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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.

Thugs attack Joint Border Drill operatives, raze customs checkpoints, vehicles

Thugs suspected to be smugglers attacked the Joint Border Drill Operatives stationed at Olajogun in Oja Odan town of Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, razing two buildings and customs checkpoints in the attack.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Court dismisses case against CBN’s directives on bank charges

The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, has dismissed a suit instituted by a legal practitioner, Olumide Babalola, challenging the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on Current Account maintenance Fee contained in the Guide to the Charges by Banks and other financial Institutions of January 2020.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government to give N20, 000 grant to 125,000 rural women each

At least, 125,000 rural women will benefit from the grant for rural women project and symbolic disbursement aimed at supporting each beneficiary with a sum of N20, 000, the federal government has disclosed.
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NEMA to build 325 houses for flood victims in Katsina

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced plans to build 325 houses for communities in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State which were displaced by the 2018 flood.
A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants.

APC chieftain slams Nigerian government’s plan to build 38 oxygen plants at N6.8 billion

A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants in 38 locations in the country at cost of N6.8 billion.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: No Nigerian should go to bed hungry

“We do not have to blame God for our situation, we have to blame ourselves. Nigeria does not have to be poor. No Nigerian must go to bed hungry. That we have a situation like that is a choice by our leaders and followers alike, my prayer is that God will make the year 2021 a better year for all of us. But it will not happen without work,” he stated.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Ex-IGP: Amotekun corps not permitted to carry arms

A retired Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero has appealed to operatives of the South West Security Network (Amotekun corps) to strictly adhere to the country’s constitution that forbids them from bearing fire-arm in the course of their operation.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, catfish farmers brainstorm on how to move aquaculture forward

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Catfish farmers in the country on Saturday met to brainstorm and strategize for better productivity in the industry.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Senator Amosun didn’t transfer N12.5 million Ogun money to President Buhari

The Presidency has denied media reports that former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, transferred N12.5 million from the state government account to the President Muhammadu Buhari, when he was still the governor.

Court dissolve 27-year marriage

A customary court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has dissolved a twenty-seven-year-old marriage based on the husband’s demand.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Ex-DIG identifies lack of courses on human right, poor remuneration as responsible for...

Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Ogunyanwo has identified lack of human right courses and poor remuneration of police officers as some of the factors responsible for some of the infractions that led to abuse of human rights by police officers in the country.
The Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba, Abeokuta has recorded two new cases of coronavirus.

Medical director advocates better funding for medical schools

The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu has decried inadequate medical personnel in the country’s health sector. He, therefore advocated better funding of medical schools to reverse the situation.

200,000 police attached to politicians – Ex-IGP

A former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, says over 200,000 police officers were attached to political elites, a practice he termed “policing the elites against policing security spaces.”
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC disrupts unveiling of coronavirus herb in Ogun

There was a mild drama in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday when officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disrupted the unveiling of an anti-coronavirus herbal syrup.

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

Nigeria: FIRS sole collector of stamp duty

The federal government has finally put to bed the controversy over who will collect stamp duty has finally been rested.

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

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EFCC arraigns Bestworth’s director for ‘misappropriation of N10.2 billion’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned a director of the defunct Abiodun Hassan before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court, Apo, for alleged misappropriation of over N10.2billion.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Sex worker detained for intent to sell own four-month-old baby

Police in Ebonyi on Tuesday detained a commercial sex worker on allegations she intended to sell her son for N40,000.

Community leader killed in Enugu community

Crisis ridden Oruku community, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, witnessed yet another ugly incident yesterday when unknown gunmen killed the Vice-Chairman Oruku Caretaker Committee, Chief Samuel Ani.
Georgian police arrest the opposition leader Nika Melia after storming the United National Movement party offices in Tbilisi. Irakli Gedenidze-Reuters

Transparency condemns arrest of Georgian opposition leader

The rights body said it believes the raids on the offices of the United National Movement opposition party and arrest of its leader will only worsen the current political crisis in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Hoodlums attack Police station in Aba, kill two officers

Barely a few weeks after the attack and burning of Omoba Police Station in Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, hoodlums, on Tuesday, attacked and burnt the World Bank Housing Estate Police Station, Abayi in Aba.