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US woman gets five years in prison for leaking NSA document

A former US government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified report to a news organisation has been sentenced to more than five years in prison as part of a deal with prosecutors.

NAF gunships kill bandits in Zamfara forests

The Nigerian Air Force has killed a large number of bandits operating in Sububu, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forests in Zamfara State.
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Flood: Dozens dead in southern India

The death toll due to floods in India’s southern-most State of Kerala has reached 29.
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Donald Trump admin sets goal to create US military space force by 2020

President Donald Trump’s administration yesterday outlined an aggressive plan for creating a sixth branch of the US military by 2020, a Space Force to better confront emerging security threats – but the proposal will need approval from a divided Congress.

Governor Okorocha: Nigeria’ll celebrate end of Book Haram soon

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has assured that the country would soon celebrate the end of Boko-Haram terrorists and all forms of insurgency in the country.

NAF chief: Politicians behind Zamfara bandit attacks

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has disclosed that bandits attacking Zamfara State and others are being funded by politicians.

Federal government raises 1,000-member military force to tackle bandits in Zamfara

The Federal Government on Sunday said it had assembled a strong military force comprising 1,000 personnel, to tackle the bandits terrorizing communities in Zamfara.

CAS: Federal government bought 18 new aircraft in three years

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday said the Federal Government bought 18 new aircraft for Nigerian Air Force from 2015 till date.

Nigerian Air Force graduates more fighter pilots

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has graduated additional fighter pilots to boost its operational capability to meet contemporary security challenges.
President Buhari at the Grand Finale of the 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Monguno Borno State on 6th July 2018

President Buhari vows to fish out politicians sponsoring killings

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Monguno, Borno State, promised to fish out and punish politicians who are allegedly instigating violence in some states of the federation “in their quest for relevance in the country’s political landscape.”
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Ghana’s ex-vice president dies during early morning exercise

Former Vice President of Ghana Kwesi Amissah-Arthur is dead, local media reported early Friday.

2019: INEC holds meeting on logistics to conclude planning stage

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday met with heads of security agencies, logistics experts, transport unions and other stakeholders to ensure seamless deployment of elections materials and personnel in 2019.

Governor Ambode urges civil servants to continue to raise the bar of excellence

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Monday evening, urged civil servants in the State to continue to give their best to raise the bar of excellence which the State Public Service is known for, saying such was important to keep the State working efficiently.

Donald Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.

Nigerian Air Force begins bombardment of Zamfara bandits

The Commander of the 207 Quick Response Group of the Air Force, Group Capt. Caleb Olayera, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Gusau.

Military intensifies plans to transform NAFRC to university

Plans to transform the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) into a degree awarding university is in top gear, a military top brass has revealed.

NAF fighter jet kills scores of terrorists in Borno

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF), engaged in the ongoing counter-insurgency war in the North East, have killed many Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.

Official: 320 military men to retire next week

A total of 320 military personnel will retire from the armed forces next week, says Air Vice Marshal Austine Jekenu, Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC).

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Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru will be on the sidelines for the next two weeks after getting injured in training for French Ligue 1 side, Monaco.

Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru rejoined Ligue 1 club Monaco on Tuesday ahead of the new season.
Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.

Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

During the unveiling of the Reviewed Broadcasting code, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the amendments were necessitated by a presidential directive in the wake of the 2019 general elections.

Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

IYC: Non-payment of NDDC students’ fees, embarrassing, shameful

The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Worldwide, has described as shameful and embarrassing the delay in the payment of fees and stipends of students under the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.