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Security Breach: Buhari’s Presidential Bodyguard Linked to Boko Haram

One Corporal Hassan Aminu, a member of the presidential bodyguard squad for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been arrested following his alleged links with terrorist group, Boko Haram. According to Vanguard, Aminu has been taken into custody by security operatives where he is undergoing interrogation. It remains unclear how, Hassan Aminu, an army corporal got into the Nigerian Army and ...

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Court Stops Abia Chief Judge, Others from Swearing-in Ogah as Governor

A High Court of Abia State has stopped the chief judge of Abia State, president of the Customary Court of Appeal and any other judicial officer, from swearing-in Mr. Uche Oga as governor. The order made on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in court by Justice Ahuchaogu reads: “Upon this motion ex-parte pursuant to section 143 (1) & (2) of the ...

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At Least 18 Killed By a Roadside Bomb in Somalia

At least 18 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb went off on Thursday in Somalia’s Lafole town, southwest of the capital, blowing up a packed mini-bus that was passing by, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The al Shabaab militants have frequently launched attacks against security forces and civilians around the country in the past. The ...

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 40 Policemen

A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan military convoy outside capital Kabul, killing as many as 40 police, officials say. Two bombs hit the vehicles carrying cadets returning from a graduation ceremony on the city’s western outskirts. Paghman District Governor Haji Mohammad Musa Khan told the BBC many more had been injured. The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows ...

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Nigeria Ranked One of World’s Most Unstable Countries

The Fund for Peace, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit, non-governmental research and educational institution, has ranked Nigeria as one of the world’s most unstable countries. In its 12th annual Fragile States Index (FSI) released Wednesday, Fund for Peace ranked Nigeria alongside war-torn Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraqi, Guinea, Pakistan, Burundi and Zimbabwe. It stated that the situation in Nigeria deteriorated in 2015 when ...

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Kachikwu Signs $80bn Oil and Gas Infrastructure Deals in China

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several Chinese firms for over $80 billion new investments, spanning five years, in the oil and gas industry covering pipelines, refineries, gas and power, facility refurbishments and upstream financing. Speaking to journalists from Beijing, China, Kachikwu said the agreements had been executed during ...

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I didn’t collect money from Dasuki, Omisore insists

A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has insisted that he did not collect money from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Omisore asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop blackmailing opposition leaders in the country. The former deputy governor said this in a statement on Wednesday while reacting to a ...

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Court sacks Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on Wednesday sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Valentine Ashi ‎held that Sheriff’s ascension to office was unlawful as it was based on amended provision of the PDP ‎Constitution said to be illegally introduced in December 2014. ‎Though the court did not specifically mention ...

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Ex-minister Ojo Maduekwe dies at 71

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, is dead. He died in Abuja on Wednesday evening. The cause of his death was however unknown, but the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Walid Jibril, confirmed his death. Until his death, Maduekwe was the secretary of the PDP BoT. He was said to have ...

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Lawyer Withdraws WAEC Certificate Case against Buhari Over ‘Daily Threats To His Life’

A legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of certificate. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was not qualified to aspire for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because he did not ...

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