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Special Report: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food, sleep in classrooms

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Soldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance

How MOD squandered N35bn loan on substandard military equipment – report

•Money were disbursed without reference to our offices-Military chiefs •Mostly expended before 2011 Jude Johnson with reports from Everest Amaefule and Olaleye Aluko (TP) The Presidential Committee report on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces from 2007 to 2015 has accused Nigeria's Ministry of Defence (MOD) of misappropriating

Nigerians bury cash in backyards as mobile money stumbles

Yinka Ibukun, Mustapha Mohammed, Emele Onu Financial inclusion in most populous African nation lags peers Less than 6% of Nigerians use mobile money to transact Every few days, Tasiu Abdurrahman takes the money he makes from selling spices in Nigeria’s biggest northern city and buries it in his yard. The 55-year-old closed his bank

Former Niger Governor paid N1.7 billion to non existent contractor

The trial of a former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on an eight-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N2billion continued on June 26, 2018 before Justice Yalim Suleiman Bogoro of the Federal High Court, sitting in Minna, Niger State, with prosecution tendering documents to establish the

Libya arrests gang torturing Nigerians, Africans

Libyan forces have arrested gang members suspected of torturing Nigerians and other African migrants. They are reported to have been arrested near Tripoli after torture video surfaced on Social media. Details later but Nigerians who returned from Libya have narrated their harrowing experience. Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, who blamed her father’s

Why do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe go to hospital abroad?-BBC

By Damian Zane Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel   The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common - an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home. In

Reps commence investigation into Jon-Ode Arms Probe Panel

Barring any further hitches, the Joint Committee of House of Representatives investigating the Jon-Ode led Presidential Arms Probe Panel will commence the public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. The Chairman Public Safety, National Security and Intelligence, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji told PRNigeria that said

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