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Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to handover former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, to him.

Oil thieves, enemies of national economy – Rivers CP

Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan, has described those indulged in pipeline vandalism and oil theft as enemies of national economy.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa to leverage on tourism to boost internal revenue, create jobs

The Bayelsa Government says it will leverage on its rich tourism endowment to boost revenue and enhance its economic fortunes as well as create jobs and reverse the status of Bayelsa listed as one of the five insolvent states.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

KEDCO loses over N260 million to vandalism, theft in three months

The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Friday claimed it has lost over N260 million to the activities of vandals across Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States within three months.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC spends N36 billion on pipeline repairs, loses N8 billion petroleum products in five...

Unending vandalisation of oil and gas assets and petroleum products theft continue to impact the country negatively, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, weekend, disclosed that it spent N35.74 billion on pipeline repairs and management in five months, between January and May 2020.

Enugu Disco expresses concern over vandalism of installations

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has raised concern over the rising cases of vandalism of electricity installations within its network in the South-East.

Kano Disco urges communities to protect power infrastructure

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has enjoined electricity consumers to protect power installations in their respective communities.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali government criticised by UN, EU for lethal response to protests

The United Nations and the European Union on Monday condemned the Malian government’s use of lethal force during protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, and urged it to release detained opposition leaders.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Nigeria loses $48 million to oil theft between January to June

This was revealed by the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, who spoke in Abuja, saying the Federal Government requires $2billion to replace obsolete pipelines from Excravos to Kaduna.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.
Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John’s Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of protesters on Monday. Brendan Smialowski-AFP-Getty Images

George Floyd: Donald Trump threatens military crackdown on protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

US unrest overshadows peaceful protests

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.

YouTube bans conspiracy theories linking coronavirus with 5G from platform

Google-owned YouTube has altered its community guidelines to ensure all conspiracy theories which suggest 5G is the cause or an accelerator of COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria Police vows to punish officers destroying properties in viral video

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the unprofessionalism and highhandedness displayed by some of its personnel in enforcing the Coronavirus restriction in Lagos State.

MTN budgets $1.6 billion to invest in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight as the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) budgeted 1.6 billion dollars to invest in the Nigerian market within the next three years.
niger delta jtf oil bunkering

Military foils 419 pipeline vandalism attempts in 2019

Four hundred and nineteen oil pipeline vandalism attempts by hoodlums were foiled in the Niger Delta region in 2019, the Nigerian military has said.

NSCDC arrests 1,314 suspects for crime in Edo

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command says it arrested no fewer than 1,314 suspects for various crimes in 2019.

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

#EndSARS: Shooting as Lagos government imposes curfew

Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

Three bank buildings set ablaze in Lekki

Three new generational bank buildings have been set ablaze along the Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos.
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Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.

#EndSARS: SERAP condemns shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “reports that security agents are shooting at #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate, Lagos. This must stop immediately.”