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Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: We’ll immortalise Domkat Bali

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said his government will “at the appropriate time” immortalise the late Chief of Defence Staff, General Domkat Bali (rtd) for his contributions to the nation.
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi-Magashi, has given an assurance that the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, will be rescued soon.

Katsina attack: Abducted students to be rescued soon – defence minister

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi-Magashi, has given an assurance that the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, will be rescued soon.

President Buhari sends 1000 more troops to Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered extra 1000 soldiers to be drafted to Calabar and other parts of Cross River State to contain rising insecurity and alleged second phase of ENDSARS protest.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has taken a swipe at the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, accusing him of coming after his life and other prominent leaders in the state.

Senator Anyim: Governor Umahi has plans against prominent Ebonyi leaders

Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has taken a swipe at the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, accusing him of coming after his life and other prominent leaders in the state.

Tiv-Jukun crisis: Plaintiffs seek transfer of suit to Taraba

The Federal High court Abuja has adjourned indefinitely a suit challenging the composition of the panel of investigations into the Tiv/Jukun crisis in Taraba.

Nigeria’s defence chief mulls Pentagon model military complex

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has called on the Ministry of Defence to look into the possibility of initiating a unified military complex in the mould of Pentagon, the United States military headquarters which shares the same complex with Secretary of Defence and his civilian staff.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari outlines action plan to forestall #EndSARS protests’ reoccurrence

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday unfolded plans by his administration to prevent the reoccurrence of the #EndSARS protests, championed by activists campaigning against police brutality.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has condemned recent attacks in Plateau and Kogi communities which claimed lives of innocent Nigerians within one week, assuring that those responsible would not go unpunished.

President Buhari: No repeat of #EndSARS protests in Nigeria again

President Muhammadu Buhari says that he will do whatever it takes to ensure that there is no repeat of EndSARS protests in Nigeria again.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over national security council meeting

Others in attendance are; Ministers of Defence, Bashir Mahashi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama and Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi.
However, speaking in a telephone interview with newmen during the weekend, SOKAPU’s president, Jonathan Asake, said his group “is not positive” towards the prospects of the peace-building efforts.

SOKAPU: Kaduna peace deals ‘cosmetic’

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has described the recent community peace-building initiatives in Nigeria’s historically tensed Southern Kaduna as “cosmetic”, claiming that they are elite-focused.

CDS: Nigeria now confronted with cyber terrorism

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, on Wednesday described the use of cyber space as the most precarious challenge facing Nigeria today as a nation, adding that it has snowballed to cyber terrorism which is now the most unpredictable challenge the country is battling with.
Babagana Monguno

NSA: Protesters disseminated inciting content on social media

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), has said the social media was used to disseminate subversive content to incite violence during the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country recently.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyer sues President Buhari, General Buratai, others over Lekki shootings

A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a N10bn fundamental rights suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others over last Tuesday night shootings at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

#EndSARS: President Buhari promises to improve governance

Barely 24 hours after presiding over a National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was followed by a national live broadcast, allowing the nationwide EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with former Nigeria leaders, promising to improve governance through the democratic process and sustained engagement.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: No CCTV camera removed from Lekki toll gate before shooting

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has, again, spoken on the ugly incident that happened at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday evening, in which military personnel used live ammunition to disperse EndSARS protesters who camped at the tollgate to demand for the end to police brutality.

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2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

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Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

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The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has taken to his official Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle, who turns 57 today.

Barack Obama sends loving message to wife on birthday

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has taken to his official Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle, who turns 57 today.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Street trading: Abia sets up mobile court, gives traders one week ultimatum

This is even as government has given street traders at Obikabia and Opobo junctions in the Ogbor Hill area of the commercial city seven days to vacate the streets and move into approved markets in the city.
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27 abducted Kano traders regain freedom

Twenty seven Kano traders, who were abducted on their way to Aba town in Abia State, have regained their freedom, according to the management of Kantinkwari Textiles Market.