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Boko Haram conflict deadline ‘unrealistic’

Abuja (AFP) – Senior military, security and intelligence figures in Nigeria on Thursday questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s December deadline for an end to the Boko Haram conflict, calling it “unrealistic”. The Centre for Crisis Communication, a research and advisory body independent of government, said the deadline was “not tenable” given the continued wave of bombings in the northeast. Buhari, who ...

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Obiano denies Obi’s N75 billion handover.

The Anambra state governor Chief Willie Obiano has declared in Awka, that the Peter Obi Administration did not handed over N75 billion to it as claimed. The Governor who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, at the Conference Hall of the Government House described the claim as untrue. He advised the public to discountenance the ...

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France vows ‘merciless’ response after attacks kill 127

PARIS (Reuters) – An angry President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a “merciless” response to a wave of attacks by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people across Paris, describing the assault claimed by Islamic State as an act of war against France. In the worst attack, a Paris city hall official said four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 ...

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Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker

A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister said Saturday. “We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules,” ...

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Gridlock as Biafra agitators storm Benin-Asaba-Onitsha highway

Over one thousand enthusiastic agitators for the Sovereign State of Biafra staged another walk in protest over the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. This is coming barely weeks after the agitators staged a peaceful protest across ,ajar streets of Asaba, Delta State capital seeking the unconditional release of Mr. Kanu. The agitators under the ...

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Lagos High Court dismisses Saraki’s application

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed a fundamental human rights application filed by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, seeking to stop his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Presiding Justice Ibrahim Buba held that his court did not have jurisdiction to entertain the application. The Senate President had sued the Attorney-General of the ...

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Why DSS invaded Dasuki’s home the second time

The Department of State Security (DSS) may have invaded the home of the Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki to stop the NSA from seeking medical treatment abroad, as directed by the court. Earlier reports had indicated the uncertainty trailing Dasuki’s planned medical trip following a tip-off about the move by the DSS to arrest him at the ...

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