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Illegal Retirement: General vs Army, Courts Fixes Hearing For March

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has slated March 15 for the hearing of two applications challenging the alleged illegal retirement of Major General Ibrahim Sani from the Nigerian Army. Before the retirement, General Sani was Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army A three-member panel of justices presided by Justice Abubakar Datti Yahaya on Wednesday adjourned to enable the new counsel to Sani, Magaji Mahmoud (SAN) to file the relevant processes. The court was billed to hear an application for an order compelling the…

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Herdsmen Attacks: Senate Holds Security Summit Next Week

The Senate says it suspends plenary next Wednesday and Thursday to hold a summit on the security situation in some parts of the country. The red chamber also called for a high powered delegation in conjunction with State Governments to resolve the conflict for harmonious existence. It also urged the Federal Government to deploy more security personnel to the affected areas. These resolutions were sequel to a motion sponsored by Sen. Shuaibu Lau (PDP-Taraba) on the conflict between herdsmen and farmers in parts of Taraba. Lau said the conflict which…

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House To Unravel Re-introduction Of Fuel Subsidy—Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara has expressed determination of the House to unravel the lingering fuel scarcity and the alleged re-introduction of fuel subsidy in the country. Speaking while welcoming members of the House of Representatives from the Christmas and New Year break, Dogara urged the lawmakers to work assiduously toward addressing the economic and security challenges confronting the country. “Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so vigorously and persistently challenged,’’ he said. While describing the problems…

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Saraki To Senators: Let Not Politicking Override Legislative Agenda

Senate President  Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appealed to Senator at the resumption of Plenary on Tuesday that it is too early to embark on politicking at the expense of their legislative agenda and the work of governance. Addressing Senators on resumption of Plenary session Saraki used the opportunity to remind members of developments that affected Nigerians and their constituents from the time the chamber embarked on recess and how the Senate reacted by recalling members of its committee to investigate and report developments back to the chamber. According to him:…

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Police Parade Woman For Impersonating First Lady, Aisha Buhari

The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has paraded a suspected female fraudster, Aisha Muhammed Bello for impersonating the Office of the First Lady.   Parading the suspect, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Sadiq Abubakar Bello said the 37 years old mother of four children from Plateau State was arrested for impersonating the wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.   He said: “She is using the name of the First Lady to solicit for contracts and financial assistance from…

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Army Commissions Remodelled Worship Centres in Kaduna

As part of events marking the Armed Forces Rememberance Day (AFRD) Celebration 2018, His Excellency, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i in company of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Mohammed commissioned an expanded and remodelled Juma’at mosque in 44 Comilla Barracks Kaduna. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai graciously provided fund for remodelling and expansion of all the 3 worship places (Mosque and Churches) in the barracks. This is in line with the need for provision of conducive environment for performance…

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Fulani Herdsmen Speak: We Lost 1000 People, 2 Million Cows

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body for the Fulani herdsmen oon Sunday held a press conference where they stated their story in the ongoing ccndemnation of the killings of innocent farmers on their farms across different parts of the country with the latest developments in Benue State where over 70 were killed. Spokesan for the herdsmen said they have also lost 1000 of their members and two million cows to attacks from ethnic militias in many states due to unfriendly laws against cattle grazing in different…

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Buhari Appoints His Aide As DG, NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs/International Relations, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, as the substantive Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Affairs officer, had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights. He also briefly served as Senior Adviser at the…

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INEC Announces Dates Of 2019 Presidential, Assembly Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that the presidential and national assembly elections will be held on February 16, 2019. The commission made the announcement Tuesday while outlining the 2019 general election timetable. It said the presidential and national assembly primaries will begin in August and campaigning in November of this year. The commission says elections for governor, state assembly and other local offices will take place March 2, 2019. The 2019 vote will be the ninth presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation since its independence from Britain…

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