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“No Cause For Panic Over Suspected Outbreak Of Lassa Fever In 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna” – Army

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The attention of the Nigerian Army has been dawn to public concern and apprehension resulting from a leaked correspondence by its medical experts over a suspected outbreak of what presents as Viral Hemorrhagic disease aka Lassa Fever, in one of its medical facilities in Kaduna State. While it is yet unclear what we are actually …
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BREAKING: FG asks Interpol to place three Nigerians on watchlist for conniving with former CBN Governor

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FG asks Interpol to place three Nigerians on the watchlist for conniving with Emefiele to forge Buhari’s signature to steal $6.2m from CBN The three suspects: Adamu Abubakar, Imam Abubakar, and Odoh Eric Ocheme were accused of forging the signature of ex-President Buhari and documents purportedly written by Boss Mustapha, the former secretary to the …
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BREAKING: FG asks Interpol to place three Nigerians on watchlist for conniving with former CBN Governor

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FG asks Interpol to place three Nigerians on the watchlist for conniving with Emefiele to forge Buhari’s signature to steal $6.2m from CBN The three suspects: Adamu Abubakar, Imam Abubakar, and Odoh Eric Ocheme were accused of forging the signature of ex-President Buhari and documents purportedly written by Boss Mustapha, the former secretary to the …
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Flash Back: Nobody should ask me to come and give any evidence in any court, otherwise, whoever it is would be in trouble – former President Muhammadu Buhari

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Eniola Akinkuotu, Oladimeji Ramon, Friday Olokor, Tunde Ajaja, Solomon Odeniyi and Godfrey George Senior Advocates of Nigeria, civil society organizations and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), should be ready to account for his actions when he leaves office next year. Their views came as a response …
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Crowdfunding Ransom: A Menace to Nigeria’s National Security

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In recent times, a disturbing trend has emerged in Nigeria, posing a severe threat to national security. The organized crime of crowdfunding ransom for kidnappers on social media has gained momentum, creating a web of challenges for law enforcement and security agencies. This feature explores the alarming rise of this practice and emphasizes the critical …
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ECOWAS: Nigeria lost African brothers because of Western friends – Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker and social critic, Senator Shehu Sani, on Sunday, said that Nigeria lost its African blood brothers because of Western conditional friends. The statement followed the report that military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have withdrawn their membership from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. Sani stated that their withdrawal …
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ECOWAS: Nigeria lost African brothers because of Western friends – Shehu Sani

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Former lawmaker and social critic, Senator Shehu Sani, on Sunday, said that Nigeria lost its African blood brothers because of Western conditional friends. The statement followed the report that military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have withdrawn their membership from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. Sani stated that their withdrawal …
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DIA Trains 87 Participants on Psychological Operations, Strategic Communication

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In a concerted effort to bolster national security and foster unity, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently conducted a strategic-level training program, equipping 87 participants with essential skills in Psychological Operations (PSYOP) and Strategic Communication. The intensive training aimed to empower participants to effectively address prevailing challenges and contribute to the overall development and cohesion …
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Snapchat text that landed UK student into trouble: ‘I’m a member of the Taliban’

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Aditya Verma, who studies economics at UK’s Bath University, is facing trial in Spain over a Snapchat text that he sent to his friends in jest. The incident took place in July 2022 when Verma was on a trip to the island of Menorca with his friends. In the text, he claimed to be a …
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Plateau Killings: Military Cautions Reverend Timothy Daluk Over Malicious Video Spreading Falsehood About Troops

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday has strongly cautioned the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Mangu Chapter, Reverend Timothy Daluk or any individuals involved in making malicious comments against the military to cease from such acts. Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the Acting Director of Defence Information gave the warning in a press statement adding that …
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Nigerian Terrorism Act Criminalises Crowdfunding To Pay Ransom – Minister of Defence

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Badaru stated this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) According to him, sourcing for ransom on social media by families and friends of abducted victims is illegal. He noted that the Nigerian Terrorism Act criminalises such act, saying that it emboldens criminals. According to the minister, FEC noted …
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Our Soldier Did Not Commit Suicide, It Was A Case Of Accidental Discharge – Army

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INCIDENT OF ACCIDENTAL FIRING BY A PERSONNEL OF 35 ARTILLERY BRIGADE ABEOKUTA The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army ( NA) has been drawn to insinuations making the rounds on social media alleging that a soldier of 35 Artillery Brigade terminated his life due to non payment of Ration Cash Allowance (RCA). Having lost …
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Guardians Of Freedom: The Importance Of Honouring Nigeria’s Veterans And Supporting The Families Of Our Fallen Heroes

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The celebration of the Armed Forces holds significant historical importance worldwide. Originally, the Armed Forces was globally celebrated on November 11th each year as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I. This date symbolised the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany which marked the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front …
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‘Fire for Fire’: Military Veterans Threaten to Boycott Armed Forces Day in Lagos over Soldier’s Arrest

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The Coalition of Concerned Veterans (CCV) has issued Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State a five-day ultimatum to personally apologize to the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for what they call “public misconduct.” This demand stems from the governor’s order to arrest a soldier on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway last Tuesday and his subsequent remarks that …
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Echoes Of An Unknown Soldier: The Nation’s Last Line Of Defense, I Am Not Useless.

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In the heat of battle, on the frontlines I stand, I am a soldier, my duty is clear and grand. I remain my country’s last line of defense, Not useless, though some may label me with disdain. I don the armor, bearing burdens untold, Shouldering the weight of stories left untold. Called to do tasks …
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Religious Extremism: Human Rights Advocates Reiterates The Need For Biden Administration To Blacklist Nigeria

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More than two dozen leading human rights, religious freedom, and Christian advocacy groups are pressing Congress to take more action to persuade the Biden administration to reverse course and re-designate Nigeria to its blacklist of worst offenders when it comes to allowing citizens to practice their faith of choice. The move is taking place as …
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Religious Extremism: Human Rights Advocates Reiterates The Need For Biden Administration To Blacklist Nigeria

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More than two dozen leading human rights, religious freedom, and Christian advocacy groups are pressing Congress to take more action to persuade the Biden administration to reverse course and re-designate Nigeria to its blacklist of worst offenders when it comes to allowing citizens to practice their faith of choice. The move is taking place as …
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 Violence Must Not Prevail In Nigeria – Archbishop Okoh 

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Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu lead the orchestra to foster peace, unity, and development through a non-kinetic approach in South East

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In a resolute effort to revive the rich cultural heritage, reinvigorate communities, and ignite the enterprising spirit of Southeast Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, a visionary leader and federal lawmaker representing Bende Federal Constituency in Abia State with his team has launched the transformative initiative called Peace in the South East Project  (PISE-P) The Southeast …
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Lt-Gen TY Buratai, ex-COAS, Says Maj – Gen Victor Ezugwu was an Exceptional Officer

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Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says retired Maj-Gen. Victor Ezugwu remained exceptional in his military career and left an indelible mark in his service to father’s land. Buratai said this during the Grand Homecoming, Thanksgiving Mass and Reception for Ezugwu, held on Wednesday at his Umurusi Ukehe community in Igbo-Etiti local …
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Sultan condemns Plateau killings, calls for enhanced intelligence techniques

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday in Bauchi, charged governments at all levels to upscale intelligence-gathering techniques. He was reacting to the killing of over 100 persons on Christmas Eve in two local government areas of Plateau. Speaking at the closing of the 80th National Islamic Vacation Course, the sultan said proactive intelligence gathering …
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Christmas Massacre: Bandits Reportedly Killed 160 People in Mangu & Bokkos LGA of Plateau State

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BOKKOS, NIGERIA — Armed groups have killed at least 160 people in central Nigeria in a series of attacks on villages, local government officials said Monday. The toll marked a sharp rise from the initial figure reported by the army Sunday evening of just 16 dead in a region plagued for several years by religious and …
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Presidency condemns Bandits Attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi LGA of Plateau State

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In a press statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale who is the Special Adviser to Mr President Media & Publicity shared a statement on his social media accounts as well as that of the Mr President. The statement is read as follows. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT TINUBU CONDEMNS HEINOUS ATTACKS IN PLATEAU, DIRECTS IMMEDIATE …
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A Safe, Secure Nigeria in Sight, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, Assures Citizens — fetes troops in Maiduguri

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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has stated that the prospect of a safe and secured Nigeria is in sight, as long as the Armed Forces of Nigeria continue to collectively keep their ‘eyes on the ball’ in getting the job done. He also noted that aside kinetic means of curbing …
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Rivers Politics: Ijaw Silent Billionaire Atedo Peterside Condemns Dr Percy Talbot’s Views On Ijaw People

The Silent Ijaw Billionaire Atedo Peterside CON sets the record straight on Rivers state Governors Chronicle while commending  Festus Adebayo a freelancer journalist for his deep dive into Rivers States politics. Mr Peterside stated this while reacting to Festus Adebayo article titled “As Fubara presses the nuclear button“. He stated that the present Rivers state …
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