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Morning fire razes Dutse market

An early morning fire razed the Dutse Ultra-modern market in Dutse local government area of Jigawa State on Friday morning.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

IDPs: Borno governor orders immediate construction of 500 homes in Bama

Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Bama local government area on Tuesday evening to assess needs and monitor developmental efforts.

Presidency: Bishop Kukah’s Easter message ungodly

The Presidency, on Sunday in Abuja, described as ungodly attempt by Bishop Matthew Kukah to politicise the nation’s security challenges and the hijab saga in Kwara in his 2021 Easter homily.
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari condemns gunmen attack on ex-CBN governor, Ebonyi villagers

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the attacks against Professor Chukwuma Soludo and three communities in Ebonyi State.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Presidency defends President Buhari’s London trip

The Presidency yesterday defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom, insisting that the President is not a medical tourist.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Zamfara: Gunmen kidnap 10, rescued hours later

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued 12 kidnap victims in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Arewa House Lecture: President Buhari, Senator Tinubu extoll Sardauna’s virtues

President Muhammadu Buhari and National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have on Saturday at the Arewa House Kaduna, extolled the virtues of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello who was described as a visionary and transformational leader.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

CSOs oppose government’s ‘payment’ of ransom to bandits, kidnappers

As Nigerians continue to grapple with a high level of insecurity, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, on Friday, opposed alleged payment of ransom by the government to bandits and kidnappers to free victims.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

Presidency: President Buhari fully aware of everything happening in Nigeria

The Presidency has assured Nigerians that, contrary to what critics say, President Muhammadu Buhari is fully aware of everything happening across the country.
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Kano governor says land registration will boost IGR

The Kano State Government has said that the existence of Systematic Land Titling and Registration (SLTR) will boost Internally General Revenue (IGR) in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: No assassination of critics under President Buhari

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday said the Commander-in-Chief was passionate about the unity of Nigeria as well as tackling the myriads of security challenges in the country.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

President Buhari: Nigeria stands with Niger Republic in fight against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will continue to stand with all her neighbours in the fight against terrorism.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police redeploys DPO in Zamfara for ‘conniving’ with bandits – spokesman

The Zamfara Police Command has redeployed its Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda, following allegations of fraternizing and conniving with bandits terrorizing the area.
Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

DPR seals two petrol stations in Gusau

The Operations Controller in charge of Gusau DPR Office, Alhaji Yusuf Shehu, told newsmen of the sealing after a routine surveillance on filling stations in Gusau on Monday.

EFCC wants ‘$9.8 million fraud’ charges against ex-NNPC chief amended

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has gone to the Federal High Court Abuja, seeking to amend the charges it filed against a former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu.

Ex-DSS director: Calls for negotiation, amnesty for bandits senseless, bizarre

A former Director in the Department of State Services DSS, Barr. Mike Ejiofor, has described as senseless and bizarre, the call by an Islamic Cleric, Abubakar Gumi that the federal government grants amnesty to armed Fulani herdsmen who have taken to terrorism in some parts of the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: There’s a strong suspicion that choppers ferry arms for bandits

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media and Publicity, says there is a strong suspicion that choppers are being used to ferry arms for bandits.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram fighters pull out of Dikwa

Boko Haram insurgents have pull out of Dikwa hours taking control of the town located in the central part of Borno State.

Woman in court for ‘blocking’ road with stones

A 34-year-old woman, Sandra Lukan, who allegedly used hard-core stones to block roads, on Monday appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian troops repel ISWAP attack on Borno community

Dikwa is about 86km Northeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Security sources informed newsmen that a large group of gunmen believed to be members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, invaded the community, armed with gun trucks.
The Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the Forum had been receiving reports since January 31, and has taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers.

Northern elders: We’re not aware of Nigerian government’s prosecution, conviction of criminal herders

The Northern Elders Forum, which is an elite association of statesmen in the North, says it is not aware of that thousands of herders were being tried and convicted across the country for illegal activities.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Criminal herders are being tried, convicted across Nigeria

The statement comes in the wake of President Muhammadu Buhari facing widespread criticism for perceptively taking a soft approach to the herdsmen crisis based on ethnic affiliations.

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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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

2021 rainfall: Lagos issues flash flood alert

Lagos State Government has predicted high intensity of rainfall of 261 days in 2021 with attendant flooding across the state even as it assured residents of adequate protection of lives property.
Journalists in Tunisia's state news agency carry flags as they protest against the appointment of a new CEO in Tunis, Tunisia April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tarek Amara

Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency

Journalists at Tunisia’s state news agency protested on Tuesday against the appointment of a new chief executive, calling it an attempt to undermine editorial independence.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.

Benni McCarthy ready to lead Bafana Bafana to Qatar

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) are in the process of looking for a new head coach after sacking Molefi Ntseki at the end of last month following his failure to qualify the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government goes tough on expatriate quota abusers

As part of measures to reduce the country’s unemployment rate, the Federal Government has vowed to punish companies who continue to abuse the expatriate quota, saying with an efficient quota management system in place, it hopes to generate about 60, 000 middle-level employment opportunities annually.
Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director for defence information, DHQ

DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.