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    EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

The European parliament, legislative branch of the European Union, says there has not been progress in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. The parliament made this remark in its resolution of January 16, 2020. In the past weeks, the insurgents had carried out a series of attacks on civilians and the military. On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the [...]

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    Ansaru militant group claims responsibility for attack on Yobe emir

Ansaru militant group claims responsibility for attack on Yobe emir

Ansaru, a militant group, has claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy of Umaru Bubaram, emir of Potiskum in Yobe state. Bulama Bukarti, an analyst and human rights lawyer who shared the development on Twitter, raised concerns that the attack might be a signal of the comeback of Ansaru, which was established in 2012.https://twitter.com/bulamabukarti/status/1218801820925079552One of the group's last known attacks was in [...]

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    Amotekun: Leopard on the spot

Amotekun: Leopard on the spot

Since the introduction of Shari’a law in Zamfara state in January 2000, nothing else has tested the sanctity of Nigeria’s practice of federalism like the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), better known as Operation Amotekun (the Yoruba word for leopard), by the south-western states on January 9, 2020. The stated aim of Operation Amotekun is to complement [...]

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    Buhari: Border closure not meant to punish neighbouring countries 

Buhari: Border closure not meant to punish neighbouring countries 

President Muhammadu Buhari says border closure is not meant to punish neighbouring countries. The federal government had in August partially closed its land borders.At the time, Buhari had said the the action was meant to check smuggling activities.The closure, John Mahama, a former Ghananian president had said would have a significant toll on many small and medium businesses, especially in neighbouring [...]

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    VIDEO: Anthony Joshua prostrates before Buhari

VIDEO: Anthony Joshua prostrates before Buhari

Anthony Joshua, British-Nigerian boxer, prostrated before President Muhammadu Buahri in London on Saturday. The world heavyweight champion whose father is originally from Sagamu in Ogun state, met with Buhari who is currently in the UK for an investment summit. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; Nìyí Adebayo, minister of industry, trade and investment; Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), [...]

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    Ihedioha: I’m still in shock over supreme court judgement

Ihedioha: I’m still in shock over supreme court judgement

Emeka Ihedioha says he is shocked by the judgement of supreme court which sacked him as governor of Imo state. Ihedioha made the remark when Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led a delegation of the party’s national working committee to his Abuja residence on Saturday.The apex court had ordered the return of Hope Uzodinma, candidate of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Man builds ‘aeroplane house’ for wife in Abuja

PHOTOS: Man builds ‘aeroplane house’ for wife in Abuja

Said Jammal, a Nigerian with a Lebanese background, has built an airplane-like house for Liza, his wife, in Asokoro, Abuja.Speaking in an interview with BBC Pidgin, Jammal said he wanted Liza, who loves travelling, to always feel like she is onboard an airplane whenever she is inside the house.He explained that he started building the house in 1999 and is yet [...]

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    Secondus: Presidency mounting pressure on s’court to favour APC in Sokoto, Benue

Secondus: Presidency mounting pressure on s’court to favour APC in Sokoto, Benue

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that the presidency is pressurising the supreme court to rule in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in its appeals challenging Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue governorship elections.All four states were won by the opposition party in the March 9 gubernatorial election.On Monday, the apex court is expected [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked the federal government to arrest south-west leaders in charge of Amotekun, a regional security outfit. In an interview with The Sun, Bello Bodejo, national president of the group, said the outfit is a plot against the Fulani ethnic group.On Wednesday, the group had asked south-west governors to give up the outfit after Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    FULL TEXT: The dissenting judgment that gave hope to Uzodinma

FULL TEXT: The dissenting judgment that gave hope to Uzodinma

The supreme court judgment upholding the election petition of Hope Uzodinma and installing him as the elected governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, has been very controversial, especially as the full text of the verdict is yet to be made public.However, TheCable has reproduced below the dissenting judgment given by Frederick Oho at the court of appeal [...]

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