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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Boko Haram leader, Shekau, urges fighters to kill, slaughter and abduct

Boko Haram’s leader urges his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct … And detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group had been crushed. President Muhammadu Buhari declared last week that soldiers had driven Boko Haram from its last forest enclave in the northeast, boasting “the terrorists are on the run, ... Read More »

Return Ibori’s $600,000, Jibrin tells Dogara

Suspended lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has asked Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to return the sum of $500,000 he allegedly collected from former governer James Ibori “after denying collecting the money as support for his electioneering campaign.” The suspended lawmaker in a series of tweets on Saturday condemned Dogara for denying that Ibori provided huge support to his ... Read More »

2017 won’t be as tough as 2016 – APC

  The All Progressives Congress, APC, has admitted that 2016 was tough but assured Nigerians that the incoming year will be better. This is contained in a New Year message from the party. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “We understand that the past year has been a difficult one for Nigerians as Government laid the ... Read More »

No sacred cow in graft war – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration’s determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. And to underscore that he is unrelenting in waging the war, President Buhari announced that his government would probe the shenanigans reported in connection with IDP funds and punish culprits. The President, who gave the assurance in his New Year message to Nigerians, ... Read More »

We’ll pursue peaceful negotiation with militants in 2017 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, promised to pursue peaceful measures towards resolving the militancy crisis rocking the Niger Delta region. In a New Year message to Nigerians, Buhari urged militants from the oil rich region to come out and negotiate with his government. Appealing to the Shia community to align themselves with the laws of the country by embracing peace, ... Read More »

I did not create Boko Haram – Modu Sheriff

Factional National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Modu Sheriff, has said the dreaded Boko Haram sect was not his creation. He maintained that those linking him with the sect were cowards who were scared of his political prowess and towering profile. Sheriff, who spoke in Makurdi where he addressed his supporters and selected PDP stakeholders, said ... Read More »

NLC to Buhari: Get us out of recession in 2017

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to the need to fix the economy and getting the country out of recession in 2017. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, also advised the President to address the plight of workers by commencing the process for the determination of a new Minimum Wage in ... Read More »

Asst Commissioner of Police commits suicide in Edo

  An Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, identified as Christopher Osakue, has reportedly committed suicide in Benin, the Edo State capital. Reports have it that the late police officer, who was in charge of training and development at the state police command after his recent posting from Ondo State, allegedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in ... Read More »

Chevron appoints Ewang new Nigeria Managing Director

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Ewing to the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron companies in Nigeria, effective January 1, 2017. Its General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), Esimaje Brikinn, disclosed this in a statement Saturday. Mr. Ewing succeeds Clay Neff, who has been named president of Chevron Africa and Latin ... Read More »

Buhari receives captured Boko Haram flag

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday night charged the Nigerian Army to ensure that the country remained one and strong indivisible entity despite threats of secession in some quarters. The President also received the captured flag of Boko Haram terrorists from the Sambisa forest from the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. -Gen. Lucky Irabor of the Nigerian Army‎. Buhari spoke at ... Read More »