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Suspected kidnappers kill Ondo monarch

Suspected kidnappers have reportedly killed a first class traditional ruler in Ondo state, the Olufon of lfon in Ose council area of the state, Oba Isreal Adewusi.

British lawmaker’s ‘looting’ allegation against General Gowon grossly misleading – ex-minister

Former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi, has described as grossly misleading an allegation by a member of the British parliament, Tom Tugendhat, that former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon looted ‘half of the Central Bank of Nigeria’ when he held sway as Military President.

Ondo NULGE kicks over deductions of N119 million monthly for phoney projects

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ondo state has kicked over alleged illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in the state by the council chairmen.

Ex-Governor Dickson vows to unmask killers of police guard

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has vowed to do everything possible to track down and punish those who invaded his country home in Toru-Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State last Wednesday and killed a police inspector guarding the house.

UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has denied an alleged threat to arrest Mrs. Afusat Salami.

Lagos government denies alleged threat to arrest mother of triplets

The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has denied an alleged threat to arrest Mrs. Afusat Salami.
Kenya will host the Virtual Africa Delivery Exchange (ADX) Summit 2020 to deliberate on service delivery in Africa amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an official source said in Nairobi on Sunday.

Kenya to host 2020 Virtual Africa Delivery Exchange Summit

Kenya will host the Virtual Africa Delivery Exchange (ADX) Summit 2020 to deliberate on service delivery in Africa amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an official source said in Nairobi on Sunday.
THE Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

CP: APC chairman’s killers were assassins, not kidnappers

The Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo, kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

Nigerian government meets Labour over petrol price as unions fume

The Federal Government and Organised Labour will meet this evening over the recent hike in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, commonly known as petrol that shocked Labour leaders and Nigerians in the wake of tension created by the September increment.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor secures unconditional release of 11 kidnap victims

A total of 11 kidnap victims were on Saturday night rescued from their abductors by officials of the Zamfara government, a statement issued by Jamilu Iliyasu, the Press Secretary to Gov. Bello Matawalle, has said.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 348,000 Libyan children need humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSO throws weight behind calls for amendment of Fiscal Responsibility Act

Following the ongoing fight against corruption by the Buhari-led administration, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative, PLSI, on Friday, threw weight behind calls for amendment of Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007, to make the desired impact to sanitise the system.
The CDC advised against gathering with anyone who has not lived in the same household for at least 14 days. [Elaine Thompson-AP]

US health agency urges Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving

The top public health agency in the United States has recommended that US citizens do not travel during next week’s Thanksgiving holiday to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus as cases of COVID-19 spike around the country.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

#EndSARS: No massacre in Lekki – Nigerian government

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, who made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja, said the government was satisfied with the conduct of the military and security agencies during the #EndSARS protest.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

PANDEF carpets federal government over botched South-South meeting

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described the failure of a federal government’s delegation to show up for a meeting, planned at its instance, with key stakeholders of the South-South geo-political zone, as one insult too many.
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 government accuses Nigerian Army of abducting tax officers

The Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) has implicated the Nigerian Army in the abduction of five of its tax officers on Monday.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Governor Bello: Bread tax is evil, unacceptable

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello Tuesday described the alleged introduction of bread tax in the state by some government officials as evil and unacceptable.
Samuel Aruwan

Five kidnapped, two killed in attack on Abuja-Kaduna highway – official

The Kaduna State Government has said only five persons were kidnapped during Sunday’s attack on commuters along Abuja-Kaduna highway.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.