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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

How my Pastor made me to kill my mother – suspected

Blessing, who was said to have cut off the woman’s neck, said she killed her mother with a cutlass after a Pastor said her mother was a witch.
A 70-year-old drug trafficker, Mohammed Rabiu Wada, who supplies illicit substances to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Niger state.

NDLEA arrests 70-year-old bandits’ drug supplier in Niger

A 70-year-old drug trafficker, Mohammed Rabiu Wada, who supplies illicit substances to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Niger state.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 113 new coronavirus infections, three deaths

Nigeria on Friday recorded 113 new COVID-19 cases in 10 states, thus continuing a steady run of low infections figures.
NDLEA seized illicit drugs worth more than N60 billion in the last two months, its chairman, Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said.

Drug: 126 Nigerians jailed in Plateau, Kano, Ondo, 11 others – NDLEA

A total of 126 Nigerians across 14 states have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.

Ondo governor directs principals to refund WAEC fees

Ondo State government, yesterday, directed principals and heads of public secondary schools across the state to refund to parents and guardians the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, fees paid for the 2021 West African Secondary Schools Certificate.
“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.

Miyetti Allah: Bandits are displaced herdsmen

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, said yesterday that herders are facing many challenges from hostile host communities, including vigilante groups and other criminal elements who rustle cows in the country.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Nigeria vaccinates 215,277 residents

Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in thirty states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man ‘strangulates’ wife to death in Ondo

The Police in Ondo State have arrested a middle-aged man identified as Gbenro Adetunji for allegedly killing his wife, Wayesola, in Ondo City in the state.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 30 new Lassa fever cases, 6 deaths

Thirty new cases of Lassa fever were recorded in seven states in one week, according to the latest report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Nigerian government inaugurates water projects, dams in Edo, Delta others

As part of efforts to mark the World Water Day, the federal government yesterday inaugurated some water projects and multi-purpose dams in Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo States.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu: Ondo will not be part of any Oodua Republic

Ondo State will not be part of the sovereign Yoruba State being agitated for by some groups, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu declared in Monday in Akure.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 131 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 131 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,868.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 86 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria on Sunday recorded no new death from COVID-9, the fourth day in the past one week that nobody died from the disease.

Minister: Agric research institutes, extension services remain Nigerian government’s priority

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.

NIMET predicts three days dust haze, thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Two health care workers infected as Nigeria records 25 new Lassa fever cases

Two health care workers are among Nigeria's latest detected cases of Lassa fever, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has called on government to remove taxation on sanitary pads and engage in its local production to make it less expensive.

Ekiti governor’s wife calls on government to remove tax on sanitary pads

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has called on government to remove taxation on sanitary pads and engage in its local production to make it less expensive.

Anambra election: 22 political parties submit notice of primaries to INEC

As the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship elections draws near, about 23 political parties Thursday, stormed the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, to submit letters of notice for the conduct of the governorship primaries.

Yoruba leaders: We won’t cede our land for ranching

Prominent Yoruba leaders, including the Aare-Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, vowed not to cede any land in the South- West for cattle ranching.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 187 new coronavirus cases

After dropping a bit in the past few days, Nigeria’s daily COVID-19 deaths rose slightly on Wednesday with six people dead, according to health authorities.
Ondo State’s Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed Princess Catherine Oludunni Odu as Secretary to the State Government.

Ondo gets first female SSG

Ondo State’s Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed Princess Catherine Oludunni Odu as Secretary to the State Government.
Five more suspected killers of Mrs Funke Olakunri, 58-year-old daughter of the national leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, have been arrested by the police.

Five more suspects arrested over murder of Afenifere leader’s daughter

Five more suspected killers of Mrs Funke Olakunri, 58-year-old daughter of the national leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, have been arrested by the police.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

NSF: Edo government locks out officials

The Edo State government has shut down the Main Organising Committee (MOC) office of the National Sports Festival at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin...
Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.

Ashleigh Barty knocked out of Charleston Open

Female tennis World Number One player, Ashleigh Barty, on Friday, became the latest casualty in a tournament full of surprises, when she was defeated by Spaniard Paula Badosa, ranked 71st in the world after their quarter-final match ended 6-4 6-3 in Badosa’s favour. The victory carried the Spaniard through to the biggest semifinal of her career.
Nigerian singer Banky W and his wife, actress Adesua Etomi, have welcomed their first child.

Adesua Etomi recounts heart-wrenching loss of twins

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington has related a heart-wrenching experience of how she suffered a miscarriage when she was pregnant with twins.
Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.

British coroner: Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was strangled in 2018

Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday night denied reports that the Chairman-designate, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was arrested and detained by the agency under former Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over illegal sale of 244 forfeited trucks.

EFCC boss tasks staff on core values in tackling graft

Executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has charged staff of the commission to adhere to the virtues of courage, integrity and professionalism, which are the core values of the commission, in tackling economic and financial crimes.