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  • Niger, Zamfara hold talks, troops locate students, workers in Forest

Niger State Government on Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue students and workers of Government Science College, Kagara who were abducted on Wednesday.

  • Fani-Kayode Visits Igboho, canvasses Nigerians Be Permitted to carry guns

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said Nigerians should be licensed to carry sophisticated arms like AK-47 if Fulani herdsmen are permitted to secure themselves with the same type of weapon.

  • Worker falls from eight story building, estate tackles lekki Gardens

A construction worker, Steven Magilo, met untimely death after falling off the eighth floor of a building under construction and owned by Lekki Gardens, a property company in Lagos.

  • Experts rate economy as weak despite exit from recession

Nigeria exited recession after the country’s Gross Domestic Product recorded a slight growth of 0.11 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Experts fault NAFDAC on emergency approval for Oxford, AstraZeneca Vaccine

Medical experts have disagreed on the most appropriate COVID-19 vaccine for the country as the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, gave emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Nigeria Exits recession amid very weak growth

Defying projections and leveraging opportunities presented by the coronavirus pandemic through technology and remote work, Nigeria’s resilient private sector helped the economy to exit recession in the fourth quarter with a growth of 0.11 per cent.

  • Security concerns hit feverish point

Concerns over insecurity in the country reached a feverish point yesterday as bandits launched another attack in Niger State.

  • Why Buhari Must sack defense minister now, by PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded sacking of Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), for asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists.

THE NATION

  • Insurgency may persist for 20 years, Buratai warns

Insurgency may continue in the country for another 20 years, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd) said on Thursday.

  • How we escaped Kagara kidnap, by pupils, others

Some pupils and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, who escaped the kidnap, have recalled how they made it.

  • Q4 GDP growth takes economy out of recession

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.11 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the fourth quarter of 2020, pushing the economy out of recession, data from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released on Thursday showed.

  • Relief coming for victims of herders-farmers conflicts

State governments will compensate people who have lost their sources of livelihood as a result of the farmers/herders crises, the National Economic Council (NEC) said on Thursday.

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

  • Local Security Initiatives should include Non-Indigenous/Minority Residents

The National Economic Council (NEC) has resolved that states should incorporate non-indigenous/minority residents into local security initiatives to ensure adequate representation.

  • Ex Customs Boss, Dikko, Dies At 61

The former comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde is dead. He died in a hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness.

  • Nigeria exits recession

As predicted by the central bank and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Nigeria’s economy exited recession in the fourth quarter of 2020 as growth in agriculture and telecommunications offset drop in oil production.

  • 300 special mobile force members arrive in Niger

Against the backdrop of the recent attack and abduction of students of the Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, the state police command has received no fewer than additional 300 special mobile force men to reinforce security for the rescue of the kidnap victims in the state.

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