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FCT On Alert Over Security Threats

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Security forces in Nigeria’s capital Abuja are reportedly on high alert’ over security threats amid reports that jihadists are allegedly planning to carry out attacks in the Federal Capital Territory.

In a statement cited by the media, police spokesperson in Abuja Mariam Yusuf said the Nigeria police force has deployed officers on horses and motorcycles in the city, for intelligence gathering and urged residents to remain calm.

Recently, Niger State governor Abubakar Sani Bello said Abuja was not safe after suspected Boko Haram terrorist group took control and hoisted flags in Kaure and Shiroro local government areas of Niger State.

There have been unconfirmed reports that Boko Haram militants were targeting the FCT. Last week, the central bank of Nigeria CBN allegedly issued a security advisory to its staff across the country.

But, the police has said such “mischievous” reports were meant to create tension in the capital.

Yusuf was quoted as saying “the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the [Abuja] territory. The team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the FCT [capital].

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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Ghanaians Blames Power Firm For Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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Nigeria Seeks To Tap Into Digital Economy

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