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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara APC reacts to abduction of 300 schoolgirls

The Zamfara State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented that governor Matawalle’s peace accord and reconciliation process with bandits in the state has been the cause of rampant cases of banditry in the state.
The Director-General of National Assembly’s National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Professor Abubakar Suleiman, on Saturday, said ethnicity and religious biases were largely responsible for the growing insecurity in the country.

NILDS chief: Ethnicity, religious biases fueling insecurity

The Director-General of National Assembly’s National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Professor Abubakar Suleiman, on Saturday, said ethnicity and religious biases were largely responsible for the growing insecurity in the country.
Founder and Leader of Christ Deliverance Ministries in Lagos, Prophet Ekong Ituen, has called on Nigerians to be prayerful in other to overcome the present insecurity across the country.

Insecurity: Human effort has failed, we need prayers – Prophet

Founder and Leader of Christ Deliverance Ministries in Lagos, Prophet Ekong Ituen has called on Nigerians to be prayerful in other to overcome the present insecurity across the country.
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 urges Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling, vows to deal with criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Deal with criminals without resorting to ethnic profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that criminals who were terrorising the country should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. He reiterated that government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements who constitute threat to innocent citizens across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari rules out amnesty for bandits, terrorists

Buhari stated this on Thursday while declaring open a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation from the federal government in Kaduna State.
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 task new service chiefs on new security strategies

President Muhammad Buhari has tasked the new Service Chiefs to adopt new strategies in tackling insecurity bedevilling the country.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo 2023: Why we adopted Governor Makinde for second term – PDP stakeholders

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogbomoso Zone have risen in defence of their decision to adopt Governor Seyi Makinde for a second term in office, declaring that the governor has firmly positioned Ogbomoso’s economy on the global pedestal.
The State Secretary to the Government, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who made the appeal in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga Local Government Area of the State while addressing Bandits and their Commanders said recent developments in the state calls for sober reflection.

Kagara abduction: Niger government begs bandits to lay down arms

As the Kaduna State based renown Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, continues his mediation for the release of the abducted Kagara Science College staff and students and others kidnapped by armed bandits, Niger State government Friday appealed to the bandits to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue in addressing their grievances.
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PDP asks President Buhari to sack defence minister

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wants the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to relieve Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, of his duties, for allegedly abdicating his statutory duties in asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

NGF: Nigeria cannot sustain open grazing

Thirty–six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said that Nigeria as a country cannot sustain open grazing, just as they stressed the need to strengthen the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Nigerian governors decry ethnic profiling of crime

The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

IPAC condemns abduction of students in Niger

The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has condemned the abduction of unspecified number of students of Government Science College Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State, describing the action as “barbaric, senseless and irresponsible.”
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

Nigeria: Abducted students, others will be released unhurt – official

The Federal Government has assured that it will secure the release of students of the Government Science College Kagara Niger State and their teachers abducted on Wednesday unhurt.
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North-west governors seek more time for ranching

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.
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Coronavirus: Nigerian government to vaccinate 109 million residents in two years

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians against the Novel Coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the next two years.

Senator threatens to join kinsmen in self defence against Fulani herdsmen

Worried by the seeming helplessness of security agencies to stem the tide of incessant attacks of communities in Yewaland in Ogun State allegedly by Fulani herdsmen, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos West) has threatened to join his kinsmen in self defence.

ADAPHAI: Engaging ex-service chiefs will boost fight against insurgency

The Coordinator of Advocacy for Advancement of Peace and Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI), Sulaimon Suberu has said engaging ex service chiefs has dual positive impacts on the fight against insurgency.
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Presidency proposes nationwide town hall meetings over insecurity

The presidency has proposed town hall meetings in the six geo-political zones in response to the growing security challenges in the country. It says it expects to generate ideas on the way forward from the meetings.

Insecurity: Nigerian governemtn to hold nationwide town hall meetings

In view of the security challenges confronting the nation, the Federal Government is set to convene town hall meetings in the six geo-political zones.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

NSA, Northwest governors to meet in Kaduna over rising insecurity

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Retd) and all the seven governors from the North-West region of the country have scheduled a town-hall meeting for Monday in order to address growing insecurity in the region.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Nigerian government inaugurates crude oil cost optimisation programme

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Nigerian Upstream Cost optimisation Programme (NUCOP) to drive down the cost of crude oil production in the country.

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Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, says he is in the governorship race of Anambra to make the South-East geopolitical zone an island of prosperity.

Chukwuma Soludo: Why I joined Anambra governorship race

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, says he is in the governorship race of Anambra to make the South-East geopolitical zone an island of prosperity.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Sokoto villages deserted as bandits kill residents

Suspected bandits have raided some communities in the eastern part of Sokoto state, killing four persons and rustled several livestock.
Earlier on Saturday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, voted in the Local Government election taking place across Yobe State.

Senate president votes in Yobe council elections

Earlier on Saturday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, voted in the Local Government election taking place across Yobe State
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

Amnesty International condemns Salihu Yakasai’s arrest

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the arrest of Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was arrested hours after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, over the rise in school kidnappings.

Court dismisses NUT’s suit against Kaduna governor over competency test

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has dismissed the case between the Nigerian Union of Teachers and Governor Nasir El Rufai for lacking in merit and substance.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: PIB will change economic fortune of Nigeria

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill, which is before the National Assembly, will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law.

Road accident claims four in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa said that four persons lost their lives in a lone accident on Aujara Road in Jahun Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
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Kebbi governor embarks on peace tour of Fulani communities

As part of efforts to sustain the peace and security of lives and property, the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagugu has engaged top clerics to preach a message of love and togetherness among Fulani communities in the state.
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Championship club ‘set to take legal action’ against Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.
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