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Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa-Reuters

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in

FG suspends proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air

Jude Johnson The Nigeria's Federal Government has in surprise announcement,suspended the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, procurement indefinitely. This was disclosed on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of State Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika,  after the Federal Executive Council (NEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Sirika's announcement is coming two months

Osun Election: Buhari orders IGP to suspend invitation of Sen. Adeleke- Presidency

•Invitation suspended till after election    Jude Johnson   President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to stop the invitation of Sen. Ademola Adeleke. The Channels TV reports a source in the Presidency, who confirmed the development, said the President gave the orders on Thursday evening. Adeleke, who is

2019: Saraki shades Buhari, says Nigeria’s presidency not a part-time job

•Decries reign of impunity, disunity •As South-Middle Belt leaders prioritise 2019 election   Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has in an apparent shade to President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigeria’s Presidency is not a part-time job, insisting the occupant must be youthfulness, energetic, and vibrant. Saraki who is a presidential aspirant

CAN condemns buhari’s recent ‘lopsided’ appointments

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned in strong terms the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to be fair to all sections of the country in the his recent appointments. CAN in a Statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to the 

Zainab Ahmed assumes duty as acting finance minister

Newly appointed Acting Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed has assumed duty 72 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari picked her to oversee the ministry following the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun on, Sept. 14. Mrs Ahmed is Nigeria's Minister of State Budget and National Planning. She is expected to oversee the

Embattled Adeosun departs Nigeria to UK

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has on Saturday left Nigeria to United Kingdom (UK). Her associates who confirmed the story said: "She (Kemi Adeosun) most likely is in the UK by now". Adeosun resigned on Friday following alleded forged National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate scandal. In her letter

Why I resigned as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance (full text)-Adeosun

•Buhari accepts  resignation, replaces her with Zainab Ahmed Senator Iroegbu    The Nigeria's  former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has given reasons for resignation from her position . President Muhammadu Buhari had also accepted her resignation from his cabinet and approved the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, as her successor. The embattled former