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Gunmen kill policeman, loot station armoury in Aba

Gunmen kill policeman, loot station armoury in Aba • Govt offers N1m bounty for info on perpetrators Gunmen have attacked a police station in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State, killing a guard duty official. It was also learnt that the attackers looted the police armoury, carting away several arms and ammunition, triggering fear of heightened...

Troops recapture Marte from Boko Haram

Troops recapture Marte from Boko Haram Troops have recovered Marte and other adjourning communities in Borno State captured by the Boko Haram terrorists. The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahir, had given marching order to the troops to recapture the town within 48 hours. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima,...

We will fight insecurity hands down, say governors

We will fight insecurity hands down, say governors Governors will fight insecurity with every fibre of their being, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said. The Forum added that the governors would not succumb to those perpetrating insurgency in the country. The Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, spoke on Tuesday in...

Why Plateau rejected RUGA, by Lalong

Why Plateau rejected RUGA, by Lalong •••••• ‘Farmers don’t carry AK-47 in Plateau’ Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has given reasons for the state’s rejection of the Rural Grazing Area Programme (RUGA). The governor spoke on Tuesday on Channels TV breakfast show, “Sunrise Daily” monitored in Jos, the state capital. He said RUGA was a strange concept that...

BREAKING: Many feared killed in Maiduguri explosion

BREAKING: Many feared killed in Maiduguri explosion Many persons were feared dead on Tuesday evening following heavy explosion and gun duel between Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. It is not clear the casualty at the moment but reports indicated the insurgents tried to launch an attack on University of...

Fraudsters pay with paper for N497,000 goods

Fraudsters pay with paper for N497,000 goods A businessman, David Maduka, who sells doors, has narrated how three customers paid him with paper cut to the size of naira notes after purchasing goods worth N497,000 in Agbarho, Ughelli North council area of Delta State. Maduka told The Nation on Monday that the incident happened last Wednesday...

FG to commence return of refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

FG to commence return of refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad Following the presidential directive that all refugees be returned to Nigeria, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), has said it will start bringing back refugees into the country from February 27, 2021. The commission also disclosed it has distributed relief materials...

Drama in Senate as Adeyemi calls Abia Governor ‘drunk’

Drama in Senate as Adeyemi calls Abia Governor ‘drunk’ There was mild drama in the Senate on Tuesday following comment by Senator Smart Adeyemi referring to Abia Governor as a “drunk.” Adeyemi, while contributing to a motion on “Safe School Initiative in Nigeria,” referred to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a “champagne drinking man”. The lawmaker was apparently...

Hon. Ikpea Commend The Leadership Of APC For Membership Revalidation Extension.

Hon. Ikpea Commend The Leadership Of APC For Membership Revalidation Extension. •••••••• Says Party will be Stronger After Membership Registration A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State and a former commissioner for Oil, Gas and Solid Minerals, Edo State, Hon. Joseph Ikpea says The All Progressive Congress (APC), in Edo State and...