Monthly Archives: June 2015

U.S. Donates $5bn To Joint Task Force to Fight Boko Haram

United States says it has announced a $5 billion contribution to the Multinational Joint Task Force to boost the military operation against the Boko Haram insurgency. The U.S. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, announced this at news briefing via telephone from the African Union Summit on Monday. “We have been working with Nigeria as well as the ...

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Nigeria’s Peaceful Transition: Buhari Hails Jonathan Again

Despite accusation of non-cooperation with its transition committee by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against his predecessor, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to acknowledged the role played by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Nigeria’s immediate past President, in midwifing a peaceful and successful transition programme in the country. Buhari who spoke on Sunday in his address to the AU Summit ...

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Insurgency: Buhari Orders Release of $21m To Joint Task Force

Amid claims by leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that former President Goodluck Jonathan left an empty treasury, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the release of $21 million (N4.2 billion) out of the $100 million pledged by Nigeria to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting against Boko Haram in the country. Making this known at ...

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Again, Ezugwu Raises The Alarm Over Threat To His Life

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, candidate for Enugu North senatorial district of Enugu State at the recently  concluded general elections, Chief Willy Ezugwu has again raised alarm over threats to his life. Ezugwu who spoke to our correspondent said aside his trails by unknown persons, he had been bombarded by several calls by unknown persons who have asked him ...

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Despite Restraining Court Order, Eko Disco Mulls Increase in Electricity Tariff

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Saturday urged electricity consumers to brace up for upward adjustment in tariffs to partly meet reality of the prevailing economic situation. Oladele Amoda, the EKEDC’s Chief Executive Officer, made the plea in Lagos at a stakeholders’ consultative forum to rub minds with the customers on the need to adjust electricity tariffs. The News Agency ...

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APC Bows To Saraki, Accepts Him As Senate President

In what appears to be an end to stiff resistance to the will of the Nigerian Senate in electing its leaders, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday said the party had accepted Senator Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate. the party’s chairman maintained that the reality was that Saraki’s colleagues had ...

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Man Trekking For Buhari Declared Missing

A middle-aged man who left on foot to Abuja from Bauchi, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared missing by the police. A statement by DSP Haruna Mohammed, Bauchi Police Command’s spokesperson, noted that Nurudeen Maimako, a resident of Dass town in Bauchi state, left his town on May 15 to Abuja, but has not ...

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Why Osinbanjo Can’t Attend Buhari’s Security Meeting – Daily Post

With the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) still bicker over sharing of positions in government after the party defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year’s presidential election in Nigeria, the party is yet to explain why its Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is yet to be part of the ongoing security meetings by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. ...

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Again, VP Osinbajo Locked Out of Buhari’s Top Security Meeting

All appears not to be smooth between President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as it relates to national security matters. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with some security chiefs to marshal the country’s plans that will be presented at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja on Thursday. However, Osinbajo ...

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Nigerians and Their Genetic Docility By Alex Agbo

We have been subjected to series of nerve stretching stories and trials such as no government would dare to dream of except the Nigerian government, which is superintending over the happiest people on earth; a people who are never aware of their rights, a people whose love for suffering is phenomenal. A queer breed of doves who, like the tortoise, ...

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