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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

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

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