Boko Haram behind Abuja-Kaduna highway attacks — Intelligence sources reveal

The recent attacks on travellers along the beleaguered Abuja-Kaduna highway were carried out by Boko Haram, according to reliable sources. Recall that on Sunday, the terrorists abducted an unspecified number of passengers and killed a notable Zamfara politician along the expressway. The terrorists returned the following day, near the same spot and almost the same time, to open fire on travelers and abduct dozens more. However, a top intelligence source in Abuja, told newsmen, on condition of anonymity, that the recent attacks were carried out by Boko Haram terrorists, who…

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2023 Presidency: Bukola Saraki declares intention to contest

The immediate-past Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has declared his intention to run for president in the forthcoming 2023 General Election. Saraki made his intention known during his visit to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, in Makurdi, whom he called a good party man under the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP). The report said Saraki was in Makurdi with former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje; Senator Suleiman Adokwe and the Chairman of Council, ‘Saraki for President Campaign’, Prof.…

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Sultan, Fayemi, other State Govs. converge in Abuja for Unity Summit

A national socio-political group, the National Prosperity Movement, (NPM), is organising a National Unity Summit in Abuja, aimed at providing a platform for illustrious Nigerians from all walks of life and representing diverse interests and groups to have a meaningful conversation. According to the organisers, the Summit, with the theme: ‘Peace, unity, equity and nation-building’, will also provide new perspectives to the issues of equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for Nigerians and in the end, stimulate the process of national healing, understanding and progress. “We believe that we can have…

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2023: El-Rufa’i under fire for begging Nigerians not to vote for PDP

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has come under fire for begging Nigerians not to vote for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in 2023, claiming that if the PDP is voted into power it will take the country backward. El-Rufa’i, who made the remarks in Kaduna further accused PDP senators from the state of stalling development in the state, urging Nigerians to avoid PDP in 2023 so as not to be taken back to the “problems of yesterday”. But in a swift reaction, PDP Vice Chairman, Abia North…

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Zamfara bandits mount road block, collect taxes, set farms on fire, abduct defaulters – Residents claim

…”It’s not true” ― Police Residents of Magami in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State has cried for help over the worsening state of insecurity in their communities. They said bandits are destroying their farm lands and imposing levies on them. ”If you fail to pay bandits the levy, they either abduct you or burn your farm land ”, they added. However, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC) Hausa service report, the State’s Police Command denied the story, saying no complaints had been made before it of any…

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Fuel subsidy removal: ‘Only the poor’ll continue to suffer’ – Former ACF scribe, Anthony Sani

Ahead of the Federal Government’s resolve to remove petroleum subsidy by next year, the former General Secretary, Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF), Anthony Sani, has said that only the poor will continue to bear the brunt of the subsidy removal. The Federal Government has said that petroleum will sell for N340 per litre from February 2022. However, Sani in a statement made available to newsmen, said it is doubtful if paying N5,000 per month to some few million vulnerable Nigerians can add economic value to the polity compared to the benefits…

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EFCC places Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist, ahead of the handover of government in the State. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), dated November 15, 2021. The development comes months before Gov. Obiano is expected to leave office as governor and hand over power in March, 2022. According to reports, the EFCC requested the NIS to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is…

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Bunkering unstoppable because Military, Police, Civil Defence are involved – Wike

…Says senior officers aiding oil theft Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the fight to stop crude oil theft has continued to fail, because top-ranking officers of the military, police and the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, (NCDC), were involved in the illegal activities. Wike stated this yesterday, when he hosted the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao, on a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt. He urged the Federal Government to consider the damage caused by the activities of crude oil thieves to the economic…

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