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Benue court grants two accused bail in attempted kidnap case

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs Franca Yua on Monday heard the bail application of the Chief Executive Officer CEO of TAP, Terwase Agbem Paul and Mson Yaasa.

APC chieftain: President Buhari’s body language fuelling tension in South East, South West

A former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa on Monday marked his 60th birthday in Minna, the state capital with an appeal to President Mohammadu Buhari to change his body language in order to reduce the growing tension in the country.
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Many injured as Kwara APC factions clash

The scuffle, newsmen learnt, was between two groups in the party — one loyal to the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Femi Agbaje, and the other to the senator representing Kwara South, Lola Ashiru, both indigenes of the town.
Hungary players salute the fans at a packed-out Puskas Arena. Tibor Illyes-EPA

UEFA probes discrimination at Hungary’s Euro 2020 matches

UEFA is investigating “potential discriminatory incidents” during Hungary’s European Championship matches against Portugal and France at the Puskas Arena, European football’s governing body said on Sunday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 16-year-old girl who ‘faked’ own kidnap

A 16-year-old girl, Abimbola Suluka, has been arrested alongside her boyfriend, Oluwaseun Olajide, by the Ekiti State Police command for allegedly kidnapping herself to raise money to pursue her career in acting as against study of medicine demanded by her mother.
A man and woman who claimed to be couple, Timothy James, 38, and Comfort David, 44, have been arrested in Kogi over theft of N50,00 from a POS operator.

Kogi: Couple arrested for stealing from POS operator

A man and woman who claimed to be couple, Timothy James, 38, and Comfort David, 44, have been arrested in Kogi over theft of N50,00 from a POS operator.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Governor Akeredolu: I’ll defeat Eyitayo Jegede in Supreme Court

The Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has boasted that he will beat his political challenger, and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, if Jegede proceeds to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal on the last governorship election in the state.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC going after money launderers in real estate sector – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission would be going all out to investigate money laundering in the real estate sector.
There was pandemonium around Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Wednesday evening as some park managers allegedly clashed with some cell phone retailers.

Park managers, cell phone retailers clash in Ibadan

There was pandemonium around Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Wednesday evening as some park managers allegedly clashed with some cell phone retailers.

Don: Ekiti’s resources can make it self-sufficient

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced June 18, 2022 as the date for the governorship election in Ekiti State, a security expert, Dr Oludotun Adetunberu, has called on the aspirants to be real and practical in their campaign promises in the overall interest of the residents.
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President Buhari arrives in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to commission some projects executed by the Prof Babagana Zulum administration.

Imo courts yet to resume sittings after suspension of judiciary workers’ strike

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Imo State chapter, resumed work on Wednesday after Friday’s suspension of the more than two-month-old nationwide strike.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo government evacuates beggars from Ibadan

The Oyo State government has begun the evacuation of beggars from shanties in the state’s capital, Ibadan, to the newly built Akinyele Resettlement Centre in the state.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti government debunks soldiers protest over unpaid allowances

Ekiti State government yesterday debunks reports being circulated in some online media platforms that some Nigerian soldiers said to have been newly recruited into the Nigeria Army staged a protest in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital over non-payment of their allowances.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government launches special vigilante corps

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has launched the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC).
The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters yesterday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.

Ten Boko Haram captives freed by ISWAP in northeast Nigeria

Ten people who had been held captive by Islamist militants were freed this week in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, three security sources and two close associates of those released told Reuters.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police begs Rivers governor not to lift curfew yet

The Rivers State Police Command has appealed to Governor Nyesom Wike not to lift the night time curfew imposed in the wake of attacks on security formations and operatives in the state.
The Interim Administrator Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has congratulated Elder Statesman and First Republic Minister, Chief Edwin Clark, on his 94th birthday.

Edwin Clark: Nigerian government, northern elders’ silence over jihadists’ ultimatum disappointing

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Monday reacted to the 72-hour ultimatum given by Fulani jihadists and Miyetti Allah to the Delta State Government to review its ban on open grazing, saying he is extremely disappointed by the silence of the federal government and the northern elders on the ultimatum.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Delta: Police urges residents to ignore threats of attack

Delta State Police Command has urged residents in the state to ignore the threats by unknown persons to attack Asaba, the state capital and Agbor.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom government spends N26 billion to repair road leading to Mobil...

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said his administration has so far spent N26 billion on the first phase of the Eket-Ibeno Road in the state.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor set to commission ‘Dakkada Tower’

The flagship project of the Udom Emmanuel administration in Akwa Ibom State, christened “Dakkada Tower,” is 100 percent completed and awaiting commissioning, the Governor has disclosed.
22. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo governor: Why Amotekun will transform into state police

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday said that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would eventually transform into a State Police overtime.

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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the result of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam conducted on June 3.
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U.N. finds no evidence of Islamic State control over Congo militia

United Nations experts said on Wednesday they had been unable to find evidence of direct support by Islamic State for an Islamist militia in eastern Congo, which was blacklisted in March by Washington as a terrorist group.
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APC wins Jigawa bye-election

The APC candidate in the Saturday bye-election to fill the Gwaram Federal Constituency seat in Jigawa, Yusuf Galami, has emerged victorious.
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