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Nigerian government directs NSA to clampdown illegal mining sites

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has directed the National Security Adviser (NSA) to set up a special unit domiciled in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and coordinated by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) to carry out targeted operations at identified and confirmed illegal mining sites nationwide.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Nigerian government to slash allocations to states involved in double taxation of mining companies

The federal government will slash the allocation of states where registered mining companies are taxed by local and state governments, the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders forfeiture of N510 million belonging to ex-NAF chief

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday granted an order of interim forfeiture of N510m belonging to former Commander, Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), Air Vice Marshall Uko Ebong.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Boko Haram’s final defeat imminent

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism about the imminent defeat of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country, saying his administration has intensified collaborations with the international community to curb the spread of terrorism and crush insurgency.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari tasks military on strategies against ISWAP threats

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian military to re-examine strategies towards defeating the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East.
The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh jailed 39 years for money laundering

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, convicted and sentenced former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to 39 years imprisonment for money laundering.

Court convicts former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh

The Federal High Court in Abuja has found a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, and his company, Destra Investment Ltd, guilty of illegally receiving public funds.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Federal government releases new national security strategy document

President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has released a new National Security Strategy (NSS) document.

NCC warns consumers against unauthorised SIM swaps

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Tuesday warned telecom consumers of unauthorirized SIM Swap and other fraudulent activities by dubious individuals who take advantage of innocent citizens, asserting that the full wrath of the law would be visited on culprits.

Abba Kyari: Kidnappers use jammers to evade arrest

The Commander, Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, has called for the deployment of intelligence and acquisition of sophisticated technology to tackle kidnappers that took actions to escape arrest.

Minister: 95 percent of arms for kidnapping, banditry come through land borders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says 95 percent of arms used in kidnapping and banditry in the country come through the porous land borders.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Federal government warns against damaging critical national infrastructure

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami has called on Nigerians, particularly states, to protect communication infrastructure in the country with a view to preventing them from being vandalised by criminal elements.

Dasukigate: EFCC to seek order of court for separate trial for ex-NSA, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, told an FCT High Court that the agency will seek a court order for separate trial for former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from seven other defendants.

Fraud: Raymond c gets court’s approval for foreign medical trip

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted the request by the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, to travel abroad for medical attention.

Police train 10 cops, two others on nuclear warfare

Ten policemen drawn from various Explosive Ordnance Disposals (EODs) as well as Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) units across the country were at the weekend certified fit to handle mobile radiation detection systems for combating nuclear threats.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest sergeant for ‘shooting’ lover

The police in Lagos State have arrested Eze Aiwansone, a sergeant, who allegedly shot his girlfriend in Ikeja area of Lagos.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Report: Neymar set to miss PSG’s next three games due to injury

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is projected to not feature for PSG until after next month’s international break due to an adductor injury, according to a report from RMC Sport.

WTO: Governor Obiano urges President Buhari not to allow Donald Trump to frustrate Ngozi...

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders, not to allow US President Donald Trump to frustrate Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s bid to emerge as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
Everton winger Theo Walcott wants to stay at Southampton permanently.

Theo Walcott keen to make Southampton move permanent

Everton winger Theo Walcott wants to stay at Southampton permanently.
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font is eager for more the club's icons to be involved in his project.

Barcelona presidential candidate eager for legends to return

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font is eager for more the club's icons to be involved in his project.