Monthly Archives: November 2018

Buhari Summons Service Chiefs Over Killing Of Soldiers By Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably gathered that the urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security developments across the battle fields in the North East region of the ...

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Four IPOB Members, Two Policemen Die In Anambra Clash 

Two policemen and four others believed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday died during IPOB’s protest in Nnewi, Anambra State. The Punch reports that the Anambra Police command said only a policeman died in the protest while a Divisional Police Officer in the area was hospitalised following injuries sustained in the clash. Speaking with our ...

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Killing Of 70 Soldiers: Wake Up, PDP Urges Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the incessant killings of Nigerian soldiers by insurgents in the northeast and demands explanations from President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said after a thorough review of the killings, especially that of over 70 soldiers of the 157 Task Force Battalion in Melete, Borno ...

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Kwara By-Election: APC Tackles Senate Over Decision To Probe PDP’s Loss

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the decision by the Senate to investigate the circumstances leading to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loss in the last Saturday’s House of Representatives’ by-election in Kwara State is an abuse of the powers of the legislative arm of government to pursue selfish political ends. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, ...

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NLNG Plans $4b Gas Project

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) is planning to hire Nigerian companies to develop Train 7 gas project expected to commence soon to increase gas production to 30 million tonnes yearly. The project which would cost over $4 billion dollars is designed to improve on the present production of 22 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Mr Tony Attah, NLNG’s ...

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Why We Visited Buhari – Gov Umahi

The Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said the Tuesday meeting of some governors of the region with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa was not to campaign for his reelection, but to seek 50 per cent release of the contract sum to the firm handling the Second Niger Bridge. According to The Punch, ...

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‘My Transition Hours’: Presidency Attacks Jonathan

Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari showered praise on his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for handing over power to him peacefully in 2015, the Presidency on Thursday attacked Jonathan over his position that corruption is more rampant in Nigeria than the period preceding 2015. The Punch recalls that Jonathan, on Wednesday, launched his book, ‘My Transition Hours’, in which ...

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EFCC Seals Houses Linked To Fayose In Ekiti

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday sealed off some properties allegedly belonging to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The Punch reports that the sealed properties were marked with red ink and had written on them: “EFCC under investigation KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI.” The buildings include a block ...

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Democracy Under Attack In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka When the ‘war’ broke out in the Anambra State House of Assembly following the removal of the former Speaker Rita Maduagwu and subsequent election of Ikem Uzoezie as the new and substantive Speaker of the 6th assembly, it was clear that the battle line has been drawn between the two leadership of the state parliament. The attendant ...

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