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50,000 ghost workers detected, Over N200bn saved in 2016‎ – Presidency

From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja The Presidency has disclosed that 50,000 ghost workers were detected ‎from the Federal Government payroll, saving the country a huge amount of N200 billion. This is even as the 11-man syndicate behind the ghost workers scam were arrested and  handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According

How Buhari’s government is weaponizing hunger

...By Adekoya Boladale     When Feyisayo, a 36-year old trader and a single mother of three left her home in Imeri, a village in Ose local council area of Ondo State, to cast her ballot in the recently conducted governorship election in the State, it was not for the desire to vote in a government that will make her life

Open letter to Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai, Nigerian army

...By Jamila Usman Sir, It is with unimaginable tears of joy that I express my hearty congratulations on your victory against the deadly Boko Haram sect. The entire country has been thrown to a hysterical moment with the news of this victory. Big congratulations to you and our gallant soldiers who achieved this

NEWS SUMMARY: 10 things you need to know today

...By Jude Johnson 1. Army arrests 40 foreigners after Sambisa forest's fall and search for Chibok girls still on More than 40 foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest, The Nation has learnt. The profiling of the foreigners has started to determine whether

OPINION: Demystification of Sambisa forest and Nigerians’ pride in Buratai

...By Okanga Agila  No lexicon can appropriately reflect the mood in Nigeria at the moment. But the gale of jubilation and torrents of accolades from all and sundry have explained the ecstasy more vividly than anything else. Nigerians are so elated because eventually, the Nigerian Army has completed its mission of obliterating

Right group urges Nigerians to help prevent terrorists from regrouping

... By Jude Johnson Following the defeat of Boko Haram terror group in the aftermath of the capture of Sambisa Forest, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has called  on Nigerians to ensure that fleeing members of the terror sect are not allowed to regroup under any name

OPINION: Boko Haram: The end of a nation’s woe

....By Philip Agbese Whether it was borne out of his operational knowledge or out of belief driven decisiveness, the directive by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai to troops fighting in the northeast to deal Boko Haram the final blow turned out to be prophetic. It was simulacrum to

Fall of Sambisa will revive Northern economy – Arewa youths

...By Nneoma Ndibe The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has said the fall of Sambisa Forest and defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists will revive the economy in the north east, as investors who hitherto left will be encouraged to return. The youths also commended the army for its resilience and sacrifices

Bauchi Releases 465 Inmates

 A total of 465 inmates have been released this year in Bauchi alone by the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee and Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy.   Making the disclosure at Legal Year Ceremony at High Court Complex, Bauchi, the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Ibrahim Y.  Umar