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Chief of Army Staff escapes assassination by Shiite sect – Army spokesman; Three dead, 20 injured as sect clashes with Army in Zaria

Three persons were confirmed dead while twenty sustained injuries in Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites clashed with the Army. Eyewitness had it that the COAS was in Zaria to attend the Passing Out Parade at the 73 Regular …

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Anti-corruption war will step on big toes – Presidency; as FG files 19 more charges against Dasuki

Following the addition of 19 more charges against the former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, Thursday, the Presidency, Friday, stated that the prosecution of the war against corruption will mean government stepping on toes in the country. Dasuki, now under detention, is being accused of extra-budgetary spending …

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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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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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Bayelsa guber poll: INEC cancels Southern Ijaw LG election results; Dickson praises Bayelsa electorate for ‘protecting their votes’; as PDP commends ‘fearless’ Bayelsans

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Following the irregularities and violence which characterized the December 5 and 6 governorship elections in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the election which held in the area with the incumbent governor clearly in the lead. This …

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Why President Buhari travels abroad frequently — Lai Mohammad

President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips since assuming office are critical to the implementation of his administration key policies of enhancing security, jump-starting the economy, creating jobs and fighting corruption, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. In a statement issued, Friday in Abuja, by his Special Assistant, …

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Onitsha pro-Biafra protests: Northern governors move to avert spread, sue for peace

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Following Wednesday’s violence that led to the alleged burning of places of worship in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State, the 19-member Northern Governors Forum, Thursday, approved undisclosed security measures with a view to averting spread of violence to the northern parts of the country. …

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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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