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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country. 13

Sokoto: Sultan, governor call for local solutions to insecurity — in pictures

The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country.

Remove, jail any emir found guilty of banditry – Sultan tells governors

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Governors to remove and prosecute any traditional leader found guilty of supporting any act of insecurity in his domain.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: 36 states, FCT generate N691.11 billion in first half 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says in the first half of 2019, the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) generated N691.11 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Mining host communities lament neglect by government, companies

Mining host communities under the auspices of the Federation of Nigerian Mining Host Communities, FNMHC, Friday, lamented alleged neglect by government and mining companies operating in their areas.
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 neutralises 39 bandits in Zamfara

No fewer than 39 armed bandits were said to have been neutralised by soldiers in two different operations in Zamfara State this week.
Bello Matawalle

Banditry: Five Zamfara emirs, village heads, soldiers indicted

The committee on finding solutions to banditry in Zamfara, on Friday said it has concrete evidence that five Emirs in the state were complicit in the spate of banditry in which more than 6,319 men and women were killed.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: 36 States, FCT generated N691.11 billion as revenue in first half 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics says in the first half of 2019, the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory generated N691.11 billion as Internally Generated Revenue.

Bandits collect N3 billion ransom in Zamfara – committee

The Committee set up by Governor Bello Matawalle to find solutions to banditry in Zamfara State, has disclosed that over N3 billion was collected by bandits as ransom from relations of abducted victims in the state.
Zamfara House of Assembly

Zamfara Assembly bars members from discussing security issues at plenary

The Speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, on Thursday reiterated that the assembly would no longer discuss issues of security at plenary.
The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000. 4

Official: EFCC recovers N65 million from Zamfara INEC office — in pictures

The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000 (Sixty-five Million, Five Hundred and Forty-eight Thousand Naira).
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Boko Haram fighters surrender to troops in Northeast

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that five Boko Haram fighters belonging to the Al-Barnawi faction have surrendered to troops of the 3 Battalion following sustained bombardment of the insurgents’ hideout in the Northeast.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate calls for commencement of works on oil, gas museum at Oloibiri

The Senate on Tuesday, urged the Federal Government to direct the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and concerned contractors to begin immediate construction of the oil, gas and research centre at Oloibiri in Bayelsa.

Banditry: Army will support Zamfara peace process – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the Nigerian Army’s resolve to fully support the ongoing peace process between the Zamfara State Government and the bandits to succeed.

Bandits release 15 kidnapped victims after negotiation with Katsina government

Some victims of abduction have been released by bandits operating in Jibia local government area of Katsina State.

Army chief orders aggressive postures against bandits, criminals

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto States, among others, to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of operations.

Bandits release 14 victims held captive for 44 days

Bandits have released another batch of 15 people they kidnapped from Katsina State as part of the peace deal with the state government.
Action Against Hunger

NGO seeks implementation of Jigawa social protection programme

According to the organization, ”Findings from the concept of Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) phase 1 End line evaluation showed improvements in the overall child health, food security, knowledge and practice of health and nutrition bahaviour, household economic status and accumulation of livestock in implementing communities in both states.”
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor appoints press secretary

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the appointment of Jamilu-IIiyasu Birnin-Magaji as his Press Secretary.

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South African police march against gender-based violence

More than a thousand police officers marched against gender-based violence in South Africa’s capital Pretoria on Monday after a surge in murders and sexual crimes against women.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Dwindling oil reserves blamed on none passage of PIB

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timpre Sylva, Monday blamed the dwindling oil reserves on none passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono gave the assurance at the weekend while interacting with stakeholders in the sector in Bauchi.

There is no hunger in Nigeria – minister

The Federal Government seems unperturbed by the widespread condemnation of the current border closure, as it has categorically stated that the exercise will remain until neighbouring countries respect the laws of Nigeria against food smuggling.
The commercial vehicle that fell into canal in front of National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on Monday

29 passengers escape death as bus plunges into canal in Lagos

The 29 passengers on a board a commercial bus that plunged into a canal in front of the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos, on Monday. were all rescued unhurt.
The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.