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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.
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.
Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youths Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to resist all forms of violence capable of causing a breach of the country’s peace and unity.

2019: Group urges youths to resist violence

Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youths Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to resist all forms of violence capable of causing a breach of the country’s peace and unity.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari urges military to protect Nigeria’s democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded members of the Armed Forces to protect Nigeria’s democracy and subject themselves to civil authority.
A man walks past the People's Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria October 2, 2018. Picture taken October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria’s main parties to select their presidential candidates

Nigeria's two main political parties met Saturday to pick their nominees for presidential polls scheduled for February 2019, as political heavyweights jostle for position to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term.

Police recover 9,657 prohibited firearms, 26,994 ammunition across 36 States

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said 9,657 prohibited fire arms and 26,994 ammunition have been recovered from illegal possessors of such arms and ammunition across the 36 States of the country.

Family members of six policemen kidnapped by militants

Militants have kidnapped family members of six policemen in India-administered Kashmir have been kidnapped by militants, official sources said on Friday.

Federal government approves N2 billion for Nigerian Army university take-off

The Federal Government has approved N2 billion for the establishment of Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.
Jones Abiri

Jones Abiri: Why DSS linked me to militants

A recently released journalist, Jones Abiri, has explained the circumstances that resulted in his arrest and detention for two years, without trial, by security operatives.
Jones Abiri

Incarcerated Nigerian journalist rejoins family, colleagues

Bayelsa Journalist, Jones Abiri, standing trial for alleged involvement in militancy, returned to the warm embrace of his wife, children and colleagues on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria's military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

Donald Duke: PDP can’t zone my constitutional right

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot zone his constitutional rights, stating that he has the right to aspire, win or lose the party’s presidential ticket.

DSS: Insecurity threat to 2019 election

The Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Alhaji Lawal Daura, has identified insecurity as a major threat to the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian Army moves to stop rivalry, scuffles among security agencies

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA), Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh wednesday described as embarrassing, incidences of fights between operatives of the police and other security agencies.

Report: N1.2 trillion cash backed for capital expenditure in 2016

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission says out of the N1.58 trillion allocated for capital expenditure in 2016, only N1.219 trillion was cash backed.

Federal government bars employers from sacking women for marital, maternity reasons

Nigeria, yesterday, in Geneva, Switzerland, told delegates at the ongoing International Labour Conference, ILC, that employers of labour in public and private sectors had been barred from sacking women from work due to their marital or maternity status.

Bishop Emuh: Those calling for breakup of Nigeria are enemies of progress

Bishop Mike Emuh, the national chairman of the Host Communities Producing Oil and Gas, Nigeria (HOSTCON), has berated those agitating for the breakup of Nigeria.

General Gowon condemns killing, calls for prayers, elders’ intervention

Gen. Yakubu Gowon, a former military head of state, wants a meeting of all leaders and elder statesmen on current violence and also calls for prayers to overcome the recent killings.

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APC flags off campaign in Kogi East

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