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Five people were shot dead in central Mexico City, the local security secretariat said Saturday, a rare attack in the capital and likely linked to organized crime, according to local media.

Five shot dead in rare Mexico City attack

Five people were shot dead in central Mexico City, the local security secretariat said Saturday, a rare attack in the capital and likely linked to organized crime, according to local media.
Kidnap

Delta community leader abducted by gunmen

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, last night, abducted Mr Henry Gomeromo, CDC chairman, Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi local government area of Delta state.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Gunmen kill seven, burn 13 houses in Kaduna community

Seven people have been killed by gunmen in Gora Gan community, Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Gunmen kill 7 in Zangon-Kataf, set 13 houses ablaze

The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack by gunmen on Thursday night, killing seven persons.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari condemns bandits’ attack on Katsina school, orders reinforcement of security

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack carried out by bandits’ at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, charging the security agencies to go after the attackers to ensure that no student gets missing or harmed.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Kankara school attackers located

President Muhammadu Buhari revealed on Saturday that the bandits who attacked students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School have been located.

#EndSARS: Presidency media team meets BBC officials

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday disclosed that members of the Presidency’s media team met with officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation over the media house’s coverage of the recent #EndSARS protests in the country.
Black Lives Matter co-founder, Opal Tometi, speaks from Los Angeles during an interview on Zoom with Reuters in Lagos, Nigeria December 9, 2020. REUTERS-Libby George

Black Lives Matter co-founder urges Nigeria to free jailed police protesters

A group of activists and celebrities, including a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, have signed an open letter to Nigeria’s president demanding that he hold accountable security personnel accused of shooting anti-police brutality protesters.
Elisha Sunday, 24, looks at a mobile phone showing pictures of his missing brother, Victor Sunday who was part of the crowd gathered on October 20, 2020 to protest against alleged police brutality, as he sits with Victor's best friend, David Friday, in Lagos, Nigeria November 24, 2020. Picture taken November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Libby George

Brother grapples with loss after #EndSARS protest deaths

It was after midnight in Lagos on Oct. 21 when Elisha Sunday said he got a call from his brother Victor’s phone: a stranger told him Victor had been shot dead by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate.
Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.

#EndSARS: Soldiers, police officers arrive Lekki toll gate to chase away ‘protesters’

Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.
Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at Lekki Tollgate

#EndSARS: ‘Victims’ of Lekki shooting storm Lagos panel

Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki Tollgate.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Akin Adesina: General Gowon’s integrity is impeccable

President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, has backed former Nigeria Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, refuting the claims that he ”looted half of Central Bank of Nigeria to the UK.”

General Gowon breaks silence on UK parliament’s claims he stole ‘half of central bank’

Former Nigeria head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied allegations that he took to the United Kingdom “half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lekki shootings: Nigerian government accuses CNN of desperation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the Lekki toll plaza shootings that happened on October 20.

Lagos assembly begins 3-day public hearing for EndSARS victims

The Lagos State House of Assembly has met with some EndSARS victims from the Lagos Central Senatorial district to determine the level of compensation for the victims.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

CNN: How Nigerian Army used live bullets on Lekki protesters

The Cable News Network has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident that happened at the Lekki tollgate.
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: We have not been petitioned over Lekki shootings

The Nigerian Army has said that they have not received any formal petition over their alleged shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on Oct. 20.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

#EndSARS: Lawyers ask court to disband Lagos judicial panel

Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

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Bandits abduct 11 persons in FCT orphanage

Bandits have kidnapped at gunpoint 11 persons from Rachael Orphanage Home in the Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).

Flour Mills eyes more capital market funding

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, Mr. Omoboyede Olusanya, has said the company will continue to explore opportunities in the capital market to enable it diversify its funding sources whilst playing a critical role in the development of our market.
Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ondo

Two young men suspected to be kidnappers have been arrested in Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while trying to abduct a child in his family house.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Benue

The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.