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Nigerians have accepted insecurity as part of life

It has become obvious to most Nigerians that criminals have overwhelmed the Nigerian security architecture. A number of things happened last week to make this message stronger. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State met with representatives of the bandits in his state.

Oyo governor appoints former Lagos police chief as security adviser

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has appointed former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, as his Special Adviser on Security Matters.
Chris Isiguzo

Nigeria drifting towards anarchy – NUJ chief

Worried on the prevailing insecurity in the country, the President of Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, has called on the Federal government to overhaul the nation’s security architecture to guarantee the safety of lives and property.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property.

VP Osinbajo visits Pa Fasoranti, speaks on plans to improve security

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property.
Jude Nkem Anyaegbu

Cleric urges President Buhari to prioritise security

The Vice Provincial Vicar of the Redemptories, Vice Province of Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr Jude Anyaegbu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prioritise security and welfare of the citizens.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde urged to ensure Oyo does not slip back to insecurity

The African Action Congress (AAC) governorship candidate in Oyo State during the 2019 general elections, Mr Akinwale Laosun, has urged Gov. Seyi Makinde to ensure that the state does not return to the violence era of the past.

NUPENG asks President Buhari to rejig economic team, prioritise security, infrastructure

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his economic team and prioritise security as well as infrastructural development among others, as he begins his second term of four years as president of Nigeria.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Rivers APC: We did not give pre-conditions for peace

The Chuibike Amaechi-led Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied given Governor Nyesom Wike pre-conditions for accepting the olive branch he offered during his broadcast.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike accuses Nigerian Army of running oil bunkering syndicate

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has accused the Nigerian Army of running an illegal bunkering syndicate in Rivers State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike: Nigerian Army running illegal oil bunkering syndicate in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the Nigerian Army of running illegal bunkering in Rivers State.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: We won’t tolerate criminals, bandits in Ebonyi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, reiterated his pledge not to harbour criminals, miscreants and drug peddlers as witnessed in some states of the federation.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: Current security architecture has failed

Worried by the increasing state of insecurity in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the current security architecture in the country with the conclusion that the current system has failed the country.
Davidson Akhimien

GDPN presidential candidate advises others to accept election outcome

Dr. Davidson Akhimien, the presidential candidate of Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), on Thursday called on other candidates defeated in the presidential election to accept the outcome, and support President Muhammadu Buhari, the winner.

Atiku-Obi campaign warns Governor Obiano to stop campaigning for President Buhari

The Atiku-Obi Campaign Organization has warned the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, to stop campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC wants new security structure for general election

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has called for a new security architecture for 2019 elections.

NNPC: No turn around maintenance on refineries for 42 years

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, said that the country’s refineries had not undergone Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) for an aggregate of 42 years.

Emmanuel Uduaghan: APC will end PDP’s reign in Delta

The immediate past Governor of Delta State and Delta South Senatorial District hopeful, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan, has said his defection to the All Progressives Congress would put to an end the era of the party’s “barrenness” in winning elective positions and also terminate the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State.

Nigerian Army explains protest, seizure of Maiduguri airport over deployment

Riotous troops of the Nigerian Army sized Maiduguri Airport for about two hours on Sunday evening in protest against their deployment to Marte, one of the towns in Borno State, liberated by the military several years ago from the control of Boko Haram terrorists.

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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB fund to invest $500,000 in Nigeria’s sustainable energy

A multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).

Nigeria may explode if we don’t tackle unemployment now – minister

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned that Nigeria may explode sooner if unemployment in the country is not tackled urgently.

Official: 50 runners sign up for Onitsha city marathon

No fewer than 50 runners have so far signified intrest in the maiden Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) event slated for Oct. 5, in Anambra.