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Dapchi Schoolgirls May Be Freed In 2 Weeks – Defence Minister

The Nigerian government has assured that the Dapchi schoolgirls recently abducted by Boko Haram terrorists will soon regain freedom. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, gave this assurance during an interview on Dateline Abuja, a Channels Television’s programme which aired on Saturday. Asked to give a time frame, he said: “It can be earlier; maybe a week, it can be two weeks, but we are ... Read More »

Troops Kill 4 Militia Members During Encounter In Bauchi


Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade, in the ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday, encountered members of militia massing up at Burra Junction in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Four members of the group were killed in the encounter. It was gathered that the militia men upon sighting troops opened fire on them and the troops reacted immediately by engaging the militia men. “At ... Read More »

Why Buhari Cancelled Rwandan Trip


Indications emerged on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled his scheduled trip to Kigali, Rwanda because enough consultation was not made before the Federal Executive Council approved the signing of the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area. The FEC presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had approved the signing of the agreement last Wednesday while Buhari was on a visit to ... Read More »

Mamora Rejects Buhari’s Appointment

Olorunnimbe Mamora

A former lawmaker, Senator Olurunnimbe Mamora, has rejected his appointment as the Chairman of the Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre, SUNDAY PUNCH learnt on Saturday. Mamora, who was the Deputy Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation during the 2015 presidential election, was nominated for the job by the President.   However, it was learnt that during the inauguration of the board of the AIIC a few ... Read More »

Polls Reordering: Pro-Buhari Senators, Saraki’s Loyalists In Power Tussle


The power tussle between Senators, loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, and those who are pushing for the reordering of elections heightened on Saturday with the President’s supporters promising to publish signatures of their members. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that at a meeting in Abuja last week, the pro-Buhari lawmakers decided to ensure that an open ballot voting system be used if the National Assembly eventually opts to ... Read More »

Again, Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Kill Traders


Suspected herdsmen, late last night ambushed traders in Guma LGA of Benue State, killing many of them, including market women and children. it was gathered that the victims were returning from the popular Yelewata Market when the attackers laid ambush on them, hacking some of them to death and inflicting injuries on several others. Earlier, the suspected herdsmen had attacked Tse Igbe at Nyiev Council ... Read More »

Senator Adamu Opens Up On N70 Million Alleged Swallowed By Monkey


Senator representing Nasarawa West in the National Assembly, Abdullahi Adamu has spoken on the reported N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Forum, NSF, allegedly swallowed by monkey. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, the senator said the allegation was made to give him a bad name following his position on the electoral act amendment bill. DAILY POST had earlier reported that not less ... Read More »

Benue: Buhari Queries IG, Demands Full Report Of Police Operations


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari seized the opportunity of the encounter to query Idris for flouting his directive that he should relocate to Benue State following the killings recorded in the state. The meeting was said to have lasted about 30 minutes after which Idris left the Presidential Villa without talking to ... Read More »

Senate Sabotaging Buhari’s Govt, Says Adamu


The senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Abdullahi Adamu, has accused the Senate of taking decisions that are frustrating the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Adamu’s position was contained in a statement on Tuesday. He is one of the 10 lawmakers who stormed out of the Senate chamber when the Senate passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill seeking to reshuffle elections, which those loyal to ... Read More »

Budget Padding: Jibrin Resumes Today As Reps Lift Suspension


The House of Representatives on Tuesday lifted the suspension placed on its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, Mr. Abdulmumini Jibrin. Jibrin, who was suspended for 180 legislative days in September 2016, had been out of the House for almost one year and four months before he was recalled on Tuesday. The House lifted the suspension after the All Progressives Congress member from Kano State “apologised” ... Read More »

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