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Presidential panel rejects convicted soldiers’ petitions against Army

The Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement has refused to hear the petitions of some military officers convicted and sentenced to various categories of punishment by courts martial.

Convicted soldiers drag Army before presidential probe panel

Erstwhile Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, who was demoted from the rank of Brigadier-General to Colonel, was among soldiers that, yesterday, that demanded justice from the presidential probe panel sitting in Abuja.

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APC funded 2015 campaigns with stolen money from Lagos, Rivers – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to deny that the APC’s 2015 presidential campaigns were not funded with stolen money from Lagos and Rivers states.

Woman docked for alleged attempt to steal child in mosque

The police on Monday arraigned a 38- year-old woman, Juliet Ajagun, in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over attempt to steal a child in a mosque.

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera to return as Chile’s president

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile's president next year, according to virtually complete results from a runoff election held Sunday.

2019: We’re not part of Governor Wike’s endorsement – Leyii Kwanee

A former deputy speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, has said that members of the Seventh Assembly were not among the ex-legislators, who endorsed the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for a second term.

Nasarawa 2019: Governor Al-Makura hasn’t endorsed me – Silas Ali Agara

Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Hon. Silas Ali Agara, has explained that Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura has not endorsed his aspiration to succeed him as the next governor of the state come 2019.

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I’m not running for Senate, President in 2019 – Rochas Okorocha

For the first time since he assumed position as the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday denied running a family government as claimed by majority of Imo citizens, insisting that those behind that claim really missed the point.

Suspected gunmen kill ex-commissioner in Bayelsa

Less than 72 hours after a reporter with the African Independent Television (AIT), Miss Onisofie Owei, survived after she was attacked and shot in Yenagoa, a former Commissioner, Mr. Ayakeme Masa, has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.

Why Presidential Initiative on North-East must be on its toes – Senate

The Senate said yesterday that the N45 billion earmarked for the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI, in the 2017 fiscal year was a far cry from what the body needed to carry out its mandate effectively.

US lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct found dead in ‘probable suicide’

A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenage girl was found dead Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the head, in what authorities called a “probable suicide”, local media reported.

Boko Haram: General Rogers Nicholas tasks officers on leadership

Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has tasked field commanding officers to demonstrate good leadership qualities to ensure successful completion of the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast.