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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 promotes 19 officers denied promotion for over one decade

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) on Wednesday promoted 19 senior officers that had stagnated on one rank for over ten years.

Group: Over 200 people killed in Benue this year

A group, MINDA Strategic Contact Group (MSCG) has disclosed that over 200 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen between January and April of this year in Benue State.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE trains 26 persons on environmental beautification in Ebonyi

The Federal Government on Wednesday began a three-month training of 26 persons on environment beautification in Ebonyi, as part of its efforts to reduce unemployment in the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Ogun government to partner stakeholders on waste management

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Ogun government to partner stakeholders in the waste management sector to enable the state to achieve a cleaner environment.

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.
After the many delays of this pandemic year, the Oscar nominations are finally here.

Oscars 2021: The complete nominations list

Competing for best picture are “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

NCPC boss wants Benue governor to sponsor more Christians on pilgrimage

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue to sponsor more Christians to embark on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari charges new service chiefs to secure Nigeria in five weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, and the three service chiefs in very plain terms that they have just few weeks to adequately secure the nation.
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.

IGP decorates three newly promoted DIGs

The newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police, Tijani Baba, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, and Moses A. Jitoboh, were Monday decorated with their new ranks.
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP: Police promote 141,391 officers, men in two years

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 141,391 officers and men of the Nigeria Police were promoted from January 2019 to date.
An insurance office incorporated the talisman into its corporate emblem [Andrew Walks-Al Jazeera]

Turkey’s religious authority bans ‘evil-eye’ charms

The state-run religious authority has caused alarm by proclaiming the use of talismans to ward off “the evil eye” prohibited under Islam.
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.

Army Signal Corps gets new commander

Abiodun Owolabi, a major general, on Thursday, assumed duty as the Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos.

FRSC decorates newly promoted officers in Rivers

Seventeen newly promoted officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Rivers Command were decorated on Thursday.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor restates commitment to gender equity

Governor Yahaya Bello said his administration is committed to the elimination of gender inequality in governance, discrimination, and violence against women and girls.
Professor Remi Raii, poet, scholar and former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Prof. Raji: How I recovered from coronavirus

According to the Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, when he had some feverish symptoms on 10 December 2020, he had thought it was a mere “anatomical disturbance that Paracetamol could banish easily overnight.” But little did he know that he had contracted the dreaded coronavirus.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Neymar dismisses New Year party controversy

Neymar laughed off controversy Thursday over reports he was throwing a mega New Year’s party for 500 guests, posting a video online of preparations for what he called a “low-key dinner” with family and friends.

Nigerian Navy: Operatives conniving with oil thieves will face sanctions

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has said that some security personnel were colluding with criminals to sabotage the efforts of the security agencies.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Nigerian Army chief warns new generals against scuttling democracy

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned the newly-promoted generals against coup plots.
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.

#EndSARS: Police chief tasks officers not to shy away from dealing with criminals

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday enjoined police officers across the country not to shy away from dealing with criminal elements in the country.
About 126 officers and men of the Nigerian Corrections Service, Akwa Ibom State command have been promoted to various positions.

126 Corrections officers promoted in Akwa Ibom

About 126 officers and men of the Nigerian Corrections Service, Akwa Ibom State command have been promoted to various positions.

Centre introduces measures to check unemployment,restiveness in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Technology, Innovation and Skills Acquisition Centre says it has evolved measures to reduce unemployment and restiveness in the state.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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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: Only home-grown approach can tackle insecurity in Nigeria

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stressed the need to adopt a home grown approach in solving the problem of insecurity rocking the country, saying, crime is a local issue that should be addressed with a large dose of home-grown content.
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.
VAR was a huge topic of debate throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season. The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.

Premier League confirm major change to VAR and offside calls for next season

The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.
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ASUP suspends two months’ strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended its two-month-old nationwide strike.
Russia on Tuesday sent a letter of complaint to Uefa over Ukraine’s “political” Euro 2020 kit that features the outline of Moscow-annexed Crimea and is emblazoned with popular patriotic chants.

Euro 2020: Russia drag Ukraine to UEFA court over ‘political’ kit

Russia on Tuesday sent a letter of complaint to Uefa over Ukraine’s “political” Euro 2020 kit that features the outline of Moscow-annexed Crimea and is emblazoned with popular patriotic chants.