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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerian government trailing those plotting to destabilise country

As the spate of attacks and violent killings rises nationwide, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government was trailing those behind the mayhem with a view to unmasking and prosecuting the masterminds of the dastardly acts.
The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, yesterday gave an assurance that the Ijaws would not be instigated into any war with their neighbours.

Delta monarch assures Ijaws won’t be instigated into another war with neighbours

The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, yesterday gave an assurance that the Ijaws would not be instigated into any war with their neighbours.
Following the recent announcement of the Southeast regional Vigilante group, Ebubeagu, the security outfit has made its first public outing in Ebonyi.

Ebubeagu: Southeast security outfit makes first public appearance two weeks after establishment

Following the recent announcement of the Southeast regional Vigilante group, Ebubeagu, the security outfit has made its first public outing in Ebonyi.
The Kaduna State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected Yusuf Zailani as the new speaker of the house.

Kaduna speaker: Murder of university students aimed to stop education in Northern Nigeria

The Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Zailani has condemned the series of attacks in states of the North, saying the murder of abducted students of a private university was calculated to stop education in the region.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor urges citizens to provide intelligence reports to security agencies, government

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has again advised people of the Eastern flank of the state and other parts of Sokoto State who have been inundated by the violence of cross border marauders to shed their lethargy and provide timely as well as actionable intelligence to security operatives in order to checkmate the activities of bandits in the area.
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NBS: States IGR fell to N1.31 trillion in 2020

The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed in its report on ‘Internally Generated Revenue at state level for fourth quarter and full year 2020’.

NSF: Team Nasarawa attacked, one feared dead

Team Nasarawa contingent to the just concluded 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin City, Edo State escaped death on Thursday nightwhile returning to Laifa.
The Legislative Arm of the Suruler Local Government has impeached the elected chairman, Tajudeen Ajide.

Lagos council boss impeached for ‘misappropriation of funds’

The Legislative Arm of the Suruler Local Government has impeached the elected chairman, Tajudeen Ajide.
Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director for defence information, DHQ

DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.

‘Herdsmen’ attack three women in Ekiti

Less than a month after two farmers were killed by herdsmen in Isaba-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, three farmers have been brutally attacked again by people suspected to be herders in Irele-Ekiti in the same Local Government Area.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

67 Security agents killed in Southeast, South-South in 3 months

No fewer than 67 security agents, comprising the police, Navy and prison wardens, have been killed by gunmen in the South East and South South since December last year.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

Niger senator urges security agencies to adopt new strategies to fight insurgency, banditry

Worried by the killing of five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman by gunmen in Alawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state on Thursday, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa has advised the Nigeria’s security agencies on the need to adopt new strategies to fight insurgencies and banditry now prevailing in parts of the country.

NAF: Boko Haram did not down missing fighter jet

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, described as fake the videos being circulated on the social media by the insurgents.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

NAF: Boko Haram’s video on Alpha Jet a ‘false propaganda’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reacted to some videos being circulated on social media as well as reports alleging that the NAF Alpha Jet aircraft, which was reported missing in on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact, was shot down by terrorists.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: US report on Lekki shootings misleading

A human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has faulted a report by the US Department of State on Lekki shootings.

Benue governor’s attack: Military intensify surveillance at flash point

The Military Troops Operating in Benue Nasarawa and Taraba States codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) has disclosed that it has intensified surveillance in areas considered to be security flash-points in Benue State.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

CP: 234 robbers, 343 cultists arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday disclosed that 234 suspected robbers have been arrested in Lagos between January and March 2021.
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Yiaga Africa condemns Ekiti by-election violence

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, condemned electoral violence that erupted during Ekiti Bye-Election held on Saturday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors: Nigeria’s corporate existence threatened by insecurity

The Northern Governors Forum yesterday condemned the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, demanding that the incident be thoroughly investigated.
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari, others express outrage over attack on Benue governor

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned Saturday’s attack on Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, and welcomed the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to unveil those behind the assassination bid with the aim of bringing them to book.
Senator Abiodun Olujimi, former senate minority leader, on Thursday, said her victory at the appeal court over Dayo Adeyeye, former spokesman of the senate, is a product of God’s grace.

Ekiti by-election: Senator Olujimi escapes by whisker as ‘thugs’ strike

The House of Assembly by-election for Ekiti East Constituency one in Ekiti state was on Saturday marred by violence as armed thugs went on a rampage, unleashing mayhem on voters and security agents, leading to the death of three persons.

Ekiti by-election: Three feared dead as ‘thugs’ attack voters

The House of Assembly by-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 in Ekiti State has allegedly left three people dead as thugs attack voters.

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Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

35 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria's troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

2023: Niger governor makes case for Southern presidency

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Nigerian government welcomes ECOWAS court judgment dismissing SERAP’s case

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PDP advises Nigerian government to convene national dialogue over insecurity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national dialogue to discuss the rising insecurity in the country.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

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When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

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The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP commences overhauling of security architecture in South-east

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.