62 suspected kidnappers arrested in Nasarawa by Police

The Nasarawa State police command says it has arrested 62 suspected kidnappers within the last one week. A Nigerian Police Force armored tank – Used as illustration (PM News) Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters on Monday in Lafia, attributed the feat to the efforts of “Operation Puff […]

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El-Rufai begs NAF to deploy special troops to Kaduna to end banditry

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai begs NAF to deploy special troops to Kaduna to end banditry. – (The Whistler NG)   The 271 NAF detachment is the brainchild of the Chief of Air Staff and was inaugurated to combat insecurity in the area. Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to the Nigerian Air […]

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“No customer, no prostitute,” Nigerians tell Police to stop arrest, rape of Abuja women

Nigerians protest raid, arrest and alleged harassment of women by the Police in Abuja. [Twitter] Some Nigerians have condemn the arrest of some women at night clubs and alleged sexual harassment by Policemen in Abuja. For two weeks, men of the Nigeria Police Force and officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) have raided […]

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FG vows to punish gunmen that killed Oguche, Mooney in Kajuru attack

Faye Mooney, the British aid worker killed by kidnappers (Guardian UK/Elizabeth Squire) The government also promised that security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the three kidnapped victims are released unharmed. The Federal Government has vowed to track down and arrest the bandits that shot and killed two humanitarian workers last week in […]

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Insurgency: CAS urges personnel to maintain discipline, battle-readiness

Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has urged officers and men to maintain discipline and combat-readiness always to be able to end insurgency and banditry in the country. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar (Premium Times) Abubakar made the call on Monday at a feast organized by the Force at […]

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34 strippers arrested in Abuja as FCT officials raid a night club

FCT officials arrested some in Abuja by FCT (eDaily). Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) officials reportedly raided a popular night club, Caramelo in Abuja and arrested 34 strippers. According to Premium Times, the front perimeter fence of the nightclub was also destroyed during the raid on Wednesday night. The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Umar […]

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“I’m Nigerian by birth,” Atiku says parents are from Sokoto, Jigawa

Atiku Abubakar believes he won the 2019 presidential election [AFP] The PDP’s presidential candidate has dismissed the claims of the APC that he’s a Cameroonian by birth. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that hes a Nigerian by birth, contrary to the allegations […]

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Matthew Oguche identified as Nigerian killed in Kajuru attack with British girlfriend

Matthew Oguche [Twitter/@md oguche] The Nigerian man who was killed by gunmen in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State has been identified as Matthew Oguche. Oguche was one of the two killed by armed assailants who invaded Kajuru Castle, a recreational resort, and kidnapped three people on Friday, April 19, 2019. The other victim […]

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Pulse Opinion: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and the presidency’s ‘clean money’

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde triggered the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all hell has been let loose. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde triggered the government of the federal republic of Nigeria and all hell has been let loose [Instagram/OmotolaJaladeEkeinde] You know how we all clamour for public figures and celebrities (Not the ones under the payroll of […]

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FG approves commencement of work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin road project

FG approves commencement of work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin road project – Illustration purpose [premiumtimesng] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project. Mr Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, made this known in a statement on […]

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NUPENG, PENGASSAN, urge FG to shun counsel on removal of fuel subsidy

NUPENG, PENGASSAN, urge FG to shun counsel on removal of fuel subsidy Workers in the oil and gas sector on Sunday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to shun any counsel that would destabilise or cause chaos in the economy. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior […]

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Parents mark 5th year anniversary of abduction, renew call for release of remaining Chibok girls

Parents mark 5th year anniversary of abduction, renew call for release of remaining Chibok girls (NAN Photos) Parents of abducted Chibok School Girls in Borno have renewed calls to ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents to release the remaining girls they abducted five years ago. A cross section of the parents made the call in separate interviews with the […]

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On the Sahara’s edge, the fight to protect children against measles

Dinar Tchere is fighting time and the sun, and he fears he may be losing. This morning, the health worker is expected in a remote village of eastern Chad, where he will administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to poor children. But he’s behind schedule — and there is limited time before his enemy, […]

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Brexit delay wins May more time, but how much more?

In delaying Brexit again, British Prime Minister Theresa May has put off her own promised departure date — but the move risks reviving efforts by her furious colleagues to unseat her. May said last month she would step down once her EU divorce agreement was passed by the British parliament, an offer she hoped would […]

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Kajuru Killings: Gov. El-Rufai urges communities to shun reprisals

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i [Twitter/@GovKaduna] The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday urged all communities in the state to find common ground of resolving conflicts instead of engaging in reprisals. The governor who visited the IDP camp in Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area on Wednesday, said reprisals only produces more […]

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Senate wants FG to introduce state police to stop banditry

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says the Nigerian Police also needs to be well funded to fight banditry (Premium Times) The Nigerian Senate has urged the Federal Government to introduce state police saying it is the only solution to the crisis in the North-West geopolitical zone. According to Punch, the Senate took the position following separate […]

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Police kill wanted armed robbery kingpin during gun duel in Enugu – Official

Nigerian Police The Enugu State Police Command has shot dead a wanted armed robbery kingpin, known as KC, during a gun duel between police and his gang members in the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday. He said police operatives recovered one […]

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Gov. Ahmed inaugurates 25-man Transition Implementation Committee

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has inaugurated a 25-member Transition Implementation Committee to put in place all necessary machinery to facilitate an easy take-over by the incoming administration of Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq. Speaking at the inauguration, Ahmed thanked Kwarans for their unprecedented support for his government throughout his two terms. The […]

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President’s wife did not order sack of presidential amnesty office staff members — Aide

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari [dailypost] The Presidential Amnesty Office has denied a report alleging the involvement of the President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari in the sack of staff members of the office. Mr Murphy Ganagana, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Prof. Charles Dokubo, in a statement in […]

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Man allegedly defiles 9-yr-old girl in commercial tricycle, policewoman tells court

Federal High Court Lagos [For illustration purpose only – DailyIndependent] A policewoman, Sgt. Patience Chukwuede on Tuesday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos, how a caterer, Ope Popoola, 23, allegedly defiled a seven-year-old girl in a commercial tricycle. According to NAN, Chukwuede, who is attached to the Lion Building Police Station […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen was reportedly kicked out of the Trump administration by tweet, the latest in a long line of public firings by the president

kirstjen nielsen donald trump Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was reportedly poised to announce her resignation Sunday when the president beat her to it, announcing her departure by tweet. She joins a list of senior administration officials Trump publicly ousted in tweets, including former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Nielsens departure comes amid a […]

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Epe residents should feel impact of Sanwo-Olu’s administration – APC chieftain

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Akinwunmi Ambode (Pulse) Mr Abiodun Tobun, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe, Lagos State, on Sunday urged the Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure people of the area feel impact of his government. Tobun, a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Epe Constituency, made […]

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FG to introduce healthcare fund for lassa fever patients

Lassa fever patient (This picture is for illustrative purposes). The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to carter for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. Ihekweazu made the disclosure on Sunday in an interview with the News […]

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Epe residents should feel impact of Sanwo-Olu’s administration – APC chieftain

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Akinwunmi Ambode (Pulse) Mr Abiodun Tobun, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe, Lagos State, on Sunday urged the Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure people of the area feel impact of his government. Tobun, a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Epe Constituency, made […]

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Rollout of new electricity meters from May 1 not realistic, says manufacturer

Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company Ltd. says Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directives to begin the roll out of new meters by May 1 is not feasible and realistic. PHCN prepaid meter in Nigeria (Legit) Kola Balogun, Chairman of the company, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday that rolling out […]

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EU 2019 election observation mission departs Nigeria

European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) (Premiumtimes) The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has departed Nigeria following the conclusion of the 2019 general elections. In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, EU EOM confirmed that the final group of observers left Nigeria on Sunday while the Chief Observer would return to present the […]

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Proactive Gender Initiative backs female speaker for 9th House of Reps.

Chambers of the Nigerian House of Representatives. A civil rights group, Proactive Gender Initiatives (PGI), has thrown its weight behind the idea of having a female as Speaker in the 9th House of Representatives. Ms. Esther Uzoma, the National Coordinator of PGI, said on Sunday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria […]

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Kwara Gov-elect mourns chief Imam of Pategi

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Premium Times] The Kwara Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has commiserated with the Muslim community in Pategi over the death of the Chief Imam of the emirate, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi. Abdulrazaq, in a condolence message signed by his Media Aide, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin on Sunday, declared that death of religious leaders depletes our spirituality. […]

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Senseless killings in Nigeria makes me unhappy’ Buhari reacts to Zamfara crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the increase in the spate of kidnapping and killings in Nigeria makes him unhappy. Buhari says killings in Zamfara makes him sad (Daily post) There has been an increase in the rate of crises in states like Zamafara and Kaduna and the crises have led to the destruction of […]

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NAF destroys bandits’ logistics Base in Zamfara

A Nigerian Air Force Fighter Jet (Premium Times) The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a […]

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Osinbajo in Kigali for 25th National Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide

Osinbajo in Kigali for 25th National Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide (Premiumtimes) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria for Kigali to join other world leaders and top dignitaries to participate as a Special Guest in the ceremonies marking 25th National Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide. Osinbajos spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday in […]

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Zamfara Killings: Kadaria describes Yari as the most useless governor in Nigeria history

Kadaria Ahmed blasts governor Yari of Zamfara state (Cable) Broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur, Kadaria Ahmed has described Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State as the most useless governor in the history of Nigeria. Ahmed said this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, April 6, 2019, during a protest over the killings in Zamfara. […]

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Sanwo-Olu visits Parents of slain Kolade Johnson, condemns extra judicial killings

Lagos State Governor-elect Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a condolence visit to the family of the Kolade Johnson over the unfortunate death of their son with a promise to the family that they will get justice. Sanwo-Olu visits Kolade Johnson’s family (Mr JAGs/Twiiter) Sanwo-Olu who condemned extra judicial killings of any type in Lagos and […]

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Niger senators back Lawan’s race for Senate President seat

Sen Ahmed Lawan Serving and elected Senators in Niger under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday endorsed Sen. Ahmed Lawan for the ninth senate president seat. The endorsement was contained in a statement issued in Minna and signed by three senators, Mohammed Sani Musa – Niger East, Sabi Abdullahi – Niger North and  Senator-elect, Muhammad […]

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Ondo govt. inaugurates mini-power grid

Electricity Power grid The Ondo State government on Saturday launched the 45kw cabin-type mini-grid power project in Gbagira town of the Ilaje Local Government Area of the state. The mini grid was part of the electricity intervention scheme of the Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) administration in the state. The Special Adviser on Public Utilities to […]

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Ibadan poly suspends students union activities

The polytechnic Ibadan warned new students against wearing clothes that expose their thighs The management of the Polytechnic Ibadan has ordered the immediate suspension of student union activities in the tertiary institution after a student was stabbed over a football match. Speaking on behalf of the Polytechnic management, the spokesperson of the institution, Mr Adewole […]

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Police sack inspector who shot Kolade Johnson, second officer found not guilty, acquitted

Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan (middle) has been dismissed from the Force after he was found guilty of shooting and killing Kolade Johnson (right). Sergeant Godwin Orji (left) has been found not guilty and acquitted [Facebook/Nigeria Police Force/Styles Kolade Johnson] Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan of the Gbagada division of the Lagos State Police Command’s Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) has […]

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Presidency sends condolence message to family and friends of Kolade Johnson who was shot dead by Police

The Muhammadu Buhari presidency has been attempting to reform the notorious police unit (CBS News) The Nigerian presidency has sent a condolence message across to family and friends of Kolade Johnson, the young man who was shot dead by a police officer while watching a football game in his neighborhood on Sunday, March 31, 2019. […]

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Ohanaeze youths warn that arresting Kanu again may cause instability

Federal High Court recently issued an order for the arrest of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. (Concise News) The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has warned the Federal Government that arresting the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu again might destabilize the […]

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NANS rejects NNPC recruitment procedure, threatens to shut down the corporation

Illustrative Photo: Nigerian students protesting over prolonged ASUU strike. The National Association of Nigeria Students has rejected the requirement for the NNPC recruitment describing it as ‘’anti-poor and anti-masses”. NANS National Public Relations Officer, Mr. Adeyemi Azeez, made the position of the student body known in a statement on Sunday,March 31, 2019, in Abuja. NANS […]

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Report classifies Nigerians as 6th most miserable people in the world

A school boy captured in a rural community. (Property Insider) Steve Hanke, an American Professor of Applied Economics at the John Hopkins University in the United States has regarded Nigerians as sixth most miserable people in the world in his annual Misery Index . The Misery Index is calculated based on economic indices like unemployment, […]

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Troops neutralise a Boko Haram commander, 15 others on Lake Chad island

Troops neutralise a Boko Haram commander, 15 others on Lake Chad island [NAN] The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has neutralised a Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island. According to a statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force […]

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Gbajabiamila set to declare his bid for Speaker of the House of Representatives

House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila is ready to contest for the speakership of the House of Representatives (Sabi News) The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is officially going to declare his intention to contest for the speakership of the 9th assembly on Sunday, March 31, 2019. According to the Lawmaker’s office, the […]

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Fayemi to Eleka: You are free to challenge my victory

Kayode Fayemi and Olusola Eleka will battle for the Ekiti government house on Saturday, July 14 Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Friday declared that he never regarded the defeated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka as an enemy. Rather, he said the major opposition party was free to challenge […]

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Innoson Vs GTB: Auto maker claims victory says Supreme Court has dismissed bank’s Appeal

Innoson motors chairman – Innocent Chukwuma The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, OFR has through a Writ of FiFa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC for and on behalf of Innoson Nigeria Ltd as a result of the Bank’s indebtedness to Innoson Nigeria Ltd. GTB and Chukwuma have been in court following […]

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Philippines rearrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested Friday, her second detention in what press freedom advocates have said is retaliation for her news site’s criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte. Ressa and her website Rappler have been hit with a string of criminal charges that have sent shockwaves through the Philippine media scene, prompting allegations they are […]

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FRSC trains personnel on improved public education, enlightenment

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has trained its personnel on how to improve public enlightenment on road safety. The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer, Mr Samuel Obayemi, made this known on Thursday in Lagos at a workshop with the theme: Improved Corps Visibility Through Public Education. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports […]

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Trump, Moon to meet in Washington in April: Seoul

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in April in Washington US President Donald Trump will host his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in next month, Seoul said Friday, after the latest summit between Washington and Pyongyang ended in deadlock. Moon has long backed a policy of engagement with nuclear-armed, sanctions-hit […]

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