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A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa’s post-independence history.

Former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore charged in predecessor Thomas Sankara’s murder

A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa’s post-independence history.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

Why Nigerian minister engaged Boko Haram leader in a debate – lawyer

Michael Numa, counsel for Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has explained that the minister, many years ago, engaged the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf in a public debate “to challenge his (Yusuf’s) doctrinal teachings as being entirely antithesis to Islamic doctrine”.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: I’ve been preaching against Boko Haram for 15 years

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has debunked reports alleging that the United States placed him on a ‘terror watch list’ for alleged ties with the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kano: Police nab supplier of hard drugs, over 60 motorcycles to bandits

“Investigation revealed that, so far, the suspect has delivered more than 60 motorcycles to the bandits in Zamfara. He has been charged to court,” said a statement on Sunday by the spokesperson for the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who indicated that the suspects were arrested at different times and locations in various raids conducted under Operation Puff Adder.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano: Police arrest 154 suspects for armed robbery, others

The Police Command in Kano State says it arrested 154 suspects for armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

Northern governors task acting IGP on proactive security measures

The Northern Governors Forum has urged the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to take very proactive measures in tackling all form of criminalities in the country.
An unidentified prisoner sits on the ground inside the compound of the prison in Bauchi, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. (AP - George Osodi)

NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

The Nigerian Correction Service has said the attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi State Command on Friday, April 9, 2021, emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre for the use of inmates.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi police arrest 30 suspected robbers, kidnappers, cattle rustlers

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects in connection with various criminal activities ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and phone snatching.
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: Why we conducted joint operations in Akwa Ibom community

The army headquarters in Abuja, has confirmed that it conducted a clearance operations alongside other security agencies at Ntak Ikot Akpan in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State to flush out the miscreants and criminals who have been terrorizing law abiding citizens from going about their legitimate businesses.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

EFCC boss tasks staff on core values in tackling graft

Executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has charged staff of the commission to adhere to the virtues of courage, integrity and professionalism, which are the core values of the commission, in tackling economic and financial crimes.
Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Igbo group: President Buhari the main reason Nigeria unsafe

An Igbo group has heaped all the blame for the security crisis in Nigeria on President Muhammad Buhari, saying his policy of sectionalism, nepotism , aloofness and support for killer herdsmen bred the crisis.

Northern leaders urged to support military to end insecurity

A group under the aegis of Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF), has urged political leaders in the region to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in tackling the security challenges by providing policies and programmes that will stop the youths adventure into different forms of criminality.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: We’ll take fight against corruption to next level

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said he would take fight against corruption to the next level.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Violent herdsmen entering Osun – group

A socio-cultural group in Osun State, Kiriji Heritage Defenders has alerted security agencies in the state to the influx of violent Fulani herdsmen into some parts of the state.
Four bandits terrorising Katsina State have denounced their trade and surrendered 26 Ak-49 and Ak-47 riffles, 109 general purpose machine guns, 94 7.62mm live ammunition and 45 rustled cows to the police in the state.

Four hoodlums denounce banditry, surrender 26 riffles in Katsina

Four bandits terrorising Katsina State have denounced their trade and surrendered 26 Ak-49 and Ak-47 riffles, 109 general purpose machine guns, 94 7.62mm live ammunition and 45 rustled cows to the police in the state.

Lawyer decries increase in abuse of minors

A Legal practitioner, Mr Isaiah Ode, has decried the rising incidents of defilement, as well as other forms of abuse of minors in the country.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army explains joint operation in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Army yesterday explained that the operation of a combined team of military and security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a simple clearance operation to flush out criminals in the area..

Nigerian governors disagree on need for regional outfits

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and his colleagues in the South-South, yesterday, disagreed over the need to set up regional security structures to checkmate the rising wave of insecurity in the country.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday told the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, that the challenges before him would test his mettle, adding that the organisation he was leading itself faced several challenges.

Acting IGP promises professional, responsible leadership

The Acting Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has promised to provide professional and responsible leadership in the affairs of the Nigeria Police.
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Nigeria loses N45 billion, jobs to ban on new SIM cards

Since the suspension of new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card sales and registration by telecom operators on December 9, 2021, the country has been recording its negative impact on socio-economic activities as over N45 billion might have so far been lost.

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Enugu Rangers forward Godwin Aguda has stated that there is no time to brood over the Flying Antelopes 3-0 defeat to Rivers United in their final outstanding game hence the swift shift in focus to the next game away to Enyimba on Sunday.

Enugu Rangers squad members commence one-week-break

Management of Rangers International F.C, the ‘Flying Antelopes’, ably led by Prince Davidson Owumi has approved a one-week-break for players of the club with effect from Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Why governors are holding back on financial autonomy for judiciary

The Governor said this while speaking to with newsmen on the ongoing strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) who are protesting the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the nation’s judiciary.

Why NLNG vessels are not flagged in Nigeria – shipping firm

The management of the NLNG Ship Management Limited, NSML, the shipping arm of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, has given reason for putting its vessels in the Bermudian Ship Registry instead of the Nigerian Ship Registry.
Popular Nigerian television presenter, Rachel Bakam, has passes on.

Popular TV presenter passes on in Abuja

Popular Nigerian television presenter, Rachel Bakam, has passes on
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe unemployment registration opens for NCE, diploma holders

In continuation of his commitment to tackling youth unemployment, create jobs and harness the vast potentials of youths towards productive activities, Governor Muhammadu Yahya has directed the commencement of registration of holders of National Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

EFCC boss tasks staff on core values in tackling graft

Executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has charged staff of the commission to adhere to the virtues of courage, integrity and professionalism, which are the core values of the commission, in tackling economic and financial crimes.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Robbers kill two guards in Ondo

Two security guards working at A.A. Rano filling station, Customs Junction, Ondo Road, Akure, were on Sunday found dead following an attack by armed robbers.

Kano resident doctors suspend strike

The president, Association of Resident Doctors, Dala Orthopedic Chapter, Buba Ibrahim Babangida on Tuesday confirmed that its members have suspended their strike action, trusting that the MoU signed with the Federal Government will be fulfilled.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook loophole allowing politicians to fake support, criticize opponents

“There is a lot of harm being done on Facebook that is not being responded to because it is not considered enough of a PR risk to Facebook,” Zhang told The Guardian. “The cost isn’t borne by Facebook. It’s borne by the broader world as a whole.”
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army explains joint operation in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Army yesterday explained that the operation of a combined team of military and security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a simple clearance operation to flush out criminals in the area..