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NUPENG threatens strike over bad roads, extortion

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened an industrial action over the poor state of roads in the country.
8. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, sympathised with the victims of flooding in Ibadan, saying the menace would be curtailed upon completion of the ongoing projects in the state in the next 18 months.

Governor Makinde visits flooded areas, sympathises with victims

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, sympathised with the victims of flooding in Ibadan, saying the menace would be curtailed upon completion of the ongoing projects in the state in the next 18 months.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Ministry to create two million jobs in next 3 years – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says his ministry will create two million additional jobs within the next three years in line with the Buhari administration’s determination to move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
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 commander’s convoy kills 75-year-old man in Katsina

The convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade Nigerian Army, Katsina was involved in a road traffic accident on Monday 29 June 2020 during which the death to a road user was recorded.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

CNPP begs Kogi governor to fix Ganaja/Ajaokuta road

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has called the attention of the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to Ganaja/ Ajaokuta road.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police assure on prosecution of indicted officers

The Rivers State Police Command has assured that it would have finally concluded investigation of the officers involved in the alleged death of Late Chima Ikwunado and the torture of four traders of Ikokwu spare parts market in Port Harcourt, popularly known as Ikokwu 4 and bring those indicted to justice before the end of June 2020.

JNI calls for resignation of security personnel, urges government to take decisive action

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the resignation of erring security personnel over the rise in insecurity in the country.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists succumb to military onslaught in North East

The Defence Headquarters says more Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have continued to succumb to the superior tactics and fire power of the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

Lotto attendant, one other die in Onitsha road accident

A fatal road traffic accident that occurred in front of Peace Mass Transit Park Upper-Iweka Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, claimed the lives of a young female lotto attendant and one other person on Tuesday evening.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Akwa Ibom community destroyed by heavy floods seeks help

It was gathered that the rain, which started about 3 am on Sunday and ended around 12pm, destroyed houses and submerged large sections of the metropolis.
Nigerian youngster Tom Dele-Bashiru got some minutes under his belt in Watford’s warm-up match against Brentford at the Vicarage road on Saturday.

Tom Dele-Bashiru getting ready for EPL restart

Nigerian youngster Tom Dele-Bashiru got some minutes under his belt in Watford’s warm-up match against Brentford at the Vicarage road on Saturday.

UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali

Two peacekeepers with United Nations (UN) forces in Mali were killed on Saturday in an attack on their convoy in the north of the west African nation, the U.N. mission in Mali said on Sunday.

SERAP: General Abacha ‘stole’ more than $1 billion

Civil Society Organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has said former dictator, Sani Abacha, “stole far more than $1bn”.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police exhume kidnap victim’s body in Plateau, arrest suspects

A middle-aged man, Sylvester Isah, was on Saturday paraded at the Plateau State Police Command headquarters in Jos over the abduction and killing of a property owner, one Abacha Luguda, residing along Bauchi Road in Jos, the state capital
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has confirmed seven new cases of Coronavirus in the State.

Oyo governor distributes seedlings, herbicides to farmers

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has distributed seedlings and herbicides to farmers in Iseyin community as part of activities to mark one year anniversary of his administration.

Auto crash claims seven lives in Kwara

Tragedy struck yesterday as seven persons lost their lives in an auto crash at Lumoh village along Olooru/Bode Sadu road in Moro local government area of Kwara state.Tragedy struck yesterday as seven persons lost their lives in an auto crash at Lumoh village along Olooru/Bode Sadu road in Moro local government area of Kwara state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Native doctor arrested for killing a pastor for rituals

Pastor Kalejaiye Ezekiel had allegedly visited the native doctor, Ogunkoya, for some spiritual works concerning his Church and the witchdoctor, 48 , who claimed that he needed a man for rituals decided to use Ezekiel for the rituals.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst tricycle snatching syndicates in Anambra

Anambra State Police Command has arrested two suspects and recovers one Tricycle allegedly snatched from a victim after pouring a pepperish substance on his face.

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