Nigeria

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:06:49 GMT
Scores Killed, Over 50 Houses Razed in Petrol Tanker Explosion in Benue
[This Day] Scores were feared killed and no fewer than 50 houses razed, after a tanker conveying petroleum products exploded at Oshigbudu in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:06:43 GMT
Community Raises Alarm Over Kidnap, Killing of Albinos
[This Day] Residents of Enugwu Ukwu community in Anambra State have raised alarm over the increased kidnapping and killing of albinos in the community.

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:17:23 GMT
Continent's Vaccination Rollout Off to Slow Start
[DW] African countries have been vaccinating their populations against COVID-19 for weeks, but progress has been slow. Supply problems, confusion over vaccination schedules and fears of side effects are causing delays.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:28:54 GMT
Intelligence Failure Compounding Insecurity in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Nigeria's security apparatus is currently overwhelmed with criminals having a field day killing, maiming and extorting victims.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:52:39 GMT
In Lagos, Traffic Robbers Run Amok in Broad Daylight
[Premium Times] According to various reports by the police, over 100 traffic robbers have been nabbed in the state between January and March this year.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:52:34 GMT
Inside the Deadly Herders-Farmers Crises in Ogun, Worsened By 'Compromised' Soldiers
[Premium Times] Bloody clashes between farmers and cattle herders have forced many villagers to flee from Ketu-Yewa in Ogun State to the neighbouring Benin Republic.

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:20:15 GMT
An Agenda for Nation's New Police Chief
[The Conversation Africa] The appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as Nigeria's acting Inspector General of Police on April 6, 2021 brought a kind of closure to calls for reform of the Nigerian security architecture. It was applauded in some quarters.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:00:40 GMT
Police Arrest 15 Suspects Over Criminal Conspiracy
[Vanguard] The Police Command in Kaduna State has arrested 15 suspects for alleged conspiracy, inciting disturbances and cruelty to animals.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:00:36 GMT
Ganduje Rides Power Bike, Inaugurates 25 to Control Traffic
[Vanguard] Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has inaugurated 25 power bikes procured by the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) to control traffic.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:28:59 GMT
Governor Zulum Receives First Jab of Covid-19 Vaccine
[Premium Times] The governor did not take his jab, until about a month after his deputy had his first shot.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:58:24 GMT
Destruction of Farms - We'll Auction Seized Cows, Prosecute Herders - Ondo Govt
[Vanguard] Ondo State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, yesterday, vowed to auction seized cows and prosecute herders who destroy farmlands in the state.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:36 GMT
Governors Propose Monthly Payment to State Judiciaries
[This Day] Abuja -- Governors of the 36 states of the federation have proposed a novel idea to resolve the impasse over the implementation of the constitutional provisions that grant financial autonomy to state judiciaries and legislatures.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:35 GMT
For Alleged Sympathy for Terrorists, PDP Urges Buhari to Remove Pantami
[This Day] Abuja -- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, for his alleged sympathy for terrorist organisations, including the Talib...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:34 GMT
Govt to Recruit More Soldiers to Halt Boko Haram
[This Day] The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd) has said that more soldiers are to be recruited to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:33 GMT
Suspension of Azman Air, Not Punitive, Says NCAA
[This Day] The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, has said the suspension of Azman Air is not punitive but to prevent a possible air crash.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:32 GMT
Army Confers Fellowship On Thisday Editorial Board Member
[This Day] A member of THISDAY Editorial Board, Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, was among the seven individuals that were conferred with the prestigious Fellowship of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) over the weekend.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:31 GMT
NNPC's Operating Revenues Slump By N120.9bn in January
[This Day] Abuja -- The increasing landing cost of petrol and the inability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase ex-depot price have continued to negatively impact on the operations of the corporation, according to latest...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:29 GMT
ACF Condemns Killing of Soldiers, Alleged Military's Reprisal in Benue
[This Day] Kaduna -- The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the killing of soldiers in Benue State and the alleged revenge mission by the Nigeria Army on communities in Konshisha Local Government Area of the state.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:54:26 GMT
Govt's Revenue Falls By 12.8 Percent to N807bn in January - Report
[This Day] The total amount of revenue generated by the federal government in January 2021 was N807.54 billion.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:45:06 GMT
PDP Wins All LG Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats in Rivers Election
[Premium Times] George Omereji, the Chairman of RSIEC and the presiding officer of the concluded election, made the declaration at the commission's secretariat in Port Harcourt.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:45:02 GMT
Zamfara Expends N2.9 Billion On Ramadan Welfare - Commissioner
[Premium Times] "The aim is to help in reducing the hardships being faced by people and to enable them (to) conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness."

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:35:05 GMT
Adesina Urges Govt to Enhance Youth Competitiveness
[This Day] Abuja -- The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on the federal government to embark on bolder measures to enhance the competitiveness of youths in order to match their peers on the global lev...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:30:47 GMT
With Light Rail Mass Transit, Lagos Increases Transportation Choices
[This Day] Grappling with the transportation challenges of Lagos State with a growing population of over 21 million people who depend on an overstretched road network, the perennial problem of gridlock on Lagos roads is yet to abate, leading Governor...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:57:24 GMT
Oil Multinationals Ready to Relocate to Niger Delta, If... - Sylva
[Vanguard] by Nwafor

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:57:23 GMT
Minimum Wage Mirage - Kano Faces Reality
[Vanguard] "We can't pay full March salary over drop in allocation." Malam Muhammad Garba, Kano State Commissioner for Information.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:57:21 GMT
Promoting African Artists Amid Covid-19 With 'Reflect'
[Vanguard] by Lawal Sherifat

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:57:14 GMT
If Democracy Has Failed in Nigeria, Then My Parents Died in Vain - Jamiu Abiola
[Vanguard] On the occasion of his new bilingual Arabic and English book, "Inner Peace During Pandemic Times", Alhaji Jamiu Abiola, the Shettima Rasheed of Borno and son of the late Kudirat and MKO Abiola spoke with VANGUARD about his new book, his wr...

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:34:08 GMT
Boko Haram - President Buhari Happy With Troops Performance - Defence Minister
[Premium Times] The defence minister , who also spoke to newsmen on his visit to assess the fighting spirit of the troops, urged journalists to be patriotic in reporting the military.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:34:08 GMT
PDP Demands Pantami's Sack Over Past Statements On Al-Qaeda, Taliban
[Premium Times] Mr Pantami has admitted making controversial statements supporting the extremist groups but said his views on such groups have changed.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:34:07 GMT
Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Lowest Daily Infections in One Year
[Premium Times] Also, with no new deaths in the past six days, the fatality toll from COVID-19 in Nigeria remains 2,061, according to the NCDC data.

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