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Several hacked to death in suspected rebel attack in DR Congo

At least 17 people have been hacked to death in two attacks near the city of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a local official has said.

General Buratai tasks officers on improvement on current successes

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has tasked officers and commanders of Nigerian Army units and formations to ensure improvement on current operational successes in 2020.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over death of cops

Police in Anambra State have declared Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army to x-ray 2019 activities at COAS conference

The Nigerian Army is set to evaluate its activities for 2019, and develop strategies for its 2020 activities at the 2019 Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference.

Young entrepreneur to bag NIHA award for philanthropy

A youth entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Ndubuisi Nzeweofor, has been nominated for the Nigeria Humanitarian Action Award (NIHA) conferred by the National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NDSG).

‘Vandals’ rupture Shell pipeline in Rivers

The fear of explosion has gripped residents of Eneka Community in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State because of the ruptured petroleum products high-pressure pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, which was gushing out products on Friday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army frees 978 detained Boko Haram suspects

Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), made the disclosure in Maiduguri at the formal handing over of the suspects to the Borno State Government.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Kogi/Bayelsa polls: Don’t Indict any political party – Speaker Gbajabiamila tells panel

The House of Representatives’ Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said no political party should be mentioned in the report of a joint committee set up to probe circumstances leading to the loss of lives during the just concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.

Bayelsa/Kogi election: 62 chairmen of political parties indict police, politicians over violence

Sixty-two Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties under the aegis of Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties on Monday Indicted security agents and politicians over the violence and other electoral fraud that took place in the just concluded Bayelsa/Kogi states gubernatorial elections.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Matt Bevin. Bryan Woolston-Getty Images-AFP

At Trump impeachment hearings, ‘American Dream’ looms large

As impeachment hearings play out in Washington, high-level officials, many of them immigrants or children of immigrants, who have testified before Congress are being forced to defend their loyalty to the United States.

N92 million fraud: Don’t grant ‘fake colonel’ bail – Police tell court

The Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday prayed an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny bail to an alleged fake Colonel, Paulson Ogbonnah, who allegedly defrauded a businessman of N92 million.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bayelsans rejected your stooge, don’t blame army, police – Yekini Nabena tells Governor Dickson

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bayelsa State has dismissed claims made by governor Seriake Dickson, that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government Areas during the recently concluded governorship election in the State.

18 jihadists killed by Burkina Faso police

Burkina Faso authorities said 18 “terrorists” were killed when they attempted to attack a police base in the north of the country, where security services have been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt.
Tukur Buratai

Ijaw group writes Generla Buratai, seeks withdrawal of soldiers who have served over four...

The Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI), a Niger Delta political pressure group, has called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to urgently withdraw officers and men of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army and reshuffle soldiers who have served over four years in North-East.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. - Susan Walsh-AP Photo

White House officials to kick off big Donald Trump impeachment week

Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops overcome another ambush by Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army says its troops have overcome another ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Rebels kill 14 civilians in DR Congo

Assailants in DR Congo have killed 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives against Ugandan rebel strongholds in the east of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

Security operatives arrest four Shiites members in Kaduna

A combined team of the Nigerian police, Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kaduna state have arrested four members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) during their violent protest in Zaria.

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Federal government to sign MoU on Ajaokuta Steel in January

The Federal Government has promised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by January 2020, with a Russian company for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mills, located in Kogi State.

Moody’s downgrades Nigeria over huge debt

As the Federal Government is seeking the approval of the National Assembly to borrow about $30billion, the global financial ratings company, Moody’s Investors Service, has attributed its downgrade of the country’s rating to negative from stable as a result of the nation’s bloating debt profile.

10 killed in Rivers as vigilantes raid communities

Local vigilantes based in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, under the aegis of ONELGA Security Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC), have killed about 10 persons at Okomoko and neighbouring communities in Etche Local Government Area of the state.

PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.