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4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Air Force hits Boko Haram logistics base in Borno

The Air Component of the Multinational Joint Task Force has attacked the Boko Haram logistics base on the border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger, destroying seven of their gun trucks.

Watertight security at National Collation Centre, INEC headquarters

Security operatives on Saturday mounted heavy security presence at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Collation centre situated at the International Conference Centre (ICC) and the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Election: Police arrest 10 for attempting to snatch ballot boxes in Abia

The Abia State Police Command have arrested 10 suspected ballot box snatchers in Bende, Abia State.

Election: Nigerian Army, security agencies take over Abuja-Keffi Highway

Military and security operatives on Saturday morning, took over the Abuja-Keffi highway, to enforce the restriction of movement during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Election: Army deploys armed troops on Benin-Auchi Highway

Soldiers from the Nigerian Army have taken over the security of the busy Benin/Auchi highway in Edo to safeguard the conduct of the ongoing general elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Heavy security as voters besiege polling units in Ebonyi

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, on Saturday witnessed a heavy presence of joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on vehicles.

Troops respond swiftly as Boko Haram hit Maiduguri on election day

Nigerian troops under Operation Lafiya Dole responded swiftly in the early hours of Saturday when Boko Haram Terrorists hit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Multiple explosions rock Maiduguri

Multiple explosions were heard in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning.

Woman goes into labour as Libya repatriates 164 Nigerians

After failed attempts to travel to Europe by different illegal channels by some Nigerians, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has once again received 164 returnees.

Nigerian Army vows to ensure credible polls in Rivers

The military has promised to ensure that today’s election is credible in Rivers State, irrespective of the attack against it by politicians.

Why Iranian government withdrew support for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky – official

A top official of the Federal Government has revealed the reason why the Iranian government withdrawn its support for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Bandits attack more Katsina communities, displace 2,685 residents

Bandits have attacked two more communities in Batsari council area of Katsina state in the wee hours of yesterday morning, bringing the total number of communities attacked to 18 in the last one week.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu resumes duty as new Defence spokesman

The new Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday assumed office at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
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Long ATM queues, overcrowded markets, influx of security prelude elections

As Nigerians prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, it was a sight to behold as vehicles currying security were seen entering Abuja from Bwari Area council of the Federal Capital Territory.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names new Africa director

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have named Cheikh Oumar Seydi the new Africa Director as it deepens work in the continent.

Federal government urges Supreme Court to stay away from Justice Onnoghen’s sase

The Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) have asked the Supreme Court to stay away from a suit seeking its intervention in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Kajuru killings: Culprits won’t go unpunished – Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed that those responsible for the brutal murder of some persons in Kajuru will not go scot-free.

FERMA recruits 14, 000 youths to clear weeds on highways

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), has engaged about 14, 000 youths from local communities across the country to cut shrubs and trees along federal highways.

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.