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Cross River Police Commissioner Charges Senior Officers On Yuletide Security

12 hours ago /
Security 

The Cross River state police command has assured visitors and citizens to the state of a secure and safe environment during the yuletide season. To this end, senior officers who command strategic posts and blackspots have been charged to redouble their efforts by providing needed direction to their subordinates. Commissioner of Police,...

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

12 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to a statement by Buhari’s special adviser on...

PDP Condemns FG’s Plan To Spend $1bn On Fight Against Insurgency

12 hours ago /
Nation 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the plan by the Federal Government to spend $1billion from Nigeria’s excess crude account to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. The Party condemned the plan on Friday, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. “Nigerians would recall that the APC-led Federal Government had...

150 Fire Disaster Victims Get N21m Support In Yobe

12 hours ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Government has distributed the sum of N21 million to 150 fire victims in Nguru town, one of the commercial cities of the state. The Permanent Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Idi Jidawa, while supervising the distribution in Nguru said the government’s gesture is aimed at...

Oyo House Of Assembly Identifies 500 Indian Hemp Joints

12 hours ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State House of Assembly has identified about 500 hard drugs joints and 25 notorious gang leaders in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital. The Chairman of the state House Committee on Security and Strategy, Honourable Gbenga Oyekola made this known on Thursday, while giving a report on recent...

Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Five Rescued Civilians In Borno

12 hours ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to death for murder. Deputy Director 7 Division Army Public Relations, Colonel Kingsley Samuel in a statement on Friday said the soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder for killing...

Ex-CJ AUTA Advocates Recruitment Of More Policemen

13 hours ago /
Nation 

Former Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Ibrahim Ndali Auta says the number of Nigerian Policemen are glossy inadequate to police the growing number of criminal cases in the country The former chief judge said this during an anti-corruption programme organized by civil society groups in Abuja AUTA said there was need...

NEMA Seeks Inter-Agency Collaboration To Reduce Road Crashes

13 hours ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says inter-agency collaboration is required to ensure drastic reduction in road crashes. Abuja operations coordinator of the agency, Bitrus Samuel made the remark at an “experience sharing exercise on mass causality with key players. Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FCT Command, Wobin Ayuba said the...

Environmental Group To Monitor Niger Delta Development Projects Scientifically

14 hours ago /
Environment  Nation 

The Executive Director, Africa network for environment and economic justice (ANEEJ) David Ugolor says it has launched an online scientific instrument for data gathering and analysis, to monitor and evaluate development projects in the Niger Delta. The program under the Niger Delta transparency index which is expected to engender transparency, accountability and prudence in the...

Maradona Lauds ‘Revelation’ Mbappe

14 hours ago /
Sports  

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris...

Ray Power FM Bags Radio Station of the Year Award

14 hours ago /
Nation 

Ray Power FM has claimed the NBC Prize for Radio Station of the Year on Thurday in lagos. At the award ceremony, Channels TV Presenter, Gimba Umar, beat TVC News’ Ughochi Oluigbo to win the Television Newscaster of the Year Award. TVC’s Lijadu Ajoke Fumilola was named Television Reporter Of The Year...

INEC To Decide On Anambra Senatorial Judgement

14 hours ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has applied for the certified true copy of the judgment of the Abuja High Court which ordered the senate president Bukola Saraki, to inaugurate Obiora Okonkwo to take over the senatorial seat forthwith. In a statement by the commission and endorsed by its...

At Least 10 Killed In Somalia Suicide Blast

16 hours ago /
International News 

At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast at a police academy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu Dressed in a police uniform, the attacker blew himself up inside the training camp of the academy early on Thursday, killing and wounding several officers. Authorities said some of the victims were critically...

UN, Nigeria Set Template For Tracking Of Weapons

16 hours ago /
Nation 

The United Nations and Nigerian security agencies are brainstorming on ways to ensure the protection of weapons acquired to carry out security operations for the country. Speakers at a workshop in Abuja on the validation of a standard operating and administrative procedure document said in the face of numerous challenges confronting...

Court Orders Arrest Of Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

17 hours ago /
Nation 

An Abuja High Court has  issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the chief executive officer of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe and two others. The order by justice Othman Musa is to compel Wigwe  to appear in court  and answer to a charge of willful disobedience preferred against him by the independent corrupt practices and other...

Murder Case: A Family Affair

17 hours ago /
Nation 

A woman, alleged to have killed her Husband Maryam Sanda has been arraigned along with her mother Maimuna Sanda, her brother Aliyu Sanda and one Sadiya Aminu. They are standing trial on a two count charge of culpable homicide before an Abuja High Court and tampering with evidence . They pleaded  not guilty to...

Magu Denies Clash Between EFCC And DSS, NIA Operatives

17 hours ago /
Security 

The acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says his men never engaged in any “dirty fight” with officials of the department of state security, and the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, over the planned arrest of former director general of both agencies. Magu said this as he testified before...

Federer Voted BBC Overseas Sports Personality Of The Year

17 hours ago /
Sports  

Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam titles. The Swiss, 36, returned from six months out with knee trouble to win the Australian Open before picking up...

Court To Hear Maina’s Suit Against EFCC On January 15

18 hours ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna state will on January 15, 2018, hear a suit brought before it by the embattled former chairman of the pension reform task team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, seeking to quash the EFCC act of 2004, on the premise that the act is illegal and...

2018 Budget: Senate Committee Faults Allocation By Power Parastatal

18 hours ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power, has condemned plans by the Rural Electrification Agency, a parastatal in the Ministry of Power to spend N10 billion on solar power projects in nine universities in the six geo-political zone of the country. Committee members raised concerns over the project at a 2018 budget defense...


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