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Ambode backs military in fight against insurgency; Launches Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Wednesday, advocated the need for acknowledgement of the gallant and bravery efforts of officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces both in protecting the territorial integrity of the nation and keeping the country united. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Marina, …

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Lagos gov’t partners traditional rulers on conflict resolution

Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon Muslim Folami, has restated the State Government’s commitment to rejuvenating the abandoned traditional rulers’ role in maintaining peace, stability and harmonious co-existence among residents in their various communities. Hon. Folami stated this, Monday at the Lagos Airport Hotel while speaking at a …

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Boko Haram planning major abductions across Nigeria for ransom – FG warns; Issues security alert

  The Federal Government has warned that Boko Haram terrorists are planning another sensational abduction of pupils/students or foreigners in a desperate effort to raise funds, through ransom, for food, medical and arms supply. In a statement issued, Friday, in Abuja, through his Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of …

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Gov. Ambode holds Town Hall meeting on security; assures on judicious use of tax payers’ money

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Tuesday, assured Lagosians of his determination to judiciously utilize the resources garnered from the people for the overall well-being of the State, just as he restated his commitment to ensure the security and safety of lives and property as well as sustain a friendly …

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Committee confirms abduction of 6 family members, other casualties during Boko Haram’s raid on Bam Buratai

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri The 7-man Committee constituted by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state to investigate the alleged abduction of villagers during the Bam Buratai attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents has confirmed the incident. The committee is headed by the members representing Biu constituency at the state House of …

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EFCC has investigated 1,881 cases in 2015, secured 78 convictions — Magu; Vows to leave no stone unturned in prosecuting looters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured 78 convictions in the 280 cases filed before the law courts in 2015. Making the disclosure at the International Anti-Corruption Day commemoration which held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, Wednesday, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, further …

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EFCC files fraud charges against Dasuki, Yuguda, Dokpesi, Bafarawa, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has formally filed various charges bordering on fraud and money laundering against a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd); former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; and founder of the Daar Holdings Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Indications also …

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Lagos reassures residents on crime-free yuletide; warns against reckless driving, others

The Lagos State Government, Tuesday, reassured residents of the readiness of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to ensure the yuletide season is devoid of traffic gridlock and criminal activities across the metropolis. Briefing journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa Secretariat, Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental Relations, …

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Military has degraded Boko Haram’s capacity to launch spectacular attacks — Lai Mohammed; assures on December deadline

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the military has sufficiently degraded the capacity of Boko Haram to launch spectacular attacks while also retaking most of the territories seized by the terrorists. ”Winning the war against insurgency is about sufficiently degrading the insurgents’ capacity for action. This the …

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