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JTF smashes Boko Haram cell, recovers vehicles, arms — Spokesman

The JTF spokesman said terrorists attacked a JTF checkpoint in Fune, Yobe. The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe said on Saturday that it had smashed a Boko Haram group in Fune, recovering two vehicles, arms, ammunitions and other materials. Lieutenant Lazarus Eli, the JTF spokesman, said this in Damaturu while displaying the items to … Continue reading

Breach of Protocol: Amaechi loyalist unhappy, blames securitymen for allowing him into venue

I  BLAME THE PRESIDENT’S SECURITY FOR ALLOWING “ANYONE” INTO THE VENUE WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS ALREADY SEATED. PERHAPS THEY LACKED STRATEGY ON PROTOCOL I GUESS.The least ‘local’ Councillor knows what “protocol” means in leadership and, would want to usurp  or maximise it to the fullest when it presents itself. I have been in  uncountable fora … Continue reading

Police kill 7 kidnappers in Lagos •Gang kidnapped Bamigbetan, judge —CP

SEVEN members of a kidnapping syndicate operating in Lagos and Ogun states were, on Monday morning, killed during a gun duel with operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State police command. One of the killed kidnappers, Jonah Benjamen Osinachi, was identified to be a Chinese national, operating between Nigeria and … Continue reading

Baga: Gov Shettima Lied….”Borno Governor, Community Leader Exaggerated Baga Attack” – Senate Report

• Says only nine graves found, 115 houses burnt The Joint Senate Committee on Defence and Army, Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence, which investigated the April 16 wanton killings and destruction in Baga, in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, reported its findings to the parliament  Wednesday with a declaration that both … Continue reading

State of emergency: DHQ assessment team end tour of Yobe, Borno operational areas

AS a follow up to scheduled assessment visits to troops in the North Eastern part of the country, a nine-member Defence  Headquarters Operational Assessment Team have returned from Yobe and Borno states to brief the Chief of Defence Staff with updates on the situation in the operational areas of the Special Forces operating in the … Continue reading

Abia State set to Commision the first Dialysis Centre in South East Nigeria

The dialysis centre at the specialist and diagnostic centre Umuahia is set for commissioning in the next two weeks. Governor Theodore Orji made this revelation in his office while answering questions from newsmen. He said that all the facilities needed for the take-off of the centre are ready, adding that government is waiting for the … Continue reading

Total Awards $3bn Egina Oil Field Contract to Saipem

Total Upstream Nigeria, a joint venture partner of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has awarded a $3 billion contract for the subsea development of the Egina oil field to Italian oil and gas industry contractor, Siapem. Under the deal, Siapem, a subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni, will carry out engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation … Continue reading

Afren jumps on Ogo-1 potential after oil discovery offshore Nigeria

Africa-focused oil and gas group Afren saw shares surge on Wednesday after the firm encountered a better-than-expected oil section at an exploration well offshore Nigeria. The Ogo-1 exploration well on the OPL 310 licence discovered a “significant light oil accumulation”, encountering a hydrocarbon section of 524ft with 216ft of net stacked pay. Afren said that … Continue reading

Boko Haram Sponsor: ANPP Chairman on the run

Chairman of the ruling All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) in Borno State, Alhaji Mala Othman, is said to be on the run as the youth group known as “Civilian JTF” laid siege on his residence in Maiduguri accusing him of being a major sponsor of the Boko Haram sect. The youth group which has recently … Continue reading

Special Force captures 11 Boko Haram leaders in Borno

Following the raid of Mandara Mountains and Sambisa forest in Borno State, the Special Force has captured 11 Boko Haram leaders, including one of those suspected to be behind the posting of online videos. But the Special Force also recorded unspecified number of casualty in gun duels with Boko Haram insurgents who are regrouping in … Continue reading

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