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PDP Dancing On Graves Of The Dead In Plateau, Says Adesina

The Presidency has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of using the recent killings in Plateau State to “play irresponsible politics”. In a statement issued in Abuja, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said that the wanton killings in the country are not new, and described the opposition party’s declaration of seven days ...

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Abacha Loot In Switzerland Fully Repatriated, Says Envoy

The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayoraz, has said that with the repatriation to Nigeria of over $1 billion stashed by late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, in Switzerland, there was no more Abacha loot left in his country. The Swiss ambassador made the declaration at a ceremony hosted by the mission to examine asset recovery efforts between Nigeria ...

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CJN Frowns At Rising Case Of Police Detention, Extortion

.Orders Inspection Of Detention Facilities The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has frowned at the rising cases of unlawful detention, extortion and related acts by security agencies, particularly the police. To address the development, the CJN has directed states’ Chief Judges, including that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to detail Chief Magistrates to henceforth, conduct inspection ...

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National Insecurity: We Must Re-Jig Our Security Architecture – Wike

Worried by the unprecedented insecurity and unwarranted attacks on unarmed communities by herdsmen, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for the immediate re-jigging of the nation’s security architecture. Also, the Management of Businessday Newspaper has announced the nomination of Governor Wike as “Businessday Governor of the Year” 2017. Speaking when he received the Management of Businessday Newspaper at ...

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Prepaid Meters: Electricity Workers Flay DISCOs

The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have lent its voice to the calls on electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) in the country to provide consumers with prepaid meters. The association described as unjust estimated billing system currently in vogue as a result of non-provision of prepaid meters by DISCOs. The association’s President, Chris Okonkwo, told reporters in ...

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Plateau Killings: CAN Calls For Review Of Security System

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Monday, said Nigeria’s security system needs Federal Government’s review in order to identify better ways to make it effective. CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said this in a statement reacting to the recent killings that claimed at least 86 lives across three local government areas in Plateau state. He said the inability of security agencies ...

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Plateau Killings ‘Retaliatory’ — Miyetti Allah

Saturday’s mass killing of at least 86 people who were attending a funeral event in Plateau state was an act of revenge following an earlier attack, the cattle rearers’ group, Miyetti Allah, has said. Police said 86 people were killed in several villages while six persons were injured in the attack that lasted between 1p.m. and 8p.m. But residents said ...

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Court Rules On Dasuki’s Application July 2

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday fixed July 2 for ruling on a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu chose the date after listening to arguments from lawyers representing the parties. Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), argued that his client has been unlawfully held in the custody of the ...

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IPOB: Court Grants Bail To Kanu’s Co-Defendants

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday admitted four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to bail in the sum of N10 million each. Justice Nyako admitted Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, David Nwawuisdi and Benjamin Madubugwu to bail. Messrs Chimezie, Onwudiwe, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi, aged between 33 and 45, are facing three-count charge of ...

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Insecurity: More To Die Unless Right Measures Are Taken, Ekweremadu Warns

DEPUTY Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has warned that unless the government takes a holistic look into the nation’s security architecture by reorganizing it, more lives would be lost. Disturbed by the escalating killings and insecurity in Nigeria, especially the recent killings in Plateau State, which had left scores dead, Ekweremadu decried the reluctance of the nation’s leaders to tinker ...

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