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On Chibok girls, David Cameron may be right

I have read both the accounts of the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and that of our former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan on what transpired in the early days of the kidnap of the Chibok girls.

Nigeria’s development not negotiable – Ondo governor

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday declared that the development of the nation was not negotiable, noting that there were no more excuses for underdevelopment after 59 years of Independence.

[email protected]: We have exhausted all excuses – Ondo governor

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday said that the leadership of the country has exhausted all excuses for its underdevelopment 59 years after independence.

Official: How two DSS operatives died in road crash

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday evening lost two of its personnel in a fatal car accident at Gidan Busa Katari, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

Nnamdi Kanu: Combined security forces besieged my country home

Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, claims that “a combined security forces” besieged his country home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.

Southwest to unveil security team soon – Ondo governor

Governor of Ondo State and Chairman South West Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday disclosed that a security arrangement codenamed ‘Amotekun’ would soon take off in the Southwest states.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osibanjo flags of livestock programme in Adamawa

The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) has been officially flagged off by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Gongoshi Grazing Reserve in Mayo-Belwa LGA of Adamawa state.
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday honoured the invitation of the State House of Assembly.

APC, PDP trade words over ‘attack’ on former Ekiti governor

The Ekiti State chapters of the All Progressives Congress and that of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have traded words over the alleged attack on former Governor Ayodele Fayose.
A suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, as been re-arrested.

How soldiers aided my escape from police – Taraba kidnap suspect

The alleged kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume has said that soldiers aided his escape after he was arrested by the police in Ibi, Taraba State.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Former commissioners under probe for illegal auctioning of government vehicles

About five immediate past Commissioners in Niger state are currently under investigation for illegally auctioning vehicles belonging to the state ministries to themselves.

Customs intercepts N1.26 billion contraband drugs, vehicle

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said it intercepted contraband worth over N1.26 billion.

One soldier, two NSCDC operatives killed by suspected vandals in Rivers

Suspected vandals on Sunday attacked and killed one soldier and two officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, guarding Shell Petroleum facilities at Gio Community in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

NDLEA takes three truck-load of cannabis to court as exhibit

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday took two Hilux truck and a Toyota Hiace bus loaded with 201 sacks of cannabis sativa as exhibits to the Federal High Court Abuja.

Toyota to spend $53 million in Myanmar to build new plant

Japan’s largest carmaker plans to hire about 130 employees and aims to produce 2,500 Hilux vehicles per year when operations begin in February 2021 for a market that “promises to continue expanding steadily,’’ it said in a statement.
The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.

Witness: I begged Senator Melaye not to commit suicide

A Prosecution witness on Tuesday told an FCT High Court that he pleaded with Sen. Dino Melaye not to drink the substance he had in his hand when he threatened to commit suicide on April 24, 2018.

Rivers election: Nigeria Army incarcerated me for 11 days – Governor Wike’s aide

Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Infrastructure, Otonye Briggs, yesterday, told the Justice Monima Danagogo-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry that the Nigerian Army incarcerated him for 11 days and denied him the right to perform his civic duty during the March 9 election.
Nigeria Police

Police beef up security around Kano emir’s palace

There was presence of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and the personal residences of some senior council members of the emirate yesterday, according to a report.

Enugu Disco staff caught stealing prepaid metres

Luck ran out of three staff of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) as they were caught red handed stealing meters belonging to the company.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup match schedule

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has confirmed the match schedule for the 2022 FiFA World Cup in Qatar.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Igbo presidency will be Nigeria’s political solution

The Imo State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Divine Eches Divine, has said that Igbo presidency in 2023 is incontestable, arguing that it will be Nigeria’s political solution.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

Nigerian government approves e-SIM trial for MTN

MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos government opens recruitment portal for doctors, health workers

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that approval was given for the Health Service Commission to employ over 760 health workers of which 400 would be doctors in line with the government’s commitment towards addressing the shortage of health workers across the state.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale reacts after missing a goal oportunity during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Dimitar Berbatov advises Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid

Former Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Gareth Bale’s time with Real Madrid is up after his disrespectful behaviour during his team’s 2-0 win over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.