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US actress jailed for bribing to boost daughter’s exam score

The actor Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 (N5.4 million)) to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected parents.

Army chief urges Nigerians to stop glorifying Boko Haram, bandits

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has called on Nigerians to stop glorifying and giving undue publicity to criminals and terrorists through social media and propaganda.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Nigerian troops neutralise three terrorists in Borno

Troops have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists during a clearance operation in Kirawa area of Borno State, the Army said on Thursday.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

FUOYE investigates attack on Ekiti governor’s wife

The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has constituted a panel to unravel the circumstances leading to Tuesday’s protest by students and the attack on Ekiti governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi.

Shell loses N73 billion yearly to oil thieves

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture says it loses about N202 million daily in revenue to activities of criminals in the Niger Delta. This translates to a yearly loss of N73.7billion.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7.

Police: Gunmen in military uniform kidnap six persons on Kaduna-Abuja highway

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

House of Reps: We’ll fund xenophobic victims’ suit against South Africa

In response to the losses incurred by Nigerians, the House of Representatives has said it will approve funds for victims of the attacks who wish to take legal action against the country.

Police officers rob businessman of N200,000

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.” That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP: Insecurity‘ll soon end in South West

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured that kidnapping, killings and other forms of insecurity currently being perpetrated in the South West geo-political zone will soon end.
Amnesty International has condemned the escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa.

Xenophobia: Amnesty condemns attacks in South Africa

Amnesty International has condemned the escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa.
Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Bobby J. Moroe

Federal government summons South African envoy over xenophobic attacks

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Nigerians have accepted insecurity as part of life

It has become obvious to most Nigerians that criminals have overwhelmed the Nigerian security architecture. A number of things happened last week to make this message stronger. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State met with representatives of the bandits in his state.
Bangladesh ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps.

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

No hiding place for criminals in Kano – governor

No hiding place for criminals in Kano State, they are on the run sequel to obvious fact of being caught and arrested by security in my state says Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

NSCDC promotes 109 personnel in Nasarawa

Malam Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, Nasarawa state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday decorated 109 officers and men recently promoted in the state.

Stakeholders spell out dos, don’t in fresh four-year roadmap to new minister

On August 21, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Mr. Hadi Sirika, as the substantive Minister of Aviation. In Buhari’s first four year tenure as President, Hadi Sirika served as a Minister of State for Aviation, a designation that made him to report directly to the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

‘Kidnapper’ killed on Kaduna-Zaria highway

Police on routine patrol in the early hours of Sunday killed a suspected kidnapper as they were set to block the major highway.

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Tanko Yakasai: Lawan Dambazau an exceptional politician

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Florentino Perez: Real Madrid must recover hunger for ‘Madridistas’ to dream

Real Madrid's supporters will only be able to dream about new titles and trophies once the club meet the demands placed on themselves to succeed again, according to club president Florentino Perez.
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David Alaba to miss Champions League clash with thigh injury

Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba is set to miss out on Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade after picking up a thigh injury, the club confirmed Sunday.

Group asks court to order President Buhari to appoint NDDC chairman from Delta

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Community Watch of Nigeria (CWN), has prayed a Federal High Court for an order restraining Federal Government from appointing any other person representing any state of the Niger-Delta other than from Delta as Chairman of Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).