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    Buhari names Adamu acting IGP, decorates him with new rank

Buhari names Adamu acting IGP, decorates him with new rank

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mohammed Adamu as acting inspector-general of police (IGP).Buhari announced Adamu's appointment at a ceremony in Aso Rock and decorated him with a new rank.Until his appointment, Adamu was an assistant inspector-general of police.The acting IGP succeeds Ibrahim Idris who retired after clocking the mandatory 35 years in service.Speaking with reporters after taking over the reins [...]

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    Blackout looms as GenCos threaten to shut power plants nationwide

Blackout looms as GenCos threaten to shut power plants nationwide

Electricity generation companies have threatened to shut down power plants across the county if the federal government fails to intervene in the challenges troubling them.In a statement on Monday, Joy Ogaji, executive secretary of the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), the umbrella body for the GenCos, said the decline in available generation is due to various challenges experienced by [...]

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    We’ll strip all corrupt ex-presidents of their national awards, says Sowore

We’ll strip all corrupt ex-presidents of their national awards, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), says if he is elected president he will strip all corrupt past presidents of their national awards.Speaking at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) BIG Debate, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, said his party will fight corruption by making the system transparent.He said all national officers who have [...]

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    APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is absent at the Big presidential debate.The debate, which is ongoing at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, had representatives from all the other political parties invited, except the APC.The debate, which focuses on "Corruption and Accountability" is hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation.Present at [...]

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    BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria — and Ebuka returns as host

BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria — and Ebuka returns as host

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    Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has asked the military to evolve a new strategy in combating the insurgency in the north-east.Babangida said this in his message on the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.He said the military should fortify its combat strength, as it is presently faced with "horrific challenges".The former military head of state urged the Nigerian army to [...]

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    SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, cut a pitiable sight in Lagos on Monday as he revealed how suspected vandals invaded his The Hardley Apartments situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, making away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.The hotel has been sealed up since 2015 sequel to an alleged default in transaction between it [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Accreditation, voting to be done simultaneously as INEC releases election guidelines

IT’S OFFICIAL: Accreditation, voting to be done simultaneously as INEC releases election guidelines

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the guidelines for this year's general election.The commission released the guidelines on Monday, introducing new changes in the electoral process.Among the changes is the simultaneous conduct of the accreditation and voting processes.Unlike in the past when voters get accredited and return at a later time for voting proper, a voter will now [...]

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    Court restrains police from arresting Onnoghen

Court restrains police from arresting Onnoghen

The national industrial court in Abuja has given an order restraining Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), from arresting Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over charges filed against him by the federal government.The court gave the judgement on Monday in a suit filed by Peter Abang, a claimant.The suit marked NICN/ABJ/07/2019, has Danladi Umar, Code of Conduct Tribunal [...]

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    Buhari, IGP meet at Aso Rock

Buhari, IGP meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday.Idris, who will clock 60 on Tuesday, is expected to retire from the force. He reached the mandatory 35 years in service on January 3.He arrived at the presidential villa around 4.30pm and proceeded to the president's office immediately.Buhari appointed Idris on March 21, [...]

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