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Presidency keeps mum on President Buhari’s CSO removal

The presidency is yet to confirm the removal of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of President Muhammadu Buhari, hours after the story was broken by an online newspaper.
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

We are prepared for governorship elections- security chiefs

Nigerian security chiefs on Tuesday said they are prepared for Saturday’s governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
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Elections: President Buhari, VP Osinbajo receive certificate of return from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday in Abuja presented a Certificate of Return to President Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the Feb. 23 Presidential election.

Governor Shettima: I’ll visit Gambaru Ngala without bullet proof car

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno State, has dared the Boko Haram sect to attack his convoy when he returns to Gambaru Ngala on a campaign mission.

Governor Shettima vows to continue campaigns despite convoy attack

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has vowed to return to Gambaru Ngala notwithstanding lasts week’s attack on his convoy last week by a Boko Haram splinter group.
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NSA: Presidency uncovers plans to scuttle elections

The Presidency Tuesday said it had, through intelligence reports, uncovered plot by some elements within the polity to cause widespread violence during and after the forthcoming general elections.
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DSS trains transport, logistic stakeholders on election security

The Department of State Services (DSS) has embarked on a two-day intensive training of critical electoral stakeholders as part of its determination to swiftly put in place adequate measures to contain potential threats to the 2019 general elections.
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Niger Delta militants threaten to shut down oil wells over Justice Onnoghen’s trial

The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators on Sunday warned that it would begin to attack oil wells in the oil-rich region if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to reverse the alleged harassment of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

PDP: Senator Kashamu is unknown to us

The lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu, yesterday, called on the Police to hold the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, “for breach of public peace and safety should there be a breakdown of law and order in Ogun State” ahead of the 2019 general election.
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National Assembly urges federal government, security agencies to unravel Alex Badeh’s assassination

The Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to unravel the circumstances surrounding the assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, on Tuesday.
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Muhammadu Buhari cancels trip to Edo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Edo on Tuesday may have been cancelled as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, initially billed to hold in Benin City has been shifted to Maiduguri, Borno State.
5 President Buhari interacting with troops deployed to curb the activities of bandits and criminals in Zamfara and neighbouring states under Operations Sharan Daji and Diran Mikiya, at Katsina Airport

Boko Haram: Muhammadu Buhari goes to Maiduguri on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Edo on Tuesday may have been cancelled as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, initially billed to hold in Benin City has been shifted to Maiduguri, Borno State.

Boko Haram: Muhammadu Buhari, service chiefs meet over renewed attacks

President Muhammad Buhari and the service chiefs held an emergency meeting on Sunday over the renewed attacks by Boko Haram.

Federal government bans unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones, others

President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government has banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment.

Lauretta Onochie: CAN’s Samson Olasupo paid to criticise Muhammadu Buhari

A social media adviser to the Nigerian president has criticised the leader of the country's Christian Association in an open letter posted to her Facebook page, calling the Christian leader "pretenders to the throne of God".
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi at the Presidential Villa.

Muhammadu Buhari meets new DSS chief Yusuf Bichi

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja, met Yusuf Bichi, the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the State House behind closed-doors.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi at the Presidential Villa.

Muhammadu Buhari receives DSS chief Yusuf Bichi at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi at the Presidential Villa.

PDP: Why President Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as DSS chief

The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari removed former Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa.

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Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: Bukola Saraki’s defeat new beginning for Kwara

The defeat of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his anointed governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa, in the just-concluded elections in Kwara State marks a new beginning, Governor-Elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has stated.

NDIC: Federal government committed to a stable financial system

The Federal Government is committed to ensuring a stable financial system in the country, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, (NDIC), Umaru Ibrahim, has said.

Governor Okowa urges federal government to abolish death penalty in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday called for the abolishment of death penalty in Nigeria.
This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)

Mozambique cyclone death toll could exceed 1,000 – president

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1 000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years.
Torrential rains have killed 16 people in western Angola's Benguela Province, authorities confirmed.

Heavy rains kill 16 in Angola

Torrential rains have killed 16 people in western Angola's Benguela Province, authorities confirmed.