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Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.
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Four soldiers, others dead as terrorists attack military base in Borno

Suspected armed Boko Haram terrorists on Friday invaded a military base in Kamuya village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, leaving four soldiers and many terrorists feared dead, sources have said.
The Nigerian Army has rescued some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014..

Nigerian troops impose strict measures after attack on military base in Yobe

The Nigerian troops have restricted movement along Damaturu-Damboa-Biu Road following attacks by members of ISWAP/Boko Haram on a Kumuya military base in Yobe State.

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.
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Security agencies move to stop further attacks on South-east

Sunday Ehigiator in Lagos, Gideon Arinze in Enugu, David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka, Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki and Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia
“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.

Two soldiers missing, as gunmen kill two mobile policemen in Taraba

Two mobile police officers were shot dead by some gunmen, Monday night, while on duty at a checkpoint in Dogongawa, along KatsinaAla-Takum road in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
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 invade Rivers community, kill two

Two people have been killed by unknown gunmen at Kabangha Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Former Acting Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sam Obi, is dead.

Former Delta acting governor passes on

The late Sam Obi represented the Ika North East State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly for three terms (2003-2015) and became Acting Governor in 2010 after Court nullified the 2007 election of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and ordered a rerun.
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 attack ex-CBN governor, kill three policemen, kidnap commissioner

A former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, escaped death by a whisker yesterday as gunmen attacked him in his hometown, Isuofia in Aguata Local Government 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.

Police begin manhunt for abductors of three passengers in Osun

Police and local hunters have commenced a manhunt for abductors of three passengers including one simply identified as Usman, said to be a brother of Seriki Hausa of Iyere town, along Ife-Ilesa Expressway in Osun State.
Voters in Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State are currently exercising their franchise. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed the bye-election for Saturday following the death of Ossy Prestige, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) lawmaker, on February 6.

Abia by-election: Explosion disrupts voting in Aba

A substance suspected to be a bomb, has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, at the ongoing by-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari returns to Nigeria after six months in Dubai

Aisha, whose Dubai trip was steeped in controversy due to conflicting reports on why she travelled was said to have returned to Abuja on Wednesday evening and was reportedly sighted at the State House, Abuja, upon arrival from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Lagos socialite, four others kidnapped

The family of an Ikorodu-born business mogul, Alhaji Lookman Onabanjo, popularly known as “Bugon”, has been thrown into panic, following his abduction, Monday, at Agbowa area of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
“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.

Suspected cultists shoot one in Delta

Barely a week after security forces were deployed to Sapele town in Sapele local government area of Delta State, to forestall incessant killing from suspected cult group, gunmen have shot another man today, Monday.
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 abduct businessman in Abia

Gunmen numbering about four have reportedly kidnapped a businessman in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State. The victim’s name was simply given as Kenechukwu Okeke.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.

Outrage greets blockade of food, cattle coming south

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

‘Cultists’ kill bricklayer in Delta

Suspected cultists have shot dead a bricklayer at Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits abduct Katsina monarch, 13 others

Amid anxiety over the fate of abducted students of Government College, Kagara, Niger State, bandits struck again in neigbourbing Katsina State, abducting a monarch and 13 others in two separate attacks.

PDP reconciliation committee meets with ex-governors

Former governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s Reconciliation and Strategy Committee led by former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, are presently having a meeting in Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill two policemen in Delta, take service rifles

Two police officers attached to ‘Operation Delta Safe’ have been killed by marauding gunmen who attacked the operatives at a portion of the Ugbolu-Illah road in Oshimili North, Delta State.

Train collides with truck in Lagos

The incident occurred at about 8.52 am at Mofolasayo Drive, Jonathan Coker Road Level Crossing, Iju/Ishaga, Lagos.

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Two suspects lynched after trader robbed, shot dead in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Monday invaded Mbiabong Itam community in Itu Local government Area, Akwa Ibom State, and killed a young shop owner identified as Ecole.
Lorient striker Terem Moffi says he will go crazy with joy if giving the opportunity to don the green and white jersey of the senior national team.

Borussia Dortmund interested in Terem Moffi

The pacy striker has scored against Ligue 1 big clubs; Paris Saint-Germain (one goal), Monaco (three goals) and Olympic Marseille (two goals) in the current campaign.
Firefighters worked Sunday to control a blaze at the University of Cape Town’s library, where valuable historical collections have been destroyed. Nic Bothma-EPA, via Shutterstock

Cape Town fire ‘contained’ as firefighters battle windy conditions

A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

Turkish giants, Fenerbache, have proposed an exchange deal that will see Emmanuel Dennis come over, while Tanzania star Ally Samatta joins Belgian champions Club Brugge.

No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

Retired Lt.-Col. Agbu Kefas, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba has denied reports of division within the state chapter of the party.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army arrests 12 suspects for drug peddling

The Nigerian Army, 4 Brigade, Benin, on Wednesday handed over 12 suspects arrested in connection with peddling illicit drug to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command.

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists

Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday.

Ramadan: Catholics call for peace as Muslims begin fasting

The Catholic Diocese of Oyo has urged the Muslim faithful in Nigeria to embrace and pray for peace, justice, and an end to social vices in the country as they begin Ramadan fast.
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, insists the player’s agent.

Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva has no buy-out clause at Eintracht Frankfurt –...

Rumours had suggested the Portuguese international, who has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would be free to leave the Bundesliga club if a rival met a €30m (£26m/$36m) release fee.
Facebook is testing a video speed dating app called Sparked. The app, which requires a Facebook profile to create an account, is developed by the company’s NPE Team, Facebook’s in-house group that works on experimental apps.

Facebook testing video speed-dating app called Sparked

Facebook is testing a video speed dating app called Sparked. The app, which requires a Facebook profile to create an account, is developed by the company’s NPE Team, Facebook’s in-house group that works on experimental apps.