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The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari commissions National Security Strategy 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has just commissioned the 2019 National Security Strategy to tackle security challenges in the country.

Benin scheming to flood Nigeria with rice worth $30 million – minister

The feud between Nigeria and Republic of Benin over border closure took a different turn on Monday as the Federal Government accused its neighbour of planning to flood Nigeria next month with 105,000 metric tonnes of imported rice.

Minister: 95 percent of arms for kidnapping, banditry come through land borders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says 95 percent of arms used in kidnapping and banditry in the country come through the porous land borders.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Federal government warns against damaging critical national infrastructure

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami has called on Nigerians, particularly states, to protect communication infrastructure in the country with a view to preventing them from being vandalised by criminal elements.

DSS: Sambo Dasuki, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky chose to be in our custody

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, and leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shittes, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chose to be in its custody on their volition.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, Benin, Niger set up committee on border reopening

Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger, have established a joint border patrol team comprising the Police, Customs, Immigration of the tripartite countries to recommend a date for the reopening of the borders.

Dasukigate: EFCC to seek order of court for separate trial for ex-NSA, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, told an FCT High Court that the agency will seek a court order for separate trial for former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from seven other defendants.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson, Mike Okiro planning to hire fake police for PDP –...

According to Eris Paul, the secret meeting between Okiro and Gov. Dickson was held on Saturday till the early hours of Sunday at the State Government House to discuss issues of alleged procurement of special policemen to serve as security personnel for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sagbama, Yenagoa, Nembe & Brass local government areas of the state.
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Border closure: Goods worth over N2 billion impounded, 239 illegal migrants arrested

Items worth N2.55 billion have been impounded while 239 illegal immigrants have been arrested following the closure of the nation’s borders, the Strategic Communication Team of the National Security Adviser on Border closure has revealed.

CPJ: Nigerian military using surveillance technology to spy on citizens

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused the Nigerian military of using surveillance technology to spy on ordinary Nigerians and the press.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 7

EFCC accuses former Governor Fayose of threatening witness in ‘N2.2 billion fraud’ trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, of “threatening and compromising” one of the witnesses in the ongoing N2.2bn fraud case against him.

Former Niger Delta militants threaten to return to creeks, demand entitlements

Ex-militants have threatened to return to the creeks if the Amnesty Office failed to give them starter packs and other entitlements within seven days.

Court dismisses Olisa Metuh’s no-case submission in ‘destruction of evidence’ trial

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to stop his criminal trial for alleged destruction of evidence.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Border closure: Joint security operatives seize N1.4 billion items – Hameed Ali

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, said operatives of the ongoing Joint Border Security had seized items worth N1.4 billion since the partial closure of borders.
The Nigeria Customs Services has handed over the Six Mine Resistance Multipurpose Vehicle to the American Government.

Customs hands over seized American military vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Services has handed over the Six Mine Resistance Multipurpose Vehicle to the American Government.

Sule Lamido: Why ex-President Jonathan should speak with President Buhari over ex-NSA Dasuki

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki from detention.

N400 million fraud: Olisa Metuh, EFCC to adopt final address November 26

Former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, his company, Dextra Investment Limited and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on November 26, 2019, adopt their final written addresses in the trial of Metuh and his company over alleged N400 million fraud.

Dasukigate: Olisa Metuh, EFCC to adopt written addresses on November 26

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Nov. 26 for counsel to adopt their final written addresses in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

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Indian gang rape victim set on fire on way to court, dies

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