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AU Reiterates Commitment in Nigeria’s War against Terrorism

AU Reiterates Commitment in Nigeria’s War against Terrorism

*Says Boko Haram has been decimated

The African Union (AU) has reiterated its commitment in assisting Nigeria and other countries in the Lake Chad Basin axis affected by the menace of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The union also commended Nigeria's efforts at checkmating the activities of the insurgents in the country, adding that the gradual return of law and order in most part of Borno State is an attestation of the decimation of the Boko Haram sect in the region.
Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the AU, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, reiterated the continental body's commitment on Monday when he led members of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on a courtesy visit to Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja.
Adeoye, who disclosed that the council in the last five days have been visiting countries along the Lake Chad Basins affected by activities of insurgents, called on the inte…

Nigeria Army Strategises to Curb Security Challenges

Nigeria Army Strategises to Curb Security Challenges  

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has revealed that apart from the fight against insurgency in the North-east region, the Nigeria Army was strategising to curb the rate of kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers crisis, pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft bedeviling the country.
Buratai disclosed this in Yola, Adamawa State, during  Combat Support Arms Training Week (COSAT) for 2017, saying the army would continue to sustain efforts towards adequately equipping units and formations to enhance military  capacity to eliminate contemporary challenges and threats in the country.
"We all know that the contemporary challenges Nigeria is trapped with include insurgency, kidnapping, herdsmen crisis, pipeline vandalism which have made it imperative for all agencies to synergize and find solutions,” he stated.
He said the theme for this's years COMBAT which is ‘Improving Combat Supports Synergy as Force Multiplie…

Onwuka Now President of Biafra Republic, Appoints Utomi, Soludo, Nwodo, Gana as Ministers ...Obama, Israel behind us

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Onwuka Now President of Biafra Republic, Appoints Utomi, Soludo, Nwodo, Gana as Ministers ...Obama, Israel behind us

The ongoing agitation for the Republic of Biafra has assumed a new dimension as the Leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), Mr. Benjamin Onwuka, today declared himself as the new Biafran President as he announced an interim ‎government to run the affairs of the Republic.
Onwuka was recently released from prison after being incarcerated for almost two years following his arrest when he attempted to take over Enugu Broadcast Station to declare the Republic.
Apart from declaring himself the President of Biafra Republic, Onwuka who briefed journalists in Enugu also named Professor Pat Utomi as the Foreign Affairs Minister. "We have formed an interim government that will be in place till the next 30 days. The interim government will take off on August 1 and last till August 31, 2017. “America is behind the Biafra people because former President Barrack Obama alrea…

Finally, Lagos Police Discover Badoo Dreaded Shrine in Ikorodu

Finally, Lagos Police Discover Badoo Dreaded Shrine in Ikorodu

Lagos State police command on Monday went all out to stop the menace of Badoo gang, a notorious ritual sect, terrorising the Ikorodu area of the state and its environs by finally discovering their deadly shrine in Ikorodu.
After a long lull in their nefarious activities, the ritualist gang last Sunday at the Ikorodu area of the state killed four out of an entire family of five.
The deceased persons identified as the patriarch of the family, his wife and two children, were murdered right in their residence at no 4, Ile Baba Shade Mosque, Oke Otta, Ajose in Ibeshe, Ikorodu.
It was gathered that two of the three children, who were minors, were raped before their brains were smashed by the suspects.
Although one member of the family simply identified as Feyin survived the attack and was being treated at an undisclosed hospital, it was gathered that she was in critical condition.
When the neighbours discovered what happened, it…

2015 Budget Tracking: N2bn Approved Capital Projects Unidentified in Six States, Says Group

2015 Budget Tracking: N2bn Approved Capital Projects Unidentified in Six States, Says Group

The Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE) has revealed that 182 federal capital projects approved in the 2015 Appropriation Act to the tune of N2,021,548,008 billion cannot be identified in six states of  Benue, Imo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Cross River, and Gombe.

The acting General Secretary of the group, Ms  Mma Odi‎, disclosed this at the weekend in Abuja while presenting a-152 page report on budget tracking of the 2015 Appropriation Act.
She also stated that the report would also be made available to the leadership of the National Assembly, stressing that the aim was not to name and shame but to ensure the implementation of the projects through oversight function by respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Odi noted that ACE-Nigeria Project was aimed at promoting citizens’ participation in the fight against corruption and good governance in Nigeria through mobilisation and building ca…

Kaduna APC Crisis: Thugs Invade NUJ Secretariat, Attack Journalists ...As senators escaped lynching

Kaduna APC Crisis: Thugs Invade NUJ Secretariat, Attack Journalists  ...As senators escaped lynching 
The crisis ravaging the Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) today took a different dimension when Senator Othman Suleiman Hunkuyi and Senator Shehu Sani among other prominent members of the party narrowly escaped being lynched by armed thugs at the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kaduna.
However, a cameraman with a private radio and television station-Liberty radio and television-was seriously injured while their camera was destroyed.
Several mobile phones and recorders belonging to journalists were destroyed by the thugs who invaded the conference hall.
The hoodlums also smashed the windscreen of a car belonging to the state Chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mordecai Ibrahim, which was parked in the premises. Hunkuyi, Sani and other top members of the APC faction in the state were at the NUJ Press Centre to address a news conference …

Appeal Panel Upholds NCAA’s N33.5M Sanction on First Nation, Pilot

Appeal Panel Upholds NCAA’s N33.5M Sanction on First Nation, Pilot

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that a five-man appeal panel has upheld and reaffirmed the civil sanctions imposed on First Nation Airways and one of its pilots by the agency over infractions for which the airline was penalised N33.5 million.
NCAA made this known on Sunday in a statement signed by its spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, and said the upholding of the sanction was contained in the report submitted by the panel to the regulatory authority at the conclusion of the sitting. The agency explained that First Nation Airways had earlier filed an appeal following a Letter of Sanction written to the airline on January 23, 2017, and recalled that violations were detected during a ramp inspection on the airline’s aircraft, Airbus A319 with registration mark 5N-FNE, on November 8, 2016, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.
“After the exercise, it was discovered that the Pilot-i…

Restructuring: APC Has not Betrayed Nigerians, Says VON DG …Advises Atiku

Restructuring: APC Has not Betrayed Nigerians, Says VON DG …Advises Atiku
The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, on Sunday stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not betrayed Nigerians in the ongoing debate on restructuring.
The party leader also asked former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and other well-meaning Nigerians to join President Muhammadu Buhari in restructuring the deficit infrastructure in Nigeria before embarking on political restructuring.
Okechukwu, who spoke at his hometown, Eke, in Enugu State, while responding to questions from journalists on the statement credited to Atiku questioning the APC for voting against restructuring contrary to the party's manifesto, said the present administration is presently faced with fixing the infrastructure deficit.
He recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not restructure the infrastructure deficit during its 16-year rule, and APC, which has only been in power for two…

Expert Blames Rise of Boko Haram Attacks on Poor Operations, Disarmament

Expert Blames Rise of Boko Haram Attacks on Poor Operations, Disarmament

An expert and the Executive Director of the Victims Support Funds (VSF), Prof. Sunday Ochoche, on Sunday blamed the recent rise in Boko Haram attacks in the North-east region on poor management of military operations and the disarmament programme to reintegrate repentant terrorists into the society.
He explained that a lot still need to be done to arrest the ugly situation and the resurgence of the Boko Haram terrorists.
"There are problems with the management of the military operations. We have a convoluted and disjointed management of the operations. It is not an army war; the Air Force is not supposed to be running its own war; the army is not supposed to be running its own war, they are supposed to be under one central command. "We have not seen anything about disarmament; we need a comprehensive disarmament programme. The structure identifies, properly screens Boko Haram terrorists and determines t…

Two Injured, Four Houses Burnt in Renewed Ogbe-Ijoh, Aladja Communal Crisis

Two Injured, Four Houses Burnt in Renewed Ogbe-Ijoh,  Aladja Communal Crisis

Gun shots ricocheted ceaselessly; residents fled in different directions in the early hours of today as Ijaw natives of Ogbe Ijoh in Warri South West Local Government Area and Urhobo people of Udu Local Government Area of Delta State engaged each other in a gun battle less than 24 hours after the state government met with their leaders and was assured the peace over boundary disputes which had claimed several lives would be maintained.
It was revealed that the resumed gunfight reportedly left two persons injured and four houses burnt.
Youth leaders from both communities however accused each other's community of being the aggressor, claiming that their people were victims of unprovoked attack from the other community.
The state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, relocated the state security council meeting from Asaba, the state capital, to Warri last Wednesday where he and security chiefs met  community leaders …

Fayose Explodes: Obasanjo Knelt Down for Ghadaffi for His Third Term Bid, Betrayed Charles Taylor, Used me against Atiku, Others

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Human Trafficking: Onaiyekan Blames Get-rich-Quick Syndrome

Human Trafficking: Onaiyekan Blames Get-rich-Quick Syndrome
...Charges Developed Countries to Relax Restrictions on Visa applications

Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has blamed the rise in human trafficking on the get-rich quick syndrome of most Nigerians, regretting that a lot of young people have lost their lives in a dangerous attempt to get to Europe continent and other developed countries.
Onaiyekan also called on Europe countries and other developed countries to relax the stringent demands placed on visa applicants in the spirit of globalisation, adding that with the Syrian refugees influx into Europe, a regime of strict border control cannot be sustained for too long.
He stated this while delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Anti-human Trafficking Public Lecture organised by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
The event which was part of activities to celebrate this year's World Day against h…

Ohaneze, Atiku Express Disappointment over Senate's Rejection of Power Devolution

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