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Bandits kill three, kidnap ten, take petrol as ransom

Three people, including a woman and her daughter, have been killed as bandits invaded some communities in the Rafi Local Government area of Niger State last weekend.

NDLEA arrests 462 suspects

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Borno command says it arrested 462 suspects for drug-related offences and convicted 11 in the year 2019.

Southern Kaduna vows to replicate Amotekun

To help develop their own community vigilante system and protect residents from suspected Fulani bandits, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, says they are studying the Western Nigeria Security Network, ”Operation Amotekun”.
Following a protest led by its chairman, Uche Secondus to the US embassy and the UK high commission in Abuja, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has written a petition to the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.

Imo verdict: PDP petitions US, UK, EU

Following a protest led by its chairman, Uche Secondus to the US embassy and the UK high commission in Abuja, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has written a petition to the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union over Emeka Ihedioha’s loss at the Supreme Court to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor urges federal government to build homes for displaced persons

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has called on the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons to channel its intervention toward providing permanent resettlement homes for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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NEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs in Abuja camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed 1,200 cartons of toilet soap and 1, 246 cartons of detergent to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Abuja camps.

Banditry: Niger council chief cries for help over conditions at IDP camp

The Chairman of Shiroro local government area of Niger State, Mallam Suleiman Chukuba, has expressed concern over the plight and the living condition of the 110,000 displaced people at the temporary Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp at the Central Primary School in Kuta, headquarters of the local government.

New urban plan excites Suleja, Tafa residents

Residents of Suleja and Tafa have expressed optimism over the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) initiated by Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger to make towns and cities socially inclusive and self-sustaining.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

Human rights commission proposes law for elderly

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has proposed a legal framework to ensure welfare and protection of the rights and wellbeing of the elderly in the society.
Nigeria Police

Police yet to receive report against Christian centre in Edo

The Police Command in Edo says it has not received any complaint about the management of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP), run by the International Christian Centre (ICC).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Rising number of flood victims in IDP camps worries Delta governor

The Delta State Government has raised an alarm over the increasing number of flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

Fulani herdsmen set for court over Oyo anti-open grazing bill

Oyo State Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill 2019, which has already passed through second reading at the state House of Assembly, may run into a hitch as Fulani herdsmen in the state have resolved to approach court to stop it.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote empowers 358,490 women in Sokoto, Kano

Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, yesterday, flagged off a micro-grant scheme to empower and lift 23,990 poor and vulnerable women out of poverty across the 23 Local Government Areas in Sokoto state.

Bayelsa guber: INEC, stakeholders’ meeting ends in chaos

A meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and stakeholders in Bayelsa State towards ensuring a free, fair and credible governorship election scheduled for November 16 ended in chaos Wednesday.

Bayelsa guber: APC’s, PDP’s clash disrupts INEC meeting

A stakeholders’ meeting organised on Wednesday by the national leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa State ended abruptly, following the outbursts of elders from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

INEC: Bayelsa, Kogi, ‘difficult states to conduct elections’

Bayelsa and Kogi “are not easy states” when it comes to conducting governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 3

President Buhari rejects World Bank, IMF statistics on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday rejected statistics by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Nigeria’s economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 1

President Buhari urges economic council to brainstorm on how best to move economy forward

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.