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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 protesters for ‘disturbance of peace’ in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara State on Tuesday paraded 15 protesters accused of criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbance and riot in Kaura Namoda
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’s victory at tribunal, reflection of people’s will – APC chieftain

Mrs Omowumi Olatunji-Ohwovoriole, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, has described Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s victory at the Election Petition Tribunal, as a reflection of the people’s will.
“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.

Bandits again kill two persons in Zamfara

The bandits stormed the residents of the deceased at low cost area of Kaura Namoda area of Zamfara State, unleashed terror attacks where they were said to have killed Usama Nazifi, 37-year-old and Bashiru Muhammad, 39-year-old, all staff of the Federal Polytechnic in the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police redeploys DPO in Zamfara for ‘conniving’ with bandits – spokesman

The Zamfara Police Command has redeployed its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda, following allegations of fraternizing and conniving with bandits terrorizing the area.

Ex-Reps member:Governors more political than conventional in reconciling with bandits

Aminu Sani, former House of Representatives member for Kaura-Namoda/Birnin-Magaji Federal Constituency in Zamfara, has called for genuine and coordinated efforts by governors to tackle the spate of banditry and kidnapping in northern Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police rescue kidnapped victims, recover stolen cows in Zamfara

The Nigeria Police Command in Zamfara said it rescued five kidnapped victims, recovered 11 rustled cows and stolen vehicle in Kaura Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau local government areas of the state.
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 victims in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara said they have rescued five kidnapped victims and recovered 11 rustled cows and stolen vehicles in Kaura Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau local government areas of the state.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son flees to U.S. – EFCC tells court

Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has fled to the United States of America (USA), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Official: Nigerian government disburses over N1.3 billion to 131,764 households in Zamfara

The Federal Government has begun the second disbursement of over N1.3 billion to 131,764 beneficiaries in Zamfara under the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT).
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Troops kill 80 terrorists, arrests four cultists, others in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops on internal security operations across the country have killed 80 terrorists, bandits and other criminals disturbing the peace of the country. The soldiers also arrested four cultists, recovered several arms and ammunition and rescued three kidnapped persons during the operations conducted between January 7 and 14, DHQ announced on Wednesday.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion on Wednesday killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State, defence spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Troops kill over 50 bandits, recover rustled livestock in Zamfara

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, on Saturday, eliminated no fewer than 50 bandits at Kuriya village in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara, Defence Headquarters says.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Troops kill over 50 bandits, recover rustled livestock in Zamfara

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, on Saturday, eliminated no fewer than 50 bandits at Kuriya village in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara, Defence Headquarters says.
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PDP supporters defect to APC in Zamfara

A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Kungurki Ward in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara has defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: We’ll make sure Kankara incident never repeats itself

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said it would make sure the kind of lapses that led to the recent abduction of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State did not repeat itself. APC urged the security agencies in the country to note the lessons of the Kankara experience and prevent a recurrence.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar mourns murdered emir’s aides

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Saturday, expressed sadness over the brutal murder of aides and security details of Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha by bandits that attacked his convoy on Friday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said that 112 persons lost their lives in Bauchi State, while several others sustained injuries in no fewer than 1,750 road accidents recorded in the last six months.

FRSC: 6 die, 4 injured in Niger auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger Sector Command, has confirmed the death of six persons in an accident that occurred on Bida/Kutigi road on Thursday.
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Three Zamfara traders killed in kidnappers’ den

They were among 13 traders from the Dansadau community, who were kidnapped while travelling in an 18-seater bus at Mashayar Zaki along Gusau-Dansadau road, 82 km north of Gusau, the state capital.
The Defence Headquarters says, the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, have apprehended seven suspected bandits and five of their collaborators in different operations in Zamfara.

Troops arrest 12 bandits, collaborators in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says, the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, have apprehended seven suspected bandits and five of their collaborators in different operations in Zamfara.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Security operatives re-arrest Faisal Maina – lawyer

Mr Mohammed Sheriff, lawyer to Rep Umar Dan-Galadima, who stood as surety for Faisal, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), told Justice Okon Abang that the defendant (Faisal) has been arrested by security operatives.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Witness exposes Abdulrasheed Maina’s son in court

Rouqayya, a Principal Detective Superintendent (PDS) with the EFCC, stated in the testimony, that Faisal Maina made contradictory statements concerning the registration of a company he allegedly used in siphoning funds to the tune of N58million.

How Abdulrasheed Maina, others stole N14 billion from pension account – witnes

The trial of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on money laundering charges continued in his absence on Wednesday, as a witness, Mrs. Rouquayya Ibrahim, narrated how he stole over N14billion from the federal pension account.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has given a House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima (Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State), up till December 4 this year to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina.

House of Reps member gets deadline to produce fleeing Abdulrasheed Maina’s son

A Federal High Court in Abuja has given a House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima (Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State), up till December 4 this year to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 protesters for ‘disturbance of peace’ in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara State on Tuesday paraded 15 protesters accused of criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbance and riot in Kaura Namoda
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor approves recruitment of 500 health workers

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the recruitment of 500 health workers to fix the gap in the health sector across the state.
Chelsea and Leicester City have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during a Premier League clash on Tuesday night.

Chelsea, Leicester City fined over Stamford Bridge brawl

Chelsea and Leicester have been fined £22,500 by the Football Association after an ugly brawl between the teams at the end of their fiery Premier League clash.
Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid could see Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz join him at the Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti wants Fabian Ruiz at Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid could see Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz join him at the Bernabeu.
New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has explained his decision to depart Everton and join Los Blancos, as he replaces Zinedine Zidane in the hot seat at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti: I’ve been presented with an unexpected opportunity at Real Madrid

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has raised the alarm that fraudsters were using his office to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

Nigeria declares 132 travellers ‘wanted’ for ‘violating’ coronavirus protocols

The Nigerian government has again publicly declared a total of 132 travellers as “persons of interest,” for allegedly violating new protocols put in place to halt the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease in the country.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said he had sensed before the Champions League final that his side would win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel says he sensed Chelsea would win Champions League final

Tuchel guided Paris Saint-Germain to last season's Champions League final which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich. PSG sacked the German in December but he was almost immediately hired by Chelsea and led the Russian-owned club to the second Champions League victory in their history thanks to a single goal from Kai Havertz in Porto.
However, speaking in a telephone interview with newmen during the weekend, SOKAPU’s president, Jonathan Asake, said his group “is not positive” towards the prospects of the peace-building efforts.

SOKAPU: Southern Kaduna wants own state

Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has sought the creating a new state from the present Kaduna State so as to stop the bloody violence that seemed to defy solution in the state.
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Euro 2020: Kevin De Bruyne hands Belgium huge injury boost

Belgium have received a huge boost for Euro 2020 with the news that Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery after fracturing his nose and eye socket
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Champions League final: Chelsea boss admits shock over Manchester City’s line-up

Thomas Tuchel admits he was ‘surprised’ by Pep Guardiola’s decision to omit Fernandinho from Manchester City’s starting line-up in Saturday’s Champions League final.