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According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Six killed as bandits attack commercial vehicle along Kaduna–Birnin Gwari road

Six people have died along the Kaduna–Birnin Gwari road, while six others sustained injuries when bandits opened fire on a commercial vehicle plying the road.

Nigeria, Cameroon communities set up patrol to check trans-border banditry

Disturbed by the frequent trans-border banditry and other criminal activities, communities along Nigeria-Cameroon border have set up patrol teams to checkmate criminality in the area.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

FRSC boss urges motorists avoid night trips

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has advised fleet operators, other commercial drivers and patronisers to avoid night trips, noting that they are not only unsafe but utterly dangerous.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

2021: FRSC promises aggressive enforcement of traffic regulations

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says the Corps will embark on aggressive enforcement of traffic regulations in 2021 and beyond.
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Police arrest five suspects over attack on Ibadan residents

Oyo State Police Command on Monday said it has arrested no fewer than five suspects in connection with the attacks on some residents of Ibadan, the state capital on Sunday.

Ogun Customs seize goods worth N397.08 million in Q3

The Ogun Area 1 command of the Nigeria Customs Service, said it has seized contraband goods worth over N397,076,991 in the third quarter of year 2020.
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APC NEC meeting: Police tighten security around headquarters

Ahead of Tuesday’s emergency National Executive Council meeting, Police patrol teams have been sighted around the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress on Blantyre Street, Wuse II, Abuja, on Thursday.
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Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over death of cops

Police in Anambra State have declared Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted.

Gunmen kidnap Kaduna lawmaker

Gunmen operating along the Kaduna-Zaria expressway on Friday kidnapped the member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly representing Zaria Constituency, Hon. Suleiman Ibrahim Dabo.

Police rescue man abducted in Imo

Anambra State Police command on Friday said it has rescued a man abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Owerri, Imo State.

Foreign tourist, three others killed in Kaduna

A foreign female tourist and three others have been killed by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru Local Governor Area of Kaduna State.

Killings: IGP Ibrahim Idris orders tight security nationwide

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday ordered tight security nationwide.

Police parades 16 for robbery, kidnapping, car snatching

The Police Thursday paraded 16 suspect for their involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery and car snatching.

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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.
“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.

Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger

No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early hours of yesterday by bandits, who invaded Jangaru village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Bishop Kukah: Nobody stands to gain anything if Nigeria breaks up

He also said it was not too much for Nigerians to ask the Federal Government to secure lives and property, noting that government at all levels must provide the enabling environment for citizens to thrive.

Nigeria records N7.37 trillion trade deficit in 2020

Nigeria’s trade with other countries worsened in 2020, resulting in a trade deficit of N7.37 trillion for the year, following sharp declines in exports of crude oil, solid minerals and manufactured goods.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari: Any government that neglects women risks failure

President Muhammadu Buhari says with females forming about half of the country’s population, any “government which neglects such a crucial component of its demographic asset stands the risk of stunted growth and likely failure”.

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Yoruba Council of Elders has faulted the meeting which the governors in the South-West zone had with Miyetti Allah Breeders Association of Nigeria in Akure, Ondo state, two days ago.

Southwest states move to avert boundary disputes

The six Southwest states have resolved to evolve better strategies to manage boundary disputes in the region.
Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses is back to training after recovering from a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for two weeks.

Victor Moses: Neil Warnock, Roberto Martinez better than Jose Mourinho

Victor Moses considers Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez to be better managers than Jose Mourinho, with the Nigerian leaving a Portuguese tactician he has previously worked with at Chelsea off his list of top coaches.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor promises more dividends of democracy during second term

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he will give more dividends of democracy to the people of the state during his second term in office.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigeria signs deal with Morocco on phosphate import, ammonia export

The deal was witnessed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari; Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; his Jigawa counterpart, Badaru Abubakar and Managing Director of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji.

Food blockade: Igbo can feed themselves – Union

Following the threat by some Northern Groups to end the supply of food items to the South, the Association of South East Town Union has said the people of the region are capable of feeding themselves.