchdog for up to three months, saying the move broke a law mandating an end to the agency’s snap inspections this week.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to roll out digital switch over in 31 states

With N9.4 billion paid to stakeholders, including service providers, approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), and with 31 states to cover, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government has no more excuses for not rapidly rolling out the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
Former minister of Aviation and fiery nationalist, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has described popular clergy and prophet in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, Joshua Iginla as a truly remarkable, kind, compassionate, gifted, wise, extraordinary and anointed man of God during his courtesy visit to his 80,000 seater auditorium known as City of Wonders at Kubwa, Abuja.

Former minister Femi Fani-Kayode visits Joshua Iginla

Former minister of Aviation and fiery nationalist, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described popular clergy and prophet in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, Joshua Iginla as a truly remarkable, kind, compassionate, gifted, wise, extraordinary and anointed man of God during his courtesy visit to his 80,000 seater auditorium known as City of Wonders at Kubwa, Abuja.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor denies ‘altercation’ with US immigration

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.