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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap traveller, kill driver in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday abducted a traveller and as well killed his driver after they struck in Akoko axis of Ondo North Senatorial District of Ondo State.

Vigilantes foil kidnap attempt of Abuja’s village chief

Some members of a vigilante group have foiled attempt by suspected Kidnappers to abduct the Chief of Gwomani community, in Kwali Area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Alhaji Adamu Saba.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

ACP: Nobody died in Onitsha police cell

The Onitsha Police Area Commander, Mr. John Obuagbaka (ACP), has described as false and unfounded the allegation making the round in some quarters that about three out of scores of suspects arrested during raids of some black spots in Onitsha and detained at the Area command cell suffocated in the cell.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina: Police kill three ‘bandits’ in gun battle

Three suspected bandits have been killed at Ruwan-Dorawan village in Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State during a gun duel with the police.
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, who were commemorating the 6th Death Anniversary of sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and others, were dispersed by the Police in Zaria. Kaduna State, weekend.

Police disperse protesting Shiites in Zaria

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, who were commemorating the 6th Death Anniversary of sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and others, were dispersed by the Police in Zaria, Kaduna State, weekend.
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Falling electric pole kills Ondo man, injures BEDC official

A yet to be identified middle-aged man has been killed when an electric pole fell on him in Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
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70-year old woman killed by ritualists in Ondo

A 70-year-old grandmother, Sidikat Jimoh, has been murdered by suspected ritualists in Ogbagi Akoko in Akoko North West council area of Ondo state.
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Police confirm kidnap of area commander

The Kaduna State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Musa Rambo, the Police Area Commander in Suleja.

Jubilation as soldiers arrest ‘kidnappers’ in Ondo

A seven-man kidnapping gang that have been terrorising residents of Ajowa, Akunnu and Auga in Akoko area of Ondo state were at the weekend arrested through combined efforts of soldiers, Police and Department of State Service (DSS) at Ajowa in Akoko Northwest local government area.

Police confirm arrest of two suspects in Onitsha fracas

The Police in Anambra State on Tuesday, said they have arrested two suspects in connection with last Friday’s attack of persons by yet to be identified hoodlums in Onitsha.
Umuahia

IPOB Sit-at-Home: Aba residents comply, Umuahia residents ignore directive

Residents of Aba in Abia on Thursday complied with the sit-at-home directive, issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.

Ondo elections: Two killed in Akoko over alleged ballot box snatching

Two persons were reportedly killed on Saturday in political mayhem at Oba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko Southwest local government area of Ondo state.
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Rivers council chief reads riot act to cultists, kidnappers

The Chairman of Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, has advised members of cult groups and kidnappers operating in communities in the local government area to turn a new leaf and surrender their arms and ammunition to security agencies.

Ondo monarch’s wife, driver regain freedom

The kidnapped wife of the Alagua of Agua-Akoko in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Mrs. Olukemi Agunloye, on Thursday, regained her freedom after five days in the custody of her abductors.

Police nab notorious kidnap kingpin, gang in Delta

The Delta State police command has recorded a major breakthrough its ongoing war against violent crimes by arresting the members of a notorious kidnap gang that had terrorized residents of Warri and its environs and had been on its wanted list for sometime now.

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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
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Minister: Unifying Naira’s exchange rate will take time

The total borrowing of the country as of 31 December is 21.6 per cent of the GDP. So, if we were not looking at adding the other category of loans that I mentioned, we don’t even need to increase that at this time As of 2019, the debt to GDP ratio was 19.2 per cent so only two per cent was added.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister inaugurates 259 monitors for N-SIP projects in Adamawa

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has inaugurated training for 259 Independent Monitors to supervise Integrated National Social Investment Program (N-SIP) at community level in Adamawa state.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Northern governors to wade into spat between Samuel Ortom, Bala Mohammed

The Northern State Governors Forum has expressed commitment to ending the nomadic grazing of cattle across the country as part of measures to resolve the herders-farmers conflict and end the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti acquires computerised vehicle inspection equipment

The Ekiti government has acquired and installed a computerised vehicle inspection equipment to identify the level of road worthiness of vehicles in the state.

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The Executive Director of the centre, Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje recommended this approach at the opening ceremony of the Online Regional Training on Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Modelling in Abuja recently.

UN centre recommends use of floodwater to end herders-farmers conflict

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) has revealed how floodwater could be used to resolve festering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers nationwide.
Chelsea have shown an interest in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann for a summer transfer.

Chelsea boss: Champions League not my priority

On the eve of his side’s last-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid, his answer as to whether Chelsea’s Champions League campaign will take precedence this season was perhaps surprising.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.
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NDLEA arrests 8 drug traffickers in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers with 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state.
Super Eagles center back impressed in a right-back role as Rangers won in a seven -goal thriller in the Europa League round of 32 clash against Royal Antwerp at Bosuilstadion on Thursday night.

Leon Balogun impresses at right back in Europa League for Rangers

Super Eagles center back impressed in a right-back role as Rangers won in a seven -goal thriller in the Europa League round of 32 clash against Royal Antwerp at Bosuilstadion on Thursday night.