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    Niger Delta group alleges plot to blackmail Mungono, amnesty committee

Niger Delta group alleges plot to blackmail Mungono, amnesty committee

Community leaders, under the auspices of Forum of Progressive Niger Delta Leaders (FPNDL), have alleged a plot to blackmail and discredit Babagana Mungono, national security adviser. They alleged that there had been unsubstantiated reports alleging corruption against Monguno and the caretaker committee constituted by the federal government to manage the amnesty programme in the region after the suspension of the Charles Dokubo, [...]

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    NSA: We didn’t discuss fate of service chiefs at security meeting

NSA: We didn’t discuss fate of service chiefs at security meeting

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says the fate of service chiefs was not discussed at Thursday's meeting of the national security council. The meeting held 24 hours after federal lawmakers asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack service chiefs over the rising insecurity. While the meeting was ongoing, there were speculations that it could be about the performance of the service chiefs who [...]

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    NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says politicians who are afraid of losing the forthcoming elections are planning to disrupt the polls. The NSA said this at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday. Monguno said security forces are ready to deal with anybody who attempts to engage in any act that could destabilise the exercise, while [...]

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    Why Nigeria will NOT defeat Boko Haram in 20 years

Why Nigeria will NOT defeat Boko Haram in 20 years

This is a personal journey: Before I left for the United Kingdom in September 2017, I promised myself that my master's degree was not going to be just another one. I said to myself that this one will be one that equips me to help Nigeria in her walk and work towards development. In my written goal for the programme, I [...]

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    Angry judge withdraws from Dasuki trial, says EFCC ‘frustrating case’

Angry judge withdraws from Dasuki trial, says EFCC ‘frustrating case’

Gabriel Kolawole, presiding judge at a federal high court, Abuja, has withdrawn from the trial of  Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Kolawole announced his decision in court on Thursday during the cross examination of Hassan Sheidu, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operative, serving as a witness in the trial of Nicholas Ashinze, a colonel in the Nigerian [...]

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    Ortom: I warned Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP of planned herdsmen attacks — but they ignored me

Ortom: I warned Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP of planned herdsmen attacks — but they ignored me

Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, says he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of the planned attacks by herdsmen, but he was ignored. Ortom said he also drew the attention of Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) to the potential attack. Speaking before the senate ad hoc committee on security infrastructure, the governor blamed security [...]

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    ICYMI: How Jonathan’s govt fought Boko Haram with ‘Ukrainian mercenaries who posed as instructors’

ICYMI: How Jonathan’s govt fought Boko Haram with ‘Ukrainian mercenaries who posed as instructors’

Mohammed Mamu, former chief of administration of the Nigerian air force, says the office of the national security adviser under former President Goodluck Jonathan hired Ukrainian mercenaries to fight Boko Haram. Boko Haram held a swathe of territories and carried out fatal attacks in the federal capital territory (FCT) in the early days of the Jonathan administration. But in the third quarter [...]

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    Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, says he will meet with Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), over the upsurge of criminal activities in the state. Obaseki said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the government house in Benin. The governor said his meeting with Monguno would seek ways to tackle criminal activities in the state. According to him, the meeting with [...]

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Perm sec refuses to handover to successor

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, has allegedly rejected Umar Bello, a permanent secretary deployed to his office. Bello, whose appointment was among the 24 approved by Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo during the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari, was supposed to assume duty on August 31, 2017. The permanent secretary was sent to the special services unit of the office of the secretary to the federation, [...]

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    Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA),ought to enjoy the bail which courts granted. Dasuki is accused of diverting $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east. Adeniyi Ademola, a judge, had granted him bail in December, but the Department of State Services (DSS) refused to release [...]

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    Court adjourns Dasuki’s case till Oct 21

Court adjourns Dasuki’s case till Oct 21

An Abuja high court on Wednesday adjourned Sambo Dasuki’s case till October 21 pending the outcome of the meeting of the counsel with the FCT Chief judge, Justice Ishaq Bello. Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), to former President Goodluck Jonathan, is standing trial with four others for alleged diversion of N13.6 billion The others were; Shuaibu Salisu, a former director [...]

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    Lai: Many will forget Chibok girls when the effect of this video is over

Lai: Many will forget Chibok girls when the effect of this video is over

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Monday said the new video released by the Boko Haram brought back the consciousness of Chibok schoolgirls, saying many people will move on as soon as the effect of the video is over. Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Mohammed said the rescue of the girls has been a priority to the [...]

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    5 security operatives arrested for ‘supplying’ explosives to militants

5 security operatives arrested for ‘supplying’ explosives to militants

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says five security operatives have been arrested for allegedly supplying explosives to Niger Delta militants. Monguno said this at a news conference on Thursday. He said that his office had conducted an audit of explosive magazines and quarries in the Niger Delta region, and it discovered that some of the substance was diverted for illegal use. “Let [...]

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    Metuh: I’ll return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Metuh: I’ll return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is ready to return the “contentious” N400m as a sign of support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. Metuh said this in a statement by his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), on Thursday. The former PDP spokesman is facing trial at the federal high court, Abuja for allegedly receiving N400m — [...]

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    Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says he is not afraid to stand trial. Dasuki said this through his lawyer Joseph Daodu (SAN) in court on Monday. He asked an Abuja high court to consolidate the two criminal charges bordering on alleged corruption and breach of trust brought against him by the federal government. He told the court that he was not [...]

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    Court adjourns Metuh’s trial on health ground

Court adjourns Metuh’s trial on health ground

Okon Abang, a justice of the federal high court Abuja, has adjourned the trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  to May 30 after Onyechi Ikpeazu, the defendant's counsel, told the court that his client was on bed rest at the National Hospital, Abuja. Earlier on Monday, the judge adjourned the case till Tuesday for the [...]

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