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Two killed in Bayelsa cult clashes – official

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Ayiba Duba, who disclosed this on Thursday to newsmen, vowed that the state government was working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the cultists.

Abia PDP: We are not threatened by opposition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has said that it won’t be moved by the threat of the opposition in the state to take over power in 2023, saying that the opposition is not on ground in the state but only making noise.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest five for killing kidnap victim after collecting N5 million ransom

Five suspected criminals who murdered the person they kidnapped after collecting N5 million ransom, have been arrested by the police in Kaduna.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, on Saturday said nine persons lost their lives in a counter killing in Southern Kaduna.

Bandits kill 18 in Kaduna

Security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas occurring over the last 48 hours.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

NCDC: Coronavirus infection higher in males than females in Nigeria

A survey has found infection rates of COVID-19 to be higher among males than females in the country.
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IPOB ‘attacks’ APC registration officers, cart away materials in Anambra

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra State Chapter, Chief Basil Ejidike, has alleged that suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked registration officers and workers, carted away materials meant for the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise at Isseke in Ihiala local government area of the state.
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Gunmen abduct women, children in Niger

Armed men suspected to be bandits have staged a fresh attack in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bauchi: Police nab ‘ritualist’ over death of children

The police in Bauchi state have arrested a suspected ritualist over the killing of a child and recovered 26 pairs of children’s clothing in his house in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Promise Idorenyin, an SS2 student of Community Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state was paraded alongside her 38-year old lover, Okon Effiom Edet, who owns the locally-made double barrel pistol.

Cross River schoolgirl: I had no plan to shoot my teacher

Promise Idorenyin, an SS2 student of Community Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state was paraded alongside her 38-year old lover, Okon Effiom Edet, who owns the locally-made double barrel pistol.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Bandits kidnap 17 women in Katsina

The brigands abducted the women Thursday in Sabuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state while they were travelling to Funtua town for a wedding ceremony.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor rejects N500 million ransom demand as bandits cling to Kagara schoolboys

Hope was initially raised yesterday on freedom for the abducted 27 students and 15 others at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, but later dashed, with the bandits insisting on N500 million ransom before releasing the abductees and other people kidnaped in NSTA bus earlier in the week.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Offa bank robbery: How we killed 11 persons – suspects

Four suspected armed robbers in the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery in Kwara State yesterday told an Ilorin High Court how they killed no fewer than 11 persons during the incident.

Four killed as gunmen attack Plateau communities

Confirming the attack, yesterday, National President, Irigwe Development Association, IDA, Robbert Ashi, said three young persons were ambushed by the suspected herdsmen, Sunday evening, and killed between Jebbu Bassa and Rikwechongu villages while another person was killed at Zirshe village yesterday morning while some houses and food barns were burnt.
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APC registration exercise transfers party to masses – chieftains

Top shots of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend hailed the ongoing membership revalidation and registration of the party, saying the ownership of the party is being transferred to the masses.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC arrests two for vandalism as court convicts two others in Abia

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abia State Command have reportedly arrested two suspects for their alleged involvement in the vandalism, sales and receiving of government properties.

Rivers governor’s loyalists emerge PDP candidates for council poll

Both the PDP chairman Prince Uche Secondus and former Rivers governor Celestine Omehia have lost out to Governor Wike, in fielding candidates for the 17 April local council election.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has revealed that his administration is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that investments that belong to Akwa Ibom people are not left to waste, put into productive use.

Governor Emmanuel: We’ll ensure investments in Akwa Ibom become productive

Governor Udom Emmanuel has revealed that his administration is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that investments that belong to Akwa Ibom people are not left to waste, put into productive use.

We paid heavy ransom to free Kogi PDP chieftain’s widow from kidnappers – family

More facts have emerged about the abduction and subsequent release of widow of former Peoples Democratic chieftain in Kogi West senatorial district Barrister Kola-Ojo and six other passengers kidnapped with her between Iffe and Egbeda in Ijumu Local Government Area of the State.
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APC membership registration exercise in Kwara a sham – caretaker committee

Members of the Caretaker Executive Committee of the All Progressives congress (APC) in Kwara have rejected the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state, describing it as a sham.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian troops eliminate 19 fleeing Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Nigerian troops on Tuesday foiled an attack in Rann, eng 19 terrorists in five gun trucks, after a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram fighters.
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2023: APC’ll win Delta if leaders are less cantankerous – Cairo Ojougboh

Immediate past Interim Executive Director of Project, EDP on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, has said the All Progressives Congress, APC has a better prospect to win Delta State in 2023 if the leaders of the party could cooperate, began to be less cantankerous and do not match their ambition with hostility with other party members.
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Abductors of lorry owner in Ilorin demands N30 million ransom

Abductors of 46-year-old lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, who was reportedly kidnapped yesterday morning, have demanded N30 million ransom from the family of the victim for his freedom.

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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC activates Ondo state public health laboratory to its network

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has activated the inclusion of the Ondo State Public Health Laboratory to its Molecular Laboratory Network in the country.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Fraud: Court disqualifies lawyer as defence witness

The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter.
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello...

Senator Kalu urges Nigerian government to set up joint security committee

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has called on federal government to set up a joint committee of representatives of all security forces to help existing commands to fast-track the release of the abducted students in Niger.
The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Command, on Thursday disclosed the seizure of tramadol, used clothing and others with a Duty Paid Value of N223m.

Customs seizes tramadol, used clothing, others worth N223 million in Lagos

The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Command, on Thursday disclosed the seizure of tramadol, used clothing and others with a Duty Paid Value of N223m.
The Lagos State Government on Sunday noon announced the reopening of Third Mainland Bridge earlier than 7 pm scheduled time.

Minister: Third Mainland Bridge will be totally reopened ‘this weekend’

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos undergoing repairs, would be totally reopened to traffic ‘’this weekend’’.

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Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.

Championship club ‘set to take legal action’ against Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.
Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.

Benue governor: Bala Mohammed part of terrorist organisations terrorizing Nigeria

Governor Ortom who spoke in Makurdi while reacting to the recent media outing of the Bauchi Governor also alleged that the Bauchi state Governor’s unrelenting support for herders to carry AK47 rifles for self defence clearly indicated that the Governor was supporting the mindless killing of Nigerians by armed herders.

Olisa Metuh: My detention experience taught me a great lesson

Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says his recent experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Niger: Kagara students, staff not yet released by abductors

The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.
Akwa United’s right-back, Etim Mathew, has expressed confidence that the Promise Keepers have the wherewithal to conquer Enyimba International when the two teams will face each other on NPFL Match-day 12 on Wednesday in Aba.

Etim Matthew: Akwa United Going For Victory In Aba

Akwa United’s right-back, Etim Mathew, has expressed confidence that the Promise Keepers have the wherewithal to conquer Enyimba International when the two teams will face each other on NPFL Match-day 12 on Wednesday in Aba.