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Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Mai Tangale crisis: Gombe governor inaugurates commission of inquiry

Following the violent crisis that engulfed Billiri town in Gombe State between February 17 and 20, 2021 over the Mai Tangale stool tussle, leading to loss of lives and property, the Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Monday, inaugurated an 11-man Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the crisis with a view to preventing future occurrence.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the state will spend over N100 billion to construct the 37-kilometre rail mass transit red line project.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos to spend over N100 billion on new rail project

The Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state will spend over N100 billion to construct the 37-kilometre rail mass transit red line project.

Bus plunges into river in Ondo

A yet-to-be ascertained number of people have lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon in Owena, involving an 18-seater passenger bus on Ondo-Akure highway in Ondo State.
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Four soldiers, others dead as terrorists attack military base in Borno

Suspected armed Boko Haram terrorists on Friday invaded a military base in Kamuya village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, leaving four soldiers and many terrorists feared dead, sources have said.

NSF: Team Nasarawa attacked, one feared dead

Team Nasarawa contingent to the just concluded 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, Edo State escaped death on Thursday nightwhile returning to Laifa.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia government accuses opposition of circulating videos of flooded Ariaria market

Abia State Government has accused some opposition members of circulating videos of flooded A-Line in Ariaria International Market on the social media to disparage government.

At least one killed in anti-U.N. protest in eastern Congo

At least one person was killed by security forces on Thursday during protests against United Nations peacekeepers in Oicha, a town in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor said.
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 abduct three in Benin

Three gunmen on Monday kidnapped two women and driver of a truck going to Utesi in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.
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.

Bandits kill nine, abduct others on Kaduna-Kachia road

No fewer than nine people have been reportedly killed by bandits, while an unspecified number were abducted along the Kaduna-Kachia road.
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Gunmen abduct family of five in Ondo

Family of five who are on holiday for the Easter festivity in Ondo state have been kidnapped in Ajowa Akoko area of the 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.

Kaduna government bans negotiations with student kidnappers

Kaduna state has vowed to prosecute anyone who negotiates with the kidnappers of 39 missing students as parents called for their rescue.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Why Lagos-Badagry expressway is yet to be fixed

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured that the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project was not forgotten but on the 2021 Sukuk funding priority list.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister solicits stiffer penalty for traffic offenders

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has called for the review of the highway codes to ensure stiffer penalty for road traffic offenders.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister inspects road projects, defends Nigerian government’s borrowing

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has visited the Abuja-Keffi and Akwanga-Makurdi expressways on an on-the-spot assessment of the extent of work on the critical inter-regional arteries.

Lagos-Ibadan expressway gridlock: Passengers trek long distance to reach destinations

The gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Saturday, left many motorists and commuters stranded, as passengers were seen trekking long distance to get to their destinations.
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Amotekun impounds 100 cows in Ondo

Over 100 cows have been impounded by men of the Ondo State Security Agency otherwise known as Operation Amotekun.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors: Nigeria’s corporate existence threatened by insecurity

The Northern Governors Forum yesterday condemned the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, demanding that the incident be thoroughly investigated.

NSE tasks Lagos government, NPA on sustaining electronic call-up for trucks

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has appealed to Lagos State government and the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to sustain enforcement of electronic call-up system for trucks plying the Apapa Port route.

Two school pupils crushed to death in Ogun

The accident which occurred around 9.05am this morning at Modupe Hospital Turning, Ifo, Ogun State, on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, involves a containerised MAN DIESEL Truck with registration number EPE 514 XW and four TVS Tricycles with the following registration numbers; JBF 482 QJ, GBE 603 WZ, GBE 626 WU and one without a registration number.
Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.

Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo

Egypt is racing to prepare a grandiose new capital city in the desert east of Cairo before the first civil servants move in this summer and ahead of the delayed official opening of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's flagship project.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Scores of Boko Haram feared dead after clash with troops along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Borno: Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram terrorists in shootout

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday morning stopped traffic along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for three hours as they engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a shootout.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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NDLEA intercepts 834.5kg illicit drugs en-route U.S. in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two persons for allegedly trafficking 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Real Madrid‘s chances of defending their La Liga title this season have been dealt a real blow as they slipped to a 0-0 draw at Getafe.

Real Madrid suffer title race blow with 0-0 Getafe draw

Real Madrid‘s chances of defending their La Liga title this season have been dealt a real blow as they slipped to a 0-0 draw at Getafe.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Ogun government to partner stakeholders on waste management

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Ogun government to partner stakeholders in the waste management sector to enable the state to achieve a cleaner environment.
Eight students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, received the sum of N2.2 million for undergraduate research in various disciplines.

UNIABUJA: Only universities have powers of admissions, not external body

The University of Abuja has pointedly told the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, that it lacked constitutional powers to meddle in admissions into universities.
Merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of the Nigerian nation, Minister of Defence, Major General Salihu Magashi (rtd), said on Monday.

Defence minister, service chiefs storm Borno

Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), alongside the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs on Sunday stormed Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on operational visit.