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September 22, 2017 8:06 PM Amosun security aide dies in auto crash

The convoy of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, was thrown into mourning, on Friday, following the death of one of the security details of the governor, Busoye Olayinka, who died in a motor accident, on Thursday night. The governor’s convoy had, on Monday, lost a top security detail to the cold hands of death. The security aide, Wale Aderemi, of the Department 15

September 22, 2017 7:40 AM Nigerian govt summons Turkish ambassador

The Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl. The meeting expected to hold on Friday was called over massive illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria. Nigeria will express dissatisfaction over the situation and also demand immediate action to curb the menace. Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs 22

September 21, 2017 4:33 PM Customs uncovers Nigerian arms syndicate in Turkey

Disclosing this in Lagos, Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hammed Ali, and (Rtd) said that the importer of the arms has been identified as Great James Oil and Gas Limited. Ali also said that all Customs Area Comptrollers have been put on red alert at all entry points into the country which includes the airports, seaport and border posts. He said that the agency 19

September 20, 2017 12:22 AM FG, Jonathan disagree on proposed S’West, S’South military operations

The Federal Government and former President Goodluck Jonathan have disagreed on the planned military operation in the South-South and the South-West codenamed Operation Crocodile Smile. Jonathan, who spoke on Tuesday, believed it was an anomaly for soldiers to be deployed for internal security, a responsibility that is meant for the police, saying the deployment 21

September 16, 2017 1:56 PM Biafra: FG warns International Community to steer clear Nigeria’s internal problem

The Federal Government has warned the International Community against interfering in Nigeria ‘s internal problem. This warning follows the ongoing battle by the government to flush out the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from the South East. He said that other countries including Iraq have their problems and it was their governments that dealt with them. “International 20

September 16, 2017 12:12 PM IPOB: Police step up security in the north to forestall breakdown of law and order

A report by Punch newspapers indicates that there was tension in most parts of northern Nigeria following the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeast. According to the report, Igbos living in the region fear there could be reprisals against them by northerners due to the attack on some northerners in the southeast and south-south 20

September 14, 2017 12:11 PM Alhassan and the game of long knives

Those who thought that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting would be the political funeral for Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan may have exaggerated her dilemma after all. She may well have had her letter of resignation in her bag, but in the end President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t push her over the edge – yet. After many years in politics 20

September 11, 2017 5:28 PM MATTERS ARISING: What happened to previous illegal arms seized by customs?

On Monday, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced that it had seized a large cache of arms, in an ebullient bust. Joseph Attah, spokesman of the NCS, told TheCable that the service discovered 1,100 pump-action rifles in a container at Tin-Can Island port, Lagos. According to him, the arms were smuggled into the country from Turkey. The seizure is the largest 22

September 11, 2017 9:20 AM Igbo group praises Buhari, army over operation python dance II in southeast

Despite the negative reactions that followed the announcement of the commencement of Operation Python Dance” across the south-east starting from September 15 by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai recently, a group from the southeast region has praised the federal government and the army for embarking on the operation. The new development 17

September 10, 2017 11:16 PM Contributory pension draws global support despite threats in Nigeria

Before the enactment of the Pension Reform Act 2004 which introduced the Contributory Pension Scheme in Nigeria, there was a pension deficit of about N2tn in the country, which hindered many retirees from getting their retirement benefits. The old Defined Benefits scheme, which was the pension system operational in the public sector, was bedevilled by many problems 17