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ABUJA — The jailed former governor of Taraba State Jolly Nyame and former governor of Plateau State Senator Joshua Dariye have been released by the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS). The Federal High Court, Abuja in 2018 presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko convicted the two former governors of corruption allegations. However, in April 2022 the state council under President Muhammadu Buhari pardoned them alongside 157 other convicts. Jolly Nyame, who was Taraba governor from 1999...

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The contending scenarios as social order breaks down.   In a different context, the deadly attack on the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade on the evening of Friday, July 22nd would have set alarm bells ringing in the upper echelons of Nigerian intelligence. Among the many puzzles raised by the attack, which reportedly left three soldiers wounded and eight dead, is the question of how the assailants got wind of the elite unit’s...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)   The Borno State Ministry of Local Government and Emirate Affairs has pledged the full commitment of the Ministry to support the processes that would lead to the successful implementation of the Transitional Justice Project flagged off by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with the support of the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2021.  Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Tahiru Shettima, disclosed this while receiving...

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Following cult clashes between rival groups Eiye and Aiye which erupted in Sharjah, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly perpetrated by Nigerians, authorities of the country have reportedly imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians. The decision by the UAE was allegedly predicated on a video that went viral last week, where a group of men with machetes were yelling in an apartment parking lot, chasing one other, and damaging public property. In a statement on...

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ABUJA — The federal government has said round-the-clock efforts are on to address the surging security challenges in the country. This statement is a reaction to the threat by senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. Earlier on Wednesday, the lawmakers had given the president six weeks to address insecurity or face impeachment proceedings. Speaking on the development, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the federal government...

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have alerted five states, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as targeted places for the coordinated attacks by the terrorists. The states in the North-West, North Central and South West include Lagos, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and the Kogi States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is contained in a leaked memo dated July 25, signed by the Deputy Commandant General, Operations, D.D. Mungadi addressed all commands...

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A London court on Monday granted Beatrice Ekweremadu, wife of a former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, bail. Recall that Ekweremadu and Beatrice, his wife, were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting that violate the country’s Modern Slavery Act. The police authorities had accused the couple of conspiring to bring a 15-year-old boy, to the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for their daughter. However, the...

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ABUJA — The Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) have warned that the idea of banning the use of motorcycles nationwide by the Federal Government would be counter-productive. Recall that the Federal Government, after its Security Council meeting on July 21st, 2022, gave an indication that it might be compelled to ban the use of motorcycles and mining activities as it had been discovered to be major means...

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David Adejo Andrew, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education has said that insecurity has become a global phenomenon, stressing that a peaceful and secured environment is required for quality learning. Andrew made the assertion at the 81st Joint Consultative Committee on Education plenary meeting held at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola. The 81st Joint Consultative meeting on education titled “Strengthening of security and safety in Nigerian schools for the achievement of education 2030” was...

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The Mbuji community in Eha Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria has accused the security officers of abandoning them to their fate as the community in recent times have been invaded and persons abducted with no reprisal attack or response from security agents. Chijioke Ogbodo, spokesman of the community said this while confirming an attack on the community by suspected herdsmen. He stated that 15 residents were abducted on Monday and security agents...

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