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Italy to give NAF six gunship helicopters to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it was expecting delivery of new fighter aircraft from both the United States and Italy to intensify its aerial campaign against the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

Abubakar Sani-Bello tasks corps members on skills acquisition

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday tasked corps members on the need to acquire skills that would help add value to their lives and the country as a whole.

South-East governors demand ‘unbiased probe’ of alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu

The South-East Governors’ Forum has called for thorough and unbiased investigation on alleged attempted assassination of Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike: I never nominated Peter Obi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that he played no role in the emergence of former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contrary to political insinuations.
Viktoria Marinova

Bulgarian journalist murdered after reporting EU corruption

A Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova who had been reporting on alleged corruption linked to European Union funds was found raped and murdered on Saturday, authorities said.
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United Payments facilitates use of American Express in Nigeria

Unified Payments (UP), Nigeria’s premier payments and financial technology company, yesterday announced it is now offering American Express (Amex) Card acceptance to merchants in Nigeria.

The public servant as a transformational leader

These well tested frameworks can be applied to the Nigerian condition but it is important to address our minds to the more important question of why change oriented policies in Nigeria witness perpetual transition and arrested development.

NEMA advises agencies, NGOs on due process in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday urged humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organisations operating in the northeast to always follow due process while carrying out their activities.
Noura Hussein

Court overturns death sentence for Sudanese teen who killed ‘rapist’ husband

A Sudan court Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a teenager for killing her husband who she said had raped her, instead imposing a five-year jail term, her lawyer said.

Democracy under threat in Nigeria – PDP tells Donald Trump

Less than 24 hours to President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled ‎meeting with the United States of America (USA) president, Donald Trump, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised anti-democratic issues and human rights abuse against the Nigerian leader.

Biafra: IPOB asks Appeal Court to cancel proscription order

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to suspend the enforcement of the order for its proscription issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja in September 2017.

Isaac Adewole: Why federal govt falters on health care delivery services‎

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the reason the federal government is unable to successfully plan and coordinate health service delivery has to do with its weak governance structures, poor human resource capacity and inefficient core processes.

Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case – Amnesty

Amnesty International says oil giant Shell has refused to hand over 100,000 documents on the arrest, detention, and execution of nine men by the military regime of late Sani Abacha.

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Nigerian Air Force confirms killing of ex-CDS Alex Badeh

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the killing of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.

Ex-CDS Alex Badeh assassinated by unknown gunmen

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen

Ex-Donald Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

He is to be sentenced for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in 2016 election-run-up.
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Strike: Presidency, lawmakers insist Muhammadu Buhari will present 2019 budget on Wednesday

The Presidency and federal lawmakers have insisted that the presentation of the 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari as scheduled will still hold on Wednesday despite the ongoing strike of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Good governance possible in Nigeria

Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate on the platform of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), on Tuesday said that good governance was possible in Nigeria if youths would be the agents of change.