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The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have right to defend themselves

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, has said that Fulani herdsmen have the constitutional right to defend themselves, but not with AK-47.

Isa Yuguda: Nigerian government is supporting agric, it must subsidise herdsmen’s businesses

A former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has stated that Nigeria has treated Fulani people unfairly, pointing out that for the herders crisis across the country to be addressed, justice must be done to them.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Hijab: Schools to remain shut pending Kwara government decision – official

The 10 schools affected by the Hijab controversy in Ilorin will remain shut pending the outcome of consultations on the use of the Muslim headgear in schools, the Kwara State government has said.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins qualifying exams for SUBEB/TESCOM jobs February 22

The Kwara State government has said it will hold examinations for applicants for vacant positions at the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25.

NCC allocates 382.9 million telephone numbers to TELCOs

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has allocated a total of 382.94 million telephone numbers, to all telecommunications services providers since the inception of digital mobile services in the country in 2001.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC local council, ward chairmen reject ‘sham’ membership registration exercise

Local government and ward caretaker committee chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership revalidation and registration in the state.

Kwara: 96,000 pupils to benefit from school feeding programme

No fewer than 96,000 pupils in classes one to three are to benefit from the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) in Kwara, says an official.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC youths condemn minister’s call for cancellation of membership registration exercise

Youths of the Kwara South All Progressives Congress (APC) have condemned the recent call by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for the immediate cancellation of the ongoing party membership and revalidation exercise in the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest protesters for allegedly violating coronavirus regulations

The police, on Wednesday, arrested six protesters for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols in Ilorin, Kwara State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC chieftain cries out about plot to hijack party registration

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo says hoarding of membership registration materials is a ploy by a group to hijack the party in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC chair lauds minister’s revalidation of membership

The Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Abdullah Samari, has commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for revalidating his APC membership status on Monday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court jails 34-year-old for internet scam in Kwara

The Kwara State High Court in Ilorin has sentenced a 34-year-old graduate of Agricultural Science, Kelvin Monye, to six months imprisonment for internet romance scam.

Court jails NYSC member over gift card, love scam

A Kwara High Court, sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, has convicted a serving corps member in Kogi, Sam Abiola, over offences bordering on attempted cheating and love scam.

Kwara: Disengaged teachers protest new recruitment

“The government has decided to start the employment process all over again in January 2021. The government will open a new application portal for all the 2,414 and any other eligible persons to apply for SUBEB teaching jobs in relevant subjects to be advertised. This effectively nullifies the controversial employment process of 2018/2019,” the state government had declared.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnapped Ilorin truck owner

The police in Kwara State said they have secured the release of a 46-year-old truck owner, Musa Atere, who was kidnapped in Ilorin on Tuesday morning.

Kwara records 107 new coronavirus cases – official

Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Kwara State Governor, on Thursday said that the state had recorded 107 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infected persons to 2,469.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC membership registration exercise in Kwara a sham – caretaker committee

Members of the Caretaker Executive Committee of the All Progressives congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state, describing it as a sham.

Court remands man for ‘plotting’ to abduct wife

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that Usman Abdulkareem, who allegedly conspired with a herbalist, friend to abduct his wife, be remanded in a correctional centre.
Kidnap Victim

Abductors of lorry owner in Ilorin demands N30 million ransom

Abductors of 46-year-old lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, who was reportedly kidnapped yesterday morning, have demanded N30 million ransom from the family of the victim for his freedom.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC faction vows to participate in membership registration exercise

Kwara State elders under the aegis of All Progressives Congress (APC) Integrity Group said to be loyal to Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the weekend said the ongoing crisis in the party in the state will not stop their members from participating in the party’s registration and revalidation exercise.

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The Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative, ARDI, has expressed satisfaction with the confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa by the Senate as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Timi Frank urges new EFCC chair not to disappoint youths

A political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the new executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to make the positive overhaul and transformation of the agency his cardinal goals.

Abia PDP: We are not threatened by opposition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has said that it won’t be moved by the threat of the opposition in the state to take over power in 2023, saying that the opposition is not on ground in the state but only making noise.
Players and officials of Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] side Adamawa United FC were robbed at gunpoint around Benin-Ore expressway on Friday night at about 11.45 pm on their way for their week 11 NPFL fixture against MFM FC in Lagos.

Kidnapped Adamawa United FC driver regains freedom

Kabiru Mohammed, the driver of Adamawa United FC, who was kidnapped along Benin-Lagos highway, has been released by his abductors.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.

MSF mobile clinics provides healthcare services in Borno despite insecurity

Médecins Sans Frontieres MSF teams are providing healthcare services to residents living in the remote areas of Borno State in spite of the insecurity in the region.

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3. Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina at the federal high court after his extradition from Niger on Friday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Court fixes date to rule on Abulrasheed Maina’s fresh bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, slated February 25 to rule on fresh application the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charge, filed to be released on bail pending the conclusion of his trial.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC begins impoundment of rickety vehicles nationwide

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate impoundment, arrest and prosecution of owners of rickety vehicles nationwide.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor dissolves state executive council

Ahead of his second term inauguration next week Wednesday, governor Rotimi Akeredolu has dissolved the States Executive Council.

Community leader killed in Enugu community

Crisis ridden Oruku community, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, witnessed yet another ugly incident yesterday when unknown gunmen killed the Vice-Chairman Oruku Caretaker Committee, Chief Samuel Ani.