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A former spokesman for the Nigerian Army retired Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, Friday said politicizing security issues by some Nigerians was counter-productive to the nation’s quest for security and peace.

Politicisation of security issues counter-productive – ex-army spokesman

A former spokesman for the Nigerian Army retired Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, Friday said politicizing security issues by some Nigerians was counter-productive to the nation’s quest for security and peace.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) demonstrated its prowess last weekend with the successful assemblage of a large Caverton helicopter imported from Sikosky Company, USA.

NPA: How we facilitated process for Caverton to import, assemble large helicopter

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) demonstrated its prowess last weekend with the successful assemblage of a large Caverton helicopter imported from Sikosky Company, USA.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Niger: Police assure residents of peaceful New Year celebrations

The Niger State Police Command has taken proactive measures to ensure hitch-free New Year celebrations, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman, has said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 23 die, 22 injured in Niger ghastly crash

The accident occurred at about 0500 hours along Bokani-Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman, who confirmed the accident to newsmen in Minna, on Monday.
The Managing Director-Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Hassan Usman, has said the commencement of savings initiative for the hajj is a dream come true for Muslim pilgrims who desire to visit the Holy Land.

Jaiz chief: Hajj savings scheme game changer for Muslim pilgrimage

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Hassan Usman, has said the commencement of savings initiative for the hajj is a dream come true for Muslim pilgrims who desire to visit the Holy Land.

Official: FERMA completes two road projects appropriated to Kebbi in 2020

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in Kebbi has completed two road projects out of three appropriated to the state in 2020, the agency’s Maintenance Engineer, Mr Rilwanu Usman, has said.
Good times are underway for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank has secured an N3 billion financing facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI) to boost and develop their operations.

Jaiz Bank to open more branches in Southwest

The Managing Director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Hassan Usman has hinted of plans to open branches in Abeokuta and Ado Ekiti in order to onboard thousands of prospects as well as expand operations of the bank.
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NIS confirms upsurge in emigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the increase in the number of Nigerians struggling to travel overseas due to economic hardship.
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Immigration: Why we stopped 60 travellers at Lagos airport

No fewer than 58,000 travelers entered Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos between September 5, when the airport was reopened, and December 14, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said.
Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, is dead.

Former NCAA chief Muhtar Usman passes on

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, is dead.
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Official: Only six political parties are participating in Borno council polls

Usman, who made this known on Friday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen on the preparations for the elections, identified the parties as: African Democratic Congress (ADC), Accord Party, All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grant Alliance (APGA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate extols NNPC on AKK, audit report

The Senate Committee on Gas has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the various gas development projects it has undertaken, especially the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Mrs. Riskat Alani, a trader, said that the market opened exactly 10 a.m and many people started patronising the sellers since then.

Prices of foodstuffs soar in Kano, Sokoto, down in Katsina, Kebbi

Notwithstanding the commencement of the harvest season, prices of foodstuffs have gone up about 40 to 60 per cent in Kano, Sokoto and Kaduna states, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police gun down four suspected bandits, recover two motorcycles in Niger

The Police Command in Niger said its operatives in collaboration with a local vigilance group have shot four suspected bandits in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state.
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22 kidnapped in mosque, hospital in Nasarawa

Meanwhile, a library staff with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, three women, and 13 others were last Tuesday night kidnapped by gunmen at a Mosque at the Gwargwada-Sabo community in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa state.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil moves higher as storm threatens United States Gulf Coast

Oil prices rose on Monday as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico prompted drillers to evacuate rigs and shut-in production.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Police: Vehicle rams into Mosque in Minna

The Police Command in Niger says a fully loaded petroleum product tanker coming from Minna to Suleja skidded off the road and rammed into a Mosque at Lambata in Gurara Local Government Area.

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Fulani quit notice: Yoruba elders blast Presidency, back Ondo governor

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Report: Most Nigerians unsure, not willing to take coronavirus vaccine

A new report by SBM Intelligence, Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, shows that 35.9 per cent of Nigerians are unwilling to take the COVID-19 vaccine, while 24.1 per cent are yet to decide whether or not to take the vaccine.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos coronavirus sample tests near 264,000 – official

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Wednesday the state government had conducted 263, 358 valid COVID-19 sample tests since inception of the pandemic.

FCTA decries spate of abandoned buildings in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Department of Monitoring and Inspection, has decried the number of abandoned buildings in the city centre.