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“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.

Five ‘armed robbers’ shot dead in Benue

Five suspected armed robbers have been shot dead by policemen in Ugba, headquarters of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor increases corps members’ monthly allowance to N15,000

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has increased the monthly allowance of corps members serving in Oyo State from N5,000 to N15,000.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Rotimi Amaechi: Curfew in Rivers a result of Nyesom Wike’s failure

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, and the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, have disagreed over the security challenge in the state.
There was jubilation on Saturday morning as the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru autonomous community in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu, his cabinet chiefs and palace guards regained freedom from kidnappers’ den.

Kidnapped Imo monarch, others regain freedom

There was jubilation on Saturday morning as the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru autonomous community in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu, his cabinet chiefs and palace guards regained freedom from kidnappers’ den.
Governor Zulum of Borno state, GMD NNPC Mele Kyari and Executive Chairman Borno Rural Electrification Board, Engineer Abdulsalam Kachallah discussing at Govt House Maiduguri soon after the GMD led other Delegations to Maiduguri on a plan to Establish Gap Power Plant in the next coming four months after Boko Haram destroyed National Grid supplying power to the state.

NNPC to partner Borno government to establish gas power plant

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari has said that the corporation will partner with Borno State Government to establish a Gas Power Plant following the vandalization of the national grid by insurgents which put the state almost three months into total blackout.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl’s father: Words can’t describe my happiness

Rilwanu Mohammed Jangebe, father of two of the 279 abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, who regained their freedom in the early hours of Tuesday, has said that words cannot describe his happiness.

Dikwa residents rejoice after troops dislodge Boko Haram terrorists

Residents and Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa have expressed joy after Nigerian troops dislodged Boko Haram fighters and restored order in the town.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

Niger rules out ransom for abductions at GSSS Kagara

Niger state government has ruled out paying any ransom for 42 students and staff abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kagara.
DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said Saturday that he has pardoned two men convicted over the assassination of former ruler Laurent-Desire Kabila, the father of his political rival Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo frees 26 prisoners for Laurent Kabila’s assassination

Jubilation at the Makala prison in Kinshasa Friday as Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi pardoned at least 26 men, who were convicted for planning the assassination of ex-president Laurent Kabila in 2001.
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Boko Haram kills seven in Christmas Eve attack

Boko Haram jihadists killed at least seven people in a Christmas Eve assault on a village in Nigeria's restive northeast, local sources told AFP on Friday.

SIM registration: Nigerian government waives NIN retrieval fee

The Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Identity Management Commission have been ordered to remove the fee imposed on subscribers for National Identification Number retrieval requests.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Experts: Border reopening will make us competitive

Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Plan­ning, disclosed that President Bu­hari approved the reopening of the borders while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP asks INEC to deregister APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister the All Progressives Congress, APC, over what it described as total failure, humongous corruption as well as the plagues of economic recession, violence, killings and hardship the party brought to the people.
Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of returning to Camp Nou, insisting his period as Barcelona manager is over.

Txiki Begiristain: We are really happy with Pep Guardiola’s commitment

Speaking to the Man City’s official website, he said: “Pep is really happy and we are really happy with his commitment to Man City for this next two years. He is already working hard as always, thinking how to beat the opponent. I am so happy to see him here…”
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

ASUU, others jubilate as Nigerian government reinstates UNILAG vice-chancellor

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, has lauded the Federal Government for what it said was “standing on the path of justice’’ by reinstating the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
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Lagos APC, PDP bicker over calls for governor’s resignation

Lagos APC spokesman Seye Oladejo said this while reacting to calls by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Sanwo-Olu to consider resignation in view of what PDP called “the collapse of good governance in the state, particularly in the last 10 days”.
President Muhammadu Buhari and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

Nigerians excited over Akin Adesina’s re-election as AfDB president

Many Nigerians have expressed delight over the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue 35-year-old man held captive by father for 15 years

The police in Kano on Sunday freed a 35 years old man held captive allegedly by his biological father for 15 years at Skeka quarters within Kano metropolis.
A female police officer has suffered a serious head injury after bottles were thrown in chaotic scenes in Leeds city centre following the Whites’ promotion to the Premier League.

Police officer suffers serious head injury during Leeds celebrations

A female police officer has suffered a serious head injury after bottles were thrown in chaotic scenes in Leeds city centre following the Whites’ promotion to the Premier League.
Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has denied allegations that he alongside Senate President and other federal lawmakers received N-Power recruitment slots from the Minister of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.

Bauchi speaker donates transformer to Maje town after three years of darkness

There was wild jubilation in Maje town, headquarters of Guda Ward in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Thursday as Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, provided a 33KVA transformer to restore electricity in the community after three years of darkness.

Jubilation in Imo as Supreme Court declares Senator Uzodinma governor

Jubilation has taken over the political atmosphere of Imo state, after the supreme court declared Senator Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, authentic winner of the 2019 governorship election.
There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Wild jubilation in Sagamu over Anthony Joshua’s victory

There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Total targets more renewable electricity, LNG production by 2030

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The weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is taking place at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

President Buhari approved constitution of FHA board

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State Chapter, says it is very proud of the good governance and rare virtues in the late former Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, even in death.

Oyo APC: We’re proud of Senator Ajimobi, even in death

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The country director of Amnesty International (AI) Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, says the federal government is “highly sensitive to criticism” and only focuses on appearances.

Amnesty: Nigerian government highly sensitive to criticism

The country director of Amnesty International (AI) Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, says the federal government is “highly sensitive to criticism” and only focuses on appearances.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hardline judiciary chief wins Iranian presidential

Conservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is clearly in the lead with most of the votes counted in Iran’s presidential election, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Kebbi school attack: Bandits release pictures of abducted pupils, staffers

Heavily armed bandits, on Monday, released photographs showing some of the abducted students and staff members of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State.
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House urged to drop press regulation bill

The Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), comprising the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), yesterday called on the House of Representatives to step down a bill seeking to amend the Nigerian Press Council Act as the matter is sub judice.
A friend of Nollywood actress, Mbong Amata, has urged everyone to ignore the claims by her ex-husband, Jeta Amata, about her being missing.

Jeta Amata accused of faking alarm over ex-wife’s ‘disappearance’

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Lagos assembly amends law setting up state electoral commission

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday amended a portion of the law, which created the state Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).