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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Official: Police arrest six over ‘kidnapping’ in FCT

The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it has arrested six suspects in Apo over alleged kidnapping.

Kidnapped journalist, three others released

A PUNCH newspaper journalist, Okechukwu Nnodim, and two others with whom he was abducted late Wednesday, have been released.
The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the supreme sacrifice, selfless service and invaluable roles played by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in continually ensuring the oneness and indivisible Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Osun ready to test every willing resident – official

Osun State Government has stated the readiness to test every willing resident to ensure that the further spread of the coronavirus is curtailed in the state.
PANDEF spokesman, Ken Robinson, who stated this in an interview with newsmen, also commended the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, who said Friday that power should return to the South in 2023 for the sake of fairness.

2023: South-East, South-South should negotiate now – PANDEF

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, on Saturday, urged the South-South and the South-East geopolitical zones to quickly meet and reach a resolution on the region to produce the next president by 2023.

NASU, SSANU begin protest today

A statement by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi and president of SSANU, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim on Friday, said, the JAC NASU/SSANU observed that the federal government failed to address any of the agreement it signed with the union on October 20, 2020.

FRSC: NIN compulsory for vehicle registration

Oyeyemi said, “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the security checks. So, once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties.”
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: NIN registration takes five minutes at NIMC offices

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that it takes five minutes for each Nigerian to complete the National Identification Number registration at any National Identity Management Commission offices nationwide.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Afenifere: NIMC registration amidst coronavirus irresponsible

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has described the ongoing registration of the National Identity Management Commission in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 as “the most irresponsible act of governance” on display in the history of Nigeria.

Minister: Nigerian government didn’t increase electricity tariffs, only adjusted bands

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says the Federal Government didn’t increase electricity tariffs but adjusted some bands for users to pay what they are supposed to pay.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Oyo Amotekun says member shot policeman by mistake

The Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun says the recent shooting of a police constable by one of its members was an accident.

Bishop Kukah: There could’ve been coup if President Buhari isn’t president

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has lamented that nepotism characterised the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos governor urges residents not to host, attend Christmas events

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagosians to give up all gatherings associated with Christmas celebrations.

Gridlock as fuel tanker catches fire on Otedola bridge

There is heavy traffic at the Berger-Alausa-Magodo axis of Lagos State after a fuel tanker caught fire on Otedola bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Saturday.

Panic as pipeline bursts along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

There was panic Wednesday, along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway after a gas pipeline got burst during the ongoing road construction in the area.
Katsina protesters protesting against the abduction of schoolboys from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Protest rocks Katsina over Kankara abduction

There was a protest staged in Kastina State on Sunday was over the abduction of schoolboys from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: Pastor Adeboye assured me I will be re-elected

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, said he visited the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, during his second-term election travails.

Court stops COSON from general distribution practice

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared that the General Distribution which is practised by the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, is illegal.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: ‘No one’ in charge in Nigeria

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said Nigeria lacks visionary leaders to govern its affairs.

Mob sets suspected robbers ablaze in Delta

Two suspected armed robbers were set ablaze by a mob along Okumagba Avenue, by Emebiren junction in Warri, Delta State, in the early hours of Tuesday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

INEC declares APC winner of Imo North bye-election

There was a drama at the state Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Owerri when the Election Returning Officer, Hakeem Adikum, declared All Progressives Congress, the winner of the Imo North bye-election which held Saturday without returning a candidate.
The Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, General Olusegun Adeniyi has been sent back to school to be a research fellow at Nigerian Army Resource Centre(NARC) in Abuja.

Boko Haram: Nigerian military court-martial convicts general who complained of inadequate equipment

A military court in Abuja on Monday convicted a former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Olusegun Adeniyi, who once led the country’s onslaught against Boko Haram.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Crime rate grows as Amotekun battles funding, others

South-West Security Network, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, is battling with problems of funding and equipment in Ondo and Ekiti states, where it has commenced activities.

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Aung San Suu Kyi troubles worsen as court files fresh charges

She was previously charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management law, connected with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and a violation of import and export laws for possession of walkie talkies.

Charles Idahosa backs Edo governor’s probe of N30 billion stormwater project

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa, has advised a former governor; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to panic over moves by the Edo State government to probe the N30 billion Edo stormwater project.

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61 percent

The Australian National University’s Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA) recorded just over $780m (A$1bn ; £550m) in investment.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

PDP, Femi Falana condemn arrest of Kano governor’s ex-aide by DSS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the arrest of Salisu Tanko-Yakasai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) shortly after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter.

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PDP berates Senator Adeyemi over ‘verbal assault’ on Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described the verbal attack on Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi) as irresponsible.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose.
Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Lagos pickpocket confesses to stealing over 240 phones from commuters

The Rapid Response Squad has arrested a pickpocket who disclosed that he has stolen over 240 mobile phones from Lagos commuters.