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“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

#EndSARS: 12 injured correctional staff get N3 million medical support in Edo

Twelve staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Edo Command, were on Saturday given cheques for more than three million naira to support their treatment for injuries sustained during the #EndSARS protest.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Two women nabbed for disfiguring 10-year-old house help with hot water

Two women, Nneka Ayaene and Chineye Okoh, have been nabbed by operatives of the Anambra State Police Command for disfiguring a 10-year-old house help, Chidinma Nworie Ani, with hot water.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Chidozie Nwankwo: APC needs fresh-blood to win Anambra election

A governorship aspirant for the 2021 polls in Anambra State, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo, has said that the only way the All Progressives Congress, APC, could win the November 2021 election is by injecting new blood into the affairs of the party in the state.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo

Dangerous robbery, kidnapping suspects escape from police detention in Edo

Unspecified number of armed robbers and kidnappers detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Edo State police command, have reportedly escaped from detention.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo governor recounts his government’s successes in 2020 despite challenges

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday recounted some of his successes in 2020 despite the myriad of challenges facing the nation, urging residents to maintain a positive outlook for the new year.
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Mr. Olusegun Odebunmi (left); Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (second left) and the Director General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Liman (right), at the commissioning of 89.3 FM in Oko in Oyo State on Saturday.

Minister challenges local broadcast media to tell Nigerian story

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Nigerian broadcast media to take the lead in telling the Nigerian story in order to guard against distortion of facts by a section of the foreign media.
Yemi Osinbajo

MSMEs Survival Fund: Payroll support beneficiaries applaud Nigerian government

Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President in a statement in Abuja, said the beneficiaries expressed their feelings in randomly selected testimonials collated by the presidency.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP orders deployment of five mobile police units in Edo

Against the backdrop of attacks by suspected cultists and criminal elements, particularly escapee and jailed criminals who escaped from two Prisons facilities in Benin and Oko, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the deployment of Five (5) Mobile Police Units in Edo state.
Amnesty International

Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on Lekki shootings

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has rejected the report by Amnesty International on the Lekki shootings.
Twenty-five of the 1,900 inmates who escaped from the Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centres in Benin City have voluntarily surrendered to correctional authorities.

#EndSARS: 25 escaped Benin prison inmates surrender to authorities

‎Twenty-five of the 1,900 inmates who escaped from the Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centres in Benin City have voluntarily surrendered to correctional authorities.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

EFCC docks polytechnic lecturer for N27 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

Seven persons remanded over alleged kidnap of Oyo cleric’s twin

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday ordered that people allegedly involved in the kidnap of two-year-old twins of an Oyo cleric, be remanded in police custody, pending legal advice.
The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”

Oyo ADC: We’ll stand by Senator Lanlehin in whatever political decision he makes

The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”
The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Oko federal polytechnic gets acting registrar

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two shot dead in Ekiti over stoppage of festival

Two persons have reportedly been shot dead in Ire Ekiti, in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti over the crisis that dogged the halt of Ogun Onire festival by the State government due to COVID-19.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.

Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Work resumes in Osun after Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Workers in Osun resumed work on Monday after observing Thursday and Friday Eid-el-Kabir public holiday declared by the Federal Government.

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The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

NANS urges Nigerian government to provide coronavirus support fund for universities, polytechnics

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has, following the federal directive that all schools in Nigeria resume on Monday, January 18, urged the Federal Government to provide COVID-19 support fund for universities and polytechnics to combat the infection.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Security: Nigerian government must partner with traditional rulers – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, says that for Nigeria to achieve a peaceful resolution of interpersonal and communal disputes, the Federal Government must partner with traditional institutions.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

NPA: Lagos ports servicing 16 ships discharging petrol, food, as 15 others expected

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Saturday, said that 16 ships had berthed at the Lagos ports and were discharging petroleum products and food stuff, according to Shipping Position, an NPA publication.