• FG Creates Agro Rangers Corps, Set To Deploy 3,000 To Farms, Ranches

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    The federal government has begun the training of 3,000 personnel under its Agro Rangers programme designed to protect farmers and their investments from attacks by criminals, especially kidnappers. The Agro Rangers unit, an initiative of the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbe and his interior counterpart, Abdurahman Dambazau, is a unit under the…

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  • Foiled Terror Attack On US: Obama Writes PMB, Hails DSS

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    For providing intelligence information that led to the foiling of a terrorist attack on the United States of America (USA), President Barack Obama has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, appreciating Nigeria for its role. The United States president also commended the Department of State Services (DSS) which actually provided the intelligence information. A…

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  • Turkey: Another Look At July 15 Coup

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    The government of Turkey recently invited senior journalists from African countries including Nigeria, Gambia and Ethiopia on a 5-day fact-finding mission to the country, and to interact with some of the country’s coup veterans and visit some of the places destroyed by the coupists. Catherine Agbo was there. Coups are not new to the people…

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  • Airforce Develops Capacity, Remodels Moribund Aircrafts

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    The Nigerian Airforce is building capacity through its research and development mission, to tackle challenges of spare parts acquisition and maintenance of its aircrafts. The effort is already yielding result as the force has successfully refurbished and remodelled some of its aircrafts which are in use in the north east, providing support to ground troops…

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  • Conflicting Court Orders Threaten PDP Convention

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    In another twist to the unending leadership conundrum in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two courts of coordinate jurisdiction yesterday gave divergent rulings on whether or not the party’s national convention slated to hold tomorrow in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, can go on. A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had yesterday…

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  • FG Loses Billions In Skewed NPA Lease Agreements

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    The federal government has over the years lost billions of naira in lease agreements entered into between the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and some of its concessionaires, LEADERSHIP can report. The exact figure is, however, yet to be arrived at as the new NPA management, led by Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, is still in the…

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  • 50 Years After, Aguiyi-Ironsi’s Son Speaks On 1966 Coup

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    On this day, 50 years ago, the late General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first military head of state, while on official assignment at the Government House, Ibadan, was taken away from his room by a group of soldiers in a coup that led to his death. His then 12-year-old son, Ambassador Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi witnessed how…

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  • PDP’ll Win Edo, Ondo — Suswam

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    Secretary of the zoning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention and former Benue State governor, Rt. Hon Gabriel Suswam, speaks on how the party is working to resolve the crisis in its fold, and reinventing as well as repositioning for victory in forthcoming polls, in this interview with Catherine Agbo Your party…

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