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The Osun State Fire Service, on Sunday confirmed the death of an aged woman, Mrs Omolayo Kolawole, in a recent fire incident that razed a house at Alapata street, Modakeke-Ife on Saturday.

Fire burns foodstuffs worth N5 million inside silos, 10 houses in Jigawa

Suletankarkar Local Government in Jigawa says fire has razed 10 houses harbouring silos in Dirani village in the state

Recruitment: Police release names of successful candidates

This is despite a Federal High Court in Abuja urging that all parties stay action over the recruitment exercise until the matter brought against the Police by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment is determined.
The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday trained Traditional medicine practitioners from 20 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State on the sustainable plant-based alternative to vulture use.

NCF urges trado-medicine practitioners to stop using vultures for medicine

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday trained Traditional medicine practitioners from 20 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State on the sustainable plant-based alternative to vulture use.

21-year-old arrested for ‘sodomising’ 10 minors in Sokoto

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old man who is a house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.
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Police parade 16 ‘abductors,’ 22 others

Kogi State Police Command on Tuesday paraded 38 suspected criminals.

36 kidnap, robbery, cultism suspects in police net in Kogi

The Police in Kogi on Tuesday said 36 persons suspected to be kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists had been apprehended.

Boko Haram: How security agents foiled attack on worshippers in Borno

Nigerian security forces on Saturday repelled attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Sajeri community of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno State.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Intended Boko Haram attack on worshippers in Borno foiled

Nigerian security forces on Saturday repelled attack by ‘Boko Haram’ insurgents in Sajeri community of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno.
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Court dismisses case against Borno governor-elect

The Federal High Court, Maiduguri on Tuesday dismissed a case seeking nullification of governorship primaries of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Tension as rerun polls hold in four states

There is palpable tension in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states as thousands of voters in selected polling units file out this morning to conclude the elections that will determine winners of the governorship polls in the states.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police deploy officers as supplementary elections hold

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.

Supplementary elections: Police deploy five DIGs, other senior officials

Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu has deployed five deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to oversee election security in parts of the country where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday.
President Buhari participates at the African Youth Congress against Corruption Summit in Abuja on 9th Dec 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: TSA, BVN, Executive Orders aided anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to tame corruption, but he is worried that looters of the nation’s resources had continued to explore ways to compromise law enforcing institutions in a bid to pervert the course of justice.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

SERAP alleges ‘widespread corruption’ in Cross River Basin

The organization urged Mr Adamu to ensure that “anyone involved is brought to justice if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence. We also urge you to push for the publication of the outcome of any investigation carried out by the anticorruption agencies.”

Crisis hits IPAC in Kebbi

Forty-seven political parties in Kebbi State have pulled out of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and formed alliance under the platform of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP).

Rotimi Amaechi reiterates commitment to Lagos-Ibadan rail project

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has pledged to ensure the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in honour of the late Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Usman Abubakar.

Two men remanded over alleged kidnapping, robbery

A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday remanded two men: Usman Abubakar, 29, and Suleiman Suleiman, 30, in prison over alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.

Kebbi group calls on APC to stick to direct primaries

The Kebbi Development Forum (KDF) has called on national leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) to stick to its direct primaries policy to give a level playing ground for all aspirants in the state.

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic, (FedPoly), Bida Chapter, has called on the federal government to sack the Rector of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Abdul Dzukogi, for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for staff and other sundry issues.

Bida Poly to execute three projects valued at N600 million under TETFund intervention

Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Bida says the institution has laid foundation for three projects at the tune of N600 million under 2017/2019 TETFund intervention.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian government to unveil N65 billion stimulus package for private sector

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this at a virtual meeting held with members of the OPS, made up of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), and Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI).
Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyas said that Hungarian health officials have placed 154 countries into three risk categories based on numbers of coronavirus infections.

Hungary bars travel from Africa, Asia

Hungary’s government said Sunday it was barring travel from Africa, most of Asia apart from China and Japan, and restricting entry from several European countries after worldwide spikes in coronavirus cases.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president, Dana White, has hinted that Gilbert Burns will be the next fight for welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.

UFC: Kamaru Usman to face Gilbert Burns in next fight

Ultimate Fighting Championship president, Dana White, has hinted that Gilbert Burns will be the next fight for welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
Chelsea have reportedly ‘reached an agreement’ to sign Trabzonspor goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır.

Chelsea ‘reach an agreement’ to sign Turkish goalkeeper

Çakır is one of the most highly rated goalkeeper outside of Europe’s top five leagues and has been capped twice by Turkey.