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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 government defends directive to herdsmen to vacate forest

The Ondo State government has said its directive to herdsmen to come out of it’s jungle for registration remains, explaining that the order is not a call on Fulani people to leave the State.
The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.

Police parade 10 for ‘kidnapping, robbery’ in Calabar

The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Kidnapping: Cross River governor demolishes four houses, brothel in Calabar

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, on Monday came hard on criminals, as he began another phase of demolition of properties belonging to suspected kidnappers within the Calabar Metropolis.

2021: Ekiti to acquire drones to fight insecurity

The Government of Ekiti State has disclosed plans to purchase drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) as parts of measures to boost security surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat security challenges in the State.
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62 Shops, houses destroyed in Lagos market fire outbreak

A total of 62 shops, and some residential buildings, Saturday, were destroyed after fire gutted Ijesha market in Oshodi area of the state.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the law backing the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Initiative, codenamed Amotekun will be ready latest on Valentine Day, Friday, February 14, across the six states in the region.

Ekiti earmarks N1.4 billion for Amotekun in 2021 budget

The Ekiti Government, on Sunday said it would leave no stone unturned in 2021 to improve the security situation in the state, stating that the sum of N1.4billion has been set aside in the 2021 Appropriation for the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Crisis looms over plot to sell ‘police officers mess’ in Lagos

Ahead of the exit of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, from the service early next month, a major crisis is now looming in the police force over the decision to sell the multibillion naira Police Officers Mess located at Onikan, Lagos State.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor suspends sale of state’s assets

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has suspended the planned sale of some assets of the state, amongst them Commissioners quarters, located within the Agu-Awka axis near Government House, Awka.
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SERAP urges NASS to stop President Buhari from selling government properties

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “urgently review the 2021 appropriation legislation to stop the government of President Muhammadu Buhari from selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget, and to identify areas in the budget to cut such as salaries and allowances for members and the Presidency to make sayings to address the growing level of deficit and borrowing.”
Mr. Funsho Adebiyi, Nigeria’s Coordinating Director, Highway Construction and Rehabilitation has said that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be completed and totally opened to traffic in December.

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway ready in phases, carriageway completion in December – official

Mr. Funsho Adebiyi, Nigeria’s Coordinating Director, Highway Construction and Rehabilitation has said that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be completed and totally opened to traffic in December.

Catholic faults Presidency over stand on Bishop Kukah’s threat saga

The Order of The Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has condemned the stance of the Federal Government on the ‘Apologize or quit Sokoto’ threat issued to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, by the Muslim Solidarity Forum.

Two feared dead in reprisal attack on Oyo community

For fear of being attacked by suspected hoodlums, some residents of Coca Cola, Leventis, Ajibade, Ajegunle, Oke-Itunu and other adjoining neighbourhoods in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State have reportedly deserted their homes and shops following the killing of a thief in the area.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government to sell public assets to fund 2021 budget – minister

The federal government is currently under tremendous pressure to pool funds to augment the 2021 budget shortfall of N5.2 trillion.
A former spokesman for the Nigerian Army retired Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, Friday said politicizing security issues by some Nigerians was counter-productive to the nation’s quest for security and peace.

Politicisation of security issues counter-productive – ex-army spokesman

A former spokesman for the Nigerian Army retired Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, Friday said politicizing security issues by some Nigerians was counter-productive to the nation’s quest for security and peace.

Nigerian government seizes bank’s assets over Shell’s N183 billion debt

Nigerian government have moved to sequester the assets of the country’s premier lender First Bank of Nigeria Limited in an effort to recover the damages oil major Royal Dutch Shell owed the Ejama Ebubu community of Rivers State in a legal contest spanning many decades, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

At least 18 abducted as bandit raid Kaduna community

Witnesses said the assailants armed with AK 47 assault rifles, stormed the community around 1:30a.m. and raided different houses searching for grains and other food items.

Ooni: How we averted crisis during #EndSARS protests

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday, says the existing traditional security structure in the ancient town helped to avert crisis during the #EndSARS protest against bad governance and police brutality.
The US has blacklisted two Iranian foundations controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and their subsidiaries, saying the institutions enabled Iran’s elite to sustain a “corrupt” system of ownership over large parts of the economy.

US slaps sanctions on two foundations linked to Iranian supreme leader

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two Iranian foundations controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and their subsidiaries, saying the institutions enabled Iran’s elite to sustain a “corrupt” system of ownership over large parts of the economy.

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Ekiti governor’s wife promises more attention to vulnerable children

The Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, said that she was ready to work with Federal Government to reduce the number of vulnerable children in the state.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Top Bundesliga club chase Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is among several strikers on the shopping list of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, according to the authoritative Bild.
The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.

Wukari federal university gets new vice chancellor

The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.
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Kebbi government approves N464 million for women empowerment, others

The Kebbi governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved N468.5 million for the execution of projects and empowerment programmes under the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.