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According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Assailants kill fisherman in Kaduna community

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have reported the killing of a fisherman between Zangon Urban and Ungwan Ruhogo in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill man, son, three others in Kaduna

Bandits struck again on Monday in Kaduna State, killing a man, his seven-year-old son and three others in Giwa and Zangon Kataf council areas.
From Left. Representative of Chief Imam of Ikeja, Alhaji Abdulrahman Kewulere; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Abdulahi Jebe; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Anafiu Elegushi; Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola and Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheik Sulaiman Abou-Nolla during the Lagos State Government 2021 Pre-Ramadan Prayer at Lagos House Ikeja, April 13, 2021.

Ramadan: Lagos governor urges clerics to pray for peace in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, called on Islamic clerics to pray for peace to reign in the country, noting the nation is currently shaking.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Kaduna: Bandits kill two persons, burn houses, vehicles

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killing in a statement issued in Kaduna.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has called on religious bodies to utilize the pulpit to engage Nigerians on moral living and attitudes that will rebuild the nation and the youths..

Lagos set to host 2021 pre-Ramadan prayers, lecture

According to the Honourable Commissioner, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the annual Ramadan fast will be preceded by a Pre-Ramadan lecture and prayer session on Monday, April 12th 2021 at the State House Mosque Complex by 5 pm.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Zamfara: Police repel bandits attack, rescue 11 kidnapped victims, recover live ammunition

In its determination and commitment to rid the state of all activities of recalcitrant bandits, the Zamfara State Command has succeeded in repelling bandits attack, recovered rifle, ammunition and rescued 11 kidnapped victims in 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.

Five more kidnapped Kaduna college students regain freedom

The Kaduna State Government says another five kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, have regained freedom on Thursday night.

Northern leaders urged to support military to end insecurity

A group under the aegis of Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF), has urged political leaders in the region to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in tackling the security challenges by providing policies and programmes that will stop the youths adventure into different forms of criminality.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill 8, abduct 19 female church members, 6 others in Kaduna

Eight persons have been confirmed killed by bandits along Kaduna-Kachia road and other locations in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of Kaduna 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: Five kidnapped college students recovered

The Kaduna State government has said the Nigerian military has reported that five kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have been recovered.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill five, injure two others in Kaduna

No fewer than five persons have been killed by bandits on Easter Sunday, just as two others were injured in Chikun and Jema’a local government areas of Kaduna State.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna: We will not negotiate or pay ransom to bandits

The Kaduna State government, on Sunday, said Governor Nasir el-Rufai has never appointed intermediaries to negotiate with bandits on behalf of the state government.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, on Saturday said nine persons lost their lives in a counter killing in Southern Kaduna.

Police rescue three women kidnapped over four months ago in Kaduna

The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Saturday, April 3, 2021 that the women were kidnapped when armed bandits attacked a village in a neighbouring state.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor denies appointing intermediaries to negotiate with bandits

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna, said on Sunday, that the attention of the Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been drawn to reports in the media that it has appointed representatives to interface with bandits on its behalf.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue 15 kidnapped persons in Kaduna

Kaduna State government, on Saturday, disclosed that no fewer than 15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in the state.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna State government for the ongoing community-level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.

Governor El-Rufai, monarchs affirm support for peace in Southern Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna State government for the ongoing community-level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Osun begins vaccination of 800 intending pilgrims to Hajj

Mr Tajudeen Lawal, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, during the flag-off exercise at the office of the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in Osogbo, said the agency had received enough doses of the vaccine for the intending pilgrims.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson speaks during a joint news conference with Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi, in the city of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 29, 2021. REUTERS-Elias Marcou

EU official urges Greece to investigate asylum-seeker pushbacks

Greece “can do more” to investigate allegations that it is pushing asylum-seekers, including children, back to Turkey, the European Union’s top migration official said on Monday.
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.

Sheik Gumi: Shoot-on-sight order hindering rescue of abducted Kaduna students

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has said the shoot-on-sight order of President Muhammdu Buhari is hindering the efforts to negotiate the release of the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill nine in Kaduna communities

Bandits terrorising Kaduna State have killed nine people in communities in Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Areas of the state.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Troops destroy bandits’ camps, kill two in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike, OPTS, have destroyed the camp of some bandits in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Three community leaders in Kaduna go missing after peace meeting

A trio of community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State have gone missing after a peace meeting over a local dispute.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

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Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

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RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
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Windstorm wreaks havoc in Imo, 1 killed, 3 injured

Tragedy has hit the Umuejem Community in Owerri West, Imo State, as a late night windstorm claimed the life of a middle age man, leaving 3 others in critical condition
The Brazilian Olympic Committee launched the 30-hour online course this week, which will be mandatory for all 650 athletes, coaches, doctors, nutritionists, officials and other members of the country’s delegation to the Tokyo Games in July & August.

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Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

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Union Berlin brace for Bayern backlash after PSG defeat

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Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

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