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NASS Fracas: I’m Under Pressure, Attacks – Odigie-Oyegun Admits

The crisis rocking the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new dimension on Thursday with its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, admitting publicly that he was under pressure and severe attacks by people he described as lacking in conscience and humanity over the fallout of the election of the …

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Boko Haram: 145 killed in Borno villages

Boko Haram has killed about 145 villagers in separate attacks launched on remote communities in Monguno local government area of Borno State in the nights of Tuesdayand Wednesday, witnesses and security sources said. The terrorists, who had been terrorizing neighbourhoods of Borno State using suicide bombers, staged two separate attacks …

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Boko Haram: Buhari seeks succour for IDPs, other victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has started moves to restore the livelihoods of Nigerians badly affected by Boko Haram attacks. On his instruction, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been travelling in the North East in the last two days to see first-hand the condition of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other …

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Burkina Faso Polls: Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Thursday that Nigeria would work with other ECOWAS member-nations and the international community in helping Burkina Faso to conduct free, credible and peaceful elections. At an audience with Burkinabe Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr Rene Bagoro, Buhari gave the assurance that Nigeria would do …

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The North Is Not Nigeria’s Problem – Ibrahim Coomassie

Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has said the North is not the problem of Nigeria, just as he expressed optimism that Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as President of Nigeria will result in an effective campaign to end the Boko Haram insurgency. In an interview with …

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Boko Haram: 148 Killed In Insurgents’ Attacks In Homes, Mosques

Suspected Boko Haram militants gunned down 48 Muslim worshippers in two northeastern Nigerian villages, witnesses and a lawmaker said Thursday, shortly after some 100 people in the same region died in a similar attack. “The Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 men and injured 11 others in the attack,” local lawmaker …

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SSS DG: Lawal Musa Daura Replaces Sacked Ita Ekpenyong

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS) Ita Ekpenyong. In replacement, the President appointed Lawal Musa Daura as new head of the agency which serves as Nigeria’s secret police. Mr Danladi Kifasi, Head of Civil Service, announced the removal of Ekpenyong and appointment …

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Arrest, Prosecute LG Officials Mounting Roadblocks -IGP

The Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase, has ordered state command commissioners of police to arrest local government officials who mount roadblocks to collect tolls from motorists. Arase gave the order Wednesday in a statement signed by Force spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu in which he said that officials flouting the law …

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APC Crises: Buhari Heads Peace Moves, Meets Aggrieved Groups

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by President Muhammadu Buhari were, Wednesday, running against time to resolve the crises that have partly stymied the ruling party’s moves to fully constitute the executive and legislative arms of government. The troubleshooting efforts were, however, almost derailed when the Arewa Consultative …

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Extradition: Court Dismisses FG’s Suit Against Kashamu

For the second time in about three weeks, the Federal Government has again lost the battle to extradite a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States to face drug related charges. Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday …

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