Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    ‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

John Agim, spokesman of the defence headquarters (DHQ), has told members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be ready to face the consequences if they take on the military.Members of the movement better known as Shi’ites clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja last week.The army confirmed that three Shi’ites were killed while four soldiers sustained injuries but [...]

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    EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

Hamza Al-Mustapha, presidential candidate  of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), did not submit his his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Al-Mustapha, a retired major in the Nigerian army, told the commission his documents are in possession of the military.In [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says military intervention in governance is to be blamed for the “lopsided” political structure in Nigeria.He said while in power, the military created states and local governments “by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning”, thus necessitating a restructuring of the country.He said the military might [...]

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    Defence ministry partners EPAIL for production of military equipment

Defence ministry partners EPAIL for production of military equipment

The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), a parastatal under the ministry of defence has partnered with the Equipment Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL), for the production of equipment.This was disclosed during a visit by DICON leadership team headed by the Bamidele Ogunkale, its director-general, to EPAIL facility located at Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun state.EPAIL is an affiliate of MOMMAS group [...]

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    REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

Not less than $670 million is spent on security votes in Nigeria every year, a new report by Transparency International Defence and Security (TIDS) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has revealed.The report, titled 'Camouflaged Cash', was launched in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, the $670m is more than the annual budget of the Nigerian army [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence in the north-east are being abused by the Nigerian security forces, according to Amnesty International (AI).In a report unveiled in Abuja on Thursday, the organisation said investigations showed how women, young girls and children were “raped and starved to death” by soldiers in various internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.The report [...]

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    $1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

$1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has taunted the federal government over the $1 billion recently released for procurement of security equipment.He said while the military is being upgraded with the money, the Nigeria police force and other security agencies are left behind.On Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of the [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

At least 24 persons have been reportedly killed in renewed attacks by suspected herdsmen in various communities in Benue state.Members of the house of representatives from Benue disclosed this on Thursday.The killings were said to have been perpetrated between April 2 and 4.Addressing journalists in Abuja, the lawmakers alleged that killer herdsmen attacked seven communities in the state, and are [...]

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    Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty International (AI) says the Nigerian military was aware of the presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, hours before 110 schoolgirls were abducted.The organisation said its investigation revealed the security forces “failed to act” on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi on the day of the abduction.The insurgents raided the [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers killed IPOB members who resisted arrest of Kanu

Amnesty: Soldiers killed IPOB members who resisted arrest of Kanu

Amnesty International (AI), human rights organisation, has alleged that soldiers killed some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia state capital on September 14.According to a report released by the organisation, the military said those killed attempted to resist the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group.Kanu made his last public appearance on September 14, 2017. [...]

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    Amnesty: Herdsmen getting away with murder… they’ve killed 168 people this year alone

Amnesty: Herdsmen getting away with murder… they’ve killed 168 people this year alone

Amnesty International says clashes between farmers and herdsmen have resulted in at least 168 deaths in 2018 alone.In a statement on Monday, Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, called on the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis.“The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful," Ojigho [...]

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    Military is the ‘guardian of our democracy’

Military is the ‘guardian of our democracy’

The Eko Peace and Civil Rights Movement (RKO) has commended the Nigerian military over its efforts in the fight against insurgency and kidnapping in the country.Ayokunle Adumashin, national president of the group, made the commendation during a rally on Thursday."We have converged here from our various locations based on our belief that Nigeria must work for the citizenry and identification of [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, risked his life during the negotiation for the release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.Of the 276 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a [...]

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    EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

The Nigerian military seems ready to go any length to defend the progress it has made in the ongoing war against insurgency in the north-east.With the debate on the correctness or otherwise of the $1bn approved by governors to fight the Boko Haram war, the military has taken an unusual step in explaining why the decision is “the best” for [...]

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    Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the federal government to ensure justice is done over the “unlawful killings" of hundreds of Shi'ites in Kaduna two years ago.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the military between December 12 and December 14, 2015.Speaking on Tuesday in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the incident, AI regretted that “no one [...]

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