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Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

South-West PDP congress: Seyi Makinde, Ayo Fayose’s groups fight over 756 delegates

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, are to test their popularity with 756 delegates that will elect officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Monday.

APC chieftain blames rise in criminality in Benue on killing of Gana

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Architect Asema Achado, has blamed the rise in criminality in Sankera axis of Benue state, comprising Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo Local Government Areas (LGAs) to the murder of Terwase Akwaza aka Gana.

OPL 245: Group asks President Buhari to prosecute Eni in Nigeria

The Human Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, has declared that the partial freedom granted oil giants by Italian courts in the celebrated OPL 245 corruption case will not stop the prosecution of the accused in Nigeria.

Maritime crime: Nigerian Navy read riot act to sea criminals

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday in Calabar said it is reappraising situation to re-strategize on how to sustained the fight against maritime crime.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Ministry: No Nigerian blacklisted by embassy in Switzerland

A press release signed on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye titled: “Re: Defamatory Video against the Nigerian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland” said the attention of the Ministry was drawn to a new series of videos circulated in the social media by a Nigerian citizen resident in Switzerland, Agbaeze Francis Chinedu, in which he falsely claimed to have been blacklisted by the Nigerian Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.
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 denies claims that many soldiers died as bandits stormed military base

The Nigerian Army, Saturday denied claims in a national newspaper, alleging that many soldiers were killed by armed bandits when the bandits stormed a military base in Katsina state, saying it does not represent facts of the incident.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor orders re-procurement of materials for 2,500 mass housing contract

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has directed that the contract for the construction of 2,500 houses across the state be re-procured.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Vigilante: How we chased gunmen who abduct Zamfara schoolgirls

When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Judge withdraws from suit against Air Peace, NCAA, others

The suit filed against Air Peace Limited, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and others over alleged right abuse has suffered set back, following the withdrawal of the trial judge, Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor from hearing it.
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Zamfara governor: I didn’t mean to say not all bandits are criminals

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed, has clarified a statement he made during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NANS urges Nigerian government to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist group

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South West zone has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the Miyetti Allah Castle Breeders Association Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist group.

UBEC: Plans on the way to build digital schools across Nigeria

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has promised to build digital schools across the country, saying the development would be in actualization of its vision of a robust digital basic education delivery in Nigeria.
Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare said plans are ongoing to reward the mother of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji, although the details will remain confidential.

Nigerian government opens supplementary application for business grant

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has reopened application for young entrepreneurs through a partnership with Tiimafrica which would provide a $5,000 grant to 100 businesses.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Women group tackles UN Women for commending Yahaya Bello

Emerge Women, a civil society organisation, has called on the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), to withdraw its commendation for Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for appointing 21 female deputy chairpersons in the state.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Coronavirus: Nigerian government directs civil servants on GL 12 and below to continue working...

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the directive is sequel to the advice of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 issued by the Chairman, Boss Mustapha.

Police investigate Apostle Suleman for ‘sleeping’ with pastor’s wife

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for a probe of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with Pastor Faith Edeko, the wife of Pastor Mike Davids.

Judges accused of taking over ECOWAS Court’s relocation contracts

The proposed relocation of the administrative offices of the ECOWAS Court of Justice to Gudu area of Abuja has been smeared by allegations of graft and abuse of power.
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Lagos university workers shelve strike over end-of-year bonus, minimum wage arrears

Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, who had earlier threatened to embark on industrial action over the payment of the end-of-the-year bonus, minimum wage arrears among others, have now shelved their plan.
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)

IGP orders withdrawal of policemen from businesswoman’s land in Enugu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Enugu State, Ahmad Abdulrahman, to curb the trespass on a parcel of land belonging to one Mrs Uju Ohanenye, a businesswoman.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF orders NDLEA to halt recruitment of 5,000 personnel

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has asked the drug law enforcement agency, NDLEA, to halt the recruitment of 5,000 personnel.
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 directs civil servants to work from home till January 18

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all civil servants from Grade Level 14 and below to continue working from home till January 18, 2021.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion on Wednesday killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State, defence spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

DHQ: It’s wrong to label soldiers as extortioners

The Defence Headquarters, on Monday, says it is wrong to tag the troops of the Nigerian Army as extortioners at checkpoints in Borno State.

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Official: Another attempted jailbreak in Edo foiled

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

The highly-rated RB Leipzig boss has recently been linked with Tottenham, among other clubs across Europe, in the event that Spurs decide to part company with Jose Mourinho after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal confirm huge double injury boost for Slavia Prague cracker

Arsenal have received a double injury boost with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe fit for their key Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts.

Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.

ECOWAS speaker: Border extortion, major challenge within member states

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has disclosed that border extortion has been a challenge within member states.

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Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, has been confirmed as President, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management for the next four years.

Delta attorney-general emerges institute’s president

Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, has been confirmed as President, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management for the next four years.
As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Naval chief harps on professionalism as CBN provides support

As Nigeria continues to grapple with several security challenges, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has charged officers and ratings to prioritise professionalism and loyalty in discharge of their duties.

Media partners government to boost military efforts against insurgency, banditry

Nigerian military campaign against insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other threats to national security is set to get an unprecedented boost from media partnership with authorities of the 774 local government area councils in the country and other strategic stakeholders.
A foremost lawyer and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, has warned against the division of Nigeria.

Lateef Okunnu: Ethnicity must not divide us

A foremost lawyer and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, has warned against the division of Nigeria.

NBA threatens protest in support of financial autonomy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has threatened to join the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).