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Senate summons military chiefs over seized $9.3m cash

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Army, Senator George Sekibo, has said the committee has invited the National Security Adviser and the military top brass over the $9.3m cash seized by the South African government. Sekibo said this in an interview with reporters in Abuja, on Thursday. Those invited include Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); Chief of Defence Staff, Air ... Read More »

We’ve a clue to missing jet’s whereabouts -Air Force

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, on Monday said the military had an idea of where the Nigerian Air Force Alpha fighter jet, which went missing after a military operation in Konduga, Borno State, last Friday, could be. “We have an idea of where missing jet could be,” Amosu said. He said in an interview with State ... Read More »

LAUTECH wins Google 2014 Online Marketing contest

Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has commended the institution’s team which won the 2014 Google Online Marketing Challenge for Middle East and Africa. He made the commendation on Monday in Ogbomoso when he received the team of LAUTECH undergraduates, and also commended the founding fathers of the institution for laying a ... Read More »

Stay Away from Our Schools, Rivers Warns FG

The stage seems set for another round of confrontation between Rivers State and the Federal Government following plans by the federal ministry of education to rehabilitate some state-owned secondary schools in the state. The Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, had last Friday announced plans by the Federal Government to rehabilitate select schools in Rivers State, his home ... Read More »

Military steps up search for missing jet

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet on an operation against the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has been declared missing. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, in an electronic mail on Sunday, said the jet, marked NAF 466, disappeared from the radar on Friday. Olukolade explained that the plane with only two crew members on board   “left Yola ... Read More »

Tambuwal eyes APC presidential ticket

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, may have started piecing outcome of his consultations with the Northern elders and other kingmakers together, even as emerging facts indicate that Nigeria’s number four citizen may declare his presidential ambition under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon. His ambition may still be a long road from certain, as ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacked My Church-T.B Joshua Reveals

The founder and General overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T. B. Joshua has said Boko Haram may be responsible for the collapse of a six-storey building in the church premises. Joshua, who told members of his church on Sunday not to be afraid, said the attack was targeted at him and not at them. The prophet ... Read More »

Sun Newspaper Sued For N5bn

The first son of Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji, an engineer, has sued The Sun Newspapers Limited, owned by a former Governor of the State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming N5bn damages for calling him “ a terrorist .” Briefing journalists on Thursday in Umuahia, a member of the legal team for Orji’s son, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko, ... Read More »

Military Might Recall Retired Soldiers

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said it has not activated its Reserve List to reinforce troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. But it was gathered from a top source that if there is need to call for reserve force, it will only affect those who have retired from the Armed Forces in the last three years. According to the ... Read More »

No Single Case of Ebola in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu  Wednesday released an update on the status of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria. Chukwu said “as of today, the total number of confirmed cases of EVD in Nigeria stands at nineteen (19), fifteen (15) in Lagos, four (4) in Port Harcourt. “The total number of deaths from EVD in Nigeria stands at seven ... Read More »