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Nigerian military resettles 145,000 IDPs in three states – commander

The Nigerian army has said it has facilitated the return of 145,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their homes in Benue, Taraba and parts of Nasarawa States.

Military kills Benue militia leader’s wife, 12 of his loyalists

The military spike operation codenamed Operation WHIRL STROKE says it had recently killed 12 militia men loyal to the wanted militia leader, Terwase Akwaza (Gana), at the end of a four simultaneous assaults on Gana’s hideouts in Sai, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

Policeman, two others killed in gunfight in Benue

A policeman and two civilians were killed on Thursday when security forces engaged suspected militias in a gun duel in Benue State.

Nigerian Air Force jets bomb Benue villages

Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted air strikes on at least three Benue State communities on Saturday, in an operation which lasted several hours.

Police: Why we transfer suspects cases to Abuja

The Nigeria Police has explained the rational behind the controversial transfer of suspected cultists arrested in Kwara State to Abuja.

Police deny alleged plot to implicate Senator Saraki in criminal matter

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday denied any plot by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to implicate the President of the senate, Bukola Saraki, in criminal matter.

Bill Gates, TY Danjuma and street life

For a government that has swallowed more than it can digest, last week’s extra portion from Bill Gates and TY Danjuma worsened its constipation.

Obasanjo’s statement on Buhari’s administration full of mischief – Senator Waku

A former member of the National Assembly, Senator Joseph Waku, has described Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as a thrash and full of mischief.

Obasanjo returns to beat, humbles Buhari and APC

Like him or hate him, Olusegun Obasanjo is an enigma. I am convinced that God has granted him a special grace to influence the course of events in this nation for good or for bad, sometimes for a mixture of both.

What is happening to Buhari?

That’s precisely the point. His good intentions may be taking us to hell in a handcart and his gestures, just like Jonathan’s at the height of the MEND-led violence, are feeble and confusing.

Why Atiku Abubakar will not be president

It was barely 72 hrs into his PDP return before word spread that he had taken over the campaign expenses of Prince Uche Secondus, a party chairmanship candidate and just over a week later, reports emerged that he had donated $10m to the coffers of the party.

Federal govt working to plug holes in schools’ feeding programme – Presidency

The Federal Government has acknowledged that, inspite of the success recorded by the school feeding programme for pupils between Primary 1 and 3, there a few holes which should be plugged to ensure that the programme is run transparently and the children are well-fed.

Tor Tiv wants compensation for 2001 Zaki Biam invasion

The Fifth Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, has called on the Federal Government to compensate the people of Zaki Biam in Katsina-Ala Local Government Council area of the state for the 2001 military invasion that witnessed many killings.

IPOB: The thin line between terrorists and freedom fighters

The activities of the group are essentially characterized by moving in troops, with cardboards placards in their hands; singing, blowing whistles and flutes in agitation for self independence. They wear berets, t-shirts and carry flags with the Biafran insignia.

IPOB: Obasanjo is a hypocrite – Ishola-Williams

A retired Army General, Maj.-Gen. Ola Ishola-Williams has lambasted President Olusegun Obasanjo for advising President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu.

ls Nigerian military strong only against the weak?

On December 12, 2015 in Kaduna state, north-western Nigeria, the military allegedly mowed down hundreds of Shiite Muslims who allegedly tried to obstruct their path. Till date, their leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife are still in detention, although authorities like to sugarcoat it as protective custody.

Buhari should dialogue with respectable Igbo leaders, not Kanu – Ajibulu

Tunde Ajibulu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should dialogue with respectable leaders in the South East to find a lasting solution to the current agitation in the region.

South East must not fall into the trap again

Why should the Igbo be like the proverbial tortoise who took the challenge of living in the sewage pit (tempting condition) for seven days, only to give up after the sixth and half days? Must we continue bargain for political compensation or relevance through violence in this modern age?

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