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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.

Kwara: Police arrest cleric for beating student to coma

The Kwara State Police Command announced the arrest of Alfa Moshood Alabi, an islamic cleric alleged to have beaten a student to coma.

Ekiti monarch escapes gunmen attack, hospitalised

Unknown gunmen on Friday evening shot at a traditional ruler, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, while in his car along Ayetoro-Ewu Road in Ilejemeje Local Government Area.
An unidentified prisoner sits on the ground inside the compound of the prison in Bauchi, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. (AP - George Osodi)

NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

The Nigerian Correction Service has said the attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi State Command on Friday, April 9, 2021, emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre for the use of inmates.

Akwa Ibom council chair advocates welfare for victims of military onslaught

The council chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Hon Anthony Luke, is seeking for relief items for victims of Tuesday’s military onslaught on locations suspected to be enclaves of armed hoodlums loyal to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the local government area.
A joint statement issued by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, and the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola on Friday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the ease of restriction.

Lagos eases restrictions on social, event centres

A joint statement issued by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, and the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola on Friday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the ease of restriction.

Bauchi prison riot leaves five inmates, two officers wounded

No fewer than five inmates and two officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Bauchi State have been injured following a riot in the male section of the facility.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

India probes domestic cases of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

A government panel of experts in India is investigating for any domestic cases of blood clotting, even mild ones, as a side effect of the two COVID-19 vaccines being administered in India.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

Edo governor tasks NAFDAC on equipped operational office

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged the National Agency For Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to have a fully equipped operational office in the state for effective discharge of its responsibilities.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Coronavirus: African Union drops AstraZeneca from its vaccine plan

The African Union's disease control body said on Thursday it has dropped plans to secure AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines for its members from the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine supplier, amid global shortfalls of the shot.

VON chief hails rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery

The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has hailed the federal government’s decision to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt refinery.
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.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Freed Nigerian students reunite with families

Five of the dozens of students kidnapped from a college in northwest Nigeria were reunited with their families on Wednesday, two days after having been found by the military.
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Security agencies move to stop further attacks on South-east

Sunday Ehigiator in Lagos, Gideon Arinze in Enugu, David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka, Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki and Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia
Several fleeing inmates freed by gunmen at the Owerri Custodial Centre have voluntarily returned.

Freed inmates retrace steps to Imo prisons

According to a source at the Nigerian Correctional Service, about 42 of the inmates returned as of Monday evening, taking the total number of returnees to 80.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigerian government accuses unpatriotic elements of encouraging insecurity

The Federal Government says some unpatriotic elements are encouraging insecurity in some parts of the country.
The federal government, on Tuesday, received 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by India.

Nigerian government takes delivery of 100,000 COVID vaccine doses donated by India

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, received the doses at a media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, held in Abuja on Tuesday.
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government‘ll strengthen security at correctional centres

Osinbajo gave the assurance while addressing newsmen at the Owerri Custodial Centre, Imo, on Tuesday after inspecting the facility to ascertain the extent of damage by hoodlums who attacked the centre on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo: Owerri correctional facility, police command attackers are cowards

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, described as cowardly, Monday’s attacks by gunmen on Owerri Correctional Center and the Imo State Police Command.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister: Imo jailbreak worst in recent history

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the Monday jailbreak at Owerri Correctional Center and the razing of the Imo State Police Command headquarters as the worst in the recent history of the country.
Russian police officers detain Anastasiya Vasilyeva, a doctor and ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, near the IK-2 corrective penal colony, where Navalny serves his jail term, in the town of Pokrov, Russia April 6, 2021. REUTERS-Maxim Shemetov

Russia detains Alexei Navalny supporters outside prison holding Kremlin critic

Russian police detained nine people outside a prison holding Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday as a small group of his supporters came to the facility and authorities turned away a doctor who tried to see him.

Imo attack: Rivers police beef up security

The Spokesperson for the Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, had on Easter Monday said the Police in Rivers State was at alert and capably ready to fight off any aggression from gunmen suspected to be members of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), who have been attacking police and
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

Imo: IGP advises officers to deal with bandits ruthlessly

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has charged officers of the Police Command in Imo not to give up on the fight against banditry, stating that the fight was non-negotiable.

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Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
Canterbury Cathedral is holding a remembrance service for Prince Philip as the UK continues to observe a period of national mourning. The service is being livestreamed now on our website and is being led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is also set to lead Prince Philip’s funeral next Saturday.

Prince Philip: Special service to be held at Canterbury Cathedral

A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh is to be held in Canterbury Cathedral this morning as the UK observes a period of official mourning.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 15 kidnapped persons rescued in Kaduna

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna. Jalige said that on April 9 at about 1525hours, gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
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Kaduna NUJ honours Uba Sani with ‘outstanding senator’ award

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most ‘media-friendly’ in the North-West.

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Nokia, Lenovo conclude patent deal, settles litigation

Finnish telecom equipment maker, Nokia Corp., said on Wednesday it had concluded a multi-year multi-technology patent cross-license agreement with Chinese personal computer and mobile maker Lenovo Group Ltd.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Niger Delta: Amnesty beneficiaries to take JAMB exam – Dikio

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has offered reasons behind its new policy mandating all prospective beneficiaries of its scholarship scheme to first take the examination organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen invade Rivers community, kill two

Two people have been killed by unknown gunmen at Kabangha Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor: I was appointed minister by ex-President Jonathan without knowing me

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has revealed that he was appointed a Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by former President Goodluck Jonathan without knowing each other, hence the history of his political journey will never be complete without the mention of his major political benefactor – Jonathan.
Ukraine has been battling pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions since 2014 Anatolii STEPANOV AFP/File

Ukraine denies killing of child in attack on separatists

Ukraine on Monday denied reports that its forces had killed a five-year-old child in an attack on pro-Moscow eastern separatists, after Russia said it would launch an investigation.