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  • Correctional Service did not reduce inmates’ ration in Jos – Official

    Correctional Service did not reduce inmates’ ration in Jos – Official

    The Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service says it has not reduced the quantity and quality of food rations for inmates. Spokesman of the command, Mr. Godfrey Longdiem, stated this in Jos on Saturday while reacting to media reports that inmates at the Jos Custodial Centre protested over a shortage of food on Friday. He added that instead, the…

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  • Concern groups condemn calls for coup, war in Nigeria

    Concerned groups condemn calls for coup, war in Nigeria

    Some concerned groups in Kaduna State have condemned calls by some discontent individuals and groups for coup d’état or war in the country. The groups made the condemnation at a news conference in Kaduna on Saturday. The conference was convened to declare support for President Bola Tinubu, Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna State, and Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Christopher…

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  • Constables recruitment: Police fix dates, venues for CBT in Enugu

    Constables recruitment: Police fix dates, venues for CBT in Enugu

    The Police Command in Enugu State has fixed dates and venues for the JAMB-administered computer-based test (CBT) for general duty applicants in the ongoing 2022 recruitment of police constables.   The Command said the successful applicants shortlisted in the conducted physical and credentials screening had been slated for Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, for the JAMB-administered Computer-Based Test…

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  • Civil Defence Day: Our heroes deserve utmost respect, Air Force Chief

    Civil Defence Day: Our heroes deserve utmost respect, Air Force Chief

    Air Vice Marshal Abiola Amodu, the Commandant of the Air Force Research and Development Centre, Osogbo, says heroes risking their lives to protect the nation deserve the utmost respect and gratitude. Amodu said this while delivering a lecture at the Civil Defense Day celebration and the passing-out parade of new recruits of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense (NSCDC) on…

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  • Chief of Defence Staff pledges to restore glorious days of military in sports

    Chief of Defence Staff pledges to restore glorious days of military in sports

    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, has promised to restore the glorious days of the Nigerian military of winning trophies in international sports competitions. Musa gave the assurance at the closing of the 8th General Assembly of the Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) on Friday in Abuja. He said it was common knowledge that the…

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  • Police parade lawyer over alleged abuse of 10-year-old househelp

    Police parade lawyer over alleged abuse of 10-year-old househelp

    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has paraded Mrs. Adachukwu Okafor, an Anambra-based lawyer who was recently apprehended for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old housekeeper. Okafor presented herself at the police station after she had been declared wanted and a N2 million bounty placed on her for allegedly using a red-hot knife, an electric pressing iron, and other weapons to brutalise the…

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  • Troops recover 110 weapons, arrest 271 suspects over various offences

    Troops recover 110 weapons, arrest 271 suspects over various offences

    Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a special military task force maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have arrested 271 suspects for committing various offences within their areas of responsibility. DCP Terzungwe Iyela, the Deputy Commander of OPSH, presented the suspects and recovered weapons to newsmen on Friday in Jos. Iyela said that troops of…

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  • Nigerian Navy conducts inter-agency simulation against smuggling, oil theft

    Nigerian Navy conducts inter-agency simulation against smuggling, oil theft

    The Nigerian Navy carried out an interagency, anti-smuggling, and oil theft simulation on the Nigerian maritime environment on Friday. The exercise, which was part of the training of officers of Naval Warfare Course Eight at the Naval War College in Calabar, was carried out around Parrot Island on the nation’s waterways. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the…

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  • Anambra among states with high prevalence of drug abuse cases – NDLEA

    Anambra among states with high prevalence of drug abuse cases – NDLEA

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says Anambra State is among the states with the highest prevalence of drug abuse cases in the country. Mr. Daniel Onyishi, Anambra State Commander of the NDLEA, gave this indication when he led officers on a visit to the wife of the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Nonye Soludo, on Friday in Awka. Onyishi…

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  • Police will give priority to safety of schools – I-G

    Police will give priority to safety of schools – I-G

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr. Olukayode Egbetokun, says the police will continue to give priority to the safety and security of schools nationwide. Egbetokun said this in Abuja at the inauguration of a training on safe schools for state coordinators and divisional police officers (DPOs). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event also featured inauguration platforms,…

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  • Badaru tours DICON, restates FG’s commitment to local production of arms, ammunition

    Badaru tours DICON, restates FG’s commitment to local production of arms, ammunition

    The Minister of Defense, Mohammed Badaru, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to the local production of arms and ammunition for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Badaru spoke to Ii Kaduna on Thursday when he toured the facilities of the Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON). He said that the commitment was in line with President Bola Tinubu’s assent to the…

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  • Police investigate killing of PoS Operator in Ebonyi community

    Police investigate killing of PoS Operator in Ebonyi community

    The Police Command in Ebonyi has commenced an investigation into the murder of a Point of Sale (PoS) operator, Mr. Louis Enoshi, at Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. DSP Joshua Ukandu, Command’s Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abakaliki that the incident occurred on Wednesday. He…

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  • Expert urges ECOWAS to deploy diplomatic dexterity to make Mali, B/Faso, Niger return

    Expert urges ECOWAS to deploy diplomatic dexterity to make Mali, B/Faso, Niger return

    Prof. Amadu Sesay, a don, has called on ECOWAS leaders to adopt vigorous diplomatic tactics to convince Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger to return to the bloc. Sesay, the former Head of the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, advised in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. The university teacher, who is…

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  • NGO unveils toll-free line to track violations, religious based abuses across Nigeria

    NGO unveils toll-free line to track violations, religious based abuses across Nigeria

    A non-governmental organization, Search for Common Ground, has unveiled a toll-free line to track incidences of violations and religious-based violence in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the toll-free line “08000002233’” provides a safe and confidential space for reporting violations. The Country Director of Search, Ms. Fatima Abubakar, made this known during…

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  • Tinubu honours Qatar’s invitation, participates in business, economic forum

    Tinubu honours Qatar’s invitation, participates in business, economic forum

    President Bola Tinubu would depart for Qatar on Thursday at the invitation of Sheikh Tamin Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar. Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He said Tinubu would depart Lagos State on the two-day official visit to further strengthen cooperation between…

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  • Borno govt distributes food items to 100,000 vulnerable households

    Borno govt distributes food items to 100,000 vulnerable households

    The Borno government has distributed food items to 100,000 vulnerable families in Maiduguri to mitigate the economic hardship being faced by the people. Gov. Babagana Zulum, who inaugurated the food distribution exercise on Wednesday in Maiduguri, said the beneficiaries were vulnerable families drawn from Maiduguri Metropolitan Council. He said the government considered the beneficiaries because they had not been benefiting…

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  • Senate wants recruitment of more police personnel to combat kidnappings

    Senate wants recruitment of more police personnel to combat kidnappings

    The Senate has called for more recruitment of police personnel to bolster the capacity of the security forces to combat kidnappings and other criminal activities. This followed the adoption of a motion titled Galadimawa kidnap incident response and need to urgently enhance security measures in FCT, Nigeria, sponsored by Sen. Ned Nwoko (PDP-Delta) at plenary on Wednesday. Presenting the motion,…

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