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Buhari Unveils New Strategy To Tackle Insurgency

Abuja  – The presidency on Wednesday launched a new security strategy in a bid to end the challenges associated with insurgency and other criminal vices in the country. The move, sources believe, may not be unconnected with unending level of insecurity bedevilling the country. The event, which had as its theme, ‘National Security Strategy 2019’,
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Court Orders Senators, Ministers To Refund Pensions Collected As Ex-Govs

Lagos  – A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting
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Reps Ask FG To Conduct Population Census In 2020

Abuja – The House of Representatives on Wednesday expressed anger over the lack of authentic and verifiable records of Nigeria’s population obtained through a validly conducted population census. To this end, the House has asked the Federal Government to immediately put in motion preparation for the conduct of a comprehensive national census before the end
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Senate Passes N10.33trn Budget Today, Reps Raise It By N260bn

Samuel Ogidan; Ahmed Musa Abuja – The Senate will today pass the N10.33 trillion Appropriation Bill for 2020 which was laid on Wednesday by the Senate committee chairman on appropriations, Barau Jibrin (Kano North). Shortly after the budget was laid, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said he would ensure copies of the bill
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Edo Speaker Declares Seats Of 12 Members-Elect Vacant

Temidayo Akinsuyi; Francis Onoiribholo Lagos / Benin – Francis Okiye, Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, on Wednesday, declared vacant the seats of 12 members-elect for deliberately refusing to present their certificates of return to the clerk of the Assembly for inauguration. Also during plenary, the seats of Messrs. Uyi Ekhosuehi and Henry Okaka, representing
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We Must Deal With Almajiri Issue Otherwise It Will Haunt Us — Monguno

Abuja  – National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), on Wednesday warned that the dire consequences of the Almajiri system of education, which is prevalent in the northern part of the country, may come back to haunt the nation if it was not jettisoned. Monguno also admitted that the challenges posed by insecurity
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Court Says Buhari Can Keep Magu In Acting Capacity As Long As He Likes

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed the suits challenging the stay of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suits were contesting the legality of Magu’s position as EFCC acting chairman after the refusal of the 8th Senate under the leadership
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One Leg Of Nigeria’s Tripod Is Broken –Okeke

Chief Simon Okeke, is a former Chairman, Police Service Commission Chairman.In this interview with PERCY ONYEJEKWE, he spoke on the agitations for Igbo presidency in 2023 among other issues . Excerpts: Junaid Mohammed, a Northern opinion leader some time ago told a section of the press that North would not vote for Igbo in 2023
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Saraki Vs EFCC: Prosecution Or Persecution?

LAGOS – Shortly before he vacated office as Senate President, residential houses belonging to Bukola Saraki located in Ikoyi, Lagos were sealed off by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Saraki however insisted that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt, claiming that the property in question have been investigated by the commission
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How Ishaku Is Transforming Taraba State For Greatness

Darius, the son of Ishaku, exudes humble persona. Darius, the Governor of Taraba State, displays pragmatism in the art of governance. These are my reporter’s first-time impressions and assessment of the Darius Ishaku, the Governor of Taraba State, on meeting him for the first time at the Government House in Jalingo capital of Taraba State,
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