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4 Northern Governors visit Amaechi

There was commotion again in Rivers State as thousands of youths believed to be loyal to the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, reportedly threw stones and other objects at the convoy of the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Vehicles in the convoy…

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Senate rejects single term and LG autonomy

The Senate yesterday rejected the proposed six-year single tenure for elected presidents and governors as the lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against it. The single tenure proposal was shut down with a vote of 86 to 14 and one abstinence. Interestingly, the Senate yesterday recorded the highest number of attendance in recent times with 101 members present.…

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Army operation continues against Boko Haram

Defence Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, said the ceasefire agreement signed between Federal Government and the Boko Haram sect had not been communicated to it. Consequently, Director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade, said the military operation to rid the North-East part of the country of terrorists would continue. Olukolade noted that the issue of ceasefire…

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Joint Task Force detains Shekau’s In-laws

Operatives of the Joint Task Force have made a breakthrough in the campaign against terrorism by arresting in-laws of the Boko Haram leader, Sheik Abubakar Shekau. The Defence Spokesman, Brig. Gen Chris Olukolade, made this known during a press briefing by the Joint Security Services Public Information Committee in Abuja on Monday. Olukolade however did…

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Enugu State police arrest 22 kidnap suspects

The police in Enugu last week arrested 22 kidnap suspects who allegedly participated in four kidnap attempts. Twenty one victims, including a Lebanese, were rescued according to the police who said one of the suspects, a girl, was found dead. Enugu police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, quoted Commissioner of Police Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as vowing to…