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Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Troops recover 72 captives abandoned in Borno by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the Boko Haram Terrorists and ISWAP members abandoned 72 people at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State on May 10.
A riot broke out Saturday at a prison in the city of Manaus in Brazil's Amazon state, as inmates protested the suspension of all visits to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Inmates in Brazil prison protest suspension of visits

A riot broke out Saturday at a prison in the city of Manaus in Brazil's Amazon state, as inmates protested the suspension of all visits to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Simon Lalong

Plateau trains 300 girls in ICT to bridge gender gap

The Plateau Government , through its Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, said it had trained 300 girls on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gender gap in the communication sector in the state.
The sponsor of the bill that seeks to establish an agency for the rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram members, Ibrahim Gaidam, has explained why he introduced the bill in the Senate.

Senator Gaidam: Why I sponsored bill to establish agency for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members

The sponsor of the bill that seeks to establish an agency for the rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram members, Ibrahim Gaidam, has explained why he introduced the bill in the Senate.

Senator Gaidam: Boko Haram insurgents ready to lay down arms

The Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, said on Monday that many Boko Haram terrorists are willing to lay down their arms but are afraid of the consequences of their action
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Bill on Boko Haram could lead to civil war

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Friday warned against the Rehabilitation, Deradicalisation and Reintegration bill sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East Senatorial District.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Charles Dokubo: We’re preparing ex-agitators for life after amnesty, oil

One of the targets that was vigorously pursued when the Federal Government proclaimed general amnesty for the rampaging Niger Delta militants, on June 25, 2009, was to ensure continuous flow of the black gold-oil- and uninterrupted inflow of cash into the nation’s treasury.

Stakeholders strategies to disarm, re-orient repentant terrorists

Security stakeholders have been urged to chart a roadmap for the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of the repentant and captured Boko haram terrorists in the North East.

100 former Boko Haram fighters arrive Gombe for rehabilitation

One hundred former Book Haram fighters, on Friday morning, arrived at the Gombe Airport from Maiduguri for rehabilitation under the Federal Government programme of Operation Safe Corridor being executed by the Nigerian Army.

Group donates books, instructional materials to schools, empowers women

The South East Yagba Development Association Women’s wing (SEYDAW), has donated books and instructional materials to schools in 15 communities in the area.

Ijaw youths allege plot by to stop Amnesty programme

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has raised alarm over alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari government to stop the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
Senator Shehu Sani (PRP, Kaduna Central) has condemned in strong terms the suspension of Daar Communications’ operational license by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Thursday.

Xenophobia: Don’t empower returnees with N10,000 Trader Moni – Shehu Sani tells VP Osinbajo

Human rights activist and former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo not to empower returnees from South Africa with N10,000 Trader Moni.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari signs law changing Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the billing changing the name of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

26 prisoners receives amnesty in Ogun

Twenty-six prison inmates in Ogun, has been granted amnesty on Wednesday by the Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu.
Determined to end the lingering unrest in Ado Local Government of Benue State, the caretaker committee chairman, Hon. James Ogaba Oche has declared war on kidnappers, robbers and criminals operating within the council.

Benue council chief declares war on kidnappers, robbers, cultists

Determined to end the lingering unrest in Ado Local Government of Benue State, the caretaker committee chairman, Hon. James Ogaba Oche, has declared war on kidnappers, robbers and criminals operating within the council.

Prison inmates display skill in drama, music concert

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says 21 prison inmates of Medium Security Prison Oko, in Edo, have performed in a Bi-Annual Drama and Music Concert show hosted by the prison.
From left/ Alh. Idris Muhammed Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office ; Mr Atokolo D.E, Lagos Zonal Commander, NAPTIP ; Mr Tamrat Abraham, Operations Officer, IOM, Lagos; His Excellency, Ketil Karlsen, EU Ambassador in Nigeria and West Africa and Ms Margaret Ukagbu, Assistant Director, NCFRMI, Lagos Office.

EU: Migration should happen out of aspiration, not desperation

Amb. Ketil Karlsen, Head, European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says the EU wants to stop all forms of migration because it is dangerous, unprotected, and exploitative.

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Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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