Zimbabwe’s Army Commander dies

Zimbabwe’s army commander died early on Thursday due to cancer, the presidential spokesman has said. The army holds an outsized influence in Zimbabwean politics. In November 2017, the army stepped in to oust the late Robert Mugabe and pave way for incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Lt.-Gen. Edzayi Chimonyo, who was appointed to the position after the coup, had been battling cancer,  presidential spokesman, George Charamba, wrote on Twitter. Chimonyo, like all the current crop of military generals in Zimbabwe, is a former fighter in the country’s 1970s war of independence. The…

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INSECURITY: SENEGALESE ARMED FORCES SEEKS NIGERIAN STAFF COLLEGE COLLABORATION ON TRAINING OF PERSONNEL

The Inspector General of the Senegalese Armed Forces, Major General Elhadji Daouda Niang has sought the collaboration of the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji on military training for its personnel    A statement by Major Muhammed Sani, the College Acting Public Relations Officer said Niang made this call at Headquarters Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji during a courtesy call.General Niang said he was at the AFCSC in recognition of the cordial relationship between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and Senegalese Armed Forces, noting that Senegal and Nigeria…

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Cleric condemns incessant killings, urges FG to step up security

The General Evangelist, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Prophet Hezekiah Oladeji, has condemned the spate of kidnapping and incessant killing of innocent persons in some parts of the country. Oladeji made the condemnation during a press briefing as part of the activities of CAC worldwide annual Power Explosive Conference in Erio-Ekiti, Ekiti State. According to him, it is regrettable that responsibility of these attacks have been claimed majorly by the dreaded Boko Haram elements and bandits. He called on the Federal Government and various security agencies to step up their…

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Presidency replies Niger Delta Avengers, says threats unnecessary

The Presidency has frowned at threats by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to bomb nation’s oil installations unless their demands including restructuring of the federation were met by the Federal Government within 90 days. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, condemned the threats in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He noted that the media was on Sunday awash with reports on the threats and demands by the group to embark on economic sabotage through bombing of critical oil and gas installations unless…

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Petroleum products marketers have no plan to go on strike – President

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) is neither planning to go on strike nor planning to shut fuel stations nationwide, its National President, Alhaji Sanusi Fari, said on Monday. He said in a statement issued in Awka and signed by the association’s National Secretary, Mr Chidi Nnubia, that the public should dismiss any information regarding the planned strike. The association’s National Public Relation Officer, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, had threatened in Abuja on Monday that IPMAN would go on strike and shut fuel stations nationwide beginning from Tuesday because…

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Defection: 18 APC Govs, others set to receive Matawalle

No fewer than 18 All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are expected to receive Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday. The Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the organising ceremony and Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday. Dosara said, “the Progressive governors will be led by the APC Chairman Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Gov. Mai Mala-Buni. “We are also expecting all our national assembly members as well as state legislators to declare their defection…

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PDP constitutes committee for Akwa-Ibom State special congress

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday constituted Akwa Ibom Special State Congress committee which will elect the State party Chairman. This was disclosed in a statement, issued by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), in Abuja. Akobundu said that the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) approved the appointment of Edmond Mark as Chairman and Mr Christian Ibelachi as secretary of the committee. Other members of the committee are Sir John Ngbede, Mrs Helen Adebakin and Hon Ben Olorunfemi. He noted that the Congress is scheduled to…

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Secondus chairs Anambra PDP gubernatorial primary Appeal Panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted an appeal panel on its just concluded primary for Anambra governorship election. The gubernatorial appeal panel, according to a statement by PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), in Abuja on Sunday, is chaired by the party National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus. Akobundu said that the Panel would consider appeals arising from the conduct of the Anambra State gubernatorial primary election. He said that the PDP National Working Committee also approved the nomination of Sen. Umaru Tsauri as Member/Secretary of the panel.…

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INSECURITY: FEMALE NURSE, OTHERS KIDNAPPED ALONG KACHIA-KADUNA HIGHWAY

A female nurse identified as Rakiya Haruna is reportedly kidnapped this morning along Kaduna – Kachia road. She was kidnapped alongside others travelling in a commercial vehicle travelling from Kachia to Kaduna The said nurse was said to have been on night duty and was on her way to Kaduna with others after closing when the incident happened.  Her abductors are yet to get in touch with anyone. Both the state Police Command and Kaduna State Government are yet to comment on the sad incident. This is coming barely 48…

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NDLEA arrests 3 with 2,410KG illicit drugs in Edo

By; Nafeesah Bello, Benin. The Edo command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspects in connection with illicit drug trafficking in the state. The state Commander of the agency, Buba Wakawa, disclosed this in an interview on Monday with our correspondent in Benin City. Wakawa disclosed that the suspects who were arrested in May, include one male and two females, adding that among the females was a pregnant woman. The Commander also disclosed that 2,410 Kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa was seized…

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