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APC governorship aspirants seek NJC’s intervention in Zamfara crisis

No fewer than eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State yesterday faulted Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s move to enforce the judgement of a state High Court on the party’s crisis.

Gunmen kidnap seven at football viewing centre in Zamfara

More than twenty suspected kidnappers stormed a football viewing centre in Zamfara State and kidnapped seven people.
The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.-1

Air force buries personnel killed during operation against Boko Haram

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Nigerian Army appoints new war commanders against terrorism

Following the recent directive by Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali, that Operation Lafiya Dole be reorganised for effective results, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has appointed new operational commanders to prosecute the war on terror.

NAF helicopter crashes while bombing Boko Haram

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter being used to bomb Boko Haram members has crashed.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, on Saturday led other service chiefs on operational visit to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

Service chiefs pay operational visit to Theatre Command

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, on Saturday led other service chiefs on operational visit to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

Mansur Dan-Ali: Drug abuse, unemployment responsible for insecurity in Zamfara

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, says drug abuse, unemployment and governance are responsible for the “deplorable security situation in Zamfara”.

Armed bandits attack Zamfara communities

Armed bandits again reportedly stormed Garin Mata and two other communities in Birinin Magani Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday and in the wee hours of Thursday, killing several persons.
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Muhammadu Buhari ‘queries’ reporter for reducing his age, asks for more prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly `protested’ when a reporter mistakenly reduced his age by one year.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Muhammadu Buhari urges Nigerians to give him more time

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to understand him and give him more time to translate his intentions for the country.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Saudi Arabia donates 140,468 bags of food items to IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Boko Haram: Federal government orders air force chief to join Tukur Buratai in north-east

The federal government has directed Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to join Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff in the north-east to coordinate the Nigerian air force operations.
Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Mansur Dan-Ali asks Tukur Buratai to remain in North-east till security improves

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari warns military to stay away from politics

Ahead of next year’s general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned members of the Armed Forces to remain non-partisan, but vigilant in dealing with issues of security.
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Boko Haram attack: Atiku Abubakar politicising national tragedy – APC

Following the tragedy that befell the country over the attack on military men fighting the insurgents at Metele base in Borno State, All Progressives Congress has said Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and his party, are dancing on the graves of fallen soldiers.

Nigeria, Chad Defence ministers to meet over Boko Haram attack

Defence Minister Brig-Gen Mansur Dan-Ali is billed for N’djamena, Chad’s capital this week to discuss with his Chadian counterpart Gen. Daoud Yaya on how best to respond to the worsening security crisis along the Nigeria–Chad border.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari: I’ll allow credible elections in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is committed to the conduct of free, fair, credible and acceptable elections by the global community in 2019.

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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.