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Buhari Welcomes Ramadan, Urges Citizens To Remember The Poor And IDPs

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting. In a message to the nation to mark the occasion, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the nation. He … Continue reading Buhari Welcomes Ramadan, Urges Citizens To Remember The Poor And IDPs Read Full Story

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Wakili’s Arrest: Ibarapa Youths Protest At Governor’s Office, Demand Release Of OPC Members

  Some youths from the Ibarapa in Oyo State have protested the prolonged detention of some Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) members for their role in the arrest of Iskilu Wakili accused of violence against farmers and residents of Ibarapa. The youths who staged the protest at the Oyo State Government Secretariat in Ibadan, the state … Continue reading Wakili’s Arrest: Ibarapa Youths Protest At Governor’s Office, Demand Release Of OPC Members Read Full Story

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26.5 Million Nigerian Children Lack Access To Water, Says UNICEF

  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said that nearly one-third of Nigerian children lack access to enough water. In a statement marking World Water Day, UNICEF said more than 1.42 billion people including 450 million children are living in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability in the world. “The world’s … Continue reading 26.5 Million Nigerian Children Lack Access To Water, Says UNICEF Read Full Story

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Insecurity: We Are In A Critical Situation – Defence Minister

  The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi says Nigeria is in a critical situation following the insurgency in the northeast, banditry in the northwest and attacks in other parts of the country. He stated this on Monday during a national security and defence summit held at the National Defence College in Abuja. “We … Continue reading Insecurity: We Are In A Critical Situation – Defence Minister Read Full Story

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Nineteen Killed In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Road Accident

    At least nineteen people have died in a motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The accident according to Security reports occurred on Sunday at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, explained that the crash, which occurred late Sunday evening, involved … Continue reading Nineteen Killed In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Road Accident Read Full Story

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Zamfara Fire: Over 60 Shops Destroyed In TudunWada Market

  Properties worth millions of Naira and over 60 shops have been recorded destroyed following a Saturday midnight fire outbreak at the TudunWada Market, in Gusau, Zamfara State capital. The Chairman of the market, Lawali Bello told Channels Television that the inferno was caused by an electrical fault in one of the shops and it … Continue reading Zamfara Fire: Over 60 Shops Destroyed In TudunWada Market Read Full Story

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Defence Headquarters Holds Summit Over Terrorism, Insurgency

  The Defence Headquarters on Monday held a summit over the terrorism and insurgency in the northeastern part of the country. Speaking at the National Defence College in Abuja, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, restated the imperative of kinetic measures to address the current security challenges in the country. After declaring the … Continue reading Defence Headquarters Holds Summit Over Terrorism, Insurgency Read Full Story

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Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence

  Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has sworn with the Quran that he has no connection with bandits disturbing the peace in the state. He also challenged residents of the state, irrespective of their status, to do the same to prove that they have no hands in the security challenges bedevilling the state. The governor … Continue reading Banditry: Matawalle Swears With Quran, Dares Zamfara Residents To Prove Innocence Read Full Story

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Buhari Condemns Attack On Ortom, Says Incident Should Not Be Politicised

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described the attack on Benue State Governor as unacceptable, warning, however, that the incident should not be politicised.  Buhari who said an attack on any Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians, welcomed the deployment of a high-level team of crack investigators to the state from the Police headquarters … Continue reading Buhari Condemns Attack On Ortom, Says Incident Should Not Be Politicised Read Full Story

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Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work Within 18 Months  – FG

  The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to completing the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery, saying it would be functional within 18 months.  “Port Harcourt Refinery will work, and certainly within the next 18 months,” the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva said in an interview aired on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.  … Continue reading Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work Within 18 Months  – FG Read Full Story

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IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in Benue to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the state, particularly around the governor. Adamu’s directive followed Saturday’s attack on Governor Samuel Ortom while he was at his farm on the outskirts of Makurdi, the state capital. In … Continue reading IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Three Over Beheading Of Suspected Cultist In Anambra

  The police have arrested three principal suspects involved in the killing of a suspected cultist in Anambra State. Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this on Sunday while briefing reporters on the security situation in the state at the Government House in Awka, the state capital. “Saturating the media waves is a horrifying video of the … Continue reading Police Arrest Three Over Beheading Of Suspected Cultist In Anambra Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Only Those Eligible For Phase One Will Be Vaccinated – Lagos Govt

  Only those who fit into Phase One of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos State will be attended to at the approved sites from Monday, the government has said. Such persons include healthcare workers, COVID-19 Response Team (RRT), ports of entry staff, laboratory network, judiciary, military, police, other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, … Continue reading COVID-19: Only Those Eligible For Phase One Will Be Vaccinated – Lagos Govt Read Full Story

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NDLEA Seizes 200KG Of Hard Drugs At Lagos, Abuja, Kano Airports

  Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 200 kilogrammes of illicit substances from suspected traffickers at three airports. The defiant traffickers had attempted to export the hard drugs through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in … Continue reading NDLEA Seizes 200KG Of Hard Drugs At Lagos, Abuja, Kano Airports Read Full Story

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Buhari Has Approved Funds For Beneficiaries Of 774,000 Jobs Programme

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of funds for the payment of 774,000 beneficiaries of the special public works programme. This is according to Mr Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Mr Keyamo acknowledged that he has directed the National Directorate of … Continue reading Buhari Has Approved Funds For Beneficiaries Of 774,000 Jobs Programme Read Full Story

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Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations

  The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March 2021. In a statement by … Continue reading Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations Read Full Story

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SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or … Continue reading SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’ Read Full Story

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Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti

  Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has condemned the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly. At least two persons were killed as a result of the electoral violence, the police confirmed. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials … Continue reading Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti Read Full Story

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Nigeria Will Be Buried If Ortom Is Assassinated – Wike

  Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the attack on his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr. Ortom said he ran for “more than one and a … Continue reading Nigeria Will Be Buried If Ortom Is Assassinated – Wike Read Full Story

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PDP Condemns ‘Reckless’ Attack On Governor Ortom

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday condemned the attack on Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, describing it as “reckless” and an “assassination attempt”. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr Ortom said he … Continue reading PDP Condemns ‘Reckless’ Attack On Governor Ortom Read Full Story

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Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely

  At least two persons were killed on Saturday as violence disrupted a State Assembly bye-election in Ekiti State. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials and security personnel” were attacked prompting the commission to suspend voting. The election was held to fill the vacancy for the Ekiti … Continue reading Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely Read Full Story