Saturday, May 8, 2021
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.

Shiite protesters stab police officer to death in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command said one of its officers, Ezekiel Adama, was stabbed to death during the Friday violent protest by members of the disbanded Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, in Abuja.

Nigerian govt to establish 20 more marriage registries – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola says he has approved the establishment of 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country.

JUST IN: IPOB militants kill 6 policemen, raze down station in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have reportedly killed six policemen in Ini local government area of Akwa Ibom state.


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Police say gunmen killed 7 officers, carted away 5 rifles in Rivers

Gunmen have attacked two police stations and checkpoints in Port Harcourt on Friday and killed seven police officers in the process. In a statement issued...

Oyo LG workers dedicate Supreme Court victory to Late Ajimobi

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Oyo State Chapter, has dedicated its victory at the Supreme Court to the late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Jigawa govt donates Hilux vans to police, ICPC

The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has donated three Toyota Hilux vans to the Police Command in the state and the Kano/Jigawa Zonal Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC.

Vigilante who killed police officer arrested in Osun

The Police Command in Osun on Friday said that it had arrested a local vigilante for allegedly shooting dead one of its officers, PC Akinsanya Akingbade, attached to the Olu of Ileogbo in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.

Bird flu: Bauchi govt kills about 27,000 birds

Samaila Burga, Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, said the Bauchi government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the State.



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