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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Niger: Police arrest 9 suspects over ‘armed robbery’, recover vehicles, firearm

The Police Command in Niger has arrested nine suspects over alleged armed robbery, and recovered vehicles and firearm in different parts of the state.

Kogi commissioner: Someone from ‘youth zone’ deserves to president in 2023

Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has stressed that Nigeria needs a young President who is blessed with positive energy and patriotism to take the nation to the next level in 2023.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor: We’re touching lives with KWASSIP

Thousands of lives are being touched with the social investment programme, which targets the vulnerable and poor, Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has stated.
Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

Lagos senator launches coronavirus relief funds programme

Senator Tokunbo Abiru representing Lagos East District formerly launched his COVID19 relief fund scheme on Thursday, April 3, with beneficiaries already receiving N5000 monthly.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

President Buhari, Timi Sylva, Sanusi Barkindo tip gas as economic growth driver

President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; and the Secretary-General, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr. Sanusi Barkindo, yesterday underscored the need to drive the country’s economic development by tapping Nigeria’s enormous gas resources.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Nigeria loses N800 billion monthly to lack of 24-hour port operation

Rev. Jonathan Nicole, President Shippers Association of Lagos, says Nigeria loses over N800 billion monthly due to lack of 24-hour seaport operation.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

One killed as KAROTA, tricycle operators clash in Kano

A commercial tricyclist was was killed on Saturday night in Kano as commercial tricyclists had a run down with officers of the Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA).
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: No petrol price increase until Nigerian government meets with labour

The federal government yesterday strongly pushed back on insinuations that it had increased the pump price of petrol from N162 to N212.61 per litre.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA pulls down fuel price template after outrage

The Petroleum Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has pulled down the template for petrol pricing in the month of March from its website after the uproar and confusion caused by the development.

Petrol may sell for N212.61 as PPPRA releases price guide

The pump price of petrol may hit N212.61 per litre any time from now, if the authorities approve the latest price guide set by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Worried by the continued gridlock and other traffic challenges in and within the Apapa Port, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged extortion of truck drivers by the terminal security operatives.

ANLCA chief: NPA’s e-call up system could cut haulage cost

National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA), Iju Tony Nwabunike, has said the electronic call up system recently introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is capable of crashing haulage cost by 50 per cent if not sabotaged.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State, has advised transporters not to exploit prospective corps members travelling to the state for the 2021 Batch A orientation course.

NYSC cautions transporters against exploiting prospective corpers

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State, has advised transporters not to exploit prospective corps members travelling to the state for the 2021 Batch A orientation course.
Ed Ubong

NGA chief: Nigeria’s gas reserve can sustain West African market

Nigeria has abundant gas resources which, if harnessed, will meet the energy demand of over 350 million people and the industrial needs in the West African sub-region.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.

Outrage greets blockade of food, cattle coming south

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army dismisses allegation of extortion

The Nigerian army has described the allegation of extortion against its personnel in Edo as a deliberate orchestration of falsehood and gross misrepresentation of facts produced and circulated to deliberately smear its image.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River government warns against indiscriminate dumping of waste

The Cross River Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Calabar against dumping of refuse from moving vehicles on major roads in Calabar metropolis.
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Oil marketers fault plan to fix freight rate for petrol

Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says plans to fix the freight rate for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) can hinder the downstream sector’s full deregulation.
Worried by the continued gridlock and other traffic challenges in and within the Apapa Port, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged extortion of truck drivers by the terminal security operatives.

NPA launches electronic truck call-up system

“The Authority is pleased to announce the commencement of Eto, the Electronic Truck call-up system, designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos.”
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Century Power boss: Increased electricity tariff tough for consumers to pay

Chief Executive Officer of Century Power Generation Limited, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh, says that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC’s, failure to increase electricity tariff in smaller, steady steps from 2015, as stipulated in the Multi-Year Tariff Order, MYTO, has made the almost 100 per cent increase for some consumers very discomforting, especially at this time of unprecedented economic hardship.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia warns NURTW, others against creating crisis in the state

The Abia State Government on Monday warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Self Acquired Tricycle Owners Association (SATOA) members against unleashing mayhem in the state.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nairaxi Transport and Logistics Limited, Kingsley Obinna Eze, has unveiled plans to create 25,000 jobs in the transport sector.

Firm targets 25,000 jobs in transport sector

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nairaxi Transport and Logistics Limited, Kingsley Obinna Eze, has unveiled plans to create 25,000 jobs in the transport sector. Speaking during the unveiling of Nairaxi in Abuja, Eze...

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Stakeholders praise Adamawa governor over positive healthcare initiatives

As the world marks International Nurses Week, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has been praised for initiatives to recruit nurses, build hospitals across the geo-political zones in the state and for policies that has changed the general atmosphere of healthcare delivery in the state.
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Ebonyi governor: We are fighting two wars in South East

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Super Eagles’ Kevin Akpoguma scores first-ever Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.
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American actress Tawny Kitaen dies at 59

American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.
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Imo government bars non holders of junior school certificate from sitting for SSCE

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

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France: Chad transitional government must be temporary

France on Monday welcomed the formation of a new transitional government in Chad by the African country's military rulers following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby but said it should only last a limited amount of time.
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Real Madrid ready to listen to offers for Eden Hazard

Laliga giants Real Madrid are ready to start listening to offers for Belgian star Eden Hazard after losing patience with him, reports Marca.
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Nigerian government welcomes ECOWAS court judgment dismissing SERAP’s case

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday welcomed an ECOWAS Court judgment dismissing a case filed by the trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government.

JUSUN strike: NBA to engage relevant stakeholders

As the industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters its fifth week, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has resolved to engage relevant stakeholders on financial autonomy for the Judiciary.