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Special Report: Buhari’s endorsement of Bakut’s IPCR shades anti-corruption war

•Audio clip reveals Bakut saying he gave 10 secret job slots to HOS •Governing Council denies granting approval for recruitment Senator Iroegbu Editor's note: President Muhammadu Buhari has finally appointed Mr. Bakut Tswah Bakut, from the acting capacity to substantive Director-General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). Buhari's

Special Report: Ripples as Army redeploys battle-fatigued soldiers back to Boko Haram war

•Traumatized soldiers cry out for help •Allege favouritism over shielding of some soldiers from battle •Affected officers, soldiers should approach their Corps Commanders--DHQ Senator Iroegbu The latest decision by Nigerian Army to send about 388 soldiers most of whom were only rotated few months ago, back to the battlefront in the ongoing

Special Report: Recruitment saga, forgery and fraud allegations rock Buhari’s IPCR

*As Ag.DG Bakut dares governing council *Says his conflicting DOBs, dual nationalities not a crime Senator Iroegbu Editor's Note: All is not well with Nigeria's Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) since President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Bakut Tswah Bakut as the Acting Director-General having refused to extend the tenure

Tenure extension for IGP unconstitutional, investigation reveals

Adelani Adepegba The 1999 Nigerian Constitution does not have provisions for extension of the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), investigations revealed. This is coming against the backdrop of concerns trailing the alleged attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the curremt IGP Ibrahim Idris who was earlier

Soldiers’ Accounts: How tactical blunders, sabotage exposed Nigerian troops to Boko Haram attacks

In summary •Disbanded Metele unit moved to Malfatori rather than Kukawa Cross •Arage Battalion moved to MNJTF instead of Kekeno •Over 54 soldiers deserted in the last two weeks •Unit Commander dismisses soldiers •37 soldiers still missing after Jeli attack The current upsurge in Boko Haram

2019 Budget: N7bn allocation for Buhari’s presidential air fleet equals 2017, 2018 combined

Oladeinde Olawoyin The Nigerian government has proposed to spend N7.30 billion (7,297,022,065) on the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) in the 2019 budget proposal, according to details obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation. This is almost equals to the amount budgeted for the 2017 and 2018 combined. According to the Premium

How Nigerian security agencies extorted N100bn from Southeast in three years–Report

Jude Johnson  The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has accused Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies of pocketing as much as N100 billion in roadside bribery and extortion in the South-eastern part of the country alone over the last three years. Intersociety in its latest investigative

Badeh reportedly met Aisha Buhari, Kyari before assassination

It has been revealed that the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh met with  Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu  Buhari, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari,  over his trial for corruption three weeks before he was shot dead by unknown gunmen along

How Southeast governors donated N12bn to aid killings, militarization of the region–SBCHROs

•Alleges marginalised in Nigeria military formations, demands Igbo IGP •Accuses govs of secretly adopting Buhari for the 2019 election   Godsgift Onyedinefu      The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organizations (SBCHROs) has accused the Governors of donating an accumulated sum of N12 billion in aid of alleged killings and militarization of the

Boko Haram: Concern mounts over possible mutiny within Nigerian military

Tension is rising among the top hierarchy of the Nigerian military as fears continue to spread of an imminent rebellion among the rank and file,  writes Samson Folarin and Tobi Aworinde of The Sunday Punch   Our correspondents, who spoke to four senior officers, including a Major General, learnt that many of the soldiers, especially those

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