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Group: Attributing killings to Fulani a blackmail

Patron and leader of all Fulani groups in Nigeria, Ibrahim Dangirka, has described those attributing the killings going on in Zamfara, Taraba, Kaduna and Benue states by armed bandits to the Fulani race as blackmailers.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar commends Borno elders for rejecting release of ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the call by the Borno Elders Forum, on President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop the practice of releasing the so called `repentant’ Boko Haram members.

Operation Python Dance: PDP accused of shedding crocodile tears

A Yoruba-based youth group, Progressive Yoruba Youth, on Sunday warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against raising false alarm over the proposed nationwide Operation Python Dance introduced by the Nigerian Army.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed tasks Ibrahim Idris over cultism, criminality spate in Kwara

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday in Offa urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to redouble efforts at ridding Kwara of rising cultism and criminality.

AIG tasks commissioners of police on crime prevention

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, AIG Alkali Usman, has tasked the commissioners of police in the zone to ensure robust and proactive crime prevention during the yuletide.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki donates vehicles to police in Edo

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday boosted the security apparatus of the state as he donated 50 patrol vehicles, 30 hilux and two Armored Personnel Carriers to the Police Command in the state.

Afe Babalola backs agitations for restructuring

An eminent lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, has restated that restructuring of the lopsidedness of Nigerian structures remain the panacea to solving the hydra-headed problems confronting the nation.

Police: Sellers and buyers of fireworks to be prosecuted

The Nigeria Police Force, Edo Command, on Tuesday reiterated the ban on sales of fireworks, also known as knock out and warned that offenders would be prosecuted.
Paul Usoro

N1.4 billion fraud: I won’t quit as NBA president – Paul Usoro

Nigerian Bar Association President Paul Usoro says he will not resign despite the N1.4 billion fraud allegation against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Seriake Dickson: Bad leaders promote cultism, criminality

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has decried the use of privileged positions and access to power to stir up violence and criminality.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

2019: SDP candidate urges Nigerians not to monetize their votes

Precious Elekima, Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Rivers on Monday urged Nigerians not to monetise their rights to vote in 2019 general elections.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ: Amnesty undermining war against insurgency, criminality in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has accused Amnesty International (AI) of allegedly undermining the war against insurgency and criminality in Nigeria, saying the human rights organisation is not interested in lasting peace in the country.

Aliyu Tershaku: Benue government behind my ordeal

Coordinator of the recently disbanded Benue State Livestock Guards, Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku, has accused the Benue State Government of being behind his arrest, stressing that he knew nothing about the allegations against him.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA: Restriction order on activities of scavengers still in force

The Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Ladi Hassan, says the order restricting the activities of scavengers, popularly called `baban bola’ within the city centre is still in force.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF to establish outpost in Kaduna forest to tackle kidnapping, banditry

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Wednesday said it will establish a security outpost in Birni Gwari Forest, Kaduna State in order to tackle the spate of kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality in the area.

FCT commercial motorcyclists deplore robbery attacks on them

Commercial motorcyclists popularly known as `okada` operating in Karu area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the incessant attacks on them by unknown persons.
The All Progressives Congress has taunted Senate President Bukola Saraki over his dismal run for the presidency of Nigeria at the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

APC mocks Bukola Saraki over crashed presidential run

The All Progressives Congress has taunted Senate President Bukola Saraki over his dismal run for the presidency of Nigeria at the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Police arrest 20 suspected cultists

The Cross River Police Command on Monday said it has arrested 20 suspected cultists across the state between August and September, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari pledges to get back all Nigerians abducted by terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Saturday that the Federal Government remained committed to getting back all Nigerians abducted by terrorists.
Abdullahi Dikko

Judge frowns at EFCC’s request to hands off Abdullahi Diko’s ‎case

A Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Justice Binta Nyako, has frowned at the request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hands off the criminal case against a former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Diko, pending before her court.

Atiku Abubakar: I don’t have any rift with Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former vice president and 2019 presidential aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has denied having any rift with his former boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Osun guber: Police, NSCDC assure of adequate security

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) and the Nigeria Police in Osun have assured residents of Osun of security during and after the Saturday governorship election in the state.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC to embark on five day strike, protest in Kaduna over mass sack

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days in protest of the mass sacking of thousands of workers by the state government.

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Former Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara says the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains strong and intact in the state in spite of losing the political leadership of the state.

EFCC quizes ex-Zamfara governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday interrogated former Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Abdulazeez Yari, over his alleged handling of transactions relating the Paris Club Fund refund while he served as chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister says Facebook page hacked after reportedly raining curse on activist

Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his Facebook page was hacked but is now recovered.
Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Kelechi Iheanacho faces biggest challenge to deliver Leicester City FA Cup trophy

Kelechi Iheanacho faces a daunting challenge tomorrow as he hopes to shoot down Southampton in the FA Cup semifinal to move Leicester City a game closer to cup glory.

Femi Falana-backed new movement unveils agenda to liberate Nigeria

A new radical political movement, The Peoples Alternative Political Movement, (TPAP-Movement) has rolled out several socio-political programes to save Nigeria from imminent economic and moral collapse in the hands of what it described as corrupt and visionless elite.

Group to buy JAMB registration forms for 120 indigent candidates in Nsukka

Nsukka Youths General Assembly (NYGA), an umbrella body of youths in Enugu North Senatorial District, has said it will buy Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration forms for 120 indigent candidates free of charge.