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The Permanent Secretary, Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Aliyu Jada Kabiru Mohammed, told newsmen that the driver of Adamawa United Football Club, who was kidnapped along Benin- Lagos highway, has been released by his abductors. He was abducted by gunmen at about 7:30 pm on Feb. 19, 2021 along Benin-Ore-Lagos while conveying the team for the Week 11 NPFL match against MFM FC of Lagos. Jada who confirmed the release of the driver to the News...

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Candidates engage in war of words as Anambra election draws closer Party battle to win Anambra State in the forthcoming election may have taken a new turn with the latest exchange between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh.   Dr.  Ngige, had referred to  Chief Umeh as “an abandoned property as he answers questions regarding alleged consistent attacks...

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The Niger state government has shut down all boarding schools in four local government areas (LGAs). The affected LGAs are Rafi, Munya, Mariga and Shiroro. The closure of the schools follows the abduction of school children at the Government Science College (GSC), Kagara in the early hours of Wednesday. Governor Sani Bello of the state gave the order at a press conference, called for clam from parents and relatives of the abducted schoolchildren. He called...

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Borno state government has sealed eight offices and guest houses occupied by development partners for not updating their property records in different locations in Maiduguri metropolis. The offices locked include that of International Non-Governmental Organizations and local NGOs. Speaking to newsmen shortly after a Special Enforcement Operation, Executive Secretary Borno Geographic Information Service, BOGIS, Alhaji Adam Bababe said out of the 183 International and local NGOs operating in the state, only 21 are duly registered....

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To ensure compliance with the Executive Order banning the use of tricycles and motorcycles in the night, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Monday night led a security patrol within the state capital to arrest defaulters of the Order. The order which came into effect on Tuesday 2nd February, 2021, in Girei, Yola North and Yola South Local Governments within the hours of 10: pm to 5: am. According to the Executive Order, any person found in a Tricycle...

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The Benue State Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Sunday, said that the state will not welcome armed herdsmen that are fleeing from South-West. Akase state that the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, on several occasions, had said that any cattle owner who wanted to reside in the state must ranch his animals. A report had earlier quoted the Governor’s aide as saying that the herdsmen in the state must be ready to obey the...

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Called on the people to consider the past and the peaceful coexistence that they have enjoyed for many decades. The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday, visited the Shasha area, the scene of Yoruba and Hausa clash in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The Ondo State governor, who was led to the Shasha market by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, appealed to the waring parties to embrace peace and dialogue. Akeredolu was in...

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Authorities of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) say bandits have killed some of its personnel in an ambush in Kaduna State. According to a statement by the NAF spokesman, AVM Ibikunle Daramola that the incident occurred, on Saturday, when the troops of the 271 NAF detachment foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari. The statement read in part “the troops were able to fight...

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“From Akoko Edo to Ibilo, the checkpoints were endless” To curtail the spread of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, on March 30, 2020, President Mohammed Buhari signed the Covid-19 Quarantine Regulation Act which regulates the conditions, time and form of quarantine compliance as well as the surveillance of individuals concerning health control measures. On April 27, Buhari ordered a nationwide dusk-to-dusk curfew and banned all interstate movement, sparing only essential interstate passengers. However, despite the standing...

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Our Regional Correspondent writes on the experience of members of the correspondents’ chapel in Adamawa State when a member tested positive for COVID-19. It was a big relief and celebration time for members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Adamawa state when the result of their blood samples taken for coronavirus test returned negative. The joy wasn’t only for the two members who had contact with the first index...

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