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Suspected Pirates Attack Military Base In Nigeria’s Southern Delta, Kill Five

Suspected pirates traveling by speedboat killed four soldiers and a policeman and stole weapons in a raid on a military base in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta region, the police and armed forces said. The gunmen attacked the mixed military and police Joint Task Force (JTF) base at Nembe in Bayelsa state at around 11.30 p.m.…

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APC Chieftain Sponsors Marriage Of 7 Displaced Persons In Maiduguri

The treasurer of the Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji AjiKolo, sponsored the wedding of seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Bama. The IDPs who are women were treated to an elaborate wedding ceremony during which they were married off to their suitors at the Maiduguri Government Reserved Area (GRA) private…

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Buhari Appoints Kano Emir, Sanusi As Amirul Hajj 2015

Barring any unexpected changes, President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Kano Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Amirul Hajj and leader of the Federal Government delegation to the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The Emir was notified of the development when he recently visited the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where he met with the President.…

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President Buhari Denies PDP Claims That Anti-Corruption War Is Selective & Partisan

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied an allegation by members of the Senate caucus of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the National Assembly, who claim that his anti-graft war is selective and partisan. In a Sunday statement by Garba Shehu, his media adviser, the President described the allegation as “false, baseless and totally unjustifiable.”…

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NNPC Shakeup: Usman Replaces Komolafe As Head Of Crude Oil Marketing

The Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, one of the nominees for elevation to the rank of Group Executive Director (GED), has been redeployed courtesy of a purported “security report”. Mr. Komolafe, who would have been officially unveiled as GED, Commercial and Investment, has…

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Looted Funds Must Be Returned, Buhari Tells Jonathan

Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar facilitated President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, according to The Nation. Themeeting which took place at the Villa was at the instance of the 2015 Elections Peace Committee, following complaints by Jonathan that the President was not sticking to the peace accord they signed.…

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DSS Daura Vows To Clamp down Corruption & Saboteurs Of Nigeria, Tells Aljazeera TV

 Lawal Musa Daura    The Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS),Lawal Musa Daura, assured that ongoing investigations and clampdown on corrupt persons and saboteurs of the nation’s interests would be sustained. “Nigerians should closely watch and follow what we have started and what we will continue to do. I am sure they…

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INEC Acting Chairperson Is Buhari’s In- law, Appointment Illegal – Fayose

 Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose    Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that apart from the danger that President Mohammadu Buhari’s appointment of his in-law, Mrs. Amina Zakari, as Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) poses to democracy in the country, the position is unknown to the 1999 Constitution…

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NNPC GMD Appeals To Friends To Stop Paid Congratulatory Advertisements

 Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu    Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has appealed to friends and well wishers to stop placing paid advertisements in the media congratulating him over his appointment. In a Friday statement by Mr. Ohi Alegbe, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division…

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