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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

Zamfara governor may sack new cabinet members after three months

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says members of his newly inaugurated cabinet are on three months probation during which their performances would be measured.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Zamfara emirs beg IGP over police commissioner

Emirs in Zamfara have said any move to transfer the State Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo, will be a great disservice to their people given his contributions in curtailing the menace of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other crimes in the state.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor swears in predecessor’s ex-appointees, others as commissioners, special advisers

The new commissioners are: Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau, Alhaji Aminu Sulaiman, Abdulkadir Buhari Gora, Jinaidu Muhammad, Muhammad Sadiq Maiturare, Zainab Lawal Gummi, Jamilu Aliyu, Dr Nura Isah and Rabiu Garba.
A former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Onyekachi Monday Ubani, says President Muhammadu Buhari breached the constitution for failing to hand over to the Vice President while embarking on a two-week private visit to London.

Monday Ubani: Court didn’t ask governors to refund pensions

The immediate past Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Monday Ubani, said on Thursday that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos never ordered former governors to refund pensions collected from their states.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

Abba Kyari: Kidnappers use jammers to evade arrest

The Commander, Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, has called for the deployment of intelligence and acquisition of sophisticated technology to tackle kidnappers that took actions to escape arrest.
Anthony Sani

Anthony Sani: Nigeria‘ll transform to one party state in 2023

Secretary General, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, has said that he has foreseen a situation where the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will become the only political party in Nigeria after the 2023 general elections.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC lauds stoppage of bogus pensions to past leaders

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the PDP-led leadership in the state for canceling bogus allowances to past political leaders of the state.
Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will restructure the country within one year, if elected.

Segun Sowunmi: Ogun governor running state with snail speed

The spokesperson of Atiku Presidential Campaign, Segun Sowunmi, on Saturday, called out the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, saying his government “is going about things in a rather snail slow speed, which suggests a lack of preparedness.”
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC condemns ‘arrest of members’ in Zamfara

The state Chairman of the party, Lawal Liman, condemned the action in Gusau on Thursday while meeting with the 14 local government chairmen of the party in the state.
Zamfara House of Assembly

CISLAC lauds Zamfara Assembly for repealing pension law

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended Zamfara State House of Assembly for what it calls, giant stride by abolishing “the despicable law” that allows payment of pension and other entitlements for former governors, their deputies, former speaker and their deputies.

PDP governors strategies on IGR

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently meeting in Abuja’s, with top party functionaries in attendance.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor sues predecessor’s aide over ‘defamation of character’

Ibrahim Danmaliki Gidan Goga, the special adviser to former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari and current publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the state, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Upper Shari’a Court in Gusau over alleged defamation of the character of Governor Bello Matawalle as well as inciting public disturbance.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Protest in Zamfara over ‘arrest’ of APC stalwart

There is an ongoing protest in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, over the arrest of an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Ibrahim Danmaliki.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT residents, vendors waiting for carnival date

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and festival vendors are calling for a quick fixing of a new date for the 2019 Abuja Carnival.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Governor Matawalle gives former governor condition to visit Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said his predecessor, Abdul Aziz Yari, could visit the state provided that he would be a law-abiding citizen.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara: Abdulaziz Yari must explain whereabouts of 1000 AK47 rifles – Governor Matawalle

Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

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Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

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Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

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Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

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Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

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