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Military Denies Boko Haram Attacks On Soldiers In Borno, Adamawa

The Armed Forces have denied reports of an attack on the Nigerian troops leading to the disappearance of a number of soldiers when the terrorists attacked their camp in Borno. In a statement the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to news making the round alleging attack on soldiers and capturing of military vehicles by Boko Haram in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. “The Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that the report is not only…

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Army Kills 5 Boko Haram Terrorists, Nab Fuel Suppliers In North-East

Troops of operation Lafiya Dole while on clearance operation at Kwari village, Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off neutralised five Boko Haram terrorists.   In a statement, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas  Chukwu said: “Items   recovered include: 2 AK 47 rifles, 3 FN rifles, 5 Magazine, 24 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 18 rounds of  7.62mm NATO ammunition.   “In a related development, troops of 159 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya  Dole arrested two suspected  Boko Haram terrorists fuel suppliers at Yusufari Local Government  Area…

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Presidency Says Pastor Bakare, Adeosun Didn’t Meet With Buhari

Stories with insinuations are making the rounds that Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, met together with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja,Friday. Far from the truth. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina in a statement said that the Minister was at the Presidential Villa in connection with the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) holding Saturday in Abuja, which would be graced by President Buhari. She ran into…

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2019: Presidency Names Ali-Modu Sheriff Leader Buhari Support Committee

… Members include M. T. Mbu, Ita Giwa, Kano Musician Rara The Presidency through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) has formally announced a former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Director General of Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee.   PRNigeria gathered that the Committee is different from Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) which recently appointed Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport as the Director General while Human Rights Lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN) as the spokesman and Director,…

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APC Senators, Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani, Others Dump APC In Kaduna 

Members of Akida and Restoration groups of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State on Friday announced their withdrawal from the party.   The Chairman of the Akida group, Matamaiki Tom-Maiyashi announced the decision of the two groups at a press conference in Kaduna.  He said they left because the APC was not ready to accommodate alternative opinions or allow democracy to take its course in the conduct of party affairs.  Prominent members of the two groups include Senators Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) and Suleiman Hunkuyi (APC Kaduna…

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House Of Reps Reject Buhari’s Executive Order On Assets Freeze

There was commotion in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, during the debate on the Executive Order 006 of 2018 recently signed  by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari had on July 5 signed the order seeking to restrain owners of assets being investigated from any further transaction on them. The President said he had chosen to sign the order because of the necessity to stop owners of such assets from further using their proceeds to pervert the cause of Justice. According to him, the order will serve as a platform…

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House Approves 180-Day Suspension Of Senator Omo-Agege 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday endorsed the recommendations of a joint ad hoc committee of the National Assembly, which recommended the immediate suspension of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege for 180 legislative days. The joint committee was constituted to investigate the invasion of the Senate chamber on April 18 and subsequent stolen of the mace. The committee’s 10-point recommendation was adopted after Rep. Betty Apiafi (Rivers-PDP), Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee, laid the report at the Tuesday’s plenary session. The legislators also called for the immediate prosecution of Omo-Agege (APC,…

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Army Averts Communal Clash, Arrests 10 People In Gombe

The army has arrested 10 people in Gombe State after averting a communal clash between Biliri and Shongom Local Government Areas of the state over a disputed land.   The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that troops immediately mobilised to the troubled spots after receiving information on the crisis.   Chukwu explained that those arrested were “believed to be the masterminds of trouble” that would have snowballed into a clash.   According to him, items recovered from those arrested are one AK…

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Troops, Rescue Abandoned Girl As Boko Haram Terrorists Flee

Troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force have freed a little girl while on clearance patrol at Mallam Matsari village encountered Boko Haram terrorists. However, the terrorists fled the village on sighting the troops and a female child held captive and abandoned by the terrorists was also rescued. Efforts are being intensified by the troops to get the fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists. In a statement Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said  Items recovered include: a. Three AK 47…

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Saraki Leads NASS  Delegation On Parliamentary Visit To US

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will On Monday, lead a National Assembly Delegation to Washington D.C, United States of America, on a Parliamentary visit.   Members of the delegation include Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda, Chairman, Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Baba Kaka Garbai, Chairman, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations and Diaspora, Senator Rose Oko and Chairman, House Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Fijabi Saheed Akinade, Chairman, House Committee On Justice, Hon. Rasak Atunwa and Hon. Hassan Saleh, Chairman House Committee on Local Contents.  …

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