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Dasuki’s Trial: Absence Of Defendant’s Counsel Stalls Session

Trial of ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Rtd. Col Sambo Dasuki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, was on Wednesday stalled due the absence of the defendant’s counsel, Mr Joseph Dauda (SAN). Newsmen report that Dasuki is standing trial on allegation bordering illegal possession of firearms and money laundering. Justice Ahmed Mohammed went ahead to adjourn the trial until Feb. 8, ...

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Avengers Threaten Fresh Attack On Nigeria’s Oil Facilities

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Wednesday threatened to launch a fresh attack on critical oil and gas facilities in the country. In a statement pushed on NDA website by its spokesman, Murdoch Agbinibo, the group specifically threatened to attack the operating offshore facilities like Bonga, Agbami, Akpo Britania-U and the yet-to-arrive Egina FPSO. The group, which reiterated its call ...

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Senator Misau Accuses Buhari Of Appointing Incompetent People

A APC senator, Isa Misau, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of appointing incompetent people into his cabinet. The Bauchi senator also said the appointment of the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Abubakar, was shrouded with favoritism. He alleged that Mr. Abubakar failed examinations preceding his appointment. President Buhari appointed Mr. Abubakar as the substantive DG of ...

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IPOB Warn Against Benue Recurrence In Abia

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to take decisive action against the rampaging Fulani herdsmen before they wreak any havoc in the state. They also called on Ikpeazu to ensure that what happened in Benue State last week in which 73 people were massacred by the Fulani herdsmen do not occur in Abia. ...

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EFCC Vs Patience Jonathan: Lagos High Court Strikes Out EFCC Forfeiture Application

Fresh efforts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to re-impose a suspension order on the accounts of former First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan and her relatives have suffered a setback as Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday struck out an application for an interim forfeiture order brought before it by the anti-graft ...

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Ekiti Bars Fayemi, Others From Holding Public Office

The Ekiti State government has barred the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and others from holding public offices in Ekiti. According to a White Paper released by Ekiti State Government, the former governor was barred from holding a public office in the state for 10 years. Also Mr. Dapo Kolawole a former Commissioner for Finance was also barred ...

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Nigerian Army Take Delivery Of Innoson Vehicles

The Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of vehicles it ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company which were configured for deployment for Operation Lafiya Dole and other military operations. The Nigerian Army and Innoson Motors, an indigenous vehicle manufacturing company had recently signed agreement and partnership towards the manufacturing of locally made military equipment and vehicles for the army. In ...

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Panic In Ebonyi As lassa Fever Kills Two Resident Doctors

Two resident doctors serving at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki, FETHA, Ebonyi State have died of lassa fever. The development which has thrown other health workers in the hospital into panic had two house officers, who joined in treating the contact patient, as well as nurses are on watch list. The deceased include Abel Sunday Udo, who was a Resident ...

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Accommodate Your Countrymen’, Buhari Begs Benue Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja called on the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks by herdsmen on some communities, assuring that all the perpetrators of violence in the state will be made to face the wrath of the law. Receiving a delegation of political leaders, traditional rulers and elders of the state ...

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Benue Killings: Osinbajo Replies Ortom

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that he received no letter from Governor Samuel Ortom warning him of imminent attacks by herdsmen on Benue communities. Mr. Osinbajo said he was “shocked” to read in the media that he was put on the notice that herdsmen were plotting to strike across the state but did nothing. “It will be a ...

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