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The Senate on Wednesday reached a resolution asking the Federal Government to embark on an urgent review of the Indigenization Act, other extant laws and policies to protect Nigerian retail traders against the growing influx of foreign retailers (especially Chinese, Indian and Lebanese) retailers in the Nigerian retail sector. The upper legislative chamber arrived at […]

Gunmen have kidnapped three people in the Maguga community of Bassa/Kukoki Ward in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The abducted people, two males and a female, had gone to their village for foodstuff and for other daily needs. The well-armed bandits intercepted them and took them to  unknown destination. A member of the […]

As the ongoing strike action by parliamentary staff paralyses activities in state houses of Assembly over non-implementation of financial autonomy, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has thrown his weight behind agitations for electoral, financial, and administrative autonomy also in local government councils of Nigeria. The Speaker, who was a guest at a function […]

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS. Nababa was confirmed, after consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Interior. Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee on Interior, Kashim Shettima, said there was no petition or incriminating report against the nominee, adding […]

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has asked the Department of State Services and the Police to investigate last weekend’s attack on Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and the claims of responsibility and threat allegedly attributed to the Fulani national movement. During Tuesday’s plenary, the lawmakers also called on Nigerians to be law-abiding and keep faith in […]

The military operation known as Operation Whirl Stroke, says it has intensified surveillance in areas considered to be security flash-points in Benue State, Commander of the Operation, Adeyemi Yekini disclosed this when he visited the scene of last Saturday’s attack on Governor Samuel Ortom by suspected militia herdsmen. Yekini said the patrol would help check […]

The Katsina State government has directed the reopening of all female boarding secondary schools across the state, from Wednesday, March 24. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Professor Badamasi Lawal said the schools are to operate based on the day-school system, adding that the girls are to go to schools close to their locations […]

Men of the Nigeria Police Force “Operation Puff Adder II” and hunters have dislodged criminals from their hideouts at Lamurde Hill and the National Park communities, connecting part of the Cameroun Republic and the southern part of Adamawa State. A total of nine Camerounian military camouflage , a Cameroun National Flag and motorcycles, were among […]

The Zamfara State government has confirmed an attack by some bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau Local Government of the state. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, said Governor Bello Matawalle is saddened and disturbed by the dastardly act. It strongly condemned the […]

The Aare- Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams have called on the entire Yoruba nation to put aside their individual differences and unite in order to tackle the common problems bedeviling the South West region of Nigeria. Gani Adams made this public during the PAN Yoruba congress held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, Wednesday. […]

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