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Niger imposes state of emergency on region hit by Boko Haram

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Niger imposed a state of emergency on the southeastern region of Diffa on Wednesday where at least 40 people have been killed in recent weeks in attacks blamed on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The 15-day state of emergency will allow authorities to beef up security, impose a curfew ...

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Ex-Benin President Mathieu Kerekou dies at 82

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Benin’s former president Mathieu Kerekou, nicknamed “the chameleon” who ruled the tiny west African nation for a total of 30 years after a coup then democratic elections, died on Wednesday. He was 82. “I announce with regret and deep sadness the death on Wednesday October 14 of President-General Mathieu Kerekou ...

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Anti-graft War: Lamorde Seeks Closer Ties With Kenya

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Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has reiterated the need to strengthen the existing collaboration among African countries in fighting the menace of corruption. He made the call on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in his office while playing host to a team from Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption ...

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Boko Haram: US Sends Troops, Drones To Cameroon

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The United States is sending 300 US troops along with surveillance drones to Cameroon to bolster a West African effort to counter the Boko Haram sect, US officials said. In a notification to Congress, President Barack Obama said an advance force of about 90 military personnel began deploying on Monday ...

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Buhari receives National Identity Card

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President Muhammadu Buhari was officially presented with his National Identity card on Wednesday. It was presented to him by the Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Chris Onyemenam, at a brief ceremony in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President did not make any remark during the presentation. ...

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LASG Raises The Alarm Over Military’s Use Of BRT Lane

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Lagos State government yesterday raised the alarm over the violation of traffic laws and plying of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor along the Ikorodu Road axis of the state by military officers. The general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Bashir Braimah, who made the disclosure ...

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Amnesty International Opens New Office In Abuja

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The Amnesty International (AI) has announced the opening of its new national office in Nigeria, as part of a major drive to increase the impact of its human rights work in the country. The establishment of Amnesty International Nigeria sets out a new way of working for the world’s leading ...

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Security Council Expresses Determination To Fight Boko Haram

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The members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday expressed their determination to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. The Council’s decision was contained in its reaction to condemn the horrific 10 and 11 October terrorist attacks attributed to Boko Haram, perpetrated in the towns of Baga ...

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BRT Lane Violation: Soldiers beat up LASTMA officer

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Irate soldiermen beat up an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA for daring to take photographs of them violating the BRT Lane on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. This is coming as the Lagos State Government warns military officers against violating the BRT Law. In a dramatic ...

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Controversy as soldiers shoot man in Benin

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A man that was allegedly brutalised and shot on the leg by some soldiers in Benin, the Edo State capital, has raised the alarm over what he called the inhuman treatment meted out to him. But the Nigerian Army has insisted that the man, Mr. Daniel Owie, is an armed ...

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Fulani vs South West: Yoruba leaders divided

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Following the threat by prominent Yoruba Leaders of Thought last Thursday in Ibadan, that Fulani herdsmen should vacate South West states, the Yoruba Community in the North and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had argued that Fulani must not leave South West on mere allegation. Last week, Yoruba Leaders of ...

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Army Issues Final Warning To Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has issued a fresh warning to Boko Haram terrorists to stop every form of terrorist activity and surrender to the troops or face the full weight of the country’s fire power. This is the second time that Army authorities would issue the warning since the troops gained ...

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China Joining Russia In Syria Brings Risks Of World War

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Chinese forces head to Syria to join with Russia in filling Obama’s power vacuum and purportedly fight the Islamic State. A false move involving NATO member Turkey could mean world war. Russian and Chinese military sources now confirm that Chinese warships are en route to the Middle East to get ...

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Nigeria’s past better than present – Diya

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FORMER Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya(rtd), served as military governor of Ogun State between 1984 and 85. The high mark of his administration was a zero tolerance for armed robbery and other criminal activities. In this chat he spoke on Nigeria’s independence , insecurity and happenings in the ...

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Breaking News: Explosion Rocks Lagos

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An explosion in Lagos on Sunday has raised fears that Islamist sect Boko Haram might have found its way to the commercial capital of the country. However, the substance which exploded at Number 88 Oworo Road, in Oworonsoki area of Lagos State is yet to be ascertained. According to Vanguard, ...

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Don’t mingle with politicians, Buratai warns soldiers

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned officers of the Nigerian Army not to mingle with politicians or play politics under any pretext. Buratai also said any officer who flouted the order would be severely dealt with. The COAS, who spoke on Saturday during a visit to ...

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Blame Obasanjo for Yar’Adua, Jonathan’s failure — Bakare

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The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, spoke to BAYO AKINLOYE and TOBI AWORINDE about President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of ministerial nominees, among other issues What do you think about President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees so far and what input did you have in the selection ...

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