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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Labourer bags five months jail term for stealing winning tickets

An Upper Area court Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a labourer, James Idoko to five months imprisonment for stealing winning tickets from a betting shop.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Family of SARS victim demands N250 million compensation

The mother of Kabiru Arekemase, a 24 years old man allegedly murdered by operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State, Mrs. Arekemase has demanded for N250 million compensation from the Nigeria Police Force.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa resolves land dispute involving Nigerian Navy

Following the intervention of the Bayelsa State government, the dispute between some landlords and the Nigerian Navy at Agudama-Epie community has been peacefully resolved.
The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Agribusiness: NASC warns against sale of fake seeds to farmers

The National Agricultural Seeds Council, NASC, warned against the sale of fake seeds to farmers as farming activities commence across the country.
An unidentified prisoner sits on the ground inside the compound of the prison in Bauchi, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. (AP - George Osodi)

NCS: Bauchi jailbreak attempt caused by mobile phone

The Nigerian Correction Service has said the attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi State Command on Friday, April 9, 2021, emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre for the use of inmates.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister: Imo jailbreak worst in recent history

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the Monday jailbreak at Owerri Correctional Center and the razing of the Imo State Police Command headquarters as the worst in the recent history of the country.

JAMB vows to clampdown on fraudulent cybercafes, tutorial centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed to clampdown on some cybercafes and tutorial centres alleged to have specialised in defrauding unsuspecting candidates during registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Facebook user arraigned for cyber bullying, harassment, criminal intimidation

A 30-year-old Facebook activist, Uyi Marybrown Obaseki, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court in Benin City, Edo state, on a four-count charge bothering on cyber bullying, criminal intimidation and harassment.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Nigerian government urged to dialogue with Sunday Igboho

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has advised the Federal Government to dialogue with the Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Igboho, instead of plotting to arrest or harm him, a situation, he said, portends danger to national stability.

Minister: Why Nigerians without NIN risk imprisonment

Nigerians without National Identity Number (NIN) may risk between seven to 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the constitution.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister denies saying Nigerians without NIN could be jailed for 14 years

"This has been quoted out of context. Pantami has not mentioned "14 years imprisonment." But said NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) has been 14 years in existence, since 2007," he said in a tweet.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Nigerians without NIN risk 14-year jail term

The federal government yesterday put the number of Nigerians that have obtained the National Identification Number (NIN) as of Wednesday at 51 million, warning that those without NIN risk 14 years’ imprisonment.
Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.

Nigerian national jailed five years for human trafficking in Ghana

An unemployed Nigerian, Kate Igugu Agbarha-Oto,has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court on two counts of attempt to commit crime to wit human trafficking.

INEC: NIN not mandatory for voter’s registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying it was only one of the means of identification provided for, under Section 10 Sub-Section 2 of the Electoral Act.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: 51 million Nigerians have enrolled for NIN

The Federal Government on Thursday put the number of Nigerians that have enrolled for National Identification Number (NIN) at 51 million.

Akwa Ibom: Man bags three-year jail term for defiling minor

A 42-year-old man identified as, Mr Daniel George, has bagged three years jail imprisonment for defiling a nine-year-old girl in Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for assaulting police officer, damaging Rolex wristwatch

The police in Osun on Thursday arraigned one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Appeal Court discharges Raymond Dokpesi from N2.1 billion fraud charges

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday discharged the founder of DAAR Communications PLC, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, from the N2.1 billion fraud charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

FCT: Abaji area council bye-election holds April 24 – lNEC

In continuation of its conduct of the off-season elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday April 24, 2021 for the conduct of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Rimba/Ebagi Ward of Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Chinese, Egyptians arrested for fake marriages in Nigeria

Mr Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed that a Chinese citizen and several Egyptians have been arrested for using fake marriages to secure resident permits for foreigners in Nigeria.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS to access computers, PoS of taxable persons, firms

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said it will soon begin to access computers and electronic storages belonging to taxable individuals through its Automated Tax Administration Solution.

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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 unemployment registration opens for NCE, diploma holders

In continuation of his commitment to tackling youth unemployment, create jobs and harness the vast potentials of youths towards productive activities, Governor Muhammadu Yahya has directed the commencement of registration of holders of National Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma.
The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, has appointed Professor Nnenna Oti as the new Vice Chancellor to succeed the outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze.

FUTO gets new female vice chancellor

The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, has appointed Professor Nnenna Oti as the new Vice Chancellor to succeed the outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

NBC hails President Buhari over digital stitch over roll out

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the successes recorded by the commission in its Digital Switch Over roll out.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Hansi Flick vague on Bayern Munich future following Champions League elimination

Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.
FILE PHOTO: A Congolese man buys groceries at an open air market, amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

Congo to start delayed coronavirus vaccination with AstraZeneca shots

The Democratic Republic of Congo will start its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on April 19 with 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses it received from the COVAX global vaccines sharing scheme after delaying the rollout for more than a month.

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Stakeholders proffer solutions to building collapse

To ensure Nigeria achieve a significant reduction in the cases of collapsed buildings, stakeholders in the building industry have reiterated pathways to the solutions.
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World Bank: Nigeria to surpass 2.5% growth projection – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has tackled the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over its 2.5% economic growth projection for Nigeria, accusing the Fund of not carrying out a proper assessment of the nation’s economy.

NiMet predicts three days sunshine, haziness

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy skies over the Northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Taraba during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday.

Chad makes arrests over ‘pre-election bomb and murder plot’

Chad’s interior ministry says it has arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the electoral commission headquarters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Botswana probes deaths of two people who took AstraZeneca shot

Botswana is investigating the deaths of two among thousands of people who had been given doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.