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The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organisers of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), has announced that the 2019 edition of the film fiesta will hold on Dec. 1 to Dec. 7 in Abuja.

NFC, Nigerian Army decry wrong portrayal of military in movies

The Nigerian Film Corporation and the Nigerian Military have decried the wrong portrayal of the military in Nigerian movies, saying it is undermining the military’s enormous sacrifices and its personnel.

Nigerian Navy rewards officers for excellence

The Nigerian Navy in Lagos at the weekend, rewarded five officers and four ratings who distinguished themselves in the course of performing naval duties within the Western Naval Command.

30 Naval personnel abandon counter-insurgency training

Thirty members of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Services (SBS) have abandoned ship during a training on asymmetric war and how to confront emergency threats towards providing the required security in the nation’s maritime environment.

Troops prevent 313 sabotage attempts on oil export pipelines

Troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta also known as Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) have stopped no fewer than 313 sabotage attempts on crude oil export pipelines in the region.
A teacher who taught former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, has died at the age of 92 years. James Popoola died in his private residence in Ilaro, a town in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s teacher passes on at 92

A teacher who taught former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, has died at the age of 92 years.
The plot to impeach the Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has thickened following his refusal to step down against the directive of Governor Seriake Dickson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Plot to impeach Bayelsa Speaker thickens

The plot to impeach the Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has thickened following his refusal to step down against the directive of Governor Seriake Dickson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Defections loom as Bayelsa PDP plots to retain running mate

Mass defection looms in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa State, following a plot by the party to retain Senator Lawrence Erwujakpor as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri.

Piracy reports on Nigeria is manipulated – Navy

The Nigerian Navy has warned the media against carrying the international piracy reports on Nigeria as credible news saying that, “Most of these are manipulated for their economic gains.’’

Nigerian Navy deepens collaboration with other agencies

Speaking at the event, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral, Oladele Daji, said that the exercise was basically created to promote Inter-agency cooperation through the combined exercise which gave him great pleasure and sense of honour to attend.

Nigeria security situation critical – Naval chief

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has advocated committed collaboration and cooperation among sister services and other security agencies to enable them tackle the security challenges facing the country.
The pioneer Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty for Niger Delta militants, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has said he would deploy the amnesty template to tackle insecurity in Bayelsa if elected governor.

Bayelsa guber: Timi Alaibe flays PDP primaries

Governorship aspirant in the just concluded Bayela State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governership primary, Mr Ndutimi Alaibe, has described the process that led to the emergence of Senator Douye Diri as the flag bearer of the party for the November 16 election as flawed.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, says it is partnering the Nigerian Navy to ensure effective service delivery and security of its Floating Mega Stations (FMS) across the Niger Delta region of the country.

Floating mega stations: NNPC retail partners Navy for effective operations

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, says it is partnering the Nigerian Navy to ensure effective service delivery and security of its Floating Mega Stations (FMS) across the Niger Delta region of the country.
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.

Taraba police killings: Nigerian Army to court-martial soldiers in Jos

The Nigerian Army is concluding arrangements to move its soldiers, who may be indicted by the Defence Headquarters’ Joint Investigative Panel’s report, to the 3 Division headquarters, Jos, Plateau State, for a possible General Court Martial.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Military panel probes Taraba kidnap kingpin’s confession, invites police

The Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the killing of three police in Ibi, Taraba State, has opened an investigation into the video showing arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, indicting soldiers over his escape.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Joint security panel worried over Taraba kidnap kingpin’s video

The panel set up by the military high command to look into strained inter-agency relations between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police is worried over a trending video of the purported confession of the re-arrested notorious Kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume in police custody.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson speaks on who will succeed him

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says his preferred candidate for the Sept. 3 primary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge among his loyalists in the Restoration camp of the party.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: PDP has no preferred candidate in Bayelsa

Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who is also the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Bayelsa said the party has no preferred aspirant for its primary election in Bayelsa.

Bayelsa governor set up campaign committee to pick PDP guber candidate

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would on Monday August 19 inaugurate a campaign committee nicknamed Restoration Governorship election Primary Committee says the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso- Markson.

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Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

2020 Budget: Federal government to reintegrate ex-militants with N65 billion

The Federal Government has earmarked N65 billion for the reintegration of ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

NUPENG raises the alarm over bad roads, extortion by touts

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
Real Madrid are reportedly tracking the progress of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Real Madrid ‘tracking progress’ of Rennes starlet

Camavinga has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under Julien Stéphan, starting all nine Ligue 1 games thus far.

Stranger disappears with one-year-old child in Ebonyi

There was anxiety in the Ogbe Hausa area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as a stranger reportedly disappeared with a one-year-old child, Esomchi Oyoke.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).