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Using military confrontation in Niger Delta could end in “disaster”, UK warns Buhari


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari needs to address grievances in the Delta region where militants have been blowing up oil pipelines in a conflict that has become a “major concern”, a senior British official said yesterday. The swamps of the southern Delta have been hit by a series of attacks on pipelines and other oil and gas facilities that have reduced ...

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US to return $350m stolen by Nigerian generals


The United States government has reassured the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that it would return at least $350m of stolen money from Nigeria. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made this pledge during the Anti-corruption Summit Plenary at Lancaster House London, United Kingdom. He said, “This money goes somewhere, folks. When I read that tens of billions of dollars ...

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Tension in Niger Delta as Military Forces lay siege to communities


*Fear of Odi, Zaki Biam invasions grows among the populace FEAR has gripped the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, as the heavy military presence continues to grow. Everywhere you look, what confronts the people are fierce looking and gun-wield­ing soldiers like those at the warfront. Every movement of the people is closely moni­tored. ...

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Herdsmen kill 5 in another Benue community attack

Armed Fulani Herdsman

Scores of people were  killed last Friday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Agwabi in Binev Coun­cil Ward of Buruku Local Government area of Benue State. Although, the state Po­lice Command confirmed that the rampaging herders killed only five persons, sources from the area in­sisted the number was more than that. One of the fleeing villag­ers from the affected com­munity, ...

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Pipeline bombing: 5 suspected militants arrested

Niger Delta Avengers

OPERATIVES of the Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) have arrested five sus­pected militants for allegedly bombing a Chevron Nigeria Limited crude oil pipeline at Makaraba community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State. The suspected militants had report­edly blown up the pipeline at two dif­ferent locations, though it was not clear if it was a pipeline or an ...

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PDP crisis: 13 ex-governors, 43 others take over party


…Ask Sheriff to quit on or before May 21 A 57-man steering committee is waiting in the wings to take over the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the embattled acting national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff should he insist on retaining the post beyond May 21. A group of influential PDP members known as ...

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EFCC seizes N860m mansion from ex-Air Force chief


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed off a mansion allegedly belonging to a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar (retd). Our correspondent, who visited the house located on 1853 Deng Xiano Ping Street, off Mahathir Mohammed Street, Asokoro Extension, Abuja, observed stickers bearing the EFCC logo pasted on the gate. According to the EFCC, the ...

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Fracas as Umahi emerges PDP vice chairman

Security operatives battling to restore order after the fracas that nearly marred the South East PDP Congress Saturday

Some delegates to the South-East zonal congress of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) exchanged blows in Enugu Saturday following an altercation between Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi and his Senior Special Assistant on Internal Security, Ali Odefa. Though the congress ended peacefully, it was marred by fisticuffs over the attempt by Odefa to contest for the position of National Vice Chairman South ...

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NLC, TUC threaten total strike over new fuel price


Factional president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Joe Ajaero, threatened Saturday to  call out his supporters from Wednesday should the  federal government fail to cancel the petrol price before midnight Tuesday. It asked the government to convoke a meeting of all stakeholders, including leadership of industrial unions in the oil and gas sector after returning to the old ...

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