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The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

Oyo ZLP collapses structure, joins APC

The Oyo State chapter of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has collapsed its structure in all the 33 local government areas of the state.
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Anambra governor declares herdsmen carrying guns as criminals

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has declared that any herdsman found carrying a gun should be treated as a criminal.
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DMO clears air on 2018 N2.1 trillion debt service

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained that the N2.1 trillion allocated for Debt Service in the 2018 federal government budget was paid directly to the creditors by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

UNICEF to provide psychosocial support to released Zamfara schoolgirls

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will provide psychosocial support to the released Jangebe schoolgirls and their families.
The Kano State government shut Harbau Tsangaya Model Boarding Primary School in Tsanyawa local government area of the state on Tuesday because of insecurity.

Kano government shuts 17th school, a boarding primary school, because of insecurity

The Kano State government shut Harbau Tsangaya Model Boarding Primary School in Tsanyawa local government area of the state on Tuesday because of insecurity.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor: Why I suspended activities of transport unions

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has given reason for the suspension of the activities of both the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian insurgents take northeast government stronghold of Dikwa

Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Nigeria receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines

Nigeria has finally received its first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX — a global initiative that seeks to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccines to all countries.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirl: Our abductors were young boys, they wanted to ‘touch us’

One of the victims of last Friday’s abduction of Zamfara State Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: All abducted schoolgirls freed by kidnappers

According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday.
3. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirls: Our abductors threatened to kill, fry and eat us

One of the victims of last Friday’s Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, abduction, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
Theophilus Afelokhai, the Goalkeeper of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt says the team’s superlative performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is due to Governor Nyesom Wike’s love for sports, especially football.

Rivers United go tough on two stars for ‘unprofessional conduct’

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaigners Rivers United have announced indefinite suspension of Theophilus Afelokhai and Ifeanyi Anaemena for what the club describes as “unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct”.
Real Madrid are open to the prospect of selling Raphael Varane to Manchester United this summer amid his reluctance to sign a new contract, The Mirror reports.

Real Madrid open to the prospect of selling Raphael Varane to Manchester United

Real Madrid are open to the prospect of selling Raphael Varane to Manchester United this summer amid his reluctance to sign a new contract, The Mirror reports.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill 20 in Sokoto, Kaduna communities

Twenty locals were killed in different attacks by bandits in Sokoto and Kaduna states, yesterday, while many sustained severe injuries, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar soldiers from the 77th light infantry division walk along a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks

Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari receives briefing on Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

Leader of the Federal Government delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over kidnapped Jangebe schoolgirls, Hadi Sirika, has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the outcome of their mission to the state.

Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

APC demands apology from Senator Abaribe over ‘attack’ on Kogi governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.

Ex-Barcelona president arrested over Barçagate scandal

The Catalan police force arrived at the club on Monday to carry out a search and seize operation. The developments surround the so-called Barçagate scandal from last year, which saw club officials accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against players and coaches.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina uncovered monumental fraud as pension boss – witness tells court

Ngozika Ihuoma, first defence witness (DW1), on Monday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that Abdulrasheed Maina, uncovered monumental fraud when he was the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: ECOWAS Parliament supports Mali’s transition to democratic rule

Speaker of the parliament Sidie Mohamed Tunis pledged the support of the sub-regional congress when he led a parliamentary mission to Mali as part of activities of the sub-regional lawmakers to support the West African country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

President Buhari directs security chiefs to recover areas being occupied by criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the nation’s security chiefs to recover all areas being occupied by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers across the country.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Repealing Treaties Act of 1993 long overdue

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that repealing the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc) Act of 1993 represents a bold and long overdue step in the country’s quest for perfect democracy.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC urges fuel stations to stop hoarding petrol

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to stop panic-buying following what it described as artificial fuel scarcity in the country.

ACF urges union to lift ban on food to South

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers to put a halt to the embargo and blockage of foodstuff from the north to the south.
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

Oyo ZLP collapses structure, joins APC

The Oyo State chapter of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has collapsed its structure in all the 33 local government areas of the state.

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Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.
Manchester United were left frustrated by a VAR penalty controversy in their 0-0 draw at Chelsea.

Manchester United frustrated by penalty row in Chelsea draw

Second-placed United had hoped to close the gap on Manchester City with a victory at Stamford Bridge. But instead they now sit 12 points behind the Premier League leaders as their title hopes fade following a run of one win from four games.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

No progress on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury unification bout

Tyson Fury has played down the chances of a heavyweight unification showdown against Anthony Joshua this year, claiming no progress has been made in fixing the fight.
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Northern elders: Nigerians have lost faith in federal government’s ability to tackle criminals

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has condemned the abduction of 317 school children in Zamfara state, regretting that in spite of assurances from the federal government that it will end banditry and kidnappings, the lives of Nigerians are becoming more endangered everyday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Insecurity: Police redeploys 300 officers from Ebonyi to northern region

Up to 300 police officers serving in Ebonyi State command have been redeployed to force headquarters Abuja to shore up efforts to tackle ongoing insecurity in the north of the country.