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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army explains joint operation in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Army yesterday explained that the operation of a combined team of military and security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a simple clearance operation to flush out criminals in the area..
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

56 ‘cultists, armed robbers’ arrested in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested arrest of fifty suspected armed robbers and cultists at Imota, Igbokuta, Adamo and Emure in the Ikorodu area of the state.

Bride, passengers abducted along Maiduguri-Damaturu road regain freedom

A Bride and dozens of passengers who were abducted by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram on Friday afternoon along Maiduguri- Damaturu road have regained freedom. Families of the victims and Sources have said.
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 governor rejects N500 million ransom demand as bandits cling to Kagara schoolboys

Hope was initially raised yesterday on freedom for the abducted 27 students and 15 others at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, but later dashed, with the bandits insisting on N500 million ransom before releasing the abductees and other people kidnaped in NSTA bus earlier in the week.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi meets Niger governor over GSC Kagara abduction

Prominent Kaduna based Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Gunmi on Friday met with the Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at Government house Minna.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Not all bandits are criminals

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said not all bandits who terrorise parts of the state and other neighbouring states are criminals.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Fake police officer, POS robber arrested in Lagos

The fake Police officer, 37 years old, David Omoruyi of No. 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otto-Awori Local Council Development Area, was arrested at about 12.12 am, on January 19, 2021, by the Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac; while the suspect terrorising POS operators, 24 years old, Korede Anifowose, was arrested at about 12.45 pm over the weekend, by the operatives attached to Ipaja Division.

Three men jailed for stealing shirts in Abuja

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ade Adeyanju told the court that the convicts, who live in Jikwoyi phase 3, Abuja, on Nov. 29 jointly conspired and broke into the complainant’s shop located in Jikwoyi, Abuja.
Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Friday said it had no doubt that the federal government, contrary to its claim, paid ransom to the terrorists who abducted Schoolboys in Kankara, Kastina State to free them.

Afenifere: Nigerian government paid ransom for Katsina schoolboys’ release

Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Friday said it had no doubt that the federal government, contrary to its claim, paid ransom to the terrorists who abducted Schoolboys in Kankara, Kastina State to free them.
Appolin Tchanga, a 43-year-old house painter who last June fell victim to an armed gang in Douala, shows the scars left on his body after he was attacked, in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 22 October, 2020. AFP

Cameroon port city stalked by fears of gang attacks

"We were sitting in a bar that evening when about 60 people burst in," says Appolin Tchanga, a 43-year-old house painter.

Malam Niga: Returning inmates evacuated from rehab centres back to society dangerous

The founder of Malam Niga Rehabilitation and Skill Acquisition Centre, Lawan Yusuf Muduru said returning some of the inmates evacuated from rehab centres in the country back to society is dangerous.

Kogi federal lawmakers accuse Governor Bello of acts of terror

Federal lawmakers from Kogi State have accused the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, of acts of terror and lawlessness.

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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 wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Germany decides against AstraZeneca for second jab for under-60s

People under 60 in Germany who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose will switch to a different vaccine for the second dose, German federal and state health ministers have decided.
Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.

Fernandinho backs Manchester City to recover from FA Cup loss

Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.
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 government sets up interface committee on deep seaport project

Akwa Ibom State government said it has set up a committee to interface with the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Committee for the implementation of the Ibom Deep Seaport Project.
Napoli players are '100 per cent' behind manager Gennaro Gattuso after Sunday's 3-1 loss to AC Milan, according to Kalidou Koulibaly.

Antonio Conte: I wanted Kalidou Koulibaly at Chelsea

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has showered encomium on Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, describing him as one of the best defenders in the world and revealed how he made an attempt to try and recruit him during his time at Chelsea.