9 ARMED FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK MILITARY OFFICER IN EDO, SEE PICS

Nine suspected armed herdsmen have launched an attack on a Nigerian Army lieutenant who was on his way to Lagos while returning from an official assignment. The attack on Lt. M. Dahiru took place on July 7 at about 1:30 pm along the Benin by-pass by Ahor community, Edo state. Dahiru was returning from an official assignment on the NNS Burutu, a Nigerian navy vessel, when the attack occurred. The attackers reportedly fired several rounds at Dahiru’s vehicle and injured. While trying to escape from his assailants, the soldier had…

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BUHARI PROMOTES ADEOSUN TO SAME RANK WITH CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the promotion of the Nigerian Army Chief of Training and Operations, Maj Gen Lamidi Adeosun, to the rank of a Lieutenant General, the same rank as the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai. The Nigerian Army confirmed this promotion in a release on Tuesday. The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said apart from Adeosun, the President also approved the promotion of “Brig Gen AB Biu, General Officer Commanding 7 Division to the rank of a Major General.” Musa said,…

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OKOROCHA CALL FOR CREATION OF HAPPINESS MINISTRY TO TACKLE SUICIDE

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says a happiness ministry should be created to tackle suicide and rape cases. Okorocha said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Theodore Orji, senator representing Abia central. Orji’s motion was on the “rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians.” Okorocha, an immediate past governor of Imo state, argued that a lot of people take their own lives because they lack the ability to express themselves or to share their feelings with anyone. “Mr senate president, may I suggest…

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HOW DRONES HELPED US TO ELIMINATE 18 KIDNAPPERS’ CAMPS ALONG ONDO/ EKITI AXIS- ARMY

The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Akure says it has raided no fewer than 18 camps of suspected kidnappers in the last one month with the help of its newly acquired drones. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the brigade launched two drones on June 21 to fight kidnappings and other related crimes in Ondo and Ekiti states. Brig.-Gen. Zakari Abubakar, the Commander of the brigade, made this known while speaking with NAN on Tuesday in Akure. He said: “On my assumption of office on…

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APC ANNOUNCES DATE FOR BAYELSA, KOGI GUBER PRIMARIES

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed Thursday, August 29 for primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states to select governorship candidates for the November 16 election in the two states. The party has also announced it will commence the sale of nomination and expression of interest form on Wednesday, July 10 at the party national secretariat in Abuja. National Organising Secretary of the party, Emma Ibediro, in a statement, explained aspirants are expected to pay N20 million for nomination form and N2.5 million for expression of interest form. Ibediro said…

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I SAW MY STATEMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL SAYS ATIKU’S WITNESS

A witness called by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate at the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, stunned all on Tuesday when he said he was seeing for the first time the statement attributed to him, which he adopted as his own. Bako Umar Katanga, who said he acted as Local Government Polling Agent for the PDP at the election, had, while being led in evidence by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), claimed that he deposed signed the statement before the court’s registry on March 18, 2019. But, under cross-examination…

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ASIWAJU, AKANDE, OSOBA, NIYI ADEBAYO STORM ONDO FOR APC MEETING, SEE PIX

National leader of the Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has arrived Akure, the Ondo state capital for the party’s meeting. Tinubu was received at the Akure airport by Govs of Ondo & Ekiti States. He was accompanied by Chief Bisi Akande, Olusegun Osoba, Niyi Adebayo https://all-gists.blogspot.com/2019/07/tinubu-bisi-akande-osoba-arrives-ondo-state.html

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BUHARI’S REASON FOR SEEKING POWER WAS FOR POWER IN ITSELF

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that becoming president was his ‘one and only outcome’, Igbere TV reports. Mrs Ezekwesili said this in series of tweets on Tuesday. “It is more than obvious that ‘Becoming President’ was the one and only Outcome for @MBuhari. Or what explains the fact that he seldom shows any sense of urgency to tackling the numerous governance challenges that keep multiplying? Bear the title, @NGRPresident for nothing?” Ezekwesili asked. The former education minister added: “Do we at all have a…

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ATIKU’S WITNESS CANNOT REMEMBER DATE OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The 13th petitioners’ witness, Audu Sani, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, on Tuesday that he could not remember the date of the last presidential election. Sani, who was the Peoples Democratic Party’s collation agent in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State for the presidential election, had alleged that there were incessant incidents of thuggery and sporadic shootings in many parts of the area, preventing and disrupting voting. The witness appeared before the five-man panel led by Justice Garba Usman, to testify at the instance of the PDP, and…

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