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Nigerian Air Force promotes senior officers

The Air Force Council (AFC) has approved the promotion 14 Vice Marshals, 36 Air Commodores and 14 Group Captains.
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.

Official: We will guard against fuel scarcity in Kogi

The Petroleum Products Monitoring Committee in Kogi has assured members of the public in the state of its resolve to guard against fuel scarcity, particularly during festive and electionering periods in the area.
Jimoh Moshood

Four policemen, one NSCDC personnel detained over incident at Ike Ekweremadu’s residence

The Police said it had arrested four of its personnel on duty at the residence of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, when the alleged assassination attempt on him took place.
Jimoh Moshood

Ike Ekweremadu: A case of burglary not assassination – Police

The police has declared that the attack on Tuesday morning at the home Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, was attempted burglary not assassination.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks fears of escalation

At least three people were killed when supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, prompting warnings to the government that a heavy-handed approach could radicalise elements in the group.

Kogi government donates relief items to flood victims

The Kogi Government on Thursday donated foodstuffs and other relief items to victims of flood disaster at Itobe, in Ofu Local Government Area.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau reappears after health questions

Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau has re-emerged in a new video after a long absence that fuelled speculation about his health and ability to lead the Islamist militants.

Senator Ekweremadu: No unjustly treated persons can embrace peace

According to the Deputy Senate President, mankind was “besieged by a groundswell of intolerance, injustice, racial discrimination, and ethnic hatred, leading to violence, conflicts, extremism, terrorism, insurgency, and all forms of restiveness.”

Report: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau critically ill

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terror group Boko Haram, is said to be weakened by ill health, prompting questions about his ability to lead the militants, the AFP reported on Friday.

Video: ‘My son has brought problems to many people’ – Boko Haram leader’s mom

"I don’t know if he's alive or dead. I don't know. It's only God who knows. For 15 years I haven't seen him. Since Shekau met with Mohammed Yusuf, I didn't see him again. Yes, he's my son and every mother loves her son, but we have different characters," Falmata was quoted as saying.

Boko Haram: I have not seen my son Abubakar Shekau in last 15 years...

The mother of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, Falmata, says she is not sure if her son is dead or alive.

John Campbell: Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s case may worsen Nigeria’s security challenges

A former United States of America’s Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, is urging the federal government to thread carefully in the way it is handling the case of the spiritual leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, warning that his ongoing trial could worsen the nation’s security.

Nigerian Army plans to make Sambisa forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists into a tourist destination.

Two teachers jailed over N3 million admission scam

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Wednesday sentenced two teachers, Adams Jibril, 28, and Mohammed Yusuf, 27, to combined 24 months imprisonment for defrauding a man of N3 million.

Femi Fani-Kayode: Do not become evil to fight evil

I see Femi Fani-Kayode as a comrade of mine even though he has had occasion in the past to attack me. But I have moved on from that and I hope both FFK and Mark Zuckerberg have too.

Policemen accused of killing Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf reinstated

Five Nigerian police officers who were accused of killing Boko Haram's founder Mohammed Yusuf while in their custody have been reinstated, a police oversight body said on Monday.

Eighty-one Boko Haram suspects go on public trial in Niger

Eighty-one people accused of fighting for Boko Haram went on trial in Niger in a public court sitting, one of the first of its kind after closed-door trials of suspected insurgents were criticised by human rights groups.

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NAICOM: Insurance companies settle N145 billion claims in Q3

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2019: Ben Bruce’s kinsmen dump PDP for APC

Senator Ben Murray Bruce’s Akassa kinsmen have vowed to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), preferring to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 16, Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency contest.
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin wants rap music controlled

Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown concern at the growing popularity of rap music. Due to its growing popularity, he advised that the government control it and channel it to ensure that it does not promote moral decadence.
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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.