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COVID-19: NCDC records 39 new infections in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 39 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total numbers of cases in the country to 167,331. x The NCDC disclosed this on its official...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Zulum wants naval base reopened for farmers’ security

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[FILES] Zulum Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has urged the military to reopen the Baga naval base to secure farmers and fishers in the Lake Chad region. The appeal was made yesterday,...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Buhari inaugurates steering committee on poverty reduction, establishes Private Equity Fund

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS). The committee has Vice-President...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Medical doctor, ex-soldier arrested for dealing in drugged cookies, cocaine

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A medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, has been arrested in Auchi, Edo State, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for allegedly operating an online catering service,...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Army boss Farouk Yahaya gets Senate's confirmation

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya as substantive Chief of Army Staff. x The confirmation came after the consideration of the report of the Joint Committee on...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

NDLEA arrests doctor, ex-soldier for dealing in drugged cookies, cocaine

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The Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged cookies and biscuits. x Its Director, Media...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

NALDA to support farmers in 6 states with tractors

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agriculture The Federal Government through the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) would provide tractors for farmers in six states for 2021 wet season farming to boost food...

Mon Jun 21st, 2021     Read More →

Troops foil terrorists’ attack, neutralise scores in Borno town –spokesman

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Onyema Nwachukwu The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), on Sunday, foiled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents and neutralised scores of the terrorists in...

Mon Jun 21st, 2021     Read More →

Niger senators set to tackle Al-Makura, others for APC chairmanship seat

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Senator Umaru Tanko Al-MakuraAhead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chieftains of the party have remained unrelenting in pushing for the North Central...

Mon Jun 21st, 2021     Read More →

Borno earmarks N88.5m to train 1,050 civil servants

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Borno State Government has earmarked N88.5m for training and re-training of 1,050 civil servants. The training, to begin soon, will extend to December 2021. The Head of Service (HoS), Simon...

Sun Jun 20th, 2021     Read More →

The renovation, reopening of Chibok school

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The reopening of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno, seven years after it was destroyed and 276 school girls ferried away by Boko Haram insurgents, is not as cheery as it...

Sun Jun 20th, 2021     Read More →

Buhari departs Maiduguri after one day visit

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a visit to the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri on June 17, 2021. (Photo by Audu Marte / AFP)President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Maiduguri...

Thu Jun 17th, 2021     Read More →

Buhari to security agencies: Give no breathing space to terrorists, criminals

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President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the military and other security agencies not to give breathing space to terrorists and criminals operating in various parts of the country. The president...

Thu Jun 17th, 2021     Read More →

Buhari arrives Maiduguri for official visit

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri for a one day official visit. x The president, whose visit is to assess security situation in the North East, will address troops at...

Thu Jun 17th, 2021     Read More →

Boko Haram finally confirms Shekau's death, urges loyalty

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(FILES) This file screengrab made on October 2, 2014, from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist...

Thu Jun 17th, 2021     Read More →