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Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

IGP, police commanders brainstorm on fresh strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House condemn Imo multiple attacks

The House of Representatives has condemned Monday’s invasion of the Owerri custodial center and police formations in Imo State.
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DSS alerted Imo governor, police three times before attacks – ex-director

A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has said the secret police alerted the Nigeria Police Force and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, at least three times before Monday attacks in the state.

Ondo court sentences two to life imprisonment over kidnap of poly lecturer

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital has sentenced two men to life imprisonment for kidnapping a lecturer of the state government owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies torturing President Buhari’s driver to death

The Department of State Services has denied torturing Sai’du Afaka, the President’s official driver, to death
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

67 Security agents killed in Southeast, South-South in 3 months

No fewer than 67 security agents, comprising the police, Navy and prison wardens, have been killed by gunmen in the South East and South South since December last year.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Group rejects gold for arms use of Zamfara aircraft

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Development, has described as hoax and lie from the pit of hell, the allegations that Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle, was using an aircraft to take out gold and bring in arms and ammunitions for bandits.

US accuses Nigeria of significant human rights abuses

The United States has accusesd Nigeria of significant human rights abuses in its latest ‘’Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2020’’, released Wednesday by the Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour.

Malabu oil deal: Ijaw youths ask Nigerian government to apologise to Dan Etete

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has urged the federal government to apologise to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Dan Etete for wrongly accusing him of bribery and fraud in the Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245 deal
Amaju Pinnick

NFF boss lauds Lagos governor, minister’s support on Alex Iwobi’s coronavirus ‘palava’

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has expressed his gratitude to the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, for their support to rescue Super Eagles during Alex Iwobi’s out of the Covid-19 issue.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a security meeting at the Executive Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari chairs security meeting ahead of London medical trip

In attendance are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Major-General, Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd); Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd).
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Anambra governor stops Nawfia Igweship election

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has halted a purported election in Nawfia community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, allegedly planned to elect a successor to Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki: Attempt to forcefully remove me darkest moment in our democratic journey

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the failed attempt to remove him as President of the eighth senate as the darkest moment in Nigeria’s democratic journey. Saraki stated this last week in Uyo in his speech as guest speaker at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Retreat.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor suspends another monarch over communal crisis

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has ordered the immediate suspension of a paramount ruler, Zaki Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar, from office to pave way for investigation into his role in the crisis at Mbatyough, Mbagen Council Ward of Buruku Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

Nigerian government tenders foreign currency in ‘money laundering’ trial of ex-NAF chief

The Federal Government, on Thursday, tendered before the Federal High Court, Abuja, different currencies of dollars stashed in three bags as evidence in the money laundering charge against Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd.)

Labour issues 7-day strike notice to APM Terminals over ‘replacement of Nigerians with foreign...

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of APM Terminals, the largest cargo terminals in Africa, to rescind the sack of Nigerian workers and their replacement with foreigners or face industrial unrest.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Lawyer demands immediate release of 26 Bureau de Change operators arrested by DSS

Counsel in Ricky Tarfa & Co, Mr. Rilwan Idris, has demanded the immediate release of 26 members of the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), North-west Chapter arrested on 9th of March by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate confirms Wakil Bukar as federal civil service commissioner

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Wakil Bukar by President Muhammadu Buhari as Commissioner for the Federal Civil Service Commission.

Primate Ayodele issues strong warnings to African presidents

The prophecy follows the death of former Tanzanian President, John Magufuli who was pronounced dead after an Illness, paving the way for Samia Suluhu-Hassan his vice to be sworn-in as the new President of the country.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

DSS: We will provide security for NYSC members in Anambra

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Anambra state has pledged to fortify security around the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) locations across the state
Police Operatives in Delta State yesterday apprehended a 43-year-old Uduophori Emesiri, suspected to be a kidnapping and armed robbery ringleader terrorizing Delta and neighbouring States.

Kidnap kingpin, fake DSS operative nabbed in Delta

Police Operatives in Delta State yesterday apprehended a 43-year-old Uduophori Emesiri, suspected to be a kidnapping and armed robbery ringleader terrorizing Delta and neighbouring States.

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Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.

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Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish League football match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Barca edge closer to Atletico after late Ousmane Dembele winner vs Valladolid

Ousmane Dembele volleyed in a 90th-minute winner against Real Valladolid on Monday to fire Barcelona to within a point of Atletico Madrid ahead of next weekend’s Clasico in La Liga.
Samia Suluhu Hassan is sworn in as the new president of Tanzania. Reuters-Stringer-Gallo Images

Tanzania’s new president prioritises coronavirus

Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday that her government would form a committee for scientific research into Covid-19, in a departure from the pandemic-sceptic policies of her predecessor John Magufuli who died last month.
The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus on the challenges facing rural and vulnerable women.

Group urges new NCWD chief to focus on rural women

The Co-conveners of African Women Conference have called on Dr Asabe Bashir, the new Director-General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to focus...
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Blame insecurity on bad losers, anarchists

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians for the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria.

NUC accreditation panels visit Plateau university, accredit 3 courses

Two accreditation panels from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday began accreditation of courses at Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos.