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Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Acting Governor of Borno, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, on Wednesday commended residents of Maiduguri for their resilience following the failed attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate the town.

Failed attack: Borno acting governor commends citizens’ resilience

The Acting Governor of Borno, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, on Wednesday commended residents of Maiduguri for their resilience following the failed attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate the town.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: $153 million, 80 houses recovered from ex-oil minister

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has disclosed that the commission has recovered $153 million from former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who has been living in Britain since leaving office.

OPC: We’re ready to protect our people

Worried by the spate of banditry and kidnapping for ransom in some parts of Ogun State and perceived inability of the security agencies to stem the tide, the chapter of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Tuesday disclosed its readiness to protect all Oodua sons and daughters from the marauders threatening people’s lives and peace in the State.

Ohanaeze: Igbos have so much in Lagos, can’t think of attacking it

Reacting to the said intelligent reports that members of IPOB are planning to unleash mayhem in some parts of Lagos State, Chief Everest Ozonweke the secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos reassured that “Ndigbo are not violent people nor are we known with act of violence.
The suspects, whose ages range between 37 and 57, are Imaikop Okon Dickson, Pius Edem Akpan, Imeh Sam George, Godwin Inyang Obong and Lucy Akpan.

Notorious land scam syndicate smashed in Akwa Ibom

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said its operatives have arrested a syndicate of five suspected land scammers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Sunday said he foresees a massive protest that will shut down Nigeria.

Anambra election: Primate Ayodele releases fresh prophecies

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has released fresh prophecies and advice ahead of the Anambra State 2021 governorship election parties primaries.
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Father Mbaka apologises to Catholic church, bishop

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka on Sunday apologized to the Catholic church and Bishop Callistus Onaga over the vandalization of Bishop’s court by adoration faithful.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos orders investigations into RCCG inferno

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Sunday, ordered investigations into the cause of the fire incident which occurred at Lagos Province 28 HQ, Alapere/Ogudu on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Lagos State.

Feminist group raises the alarm over rising violence against women, girls

The Nigerian Feminist Forum has expressed concern at the rising level of insecurity, despair, and bloodshed across the country even as it called on governments at all levels to put measures in place to protect women and girls.
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Ex-US envoy: Nigerian elite panicky, weighing radical options

A former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell has described Nigeria’s political elites as panicky and as such, considering “radical options” against the backdrop of the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, although they have yet to agree on “radical restructuring” of the country.

Plateau council chair asks Nigerian government to give incentives, light weapons to vigilante group

The Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State, Hon. Ubandoma Joshua Laven, has appealed to Federal Government to provide incentives and grant Vigilante Group of Nigeria license to carry light weapons in the fight against kidnapping and banditry in the country.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House urges federal government to reinforce security in Bauchi

House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to deploy security personnel to reinforce security within Bauchi State and its environs.
The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.

CP Yaro: How I will end insecurity in Imo

The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate in close session with security chiefs, others over insecurity

Senate on Thursday at plenary went into closed session with some heads of security agencies in the country.
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, says the agency has earmarked N807 million for the rehabilitation of a portion of its building that was burnt during the #EndSARS protests in the country.

#EndSARS: Lagos supports affected businesses with N940 million

Lagos state government says it disbursed N939.98 million to 1,835 beneficiaries under its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recovery fund.
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Committee: N902.1 million property lost to Katsina central market fire

No fewer than 685 traders lost properties worth N902.1 million to the March 22 fire incident at the Katsina Central Market, the investigating committee has said.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa governor: Herder-farmer violence may overwhelm my administration

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State yesterday warned that his administration might be overwhelmed if the unwarranted killings and wanton destruction of property among others were not stopped by warring Fulani herders and Tiv farmers in the state.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

MASSOB frowns at invitation to peace meeting by Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has frowned at public invitation extended to it by the leaderdhip of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying it is unacceptable to be invited publicly for internal Igbo security affairs.
The Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service, Liman Alhaji Ibrahim, has assured Nigerians of the preparedness of the Service in ensuring the safety of all Nigerians and to respond to any emergency during the Yuletide celebrations.

FFS boss charges Nigerians to stop attacks on fire fighters

Nigerians must stop the habit of attacking fire fighters at fire scenes, Dr Liman Ibrahim, Controller-General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), charged on Tuesday in Abuja.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
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 graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South African president warns of ‘vaccine apartheid’ if rich countries hog shots

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 jabs while millions in poor countries died waiting for them, it would amount to “vaccine apartheid”.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Super Eagles star Paul Onuachu still dreams Arsenal move

Nigeria and Genk’s goal machine, Paul Onuachu, is reportedly hoping to end up an Arsenal player by the end of the summer.
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Chelsea beat Manchester City as hosts have to wait for title

Sergio Aguero made a mess of a Panenka penalty as Chelsea ensured Manchester City must wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title by fighting back to earn a dramatic win at Etihad Stadium.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2).

Femi Fani-Kayode: Sheikh Gumi a pure evil, janjaweed terrorist

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, as “a pure evil, a janjaweed terrorist”.
Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may withdraw its services on May 25, due to logistics problems and other issues, an authoritative source disclosed on Friday.

BRT operator: Why we sacked over 300 drivers in one year

Primero Transport Services Limited, operator of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, said that it had sacked no fewer than 300 drivers in the past year, to ensure the safety of its commuters.