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Former Chief Of Defence Staff General Dogonyaro, Dies At Age 80, Nigerians Mourn

Security

Prominent Nigerians including the President Muhammadu Buhari have commiserated with the family of former Chief of Defence Staff, Joshua Dogonyaro, Mr Dogonyaro, a retired Lieutenant General from Plateau State died on Thursday at age 80. According to a family source the former general has been sick for some time until yesterday Thursday he had a stroke and was rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), he, unfortunately, passed on around 3.00 am. The source described his untimely death as a rude shock to the family, who will sorely miss him.

NEMA Begins Distribution Of Relief Material In Niger State

Security

The National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) has revealed today Thursday that it has kicked off the direct distribution of relief materials to 24, 925 households of displaced persons affected by the banditry in the state.

President Buhari, Senate President, Others Observed Eid Prayer At Aso Villa

Religion

The president and other top politicians in the person of the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other Muslim faithful conducted the Eid prayers at the Presidential Villa today Thursday.

Assailants Attack NDLEA Office In Abia

Crime Watch

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia State has lost part of its office at Amaekpu in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state to unknown assailants who damaged a large portion of the office. The midnight attack took place at 3 am on Tuesday, NDLEA Abia commander, Dele Akingbade confirmed to NAN in Umuahia. Mr. Akingbade blamed the attack on hoodlums, adding that only a section of the office complex was set ablaze. However, he noted that the office was not razed down, no life was lost and only minimal damage was done to the building. “The attackers came in around 3 am Tuesday morning, looking for seized drugs, ammunition, and intention to free suspects in NDLEA custody,” he said.

Truck Load Of Live Ammunitions Discovered In Anambra

Crime Watch

There was apprehension in Onitsha commercial city of Anambra State, on Sunday after a lorry, Mercedes 911 model fell and spilled its content of cartons of live ammunition on the road along Awka Road area of the town. The discovery of the truck attracted heavy security presence who besieged the area and Shoprite axis of the city to scare away perceived invaders and maintain calm. A source at the scene who sought anonymity revealed that some boys around the area scooped some of the ammunition and ran away before security operatives arrived at the scene. It was gathered that the conductor of the said truck fled the scene after the incident, although another source revealed that the driver was arrested by the police.

Remaining Abducted Students Of Forestry Mechanisation College Afaka Regain Freedom

Crime Watch

The remaining 27 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State have reportedly regained their freedom after they spent about 54 days in captivity. Mr. Abdullahi Usman, the Chairman of the Parents’ Committee, confirmed the release of the students by bandits on Wednesday in Kaduna. Usman, who said the news was “a big relief to parents”, who have been “emotionally traumatised” since the incident took place, explained that the victims were released some minutes past 4 pm around the Kidanda area in Giwa Local Government Area of the state, and were on their way back to the state capital.

US: Nigerian Students' Visa Applications To Be Prioritized

Education

The United States (US) Mission in Nigeria has announced that it would prioritize visa applications by Nigerians planning to resume academic studies in the US by September 2021. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday titled, "US Announces Priority Appointments for Student Visa Applicants." The document which was signed by the US Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller read in part: "As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and customers, processing student visas remains a high priority for the US Mission in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Unity Cannot Be Trivialised ― NYSC DG

Education

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Friday, said despite the challenges facing the nation, the unity of Nigeria should not be trivialized. Ibrahim, who spoke during a two-day training program for corps members on citizenship, conflict resolution, and nation-building by Lux Terra Network and Advocacy Group in Abuja, however, noted that poor governance was the bane of any society.

JAMB Halts Use Of Email For UTME, Direct Entry Registration

Education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that it will no longer require the use of email for the processing of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registrations. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar made the announcement while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, saying the development will take effect from Thursday, April 15, 2021. He added that email addresses will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration by candidates to access their profile as well as information on the examination during or after the UTME exercise.

Former Chief Of Defence Staff General Dogonyaro, Dies At Age 80, Nigerians Mourn

Security

Prominent Nigerians including the President Muhammadu Buhari have commiserated with the family of former Chief of Defence Staff, Joshua Dogonyaro, Mr Dogonyaro, a retired Lieutenant General from Plateau State died on Thursday at age 80. According to a family source the former general has been sick for some time until yesterday Thursday he had a stroke and was rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), he, unfortunately, passed on around 3.00 am. The source described his untimely death as a rude shock to the family, who will sorely miss him.

NEMA Begins Distribution Of Relief Material In Niger State

Security

The National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) has revealed today Thursday that it has kicked off the direct distribution of relief materials to 24, 925 households of displaced persons affected by the banditry in the state.

INSECURITY: Southern Governors Reiterate Ban On Open Grazing

Security

As bandits and other criminal elements continue to perpetrate senseless attacks on soft attacks in some parts of Nigeria Southern governors, operating under the aegis of Southern Governors Forum, held a closed-door meeting in Asaba, Delta state on Wednesday. Of the 17 southern states, 13 governors were in attendance at the meeting. They are Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Willy Obiano (Anambra), Douye Diri (Bayelsa), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo). After individual attempts to address the threat of open grazing in Southern states, the Forum of Southern Governors in one voice, yesterday, announced a ban on open grazing in all the 17 Southern states. They recommended that the Federal Government should support willing states to develop alternative and modern livestock management systems.

President Buhari, Senate President, Others Observed Eid Prayer At Aso Villa

Religion

The president and other top politicians in the person of the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other Muslim faithful conducted the Eid prayers at the Presidential Villa today Thursday.

SALLAH CELEBRATION: President Buhari Calls For Joint Prayers, Unity

Religion

As Muslim Faithfuls across the world are preparing to celebrate Eid Al Fitr President Muhammadu Buhari, sends his best wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims. In a message signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Mr. President on Twitter, President Buhari urges Nigerians to sustain all COVID-19 prevention measures even as the celebration gets underway. President Buhari says: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood, and love amongst all.“Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims, and Christians are imperative especially at a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.

Eid-Il-Fitr: FG Declares Wednesday, Thursday Public Holidays

Religion

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021 as public holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid-il-Fitr celebration, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore said. In a statement issued on Monday, Belgore on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement in Abuja, urging the Muslim faithful to pray for peace, stability, and economic transformation in the country.

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