Nigerian Army redeploys top generals

The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment of top generals. Army spokesperson Sagir Musa announced the deployments in a statement on Sunday evening. Those affected include one lieutenant general, some major-generals and brigadier-generals. One of those affected is L.O. Adeosun who was promoted to a lieutenant general last week by President Muhammadu Buhari. Adeosun was redeployed from being the Chief of Training and Operations to become the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army). See the full details of the postings as sent by Musa, a colonel, below. Nigerian Army Redeploys…

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Adamawa community sacrifices mosque for clinic

Worried by the lack of health facility, the Wuro Ahmadu community at Gongoshi Grazing Reserve in Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa has turned their only mosque to a clinic. Wuro Ahmadu is a pastoral community with over 1,000 people and about 20,000 different livestock. The Ward Head of the area, Ardo Buba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wuro Ahmadu on Sunday that the decision of turning the mosque to a clinic was to find means of providing primary healthcare services to the community. “In Wuro Ahmadu…

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How we begged Na’Abba, Anyim not to impeach Obasanjo – Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) said they begged the former Speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba and former Senate President, Pius Anyim, not to impeach former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in other to sustain democracy in the country and save his successors from suffering same fate. Gowon, who spoke at the inaugural public lecture tagged “Nation Building or Nation Fragmentation: Reflection on 20 years of Post- Military Rule in Nigeria” in honour of late Major General Emmanuel Olumuyiwa Abisoye, organized by the Major General Emmanuel Olumuyiwa…

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Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems – Soyinka

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has taken a swipe at the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the administration has failed Nigerians over its approach to the herders/farmers’ crisis and other security problems bedeviling the country. Soyinka said this on Sunday at his residence in Ijegba, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while playing host to 85 pupils drawn from all the six geopolitical zones of the country to mark his 85th birthday. Soyinka, who was born on July 13, 1934, clocked 85 years on Saturday. The playwright, who…

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Nigeria on edge over killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

• Don’t blame us when we react – OPC • Accusing herdsmen is mischievous – Miyetti Allah • We must not use this incident to divide ourselves – Tinubu • Buhari must fulfill promise of ending killings – Arewa youths Reactions have continued to trail the killing of 58-year-old Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, who was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the Police described as armed robbers. Funke Olakunrin was coming from Akure and heading for Ore Junction…

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BBNaija is satanic, says Muslim group, urges Christians to join in condemning it

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the federal government to immediately place a ban on the Big Brother Naija show. MURIC posited that the reality show promotes immorality in the country branding it as ‘immoral, dangerous and Bohemian’. Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC also said the promoter of the show must be held accountable for promoting immorality in the country. “We are being forcibly dragged to a world of nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity. Inmates of BBNaija kiss, romance and engage in sex openly. BBNaija is Bohemian, anti-social,…

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Killing of Fasoranti’s daughter declaration of war on Yoruba -Afenifere

Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson for Afenifere says the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin is a declaration of war on Yoruba people. Odumakin said herdsmen attacked and killed Mrs Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on the Benin-Ore road. Odumakin said: “When they started with the kidnapping process, they started with Olu Falae, a prominent leader in Akure. “Whether deliberately or intentionally, this is clearly a declaration of war on the Yoruba. They shall hear from the Yoruba nation.” He also condemned the incessant attacks…

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NBC Boss, Kawu, faces fresh corruption probe

The embattled head of Nigeria’s broadcast regulator, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, is being investigated on fresh allegations of corruption, according to PREMIUM TIMES. The anti-graft agency, ICPC, on Thursday, questioned Modibbo Kawu the Director-General of NBC, for his alleged roles in the scandal. According to the report, sources at the ICPC said Mr Kawu was at the commission for over five hours from about 10 a.m. during which period he was questioned by investigators. One source said Mr Kawu is being investigated for allegedly giving broadcast licenses to a company…

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Stop tagging me as rubber stamp Senate President – Lawan urges Nigerians

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he will not be a “rubber stamp” to the executive. Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the Senate President as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north. Lawan said it is “laughable” that he is being referred to as “rubber stamp”, vowing that the Senate under him would challenge the government of President Muhammadu Buhari but “in a decent manner.” “There is no time that I will ever be a rubber stamp,”…

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NDDC, others haven’t met expectations of Niger Delta people –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday lampooned interventionist agencies including the Niger Delta Development Commission and the Ministry of Niger Delta for failing to meet the development expectations of the Niger Delta people. He however said regardless of that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government would double efforts to enhance the physical development of the oil-bearing communities in the region before the end of their second term tenure. The Vice President stated this on Friday when he paid a courtesy call on the Ebenanaowei (King) of Ogulagha Kingdom, HRM, Captain Joseph…

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Appeal Court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

The Appeal Court in Abuja on Friday struck out an appeal challenging the academic qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the last presidential election. Justice Justice Mohammed Idris, who read the judgment unanimously adopted the earlier verdict of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had struck out the suit on the grounds that it was statute-barred and robbed the court of jurisdiction to entertain the suit. According to Idris, the matter had become statute barred, as it was not filed within the 14 days the cause of action…

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Kaduna Assembly refuses to confirm Commissioner-nominee over facebook comments

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has rejected the nomination of Aliyu Abubakar as Commissioner for Agriculture. Abubakar was said to be a critic of the Nasir El-Rufai-led administration. He had reportedly criticized some policies of the Kaduna governor on social media, especially on Facebook. For that reason, the Kaduna lawmakers refused to confirm Abubakar’s nomination on Thursday. Instead of confirming his nomination like other nominees, the Speaker, Aminu Shagali, asked Abubakar why he wanted to serve in a government that he constantly attacks its policies. “You criticized the same…

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No plans to increase petrol price – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has no plans to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol in the country. The Corporation made this known in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Thursday. He advised motorists and other petroleum products consumers to disregard trending rumour of a planned hike in the pump price of PMS. He added that the statement of the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, at the National Assembly on Wednesday did not…

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Buhari’s qualification for presidency: Appeal Court delivers judgment today

The Court of Appeal will on Friday deliver judgment in a suit filed against President Muhammadu Buhari, challenging his qualification for the 2019 presidential election. A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson, had on Monday, July 8, reserved judgment in the suit after listening to the argument canvassed by counsel to parties in the matter. The court earlier, held that date for its judgment would be communicated to parties. But as the 60-day time frame provided by the law for the hearing of…

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