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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.

DHQ: More terrorists surrender, others arrested in North East

Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have continued to surrender to the Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in the North East.

Ekiti PDP crisis: Segun Oni ignores Ayodele Fayose’s attack, calls for unity, aggressive membership...

Former Governor of Ekiti, Engineer Segun Oni, has played down the recent direct attack on him and his supporters by former Governor Ayo Fayose over their return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Eid: Sokoto governor felicitates with Muslims, salutes health workers

The Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate Eidel Fitri.
However, there is a relationship that helps with understanding and appreciating what real kings stand for. It's the partnership between smartphone giant, itel Mobile, and famous Afro-pop star, Olamide.

A partnership of the Real Kings: Why itel and Olamide are a perfect fit

However, there is a relationship that helps with understanding and appreciating what real kings stand for. It's the partnership between smartphone giant, itel Mobile, and famous Afro-pop star, Olamide.
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Qatar Airways to distribute 100,000 free tickets

Qatar Airways has said it will give away 100,000 free tickets to the front-line healthcare professionals to commend them for their heroic work during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that he’d rather just play in the important games while explaining that he would “choose to follow those who are lucky.”

Louis Saha: Why Cristiano Ronaldo was already a genius at 18

Louis Saha has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo’s dedication and mentality are the driving forces behind his incredibly successful career.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Nigerian troops kill 134 terrorists, nab 16 Informants in Borno

The Defence Headquaters says the Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have eliminated 134 Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested 16 informants in Borno.

Oyo governor hailed over prompt payment of salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Oyo State have applauded Governor Seyi Makinde for ensuring prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements in the state.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus

A Liverpool great, Kenny Dalglish, has tested positive for COVID-19 after he was admitted into a hospital for treatment of an infection, the club has said in a statement which it said was approved by the Dalglish family.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC writes national daily, demands retraction of publication against Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written a litigation threat to the PUNCH (Nig) Limited, publishers of The PUNCH Newspapers, demanding for the retraction of its libellous publication against the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, as well as an unreserved apology over the defamatory publication against Mr. Magu.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Insecurity: Nigeria approves implementation of community policing nationwide

The Federal Government has approved the immediate full implementation of Community Policing strategy nationwide to combat the new trend of insecurity in the land most especially in the Northern parts of the country.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

Asiwaju Tinubu hails VP Osinbajo at 63

The APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has felicitated with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as he clocks 63 on March 8.

President Buhari: Olusegun Obasanjo stood up for democracy in many countries

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday, according to a State House statement by the President’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s security forces underpaid, overstretched

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again waded into the controversy surrounding the right of regions to establish internal security outfits, saying that they were necessary because the nation’s military and paramilitary forces are overstretched and underpaid.
Pauline Tallen

Plateau governor congratulates women affairs minister at 61

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has congratulated the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 61st birthday, acknowledging her contributions to humanity.

Lagos commences payment of N35,000 minimum wage November

Lagos state government has said it will commence payment of the new minimum wage of N35,000 with effect from November.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Nigeria appoints new executive director, chief financial officer

MTN Nigeria Communication PLC on Friday announced the appointment of Modupe Kadri as its new Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Ibrahim Magu

Itse Sagay: Ibrahim Magu deserves to be confirmed as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has made a case for the appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft body.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
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.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.