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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

ASP killed, three policemen injured in Adamawa mob attack

A mob has killed an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and injured three other policemen during an attack in Adamawa State.

Nasarawa speaker: We will support Dangote refinery

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has assured that the House would give Dangote Sugar Refinery in the state all the necessary legislative backing and support to succeed.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.

Sheikh Gumi: What I discussed with ex-President Obasanjo

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.
Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi meet in Abeokuta, demand special courts for bandits, others

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army denies ‘lopsided’ recruitment in favour of North

The publication alleged that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board, which was published on March 26, 2021, was dominated by candidates of Northern extraction while the South-East had the fewest candidates.
The Niger kidnapping came two months after hundreds of schoolboys were abducted in northwestern Katsina state then released days later following negotiations with the government. iStock

Over 600 schools shut in northern Nigeria over abduction scare

Also, barely three days after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, security agencies on Saturday rescued 307 pupils of Government Secondary Science School (GSSS) Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna from bandits who attempted to kidnap them from their school.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former senator, Umaru Argungu, on charges of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419million.

EFCC arraigns former Nigerian senator for ‘N419 million scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former senator, Umaru Argungu, on charges of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419million.

Road accident claims four in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa said that four persons lost their lives in a lone accident on Aujara Road in Jahun Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
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Fulani leaders: Only 107 herders from Oyo relocated to Kaduna, not 4,000

Some Fulani leaders at Ladduga grazing reserve in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state, together with other stakeholders, have disputed the 4,000 figure published by the media, saying that only 107 herders from Oyo state relocated to Kaduna.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army shortlists successful candidates for short service courses

According to a notice on its website, signed by GAT Ochigbano, the Military Secretary (Army), the successful candidates are to report at the Falgore Training Area in Kano State.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto pays N500 million compensation to community

Sokoto state government has earmarked about N500m to pay as compensation to residents affected by an ongoing erosion control project at Mabera community, a Sokoto suburb.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara shuts down 10 schools to prevent abduction of students like in Katsina

The decision comes on the heels of last week's attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State that has left at least 333 students unaccounted for and believed to be in custody of the kidnappers.
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Slain Nasarawa APC chairman laid to rest

The slain Mr Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, was buried on Friday in his home town, Yelwa, Toto Local Government Area amid tears by family and sympathisers.
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Troops foil attack on Kaduna communities – official

Troops on Saturday night successfully foiled an attack by armed bandits on communities in Sabon Birni general area of Igabi local government of Kaduna State.

Financial autonomy: PASAN threatens to shut down state assemblies

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria has threatened a shutdown if the financial autonomy of the state Houses of Assembly is not implemented.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara denies preventing girls from sitting for SSCE

Zamfara Commissioner of Education Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi on Thursday, denied that the government had prevented three final year students of Government Girls Arabic Secondary School, Gusau from sitting for their final year examination.

Nasarawa virus task force spends over N700 million, under watch

The Nasarawa State Task Force on COVID-19 says on Tuesday that so far, it has expended N700, 638,568.08 in the fight against Coronavirus in the state.

Nasarawa Assembly threatens to apply relevant laws on virus task force

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has threatened to invoke all relevant sections of the Constitution to force the state Task Force Committee on COVID-19 to appear before its Ad-hoc committee on the pandemic.

Group condemns Obadiah Mailafia on hate speech, religious intolerance

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has condemned the statements credited to Dr. Obadiah Mailafia saying that the Grand-Commander of Boko-Haram insurgency in Nigeria is a serving Governor in the Northern part of Nigeria, warning that incessant hate speeches bothering on falsehood, ethnic and religious intolerance across the country would not help the country to move forward.

Nasarawa Assembly mulls stiffer penalty for rape – Speaker

The Speaker of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, said that the House is set to enact a law that will ensure a more stringent and stiffer punishment for anyone found guilty of rape in the state.

Nasarawa Speaker swears–in a new member, task him on the constitution

The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, on Tuesday, sworn in a new member elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ismaeel Suleiman Danbaba, with a charge to be guided by the constitution
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Zamfara schools to resume August 9

The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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The Lagos State Government says it has handed over the amputee sachet water hawker, Mary Daniel, to leaders of Igala Community in Lagos State.

Lagos government hands over amputee hawker to kinsman

The Lagos State Government says it has handed over the amputee sachet water hawker, Mary Daniel, to leaders of Igala Community in Lagos State.

Kano Hisbah board sacks top official for luring housewife to hotel

The Kano State Hisbah Board yesterday sacked a top official allegedly found with a married woman in a hotel room in the Sabon Gari area of the state.
Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.

Ivory Coast frees four activists accused of ‘inciting revolt’ et al

Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NIDCOM hails NIHA on efforts to provide succour to 235 million people

The Nigeria in Diaspora Commission ,NIDCOM, has commended the Nigeria Humanitarian Action,NIHA, for bringing humanitarian actors together, to give succour to the more than 235 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021.
Former Sunderland and England forward Kevin Phillips has advised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to give Naby Keita more time to prove himself.

Liverpool boss: Naby Keita situation is ‘really tricky…’

Naby Keita has not played a minute for Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp hauled him off in the first-half of our 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal first-leg.