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Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio denies accusing National Assembly members of NDDC contracts fraud

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday, denied that he accused members of the National Assembly of fraud concerning contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia again over Boko Haram claims

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, has against invited former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his claims that one of the governors in Northern Nigeria is the head of Boko Haram.

DSS slams Obadiah Mailafia over South-Kaduna outburst

The Department of State Services has slammed a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his comments on the ongoing Southern Kaduna skirmishes, saying he betrayed both his exalted office and personality.

Former PDP chairman, three others docked over alleged conspiracy, theft

A former Chairman of the Plateau chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Yakubu Chocho, and three others were on Thursday docked before Kasuwa Nama Upper Area Court I, Jos, over alleged criminal conspiracy, mischief and theft.

Court sentences man to two years imprisonment for mischief, theft

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Thursday sentenced one Dayesa Ayuba to two years imprisonment for mischief and theft.
The Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang, has encouraged Berom students at home and abroad to channel their energies towards promoting peaceful coexistence in Plateau and Nigeria.

Plateau: No plan to install ‘Sarkin Kerana’ in Jos South

Mr Dan Manjang, the state Commissioner for Information, said this in a statement he issued on behalf of the government, and made available to newsmen in Jos.

Sambo Dasuki: I didn’t campaign for President Buhari against Goodluck Jonathan in 2015

The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has said that as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during or after the 2015 presidential election.
Some clergies under the aegis of Concerned Gospel Ministers in Cross River, have urged National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to confirm Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State nominee, Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of the State.

Cross River releases 30 prison inmates

The Ag. Chief Judge of Cross River, Justice Maurice Eneji, has released 30 inmates from the state’s Correctional Service Centre in Afokang, as part of measures to decongest the facility.

Ogun IPAC condemns attack on Senator Kashamu

The Ogun State Chapter of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has condemned the recent attack on former Member of the House of Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu as an expired politician.
Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to navigate the State into prosperity under his watch, in his maiden broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Governor Uzodinma: No plans to immortalise Abba Kyari in Imo

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has debunked reports credited to him that he was making moves to rename the Imo State University (IMSU) after Malam Abba Kyari, to immortalise him.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court remands 52-year-old man over alleged N500, 000 theft

An Ilorin Magistrates Court in Kwara on Monday ordered the remand of 52-year-old Muhammad Lawan in prison custody for allegedly stealing the sum of N500, 000 cash from a parked vehicle.

Man allegedly assaults policeman, remanded in prison

A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Tuesday ordered that one Hafisu Idris, who allegedly inflicted injuries on a policeman be remanded in a correctional facility.

Two friends arraigned for stealing tubers of yam

The police on Thursday arraigned two friends in a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 700 tubers of yam, worth N70,000.
Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape: Biodun Fatoyinbo accuses Timi, Busola Dakolo of conspiracy, falsehood

Embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has launched a fightback over allegations that he raped celebrity photographer Mrs. Busola Dakolo some 16 years ago.

Man in court for destroying electronic billboard, attempted theft

The police on Monday arraigned Musa Ibrahim, in an Upper Area Court in Mpape, Abuja for allegedly destroying an electronic billboard and attempting to steal solar panels.

Presidency: PDP shouldn’t drag us into smear campaign against judiciary

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop dragging the presidency into its sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

IGP orders water-tight security around INEC offices as election day nears

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive water-tight and round-the-clock security for all INEC offices and facilities nationwide.

Suspects linked to Ilorin violence remanded in custody

Five suspects arrested in connection with the recent attacks on the ‘Agbaaji,’ Ilorin family residence of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, have been remanded in prison custody following their arraignment before a Magistrate’s court in Ilorin.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police lay siege on Delta hotel, denies NGO from holding meeting

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, deprived an NGO, Brothers Across Nigeria, BAN, from holding her General Assembly at a popular Delta hotel in Ughelli, as armed police officers laid siege around the premises of Wetland Hotel.
Samuel-Kalu

Gernot Rohr backs Samuel Kalu to rediscover best form at Bordeaux

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to rediscover his best form for club and country.
Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Faruk.

Associate disputes ‘marriage’ between NAF chief, minister

As news continued to spread on the purported marriage between the Nigerian Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, a VOA Hausa report has quoted a close friend of the Air boss describing the report as false.
Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.

US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government urges workers to ignore planned strike

The federal government has urged public servants to ignore the strike planned for Monday by organized lab our, saying efforts are in place to resolve all contending issues.