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We’ll use force if dialogue fails, Army warns militants

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army will not hesitate to use force should the dialogue between the Federal Government and militants fails. Buratai also appealed to Niger Delta militants to embrace democratic means in their demands and desist from engaging in violence. The Army chief made this […]

Corrupt APC leaders, members will be prosecuted – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, indicted for corruption will face the music. Buhari, in an interview he granted a magazine, The Interview, disagreed with accusations that his anti-corruption war was partial, vowing to prosecute any of his supporters who has cases of corruption. His words: “Do you just […]

EFCC arrests former Deputy Speaker over N5.6bn fraud

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A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for an alleged N5.6bn contract scam. Nwuche, who was a member of the house of reps between 1999 and 2003, was detained after responding to an EFCC invitation on Monday. The suspect, who […]

It’s time to release Nnamdi Kanu – Ohanaeze tells Buhari

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The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has demanded the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying it was long over due. It could be re-called that Kanu, a major pro-Biafra activist has been in detention after he was arraigned in court by the Federal Government. President of the OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who made the demand […]

Imo: Ekweremandu’s seat threatened – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has stated that with the emergence of Benjamin Uwajumogu in the last senatorial re-run election in the state, the seat of Chief Ike Ekweremadu’s as the Deputy Senate President was now threatened. A visibly elated Okorocha, took a swipe on Ekweremadu while speaking during a victory party for members […]

Slow and steady wins the race – Buhari replies critics

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President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to criticisms that his administration had been slow. Buhari, told a magazine, The Interview, that there was no wisdom in rushing things. He said: “There is still a lot of wisdom in the saying, ‘slow and steady wins the race “If they say we are slow, do they also say […]

Niger Delta Avengers blow up NNPC pipeline in Akwa-Ibom

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The Niger Delta Avengers on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack on a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom council area of Akwa Ibom State. In a statement the spokesperson for the group, Mudoch Agbinibo, said the facility was blown up at about 11:30pm on Sundaynight. The statement read, “11:30pm on Sunday, the […]

Lawyer urges Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members

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A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members in the wake of the defeat being inflicted on the insurgents by the Nigerian military. In a statement issued Sunday, Mr. Adegboruwa said one year after Mr. Buhari declared war on the group, it had become […]

Federal government to end HND, degree discrimination – Education Minister

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The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Saturday assured that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to put an end to the discrimination between Degree holders and their Higher National Diploma, HND, counterpart. Speaking during the 32nd combined convocation and diamond jubilee celebrations of Kaduna Polytechnic, he stated that, “the present administration is […]

I won’t quit as Saraki’s deputy, Ekweremadu tells APC

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The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he will not resign from the office despite the insistence of the All Progressives Congress that he should be removed. Ekweremadu who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, told journalist on Sunday that he had no reason to step aside as the Deputy Senate President […]