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$2.1bn arms purchase: EFCC arrests Dokpesi; as DSS moves Dasuki to headquarters; PDP condemns Dokpesi’s arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of the Chairman of DAAR Communications and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his alleged involvement in the arms procurement scandal rocking defence circles in the country. Speaking to Global Patriot Newspapers, Tuesday, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, …

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Kogi APC crisis: Faleke, Bello’s supporters’ clash shuts Abuja; I reject running mate position — Faleke

The squabbles over who replaces the late Prince Abubakar Audu as flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-ordered supplementary poll in Kogi State, December 5, came to a head in Abuja, Monday, when supporters of the two main actors in the …

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Support Nigeria and other countries affected by terrorism more – Buhari urges Commonwealth leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari late Friday in Malta called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which have been adversely affected by the scourge of terrorism. Speaking at a banquet hosted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II …

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No more excuses — Ambode tells IGP Arase; hands over N4.6bn security equipment to state Command, RRS

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, formally handed over a cache of heavy security equipment including  vehicles to the State Police Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), just as he charged them to ensure that the equipment are deployed effectively to tackle criminal activities as residents will no …

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Boko Haram insurgents now conceal bombs in attractive objects – DHQ; arrests 5 out of 100 ‘most wanted’ terrorists

Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the general public that the Boko Haram insurgents have resorted to concealing bombs in attractive objects. Director of Defence Information, DDI, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, who disclosed this, Wednesday, in Abuja at a media briefing, also revealed that after the military has so far arrested five …

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Boko Haram, product of wrong interpretation of Islam – Gen. Buratai; as Army uncovers plot to discredit COAS, others using social media

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Chief of Army Staff (COAS), The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has blamed the wrong interpretation and teaching of Islam for the upsurge in the Boko Haram insurgency confronting the society. Declaring open a two-day sensitization seminar/workshop on enlightenment and de-radicalization of Muslims and …

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Buhari: Ex-govt officials returning looted funds, saboteurs responsible for persisting power problems

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that some former government officials have started voluntarily returning to the Federal Government’s coffers, part of the public funds they acquired illegally. Buhari confirmed this during a question-and-answer session he had with members of the Nigerian community at the Nigerian House on Tuesday in Tehran, …

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Kogi guber polls: INEC fixes Dec. 5 for supplementary election ; PDP kicks, summons emergency National Caucus meeting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 5 as date for a supplementary election to determine the winner of the inconclusive Kogi State governorship poll which held Saturday. The Commission also said it will allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fill the vacancy created by the sudden …

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Oshiomhole declares total war against Igbinedion: I cannot fear him; He is a thief – Gov. insists

GODWIN AGENE, Benin Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, Monday, declared war on the Igbinedion family for ‘daring him’ in the face of his earlier allegations of corruption and embezzlement against the former governor of the state, Lucky Igbinedion and his father, the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, Oshiomhole told …

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Adamawa, Kano attacks: Don’t succumb to terrorists’ blackmail – Atiku; No political or ideological objective whatsoever justifies attacks – U.N

The United Nations and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubaka, have separately condemned the recent wave of suicide bomb attacks targeted at Yola in Adamawa State and Kano city in Kano State. Reacting to Wednesday’s twin suicide bomb attacks at a popular mobile phone market in Kano, as well as …

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President Buhari orders arrest of Dasuki; I’m innocent, that panel never contacted me – Former NSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) for allegedly stealing some $2bn meant for procurement of weapons for the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency. The order follows submission of an interim report by the 13-man …

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More trouble for Dasuki: Buhari receives interim report of committee on arms procurement, orders arrest of indicted persons

The 13 man Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement, set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, has found that N643,817,955,885.18 (Six Hundred and Forty Three Billion, Eight Hundred and Seventeen Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty Five Hundred Naira and Eighteen Kobo and …

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Nigerians, visitors to wear Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem before entering gov’t buildings – Buhari; donates N10m to legionnaires

President Mohammadu Buhari has announced the donation of N10 million to the cause of recognizing the feats achieved by the Nigerian Armed Forces veterans. This is also as the president added further that Nigerians and visitors to the country will in future be compelled to wear the remembrance emblem as …

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My cabinet, ’round pegs in round holes’ — Buhari; as Amaechi named minister of (Transport), Lai Mohammed (Culture & Information), Ngige (Labour & Employment), Fashola, (Power, Works & Housing)

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, described the appointment of his 36-member new cabinet as a milestone. The president said this while inaugurating his 36-member cabinet at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari further defended the lengthy delay in making ministerial appointments, saying he needed to put “round pegs in round holes”, …

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New Ministers assume office; Buhari appoints 18 new Permanent Secretaries, re-assigns others

As President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday, he has approved the appointment of 18 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The appointment is coming after the retirement of some Permanent Secretaries and redeployment of others Tuesday. A statement on Tuesday by the Special Adviser …

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