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Ondo State Government, yesterday, suspended the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, in the state, as a result of the recent leadership crisis in the two unions. The Governor directed all NURTW and RTEAN members are to immediately vacate all motor parks across  the 18 […]

Seven kidnapped victims, including three minors, have regained freedom in Zamfara State. The minors are said to be between the ages of ten months and two years and have been in captivity for three and a half months. The victims were rescued from the bandits’ camp where the 279 abducted Jangebe school girls were taken […]

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a  viral video-clip of a renowned  Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi alleging non-Muslim soldiers were responsible for the attacks against bandits. A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the Nigerian Army as national institution   does not deploy its troops along ethnic or religious […]

President Muhammadu Buhari says the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway route will reactivate economic activity along the Eastern corridor, which have been greatly affected by insecurity. President Buhari said this on Tuesday at the virtual ground-breaking ceremony of the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt– Maiduguri Eastern Narrow Gauge railway project, Bonny Deep […]

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has taken his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first to receive its first batch of the vaccines among the comity of states in the country. The governor took the first jab of the vaccine at the Governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. His deputy, […]

An unspecified number of bandits have been killed by villagers around Kutigi town, the Headquarters of Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State. A combined team of vigilante groups, local hunters and volunteers succeeded in neutralizing attempts by the gunmen to invade some communities. Three members of the combined team lost their lives in the […]

Members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria say they are ready to confront bandits in their hideouts in the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State. The Chairman of the Vigilante Group, Hashimu Kotonkoro made this declaration, during a meeting with stakeholders, including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, at Kasuwar Garba. Mariga Local Government […]

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on the federal and state governments to make conscious efforts at balance the religious divide in the country. CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle made the call at the dedication of the Kogi State Government House Chapel held in Lokoja. Reverend Ayokunle described  the building of the chapel […]

Nigeria’s Cocoa Research Institute says it will disburse five million cocoa seedlings to farmers in 2021. Board chairman, of the Institute Abdulahi Ja’o, who disclosed this to newsmen during a meeting of board Chairmen of all Agricultural Research Institutes in Abuja said Nigeria is heading towards cocoa revolution. In 2020, Cocoa Research Institute distributed 10 […]

Nigeria’s Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has called on Imo People to join hands with government in rebuilding the state to greater heights. The Former president was on a private visit, but stopped over to felicitate with the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma. While at the government house, Owerri, Jonathan described the security unrest in the country […]


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