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Census: NPC commences TOT pre-test exercise

Ahead of the next population and housing census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced the first Training Of the Trainers (TOT) pre-test exercise for staff across the country.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Eight killed in fresh Plateau attack

Eight people have been killed in a night attack by unidentified assailants at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

The imperative of dialogue in resolving Nigeria’s urgent issues

Today, we are at the brink again. In the last few months, tempers have run very high; reckless statements from ethnic champions have provoked all manners of reactions, which have subsequently led to the loss of human lives, and the property and livelihoods of many citizens. While this was fueled by the social media, the inaction of government has allowed many avoidable loss of lives to happen.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia journalists warn against police harassment of traditional rulers

Abia Media Forum, a body of media men from Abia State have condemned as double standard, the penchant of the State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede who it accused of demeaning traditional institutions in the state and humiliating traditional rulers that she invites to state headquarter at will.

NDLEA to conduct drug test for university students, security agencies, government appointees

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), says it will seek government approval to conduct drug tests on tertiary institutions’ new students, security agencies’ fresh recruits and appointees.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

Buba Marwa: Drug war under my leadership, like moving train

Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa(rtd) has charged Commanders of the Agency to brace up or move out, as tackling the drugs war under his leadership will be like a moving train which will crush anyone who stands on its front.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina school principal admits raping, impregnating 12-year-old student

The Vice Principal of Community Secondary School Kadandani in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Sale, has admitted before police that he had sexual relationship with his 12-year-old student.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Five killed as soldiers, drivers clash in Kwara

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has called for calm and restraint against activities that can trigger new tension in Ilesha-Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
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Edo APC carpets PDP’s claim on security

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday carpeted the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Hon Tony Aziegbemi’s recent claims that Governor Godwin Obaseki has put finishing touches to new security strategies to tackle cases of insecurity in the state.
The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.

Disregard to traditional leaders fuelling insecurity – Zamfara emirs

The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.

Official: Akwa Ibom to convert solid waste to electricity

Akwa Ibom State government has spoken of plans to convert solid waste being generated in the state to electricity to power its industrial city, Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Sir Charles Udoh, has said.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government assures on completion of Abuja-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to completing the on going reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway.
An irate mob in Calabar has burnt down the resident of Gershom Bassey.

#EndSARS: Cross River NASS caucus appeals for peace

Cross River State National Assembly caucus have appealed for calm, calling on stakeholders to join hands with Governor Ben Ayade in rebuilding the state.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urge Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Sunday called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding last week’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos.

#EndSARS: South West Reps caucus condemns desecration of palaces

The South West Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the desecration of Oba of Lagos and other traditional rulers’ palaces as well as attacks on critical infrastructure and private investments in Lagos and other locations in the region.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

#EndSARS: Event of past week, deeply troubling – Ekiti governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the event of the past one week as “deeply troubling and of great concern to him and many patriotic citizens of the state”.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

#EndSARS: Governor Fayemi appeals for peace in Ekiti, Southwest

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to the people of the State and the Southwest to allow peace to reign and refrain from wanton destruction of lives and property.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor presents appointment letters to six traditional rulers

The Kwara State Government on Monday presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed 3rd Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
The new emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has reacted to the mass deaths recorded in Kano State.

Emir of Kano breaks silence on why he visited Ilorin

The Emir of Kano, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ado Bayero, has disclosed the reasons he visited Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.

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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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Music producer, four others nabbed for alleged cybercrime

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday April 16, 2021, arrested one Imeh Henshaw Nyong, a music producer and four others for alleged internet fraud in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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APC charges Nigerians to allow CBN perform its mandate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has charged Nigerians and critics to allow the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to effectively and effectively perform its statury mandate.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Official: Three police officers shot dead in Ebonyi

The police in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east, have confirmed the killing of three of their operatives by gunmen in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.
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Naira gains at official market

Nigeria’s naira gained marginally against the U.S. dollar at the I&E window of the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed.