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Military, paramilitary agencies plan joint border security exercise

A joint border security exercise involving the military, paramilitary and intelligence agencies is underway as part of government’s strategic, multi-sectoral effort aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

N3 billion scam: Presidency weighs options on Winifred Oyo-Ita

Despite denial of non-receipt of her resignation letter, the Presidency has begun weighing options regarding the continued stay in office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu: Those who attacked me were under the influence of alcohol, drugs

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Monday said that members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, who attacked him weekend in Nuremberg, Germany, were under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Ijaw youths stop Asari Dokubo from holding Biafran meeting in Bayelsa

A bloody clash was averted on Saturday by the police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following failed attempts by a former militant leader and Niger Delta activist, Asari Dokubo, to hold an expanded inaugural meeting in support of Biafra.

Rangers monitor CAFCC opponent in AS Mania vs Pelicans clash

Nigeria’s second flag-bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup competition, Rangers International, say they are monitoring the Preliminary Round fixture between AS Mania Union of DR Congo and Pelicans of Gabon which winner will face the Flying Antelopes in next round.

Ohanaeze: It is too early to start 2023 politics

The socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Igbo people, especially the youths against heating up the polity by discussing the 2023 presidential election, saying it was too early for such move, even when the 2019 election outcome is still being contested in court.

Southern, Middle Belt leaders berate PDP BOT chairman on Ruga

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, yesterday, faulted the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walil Jubril, for supporting the suspended RUGA project.

Group expresses confidence in Cross River election tribunal

A group known as the Conference for Good Governance and Justice in Cross River State has expressed confidence in the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in the state to ensure justice is administered in the petitions before it.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Cross River state, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned his appointment to contest the Nov 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.

Pro-democracy group faults sacking of Cross River REC, says it’s unconstitutional

A pro-democracy group, National Coalition for Progressive Change, has lashed out at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for sacking the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Frankland Briyai, over non-compliance with code of conduct.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Oil sector: NNPC boss commends Nigerian Army

The Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, on Tuesday commended the country’s military for providing a secure environment for the corporation to carry out its functions.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

AfDB identifies 14 sites for agro-industrial processing zones in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says it has identified 14 sites for the proposed Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria.
ita enang

Senator Enang: Ruga to gulp N2.2 billion in 2019

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, at the weekend called on states in the southern part of the country to support the implementation of the proposed RUGA cattle settlement programme by making land available.

NAHCON floats medical ‘caravan’ for Hajj days

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)’s medical team has introduced a Caravan System of health delivery to the pilgrims this year in the Mashaa’ir (religious sites) areas of Muna, Arafat and Muzdalifah.
President Muhammadu Buhari receives the newly elected Senate President Senator Lawan Ahmed and Deputy Senate President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege at the Residence State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE.

Senator Omo-Agege: No Nigerian will regret President Buhari’s re-election

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Saturday, said that no voting age of any Nigerian will regret re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, saying that Mr President was committed to solving myriads of problems confronting the country.
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 establishes new battalion in Daura

The Nigerian Army this month established a new battalion in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: North Central losing billions to dearth of development agenda

The All Progressives Congress (APC), North-central, has lamented that the geo-political zone is losing billions of naira to lack of economic development agenda.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

FIFA U-20 WWC: Governor Obaseki assures Edo is prepared to host world

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state is ready to host the world as the international football governing body, FIFA, commences tour of facilities in Nigeria’s bid to host the 2020 Under-20 female soccer fiesta.

Xenophobia: NANS threatens reprisal over attacks in South Africa

National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has condemned the continued xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, noting that if such continues, the association will be forced to retaliate.

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Three policemen killed as robbers attack Nasarawa dusty governor

Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, killing three policemen and a civilian.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: No cause for alarm over Supreme Court ruling

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, failed to persuade the Supreme Court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant them access to the controversial server they said was used to electronically transmit results of the February 23 presidential election.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru set for Diamond League return

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been handed the opportunity to prove he has the big occasion temperament following his re-admission to the IAAF Diamond League stage barely six weeks after his misadventure to the EBS Herculis in Monaco where he came in last (10.26 seconds) in the 100m event.
An Indian police officer fires tear smoke shell on Kashmiri protesters on December 17 [Mukhtar Khan-AP]

Two killed in Kashmir as Donald Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
Liverpool's defenders play like animals, according to goalkeeper Adrian, following the club's Super Cup success and strong start to the new Premier League season.

Adrian: Liverpool’s defenders are like animals

Liverpool's defenders play "like animals", according to goalkeeper Adrian, following the club's Super Cup success and strong start to the new Premier League season.