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Boko Haram: Borno community celebrates first Sallah in five years

According to the monarch, this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says in spite of pocket of attacks by remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno North, the army is tightening the noose against them

Federal government urged to introduce ‘education fund’ for children of slain soldiers

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative has urged the Federal Government to establish “education fund” to carter for the children of the country’s fallen heroes who are mostly youths.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Presidency: Atiku Abubakar’s emotional blackmail laughable

The Presidency has described as laughable and pitiable, efforts by the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to appeal to the emotions of Nigerians, particularly members of the judiciary to influence decision in the ongoing legal tussle over the result of the presidential poll.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Atiku Abubakar’s unrelenting appeal to emotion: A gambit doom to fail

First, it was laughable, now it gets progressively pitiable, to see and hear efforts by presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, appeal to the emotions of Nigerians, particularly members of the judiciary, perchance it would influence decision in the ongoing legal tussle over the result of the presidential poll.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian military speaks on alleged ‘secret graveyards’ in North East

The Defence Headquarters says there are no secret graveyards in the North East Theatre of Operation as being insinuated in some quarters.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: No secret graveyards in North East

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied the existence of secret graveyards in the North East.
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National assembly pledges support to military on insecurity

The National Assembly on Wednesday pledged its continued support to the Nigerian military in tackling the current security threats across the country.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan: How we will help the military to fight insurgency

The President of the Nigerian House of Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, has pledged the National Assembly would give its full support to the Nigerian Military in its ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East and other security challenges in other parts of the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

PDP kicks as APC wants Atiku Abuabkar arrested for alleged felony

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the arrest of former Vice President and presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of committing felony by behaving like an alternate president.
One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.

Boko Haram asked to release Action Against Hunger workers

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has demanded the release of Action Against Hunger workers abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno State.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops kill 78 bandits, recover 16 rifles in Zamfara

Troops of the Nigerian military under the Operation Hadarin Daji have reportedly shot and killed 78 bandits in various operations carried out in Zamfara State forests in the last two months.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army denies video clip linking it with unmanned aerial vehicle

Authorities of the Nigerian Army has denied any link with a video clip circulating on the social media of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) bought by the Nigerian military.

Senator Ndume weeps as he urges IDPs to return home

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwoza taking refuge in Maiduguri, to return home, assuring them of their safety.

Money laundering: Ex-President Jonathan not Colonel Dasuki gave me N400 million – Olisa Metuh

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400 million project fund in which he is standing trial was paid to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

CATE: Reports about ISWAP taking over Nigerian territory false

The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATE) has rubbished media reports that the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) has taken control of some territory in the country.

Pro-Biafra coalition urges boycott of Fulani cow meat

A coalition of pro-Biafra groups has asked the people in the South East to boycott the consumption of Fulani cow meat forthwith, insisting that their native cow is a source of protein.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: Security challenges threatening Nigeria’s existence

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has said the security challenges facing the country is threatening its corporate existence.
Buhari Campaign Organisation BCO

BCO slams ex-President Obasanjo over attack on President Buhari

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has taken former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners over his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Minister: What slows work on Lagos-Ibadan rail line

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaech, says the need for new approvals is responsible for the slow pace of work on the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line.