Insurgency: Scores killed as military jets bombard Bello Turji’s residence in Zamfara Forest

Scores of armed bandits belonging to the notorious Bello Turji camp, in Zamfara State, have been eliminated by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, according to reports. The bandits were reportedly killed during a ‘surprise raid’ by the air troops of ‘Operation Forest Sanity’ in the State. The ‘surprise attack’ of the military troops was carried out by two NAF fighter jets, upon receiving credible intelligence. According to a defence intelligence source, the NAF jets rained their missiles at Fakai area, believed to be the residence of the dreaded Turji,…

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VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Queen Elizabeth II’s State funeral in London 

Nigeria’s vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events today and on Monday, during the State funeral for the Late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in an issued statement, said the vice-president would join members of the Royal Family and other world leaders at a number of events lined up for the funeral. Members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families are expected to be at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled…

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NANS vows to shut down Nigerian airports over ASUU strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has said it would ground activities at the local and international airports across the country beginning from Monday, September 18 over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU). It said its decision to ground airports activities was due to the successes recorded in its road protest during which several highways were blocked. The NANS leadership, which made the disclosure at a press conference in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the grounding of airports was to make the…

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National Security Concerns: North-East Govs. decry rising kidnapping, banditry

The North-East Governors’ Forum, (NEGF), has lamented the rampant and widespread issue of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, stated this yesterday in Gombe, while declaring open the seventh edition of its meeting, which was held in Gombe. The NEGF, comprising the six governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, met in Gombe to deliberate on the issues affecting the sub-region and the country. Gov. Zulum said both the Federal and State governments should…

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Buhari departs Nigeria to attend last UN Assembly 

…A’isha, Govs. on entourage President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja, today, Sunday, for New York, United States, to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77). It will be President Buhari’s last attendance at UNGA as Head of State. On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, A’isha Buhari, some Governors, Ministers and top government officials. The theme for the 77th session, which opened on Tuesday, is: “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”. Key topics of discussion at the…

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Falana drags NNPC to EFCC,  calls for probe on fraudulent oil importation, exportation, smuggling

Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has dragged the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) before the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) calling for investigation into fuel importation and smuggling of petroleum products to Nigeria’s neighbours. Falana, in the petition dated September 15, said the anti-financial crime agency needs to urgently investigate the discrepancies observed in the daily consumption figures of PMS declared by the corporation at different public fora. He explained that the investigation has become necessary following indictment on the Corporation and the Ministry of Petroleum…

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2023: ‘Attack on Obi supporters in Ebonyi a declaration of war’ – LP

The Labour Party (LP) has condemned the Police attack on Peter Obi supporters in Ebonyi State on Saturday, stating that it considers it as a declaration of war. In an issued statement at the weekend, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi, the party warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) that no one has the monopoly of violence, saying: “As violence and rascality is fast becoming the official policy and culture in the Nigerian political system, LP considers the attack on LP/Obidient supporters in Ebonyi State a declaration of war. The…

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Chinese national stabs Nigerian corps-member girlfriend to death in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the alleged murder of one Miss Ummu Kulthum Sani, of Janbulo quarters, in Gwale local government area of the State, by a Chinese national, Gheng Chu, who is based in the State, on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officers, SP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the murder at a press conference yesterday in Kano. According to him, the Command received a distress call on Friday evening at around 10pm, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lawal Abubakar, dispatched a team to the scene. He said,…

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“We’ve played critical role in rescuing nation’s economy from total collapse, insecurity, corruption” – AGF Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN), has said that his ministry has played a critical role in rescuing the nation’s economy from total collapse. The Minister stated this at the opening ceremony of a retreat organised for the top management of the Federal Ministry of Justice with the theme: “Enhancing systems and structures in the Federal Ministry of Justice for effective service delivery”, which was held in Kano. Besides, he said the ministry has also aided the fight against the twin malaise…

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‘Why kidnappers still demand ransom via phone calls despite NIN-SIM card linkage’ – Pantami

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has said there had been a notable drop in the number of calls by fraudsters to unsuspecting phone users since the linking of SIM cards with the National Identification Number, (NIN), began. The Minister stated this in Umuahia, Abia State, during the ‘World National Identify Day’ celebration, said that that although kidnappers and terrorists still negotiate for ransom using phone calls, significant gains have been recorded. Pantami, represented by the Director of Research and Development at the National Information Technology…

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