Insecurity: We Expect Military To Take The Fight To Insurgents, Bandits – Lawan

  “We expect our Armed Forces to take the fight to the insurgents and bandits,” the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said. He made the remark on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers in the Senate confirmed the service chiefs during plenary in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. The Senate had … Continue reading Insecurity: We Expect Military To Take The Fight To Insurgents, Bandits – Lawan

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Court Fixes March 9 To Rule On Order Freezing Shell’s Bank Accounts

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed March 9 to rule on whether to discharge the interim ex-parte order it granted freezing the bank accounts of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 20 commercial banks. On the same day, the court will also rule on whether it has the jurisdiction to even … Continue reading Court Fixes March 9 To Rule On Order Freezing Shell’s Bank Accounts

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Money Recovered By Maina Was Used To Fund 2012 Budget, Witness Tells Court

  The trial of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdurasheed Maina, continued on Tuesday at the Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja. During the proceedings presided over by Justice Okon Abang, a defence witness, Ngozika Ihuoma, continued his testimony which was in favour of the defendant. He told the court that … Continue reading Money Recovered By Maina Was Used To Fund 2012 Budget, Witness Tells Court

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Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike

  The Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action to press home their demands. According to ASUU Chairman, Samuel Shitaa, the union’s demands include the non-availability of the pension scheme, earned academic allowances, perimeter fencing among several others in the institution. … Continue reading Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike

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Nasarawa Communities Fight Bandits, Says Governor Sule

    Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that communities in the state fight bandits who terrorise the people. He stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “In Nasarawa, what we do is that the moment we see the bandits coming in, we alert our people. These people are coming to … Continue reading Nasarawa Communities Fight Bandits, Says Governor Sule

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Mass Resignation In Army: Lawmakers Seek Improved Welfare For Soldiers

  The House of Representatives has called for improved welfare for troops and effective delivery of welfare packages across the ranks. This was the position of the lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. They made the call following the consideration of the findings and recommendations of … Continue reading Mass Resignation In Army: Lawmakers Seek Improved Welfare For Soldiers

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US Imposes Sanctions On Russia Security Chief Over Navalny Poisoning

  The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on the director of Russia’s FSB security agency after finding it carried out the near-fatal poisoning of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critic Alexei Navalny. The Treasury Department said that Alexander Bortnikov, who since 2008 has led the KGB’s successor, was one of seven senior Russian officials whose … Continue reading US Imposes Sanctions On Russia Security Chief Over Navalny Poisoning

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NLC Asks Members To Protest At NASS, State Assemblies Over Minimum Wage

  The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday directed its members across the country to occupy legislative houses from Wednesday next week. These include the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as the Houses of Assembly in various states of the Federation. According to the labour body, the … Continue reading NLC Asks Members To Protest At NASS, State Assemblies Over Minimum Wage

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AK-47 Comments: Ortom, Mohammed Reconcile, Embrace Each Other

  Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom have settled their differences over comments made on AK-47  amid the security situation in the country. Mohammed had on February 12 said Fulani herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle … Continue reading AK-47 Comments: Ortom, Mohammed Reconcile, Embrace Each Other

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Ex-Barcelona President Released From Custody After ‘Barcagate’ Arrest

  Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was conditionally released on Tuesday after appearing before a judge looking into last year’s “Barcagate” scandal, just days before the club holds presidential elections. Bartomeu and his former advisor Jaume Masferrer exercised their right not to speak when they were questioned by the judge following a night in … Continue reading Ex-Barcelona President Released From Custody After ‘Barcagate’ Arrest

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