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Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people, including several high-profile individuals, after rare protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit.

Egypt: More than 1,100 protesters arrested after demonstration

Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people, including several high-profile individuals, after rare protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit.

Sallah: North-East residents want stakeholders to emulate General Buratai, Nigeria Army

Residents of North-East Nigeria have expressed joy over the peaceful celebrations during the Eid celebrations and called on stakeholders to emulate Tukur Buratai and the Nigeria arm.
Boko Haram

Four soldiers killed as Boko Haram attack brigade in Borno

Four Nigerian soldiers who joined their colleagues to wage a brave combat against Boko Haram thugs have been killed in Borno State.

Eid el-Kabir: Spirit of sharing on display in Gombe

One of the high points of any festival is merry-making which usually involves caring and sharing. This was on full display the in the Gombe metropolis as Muslims in the savannah join their counterparts across the world in celebrating Eid el-Kabir.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Sallah: Maiduguri residents decry hike in ram prices

Some residents of Maiduguri in Borno have decried the hike in prices of ram, as Muslim Faithful prepare to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir on Sunday.

Taliban detain Afghan peace marchers, supporters say

Afghan peace protesters marching through Taliban territory have been detained by the insurgents, two supporters of the movement told AFP on Tuesday.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Eid-el-Fitr: IGP secures prayer grounds, CAN rejoices with Muslims

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and state Commissioners of Police to ensure security in all prayer grounds and other public places nationwide.
Nigeria Police

Eid-el-Fitr: Movement restricted in Borno

The Police Command in Borno has imposed a restriction of vehicular movement in the territory from 7 a.m. to 12. 15 p.m. during the Eid celebration in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas of the state.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Eid-el-Fitri: IGP orders tight security around praying grounds, recreation centres

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a water-tight security on all Eid praying grounds, recreation centres, public highways, public utilities and critical infrastructures across the country.

Taliban bombs US convoy in Kabul, casualties uncertain

A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded in Kabul, the Afghan capital on Friday, wounding four U.S. service members and causing a number of other casualties, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days.

Katsina emirate suspends Sallah durbar, festivities to mourn victims of bandit attacks ‎

The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has suspended the annual Sallah durba and other festivities organised by the emirate to celebrate the Sallah festivities.

Election: Suspected thugs set Kano PDP governorship candidate’s house ablaze

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, said on Monday that his house has been set ablaze.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi gets official ‘chief singer’

The Kano State Emirate Council has announced its plan to turban a Kannywood singer, Naziru Ahmad, as “Sarkin Maiwakar Sarkin Kano” (Chief Singer of the Emir of Kano) Muhammadu Sanusi II.

WAEC intensifies effort to introduce e-assessment for its examinations

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is intensifying efforts to introduce the application of e-assessment for its examinations in the near future.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

2019: President Buhari physically fit for second term – Presidency

The Presidency has said the 800 metres trekking embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Eid-ground in Daura to his private residence is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Nigeria’s making steady progress towards food sufficiency

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed delight over Nigeria’s steady progress toward food sufficiency.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

Presidency replies Governor Tambuwal as President Buhari treks 800 metres

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his fitness to run for a second term by trekking 800 metres from the Eid-praying ground in Daura to his private residence.

President Buhari marks Sallah with NYSC members in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday marked the Eid-el-Kabir in his hometown of Daura, with trademark features, celebrating with National Youth Service Corps members posted to the town, after trekking 800 metres from the praying ground.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.