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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor: It’s time to seek God’s face on insecurity

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said it’s time for Nigerians to pray and seek God’s face on the issue of insecurity ravaging the country.
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Eid-el-Fitr: Katsina, Daura emirates suspend Durbar

The Katsina Emirate Council has cancelled Sallah Durbar, popularly called ‘Hawan-Sallah’.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

NSCIA: Ramadan fast continues, Sallah holds Thursday

The NSCIA said: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.

Serial killers nabbed in Osun reveal shallow graves they buried their victims in Benue

Two suspected notorious criminals who abduct, kill and bury their victims in shallow graves have been apprehended by the police in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
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AAC: DSS can’t intimidate Nigerians into forced patriotism

The African Action Congress, AAC, has stated that the Department of State Services, DSS, should now and cannot intimidate Nigerians into “forced patriotism” in a society where social justice is absent.

OPC: We’re ready to protect our people

Worried by the spate of banditry and kidnapping for ransom in some parts of Ogun State and perceived inability of the security agencies to stem the tide, the chapter of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Tuesday disclosed its readiness to protect all Oodua sons and daughters from the marauders threatening people’s lives and peace in the State.

Heavy security as Southern governors meet in Asaba

There is heavy security in Asaba the Delta State capital as southern governors meet today, Tuesday.
Following the decision to host The Experience Lagos — an annual gospel event — virtual, Head Pastor of the Rock Cathedral, Paul Adefarasin, has underscored the importance of technology in a pandemic-riddled year.

Lagos pastor advises members to have ‘escape plan’ from Nigeria

With the rising killings and kidnappings in the country, the Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has advised the members of his church to plan their exit from Nigeria.

Gani Adams: God‘ll not forgive President Buhari if Nigeria goes to war

Adams raised the alarm yesterday at his 51st birthday Thanksgiving programme held at the Saviour Ministries C & S Worldwide, Alausa, Lagos, while expressing worry at the growing spate of insecurity across the country.

Daura emirate bans Sallah durbar over insecurity

The Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar, has ruled out the traditional Sallah procession in the emirate for the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr over security challenges.

Group: Over 200 people killed in Benue this year

A group, MINDA Strategic Contact Group (MSCG) has disclosed that over 200 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen between January and April of this year in Benue State.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Nasir el-Rufai a sycophant, religious bigot

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
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.
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: I believe in one Nigeria

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he believes in one Nigeria.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urges Nigerian government stop blackmailing critics

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has urged the federal government to address the insecurity ravaging the country rather than spending time trying to blackmail anyone who criticises the present administration.

Unilorin boosts security across campus

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.

Oyo monarch: Selling land to foreigners fuelling insecurity

Tthe Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle Oloogunebi, says that selling native land to foreigners, particularly from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, has fuelled insecurity in Oyo State, as he called on residents of the state verify the nationality of prospective land buyers.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

35 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria's troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday.
9. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Nigeria army dismisses suggestions of military takeover

Nigeria's armed forces have dismissed suggestions that they should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is facing mounting pressure over the country's worsening insecurity.

Cardinal Onaiyekan, others express concern over insecurity, poverty in Nigeria

A Catholic Cardinal, John Onaiyekan, and other Christian clerics have expressed concern over insecurity in the country, urging political office holders to assist government to tackle the menace.

NBA: Nigerian governors must respect constitution on judicial autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has insisted that the 36 state governors must respect what the 1999 Constitution stipulates on the contending issue of full autonomy for the judiciary.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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 abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, CISLAC, Thursday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.

NEITI, CAC to name actual owners of oil and gas assets

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) are set to establish a joint coordination committee to disclose real owners of oil, gas and mining assets in the country.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys 1,855 personnel to beef up security in Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has deployed 1,855 personnel to beef up security during the Eid-el-fitr celebrations.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government extends work-from-home directive for workers till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below.
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EFCC to approve movement of funds by NGOs in Northeast

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday declared that movement of funds by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east must be approved by it.
Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has enjoined the federaral government to complete the Koko-Oghoye road,Warri north local government area, adding that it should also revisit the gas industrial park-EPZ project in Ogidigben in the state.

Warri begin final rites for deceased monarch, coronation process for successor

Olu of Warri-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, son of the late Atuwatse II, the kingdom’s 19th monarch, has began a 90-day compulsory seclusion.