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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Army arrests notorious Nigerien gun runner, bandits’ informants

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a notorious Niger Republic Citizen who specialized in gun-running, Musa Abubakar alias Kasko/Buzu from Mai Wake village, Dokoro area of Maradi state of Niger Republic.
Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.
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APC, PDP bicker over skirmishes at Oba of Benin’s palace

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, yesterday, engaged in a fierce war of words accusing each other of being responsible for last Saturday’s clash between their supporters that left many persons injured and several vehicles destroyed.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto governor signs N164 billion 2020 revised budget

Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal has signed a revised 2020 appropriation bill of N164 billion.

Oba of Benin calls for prayers for peace in Nigeria

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called on Nigerians to redouble their efforts in praying for the peace and development of the country.
Port Harcourt international Airport

14 Nigerian airports resume flight operations

The airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omaguwa; Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the people of Edo State to reject anyone presented by the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, saying godfatherism should not be allowed in the state.

Governor Wike asks Edo people to reject ‘Oshiomhole’s candidate’

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the people of Edo State to reject anyone presented by the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, saying godfatherism should not be allowed in the state.
Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has no candidate.

PDP leaders vow to resist APC’s ‘rigging machine’ in Edo election

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, vowed to resist any attempt by the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) to rig the September 19 Edo gover­norship election.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

NCDC confirms 438 new coronavirus cases

The health agency said that the 438 new cases were reported from 24 states, Lagos (123), Kaduna (50), Rivers (40), Edo (37), Adamawa (25), Oyo State (20), Nasarawa State (16), Osun (15), Enugu State (15), FCT (14), Ekiti (13), Ondo State (13), Ebonyi (11), Katsina State (10), Abia (9), Delta (8), Kwara (4), Ogun (3), Cross River (3), Kano State (3), Bauchi State (3), Yobe (2), Sokoto State (1) and Niger (1).
Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has no candidate.

PDP: We will not accept rigging in Edo election

Ahead of the Edo State governorship election slated for 19th of September 2020, the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have vowed to resist any attempt by opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to rig the election.
Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has no candidate.

Edo guber: APC has no candidate – Nyesom Wike

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has no candidate.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Troops kill several Boko Haram leaders, fighters, recover cache of arms, ammunition

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the gallant Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, Sahel Sanity, Whirl Stroke, Lafiya Dole, Delta Safe and others have again killed several Boko Haram leaders and members and recovered arms and ammunition.

Sokoto governor signs N164 billion 2020 revised appropriation bill into law

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has signed a revised 2020 Appropriation Bill amounting to over N164 billion into law.
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: Troops kill bandits, terrorists in different encounters in North

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces in different theatres of operation across North East, North West and North Central have eliminated several terrorists and bandits in the last one week.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

PDP House of Reps caucus urges NWC to lift Ndudi Elumelu, others suspension

The caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has appealed to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, to lift the suspension of the Minority Leader of the house, Ndudi Elumelu and six others lawmakers.

Sultan declare Friday as Sallah day, urges Muslims to observe prayer in mosques

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Friday July 31 as Eid-el-Kabir Sallah day and urged Muslims to observe prayers in mosques.

Sultan declares July 31 Eid-el-Kabir

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has declared Friday 31st July 2020, as the 10th day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-el-Kabir.

Nigerian government bans killing of donkey, skin trading

This was disclosed by an official of Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services, Dr Olusegun Awoyini, while reacting to the alleged invading of donkey skin processing camps across the country and seizure of over 1,600 pieces of donkey skin belonging to members of the Dried Meat Preservers Association of Nigeria.

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Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.