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Dasuki Sets to Regain Freedom, Judge Signs Bail Application

The former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) is set to regain freedom any moment as a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu formally endorsed the bail application granted him on July 2, 2018. Dasuki has been in detention camp of Department of State Security Service (DSS) since December 29, 2015 when he was rearrested by security operatives. Justice Ojukwu endorsed the bail application after Dasuki perfected all the conditions imposed on him by the court. Family sources told PRNigeria today that the ex-NSA through his associates and…

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PDP Rejects Results Of Ekiti Governorship Election

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the Saturday Ekiti State governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   INEC declared Dr Kayode Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election with 197,459 votes.   According to the result declared by Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, the (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, came second with 178,121 votes….

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Police Arrest 2 Cattle Rustlers, Recover 35 Cattle In Gombe

The Police Command in Gombe State has arrested two suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 35 cattle. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, told Journalists in Gombe on Tuesday that the suspects were Usman Saleh 30, of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe and Mohammed Garba 20, of Yamaltu -Deba Local Government Area of Gombe. Olukolu said the suspects were intercepted at Dadin-kowa village in Gombe State with 35 cattle. He said the cattle rustlers were suspected to have come from Taraba. According to him, the suspects could not account…

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NNPC Pipeline Explosions, Residents, Commuters To Stay Away

Following the explosions at one of the pipelines of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) located  along Dangodagbe village popularly known as Pago under Paikoro  Local Government Council of Niger State, the villagers and commuters along the axis have been told to stay away pending return of normalcy to the affected areas. On the 8th of July 2018 at about 5am, there was an explosion and another explosion occurred at about 5:30pm Sunday which was controlled by the response agencies. The causes of the explosions are still uncertain but experts…

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Presidency Insists Politicians, Climate Change, Behind Herders, Farmers Clashes

The Presidency has called on Nigerians to exercise restraints in their comments on the protracted clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the country.. In a statement from the seat of power, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the federal government is working closely with state governments and the security services as well as international partners to resolve this ongoing issue. According to him: “The clashes between herders and farmers are historical. The causes of these confrontations are varied and complex….

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Buhari Hosts Northern CAN Leaders, Promises To Curtail Killings

……CAN To FG: Tell Herders To Acquire Land For Ranching President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday rallied Christian leaders in the country to remain united and shame those stoking the fires of ethnic and religious conflicts in the country for their short-term political gains. Receiving members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from the 19 Northern States and Abuja led by Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam, at the Presidential Villa, the President reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to bring violent conflicts in Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba, Zamfara and other flash-points to a decisive…

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NASS Gets Court Backing To Serve Impeachment Notice Against Buhari

A Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday ordered the National Assembly to urgently initiate an impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari. The court presided over by Justice Maurine Adaobi Onyetenu gave the order following a suit a lawyer, Kanmi Ajibola, and a rights activist, Sulaiman Adeniyi, urging the court order the national legislature to remove the president. The two Nigerians had in April written to the two chambers of the National Assembly to consider Buhari impeachment over alleged breaches of the constitution. However, when their request was turned…

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Army Eliminates Boko Haram Terrorists In Gawasa, Borno

Troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE while  on clearance operation at Gawasa village in Guzamala  Local Government Area of Borno State on 27 June 2018 neutralized suspected Boko Haram terrorists terrorizing the area. In a statement, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said: “Four members of the terrorists were neutralised during the operation.  Items recovered  include: 5 Motorcycles, 3 Motorcycle engines, 5 Motorcycle tubes,  2 Motorcycle tyres,  250 litres of premium spirit, 2 Bags of flour, One bag of rice, 100 loaves of bread,  60 Containers of 5 litre…

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Yobe Closes Last Government-Established IDPs Camp 

The Yobe State on Wednesday officially closed the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu and the only government-established camp left in the state. Permanent Secretary State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Musa Jidawa, said the closure of the camp was as a result of consensus reached by the IDPs from the six communities in the camp. “They voluntarily chose to relocate to communities of their choice in line with the United Nations’ guiding principle on internal displacement,” Jidawa said. He said the principle stipulated that “every Internally Displaced…

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Plateau Killings: Military Task Force Parades Suspects

The Special Military Task Force, “Operation Save Haven’’ on Wednesday paraded three suspects in connection with the latest killings in Plateau State that sparked national outrage. The three men were said to have been captured at Gashish District in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau. The suspects were paraded in Jos alongside 14 others, who were arrested over the killings in which people, described as herdsmen massacred over 200 people, mainly locals and farmers on June 24. It may be recalled that 11 villages in the Barkin Ladi…

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