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Crude oil discovered in Northern Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has discovered hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North Eastern part of the country.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Federal government to monitor activities of NGOs in Northeast

The federal government will henceforth monitor and evaluate activities of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the North-East to ensure compliance among them.
The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.-4

[email protected]: NAF tackling security challenges in Northeast, Northwest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in its efforts to tackle insurgency in the North East, banditry and Cattle rustling in the North West of the country, introduced various air operations to combat these emerging threats.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Boko-Haram: Soldiers embark on ‘Operation Positive Identification’ to rout terrorists in Northeast

The Nigerian Army said its soldiers fighting the counter-insurgency war in the northeast have embarked on an operation to identify and arrest all suspected terrorists operating in the region.
Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Sudan forms transition government to lead country to civilian rule

Sudan’s military leaders and the country’s pro-democracy opposition movement have formed an 11-member sovereign council to lead the country through a three-year transitional period towards civilian rule, state news agency SUNA reported.

Thailand launches cloud-seeding operations to tackle drought

The Thai government on Friday launched additional rain-making operations in the Northern, North-Eastern and Central regions to tackle serious droughts.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari rewards loyalty, promotes General Adeosun, Biu

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Federal high courts end legal year, begin vacation

Federal High Courts in Nigeria, on Monday, commenced the annual long vacation for the year 2019, newsmen reports.

Official: North East recovery plan targets 14 million victims of insurgency

Nearly 14 million people affected by insurgency are to benefit from President Muhammadu Buhari’s five-year recovery plan for states in the North East zone of the country.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai: Army pushing hard to stabilise North East

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Multi-National Joint Task Force is pushing hard to ensure stabilility in the Northern part of Borno.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

UK, France pledge support for Nigeria on security

The United Kingdom and France say they will continue to explore areas where they can maximise support to Nigeria in particular, and West Africa in general, in addressing security challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to extend its exploration to six basins in the country.

South-west Ulamas back President Buhari’s second term bid

Religious leaders from all the states in the South-west region have thrown their weight behind the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari takes APC Campaign rally to Cross River State on 30th Jan 2019-1

President Buhari thanks Obong of Calabar for acknowledging achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, for his honesty and maturity in acknowledging major changes in infrastructure, wrought by his administration.
President Buhari takes APC Campaign rally to Cross River State on 30th Jan 2019-1

President Buhari salutes Obong of Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, for his honesty and maturity in identifying major positive changes in the nation’s polity, especially in infrastructure in the last three years.
President Buhari takes APC Campaign rally to Cross River State on 30th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari: Nigerians already testifying of positive changes in the country

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Calabar, Cross River State, appreciated the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, for his honesty and maturity in stating major changes in the polity, especially in infrastructure, assuring him of more interventions that will impact the lives of Nigerians.

Ogun politics: My encounter with violence

I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 Presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youths wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t matter that it was a Presidential convoy. But nothing in those two places is comparable to what I experienced in Sagamu, Ogun State on Sunday, January 13.

Governor Ortom: Why IDPs can’t go home now

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has said that the terrain was not safe for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to return to their ancestral homes.

General Babangida: Evolve new strategies to check Boko Haram

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former military president, has called for new strategies to check the continued killing of Nigerian soldiers and civilians by Boko Haram and other security challenges bedevilling the country.

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Unilorin wins third JAMB tertiary institutions football competition

The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.

Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
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British premier to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.