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Buhari directs security agencies to ‘immediately’ rescue Nigerians in captivity

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to rescue persons kidnapped during the Kaduna train attack and others still in captivity. A kaduna-bound train on March 28 was attacked by gunmen with eight passengers killed and many kidnapped. Since the Kaduna train attack, the spate of violent attacks has continued unabated, especially in the northern part […]

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Some agencies should be scrapped to reduce government expenditure, says lawmaker

A member of the house of representatives, Mela Victor has stated that the federal government needs to review the functions of ministries, departments and agencies to avoid “duplicated functions”. This was stated by Victor in Abuja after he was named chairman of an ad hoc committee to investigate the “duplication of duties, overlapping functions and counter-productivity […]

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We’re collaborating with security agencies, host communities to tackle oil theft

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has stated that it will work with relevant stakeholders to tackle oil theft and illegal refineries. This was made known by Mele Kyari, group managing director, NNPC during an on-the-spot-assessment of some pipelines impacted by activities of oil bunkers in Ibaa Community, EmeOha local government, Rivers state. According to […]

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Three Govs placed under watch by security agencies over plot to destabilise Nigeria

Three serving governors have reportedly been placed under watch by security agencies over their alleged plot to incite violence that may engulf the northern part of the country, if not checkmated. According to Vanguard, the three governors, who are in their final term of office, are drawn from the North East, North Central and the […]

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Govt agencies must respect Nigerians

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has restated the need for all government agencies to respect Nigerians by understanding that their primary function is to serve the country’s citizens. According to Osinbajo, beyond core regulatory roles, government agencies must always show that they are responsible to the people that they serve and that they hold them in high esteem. This […]

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Ebonyi govt tasks security agencies on maintenance of law, order

The Ebonyi Executive Council on Monday urged security agencies in the state to ensure the maintenance of law and order and prevent security breaches. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the council’s meeting following a review of the political situation in the state. The communiqué read by the state’s Commissioner […]

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2023 Presidency: Buhari picks Anyim as preferred candidate

An erstwhile presidential aspirant, Ahmed Buhari has endorsed former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim for the Presidency in 2023. Buhari said Anyim is the perfect person to lead Nigeria in 2023, considering his records in the red chamber. He noted that Anyim was able to stabilize the National Assembly when he was the Senate President. […]

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Tinubu ran Ambode out of Lagos, I’ll run his brother Oyetola out of Osun – Aregbesola

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola has accused the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu of double standards in Osun state’s party affairs as it concerns the reelection of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. Aregbesola alleged that Tinubu planned the failure of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to seek reelection in Lagos state with the party […]

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FCT minister cautions against violence during council election

Muhammad Bello, the Minister of FCT has disclosed that any act of violence before and after the poll would not be condoned ahead of the Federal Capital Territory Area Council election. According to him, the attention of the national and international community is on the election He stated that he had given strict directive to […]

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Rights group threatens to sue Jaruma over ‘kayan mata’

Embattled sex therapist, Jaruma has been given 72 hours to show regulatory certifications for her “kayan mata” product or risk facing legal actions. The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) made the threat. Jaruma is a popular seller of “kayan mata” which, in Nigeria, are herbs or potions that act as love enhancers and […]

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Plateau appoints 11 new permanent secretaries

The Plateau Government has approved the appointment of 11 permanent secretaries to fill vacant positions that exist in the state civil service. The approval was contained in a statement by the Head of Civil Service, Mr Sunday Hyat on Thursday in Jos. According to the statement, the appointment in addition to filling vacant positions, is […]

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FCT poll: Police create 9 sector re-enforcement team, disclose emergency contact

To guarantee the peaceful conduct of the Saturday council poll in the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, police command has formed nine ‘sector re-enforcement teams’ made up of police and other sister agencies. DSP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this in a statement published on Friday morning, saying the […]

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UPDATED: Robbers attack bullion van, kill two policemen, two civilians in Ibadan

Armed robbers numbering about seven on Thursday at about 1.00 p.m. attacked a bullion van around the Idi Ape area of Ibadan, Oyo State, killed two policemen, two civilians and made away with an unspecified amount of money. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the bullion van was coming from the Iwo Road […]

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SSS arrests media activist, Arogundade, at Lagos airport

The Executive Director of the International Press Institute based in Lagos and former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Mr Lanre Arogundade, has been arrested by officials of the State Security Service. Arogundade was arrested on arriving at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday. He had travelled to The Gambia to attend […]

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Kidnappers kill two in Ondo communities

Suspected kidnappers have reportedly killed two persons in Ondo town and Molege community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. One of the deceased, a farmer, identified as Zacheus Olotu, was said to have been found dead in the bush in Molege after he was kidnapped. The second victim, Sunday Okeke, was reportedly shot […]

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Bauchi governor raises alarm over unidentified helicopter hovering over Lame/Burra reserve

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Wednesday, raised the alarm over the suspicious movement of an unknown helicopter operating around Lame-Burra Forest in Toro Local Government Area of the state. The governor had last Saturday while flagging off his administration’s empowerment programme in the area expressed worries over the spate of insecurity in […]

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Boko Haram: $1.1 billion needed for humanitarian assistance in North East – UN

The United Nations has said $1.1 billion would be needed in 2022 to undertake humanitarian assistance in the troubled north-east Nigeria. The United Nations, which revealed that an estimated 8.4 million people will require humanitarian assistance in north-east Nigeria in the course of the year, lamented that the total number of those displaced in the […]

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Ben Bruce to Youths: Killing people for rituals will not make you rich overnight

A former Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce has decried the increasing trend of ritual killings among young people. The former senator via a tweet on Sunday said young people who are supposed to be the “leaders of tomorrow now engage in unimaginable crimes just to become millionaires overnight”. “What has suddenly gone wrong with young people who […]

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Umahi to employ 5,000 civil servants

Gov. David Umahi has said that the Ebonyi state government will recruit at least 5,000 civil servants and empower 10,000 residents across the state. Umahi, who stated this in Abakaliki when signing the 2022 appropriation bill into law, also stated that the state House of Assembly is always critical of his policies and so cannot […]

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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The 355’ on VOD, a By-the-Numbers Girl Power Action Flick Anchored by Jessica Chastain

While making X-Men: Dark Phoenix, star Jessica Chastain and director Simon Kinberg spitballed an idea for a female-fronted action/spy film, and the result is The 355, currently on VOD before its planned Peacock debut. The film is notable for surrounding Chastain with talent: Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing, with Sebastian Stan […]

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