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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over a week and the third since December in Nigeria's north, where a surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread breakdown of security.
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Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NDLEA intercepts container containing two million capsules of Tramadol in Apapa port

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the interception of a container load of Tramadol at the Apapa seaport in Lagos, just as 90 persons including an Indian were caught in its dragnet during raids of some drug cartels in parts of Lagos where a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were reportedly seized.
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NDLEA nabs man who imports drugs-baked cakes, biscuits for Lagos elites

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has burst a syndicate that specialised in importing cakes, biscuits and other confections (baked with drugs) for the rich in Lagos State, arresting the leader— Samuel Ebenezer.
Developers of the Eko Atlantic City Project have described the need to tackle housing deficit in Nigeria by bridging the Gap with infrastructure project to address the complexity of housing deficit problems adding that this would Reflate on the economy and lead the gateway for emerging markets.

Developers vow to tackle housing deficit to reflate economy for emerging markets

Developers of the Eko Atlantic City Project have described the need to tackle housing deficit in Nigeria by bridging the Gap with infrastructure project to address the complexity of housing deficit problems adding that this would Reflate on the economy and lead the gateway for emerging markets.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

Nigeria’s young protesters trapped between trauma and fear

The Lekki tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria's sprawling megacity of 20 million people, has frozen in time since October when security forces shot at peaceful protesters.

Lekki estate landlords sue AMCON over ‘disregard’ for court orders

Residents and landlords of Victory Park Estate, Lekki, Lagos State, have accused the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON, of harassment over their property despite pending court cases and orders.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC: Why we denied Lagos panel’s forensic expert access to our systems

The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has explained why that it barred forensic experts hired by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry from accessing its systems as some members of the panel had alleged when stating their opposition to the company’s reopening of Lekki tollgate.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

Lekki Estate residents list conditions for toll gate reopening

Residents of estates around Lekki, under the aegis of Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA), have given the Lagos State Government and Lekki Concession Company (LCC), managers of the Lekki/Epe Expressway, conditions for the re-opening of the Lekki Toll Gate.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor orders probe into ‘brutalisation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to institute an investigation into the harassment of some protesters who were arrested during last Saturday’s botched protest at the Lekki Tollgate.
Nigerian Disc Jockey, Catherine Udeh aka ‘DJ Switch,’ has kicked against the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS to hand over the Lekki toll plaza to its owner, the Lekki Concession Company LLC

LCC: Why we need to reopen Lekki Tollgate

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) said the company needs to reopen the Lekki Tollgate to be able to retain its staff and pay pending debts.
Nigerian singer, Ric Hassani, has disclosed that he was robbed in broad daylight by men who posed as soldiers.

Ric Hassani: How l was robbed by men posing as soldiers

“I really didn’t want to have to say anything. I handled yesterday like nothing happened. I like to see these things as beneath me to be honest, Thieves are not meant to move me. I would buy another phone and move but you, you still would keep having to steal to survive. Terrible.”
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lagos PDP slams governor over arrest, ‘humiliation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest, humiliation and trial of #OccupyLekki protesters yesterday, as a sad reminder of what Nigerians went through in the hands of military dictators.
The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested 76 residents of Lagos for violating COVID-19 protocols by holding a birthday party.

Police arrest 76 Lagos residents for ‘violating’ coronavirus protocols

The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested 76 residents of Lagos for violating COVID-19 protocols by holding a birthday party.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lekki toll gate protesters to be charged to court

Protesters arrested at the Lekki toll gate are expected to be charged to court before the end of the day.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shootings – witnesses

Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos, Reuters witnesses said.
1. Morocco won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second time by overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Sunday night.

Amnesty urges Nigerian government to protect right to peaceful protest

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has urged the Federal Government to protect the right of citizens to peaceful protest.
4. Morocco won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second time by overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Sunday night.

Police arrest protesters at Lekki tollgate

On Saturday morning, dozens of armed police officers were stationed at the tollgate awaiting any protesting group. At about 7 a.m., about three patrol vans filled with police officers headed towards Lekki. It was unclear what their mission was.
No fewer than eighty-three cultists and criminals have been arrested by Benue State Police Command after some black spots were cracked down during the festive period.

Dozens of police officers deployed to Lekki tollgate ahead of protests

The police authorities have deployed a large contingent of officials to the Lekki tollgate ahead of Saturday’s planned protests.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC: Why we want to reopen Lekki tollgate

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the company in charge of the Lekki toll plaza, has appealed to Nigerian youth to refrain from the planned #occupyLekkitollgate protest and the #DefendLagos counter-protest slated to hold at the Lekki Tollgate.
Protesters march at Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos State, during a peaceful demonstration against police brutality in Nigeria, on October 20, 2020. Authorities of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sonwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hours curfew on the state effective 4pm on Tuesday, due to the violent attacks on police officers and innocent Nigerians. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria government warns Lagos protesters over #EndSARS rally

Nigeria's government on Thursday warned against weekend protests in Lagos to demand justice for victims of a deadly shooting during demonstrations last year.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

Lagos government moves to abort Lekki tollgate protests

The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally

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