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Afenifere Slams Buhari Over Insensitivity To Soldiers’ Death

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned the killing of over 100 soldiers in Borno State by insurgents last week. To this end, the group accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allegedly not showing much concern over the death of the military men, saying the Federal Government kept quiet and not knowing what to say about the incident for six days ...

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APC Primaries: Okorocha Knocks Oshiomhole Again

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, again on Tuesday criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, over the way the party’s primaries were conducted in his state. He said the former Edo State governor only succeeded in denting the party’s image with the injustice displayed during the primaries. Okorocha spoke at a press conference he addressed ...

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Prepare For Fresh Attack, Boko Haram Notifies Military

Boko Haram insurgents have threatened another attack on the military base at Jiddari-Polo, Maiduguri. The terrorists on Monday attacked farmers in the area, hacking four to death while one was left with severe injuries. One of the survivors of the Monday attack, Mala Umara, told AFP that the terrorists came in large numbers. “They came in large numbers and killed four and ...

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Group Blasts Sanwo-Olu, APC Over Billboards, Posters

The Atiku-Agbaje Media Engagement Network (AAMEN) has denounced the All Progressives Congress (APC) for jumping the gun and pushing campaign materials through Lagos in clear violation of electoral regulations. Describing the display of political posters and boards through Lagos as illegal and a display of APC’s usual penchant for impunity, AAMEN asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to call the ruling ...

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Metele Attack: PDP, Atiku Dancing On Graves Of Our Soldiers, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that military funds have been diverted to finance the  2019 election campaigns of the APC “is a sad reminder of the evil and retrogressive practices the PDP was notorious for during its defunct rule.” In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, ...

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Again, FG, ASUU Meeting Deadlocked As Strike Continues

The Federal Government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities met on Monday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Abuja, to review the grey areas in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, trying to reach a middle ground. The strike by the lecturers, however, continues as the meeting could not conclude on whether ASUU should return to work or ...

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How Ajudua Duped Me Of $8.4m – Bamaiyi

A former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, on Monday narrated to a Lagos State High Court how he was defrauded of $8.4m by an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, on the pretext of influencing a trial judge handling the general’s case. Ajudua is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly defrauding Bamaiyi of $8.4m while ...

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Oyetola Takes Over As Osun Governor Tuesday

Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola will be sworn in today as the new governor of Osun state, succeeding Rauf Aregbesola, who has completed an eighth-year tenure. Oyetola is the fifth civilian governor of the state, created in August 1991. Others before him were Isiaka Adeleke, who ruled between 1992 and 1993, Chief Bisi Akande,(1999-2003), Olagunsoye Oyinlola(2003-2010) and Rauf Aregbesola(2010-2018). The swearing in ...

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Buhari Approves Salary Increase For Police

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved Rank Salary Structure Adjustment, by which salary, allowances and pension of policemen will be increased. This is even as he expressed regret over involvement of military in the maintenance of law and order throughout the country following what he called the inability of the police to maintain their constitutional role as the frontline force in ...

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