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We have 80,000 Boko Haram Ex-Fighters In Our Custody – Maj General Musa

We have 80,000 Boko Haram Ex-Fighters In Our Custody – Maj General Musa

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Chris Musa, on Saturday said about 80,000 ex-Boko Haram terrorists are in military custody. He stated this during an interview on Channels Forum, a Channels Television special to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary. “80,000 now,” he said in response to the number of Boko Haram ex-fighters and their family members that have surrendered and are in military custody. The figure, he stated, is 30,000 more than the initial 50,000 former insurgents that gave up their arms to turn a new leaf last year. “The strategy now is an all-government activity, the military,…
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2023: Nigerians in London join solidarity march for Peter Obi

2023: Nigerians in London join solidarity march for Peter Obi

Many Nigerians in London, the United Kingdom, trooped out today to stage an Independence Day rally, while seizing the opportunity to show support for the presidential candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi and his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed. In Nigeria, a good number of Nigerians also flooded the streets simultaneously across Akwa-Ibom, Bauchi, Edo, Kaduna and Lagos states in support of the Labour Party flagbearers against the backdrop of Nigeria’s 62 years of independence celebration. Dressed in branded campaign tee-shirts and holding Nigerian hand flags and vuvuzela trumpets, a large crowd of supporters sang songs of triumph as they marched…
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Buhari to confer national honours on Okonjo-Iweala, Abba Kyari, Lawan, 2Face Idiabia, others

Buhari to confer national honours on Okonjo-Iweala, Abba Kyari, Lawan, 2Face Idiabia, others

President Buhari has listed his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari among the 437 nominees for the 2022 National Honours Award. Also on the list is presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, and the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The investiture is billed to hold on 11 October at the State House in Abuja. According to Premium Times, out of the 437 nominees, five persons were listed for Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), 54 for Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) and 67 for the Commander of the Order of…
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Nigeria grappling with corruption, terrorism, says Presbyterian Prelate

Nigeria grappling with corruption, terrorism, says Presbyterian Prelate

As Nigeria marks its 62nd Independence Day anniversary, the Prelate of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Ekpenyong Akpanika, has said the country was still grappling with corruption, backwardness, terrorism and other social menaces. He, however, urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the country, saying with the right leadership, the myriads of challenges currently facing the nation would be resolved. The clergy stated this, on Saturday, in a Goodwill Message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary. He said, “Beloved people of Nigeria, I am delighted at this opportunity to send my goodwill…
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EFCC Arrests Two Siblings, 53 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud in Ibadan

EFCC Arrests Two Siblings, 53 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud in Ibadan

Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC have arrested two siblings alongside fifty-three( 53) others, for suspected involvement in internet fraud. The two siblings are Ogunbanjo Abiodun Olakunle and Ogunbanjo Omotayo Akorede. They were arrested on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Awa-Ijebu area of Ibadan, Oyo State, following surveillance and credible intelligence worked upon by the EFCC, on their suspected internet-related fraudulent activities. Other suspects are Arasi Taiwo Tobiloba, Oloyode Segun Ayomide, Bello Mustapha Abidemi, Osinbanjo Israel Adetola, Sulaimon Lateef Damilare, Bello Ayorinde Olamilekan, Sulaimon Olatunde Zacchaeus, Adeagbo Kolade Abiodun, Odeko Adedoye Olamide, Arasi Oluwaseun Tobiloba, Ibrahim Sulaiman…
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Nigeria at 62: Etigwe Uwa congratulates Nigerians

Nigeria at 62: Etigwe Uwa congratulates Nigerians

Eminent lawyer, Etigwe Uwa (SAN) has congratulated Nigerians on the 62nd anniversary of the nation’s independence, saying that the future of the country looks bright despite the present challenges. The Abia state governorship hopeful, in a statement signed by him said the "travails of nationhood which we are currently experiencing would soon come to end and Nigeria would be ushered into a new phase of prosperity and development." The statement said: "I felicitate with all Nigerians today as we mark our 62nd independence anniversary. The travails of nationhood which we are currently experiencing would soon come to end and Nigeria…
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2023: Massive Crowd As Supporters Of Peter Obi Hold Rallies In Lagos (PHOTOS)

2023: Massive Crowd As Supporters Of Peter Obi Hold Rallies In Lagos (PHOTOS)

Supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi have commenced their rallies in major cities in the country. The LP candidate supporters known as ‘Obidients’ converged at strategic places in Lagos, Kaduna, Abia, Edo, amongst other states in Nigeria. The rallies coincided with Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day Anniversary being marked on Saturday. In Lagos, the supporters started the walk from the Admiralty Junction moving through the major road in Lekki. They made stops at every junction waving flags, banners and other paraphernalia as they rally towards Jakande, Elegushi axis, an apparent move to avoid confrontation with the police already stationed…
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Abia North Leaders Of Thought Hail Orji Kalu, Rep Nkole Over Ongoing Arochukwu/Ohafia Road Project

Abia North Leaders Of Thought Hail Orji Kalu, Rep Nkole Over Ongoing Arochukwu/Ohafia Road Project

Leaders of Abia North senatorial district comprising of traditional rulers, town union presidents and political stakeholders have commended Rep Uko Nkole of Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency and Senator representing Abia North senatorial district, Orji Uzor Kalu over the ongoing construction of Arochukwu/Ohafia federal road project. The leaders of thought while commending Rep Nkole for attracting the project, expressed their happiness in the synergy between Nkole and Kalu in persuading the federal government to complete the project. The leaders pointed out that Nkole and Kalu always sought their opinion in whatever they do with a view to identifying any challenges and seeking…
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Nigeria at 62: Ibe Okwara Osonwa hails Nigerians’ indomitable spirit

Nigeria at 62: Ibe Okwara Osonwa hails Nigerians’ indomitable spirit

The Labour Party House of Representatives candidate for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency of Abia State, Chief Ibe Okwara Osonwa has commended Nigerians for their indomitable spirit and determination to triumph against challenges confronting the nation. In a statement on Saturday morning, Osonwa appealed to Nigerians to unite irrespective of tribe or religion for abundant prosperity. He said, :"Nigeria has come a long way and has overcome many challenges in the past 62 years and our prayer is with age will come wisdom to appreciate ourselves and seek peaceful unity, and a means of attaining lasting development. The hope is that we…
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Court Nullifies Gov. Oyetola’s Nomination, Voids Buni’s Actions

Court Nullifies Gov. Oyetola’s Nomination, Voids Buni’s Actions

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his Deputy Governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi on the grounds that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to INEC violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022. On 7th April 2022, Mr Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN) had commenced a suit between the PDP v Governor Mai Mala Buni & 4 Ors. at the court challenging the nomination and sponsorship of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his deputy as the duly…
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