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Army, DSS arrest notorious gang leader in Taraba State hideout

A suspected militant leader in Benue State, Kefas Aondofa popularly known as Azonto has reportedly been arrested by joint security operatives. Azonto is the second in command to the late militant warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana, who was killed by the military over a year ago on his way to receive a second…
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Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final

Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final | AIT LIVE Nigeria’s National Female C team, D’Tigress will face Mali in the final of the 2021 Women Afrobasket. The Nigerian side qualified for the finals after beating Senegal 73-63 in the semi-final match. Also Read: D’Tigress in Yaounde for Afrobasket 2021 title (Editor: Terverr Tyav) No…
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Breaking: Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final

Breaking: Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final | AIT LIVE Nigeria’s National Female C team, D’Tigress will face Mali in the final of the 2021 Women Afrobasket. The Nigerian side qualified for the finals after beating Senegal 73-63 in the semi-final match. Also Read: D’Tigress in Yaounde for Afrobasket 2021 title (Editor: Terverr Tyav)…
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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from taking NECO, WAEC

The Federal Government has banned secondary school students, that were not in terminal classes from applying and sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, NECO, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, across the country. In a statement by the Director Press, Ministry of education, Ben Goong,…
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Just in: FG bans SS1, SS2 students from taking NECO, WAEC

The Federal Government has banned secondary school students, that were not in terminal classes from applying and sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, NECO, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, across the country. In a statement by the Director Press, Ministry of education, Ben Goong,…
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UN Secretary-General commends President Buhari

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for his leadership roles in Africa as well as the stabilization of the West African sub-region. The Secretary-General spoke in a meeting with the Nigerian President, at the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.…
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Protesting trailer drivers block all roads leading into Bida Town

Protesting trailer drivers block all roads leading into Bida Town | AIT LIVE Trailer drivers have blocked major roads leading into Bida town in Niger state. The protest was to allow the drivers with their heavy vehicles, to ply the Minna-Bida road still under construction. Also Read: Trucks and trailers block Kaduna eastern byepass by…
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Bridges destroyed by Boko haram in Michika, Adamawa State Reconstructed

One of bridges at Kudzum, Dilchim and Wuro Ngayandi, in Madagali Local Government, blown up by the Bokoharam insurgents at the peak of the insurgency, to slow down the advancement of the Nigerian military, towards their hideout in Adamawa State twelve years ago, has been reconstructed. The bridges were destroyed at the peak of the…
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Osinbajo commissions 21 story Dakkada Tower, commends Gov. Udom for developmental vision

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commended the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, for his unwavering commitment to the development of the state. Osinbajo was in Akwa Ibom for the third time in six years and to celebrate the 34 years of the creation of State. Also Read: No Nigerian child will be…
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Anambra police meet stakeholders sue for peaceful November governorship election

Police in Anambra State, South East Nigeria, say they working towards achieving a violent free election in the November 6, 2021 governorship contests. The Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu at separate meetings with the representatives of political parties, as well as the Farmers and Herders Committee, appealed for more support from key players in order…
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Women inter-faith Council harps on security in Nigeria at Kaduna peace rally

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Matthew Ndagoso, says the much-desired peace and security in the country cannot be treated with kids gloves, if the country is to achieve stability. The Catholic Archbishop said this, during the peace rally of the Women Inter-faith Council, in Kaduna. Also Read: Bandits kill Reverend, 12 others, displace many…
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Ekiti raises alarm over possible outbreak of cholera

The Ekiti State government, has raised an alarm, over the discovery of five suspected cases of cholera in the Moba Local Government Area of the state, thereby making the state prone to a possible outbreak of the killer disease. In a statement in Ado Ekiti, on Friday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said…
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Zamfara Police warn cyber cafe operators on illegally network installation

The Police in Zamfara State, have warned cyber cafe operators, against the installation of illegal networks, which criminal elements can use to communicate messages, that would threaten the security and safety of the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, gave the warning while parading 7 suspected criminals for different offences. Also Read: Zamfara…
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Vice-chairman Senate Committee on Customs, calls for the resignation of Customs boss

The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Senator Francis Fadaunsi, has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS), Colonel Hammed Ali ( Rtd), over alleged failure to combat smuggling and generate enough revenue for the country. Fadaunsi made the call while fielding questions from journalists in his office on Friday.…
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Army set to probe female officer dehumanizing NYSC member in video

The Nigerian Army has set up a probe panel to investigate a female officer who in a video was seen dehumanizing a member of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC), in Calabar, Cross River State A statement by the spokesman, Brigadier-general Onyema Nwachukwu said, it is not only condemnable but unprofessional and against established precepts…
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Nyanya traders count losses following demolition of business premises

Traders at the Nyanya “PANTAKER” market are counting their losses following the demolition of their business premises by authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA. The FCTA authorities who defied Wednesday’s heavy rain to embark on the demolition said the place is a hideout for criminals. The affected traders said, goods worth millions of…
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Alleged Fraud: Groups fire back at PDP over call for Emefiele resignation

The PDP Youth Movement, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties and the Oduduwa Youth Assembly have accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of trying to divert attention from what it described as the leadership incompetence in the party. The groups in separate statements signed by their Publicity Secretaries noted that the Governor of the Central Bank,…
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Nigeria qualifies for the semi-final of women’s afrobasket, Cameroon 2021

Nigeria has qualified for the semi-final of the Women’s Afrobasket, Cameroon 2021. D’tigress defeated their Cote D’Ivoire counterparts 72-56 in the first quarter-final on Thursday in Yaounde. Also Read: Women’s Afrobasket 2021: Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire face off in quarter final They did the job in the first half, opening a 16 point lead in the…
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Alleged fraud: PDP demands resignation, investigation of CBN Governor Emefiele

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wants the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the Governor of this Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, over the alleged pillaging of the nation’s vaults under his watch. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan, while briefing Newsmen in Abuja, insisted that the tenure of the…
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Angry youths block Calabar-Itu Federal Highway, demand road construction

Angry youths have blocked the Akwa Ibom axis of the Calabar-Itu Federal Highway and are demanding the construction of the road which has been awarded on several occasions by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. They are also demanding to know the details of the contract of the 26-kilometre road which connects Akwa Ibom and the…
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Niger University Crisis: State Assembly members join students to protest hike in fees

Some members of the Niger State House of Assembly, have joined aggrieved students of the state government’s university, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who protested over recent hike in school fees. The assembly’s Minority Leader and Member Representing Agwara Constituency, Bello Agwara, explained that he decided to join the students in solidarity, being a post-graduate student of…
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Police Welfare: Nasarawa Police present cheques to families of deceased officers

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, has presented cheques worth Twenty two million, Seven hundred and Twenty six thousand, Nine hundred and Eighty three kobo (22.7M) on behalf of the Inspector General of Police to the families of deceased Police officers; urge the families to make good use of the money. The Police…
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VAT Collection: Deltans against Governor’s stance with southern counterparts

A cross-section of residents in Delta state are already questioning the rationale behind the state governor’s decision to align with his southern counterparts over the value added tax collection controversy. Those who spoke to ait.live in Warri, express concerns saying that the state currently receives more from the federal government than what it generates as…
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BREAKING: Youths block Calabar-Itu Highway

BREAKING: Youths block Calabar-Itu Highway | AIT LIVE Youths have blocked the Akwa Ibom axis of the Calabar-Itu federal highway and are demanding for the construction of the road which has been awarded on several occasions by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Also Read: Zamfara Security: Suspected bandits abduct 5 students in fresh attack The blockade…
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BREAKING: Youths block Calabar-Itu Highway

BREAKING: Youths block Calabar-Itu Highway | AIT LIVE Youths have blocked the Akwa Ibom axis of the Calabar-Itu federal highway and are demanding for the construction of the road which has been awarded on several occasions by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Also Read: Zamfara Security: Suspected bandits abduct 5 students in fresh attack The blockade…
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Venezuela calls for economic ties with Nigeria

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has called for economic ties with Nigeria, particularly in the area of oil production. The development took place during a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Félix Plasencia, on the sidelines of the United Nations General…
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Plateau Security: Clergyman commiserates with Yelwan Gandam community over recent attack

Plateau Security: Clergyman commiserates with Yelwan Gandam community over recent attack | AIT LIVE Lasting peace can be achieved in the country if it is hinged on justice, equity and fairness. This was said by the president of the Evangelical Church Winning All ECWA when he visited Yelwan Zangam to commiserate with the community over…
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Women’s Afrobasket 2021: Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire face off in quarter final

Women’s Afrobasket 2021: Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire face off in quarter final | AIT LIVE Defending champions, Nigeria will face Cote D’Ivoire on Thursday for a place in the semi final of the women’s afrobasket 2021 Cote D’Ivoire defeated Guinea in the quarter final play offs 81-50 to advance to the semi final setting up a…
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Katsina Chief Judge assures residents of speedy dispensation of Justice

The Chief Judge of Katsina State, Justice Musa Danladi says, the state has reviewed and domesticated its administration of criminal justice, as he lamented that the country, is battling with an archaic judicial system, despite the geometrical rise in criminal cases across the nation. Danladi while speaking exclusively to AIT News said, the state government…
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Cross River Juduciary: Governor Ayade makes case for alternative dispute resolution

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has appealed to judicial officers in the state to embrace Alternative Dispute Resolution in the administration of justice system in the state. Ayade made the appeal during a prayer service to mark the beginning of a new legal year for the state judicial officers. Also Read: U.S. Conducts…
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U.S. Conducts Senior Leaders’ Seminar for Nigerian Air Force

The United States Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), has conducted a Senior Leaders’ Seminar in Nigeria From September 13 through September 17. The training course, the first of its kind is designed to introduce Nigerian Air Force commanders to advanced topics in operational decision making, including a focus on improving civilian harm mitigation…
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Kogi NSCDC arrests suspected vandals

The Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has arrested two suspects involved in vandalization of electrical cables and fittings at the Federal University, Lokoja. State Commandant of the NSCDC, Suleiman Mafara who paraded the suspects at the state command said the other suspects have been impersonating the Abuja electricity…
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Ganduje Mourns Late Emir

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has received with immense sadness and deep feeling, the news of the passing away of the Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the governor observed that despite his ailing condition, the monarch’s uncommon leadership qualities earned him respect as…
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North East Development Commission flags off construction of 500 housing units in Yola

Data gathered by the North East Development Commission, NEDC, reveals that before the activities of Boko Haram insurgents, houses in the North East were about four million, out of which, five hundred houses and commercial structures have been destroyed or damaged by activities of the insurgents. To fulfil one of its core mandates of rehabilitating,…
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Tackling Insecurity in Schools: FG sues for support from parents

The Federal Government is appealing to parents and community leaders to support government in it’s effort to tackle the dangers posed to school students by evolving strategies that can curtail activities of bandits and kidnappers who target schools. The minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this in a message delivered in Lafia the state capital…
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Ending domestic violence: Governor Diri inaugurates Gender Response Initiative Team

As part of efforts to halt increased cases of domestic violence, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the state’s Gender Response Initiative Team, GRIT. The inauguration took place at the government house, Yenagoa with Governor Diri charging the 18-member committee to harmonize with other relevant agencies to tackle the menace holistically as…
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Borno PDP suspends former gubernatorial candidate, former Chairman

The Borno State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections, Mohammed Alkali Imam. Also suspended is the former PDP Chairman in the state, Zanna Gadama Mustapha. Also Read: PDP faction in Katsina State accuses Chairman of rejecting reconciliation moves They were said to have…
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Zamfara Security: Suspected bandits abduct 5 students in fresh attack

Five students have been reportedly abducted by suspected bandits few hours after writing their West African Examinations Council, WAEC, in a fresh attack on Shinkafi Area of Zamfara State. The students, according to local sources, consists of three males and two females. Also Read: Lagos Prince, 1 other jailed in Ilorin for cybercrime A resident…
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Abia Gov calls for decisive action against illegal migration

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, wants the Nigeria Immigration Service to take proactive action against illegal migrants whose activities have become a problem for the State. Governor Ikpeazu who received a delegation of the Service led by the Deputy Comptroller General, Anthonia Opara at Government House Umuahia said the illegal migrants, especially from Chad and…
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House of Reps receives 2022-2024 MTEF report

House of Reps receives 2022-2024 MTEF report | AIT LIVE Nigeria’s House of Representatives has received the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) report for 2022 to 2024. The Chairman, House Committee on Finance, James Faleke submitted the report to the House at Wednesday’s plenary. Also Read: Minister counts the cost of…
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Lagos Prince, 1 other jailed in Ilorin for cybercrime

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin jailed one Oyekan Abdulbaqqi Adedoyin for six months. Oyekan who claims to be a prince from Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State, was accused of offences bordering on cybercrime.The news was contained in a press release made available to Journalists in Ilorin…
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Emir of Gaya is dead

Emir of Gaya is dead | AIT LIVE The Emir of Gaya in Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim AbdulKadri, is dead. A source at the emirate confirmed the death of the late monarch. The late Emir was enthroned in 2019 after the creation of Gaya Emirate , among the four emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje…
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Minister counts the cost of recent fire incidents

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola says the country has lost property worth 30 trillion Naira in the second quarter of 2021. He, however, said the upgrade in the Federal Fire Service has saved property worth 15 trillion naira in the country within the said period. Also Read: Davido loses personal Photographer The Minister disclosed…
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Kogi flooding: Gov Bello gets data collection training underway

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has flagged off the training on data collection in flood prone communities in Kogi State by the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission. Governor Bello, who declared the training open at Government House Lokoja, wants said participants must make judicious use of the opportunity to be part of the solution…
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Katsina Gov says many bandits dislodged in ongoing onslaught

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, bandits in around 150 camps existing in the forests of the State are being dislodged by the ongoing onslaught against them. Masari said this when he was received Minister Of Information And Culture, Lai Muhammed, on a one-day interactive session with the government and key security sector players in the…
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Borno Gov suspends state-owned polytechnic management after surprise visit

The entire management of the Borno State-owned Ramat Polytechnic in Maiduguri has been suspended for six months.  This follows a surprise visit by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum who expressed shock at the discovery that the laboratories were out of use covered with cobwebs and rodents roaming freely. Governor Zulum immediately assessed all infrastructure and learning…
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Bayelsa Police catch suspected ritualist ‘in the act’

Bayelsa Police catch suspected ritualist ‘in the act’ | AIT LIVE The Police in Bayelsa state have arrested a suspected ritualist, Sunday Favour Ojo who was on the verge of slitting the throat of a female undergraduate of the Niger Delta University, Deborah Emafridom. The murder attempt was foiled by the police in collaboration with…
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Kingship Tussle: Governor Bello redeploys Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development to Chieftaincy Affairs

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has approved the redeployment of the Commissioner For Youths and Sports Development, Emmanuel Umar, to oversee the affairs of the Ministry For Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, temporarily. This is one of the requests, presented before the Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello, in a petition by the…
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Ghana and W.E.B Du Bois sign agreement to construct multi-million Dollar Musuem

President of Ghana, Nàna Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has heralded plans to construct a state-of-the-art museum complex honoring the legacy of world-renown black intellectual and civil rights pioneer Dr. W.E.B Du Bois as an important symbolic monument.  “The museum will provide in Ghana, yet another important monument to the collective struggle of the African peoples to…
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President Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support to Burundi

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support to the Government and People of Republic of Burundi. President Buhari stated this on Tuesday during a meeting with Burundi President on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, United States of America. The President said “We will be proactive, and…
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Davido loses personal Photographer

Davido loses personal Photographer | AIT LIVE Nigerian singer, Davido, has lost his personal photographer, Fortunate Umunname popularly called “fortune shotz”. According to reports he died this Tuesday after drowning in a yet to be disclosed location in Lagos state. This will be the 3rd member of Davido’s team that has died in the past…
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Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria, Denmark reiterate effort to fight piracy, deepens economic ties with Bolivia

The Nigerian Government and Denmark have put machinery in motion to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The renewed effort was unfolded during a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Foreign Minister of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod, on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York,…
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Sharon bus conveying Corp members involved in fatal accident in Nasarawa State

A Sharon bus conveying Batch B stream 2 corps members shortly after their passing out parade, knocked down a little girl from Sabo village in Keffi Local Government Area of the state about two hundred metres away from the NYSC orientation camp before somersaulting. The NYSC Corp members were heading to their place of primary…
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Ministry of Agric. advice farmers to buy quality fertilizer

Farmers in Kano State have been advised to look out for quality as they make purchases of fertilizers during the farming season. The advice is coming on the backdrop of the implementation of the national fertilizer (control) act 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Speaking during a meeting between the Ministry…
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Federal Govt. projects in Nasarawa State to be completed soon-Fashola

The Federal Government says the major Federal government roads and other projects sited in Nasarawa State will soon be completed. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said this while on an assessment tour of some major federal government projects located in Nasarawa state. This will come as a relief for the residents in…
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UNODC, Bayelsa Govt chart course in Niger Delta Region, Gulf of Guinea Security

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has proposed a Gulf of Guinea security summit to identify remote causes of the increased maritime crime and draw a roadmap that could ensure sustainable peace in the area. The Governor who stated this at a workshop aimed at developing a community-based crime preventive strategy said a Gulf of…
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ICPC araigns retired Immigration officer for certificate forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has arraigned a retired Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Imam Aminu, for alleged forgery of academic certificates. In a statement, The Commission, in a 4-count charge brought before Justice A.O. Abang of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court 18, sitting in…
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Supreme Court fixes Nov.1 to hear suit on Rivers, Imo tussle for 17 Oil Wells

The Supreme Court in Abuja has shifted the legal battle by Rivers and Imo states on ownership of 17 rich oil wells in their territories to November 1, 2021 for definite hearing. Justice Kudirat Kekere – Ekun set the stage for determination of the suit instituted by Rivers State against its Imo state counterpart shortly…
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Ebonyi State Governor renews demand for South East development commission

Ebonyi State Governor renews demand for South East development commission | AIT LIVE Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi on Tuesday, renewed earlier agitations for the establishment of South East Development Commission by the Federal government. Umahi was speaking in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital at the inauguration of new executives of the South-East Traditional Rulers…
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Retired Police officers protest against contributory pension scheme in Niger State

Retired Police Officers in Niger State have staged a peaceful protest as part of measures to actualize their exit from the present Contributory Pension Scheme. The Retired Police Officers converged on the Police Officers Mess, from where the protest began and terminated at the Police Headquarters Minna, the Niger State capital. The aggrieved retired Police…
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2023 Presidency: Bugaje, Pat Utomi, Adeniran, others move to rescue Nigeria

Ardent critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and Former member House of Representatives, Usman Bugaje has forged a new alliance with a few other prominent Nigerian politicians ahead of 2023 general elections to rescue Nigeria from a “rudderless and inept current leadership. In 2016, Bugaje turned down Buhari’s offer of Ambassadorial appointment and has consistently criticized…
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Senate proposes life imprisonment for kidnappers

The Senate on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill which proposes life imprisonment as punitive measures for kidnapping in the country. The bill tagged Abduction, Wrongful Restraint And Confinement Bill 2021 also recommends a jail term of 30 years for recipients of Proceeds of acts of kidnapping According to the sponsor of the bill…
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Senator Sani, others identify dialogue and end to poor governance as pathways to peace

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Peace, Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna State and some human rights activists have advocated for say dialogue so as to keep Nigeria as one indivisible entity They made this known at an event organized to celebrate the world peace day…
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2021 all Nigeria Editors’ conference excites corporate organisations, security agencies

A few weeks to the 17th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, many corporate organisations and security agencies, including, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Globacom, Air Peace, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Department of State Security, DSS, and others, have backed the conference. The editors conference, which is the largest gathering of Nigerian…
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Police confirm Death of Student Following Plateau Polytechnic Protest

The Plateau State Police Command on Tuesday, Confirmed that a student of the State Polytechnic who was being treated following the injuries sustained during Monday protest, is dead. The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Gabriel Ubah, who confirmed the development to ait.live in a statement, said the deceased earlier rushed to the hospital for treatment after Injuries…
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Adamawa Police Command Parades Alleged Killers Of Witches

The Police in Adamawa State have arrested twenty-one suspects alleged to be killers of witches, killers of rice buyers and kidnappers. Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu said the suspects were arrested following a collaboration with hardworking hunters and vigilantes The suspects who killed seven persons in connection to witchcraft, spoke in Hausa, saying that the…
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EFCC Arrests 30 Suspected Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ in Ilorin

The operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation at the Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete in Ilorin. This was contained in a press release made available to ait.live in Ilorin by the Head, Media & Publicity of the…
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Federal Government will not succumb to negotiation with Bandits -Lai Mohammed

Federal Government will not succumb to negotiation with Bandits -Lai Mohammed | AIT LIVE The Federal Government says it remains concerned about the issue of Banditry in the country, but will not succumb to negotiating with them as it has become a conduit pipe to milk innocent Citizens of their resources. Read Also : Fighting…
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Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm board of (PRA)

The Senate on Tuesday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of chairman, chief executive, executive Directors, and members of the board of the Nigeria midstream and downstream petroleum regulatory authority, in line with the Petroleum Industry Act 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read President Buhari’s letter on the floor of…
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Taraba Govt partners U.S on HIV eradication

Taraba State and the United States, have embarked on a partnership, to reduce the prevailing rate of HIV in the state to zero tolerance. The new partnership was sealed in Jalingo between Governor Darius Ishaku and the United States Charge de Affairs in Nigeria, Kathleen Fitzgibbon. According to the Taraba State Government, the prevalence rate…
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Senate receives Buhari’s request for EFCC Board Confirmation

The Senate on Tuesday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of appointments of the secretary and Board members, of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read the President’s letter on the floor of the chamber,which constitute one representative from the six Geo-Political Zones. According to…
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Cracks in Oyo PDP as aggrieved top members kick against Gov Makinde

Some aggrieved top members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Oyo State, have passed a vote of no confidence on the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, few days to the upcoming Congress of the party in the state. The meeting held in Ibadan, was attended by top members, who vowed to work against the…
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President Buhari seeks amendment to the signed petroleum industry act

President Buhari seeks amendment to the signed petroleum industry act | AIT LIVE President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking amendments to the recently signed Petroleum Industry Act. In a letter read by the speaker5 of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, the President wants the number of the non…
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Gombe State backs collection of VAT by FIRS, calls for equitable distribution

The Gombe state Internal Revenue Service, has lend it’s support to the Federal Internal Revenue Service, firs, on the controversial collection of the value added tax VAT from states, stating that the present set up would ensure equity. The state internal revenue service, disclosed this while receiving the award as the sixth fastest state in…
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Canada’s Trudeau gets third term in narrow election win

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has narrowly won a snap election, but fell short of the majority need to form a majority government. The Liberal Party won 155 seats, beating the Conservatives to second place with 119 seats. This is the second election in two years and the Trudeau government has had a huge task…
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Benue Govt moves to broker peace again in Ukpute /Bonta crises

The Benue State Government, has again initiated moves to broker peace between the warring communities of Ukpute and Bonta of Oju and Konshisha local councils of the State. State Governor, Samuel Ortom, led other top government functionaries as well as representatives of the areas, to meet with the criticalStakeholders of the two affected communities. The…
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Just In: International Peace Day celebrations

Just In: International Peace Day celebrations | AIT LIVE The Peace corps of Nigeria and 20 non-governmental organisations are marking the 2021 international peace day. They called for stronger unity among Nigerians, to win the war against terrorism, banditry and other challenges confronting the nation. Edited by Tunde Orebiyi. No Result View All Result ©…
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U.S. express concern over unfair trial of its citizen Paul Rusesabagina

The United States, has expressed concern over the conviction of a U.S. lawful permanent resident, Paul Rusesabagina on September 20 by the Rwanda Government. According to a statement from the white house, the reported lack of fair trial calls to question, the fairness of the verdict. Also Read: U.S. calls for stronger ties with Angola…
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U.S. calls for stronger ties with Angola

U.S. calls for stronger ties with Angola | AIT LIVE The United States National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, has met with the Angolan President, João Lourenço, to reinforce the strong bilateral relations between both countries. Sullivan reaffirmed the support in resuming the U.S. – Angola Strategic Dialogue, as the centerpiece of their engagement. Also Read:…
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U.S. mediates in altercation between Somalia’s President and Prime Minister

The United States, has appealed to both Somalia’s President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Roble, to avoid further provocative statements, or actions and to resolve their disagreement over personnel appointments and their respective authorities peacefully. In a statement, the U.S. said this has become necessary, to help complete the electoral process that will help advance the…
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Banditry: Police arrest disabled man for alleged kidnapping

A man living with disability, 22-year-old Buhari Haruna, from Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State, is cooling his heels with the police for allegedly threatening to abduct a victim if the sum of 2 million Naira ransom was not paid. Police spokesman in the state, Superintendent Gambo Isah, while parading the suspect, alongside 9…
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Sarkin Sudan: Contestants call for fresh selection of new Emir

Forty-six contestants for the stool of the Sarkin Sudan of Kwantagora, have called for the cancellation of the selection of the yet to be announced candidate as the new Emir. The selection was conducted on the nineteenth of September, where the Kingmakers made the final selection of a new Emir. Also Read: Sarkin Sudan of…
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Kano Judicial Service suspends Accountant-General over Sharia Court’s missing money

Kano Judicial Service suspends Accountant-General over Sharia Court’s missing money | AIT LIVE The Kano Judicial Service Commission has Suspended the Accountant General and Director of finance of the Kano Upper Sharia Court over missing money. Details later…. Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe No Result View All Result © 2021 AIT – Africa Independent Television This website…
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NNPC records $219.75m crude oil, gas sales in May

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it recorded a total crude oil and gas export sales of $219.75m in May 2021, representing 180.29% increase in sales from the previous month of April 2021.  This is contained in the May 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), According to the report,…
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Covid-19: Buhari joins world leaders to push for global vaccines equity

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will join other world leaders to push for global Covid 19 vaccine equity at the ongoing UN general assembly high-level meetings. Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijanni Muhammad-Bande told Journalists in New York on Monday that the issue of equal access to Vaccines was paramount at the 76th session…
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2023 Presidency: Rochas Okorocha warns APC not to Zone to the North

Former Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha has advised his party, the All Progressives Congress to look towards the South for its next Presidential Candidate and not think of leaving the ticket in the North. Speaking at an engagement with the Nigeria Union of Journalists FCT chapter in Abuja on Monday, Okorocha said any decision…
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Northern Governors mourn Obadiah Mailafia

The Northern Governors Forum has described the untimely death of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya as a great loss to the nation as well as the entire  Northern region. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong said the death of Mailafiya is a sad…
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Kwara Indigenous Contractors suspend President for alleged Fraud

The Association of Indigenous Contractors and Suppliers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has suspended its President, Mashood Atanda Aigoro, for alleged offences bordering on financial improprieties. Also suspended are the Vice President, Bola Geri Alimi and the Secretary, Lukman Abimbola. Also read: LG Congress: APC adopts consensus arrangement in Kwara, Ekiti…
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Kidnapping: Bauchi victim’s Husband narrates ordeal

Four days after the abduction of a pregnant woman in Birshi Fulani in Bauchi State, North-East Nigeria, the victim is yet to regain freedom as her abductors are demanding about forty million Naira ransom. The Husband of the victim, Sirajudeen Abiodun made this known at his residence. Also Read: Bauchi Gov. Bala Mohammed Decries Deteriorating…
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School Resumption: Katsina Pupils call for Security

As both Public and Private schools resume in some parts of the country for the 2021/2022 academic session, Students in Katsina State have again demanded from the government, to effectively and efficiently secure their schools, especially those within the frontline local government areas bedeviled by banditry. These were the views of some students while speaking…
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INEC suspends Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Katsina

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says, it will from September 21, temporarily suspend the 1st Quarter of the Continuous Voters Registration Exercise in Katsina, a process which will last for one week and recommence. The Public Relations Officer of the commission in the state, Buhari Abashe, in a statement said the suspension is to…
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IPOB Sit-at-home: Normalcy returns to business, other activities in Abia

Normal business and other activities have returned to Abia State, South-East Nigeria, after several weeks of forced weekly Monday sit-at-home civil action. Though the proscribed separatist agitation group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB which ordered civil disobedience in the Igbo-speaking region of Nigeria, had announced the suspension of the sit-at-home action, residents had continued…
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Bayelsa Utd get N14m for victory over Ashanti of Guinea

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has approved N14 million to the state-owned football club, Bayelsa United, for the victory over visiting AS Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea, in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup. The match played at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, saw the Bayelsa team winning by four…
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Benue govt set to offer free snake bite treatment

The Benue State Government has disclosed plans to offer free snakebite treatment for indigenes, to reduce the burden of the high cost of treatment on victims who are predominantly poor farmers. Governor Samuel Ortom who at a personal level sponsors the treatment of victims of snake bites explained that as an issue of state concern,…
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Plateau polytechnic students protest unfair treatment by school

Students of the Plateau State Polytechnic, Monday morning barricaded the major road leading to the city center to protest what they called, unfair treatment from the school management. They said they have been made to remain in a class longer than is necessary. Also Read: STF Commander inaugurates 36 man committee to address insecurity challenges…
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Nigerian businesses again locked up by Ghanian authorities

Nigerian businesses in Ghana have again been locked up by the Ghanian authorities. The Nigerian businesses, electrical appliances dealers, located in Tema, Ashiama, and Oprah Square were locked up on Sunday by the Ghanian Union of Traders, GUTA. Also Read: Nigerian traders protest in Ghana over delay in reopening their shops Nigerians In Diaspora Organization…
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Group wants Dr Mailafia’s death investigated

A Human Rights and Rule of Law initiative, Concerned Nigerians, have called on the Nigerian authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to the sudden death of dissident, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia. The group, in a statement by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, said Mailafia had been violently targeted by some persons averse to his position on…
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NCDC confirms 168 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 168 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Lagos is top with 75. Others include Abia-26, Niger-20 and FCT-15. Benue and Ogun have 8 each, followed by Osun-7. Edo has 3, while Kaduna, Kano and Ondo have 2 each. Also Read: NCDC confirms 337 new Covid-19 cases…
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Onitsha Attack: Unknown gunmen kill Police Inspector and 2 others

Three policemen are said to have lost their lives following an attack by gunmen at a checkpoint in Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State, South East Nigeria. The Command Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga told ait.live in a telephone interview that the attackers drove in a Sienna vehicle and started shooting at the patrol…
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Bayelsa PMAN crisis: National body intervenes, investigates N7.2m fraud allegation

Governor of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) in Bayelsa State, Perez Ogbobo has been told to answer to a 7.2 Million Naira fraud allegation levelled against him. This development followed an intervention by the national leadership of PMAN on the internal crisis rocking the body in the state as well as investigations into…
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