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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
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ECWA urges Nigerian government to end insecurity in Kaduna, Plateau, others

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has called on the Federal Government to end the killings in southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 80 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto

Troops of Nigerian Army and Defence Headquarters Special Operations Forces deployed in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states to fight banditry under operation codenamed Operation Sahel Sanity have neutralised 80 bandits and nabbed 33 others.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.
Troops of the Nigerian Army during a raid on bandits' hideout in Katsina state.

DHQ: We have recorded tremendous successes against bandits in Northwest

The Nigerian military has said its operation in the nation’s North-West has been hugely successful based on “active resumption of farming, social and economic activities by the locals with reduced fear of threats in their localities.”
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops kill 80 bandits, rescue 17 kidnapped victims in North-West

No fewer than 80 bandits have been killed by troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara States of the North-West region in the last one month.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor distributes 993 cattle, 5,665 rams to mark Sallah celebration

The governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Matawalle has distributor at least 993 cattle and 5,665 rams to different households in the state for Eid-el-Kabir celebration on Friday.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokot governor blames manpower challenge for increased banditry

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has identified inadequate manpower and lack of regional cooperation as some of the factors militating against the ability of Nigeria and her neighbours to successfully wage the war against terrorism and other forms of insurgency.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Army arrests notorious Nigerien gun runner, bandits’ informants

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a notorious Niger Republic Citizen who specialized in gun-running, Musa Abubakar alias Kasko/Buzu from Mai Wake village, Dokoro area of Maradi state of Niger Republic.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops kill scores of bandits, rescue kidnapped victims in Northwest

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Katsina elders bemoan rising wave of insecurity in Kaduna, Zamfara

Katsina State Elders’ Forum on Sunday condemned the insecurity pervading the state, especially the seven front line local government areas bordering Kaduna and Zamfara states.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara distributes over 5,000 rams, 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir palliatives

The Zamfara Government has began the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state.
Multiple airstrikes conducted by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji have destroyed a bandits’ camp in Doumborou forest Area of Zamfara State run by a notorious bandit leader, ‘Dangote’, it was learnt.

Scores killed as military bombards bandits’ camp in Zamfara

Multiple airstrikes conducted by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji have destroyed a bandits’ camp in Doumborou forest Area of Zamfara State run by a notorious bandit leader, ‘Dangote’, it was learnt.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Troops kill several Boko Haram leaders, fighters, recover cache of arms, ammunition

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the gallant Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, Sahel Sanity, Whirl Stroke, Lafiya Dole, Delta Safe and others have again killed several Boko Haram leaders and members and recovered arms and ammunition.

NSSF trains 518 administrators, teachers

No fewer than 518 administrators and teachers participated in the just concluded three days retreat facilitated by the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) in affiliation with the International School Sports Federation.
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Zamfara flags off distribution of palliatives

The Zamfara State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 has flagged-off the distribution of palliatives in 14 local government areas of the state.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops kill bandits, terrorists in different encounters in North

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces in different theatres of operation across North East, North West and North Central have eliminated several terrorists and bandits in the last one week.

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NDDC interim chief reveals those scared of probe

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