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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

FRSC: 69 die in road accident in Ondo in 2019

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that no fewer than 69 persons died in various road accidents that happened in Ondo State from September to December, 2019.
A Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Dr Mutiu Bamidele, has warned that misuse of antibiotics could lead to accelerated emergence and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Coronavirus: Antibiotics misuse can accelerate antimicrobial resistance – experts

A Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Dr Mutiu Bamidele, has warned that misuse of antibiotics could lead to accelerated emergence and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.

US aircraft carrier deploys to Gulf, Navy says unrelated to ‘specific threats’

U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.

Kano mobile court slaps N2 million fine on filthy market

A Kano State Environmental Mobile Court has ordered the management of Singer Commodity Market in the Kano metropolis to pay N2 million fine for violating the state’s environmental laws.
Kim Jong Un arrives in Pyongyang and waves to a crowd as he disembarked from his train [KCNA via Reuters]

Where is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

A torrent of speculations has continued to trail the unusual “disappearance” of North Korean’s helmsman, the all-powerful Kim Jong Un.

Niger Delta militants threaten attacks on oil facilities

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities in the country.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Governor Uzodinma: If you’re in opposition, fasting is your hope of survival

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday in Abuja boasted that only members of the ruling party had accelerated access to federal resources, saying members of the opposition, on the other hand, could only rely...
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

Oluwo condemns Olufon’s murder, calls for probe

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has condemned the killing of Olufon of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, calling on security agency to fish out the perpetrators.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Mikel Arteta expecting ‘really tough game’ vs Wolves

Mikel Arteta says he is expecting a ‘really tough game’ as Arsenal prepare to host an ‘organised’ Wolves side at the Emirates this weekend.
A CIA officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, US media said Thursday without releasing details of how the agent died.

CIA officer killed Somalia – US media

The veteran officer was a member of the CIA's Special Activities Center, a paramilitary branch that carries out some of the US intelligence agency's most dangerous tasks, The New York Times said.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF urges inter-religious council to support government, preach peace

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Thursday charged the Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) to continue to support government by preaching peace and promoting youth engagement.
Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sabri Boukadoun, disclosed this at a meeting with President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou in Abuja.

Algeria asks Nigeria to take the lead in championing peace, security in Africa

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has asked Nigeria to take the lead as the pillar of Africa towards the championing of the restoration of peace, security and development across the African region.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Nigeria ranked 3rd most terrorised country worldwide

Nigeria has been ranked third most terrorised country in the world by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, which stated that death attributed to Boko Haram in Nigeria increased by 25 percent from 2018 to 2019.
Mike Igini

Mike Igini: Local council elections are nothing but organised crime

Local elections in Nigeria are conducted by state electoral commissions, while national elections – presidential, governorship, state and federal legislatures – are conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“The investigation’s findings currently show that it cannot be ruled out that the perpetrator also wanted to deliberately seek out victims in churches,” Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told a news conference.

Austria tightens security at churches, citing Vienna attack inquiry

Austria is stepping up security at churches in case of copycat attacks after an Islamist gunman killed four people in a rampage earlier this month in which he may have intended to target houses of worship, the interior minister said on Thursday.
The Minister of Women Affairs and co-chair of the project, Pauline Tallen said key stakeholders had been working towards a common goal of reaching the down trodden vulnerable women and households in 15 selected high burden

Nigeria’s sexual assault cases under-reported – minister

Many cases of sexual assault are under-reported, and most times the cases are poorly prosecuted due to lack of evidence to prove rape, the minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has said.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Presidency opposes ecological funds regulation bill

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, yesterday told the House Committee on Ecological Fund that the presidency believes the proposed law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to pray for peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military air strikes knock out more terrorists’ hideouts in Borno

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has knocked out more hideouts of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, killing scores in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.

CAFCC: Rivers United fall to 2-1 defeat vs Futuro Kings

Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.