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Senate invites security chiefs for update on fleeing terrorists in North East

The Senate has invited the country’s security chiefs to brief it on the activities of fleeing terrorists in the North East to prevent the spread of terrorism. The summon followed a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North) on the recent attack on Nimbo Community in Enugu State by persons suspected to be herdsmen. Sen. Utazi who relied on …

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Buhari Orders CDS, IG to Secure Communities Under Herdsmen’s Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday decried incessant attacks on communities by herdsmen, describing them as acts of terrorism. The president who was Special Guest of Honour at the public presentation of a book, “Who will love my country: Ideas for building the Nigeria of our dream’’ authored by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, directed the Chief of Defence Staff, …

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Judge Quits Abba Moro’s Case

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday announced that she is no longer handling the trial of former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who is currently being tried by the Federal Government on corruption-related offences. The judge told parties in the matter on Wednesday that she was returning the case file to the Chief Judge …

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NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new national minimum wage to FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said that both the NLC and the TUC made the formal …

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Arase orders arrest, prosecution of persons selling petrol in plastic containers

 The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, FCT and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum products in plastic containers. Arase gave the order in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday in …

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NASS Commission boss replies Saraki, insists on Acting Clerk’s appointment

The National Assembly Service Commission says there is no basis for withdrawing the appointment of the newly appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Dr Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the commission, said this in a letter he sent to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and copied to the Speaker of the …

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Falana writes Buhari, tells him to investigate cases of extra-judicial killings

Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to investigate cases of human rights abuses in the country. He specifically made allusion to extra-judicial execution of criminal suspects by the police and the unlawful killing of unarmed civilians including women and children by the armed forces.

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I will run for presidency under PDP in 2019 – Lamido

Former Gov Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Monday said he would constest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.   Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village – Bamaina – in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the State.   He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the platter …

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PDP sweeps Ondo State’s council polls

PDP has swept the chairmanship position in all the 18 Local councils in Ondo State. The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Prof. Olugbenga Ige, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at a post-election news conference. He said that the PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied …

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