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Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to handover former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, to him.

Rivers CP angry over personnel abuse of firearms

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has expressed serious concern over the unjustifiable use of firearms by personnel, in flagrant violation of Force Order 237.
The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli, has suspended all casual leave and directed all officers of the Command to be on red alert during the Yuletide.

Yuletide: Bayelsa CP orders police officers to be on red alert

The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli, has suspended all casual leave and directed all officers of the Command to be on red alert during the Yuletide.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty chief orders verification of students in tertiary institutions

Apparently to avoid bickering over its policy, the Presidential Amnesty Office has adopted measures to stop the contentious and controversial verification of students under its Scholarship Programme.

House of Reps committee to take up funding of NEPAD with SGF

The House of Representatives Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa says deliberate action must be taken to fund the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to alleviate poverty in Nigeria.

Edo guber: INEC chief urges electoral officers to be neutral in handling polls

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged the commission’s officials in the 18 local government areas (LGAs), of Edo to be neutral and professional in handling the Sept. 19, governorship elections.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River government has no isolation centre – UCTH chief

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, has said that the Cross River State Government has no Isolation Centre.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly orders total shutdown of complex

“Following growing concerns over the rising incidence of COVID-19 in the country, the leadership of both houses and the management of the National Assembly have directed all staff including legislative aides to remain at home for the next two weeks.
Two students of the Rivers State University (RSU), Diobu, Port Harcourt, are feared killed in a two-day attack suspected to be cult related.

Rivers university dismisses HOD, withdraws graduates’ certificates

The Rivers State University has dismissed a lecturer, Professor Tamunonimim Ngerebo, for extorting money from students in order to improve their academic marks.
Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Uchenna Okafor,

Anambra: We will recover diverted revenue – commissioner

Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr. Uche Okafor, said he will work with relevant stakeholders in the Ministry and market leaders to recover lost and under-valued government revenue in the state.

Commission urges police operatives to demonstrate professionalism during general elections

The Police Service Commission has advised operatives of the Nigerian Police Force to exhibit absolute professionalism and impartiality during the general elections.

ASUU alleges intimidation of members in University of Lagos

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday alleged intimation of its members in the University of Lagos by the institution’s Pro Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin.
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ASUU accuses Wale Babalakin of plan to break on-going strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) accuses the chairman of the federal government renegotiation committee, Wale Babalakin, of planning to truncate ongoing national strike
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal

CP Lagos assures politicians, parties of adequate security during rallies

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Edgal Imohimi, has assured politicians and political parties in the state of adequate security at their political rallies.

INEC: 50,000 PVCs await collection in Bwari council

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the FCT on Wednesday said that over 50,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in Bwari Area Council.
Amina Zakari

Ekiti guber: INEC commissioner challenges Governor Fayose to prove rigging allegations

Mr Fayose had on Sunday alleged that Ms Zakari and two other officials at INEC’s headquarters were in league with the APC and its candidate, Kayode Fayemi, to rig the election.

2019 election budget ready in 7 days – INEC chief

Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday said that the 2019 General Elections budget would be ready in seven days.

Ekiti govt promotes 18 vice principals

According to him, it is to fill the consequential vacancies left as a result of retirement of some teachers of secondary schools in the state due to age limit or length of service.

Eid-el-Kabir: Delta CP warns miscreants to steer clear of trouble

Ahead of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zanna M. Ibrahim, has admonished trouble makers to keep off trouble while the celebration lasts.

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Casual worker in court for ‘stealing’ 10 sachets of seaman’s schnapps

A 29-year-old casual worker, Babatunde Adewuyi, on Tuesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun for allegedly stealing ten packs of seaman’s schnapps worth N15,000.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Kidnappers proposed marriage to abducted Zamfara schoolgirls

“When we were about to be released, some of them came and starting pointing at us and said, ‘we love some of you and we want to marry you if you would accept our proposal. You shouldn’t be wasting your time schooling’,” she said.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl narrates encounter with abducted family members

A 14-year-old freed student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how she met her father and elder sister in the kidnappers’ den.

Policeman left unconscious as convoy escorting Bauchi governor somersaults

The accident occurred along Burga-Yelwa Duguri road in Tafawa-Balewa Local Government Area of the State when the State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed was on a project inspection tour in the LGA.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Chelsea plan to replace Tammy Abraham with Erling Haaland

On Sunday, The Metro ran a story that implied the England international striker was not prepared to enter into contract talks with the club while they were being linked with a move for Haaland.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

UN amplifies condemnation of Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Volkan Bozkir, has added his voice to the growing condemnation of Friday's abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

ONSA expresses national security concerns over 5G network

The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has expressed concern over the proposed licensing of the fifth generation of wireless communications technology network (5G) in the country, describing it as a threat to national security.

Nasarawa governor: Why Senator Al-Makura should be the next APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the next chairman of the party.

NERC: 4.2m electricity consumers metered as at Q2 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says 4,234,759 electricity consumers were metered as of June 2020, out of the 10,516,090 that registered for meters.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government set to roll out digital switch over in 31 states

With N9.4 billion paid to stakeholders, including service providers, approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), and with 31 states to cover, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government has no more excuses for not rapidly rolling out the Digital Switch Over (DSO).