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Nigerian Army restates aims of Operation Python Dance, says exercise ends Oct. 14

The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army said that its Field Training Exercise Codenamed Exercise EGWU EKE (Python Dance) II, currently going on the South-eastern part of the country will last till 14th October 2017.

Nasarawa to deploy security operatives to public schools

Nasarawa State Government would soon provide security in more than 400 public schools to protect students, teachers and facilities from hoodlums, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tijjani Ahmed, said.

Police charge 7 IPOB members with murder in Aba

Seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were on Monday remanded in Aba prison by a Magistrates Court sitting in Aba, Abia State for alleged murder and arson.

7 IPOB members in court over alleged murder, arson, possession of dangerous weapons

Seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were on Monday arraigned in an Aba North Magistrates’ Court on a 12-count charge bordering on murder, arson and possession of dangerous weapons.

Suspected kidnappers kill expatriate, policeman, one other in Kogi

Suspected kidnappers have killed an expatriate, a policeman and one other person along the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road during a failed attempt to abduct the expatriate.

Fed govt alleges bid to externalize pro-Biafra struggle

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has raised the alarm over attempts by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to externalise its struggle through propagandist writings to the governments and national parliaments of some western nations.

Nnamdi Kanu and dance of a cold-blooded python

Even though the Nigerian military, like the military all over the world, is used to christening its strike operations scary cognomens, finding out what informed its latest operations in the South East which it codenamed Operation Python Dance may open a vista into what the military thinks of us as a people.

IPOB: Anyone who wants to foment trouble must be crushed – Umahi

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says anyone who wants to foment trouble must be crushed.

Why we proscribed IPOB – South-east govs

The Chairman of the South-east Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said the forum decided to proscribe the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to stop the rising tension in the zone.

IGP Idris meets Osinbajo over IPOB crisis

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar, over the crisis between the Nigeria Army and the Indigenous People of Biafra in Abia State and some parts of Rivers State.

Nasarawa govt asks private schools to beef up security

Tijjani Ahmed, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, has urged proprietors of private schools to beef up security in their schools in order to protect their students and teachers.

Police parade native doctor for aiding human trafficking in Edo

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Northern groups support military operation in South East

Some northerners have expressed support for the ongoing military operation in the south-east. But they cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbo living in their region.

Gunmen abduct groom, bride, best man in Ondo

Some unknown gunmen have abducted a groom, his bride, the best man and two other family members at Akunnu in Akoko North East Local Government of Ondo State on Sunday.

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Health workers declare nationwide strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have directed their members in federal hospitals to proceed on an indefinite strike.

Dangote wants oil prices to remain low

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that he was praying for the global crude oil prices to remain low for a longer period to enable resource-rich countries turn to other sectors to grow their economies.

In Pictures: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in US for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Plateau inaugurates committee on health development plan

Plateau State Government, in collaboration with Saving One Million Lives (SOML), an NGO, and UNICEF, on Wednesday in Jos, inaugurated a 40-man committee for State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP).

UN, Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy would push social media companies on Wednesday to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing.

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Seven students arrested for starting school fire that killed 23 in Malaysia

Malaysian police have arrested seven suspects accused of intentionally starting a fire that killed 23 children and teachers at an Islamic school, an official said Saturday.

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

Tunisia has indefinitely postponed its first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the electoral commission said Monday.

SERAP asks Saraki to tell Nigerians if truly senators get N3bn yearly

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Senate President Bukola Saraki to “urgently explain to Nigerians if it is true that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million in monthly pay, and over N3 billion a year.”

Central bank to borrow N917bn via TBs in fourth quarter

The Central Bank of Nigeria is planning to borrow N917.14bn worth of Treasury bills between September 14 and November 30, a CBN debt calendar for the fourth quarter has shown.

Amy-IPOB face-off: Fayose urges caution, calls for dialogue

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has once again called on the Federal Government to handle the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra with caution and allow leaders of the South East to apply political solutions as against the use of force, which has created tension in Abia State and the entire South East since the military embarked on its Operation Python Dance II.