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Group kicks off feeding campaign for widows in Niger

Waterlight Save Initiative, a Niger State-based group has embarked on ‘Feed the Widows’ community-based project, in order to reach out to the extreme marginalised and vulnerable widows in the Javino community of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer shot during abduction of Abuja residents passes on

Ambi John, the police inspector who sustained injuries during the abduction of some Abuja residents in the early hours of Tuesday, has passed on.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man kills chief Imam for ‘sleeping with wife’ in Niger

A 35-year-old man, Umaru Jibrin, has stabbed the Chief Imam of Enagi town, Alhaji Attahiru Alhassan, to death for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his wives, Aisha Umar.
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CAN: No to wearing of hijab in Christian schools

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have said no to a bill seeking to prohibit and prevent religious discrimination against adherents and practitioners of different faiths and beliefs in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest eight ‘kidnappers’ in Abuja

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested eight suspects for kidnapping and terrorising residents of the FCT and environs.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Niger: Bandits attack market, kill five vigilantes, injure many others

Five men of the vigilantes’ group have been reportedly killed while scores were injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday morning.
The Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers , HRH Yahaya Abubakar, has advocated proper funding of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).

Etsu Nupe advocates adequate funding of HYPPADEC

The Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers , HRH Yahaya Abubakar, has advocated proper funding of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).

PDP elects 23 officials in North-central zone

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected 23 officials to run the affairs of the party in the North-central zone for the next four years.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

NANS tasks Kaduna government on rescue of remaining Afaka students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) zone ‘A’, has called on the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to intensify efforts towards the rescue of the remaining students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi local government area of the state.
The State Secretary to the Government, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who made the appeal in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga Local Government Area of the State while addressing Bandits and their Commanders said recent developments in the state calls for sober reflection.

Niger restricts tricycles, motorcycles over banditry

Niger state has restricted the movement of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in Minna metropolis from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am daily.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

One killed, 10 abducted in attack on Niger community

One person was killed and 10 others kidnapped yesterday in a broad daylight invasion of Gurmana Community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.

Fake security agent engaged in drug trafficking nabbed by NDLEA

A suspected fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic into Nigeria has been nabbed with 280 kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam
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Trans-border trafficker nabbed with 280kg assorted drugs in Kebbi

A suspected fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos to Sokoto state, has been arrested with 280 kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam in the Northwest state.

PDP mocks APC over defamation claims in ex-governor’s suspension

The Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State has mocked the ruling All Progressives Congress for threatening to seek action over an allegation purportedly raised by the PDP in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state in its letter suspending former Governor Babangida Aliyu, adding that the APC should mind its business.

Niger PDP crisis: Ward chairman pleads with members to remain calm

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tudun-wada south Ward, Hon. Yahaya Suleiman Ebbo has appealed to party members to remain calm and wait for the National Secretariat of the paarty as it tries to resolve the lingering crisis threatening the very foundation of the party in Niger state.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits sack Niger community, rustle several cattle, sheep

With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

Niger senator urges security agencies to adopt new strategies to fight insurgency, banditry

Worried by the killing of five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman by gunmen in Alawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state on Thursday, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa has advised the Nigeria’s security agencies on the need to adopt new strategies to fight insurgencies and banditry now prevailing in parts of the country.

Boko Haram: Two pilots killed as NAF fighter jet ‘crashes’ in Borno

Two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), have been killed in the NAF fighter aircraft that crashed while on a mission against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.
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Red Cross partners NEMA to tackle emergency cases in Niger

Niger State branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society is set to partner with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for effective disaster management in Niger State.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says ensuring an indivisible Nigeria and safeguarding its sovereignty were the cardinal objectives and mandate of the force, Air Marshall, Sadeeq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said in Yola.

NAF fighter jet goes missing during anti-Boko Haram mission in Borno

NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, announced in a statement early on Thursday, April 1, 2021 that the aircraft lost radar contact during a routine mission on Wednesday evening.
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 denies ‘lopsided’ recruitment in favour of North

The publication alleged that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board, which was published on March 26, 2021, was dominated by candidates of Northern extraction while the South-East had the fewest candidates.

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Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

Kano consumer protection agency seizes N1 billion fake drugs

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC), has seized over N1 billion worth of fake drugs and unwholesome foods across the state in the past three months of the year.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos airport records over a million passengers in Q1

Over 1 million passengers were processed by the managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos between January and March this year.
The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Residents express concern over high cost of cement, blame manufacturers

Some residents of Kano and Katsina States have blamed cement manufacturers over the prevailing scarcity and high cost of cement nationwide.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor tackles finance minister, insists Nigeria government printed N60 billion

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.

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Cleric: Nigerian government not insincere in fight against insecurity

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government registers 5.7 million farmers nationwide

The Federal Government says it has registered no fewer than 5.7 million farmers nationwide in an effort to bring them closer to the government.
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European powers warn Iran over ‘dangerous’ uranium enrichment move

The European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, bringing the fissile material closer to bomb-grade, was contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 accord.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Sports minister: NSF remains platform for discovering world beaters

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the National Sports Festival (NSF) remains the platform for discovering and grooming Nigerian athletes to world standard.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Ramadan: Sultan asks Muslims to look out for moon Monday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.