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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)

Troops neutralise two bandits, avert ethnic clash along Benue/Taraba border

Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun on Friday.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

We must assure Nigerians of their safety, security without excuses

Criminal records point to a significant rise in crime following the conclusion of the general elections. While some security experts have attributed the trend to the disengagement of the criminal elements from politically-related activities for which they might have been engaged during the elections, others have attributed the trend to socio-economic factors.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army kills four Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army said it killed at least four Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons in a clearance operation on the sect’s suspected hideout along Makinta Meleri in Konduga Local Government Area, Borno state.

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General Omar Zain Al Abideen addresses a press conference in Khartoum on April 12, 2019, a day after the army removed Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir. AFP

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.
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Efe Ajagba dreams of a heavyweight title

The undefeated Nigerian will fight once-beaten Michael Wallisch at the Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday and the 25-year-old Ughelli-born pugilist believes he is prepared to face the 33 year-old German.
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Oyo: Bayo Adelabu denies alleged rift with Governor Ajimobi

The gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has declared that he remains inseparable from the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

ALGON pledges support for YESSO towards poverty reduction in Oyo

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has pledged support for the Youths Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) towards poverty reduction in the state.
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Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Sadio Mane included in PFA Team of the Year

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA Team of the Year 2018-19 - the only player not from either Manchester City or Liverpool.