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Lawan’s Senate President ambition sealed with a hug

George Akume embraces Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Lawan looks on

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Senators elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress on Saturday announced that Senator Ahmed Lawan representing Yobe central has been chosen as the “consensus candidate” of the party for the position of senate president of the 8th National Assembly, However, a leading aspirant for the position, Senator Bukola Saraki dismissed the announcement, […]

Army kills scores of Boko Haram fighters, rescue 20 women, children

Maj. General Chris Olukolade, DHQ Spokesperson
PHOTO: Reuters

The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists had died and 20 women and children had been rescued during a military operation in Sambisa forest in Borno, on Friday. This is contained in a statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade. ”Despite continuous encounter with large number of […]

Jonathan approves 2 new specialised universities

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of two specialised universities, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.. Speaking at the 31st convocation of the Bayero University, Kano on Saturday, Jonathan said the universities were the Marine University and the Federal University of Health Sciences. Jonathan, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities […]

Senate Presidency: Saraki gets massive endorsement from colleagues

Bukola Saraki

The ongoing bid for the Presidency of the Senate on Saturday took a different turn as All Progressives Congress senators-elect, rising from a retreat, broke into factions to endorse different candidates. While 35 out of the 59 APC senators-elect led by Dino Melaye endorsed Sen. Bukola Saraki (APC Kwara-Central), another faction led by Sen. Barnabas […]

UPDATE: Buruji Kashamu placed under house arrest

Buruji Kashamu

NDLEA operatives who stormed the Lekki home of Prince Buruji Kashamu, will wait till Monday, to know whether they could carry away their prey. Latest report said the senator-elect from Ogun state was able to delay his arrest because the NDLEA operatives did not come with an elementary paper: a warrant of arrest. Reports now […]

Police lied, 10 freed Ekiti captives paid ransom to abductors

IG of Police Solomon Arase

The ten persons, including an 11-year-old boy kidnapped in Ekiti a month ago were at the early hours of Saturday were released by their captors today after family members had paid some ransom. This contradicted a statement earlier today by the Police High Command that a special squad set up by the Inspector General of […]

Buruji Kashamu threathens to commit suicide

Buruji Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, Ogun East senator-elect, has threatened to commit suicide if men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) try o forcefully take him from his Lekki, Lagos residence. Kashamu told online news platform, SaharaReporters, that the operatives that surrounded his house are masked and were operating illegally. “I will commit suicide should NDLEA […]

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