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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has announced that it is exploring areas of possible support from the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) in the fight against terrorism in the Lake Chad region.

MNJTF seeks support from UK to fight terrorism in Lake Chad region

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has announced that it is exploring areas of possible support from the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) in the fight against terrorism in the Lake Chad region.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday re-emphasised the need for neighbouring countries to always protect one another’s interests, saying their mutual survival depends on one another.

President Buhari: Why African countries should look out for one another

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday re-emphasised the need for neighbouring countries to always protect one another’s interests, saying their mutual survival depends on one another.

NIS boss: Border closure good for Nigeria’s security

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr Mohammed Babandede, says the closure of Nigeria’s borders is good for the nation’s security.g

Nigeria, Cameroon communities set up patrol to check trans-border banditry

Disturbed by the frequent trans-border banditry and other criminal activities, communities along Nigeria-Cameroon border have set up patrol teams to checkmate criminality in the area.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna to relocate rescued Almajiris to respective states, countries

The Kaduna State Task Force enforcing COVID-19 related regulations have rescued 160 children from locations that were neither authorised nor licensed as schools or children’s homes, an official has said.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN: Rebels thwarted in attack near Central African capital

Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday mounted their closest attack to the capital Bangui before being repelled with the death of a peacekeeper, the country's UN mission said.
Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Barrister Victor Ochei, has said that Nigeria cannot be described as a failed state despite the security challenges saying that the federal government was working assiduously to tackle such challenges.

Nigeria not failed state despite security challenges – ex-Delta speaker

The former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Barrister Victor Ochei, has said that Nigeria cannot be described as a failed state despite the security challenges saying that the federal government was working assiduously to tackle such challenges.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

NPHCDA boss: Why Nigeria cannot produce coronavirus vaccines

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has explained why Nigeria cannot produce COVID-19 vaccines or other vaccines.

Wole Soyinka urges Nigerian government to seek external help on insecurity

The Nobel Laureate berated some northern governors for negotiating with bandits and criminal elements, saying, “You don’t appease evil; we are dealing with evil, there is no other word, we are dealing with the proliferation, the enthronement of evil in the society. And unfortunately, we have encouraged its manifestation, its proliferation, its entrenchment.
The crowd dispersed in front of the headquarters of the Mouvement Coeur Unis (MCU), after the outgoing president and party member, Faustin Archange Touadera, cancelled a visit to his supporters in Bangui on January 5, 2021. – The country’s National Electoral Authority (ANE), late on January 4, 2020 declared Faustin Archange Touadera winner of the December 27, 2020 vote with 53.92 percent of the ballot, if confirmed by the CAR’s top court, it means a runoff will not be needed. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

UN: 30,000 flee Central Africa over election unrest

More than 30,000 people have been forced to flee the Central African Republic due to violence surrounding its elections, the UN said Friday, and tens of thousands more have been internally displaced.

Customs generates N1.562 trillion, exceeds target for 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N1.562 trillion in the year 2020 which exceeded the target of N1.381tr by at least N181 billion.

TUC: Electricity tariff hike another betrayal of trust

TUC, in a statement by its President and Secretary-General, Quadri Olaleye, and Musa-Lawal Ozigi, respectively, said: “We are disappointed by the recent hike in electricity tariff, while negotiations were ongoing with the Organised Labour on the last hike because of the untold hardship it has brought on the workers and Nigerians as a whole.

Presidency: Why Nigerians won’t return PDP to power in 2023

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that Nigerians will not welcome the Peoples Democratic Party into power in 2023.
Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday vowed to fight against the COVID-19, stressing that Japan’s security alliance with the U.S would remain the foundation of Japan’s foreign policy.

Japanese premier vows to fight against coronavirus

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday vowed to fight against the COVID-19, stressing that Japan’s security alliance with the U.S would remain the foundation of Japan’s foreign policy.
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)

AMANO: Lack of data, infrastructure inhibiting port growth

The President, Alumni of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron (AMANO), Mr. Emmanuel Maiguwa, on Monday said that lack of data and infrastructure was inhibiting growth in the nation’s ports.
Zainab Ahmed

Why Nigeria re-opened shut land borders

The harsh economic situation occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and negative impact of the border closure on the private sector and the ordinary Nigerians made President Muhammadu Buhari to order the re-opening of shut land borders, a top Presidency source has stated.

Maritime workers to begin warning strike Monday

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is to embark on a three-day warning strike from Dec. 7, to protest the deplorable state of access roads to seaports in Lagos State.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding from the European Union has rehabilitated Borno psychiatric hospital in Maiduguri which was destroyed and vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2013.

EU, WHO rehabilitate Borno psychiatric hospital destroyed by Boko Haram

The World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding from the European Union has rehabilitated Borno psychiatric hospital in Maiduguri which was destroyed and vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2013.

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Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa confirms receipt of N27.5 billion refund from federal government

The Technical Adviser on Treasury and Accounts, Mr Timipre Seipulo, who disclosed this over the weekend during the transparency briefing on funds inflows and outflows said the state government opted to receive the money at a discounted rate instead of waiting for three to four years to receive the full N38billion due the state.
The fight against criminal in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’ (a state security outfit) has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.

Cross River’s Operation Akpakwu cracks down on criminals, demolishes over 12 houses in Calabar

The fight against criminal in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’ (a state security outfit) has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.
David Oyedepo

Bishop Oyedepo berates critics on his stance on coronavirus

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has berated naysayers over his stand on the reality Covid-19 pandemic.
Conor McGregor has shown off the battered right leg he sustained during his explosive defeat by Dustin Poirier and also revealed there will be a third fight between the two superstars.

Battered Conor McGregor insists there will be rematch

Conor McGregor has shown off the battered right leg he sustained during his explosive defeat by Dustin Poirier and also revealed there will be a third fight between the two superstars.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Delta council poll: APC raises 27-member campaign council

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has inaugurated a 27-man campaign council for the purpose of the local government election across the state slated for March 6, 2021.