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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed his intention to adopt an abandoned baby rescued by the police in the state.

Lagos police boss to adopt rescued baby

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed his intention to adopt an abandoned baby rescued by the police in the state.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Why FMC Lokoja is still shut four months after attack

Responding to a question at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) media briefing on COVID-19, on Tuesday in Abuja, Ehanire said Governor Yahaya Bello still has issues with the hospital yet to be cleared, noting, however, that a team from the Federal ministry of health is being raised to engagement with him and the hospital management in order to resolve the impasse.
Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who has not been seen in public since his August 18 ouster in a coup, has been hospitalised after suffering a brief stroke-like attack, a doctor said Wednesday.

Ousted Mali president returns from UAE after medical treatment

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to Bamako on Thursday after more than a month in the United Arab Emirates where he was receiving medical attention.
A paramedic intern with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Morinola, Marian Omobukola was Tuesday, hit by stray bullets while discharging her official duties in Oshodi.

LASEMA personnel hit by stray bullet

A paramedic intern with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Morinola, Marian Omobukola, was Tuesday, hit by stray bullets while discharging her official duties in Oshodi.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest mourning ‘cultists’ in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight members of the Black Axe (aka ‘Aiye’) cult gang while they were mourning the death of one of their members.

Man in coma after being hit by stray bullet shot by ‘customs officer’

A middle-aged man, Idowu Moses, on Saturday sustained gunshot injury following a clash between men of the Nigerian Customs Service and smugglers in Oja Odan, in Yewa South local government area of Ogun State.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.

Sports minister, NIDCOM chief, others hail Israel Adesanya after successful UFC title defence

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue man almost lynched by mob for ‘raping’ 13-yr-old boy in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi State have arrested a man who allegedly raped his 13 year old boy. The suspect was also lynched but for the arrival of the police, a witness said.
The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ebonyi State has confirmed the recovery of three more corpses from the Akeze-Ukwu River after a Mercedes 608-model bus plunged into it on September 18.

Three more bodies recovered from Ebonyi river, accident death toll now 21

The Police Command in Ebonyi says three more corpses have been recovered from the Akaeze-Ukwu river, where a Mercedes 608-model bus plunged into the river on Sept. 18.
The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Osun governor condemns JTF officers who chased young man to death

The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
A 26 years old teacher Mathew Adebayo, was Friday, arrested for defiling a 15 years old Senior Secondary Student (SSS) 3 student in Sango, Ogun State.

Ogun teacher arrested for defiling student

A 26 years old teacher Mathew Adebayo, was Friday, arrested for defiling a 15 years old Senior Secondary Student (SSS) 3 student in Sango, Ogun State.

Three injured as petrol tanker explodes in Bauchi

Three persons were reportedly injured in a tanker explosion around the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi area on Wednesday night.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura is hale and hearty, contrary to media reports, one of the children of the former newspaper editor and businessman and the presidency has said.

Presidency: Mamman Daura ‘hale and hearty’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, is hale and hearty, contrary to media reports, one of the children of the former newspaper editor and businessman and the presidency has said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue 35-year-old man held captive by father for 15 years

The police in Kano on Sunday freed a 35 years old man held captive allegedly by his biological father for 15 years at Skeka quarters within Kano metropolis.

Gunmen kill traditional ruler in Nasarawa

Odu community of Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State yesterday which is the Eid-el-Kabir, witnessed sporadical gunshots which caused panic in the community where the gunmen gained access to the traditional ruler, Mr Amos Ewa Obere, who is also a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police and shot him to death.

Four persons found dead in apartment in Delta

Four persons including three males and one female were found dead, Friday morning at the living room of a two-bedroom apartment at Rich Man Garden Estate, behind Anglican Girls Grammar School, Asaba, Delta State.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger to prosecute parent of chidren rescued from ‘torture centre’

The Niger state Child Rights Protection Agency says it will ensure that parents of the 15 children discovered from a torture house in Suleja are prosecuted in accordance with the law.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.

Edo guber: I didn’t pour acid on fellow student as undergraduate – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Why I agreed to be Abdulrasheed Maina’s surety

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has said he agreed to stand as surety for a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, after six months of painful consideration.
The Gombe State Task Force on COVID-19 has said that the protest by some patients in the State was just “emotional.”

Gombe: Why coronavirus patients protested

The Gombe State Task Force on COVID-19 has said that the protest by some patients in the State was just “emotional.”
Sarkin Rano, Alh. Tafida Abubakar Ila [KNDG Media]

Emir of Rano is sick but not related to coronavirus – officials

Officials of the Rano Emirate Council in Kano State has confirmed that the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II, is sick but not related to covid-19.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi confirms third coronavirus case

Umahi who announced this in a broadcast on Friday Night, said the patient, Mr. Emeka Nwite, returned from Santana area in Lagos.

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Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

NPFL: Ahmed Musa to play for free at Kano Pillars

Musa, 28, signed for the four-time Nigerian champions under the Elite Players Programme of the League Management Company, which encourages top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs.
Ethiopians who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing

Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.
Thierry Murangira, spokesman for the Rwanda Bureau of Investigation, said Beatrice Munyenyezi will be charged for crimes ranging from murder to complicity in rape, which occurred as she was manning a road block in the southern city of Butare.

Rwandan deported from the US faces seven charges related to genocide

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Ramadan: Zamfara governor urges traders to reduce commodities prices

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Friday, visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on first foreign trip since coup

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, for his first known foreign trip since he staged a Feb. 1 coup.

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A woman walks over pipelines crisscrossing Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nigeria September 18, 2020. Picture taken September 18, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Nigeria refines energy reform bill to attract more big oil cash

Nigeria has sweetened the terms of a sweeping oil reform bill in a bid to attract much-needed investment to its oil industry, four people closely involved with the legislation said and a letter from oil companies, seen by Reuters, showed.
Johnson & Johnson's single dose COVID-19 shot is the fourth to be endorsed for use in the EU after vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Moderna.

South Africa suspends J&J vaccine rollout

South Africa on Tuesday suspended the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over potential blood clot risks reported by the United States, the health minister said.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.

Polytechnic staff warn of ‘industrial disharmony’ over arrears, minimum wage

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has warned of “industrial disharmony” should the federal and state governments refuse to implement the new minimum wage, pay promotion arrears and adjust the current tax charged its members by the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest 17 suspects for cultism

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.