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Hundreds of Oyigbo residents have fled the community over fear of reprisal attacks from the Nigerian Army following the alleged killing of five soldiers by the members of the outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
Following yesterday’s failed attempted jail break at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons, a detachment of soldiers from Sector 1 Command of ‘Operations Delta Safe’, have been stationed at strategic points within the facility vicinity.
Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
Kinsmen of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, have disagreed with Senator Ali Ndume for saying he does not know their son’s whereabouts.
Three persons were feared dead and many wounded when a patrol team of military and police officials raided communities in Andoni council area of Rivers State.
The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu A Muhammad (retd), has urged the State governments across Nigeria to start desilting river channels, canals to control flooding across the country and made provisions of shelters for evacuated victims.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye-Ogunwusi Enitan, has called on the Federal, state governments and law makers to provide legislation, policy and funding to promote African Traditional Medicine (ATM).
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has expressed concern over increasing number of fake Facebook accounts and other social media handles displaying the name of the Academy.
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again lamented the loss of the late publisher and businessman, Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as a major national loss.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who reeled out the figures for State’s IGR from January to June 2020 while addressing journalists in Asaba, said the State government would not be distracted by hirelings who were bent on derailing it through deliberate misinformation over alleged embezzlement of funds.
There are now more than over 280,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian army to try one of its officers Major-General Hakeem Otiki, is set to deliver judgement.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented letter of appointment to the newly appointed Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed that all major and community markets throughout the state be reopened for business activities on Saturday, May 23.
Piqued by the gruesome killing of 300 level student of the University of Jos, Rinji Bala, by security operatives, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed that thorough investigation should be carried to unravel the circumstance surrounding the killing of the young man, just as the Operation Safe Haven has arrested and detained the security man that pulled the trigger.
The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Republic of Senegal to pay 50 million CFA francs as compensation to a Belgian, Mrs Lays Ghislaine, for violation of her right to liberty while in detention in the country prior to her extradition five years ago.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.
The Sokoto State governor, while defending his administration’s delay in the distribution of the relief items to residents of the state, had blamed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, saying the minister’s directive that the state delayed the distribution so as to pool all the donations together, was the reason for the action.
The statement titled, ‘Lekki Tollgate Shooting: PANDEF supports Catholic Bishops’ Call for a thorough investigation’ read, “PANDEF calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation, take full responsibility for the horrible occurrence at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday, 20th October 2020 and direct the immediate commencement of actions to bring to book those behind that incident.
The Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State, has relisted the N2 billion alleged fraud case against a former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, and his former Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, for retrial.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has announced an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8 pm to 7 am in the state effective from Sunday, October 25, 2020.
The Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has warned that the EndSARS protest must not be labelled as Igbo affairs.
Victor Osimhen featured prominently as Napoli secured a 2-1 comeback victory over Benevento in Sunday’s Serie A game.
The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged youths in the state to embrace peace by availing themselves of opportunities for dialogue and avoid acts of hooliganism and vandalism following in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured youth in the state of 60 per cent representation in his new cabinet as part of his administration’s efforts to redress their grievances.