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The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Court convicts fake soldier for impersonation, fraud

A Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday found Henry Asuquo guilty on a two-count charge of impersonation, cybercrime and fraud.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor appoints retired army commander as security adviser

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq as Special Adviser on Security Affairs.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Outrage, protests greet abduction of 317 Zamfara school girls

Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Vigilante: How we chased gunmen who abduct Zamfara schoolgirls

When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Official: 317 schoolgirls abducted in Zamfara attack

At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Lorry crushes four hawkers to death in Onitsha

Eyewitness told newsmen that it was a lorry that was trying to escape from some red-eyed illegal revenue collectors that sent the victims to their untimely grave at the everbusy Upper-Iweka axis, along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in the early hours of Wednesday.

IPOB: We know nothing about killing of children in Anambra

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced its members from the purported killing of six children in Anambra State, describing the allegation as “malicious and mischievous”.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Rights abuse: 27 Groups petition 31 embassies over General Buratai, others

A coalition of 27 human rights and advocacy groups has petitioned 31 Embassies, including European Union (EU), United Kingdom, and many African countries, urging them to reject the posting of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai (rtd), and others over human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings perpetrated under his leadership as army chief.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, new Chief of army staff

COAS inaugurates 900 hostel facility in Saki, Oyo

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday said that the decision to site some Command Secondary schools outside military barracks was to make it more accessible to children of its host communities.
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 confirms fire outbreak at depot in Zaria

A fire outbreak at the Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna State, has destroyed parts of Block 15 of soldiers’ quarters at the depot.
Disturbed by the frequency of fire outbreaks in Kugbo Furniture Market in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for the reorganization and remodelling of the market.

Inferno: Minister wants reorganization of Kugbo furniture market

Disturbed by the frequency of fire outbreaks in Kugbo Furniture Market in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for the reorganization and remodelling of the market.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest constable, army officer for armed robbery

While the police constable is attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of the state, Victor is serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Akure.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#ENDSARS: Lawyer drags Femi Falana, others to court over independent panel

A human rights lawyer, Lucky Odigie, has dragged a constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and nine others before a Federal High Court in Abuja, over the setting up of an independent panel to probe killings that took place during the three weeks #ENDSARS protest in October last year.

Soldiers nab kidnap kinpin in Abia

Prior to the suspect’s arrest, it was gathered that an okada rider from the area had given information to security agencies that Anyanwu had three years ago climbed the fence of where soldiers kept their guns at Umugo at Ugwunagbo Local Government and made away with one AK 47.
The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better.

National park trains 1,200 officers on combat readiness

Dr. Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of the National Park Service, says the agency has trained 1,200 officers on basic combat readiness paramilitary by the Nigeria Army.

Landmines kill three soldiers, wounded others in Borno

At least, three soldiers were killed while many others sustained injuries when the troops’ convoy ran into landmines planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri/Gomboru Ngala road on Monday, according to sources.
The Owa of Igbajo, Oba Olufemi Fashade, has passed on.

Osun monarch Olufemi Fashade passes on at 81

The late monarch was crowned king of Igbajo in 1990, a town in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Insecurity: Osun monarch urges Borno governor to stop criticising the army

A traditional ruler in Osun State, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, Hammed Adekunle, has advised the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, to tread cautiously in his criticism of the Nigeria army.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Bello: Selfish politicians frustrating security in Nigeria

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari warns against violent protests, commends Nigerian Army

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor urges Nigerian Army to desist from inhumane treatment of civilians

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged Officers of the Nigerian Army to desist from inhumane treatment of civilians in the discharge of their duties.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Nigerian Army inducts 8 locally made combat vehicles

The Nigerian Army has inducted eight units of locally made combat vehicles Mine–Resistant, Ambush–Protected (MRAP), also called `EZUGWU’’ into Operations Lafiya Dole and Sahel Sanity.

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Simy Nwankwo scored a brace and Algeria international Adam Ounas sealed Crotone's 4-2 victory over Torino in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

Simy Nwankwo double helps Crotone end Serie A winless streak

The triumph at the Stadio Ezio Scida was Crotone's first win since January 17 - when they beat Benevento - and it ended a run of seven consecutive defeats in the Italian top-flight.
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Cattle rearing: Lagos butchers seek 50,000 hectares of land for ranching

The Lagos State Butchers Association has requested the provision of about 50, hectares of land from the Lagos State Government for ranching and rearing herds of cattle in the state.

VON chief: How Nigeria can repay huge Chinese loans

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr Osita Okechukwu, has said that Nigeria has enough potential to repay its debt obligations to China through food export.
A member of the district election office Stadtkreis 3, wearing a protective mask, counts ballots on the day of a Swiss referendum on banning burqas and other facial coverings, in Zurich, Switzerland March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Swiss agree to outlaw facial coverings in ‘burqa ban’ vote

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday instigated by the same group that organized a 2009 ban on new minarets.
Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Procurement, Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima, has thrown his weight behind the clamour for Nigeria’s president of Igbo in 2023.

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Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.

Gunmen break into residence of Sokoto commissioner, abduct family members

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.
Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.

Ghana begins mass vaccination against coronavirus

The exercise will take off on Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where a lockdown was imposed last year in the peak of the infections.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor sacks three commissioners in cabinet reshuffles

A release made available to newsmen through the Director General, Press Affairs, Ismaila Uba Misilli, which was signed by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government (SSG), Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, gave the names of the dropped commissioners as Alhassan Ibrahim Kwami, Information & Culture; Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana, Health and Mela Audu Nunghe (SAN), Special Duties.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari together with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Saturday in Abuja received the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo free of coronavirus vaccine side-effects

The Presidency has reassured Nigerians on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine administered Saturday on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,.
Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.

Pep Guardiola: West Brom draw catalyst for Manchester City’s winning streak

Pep Guardiola said his disappointment at Manchester City’s draw with struggling West Bromwich Albion led to a return to “ABC” principles that sparked the club’s record winning streak.