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Nigerian Army releases Daily Trust journalist


The detained Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, Uthman Abubakar has been released by the military authorities. The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday shortly after speaking to the editor, who had been in detention since Sunday According to Dan-Ali, Abubakar was brought back …

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Why Nigerian Army invaded Daily Trust offices


The Nigerian Army says it invaded the offices of Daily Trust  Newspapers offices in Maiduguri and Abuja, to invite the organisation’s journalists responsible for the publication of a classified military operation plans. The army admitted invading the newspapers’ offices in a statement by its spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman. Usman explained …

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2019: Army begins Python Dance nationwide Jan


The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke III, otherwise known as Python Dance, in all parts of the country in preparation against security challenges anticipated before, during and after the 2019 General Elections. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen Tukur Buratai, who stated this …

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Buratai: Why B/Haram appears strong

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Boko Haram terrorist group is appearing to be very strong because it has instilled fear in Nigerians, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Yusuf Tukur Buratai, has said. He said the group had long been degraded but that the effectiveness of its psychological warfare on the psyche of Nigerians …

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Residents protest against uninterrupted electricity supply in Maiduguri


Residents of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, said that their 24-hour-electricity supply be cut short immediately. According to them, the constant power supply has caused a huge increase in charges. They are demanding that the Yola Electricity Distribution Company reduce their electricity supply to the 12-hour daily that used to …

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2019 elections: Why I want to be president – Tambuwal


A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Presidential aspirant and Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday promised that he will support agitation for restructuring of the country if elected the President in 2019. Tambuwal, who made the promise in Ado Ekiti in …

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2019 elections: Atiku promises to end Boko Haram as president


Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is aspiring to become President in 2019, on Tuesday , said he would put an end to the Boko Haram crisis in the shortest time after his inauguration as Nigeria ’s number one citizen. Abubakar, who is one of the presidential aspirants on the …

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Maiduguri Police protest: Osinbajo meets IGP


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came shortly after the news broke that some policemen were protesting against non-payment of their allowances in Maiduguri, Borno State. It was, however, not clear if …

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