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Senate approves $1bn completion fund for Ajaokuta

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday endorsed  the sum of $1 billion from the Federal Government share of Excess Crude revenue be devoted to the immediate completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Upper Chamber also said all monies that may from time to time be appropriated and authorised by any

FG has lost the right to prosecute me, Dasuki tells court

•Says the trial cant continue while govt disobeys court orders Jude Johnson    The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has insisted that the Federal Government has lost the legitimacy to prosecute him having denied him his fundamental human rights m. To this end, Abuja division of the Federal High Court

Boko Haram: FG hands over empowerment materials to returnee IDPs 

Senator Iroegbu The Federal Government has handed over empowerment materials to thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have decided to relocate  back to their communities in North East Nigeria,  ravaged by Boko Haram terrorists attacks. The materials were given by the federal government through the National Commision For Refugees, Migrants And

CAN demands justice for murdered clerics, pastor

•Again, calls for overhaul of security architecture   Godsgift Onyedinefu   The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the murder of two catholic clerics and a pastor by unknown gunmen on August 21, 2018, in Abuja and Kaduna respectively. To this end, the umbrella Christian body called on the Federal Government to

The Abuja Ultimatum: Your Land or Your Life?

By Michael John  The cat is out of the bag! Death and mass killing are the instruments of coercion the Federal Government is using (or hopes to continue using or is allowing the Fulani herdsmen to use) in order to coerce and intimidate states, farmers and Nigerians into surrendering their ancestral

FFARN calls for immediate arrest, prosecution of actors in Plateau killings

•Says recent attacks embedded in criminalities, beyond farmer-herder conflict Jude Johnson The Forum on Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria (FFARN), has called on the Federal Government and other relevant authorities to immediately arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the ongoing violent attacks and killings in parts of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. FFARN, which

Nigerian govt contradicts Dapchi parents, says 110 girls unaccounted for

•Steps up rescue efforts Jude Johnson  The  Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, contradicting that of the 105 names submitted by the parents at the weekend. The girls were abducted after insurgents believed to

Dapchi girls: FG yet to learn from Chibok debacle – BBOG

By Rejoice Ewodage The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement Aisha Yesufu has said that the Federal Government has failed to learn lessons from the abduction of the Chibok School girls in 2014 – a situation which she says has resulted in a recurrence of such in Yobe

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