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Panic in the military over coup rumour, Army Chief summons emergency meeting

The allegation by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, that some top Army officers are planning to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari is causing panic within the military. To underscore the seriousness with which the allegation is being taken in the military and political cycles, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday subpoenaed the upper echelon …

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FG to withdraw troops from Niger Delta communities, opts for dialogue

The Federal government has directed that troops should be withdrawn from Niger Delta communities as part of efforts to find an amicable solution to the spate of pipelines vandalism in the oil producing region. The directive was given at the end of an emergency  security council meeting which took place on Tuesday with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presiding. The meeting, …

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Joint military force warns `militants’ against attacks on oil facilities

 The joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta on Friday reiterated its resolve to crackdown on vandals and economic saboteurs. A statement from its spokesman, Col. Isa Ado, said that the military was poised to deal with a reported threat by vandals to resume attacks on oil facilities. The statement assured that the force, christened …

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