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Five men get death penalty in Bangladesh over 1971 war crimes

A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced five men to death for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971.

Ogun students give Customs 14 days ultimatum to employ relative of slain student

The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) on Wednesday lamented the alleged reckless killing of a student by the Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and issued a 14 – day ultimatum to it to employ a relative of the slain student into the service to avert the students’ wrath.
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.

Three more elephants killed in Sri Lanka, bringing toll to seven

Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.

Police hunt for assassins of PDP, APC leaders in Rivers

Detectives at Homicide Department of the Rivers State Police Command is working round the clock to arrest the assassins behind the murder of Nwozuruaka Anele, a youth leader, and a two time Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alakahia community chapter in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State at about 2 am on Saturday, September 21.

Women protest in Rivers over killing of young women

Hundreds of women on Wednesday morning marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt, protesting the killing of young women in hotels in Rivers State.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari urged to spend school feeding fund on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to review the ongoing school-feeding programme embarked upon by his administration and channel the huge fund earmarked for it to it to a more productive scheme.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Troops neutralise two terrorists in Borno

Two Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by troops of Alaka Dodo, a component of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast, the Nigerian Army has announced.
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Southeast governors write President Buhari over Enugu airport closure, herdsmen

Southeast Governors’ Forum on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to defer the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to end of October 2019.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

I’m working tirelessly to end Jukun, Tiv crisis – Taraba governor

Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku said on Tuesday that he was working tirelessly with his Benue counterpart Samuel Ortom to end the crisis between the Tiv and Jukun in the border area of the states.

Family accuses cleric of hypnotising, killing son

The family of Pelumi Babayemi has accused the pastor of a Christ Apostolic Church, David Ayorinde, of allegedly hypnotising and killing their son in the Ifo area of Ogun State.

Insecurity: Olu Falae urges Nigerians to rise up, defend their communities

Elder statesman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has urged all Nigerian communities to design their own security architecture and defend themselves within the limits of the law.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria currently in darkness

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has met with leadership of Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest, Kogi and Kwara States, saying that the nation is currently in darkness due to wanton insecurity and killings.

Senator Akintoye: Why Southwest should continue to resist Ruga

Renowned historian and Second Republic Senator Banji Akintoye on Tuesday urged the people of the Southwest to strengthen the resolve of the six governors from the region to reject the proposed Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA).

Mike Ozekhome faults proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria

Mike Ozekhome, a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, has faulted the Federal Government over the proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ite.

Police arrest five suspects over motorcyclist killed during festival

The police in Ekiti State have arrested five persons in connection with the killing of a commercial motorcyclist in Ikere Ekiti.

Police nab two for kidnapping, killing eight-year old girl

Two suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Kano State Police Command for kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl, Aisha Umar.

Mother, daughter report hired assassin to police for failing to kill target

A Spanish woman hired her son-in-law to kill her partner and then went to the police to file a complaint of fraud when he failed to follow through with the murder, police said on Thursday.

Governor Masari optimistic of military’s capacity to end banditry

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has expressed confidence in the ability of the nation’s military to end banditry, kidnapping and killing of innocent people in the state.

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Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

2020 Budget: Federal government to reintegrate ex-militants with N65 billion

The Federal Government has earmarked N65 billion for the reintegration of ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

NUPENG raises the alarm over bad roads, extortion by touts

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
Real Madrid are reportedly tracking the progress of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Real Madrid ‘tracking progress’ of Rennes starlet

Camavinga has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under Julien Stéphan, starting all nine Ligue 1 games thus far.

Stranger disappears with one-year-old child in Ebonyi

There was anxiety in the Ogbe Hausa area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as a stranger reportedly disappeared with a one-year-old child, Esomchi Oyoke.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).