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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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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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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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SERAP Tasks Adeosun To Break Silence Over  NYSC Certificate

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun to “without further delay show responsibility and clear the air over the damaging certificate forgery allegations against her and settle the facts of the case once and for all.”   The organization said, “Suspicions of certificate forgery involving a senior member of the government if not urgently and satisfactorily addressed would weaken public trust in the government’s oft-expressed commitment to transparency and accountability.”   Several days after being accused of forging her National Youth Service…

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AFREXIM Bank: Buhari Salutes Founders Vision, Commends Stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the vision of the founders of AFREXIM Bank which marked its 25 years while also holding its Annual General Meeting in Abuja Speaking while declaring open the celebrations, President Buhari said: “I will like to say Congratulations to the management and Board of Directors of AFREXIM Bank for their dynamism and tenacious leadership without which the feats so far achieved would not have been possible” SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/25TH ANNIVERSARY…

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NDLEA Elevates 1311 Personnel, 20 Officers

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has promoted a total of 1, 311 staff. This is made up 1, 291 staff within the rank and file and 20 others converted to officer cadre.   The promotion exercise followed the completion of the process set in motion by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd.) to address the lingering backlog of promotion in the Agency. The conversion is also consistent with the Federal Government Circular referenced HCSF/EPO/EIR/CND/100/98 of September 2016 which equates HND with degrees and as…

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Innovative Education System, Panacea To Nation’s Challenges, Says Oyedepo

Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has suggested the adoption of innovative education system to tackle the nation’s socio-economic challenges. Oyedepo, the Founder and General Overseer, Living Faith Church Worldwide, made the suggestion on Friday while addressing the 5th Convocation ceremony of the university in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Speaking on the topic: “Defining Destiny by Taking Responsibility’’ Oyedepo, who is also the Chairman of the institution’s Board of Regent, said that Nigeria’s socio-economic and security challenges were surmountable through stakeholders’ responsibilities. He…

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Buhari Commissions Abuja Light Rail,  Praises China For Support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissions the light rail system for the nations capital, Abuja for which he commended the support from the government of China. According to him: “This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project.   KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF THE ABUJA…

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Ekiti Poll: Outrage Over Attack On Fayose, Afenifere Urges Caution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Wednesday’s physical attack on Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti by policemen deployed for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, National Chairman of PDP Mr Uche Secondus, described the incident as “a complete attack on democratic order and direct assault on Ekiti State and her people’’. According to him, Nigeria’s democracy has finally come under heavy attack. Secondus said that in the All Progressives Congress (APC) desperation to take over Ekiti, the Federal Government deployed armed…

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