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Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Damaturu

The Commissioner of Police in Yobe, Mr Yahaya Abubakar, confirmed this explaining that the attack was averted following intelligence gathered about the suspicious movement of the insurgents ahead of the incident.

Oil search: DPR begins radiometric survey of Bida Basin

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has commenced the Radiometric survey of the Bida Basin in Niger state in line with Federal Government’s aspiration to diversify hydrocarbon exploration across all Nigerian basins.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the monarch of Nupe Kingdom in Niger, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar as he marked 16 years on the throne and celebrated 67th birthday.

Etsu Nupe, other prominent Nigerians bag global awards

It was all glitz and glamour at the recent Ambassadorial Peace Awards ceremony which took place recently at Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac Town, Lagos.

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.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (left) discussing with Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (APC Lagos East), during the plenary on Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Senate refers MTEF/FSP to finance committee

The Senate on Thursday referred the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) documents to its Committee on Finance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the monarch of Nupe Kingdom in Niger, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar as he marked 16 years on the throne and celebrated 67th birthday.

President Buhari congratulates Etsu Nupe on double celebrations

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the monarch of Nupe Kingdom in Niger, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar as he marked 16 years on the throne and celebrated 67th birthday.

Police arrest 26 suspects over alleged public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.
Nigeria Police

Sokoto police arrest eight members of proscribed IMN, 18 others

The police in Sokoto State have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.

26 suspects in police net for public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate resumes ministerial screening with Tunde Fashola

The Senate has resumed the screening of the remaining ministerial nominees with the reappointed nominee from Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), appearing before it.

Flood kills pregnant woman, 2 others in Jos

Three persons, including a pregnant woman, have been killed by flood that swept through some parts of Zinariya community in Jos, newsmen report.

Tribunal: INEC didn’t conduct polls In parts of Kaduna – witnesses

Thirteen witnesses on Tuesday told the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that the March 9 governorship elections did not hold in parts of Zaria Local Government Area of the state.

Sultan Abubakar drums support for President Buhari’s second term

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday in Abuja urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliation, to support the agenda of the second tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Victims of Niger market fire get relief materials

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to about 862 victims of Minna and Bida market fire disasters.

Governor Sani Bello receives 50 PDP defectors in Bida

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday received 50 supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who defectors to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bida Local Government Area of the state.
Some of Nigeria’s notable monarchs on Tuesday visited Prince Charles in Abuja, who arrived in Nigeria on the third leg of his West African tour. 2

Prince Charles, monarchs discuss insecurity, girl-child education

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, met with some traditional leaders to discuss, among other issues, peace and security, and educating the girl-child.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in State House on 19th Oct 2018 2

Abubakar Sani-Bello, others beg Muhammadu Buhari to fix federal roads in Niger

The delegation, which cuts across the political divide of the state, also included former Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, former military governors, present and serving ministers and top government officials.
President Buhari with R-L: Olutise Adenipekun Head Nig. Nat. Office WAEC, Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, SGF Boss Mustapha, Registrar WAEC Dr Iyi Uwadiae, Head Public Affairs WAEC Abiodun Aduloju and Zonal Coordinator WAEC Abuja Olufemi Oke as he receives Attestation and confirmation of result from West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) registrar in State House on 2nd Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari frowns at delay in budgets passage

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that delays in passage of budgets by the National Assembly, sometimes lasting seven months, affects completion of projects across the country.

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Nigerian youths urged to maximise agric potential

Nigerian youths have been urged to seize opportunities in agriculture, a sector imperative to the diversification programme of the Federal Government.
Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill for the third time.

Senate approves 7.5% VAT increase

The Senate passed the 56 amendments on the 2019 Finance Bill but some senators kicked against the increase in VAT during the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps to probe NIMASA, transport ministry over ‘$195 million security contract’

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate an alleged $195.5 million contract awarded to an Israeli security firm to secure Nigeria’s waterways by the Ministry of Transportation. This is a sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) at the plenary on Thursday.

Nigeria’s relationship with Germany should not end with automobile – ministry

This came as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Ring West Africa Limited, producer of Cassanovas Chips, Thomas Hirsch, said he decided to site his factory in Nigeria since the country is the major producer of cassava in the world.
Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team

Court accuses correctional centre, legal team of frustrating Abdulrasheed Maina’s trial

The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM) suffered an abrupt adjournment, yesterday, at the Federal High Court following his failing health condition.