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May 29: Why President Buhari could not address Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari could not address the nation on May 29.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT discharges 11 coronavirus patients

The federal capital territory (FCT) has discharged 11 patients who were diagnosed 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.

Security operatives arrest, quarantine 251 illegal miners in Zamfara

The Zamfara State police command, in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, has arrested and quarantined 251 illegal artisinal miners in the state, the state police commissioner, Mr Usman Nagogo, said on Saturday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Governor Matawalle purchases 200 Hilux vans

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has purchased 200 Hilux vans as part of measures to tackle the menace of banditry, kidnapping, insecurity bedevilling the state.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.

251 illegal miners arrested in Zamfara

He said, “On 21 May, 2020 the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade Nigeria Army, Gusau Brigadier General O. M Bello led a team, comprising Army, Police, and Department of State Services to raid the mining sites in Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local Government Areas.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill two kidnappers, arrest six bandits, recover 130 cows in Katsina

Katsina Police have reported they killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six notorious bandits and recovered 130 rustled cows.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Repentant Zamfara bandits rescue 12 kidnapped victims

Repentant bandits in Zamfara State have rescued 12 kidnapped victims and handed them over to the police.
Zamfara House of Assembly

Zamfara assembly resumes plenary after two months recess

As the Zamfara State House of Assembly resumes plenary on Thursday after two months’ recess due to the coronavirus, members have been urged to adhere to safety measures in the house.
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: Military eliminates 599 terrorists, bandits, rescues 236 victims

The Military high command says the Nigerian troops have killed over 188 terrorists in the North East, 411 bandits in North West and Central and rescues 236 victims in various operations in 21 days.
KIDNAPPING

Nigeria pays $11 million as ransom to kidnappers in four years

The security architecture in Nigeria has once again come under the spotlight after a new report said the Nigerian Government and citizens have handed over N4 billion ($11 million) to kidnappers for ransom in the last four years.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: All expelled almajiris welcome to Zamfara

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from 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 appoints new Emir of Kaura-Namoda

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented letter of appointment to the newly appointed Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad.
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Zamfara, federal governments to engage 70,000 youths in mining

No fewer than 70,000 youths are expected to be gainfully employed by both the Federal Government and the Zamfara Government in mining activities in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo guber: APC national vice chairman justifies direct primary, cautious party

Suleiman Wambai, North-Central, National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said direct primary election in Edo was the only way to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara experience.
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.

Military kills 200 bandits in Katsina, 35 terrorists in Borno

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday said that the air component of its Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised about 200 armed bandits in Katsina State.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president urges farmers to increase food production

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as Nigeria has ‘no money’ for food importation.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Official: 400 bandits killed in airstrikes in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised no fewer than 200 armed bandits in multiple air strikes in Katsina and Zamfara.

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RRS arrests man over nude photos of Salawa Abeni

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