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The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has said that Nigeria’s Foreign mission and Embassy must strive to meet the needs of Nigerians abroad and improve their services to them.

House committee chair urges Nigerian foreign missions to meet needs of nationals abroad

The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has said that Nigeria’s Foreign mission and Embassy must strive to meet the needs of Nigerians abroad and improve their services to them.
“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.

Niger: Bandits attack market, kill five vigilantes, injure many others

Five men of the vigilantes’ group have been reportedly killed while scores were injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday morning.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Coalition: President Buhari’s medical trip a violation of health act

The Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the UK as a violation of the National Health Act.
Rilwan Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.

Real One thanks sponsors for prize money at GOtv Boxing Night

Reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) world super featherweight champion, Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu, has thanked the organisers of GOtv Boxing Night for the N1 million prize awarded to him at the event.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo: Innocent Chukwuma was a thoroughbred social activist

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of the director of Ford Foundation, West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, who died on Saturday, April 3.
Rilwan Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.

Rilwan, Baby Face win WBF titles at GOtv Boxing Night 22

Rilwan Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.

#EndSARS: Bayelsa panel awards N16 million against police for killing teenager

The Bayelsa State Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Other Related Matters has in a judgment on a petition awarded the sum of N16m against the police for the extra-judicial killing of a teenager, late Innocent Kokorifa, in Yenagoa.
President of EL-Buba Outreach Ministries, Prophet Isa El-Buba, has said there are demonic Fulani sent to destroy Nigeria, urging the Church to intensify prayers and speak with one voice.

Prophet el-Buba: There are demonic Fulani sent to destroy Nigeria

His words: “I don’t have anything against the Fulani because I am one myself. My grandmother is Fulani. I have Fulani blood in my veins. But I can tell you that there are demonic Fulani who have been sent to destroy this country. There are sane Fulani. But I am saying there are demonic Fulani who have been sent to destroy Nigeria.”
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Scarcity of foreign rice hits Abuja, Jigawa markets

Hajiya Rahmatu Mohammed, a rice seller in Utako Market in Abuja, said in view of the scarcity, the price of foreign rice had increased in the market.

Nigerian Army arrest two ‘drug peddlers’ in Cross River

Troops attached to “Operation Akpakwu” Nigerian Army 13 Brigade Calabar, have arrested two suspected drug Peddlers allegedly involved in the peddling of substances suspected to be hard drugs in Calabar.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Kwara community gives herdsmen seven-day quit notice

The community under the aegis of Oro Descendants Union, in a statement titled, ‘We reject unlawful occupation of land in our community by Bororo/Fulani,’ signed by the National President and National Publicity Secretary of the union, Alhaji Uthman Balogun, and Mr. Kayode Adeyipo, respectively, said that the herdsmen allegedly evicted from Oyo State, had occupied Okerimi-Oro community since the last week of January, 2021.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Recurrence of jungle justice in Oyo worrisome

Newsmen observed that after the violent attacks on policemen which have drastically reduced the morale of the security men, there is hardly a week that someone or more will not be lynched by irate mob in different parts of the city.
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Sunday, said the spate of killings, kidnapping and other nefarious activities bedevilling Katsina State had turned the entire state into a house of horror with alarming rate of internally displaced persons.

Coalition: Katsina now House of Horror

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Sunday, said the spate of killings, kidnapping and other nefarious activities bedevilling Katsina State had turned the entire state into a house of horror with alarming rate of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Nollywood actors Laura Fidel and Kunle Remi emerged winners of the Best Kiss category at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards which held over the weekend in Ekiti State for their steaming performance in a short film titled Pole Girl.

Laura Fidel, Kunle Remi win best kiss at BON awards

Nollywood actors Laura Fidel and Kunle Remi emerged winners of the Best Kiss category at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards which held over the weekend in Ekiti State for their steaming performance in a short film titled Pole Girl.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Delta university law student drowns

A final-year law student of the Delta State University, Oleh campus, Jeffery Omatseyi, has drowned in Graceland Hotel swimming pool, Irri, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.

PDP rejects moves to regulate social media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration to regulate social media in Nigeria.
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Ohanaeze: Oyigbo crisis a threat to South-East/South-South tie

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the continued massacre of innocent Igbo residents in Oyigbo, Rivers State, was a threat to South East, South South relationship.

Group calls for military restraint as soldiers raze IPOB church base in Rivers

Rights group, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) has urged restraint over military siege on Oyigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state following destruction of lives and property by suspected Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

President Buhari: I’m against attacks on peaceful protesters by security agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that he is opposed to attacks on peaceful protesters by security officials.
An empty classroom is seen following a shooting at a school in Kumba, Cameroon, Oct. 24, 2020, in this screen grab obtained from a social media video.

Cameroon mourns seven children killed at school

Cameroon observed a day of national mourning Sunday, with the central African state’s flag flying at half-staff and millions of people taking to the streets, mosques, and churches to condemn barbarism and killing. People are also asking for investigations to be opened and for suspected killers and those promoting the separatist crisis that has killed 3,000 people in four years to face justice.

Nigerian Navy arrests 41, recovers looted items in Lagos

The Nigerian Navy (NN) says it has arrested 41 people for partaking in various criminal acts, including looting and attacks on innocent citizens in Lagos State, during the ENDSARS protests.
The lawmaker, representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanni Ganiyu, stated these on Thursday during the annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting held at Musaroq Hall, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos.

Lagos Assembly assures residents of more development

Residents in Lagos state have been assured of more developments in all facets of life by the Lagos State Government and advised to continue to embrace peace after the #EndSARS crisis in the state.

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Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill policemen, 12 cows in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have reportedly killed two policemen and razed a police station at Mkpatak, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Ondo governor charges Nigerians to work for unity of the country

Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he believes in one Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to continue to coexist peacefully.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT: Police reassure residents of safety

The Police Command in FCT has reassured residents of Abuja of adequate protection of lives and property.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest ‘kidnappers who killed victim after collecting ransom’

The Kaduna state police command has arrested four suspected kidnappers who killed their victim, Mohammed Kabiru, a six year old boy, after collecting N1 million ransom.
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Imo governor condemns silence of Nigerian leaders on insecurity

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has expressed concern over the failure of Nigerian leaders to outrightly condemn the spate of criminality currently rocking the country but have chosen instead to engage in blame games.

Lawyers back creation of state police

Some Lagos-based lawyers have appealed to the National Assembly to amend the constitution and include creation of state police to eradicate rising insecurity in the country.