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1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Nigerian government urged to arrest sponsors of terrorism, secessionist agitators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has urged the Federal Government to fast track naming and the arrest of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.

Serial killers nabbed in Osun reveal shallow graves they buried their victims in Benue

Two suspected notorious criminals who abduct, kill and bury their victims in shallow graves have been apprehended by the police in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

APC calls for postponement of Oyo council election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State has called for the postponement of the May 22, LG election in the state.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

NBC fines Channels TV, inspiration FM N5 million each for broadcast code infractions

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos to pay a fine N5 million each for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos Assembly suspends three council chairmen for ‘disobedience’

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

House mandates IGP to take over Iniubong Umoren’s rape, murder case

House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alkali Baba, immediately commission and take over the investigation and prosecution of the suspect’s killers or Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren in Akwa Ibom State.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay $200,000 to ex-NAF woman ‘raped, illegally dismissed’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice on Friday in Abuja ordered the Nigerian government to pay $200,000 in damages to an ex-air force woman who was illegally dismissed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) after being allegedly raped by a superior officer.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Group laud CBN’s sack of First Bank directors

The Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Council has lauded the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, over the apex bank’s decision to sack some key board members of First Bank Nigeria (FBN) and First Bank of Nigeria Holding Plc.
The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.

Ransomware task force unveils broad manifesto for fighting back

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.
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Benue speaker condemns attack on IDPs camp

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Titus Uba, has criticised the attack on Abagena Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Makurdi by suspected bandit.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) has generated $114 billion in revenues over the years, $9 billion in taxes, $18 billion in dividends to the Federal Government and $15 billion in feed gas purchase.

President Buhari urged to honour international conventions on corruption

Groups involved in the fight against corruption have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honour international obligations on corruption so as to strengthen the various anti-corruption laws and improve the capacity for citizen participation.

FCT: VIO task team impounds 30 motorcycles, 20 vehicles, 5 tricycles

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) directorate of Road Traffic Services task team has impounded 30 motorcycles, 20 vehicles and 5 tricycles during the second wave of intensive raid on illegal motor parks and garages in the nation’s capital city.
The suspects are to be transferred to the state CIID for discreet investigation as ordered by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.

Police dismiss three officers who extorted N150,000 from LASU student at gunpoint

Ogun State Police Command, Tuesday, dismissed three police officers who extorted N150,000 from a student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Sheriff Adedigba, through the Point of Purchase, PoS machine.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos Assembly adopts cooperative society bill 2020

The Lagos State House of Assembly has adopted a report of its Committee on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative on the amendment of the Cooperative Society Bill – 2020.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China and Taiwan’s arms build-up

Taiwan’s mass production of a long-range missile last month as part of the plan to modernise its military has once again underscored how large and real the Chinese threat of annexation of the island nation has become.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

SANs, PDP chieftain warn Zamfara governor against planned defection

Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have warned Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State, over his alleged plans to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor: 10,000 Nigerian boys and girls still held by Boko Haram

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Thursday disclosed that over 10,000 Nigerian boys and girls are still being held by Boko Haram and indoctrinated with militant fundamentalism.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrest three smugglers, intercept contrabands worth N786 million

Officers and Men attached to the Zone ‘B’ Strike Force Team of the Nigeria Customs Service have arrested three smugglers and intercepted contraband with a duty paid value of N786,911,648 across the northern region.

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.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Igbo women group decries state of security

The group, in a statement by its Executive Secretary, Aku Eze, lamented that the region in recent months had witnessed a spate of mass slaughter of people, murder of security personnel, banditry, jail breaks, forced occupation of farmlands and rape of women.
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

Bayelsa reads riot act to promoters of communal crisis

The Bayelsa State Government has restated its determination to deal decisively with any individual or group found culpable of fomenting trouble in communities in a quest for superiority.

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The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba who received the family in his office in Owerri, described her death as a ‘huge loss’.

Imo government condoles with family of student killed by stray bullet

Imo Government on Wednesday condoled with the family of Miss Divine Nwaneri, a first-year student of the Imo State University, who was killed by a stray bullet on April 24.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

Plateau governor mourns ex-CDS Dogonyaro

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Joshua Dogonyaro, at the age of 80.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov to reach quarter-finals

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj set to unveil new female signee

Popular Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, fondly known as D’banj, has revealed plans to unveil a new female signee to his record label, DB records.

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PDP salutes Senator Ekweremadu at 59

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated a former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremmadu, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, describing as an exceptionally patriotic Nigerian.
Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

Italian Open: Serena Williams crashes out on her 1000th career game

Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.

Islamic council urges Muslims to Look for Shawwal moon Tuesday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

House member urges Nigerian government to decentralise police

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.