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President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

President Buhari: Domestic fuel consumption has reduced by 30 percent since border closure

Two months into closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector.
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: No date yet to reopen Nigeria’s borders

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders.

Minister: I have no regret siting the transport university in Daura

The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday he had no regrets siting the Transportation University in Daura, Katsina.

Ministry: Why we picked Daura for University of Transportation

The Director of Rail Services of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Engr Mohammed Babakobi, on Monday said Daura was picked for the sitting of University because of the several rail initiatives coming up along the area.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno: Why we donated vehicles to Cameroonian vigilance group

The Borno State Government said it donated patrol vehicles to members of Cameroonian vigilante to enhance the fight against insurgents in border communities of the state.
NSCDC

Kebbi NSCDC arrests three fraudsters along Niger Republic border

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Kebbi state, have arrested three suspected fraudsters who specialized in defrauding public along Kangiwa – Niger Republic border in Kangiwa Local Government Area of the state.

UN: 218,000 Nigerian refugees living in three neighbouring countries

About 218,000 Nigerian refugees are living in three neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic – the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

NOHD: Nigerians don’t need orthopaedic surgeries abroad

Medical Director of National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala (NOHD) in Kano State, Dr Mohammed Salihu, has said the hospital now receives patients from aboard for joint replacement, spine surgeries and other specialised orthopaedic surgeries.

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.
Nigerian Red Cross

Dala Orthopaedic partners with Red Cross to establish amputee rehabilitation centre in Borno

Dr. Mohammed Salihu, Medical Director, National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala (NOHD) says the hospital will further partner with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to establish a Prosthetic and Orthotic Centre in Maiduguri, Borno.
Kidnap Victim

Two female victims abducted in Niger Republic, rescued in Katsina

The Katsina State police command on Saturday says it has rescued two females abducted in the neighbouring country of Niger Republic.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS arrests human trafficker with five female victims

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims’ enroute Niger Republic to Europe.

‘Human trafficker’ arrested with five female victims

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims en route Niger Republic to Europe.

Nigerian Navy hands over smuggled rice, vegetable oil to Customs

The Nigerian Navy on Friday in Lagos handed over 35 bags of foreign rice and five gallons of vegetable oil allegedly smuggled into the country through the Badagry watere ways to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Border closure: Federal government, Niger, Benin in crucial meeting

The Federal Government is presently meeting with delegations from Niger and Republic of Benin over the closure of land borders by Nigeria since August.
Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team

Abdulrasheed Maina ‘wanted’ in Niger Republic over $1.7 million stashed in house

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, now facing trial in Nigeria for stealing pension money, is also wanted in neighbouring Niger Republic after the authorities found $1.7million cash in his house in Niamey.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

EFCC: Why Abdulrasheed Maina should not be granted bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

VP Osinbajo jets out of Nigeria to Niger

He will be attending an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States to discuss the political crisis in Guinea Bissau.

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APC vows to challenge appeal court ruling upholding Adamawa governor’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court.
Nigeria Police

Robbers device new method of attacking bank customers

The Ebonyi Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers.

Real Madrid leading talks for radical new European Super League

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is leading the charge for Europe’s biggest clubs to break away from their domestic competitions and form a radical new Super League.
Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.

Interfax: New Russia-Turkey S-400 missile deal in the works

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.
The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).

University of Benin appoints new public relations officer

The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).