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NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services
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NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday bowed to pressure and announced the suspension of the proposed resumption of the Abuja- Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) indefinitely. In its 11th update since the Kaduna bound train was attacked by terrorists on March 28, 2022, signed by Yakub Mahmood, the Deputy Director Public Relations, the corporation said the resumption, earlier announced on May, 16, 2022, to resume on Monday has been postponed. It said a new date will be announced soonest. The corporation appealed to relatives of victims abducted by the terrorists to be assured of Federal Government’s responsibility of  safe rescue of all persons being held hostage. According to the statement: “We therefore appeal, particularly to the relatives of persons held hostage...
Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm
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Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm

Deborah Samuel Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, joined the growing number of groups and individuals that have condemned last Thursday’s mob killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by his media aid, Macham Makut, said the governors were concerned about the development, which they described as clearly an extra-judicial measure of addressing perceived infraction.The statement came as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, said Nigerians should not succumb to the machinations of the evil ones by halting t...
What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo
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What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo

Gov Soludo and Nnamdi Kanu Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The governor quoted the IPOB leader as saying that he would preach peace when released. Soludo made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday night after visiting the IPOB leader. He posted, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East. “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere. He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings ...
What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri
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What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri

Reno Omokri Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State. Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had. He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria. He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop Kukah and several other Christian clerics in Sokoto. Read Also: Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto “The information that Muslim youths are going house to house in Sokot...
Go After Terrorists, Eliminate Them, Buhari Orders Security Heads
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Go After Terrorists, Eliminate Them, Buhari Orders Security Heads

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has again charged the heads of military and other security agencies in the country to rise up to their responsibilities and go after terrorists troubling the nation and eliminate them. He gave the charge yesterday, after joining other Muslims to observe the Eid prayers at the Mambila Barracks Parade Ground, Abuja, in commemoration of Eid-el-Fitr. President Buhari, while responding to questions after he returned to the Presidential Villa from the prayer ground, said his administration would continue to work to make the country safe for Nigerians, adding that it is the duty of security agencies to know terrorists’ hideouts. President Buhari admitted having sleepless nights over the security situation in parts of the country. He,...
Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 
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Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Kana, has said the federal government had concluded plans to create a brand new Ministry of Defence, with a view to repositioning the sector. Mr Kana gave the hint when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Army Headquarters on Wednesday, in Abuja. He said his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari came with a mandate to implement the approved reform of the ministry and armed forces, to enhance efficiency. Mr Kana added that when created, the new defence ministry would see the various services operating under the same roof in a ‘Pentagon-like’ style, where both military and civilian staff would be working together. He said his assignment was to ensure full implementation of the reform of the armed forces and t...
Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets
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Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari contributed to delaying the delivery of the Super Tucano fighter jets ordered from the United States. In October 2021, the federal government announced the delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said the jets were requested in 2015, but the delivery of the jets was initially delayed over concerns raised by the US on religious issues in Nigeria. The presidential spokesman said the persistent lobbying of the US congress by opponents of the Buhari administration “who had lost the previous election” also exacerbated the situation. According to the him, “religious supporters”, including Matthew ...
Alarm As Kenyan IGP Declares 2,000 Kenyan Police Officers ‘Mentally Unfit’ To Serve
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Alarm As Kenyan IGP Declares 2,000 Kenyan Police Officers ‘Mentally Unfit’ To Serve

The Kenyan Inspector-General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai has said that 2,000 police officers are mentally unfit to serve in the police service. The IGP made this revelation on Tuesday during a meeting with bishops and senior clergy of the Anglican Church in Nairobi. According to him, the findings were established after medical examinations were conducted on police officers. “We have subjected all the officers to medical examination, and to our surprise, we got a big number. We isolated almost 2,000 police officers who are unfit to do their law enforcement work,” said Mutyambai in a video by local TV station NTV. The police IG however says a process to manage some of the mentally unstable officers, has started. Read Also: Police Bans Officers From Conducting Road Chec...
Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War
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Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War

Dozens of young Ethiopians continue to gather at the Russian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday following rumours of soldiers being recruited to fight in the war in Ukraine. But the embassy’s spokeswoman, Maria Chernukhina, said no recruitment was being carried out in Ethiopia. She said the crowd was showing solidarity with Russia. "We have a lot of visitors to the embassy in order to express support for Russia," she told the BBC. "Some of them are telling us they are willing to help in any way they can. But we are not a recruitment agency," Ms Chernukhina added. Read Also: Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo Many of the Ethiopians at the embassy were seen carrying their personal documents. A young man waiting at the entrance told the BBC that he's loo...
Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo
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Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo

Two soldiers have shot dead 15 people in separate attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the victims were almost all civilians. This comes after six people were wounded when soldiers threw a grenade into a crowd whilst trying to carry out an arrest. An official in South Kivu province said a drunk soldier on a boat on Lake Tanganyika killed eight passengers including children before he was arrested. Read also: Seven Die as Train Derails in DR Congo On Sunday another soldier shot dead a colonel, his bodyguard and five civilians in Ituri province. The killer, also said to have been drunk, was shot dead by a colleague as he fled. For more than two decades people across eastern DR Congo have endured frequent attacks by dozens of armed groups. President F...