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Army Redeploys Theater Commander, GOCs, Others

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced a major shake- up in the Force with the redeployment of Command and Staff Officers as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs). The Theater Command of Operation Lafiya Dole and Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force were also affected by the development. According to a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, ...

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I Escaped Dangerous Attack – Melaye

Contrary to reports that he was kidnapped on Thursday, Senator Dino Melaye has said he escaped “another dangerous attack”. He disclosed this in a tweet on Friday in which he said he spent “11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me”. “I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. “God is the best and in ...

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UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL (www.LIXIL.com), a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets. The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of ...

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Buhari’s Impeachment Plot: APC Reps Disown Sen. Ibrahim On Dogara’s Involvement

Members of the House of Representatives from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC have disowned Senator Abu Ibrahim in his allegation that Speaker Yakubu Dogara was part of a plot to impeach President Muhammad Buhari. The members at a press briefing on Thursday told House of Representatives Correspondents that the allegation was a figment of Senator Ibrahim’s imagination. Pledging their ...

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Why We Shut Down ‎Ekiti Assembly – Speaker

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, on Thursday announced the indefinite shut down of the Assembly. Oluwawole said at a press conference in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, that the decision followed Wednesday’s invasion of the Assembly complex by “strange policemen.” According to him, the decision became necessary because two units of heavily armed riot-policemen ...

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Armed Herdsmen Violence Six Times More Deadly Than Boko Haram – ICG

A new report on Thursday found that violence involving armed herdsmen was six times more deadly than Boko Haram in the first half of this year. The report then recommended urgent steps that the Nigerian government must take to stem further attacks. The International Crisis Group (ICG) estimated 1,300 deaths linked to the farmer-herder violence within the first half of ...

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Offa Robbery: Finally, Saraki, Police Investigators Meet In His Office

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has, Thursday, finally met with a team of investigators in his office over allegation he is “directly linked” to the robbery that took place at Offa, Kwara state. Dr. Saraki, during the interaction with the investigators, reiterated his innocence in the crime. In a tweet, Thursday, by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu ...

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Ozekhome Affirms Melaye’s Kidnap

.As Court Adjourns Case Until Aug. 9 A Senior Magistrate’s Court in Kogi has adjourned the trial of Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District and two others in the case illegal possession of firearms and arms dealing, until Aug. 9. Senior Magistrate, Sulyman Abdullah adjourned the case at Thursday’s sitting for commencement of trial as the prosecution could ...

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NASS Approves N45b For Ex- Nigeria Airways Workers

Fortune has  smiled on the  over four thousand workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited  as the National Assembly late Tuesday approved the final payment of their N45 billion severance benefits, The Nation has learnt. The signing of the final approval was the last assignment the lawmakers carried out before they embarked on a two months recess. The sudden approval ...

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Buhari Swears In PSC Chairman, Members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in a former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Smith takes over from Mike Okiro, who was also a former IGP. Also sworn in before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Buhari were Clara Ogunbiyi, AIG Lawal Bawa (retd) and ...

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