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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.

EFCC detains fake army officer over scams

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
Michael Lonsdale, the British-French actor with a far-ranging film and theatre career but most widely recognised as the villain opposite James Bond in “Moonraker”, died on Monday aged 89, his agent told AFP.

Legendary actor Michael Lonsdale passes on at 89

Michael Lonsdale, the British-French actor with a far-ranging film and theatre career but most widely recognised as the villain opposite James Bond in “Moonraker”, died on Monday aged 89, his agent told AFP.
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One killed as gunmen abduct former US Army personnel in Ekiti

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday unleashed terror at Ijan Ekiti under Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, killing a security guard.
Popular British actress, Diana Rigg, who featured in Avengers and Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82.

Game of Thrones star Diana Rigg passes on

Popular British actress, Diana Rigg, who featured in Avengers and Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82.

General Akinrinade: Nigerian government shouldn’t monopolise security structure

Retired military officer, General Alani Akinrinade, has said security architecture should not be exclusively control by the Federal Government, as efforts to secure the nation should be community driven rather than using a centralized structure.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer tests positive for coronavirus in Ondo

The fourth positive case of COVID-19 has confirmed in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army court-martials sergeant for allegedly brutalizing wife, son in Kog

The Nigerian Army has court-martialed one Sgt. Abdulrazaq Moshood, a Military officer with command Army Records, Charimaigumeri barracks, Lokoja, Kogi State, for allegedly assaulting his wife and his six-month-old baby.

Ondo coronavirus index case tests negative

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the coronavirus index case in Ondo State has tested negative twice and declared fit for discharge.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Five security personnel killed by ISWAP in Borno

Jihadists killed five Nigerian security personnel in a gunfight outside Maiduguri, the main city in Borno State, security sources said Wednesday. The state is the restive northeast of the country.
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Ondo in grip of fear over second coronavirus case

The fear of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has gripped the people of Ijoka in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State following the discovery of a case in the area, the second in the state.

South West PDP welcomes Oyinlola, chieftains of APC, ZLP, ADC, others

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday joined leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West geopolitical zone to receive bigwigs from rival political parties to the party, declaring that a fresh wave of unity, which will move across Nigeria, has begun in the South West.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist attack

Islamic State-affiliated jihadists have killed three Nigerian soldiers and seized two military vehicles in an attack in violence-wrecked northeastern Borno state, security sources and residents said on Monday.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru on Feb. 4, 2015

Boko Haram: Why Chad withdrew troops from Nigeria

The recent decision by Chad to withdraw its troops assisting Nigerian Soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram under the aegis of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) may not be unconnected with the closure of borders by the Federal Government.

Russia: Killing of Iran military commander illegal

Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, on Friday condemned the United States for killing a top Iranian military officer in an airstrike.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Special status for Lagos, best way to honour Mobolaji Johnson

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged contemporary leaders to draw inspiration from the legacies bequeathed by the late first military Governor of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (retd).

Five burnt beyond recognition in Kaduna-Kachia road crash

Five people were on Sunday afternoon burnt beyond recognition in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along the Kaduna-Kachia road in Kaduna State.

Truck crushes soldier, injures one other in Ogun

Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.

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Manchester United striker Odion Jude Ighalo said his side are delighted to be through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

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Court dismisses suit against Zamfara government over dissolution of local councils

A High Court in Gusau on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by local government council Chairmen challenging their dissolution.
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.

Plateau governor condemns murder of traditional leader in Barkin-ladi

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has condemned the murder of Da Bulus Janka, the Acting Gwom Rwey Foron community in Barkin-ladi Local Government Area of the state.

IPOB Sit-at-home: We are totally in support of it – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday said it was in total support of the sit-at-home order issued by IPOB to all Biafrans in the country and in the diaspora.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.