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Archbishop Kaigama: Kidnappings in Nigeria will continue if…

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, is one of Nigeria’s most respected clergymen. He served as the President of Nigerian Bishops Conference (2012-2018), and currently chairs the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018. - Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

US to release report blaming Saudi prince in Jamal Khashoggi murder

A US intelligence report expected to be made public Friday will blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — a key figure in the US-Saudi relationship — for the murder and dismemberment of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Benfica (Image- ARIS MESSINIS-AFP via Getty Images)

Cesc Fabregas: Bukayo Saka mature, intelligent for his age

Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas says Bukayo Saka is too mature and intelligent for his young age, following his impact in the Gunners’ dramatic win against Benfica in Thursday night Europa League clash.
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NDLEA arrests 8 drug traffickers in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers with 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state.

Germany bans Salafist Muslim group

Berlin’s senate department for interior affairs on Thursday said it had banned a “jihad-salafist” association Jama’atu Berlin, also known as Tauhid Berlin, and that police had undertaken the raids, without giving further details.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

18 killed as dozens of bandits neutralised in Kaduna

Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest five for killing kidnap victim after collecting N5 million ransom

Five suspected criminals who murdered the person they kidnapped after collecting N5 million ransom, have been arrested by the police in Kaduna.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.

NITDA proffers way forward for Nigeria’s digital transformation

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Kashifu Abdulahhi, has stated that Nigeria’s attainment of digital transformation depends on the optimisation of the vast opportunities embedded in the space ecosystem.
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 recovers bodies of four soldiers killed in Orlu

The Nigerian Army has recovered the corpses of four soldiers allegedly killed by members of the pro-Biafra group, IPOB, in Orlu, Imo State.
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.

Bandits kill 18 in Kaduna

Security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas occurring over the last 48 hours.
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja..

NAF plane crash victims for burial Thursday

On Thursday, seven Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officers killed in Sunday’s air crash at Abuja will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery, Airport Road, in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital.
Apparently to brief the President on the ongoing military operations in his domain, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma Tuesday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, Imo governor hold talks over ‘Orlu unrest’

Apparently to brief the President on the ongoing military operations in his domain, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma Tuesday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor: Insecurity designed to destroy Nigeria

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has observed that the prevailing insecurity across the country is calculated to destroy Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja..

CAS: Crashed plane stopped in Abuja to refuel

The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the seven Nigerian Air Force personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja , as a great loss, not only to the NAF but the entire Nation.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: Hisbah is constitutional

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has explained that the new Hisbah Commission in the state should not be perceived as a legalistic gimmick intent on fostering anything other than the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on residents of the State.
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: Fulani herdsmen aren’t bandits but militants fighting ‘ethnic survival’

The former captain in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, spoke on a Channels TV programme, while reeling out his experience with the armed herders. His words: “It is a complex issue. It is an ethnic war and the solution is dialogue and teaching them Islam. To them, they are talking about an ethnic existence.”
The president of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Abdul Fari, has congratulated the new commander-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi.

IPMAN hails new NSCDC chief’s appointment

The president of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Abdul Fari, has congratulated the new commander-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince accused of helping evade U.N. Libya sanctions

Erik Prince, the private security executive and supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, “at the very least” helped evade an arms embargo on Libya, according to excerpts from a United Nations report seen by Reuters.
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Official: Why Imo government invited soldiers to Orlu

Channels TV quoted the Attorney General of Imo State, Cyprian Akaolisa, as saying the operation, which was conducted jointly with the police, was aimed at “clearing camps” said to have been built by the Eastern Security Network, a security arm of the pro-Biafra group, IPOB.
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NDLEA arrests notorious drug kingpin in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agent has arrested a drug baron, Chidi Olife, who escaped arrest for unlawful importation of 5.250kg of heroin concealed in books from Karachi, Pakistan to Lagos since June 2010.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian troops repel ISWAP attack on Borno community

Dikwa is about 86km Northeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Security sources informed newsmen that a large group of gunmen believed to be members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, invaded the community, armed with gun trucks.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA seizes 1,292kg of illicit drug in Ondo forest, arrests nine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, have arrested nine dealers of illicit drugs and seized from then 1,292 kilograms of cannabis sativa and its seeds.

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FILE PHOTO - A worker looks on as the second delivery of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is offloaded at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 27, 2021. Kim Ludbrook-Pool via REUTERS

South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) congratulates players on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 28, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
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NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

African swine fever detected in South Africa’s Western Cape

South Africa’s Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the provincial head of agriculture said.

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.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Judge approves $650 million Facebook privacy settlement over facial recognition feature

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to be paid “as expeditiously as possible.”
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Passage of PIB’ll unlock several midstream gas opportunities

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several midstream gas opportunities and enhance domestic gas utilisation.
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NDLEA seizes Tramadol capsules worth N50 million in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 46.8 kilograms of suspected Tramadol capsules worth N50 million in Mubi, Mubi North Local Government area of Adamawa.