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Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.

NASFAT trains Muslims on inter-faith relations, co-existence

A faith-based organisation, Nasrulahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), has trained 200 Muslims in southern Nigeria on sound inter-faith relationship and peaceful co-existence.

Sullivan Chime: 2023 is beyond Babatunde Fashola

Immidate past governor of Enugu state, Mr. Sullivan Chime, has faulted the Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, for assuming that President Buhari will ceed power to south west in 2023.

GEF-SGP spends $4.9 million on environmental projects in Nigeria

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme has supported Nigeria with 4.9 million dollars grant to fund 141 environmental related projects in 27 states between 2009 and 2018.

Atiku Abubakar: I will rule Nigeria for only four years

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to leave office as Nigeria’s president in 2023 if elected next year.

IPOB: No amount of coalition against APC will stop President Buhari in 2019

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday said that even one million groups/parties coalition against APC or President Muhammadu Buhari will not stop him from winning the 2019 election.
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Pastor Ashimolowo: Those perpetrating killings in North are not from Libya

A Renowned televangelist and Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Tuesday faulted the federal government claim that those perpetrating killings in some Northern states are not from Libya.

In defence of the Fulani in our midst

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau State were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages we are told have been taken over by Fulanis, and the original owners have had to flee from their homes

Kidnappers, cattle rustlers spread fear in Kaduna

A spate of kidnappings for ransom in the Birnin Gwari district of northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state has left residents afraid to even leave their homes.

Official: GEF supports Nigeria with $4.9m environmental projects grant

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme has given Nigeria a 4.9 million dollars grant to fund 141 environmental related projects in 25 states between 2009 and 2017.

Kingsley Moghalu: Rotational presidencies promoting bad leadership

A presidential aspirant for the 2019 General Elections, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has blamed the nation’s poor leadership over the years on a pattern of rotational presidencies between Northern and Southern Nigeria.

IPOB alleges 40 members missing after police, army attack in Anambra

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared 40 of its members missing after an alleged clash with the police and Army personnel in Anambra State on Thursday evening.

IPOB kicks against federal government’s proposed amnesty for Boko Haram group

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the plot to grant amnesty to Boko Haram sects as a confirmation even to the most ardent supporters of the government that ‘Boko Haram is part and parcel of the present government’.

Sultan, Emir of Kano, others set for Northern Young leaders conference

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Abubakar, and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, would be among those attending the Northern Young Leaders Conference scheduled for March 10 in Kano.

Southern young leaders vow to mobilise youth for 2019 poll

Young leaders from the southern part of Nigeria have vowed to mobilise the youth for the 2019 general election.

DSO: Governor Ugwuanyi offers free 10,000 setup boxes

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has offered to distribute 10,000 setup boxes valued N15 million free to low income households in rural areas to enable them access digital television.

Juvenile detention centre registers 40 young offenders for SSCE, UTME

The Borstal Training Institute (a juvenile detention centre) in Abeokuta has declared that 40 young offenders in the institute registered for 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

IPOB praises Tiv for demanding independence

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has applauded the Tivs of the Middle Belt for showing disgust about their state in Nigeria and for demanding for a separate state of Takuruku Republic.

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FRSC tasks federal government on dualization of Idiroko road over accidents

Mr Olugbenga Farinloye, the Idiroko Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to dualise the Idiroko Road to reduce accidents in the area.
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Australian Open: Simona Halep staggers into clash with Venus Williams

World number one Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
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Tokyo Olympics: Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu to compete at UWW in Bulgaria

Nigeria Wrestling Federation has stepped up efforts for Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Oborududu will compete at two United World Wrestling (UWW)-ranking tournaments in Bulgaria and Germany next month.
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US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

The US embassy in Zimbabwe says it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labour leaders. A local doctors' rights group says it has treated 68 gunshot cases.

Facebook removes 364 pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.