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Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.

Ogun PDP gets new executive committee

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, deepened on Friday, as the faction loyal to Senator Buruji Kashamu, inaugurated its new state executive members to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ogun doctors begin three-day warning strike amid coronavirus

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, says its members will commence a three-day warning strike on Monday.
Donating the food items on behalf of the State Government, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said the security forces in the State are partners in the development agenda of the State.

Ogun extends stimulus package to security personnel

As part of efforts to appreciate the role being played by security personnel during the lockdown in Ogun State as well as mitigate its economic effects on their families, the State Government has donated some food items to officers across all security outfits operating in the State.

Ondo pays salary arrears of ex-political office holders

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid former political office holders, two out of the seven months salary arrears owed by the Olusegun Mimiko administration.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.

Appeal Court upholds Benue PDP Reps member’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, on Friday affirmed the election of Dr Richard Gbande of the PDP as member representing Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency in Benue.
Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.

Benue tomato farmers lament wastage, call on government for solution

Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.

Several persons missing as tribal militias attack, burn down village in Taraba

Several people have been reported missing, with many houses and other property burnt in an early morning attack on villages in Donga local government area of Taraba State, barely 48 hours after the signing of a peace accord by Jukun and Tiv stakeholders to end the five-month-old conflict between the two ethnic groups.

Jukun/Tiv crisis: Taraba peace accord collapses after 48 hours

Barely 48 hours after signing a peace accord to end the five-month crisis between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in Taraba State, a Jukun militia group attacked a community in Donga Local Government Area of the State.

Former Benue SIP boss arraigned for ‘misappropriating N195.6 million’

Terhide Utaan, the former Focal Person of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) in Benue State, has been arraigned for allegedly misappropriating N195,689,980.00

APC: Governor Ortom mortgaging Benue future with loans

The opposition All Progressives Congress in Benue State on Wednesday called on the Debt Management Office and other relevant agencies to henceforth check loans being obtained by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Pensioners protest at Benue government house

Pensioners in Benue State, on Wednesday, shut down Government House, Makurdi over non-payment of their pension allowances and gratuities.

Tribunal sacks Assembly member in Benue

The National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday nullified the election of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Gboko West State constituency area of Benue State, Terna Achii.
Kidnap Victim

Benue college provost kidnapped

Benue Police Command said, yesterday, that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Mr. Tsavwua Gborigyo.

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Journalists film the car which crashed into the gate of the main entrance of the chancellery in Berlin, the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany [Fabrizio Bensch-Reuters]

Car hits gate outside German chancellor’s office

The vehicle with ‘Stop Globalisation Politics’ and ‘You damn killers of children and old people’ graffitied rams gate, causing no damage.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government sets up N75 billion youth investment fund

As part of the fallout of the #EndSARS protests, the Federal Government has set out N75 billion Youth Investment Fund (YIF) for young people with creative ability.

Fire guts Benue market again

About 100 shops were on Wednesday morning razed by fire at the Otukpo Main Market in Otukpo, Benue State.
Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru is set to leave Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in January with Turkish and German clubs interested in his signing him on loan.

Henry Onyekuru to leave Monaco on loan in January

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru is set to leave Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in January with Turkish and German clubs interested in his signing him on loan.
Fiona Braka, a representative of the UN agency, made this known at a press conference ahead of the 2020 World AIDS Day organised by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

UNAIDS: 45,000 persons living with HIV in Nigeria died in 2019

At least 45,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria died in 2019, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Tuesday.