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IPOB drags General Buratai, Governor Ikpeazu, 14 others to US court over killings

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dragged 16 Nigerian officials to a United States District Court for the District of Columbia for their alleged direct or indirect complicity in the alleged extrajudicial killings of its members/Biafrans who had launched peaceful protests in the wake of arrest and detention of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Operation Lafiya Dole commander ‘incompetent’ – Governor Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Monday, indicted the immediate past Theatre Commander of the Joint military force fighting in the northeast, code named, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, describing him as ‘incompetent’.

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast.

People still betraying troops to Boko Haram – General Rogers Nicholas

The new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen Rogers Nicholas, has said there was still lot to be done to completely defeat Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East, as people still provide information on locations of troops in the region.

Boko Haram kills six soldiers in Borno

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday.

Nigeria Army replaces Commander Operation Lafiya Dole

The military has removed the Theatre Commander of the counter-insurgency operation, Operation Lafiya Dole, in the North East, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and replaced him with a new commander, Maj.-Gen. Nicholas Rogers.

Defence chief Abayomi Olonisakin visits troops in North-East

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, on Wednesday began an operational visit of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.

Nigerian Army kill 40, arrest 18 Boko Haram insurgents in 1 month

The Nigerian Army said it had killed a total of 40 Boko Haram insurgents, arrested 18 and rescued about 230 victims during combat in Sambisa forest in the last one month.

President Buhari urges troops to stand against secession

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told troops of the Nigerian military that they would be the biggest losers if Nigeria should disintegrate as being canvassed by some groups and individuals.

Buhari marks Independence Anniversary in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday to mark the military ceremonies of the National Independence Day.

[email protected]: Service chiefs to celebrate with troops in Maiduguri

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, and the three other Service Chiefs on Saturday, moved to Maiduguri to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independence Anniversary with troops in the frontline.

Commander urges troops to show discipline in fight against insurgency

The Theatre Commander of “Operation Lafiya Dole’’, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has admonished troops to show discipline and professionalism in the counter-insurgency operations of the armed forces.

Troops ambush, kill Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Nigerian troops have killed a large number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

Buratai extends deadline for Shekau’s capture

The 40-day deadline given to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, dead or alive has been extended.

Our main thrust is to decapitate all terrorists’ factions – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the main thrust of the military operations in the North-East is the decapitation of all the remaining terrorists’ factions.

Nigerian Army misses own deadline to capture Boko Haram chief

The Nigerian Army has missed a self-set 40-day deadline to capture the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive.

We don’t have power to arrest hate campaigners – DHQ

The Defence authorities have denied the claim that the military is monitoring hate campaigners with the aim of arresting them, saying it does not have the powers to arrest Nigerians for such infraction.

Nigerian Army kills 82 insurgents in Borno, Yobe in two months

The military has disclosed that it killed 82 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 468 hostages in the last two months.

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NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.