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Kidnapped LASU student released

A 300-level student of Lagos State University, Kehinde Olowa, has been released to his family by his abductors on Monday.
Ms Shu’aibu stated that the wife of Zamfara Governor, Aisha Matawalle, presented the money to the beneficiaries on behalf of the association.

Zamfara governor’s wife secures political appointments for 20 herders

The wife of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has secured appointments of Special Assistants to the Governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
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.

Ogun doctor, nurse released as gunmen abduct another health worker

The doctor and the nurse abducted last week Wednesday by gunmen on the Abeokuta-Imeko Road have been released on Monday night.
Kelechi Igwe

Ebonyi deputy governor: Attack on community not by Fulani herdsmen

The Ebonyi government has said that the attack on the people of Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State, in the early hours of Monday, was not carried out by Fulani herdsmen.
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Imo Catholic priest freed after one night in kidnappers den

The Catholic Priest and lecturer with the Imo State University, IMSU, Reverend Father Izu Marcel Onyeocha, who was kidnapped last Sunday has been freed by his captors.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.
Chairman of NEF and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023, while those that would be voted for must have the socio-economic development plans for the northerners irrespective of tribe and religion.

Northern elders: 2023 not business as usual

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that 2023 would not be business as usual because Northerners have learnt their lessons at great cost and would only vote for people that cared for them.
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.

Imo attacks: IPOB building armoury to actualise Biafra – ex-police chief

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.
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.

IPOB: We didn’t attack Imo police, correctional center

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied that its outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked the Imo State police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri on Monday as well as the killing of the 4 northern traders in Umuaka, Orlu.
Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi meet in Abeokuta, demand special courts for bandits, others

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

Gani Adams seeks redeployment of Oyo police chief

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to redeploy the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, saying the state was too volatile for such a “gentle cop”.

IPOB: We’ve nothing to do with attack on ex-CBN governor

Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from the recent attack on former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi meets ex-President Obasanjo in Abeokuta

Worried by the recent happenings in the South-West where Fulani herders are being accused of kidnapping and their safety allegedly threatened, popular Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, is currently meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirms attack on farmer in Oyo

Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan has reacted to the recent attack on a retired school principal named Ojedokun Modede in Igangan area, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.
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ECWA: We won’t accept use of state power to marginalize Christians

President, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, has appealed to Federal and State Governments in Nigeria to stop the use of state power to dominate and marginalized christians in the country.

Nsukka council boss: No gun duel between Nigerian Army, ESN in my LGA

The chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Barr. Ibeziako Ugwueze, Saturday debunked social media reports alleging that there was gun duel between personnel of Nigeria Army and a team of Eastern Security Network, ESN, in his local government on Thursday.
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.

Zamfara governor: We rescued 2000 kidnapped victims through dialogue

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammad Matawalle, says his administration has secured the release of over 2000 kidnapped victims.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police arrest ‘kidnapper’ who threatened to sell victim

A kidnap suspect who threatened to sell his 16-year-old victim has been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command.

IPOB: We’ll not spare killer herdsmen in South-East, South-South

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday accused Nigerian Security agencies of aiding and abating murderous herdsmen to kill Biafran people of Ebonyi and Enugu States
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Ebonyi killings: Killer herdsmen must face justice – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Wednesday, described as “gruesome and unwarranted” the murder of no less than 16 indigenes of three communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by suspected herdsmen.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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2023: I don’t have any political ambition – minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, has stated that he has no political ambition come 2023 as spread in some quarters.

Gani Adams: Yorubas ‘fast losing’ their identity

The Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has called on South-west governors to invest in the promotion of Yoruba culture and harness its tourist potential for economic growth and global recognition.
The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, formally presented zero draft National Biosecurity Policy to stakeholders.

Minister advocates speedy passage of climate change bill

The Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ekeazor, has appealed to the National Assembly to speed up action on the passing into law of the bill on climate change.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

China administers nearly 140 million coronavirus vaccines

China has administered 139.97 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by April 4, 2021, said the country’s National Health Commission (NHC).