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Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
The officials of the Niger State Government have for the first time met with the parents of the student that was slayed by the bandits during the invasion of the Government Science College Kagara that led to the abduction of 27 students.
The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, a retired major general, has described the crash of the Nigerian Air Force King 350 plane as an unfortunate national disaster.
Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed that the bandits, who were operating in groups attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa who was killed alongside his son, and killed Dan’azumi’s brother, Sale Musa and his son, Amiru Sale Musa.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has described Sunday’s Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane crash, which led to the death of seven personnel as unfortunate.
The Minister of state for Budget and National Planning, Mr Ikanade Agba, says the Federal Government is currently working on 377 roads in 266 rural communities across the country.
Security agencies are investigating alleged collaboration with bandits by some locals, during recent disturbing attacks in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
Apparently apprehending open grazing as the root cause of the prevailing tension between herders and farmers nationwide, North-west governors at yesterday’s meeting with security chiefs in Kaduna, reportedly sought more time to develop ranches seen to be the panacea for the raging conflict in the country.
The Federal Government yesterday threatened to invoke the policy of no work, no pay against the striking non-teaching staff in the universities.
Twenty-four people have been killed, while several others sustained injuries following separate attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Enugu State government has expressed its deepest sadness over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu Jnr, who died on Thursday, February 4, 2021, while in active service.
Six people have died along the Kaduna–Birnin Gwari road, while six others sustained injuries when bandits opened fire on a commercial vehicle plying the road.
The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, in a statement issued Wednesday said Momoh, being one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC), all leaders and members of the party would continue to celebrate his inspiring leadership, vision and belief in the unity of Nigeria.
The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the 36 states of the federation to explore all available channels to protect the Fulani communities in the South.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lamented the death of one of his predecessors, Prince Tony Momoh.
Four people have been killed while 10 others were abducted by bandits in separate attacks on communities in Igabi Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
A political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the new executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to make the positive overhaul and transformation of the agency his cardinal goals.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has said that it won’t be moved by the threat of the opposition in the state to take over power in 2023, saying that the opposition is not on ground in the state but only making noise.
Kabiru Mohammed, the driver of Adamawa United FC, who was kidnapped along Benin-Lagos highway, has been released by his abductors.
Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.
Médecins Sans Frontieres MSF teams are providing healthcare services to residents living in the remote areas of Borno State in spite of the insecurity in the region.
The Niger Police Command has arrested 15 year-old Samaki Azozo, a student of Government Science School Izom, over alleged attempt to kidnap students of the school in Gurara Local Government Area.
The Executive Director/CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Segun Awolowo, yesterday assured that given the steps being taken to improve the non-oil exports, Nigeria will exit its dependence on crude oil revenue in the next 10 years.
An industrialist, Chief Fatai Soewu has said that for unemployment to end in the country, the federal and state governments should invest into the agriculture sector.
Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager on Wednesday after a disastrous season for the Glasgow giants, with fierce rivals Rangers on the brink of a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.
As part of reconciliatory moves, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has met with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and recognised him as the leader of the party in the green chamber.