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NSCDC Dissociates From Suspected Bandit – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The attention of the management of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has been drawn to a video clip already gone viral in relation to one Abdullah Saidu, an acclaimed Civil Defence personnel arrested in connection with a group of armed bandits terrorizing some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi state.…
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Buhari mourns veteran teacher, Hajiya Tani – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of Hajiya Hadiza Tani Mohammed, senior wife of the late Alhaji Garba Muhammad-Gadi, a close political associate of the President and former Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait In a Condolence message, the President conveyed his deepest sympathy to her family, the…
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Femi Fani Kayode has dumped the PDP for the Governing APC.. – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode has dumped the PDP for the Governing APC..Mr Fani Kayode was formally received by President Muhammadu BuhariHe was brought to the state House by the Chairman, Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning committee of the APC and Governor of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni as well as the Zamfara…
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Gov. Buni Mourns Victims of Air Strike, Assures lnvestigation of lncident – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state. He said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to…
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Buhari hails Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar at 69 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the virtues of the Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar on the occasion of his 69th birthday and 18th anniversary on the throne, describing him “as a remarkable traditional ruler.” Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait President Buhari, in a goodwill message on Sunday, noted that during Abubakar’s reign, “peace and harmony have…
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Governor Masari Flags-off Date Palm Plantation, Promises Assistance to Katsina Farmers – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Katsina state Government says with the launching of 600 hectares of date palm planting on Thursday in the state, the state Agricultural Restoration project is on course. Governor Aminu Bello Masari stated this at the launching of the National Date palm planting of 600 hectares campaign in the state organized by the National Association of…
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Governor Bello mourns death of Emir of Kontagora Saidu Namaska – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State is grieved by the death of the Emir of Kontagora Alhaji Saidu Namaska. The Governor in a statement eulogized the traditional ruler describing him as a man of peace who ensured peace and tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign. Governor Sani Bello said the deceased Emir was…
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NNPC Consolidates on Gains, Publishes 2020 Audited Financial Statements – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Following up on President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent announcement of the declaration of two hundred and eighty seven billion Naira (N287bn) Profit After Tax (PAT) in year 2020 by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), theCorporation has consolidated on its remarkable achievement, by publishingthe Audited Financial Statements (AFS) on its official website.A statement by Garba Deen…
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Buhari hails Marwa at 68 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Muhammad Buba Marwa (Rtd), on his 68th birthday, September 9, 2021. Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait The President congratulates the former military Governor of old Borno State and military Administrator of Lagos State on the auspicious occasion, joining members…
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Kano Establishes Ultra Modern Skills Centre to Address Unemployment – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Kano State Government  has established an ultra modern skills acquisition centre as part of measures to address youth unemployment. The state Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje made the disclosure  while conducting the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu-Gambo, and other senior naval officers round some  projects executed by his administration. The News Agency of Nigeria…
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Okowa Felicitates Boss Mustapha at 65 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has felicitated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, as he clocks 65 years. The governor’s message is contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika and made available to newsmen in Asaba on Saturday. Okowa said that Mustapha remained an…
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Nigeria India on Bilateral Relations – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to india Ahmed Sule is asking investors from India to harness Nigeria’s resources in Agriculture,Mining, manufacturing, Energy, Information Technology and pharmaceuticals for economic development of the two nationsTake pictures The Nigeria’s envoy to India Ahmed Sule who presented letter of credence in Delhi alongside other envoys asks indian companies to take advantage…
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FG sacks two ministers – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

A minor cabinet reshuffle has announced by President Muhammadu BuhariMinisters of Agriculture Mohammad Sabo Nanono and that of Power Saleh mamman have been relieved of their positions Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait Minister of State for Works and Housing Abubakar Aliyu is now the Minister of Power while Dr Mohammad Mahmoud has been redeployed from…
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FG, UN dialogue on human rights – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

By Ifeanyi NwokoThe Federal Government has commenced a new collaboration with the United Nations systems in Nigeria to prioritise interventions in the area of human rights in the country. At a dialogue which opened in Abuja on Tuesday, the two parties commenced talks on how to ensure better protection of rights, as well as the…
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DSS Uncovers Plot to Undermine the Service – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Department of State Services wants subversive groups and individuals to desist from negative media campaign against the Service. A statement by the spokesperson for the service Dr Peter Afunanya says the service uncovered plans by some groups to further use fake news, propaganda and malicious comments through sponsored articles to undermine it. DSS urges…
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FG Postpones Nigeria@60 Award Ceremony – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Federal Government has postponed the [email protected] Jubilee Special Award ceremony billed for Friday, September 3, 2021. A statement by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adeniyi at the weekend said a new date would be communicated to members of the public.According to the statement signed by his media aide, Ifedayo Sayo,…
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NDLEA arrests kingpin at Abuja airport for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have apprehended a narcotrafficker at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.   The 41-year-old suspect who was arrested on the 25th of August, 2021 was subjected to secondary check upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali…
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APC States on Health Care. – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

States controlled by the All Progressives Congress have agreed to align with Federal Government’s declaration of 15% annual allocation and release to health care services. A statement by the Director General of APC Governors Forum, Salihu Mohammed Lukman says Commissioners for Health and Executive Secretaries of Primary Health Care Development Agency of APC Controlled States,…
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LASG Assures Community Affected by Oil Spillage of Safety – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Residents of Omoboriowo street, Pipeline bus stop in Igando area of Lagos State where activities of pipeline vandals led to oil spillage recently can now breath a sigh of relief. This follows a preliminary report of a vulnerability assessment carried out by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA in the wake of the oil…
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Buhari greets Sen. Anyim Ude at 70 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitatwd with to Sen. Anyim Chukwu Ude on his 70th birthday Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait A statement from the Presidency acknowledged the veteran journalist’s antecedents in public and private sectors which will continue to inspire many, particularly the youth. The President noted that lawmaker contributions to national development, with focus on…
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Give peace a chance,Buhari pleads with Jos, other warring communities – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency wishes to assure all citizens that as a government, the administration is on top of events and is moving ahead with force to crush the perpetrators of the recent incidents of unrest in Plateau State. But to achieve success, our communities must unite against these horrific attacks. Retributive violence is not…
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NMA Violates MOA with 21-Day Ultimatum – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Ministry of Labour and Employment says the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) is in direct collision with the Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the timeline in article II, Vii, Vii and X of the MoA signed on August 21, 2021. A statement by the spokesman of the…
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Court Orders Striking Doctors to Resume Work Immediately – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the striking members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to resume work immediately. The order was made following an Ex-parte motion filed last week Friday by the Federal Ministry of Health, seeking for an order of interlocutory injunction, restraining members of NARD from further…
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President Buhari Ratifies International Coffee Agreement, 2007 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday, August 17, 2021, confirmed and ratified International Coffee Agreement, 2007, following Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of Nigeria’s membership of the International Coffee Organization (ICO). The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting had drawn a conclusion on the agreement on October 21, 2020, with emphasis on Conclusion 10 which approved the preparation…
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VP condoles the Fawehinmis and the Badejos – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The former General Overseer of the Four Square Gospel Church, Nigeria, Late Wilson Badejo has been described as an exceptional man of God and promoter of the gospel who worked for the transformation of societies physically and spiritually.   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Lagos on Saturday when he paid a condolence visit…
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Plateau Govt imposes curfew on Jos North, Bassa, Jos South LGs – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Sequel to the unfortunate breach of peace along Rukuba road, Jos North LGA on 14th August 2021, where a convoy of commuters was attacked leading to killing of innocent persons, I have received briefings on the situation from the relevant heads of security agencies. The reports indicate that 23 of those attacked lost their lives…
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IGP Orders Coordinated Response To Protect Citizens – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention Team to Plateau State to carry out on-the-spot assessment and ensure enhanced, coordinated response. A statement by the force indicates that The deployment is sequel to the unfortunate attack on innocent citizens in Rukuba Community, Jos North Local Government…
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Presidency Condemns Hoodlum Attack On Travellers – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Presidency has condemned the attack Saturday morning on travelers from a religious event in Bauchi, passing through Jos, the Plateau State Capital and regrets the reported deaths of at least twenty-two persons killed with several others injured in that ambush on their travelling party. Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait A statement from the presidency…
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NSCDC Issues 24 Operational License To Private Guards Companies – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, has said that the Corps is committed to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedeviling our Nation. He made…
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Gombe Governor Approves New Appointments – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the following appointments. 1. Muhammed Ahmed Kumo ( General Manager) Gombe State Sanitation and Environmental Protection Agency (GOSSEPA) 2. Abdullahi Haruna Abdullahi – Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency ( SEMA) 3. Hon. Mamman Alkali- Deputy Chief of Staff (Gombe South) 4. Hon.Zainab Alman – Director General,…
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Sultan declares Tuesday 1st of Muharram – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Muhammad Saad Abubakar has declared Tuesday 10th of August as the first day of Muharram, the first month in the new Islamic year 1443 AH. A statement signed by the chairman, Advisory committee on Religious Affairs sultanate council sokoto professor Sambo wali Junaidu says this followed the report from the National moon sighting committee and…
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APC Response to PDP on Security. – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The All Progressives Congress has reassured Nigerians that the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the Buhari administration as the government is effectively deploying resources to ensure that all Nigerians go about their activities in peace and safety. National Secretary Caretaker committee of APC John James Akpanudoedehe in a statement said…
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Anti- SECONDUS protest – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

A group of the Peoples Democratic Party Youth under the banner of PDP youth League is urging for the removal of the party’s national chairman Prince Uche Secondus.   Correspondent Timothy Yusuf reportsthat the youth converged on the PDP national Secretariat in Abuja for a peaceful protest. Meanwhile, the party’s GOVERNORS FORUM is meeting in…
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Senate President on Islamic New Year – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has felicitated with Muslim Ummah as they join the rest of the Islamic World in marking the commencement of the Islamic New Year, 1443 AH. In a statement by the special adviser to the President of the Senate on media and publicity Ola Awoniyi Senator Lawan used the occasion…
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Update on Second Niger Bridge – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

  It is fast becoming a reality that another corridor across the River Niger will soon be open to commuters. 11.9 Kilometers of the entire project comprising, The main bridge, three secondary bridges and access roads have reached advanced stages. The Project has also created more than two thousand direct jobs and another four thousand…
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Murdered in Matrimonial Home – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The death of Mr Chukwuka henry 36 years old became public when his brother after several unsuccessful calls to him decided to visit to know why he has not been picking his calls. sadly, he met him in the pool of his blood in his bedroom. Chukwuka henry has been axed on the forehead and…
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President Buhari Calls Erdogan Over Devastating Fire – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Buhari and President Erdogan President Muhammadu Buhari this Sunday rang his Turkish counterpart,  Recep Tayyep Erdogan to convey the sympathies of the government and people of Nigeria over the wildfires that ravaged vast territories in the country. In the telephone call, the President expressed condolences over the attendant loss of lives and property praying for…
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Maj. Gen. Khalifa Takes Over at Multi-National Joint Task Force – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim assumes office as the new Commander Multi National Joint Task Force MNJTF. Until his appointment as Force Commander, MNJTF Major General Ibrahim was the General Officer Commanding Seven Division of the Nigerian Army in Maidugur,the Borno State Capital. A statement by the Chief of Military Public Information,MNJTF Colonel Muhammad Dole,…
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Nigerian Navy arrests 6 for extortion – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

By Oladapo Udom The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT has arrested one Joseph Udodigwe, Director, JI Promotion Ltd., and five other staff members of the company for allegedly extorting unsuspecting members of the public. The Commander of NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Bashir Mohammed, said this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Mohammed said that the…
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Kano Govt declares – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

By Aisha Ahmed The Kano State Government has declared Aug. 9, 2021, as work-free day to mark the Hijrah 1443 (Islamic New Year), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The government announced this in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, on Friday in Kano. It said that Gov.…
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Buhari felicitates BUA chairman at 61 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Founder/Chairman of BUA Group and Chairman France-Nigeria Business Council, Abdul Samad Rabiu (CON) on the occasion of his 61th birthday. The President extols the business mogul and extraordinary philanthropist for his leadership and compassion through the proactive protective measures against COVID-19 he helped to put in place, including social protection…
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Bandits Kidnap Father of Zamfara Speaker – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

Suspected armed bandits have Kidnapped the father of the Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.     A statement issued by Director General Press Affairs, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura says the victim Alhaji Mu’azu Abubakar who is also the Village Head of Magarya in Zurmi Local Government…
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Buhari greets Major Gen. Paul Tarfa, at 80 – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with the Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and a former Military Administrator of old Oyo State, Major General Paul Tarfa (Rtd), on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.   Muhammadu BuhariNigeria’s President Official Portrait The President describes him as “a dedicated professional and a selfless patriot whose…
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Nigeria Air Force Decimate Bandit Camp – NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air component has destroyed a bandit camp in a Air offensive action against bandits in North West Nigeria. In a statement by NAF Director, Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabwet, this was achieved during a 3-day intensive military operation led by the Air Component of Operation…
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