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APC to begin new members’ registration on January 25

The party said this in its New Year message to Nigerians, issued by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Friday in Abuja.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokot governor dissolves local council caretaker committees

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, on Friday, dissolved the caretaker committees of all the 23 local government councils in the state.
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NDLEA: Illicit drug abuse played big role in #EndSARS violence

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the high indulgence of youths in illicit drugs trade which leads to the increased crime rate in the country.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Buhari has assured that his administration will look into the 12-point recommendations by graduates of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.

Nigerian president promises to secure youths’ future

President Muhammadu Buhari used his New Year speech on Friday to once again make promises to Nigerian youths to bequeath to them a nation in which their future is secured.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday showered praises on the outgoing President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, and the citizens of the country for the peaceful and successful conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 27.

Nigeria’s president hails peaceful elections in Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday showered praises on the outgoing President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, and the citizens of the country for the peaceful and successful conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 27.
Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie, has revealed that she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017 and how she had battled with the situation.

Nollywood actress recounts fibroid experience

Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie, has revealed that she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017 and how she had battled with the situation.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor charges state exco members to remain loyal

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has advised members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) to continue to remain loyal to his administration and not indulge in any acts of betrayal, in spite of the circumstance.

Archbishop Kaigama: Those who misuse public funds should repent

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, on Tuesday released a code of conduct for Nigerians of all cadres in 2021 with a warning that those who misuse government funds through corruption should repent like the biblical Zacchaeus the tax collector.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi charges state executive members to remain loyal

Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has advised members of the State Executive Council (EXCO) to continue to remain loyal to his administration.
Mikel Arteta has demanded Arsenal transfer their Europa League form into the Premier League, where he says his side need to start winning matches “immediately”.

Arsenal boss: It’s been draining, frustrating and painful

"I feel very responsible for that. The worst feeling is because I want to do so well for this football club and at the moment we are in, I want to bring all my passion, the knowledge that I have, the right intentions to move as quickly as we possibly can as a football club.”
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Insecurity: Osun monarch urges Borno governor to stop criticising the army

A traditional ruler in Osun State, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, Hammed Adekunle, has advised the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, to tread cautiously in his criticism of the Nigeria army.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor felicitates with Christians, urges Nigerians to remember troops, IDPs, others

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Friday in Maiduguri enjoined Nigerians to pray for troops, volunteers of the Civilian Joint Task Force, the displaced and refugees of insurgency as they celebrate Christmas.
Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.

Benue governor presents vehicles to security agencies, traditional ruler

Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.
Real Madrid's record signing Eden Hazard has had a hard time in Spain ever since he moved from Chelsea for £89 million in 2019.

Thomas Vermaelen: Real Madrid will see the best of Eden Hazard soon

The Belgium international has been blighted by ankle and leg problems since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea nearly 18 months ago. Last season he started just 14 games in La Liga, playing a minor role as Madrid won the title in his first campaign at the club.

Nigerian government lauds UNDP for supporting Nigeria’s Agenda 2050

The Federal Government has commended the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for relentlessly supporting Nigeria in developing the new national Medium Term Development National (2021-2030) and ‘Nigeria Agenda 2050’.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV-AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.

World AIDS Day: Minister urges women to go for regular HIV screening

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV/AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.
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Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

House of Reps hails NNPC’s strides in transparency

The House of Representatives Joint Committees on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream and Gas) have applauded the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for breaking new grounds in its commitment to transparency and accountability.

ICPC rates NiMet high on anti-corruption, ethics

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, has lauded the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, for its tough stand in the promotion of ethics aimed at discouraging corrupt practices and behaviour.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives to announce his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

Joe Biden lines up economic team, receives congratulations from Xi Jinping

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will reveal his economic team and other key nominees next week, aides said on Wednesday, while he received belated congratulations for his election victory from China’s President Xi Jinping

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of two officers by gunmen in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River has confirmed that two officers were killed, on Wednesday, by unknown gunmen in Obubra Local Government Area.

Food dealers agree to lift ban on supply to Southern Nigeria

The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has agreed to end the blockade of supplies to the south.

Two men remanded over alleged kidnapping of five-year-old boy

The Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Kamolideen Baale, 28, and Tunde Tawa, 26, over the alleged kidnapping of their neighbour’s five-year-old boy.

Court orders tailor to sweep premises for 14 days for stealing beverage

A Karu Grade I Area Court on Wednesday, ordered a 25-year-old tailor, Yesmin Abdullahi, to sweep the court premises for two weeks for stealing a pack of Milo, chocolate malt beverage.
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.

Gunmen break into residence of Sokoto commissioner, abduct family members

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.

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Zamfara governor shuts all boarding schools

“I appeal to the people of the state to remain calm and resist the evil machinations of those who would want to exploit the current situation to achieve political ends. Insha Allah, with our collective resolve, we would emerge out of this situation stronger,” he said.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz walks after stepping off a helicopter during a tour of the Gaza border area, in southern Israel March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Dan Williams

Israeli defence chief sees ‘special security arrangement’ with Gulf allies

Israel’s defence minister said on Tuesday it intends to develop a “special security arrangement” with Gulf Arab allies, who share common concerns over Iran.

Court remands ‘student cultists’ for assaulting teachers

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of three students of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting teachers and students of the school.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Fraud: Court disqualifies lawyer as defence witness

The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter.

Nine dead, 14 seriously injured as 3 vehicles clash in Kano

FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, while confirming the accident in a statement issued on Sunday, said that 41 others were injured in the Sunday evening accident.