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Cross River takes awareness campaign to border communities

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade took the Covid-19 Awareness Campaign to Ekang Community in Akamkpa local government area, Cross River State which shares a border with the Republic of Cameroon.
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NIMASA donates relief materials to 20, 000 displaced persons in Borno

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday donated relief materials for distribution to 20, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.

Nigerian Navy nabs 24 suspected rice smugglers in Akwa Ibom

Nigerian Navy operatives attached to the Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Mbo local government area in Akwa Ibom State, have apprehended 24 suspected rice smugglers and seized 1,831 bags of smuggled rice from them.

Navy seizes 3,378 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, said it arrested a total of 54 suspects and seized a total of 3,378 bags of smuggled rice from the suspects in the month of October 2019.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

200 prisoners escape as flood ravages Kogi

An early morning downpour at Koton-Karfe in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday aided the escape of about 200 prisoners from the Medium Federal Correctional Centre.
Benedict Ayade

Governor Ayade’s deep seaport will wipe our tears – Bakassi people

The displaced people of Bakassi in Cross River State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant the state government a sovereign guarantee for the construction of its Deep Seaport project.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

APC disputes Atiku Abubakar’s claim on being Nigerian by birth

Father than subside, the controversy over whether former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential poll is a Nigerian by birth, is still raging.

Nigerian Navy arrests seven suspected smugglers with 470 bags of contraband rice

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested seven suspects and seized about 470 bags of contraband rice in two different arrests.
No fewer than 1,400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including the elderly, women and children from Fufore in Adamawa are complaining of acute food supply in the camp.

Food shortage hits Fufore IDPs Camp in Adamawa

No fewer than 1,400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including the elderly, women and children from Fufore in Adamawa are complaining of acute food supply in the camp.
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Police nab two two for ritual killing in Benue

Nemesis has caught up with two young men, Hyginus Mbachi and Gambo Bulus who killed a young man for ritual after one of them took him from his father on the pretext that he was going to help him gain admission in the Republic of Cameroon.

Nigerian Army vows to frustrate elements against peaceful elections

The Nigerian Army says it is poised to work with other security agencies to frustrate plans by unscrupulous elements working with foreign collaborators to disrupt peaceful conduct of the general elections.

Governor Ishaku: Taraba now relatively peaceful

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has said that relative normalcy had returned to the state, and attributed the development to the efforts of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

Full List: INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.

Cameroon knocks CAF over AFCON snub

The government of Cameroon yesterday has officially reacted to the withdrawal of the country’s hosting rights for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Minister flags off rehabilitation of N22 billion roads in Adamawa

The Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, has flagged-off the rehabilitation over N22 billion Mayo-Belwa-Jada-Ganye-Toungo roads in Adamawa state.
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Eid-El-Kabir: Imported tomatoes force down price of produce in Lagos market

Ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced in most markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Nigerian Navy impound over 828 Bags of rice in Akwa Ibom

About a week, after the Nigerian Navy operating in Akwa Ibom State arrested five persons with 444 bags of rice, the navy has again seized 828 bags of rice said to be contraband items.

Police nab gunrunners in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a notorious gunrunner in Bayelsa, Markus Akassa aged 45-years-old.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.