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Killers of Catholic priest in Katsina-Ala will be apprehended, Ortom vows

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has assured that the killers of Reverend Father Ferdinand Ngugban of St Paul’s Catholic Church, Aye-Twar village, in Katsina-Ala, will be apprehended. The governor condemned the killing of the Reverend Father by the attackers. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom […]

Paris Club Refund: Firm sue Rivers State over N25 billion debt

The lingering crisis between the Government of Rivers State and a consultancy firm over the Paris Club refund has now taken a legal dimension with a suit by the firm claiming the sum of N25 billion as debt it incurred arising from the transaction. In the suit before a High Court of the Federal Capital […]

Amid recession, World Bank says GDP in Western, Central Africa to grow 2.1% in 2021, 3.0% in 2022

From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The World Bank has projected Real GDP in the Western and Central Africa subregion to grow 2.1% in 2021 and 3.0% in 2022. It pointed out that growth in the Western and Central Africa subregion contracted by 1.1% in 2020, less than projected in October 2020 partly due to a less […]

Easter: Katsina FRSC deploys 537 personnel for special traffic duty

From Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Katsina State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 400 of its officers and men alongside 137 special marshals to man strategic locations and routes across the area for the Easter period. Tagged, “Easter Special Patrol,” the Katsina FRSC Sector Commander, Ali Sule Tanimu, explained that […]

Foreign trips: Over 3000 Nigerians evacuated in two months – FG receives 418 returnees from Saudi Arabia

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has successfully evacuated over 3000 Nigerians to the country. This was even as the government received 418 Nigerian returnees from the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The repatriated Nigerians, according to the Director, Consular and Legal Department, Ministry […]

Kaduna: Bandits kill 8, injure 4 in three LGAs

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna No fewer than eight persons have been killed by bandits, injured four in fresh attacks on Wednesday, spanning Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State. A statement by the Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, “Eight people have been killed, and four injured by […]

Bauchi community torture, burn man to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad as mother watched helplessly

Irate youths backed by leaders in Sade community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State have burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. SaharaReporters learnt that Mai Ruwa was dragged away from his house on Tuesday in the presence of his mother and burnt to […]

NAF begins airlift of COVID-19 relief materials to 14 West African countries

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to 14 member-states in response to the spread of the second wave of the pandemic. The medical relief materials were donated with the support of donor partners […]

…Gov Umahi fumes as herders kill scores in 4 Ebonyi communities

From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki and Jude Chinedu, Enugu Over 50 villagers including women and children were feared killed on Monday by suspected herdsmen in Egedege, Obegu and Amazu in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and Umuhu community in Isiuzo Local Government Area of neighbouring Enugu State. Many others sustained various degrees of injuries […]

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