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Arab countries give Qatar 10 days to close Al-Jazeera to end crisis

Four Arab countries give Qatar list of 13 demands to end ongoing diplomatic and economic isolation.   Four Arab states have given Qatar 10 days to meet 13 conditions in order to end a current diplomatic and economic crisis in the Gulf. Earlier in June, several nations across the Arab world cut

Dead End| Supreme Court sacks Sen. Danladi, Hon. Hembe

Orders refund of all salaries, allowances collected so far ...Sumner Shagari     The Supreme Court has ordered the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Sani Abubakar Danladi to vacate his seat immediately and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days.   Also, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision delivered

Counter-terrorism: DHQ debunks ethnic slant in troops trained in Pakistan

Says all geopolitical zones represented  ...Jude Johnson   The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked what it described as disinformation about the alleged ethno-religious and regional slant in the selection of counter-terrorism troops trained in Pakistan recently. The troops were rumoured to have largely favoured those from the northern section of the country. But the

Quit notice: IYC vow to retaliate attack on any southerner in the north

Ahead of the October 1 deadline by a coalition of northern youths for Igbos in the North to vacate the region, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has warned that an attack on anybody of southern extraction would be seen as declaration of war on the entire southern Nigeria and

Quit notice: Nigeria military assures public on security of lives and property

...Jude Johnson  The Nigerian military has assured the public who have expressed concerns over the reactions trailing the ultimatum by northern youth groups to expel Nigerians of Igbo extraction by October 1, 2017, of security of lives and property. This is coming as the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche,

$40m contract: EFCC’s attempt to inject fresh evidence stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial

...Nneoma Ndibe      The prosecution in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, wife, Stella and company, Oneplus, stalled the cross-examination of its witnesses for the second time in two days, by seeking abrupt adjournment.   This approach by the Prosecuting Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, yesterday infuriated the trial judge, Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High

$40m contract: EFCC’s attempt to inject fresh evidence stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial

...Nneoma Ndibe  The prosecution in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, wife, Stella and company, Oneplus, stalled the cross-examination of its witnesses for the second time in two days, by seeking abrupt adjournment. This approach by the Prosecuting Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, yesterday infuriated the trial judge, Nnami Dimgba of the Federal High

Why ex-combatants pose a threat to Côte d’Ivoire’s stability

Dissatisfied ex-combatants who aren’t serving in Côte d’Ivoire’s formal military structures pose the biggest long-term threat to the stability of the country. This is particularly true in regions where groups of these men were present during the civil wars. At least 42,564 ex-combatants emerged out of Côte d’Ivoire’s first civil war

Nigeria Rolls Out $2 Billion Brazil-Like Social-Welfare Plan

By David Malingha Doya Nigeria is rolling out its first national social-welfare program modeled partly on Brazil’s Bolsa Familia in a bid to boost a weak economy and curb poverty by giving cash to its poorest citizens and ensuring their children go to school. The government of Africa’s most-populous nation is investing

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