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    War On Terror: Army To Establish Motorcycle Battalion

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    The Nigerian Army is considering setting up of a special force that will use motorcycles to check the activities of terrorists. The new battalion, when established will complement efforts of the ground troops. LEADERSHIP learnt that the Motorcycle Battalion will be a special unit out of the initiative of the army chief, Major General Tukur…

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    Investigation: Multi-billion Naira Fraud Uncovered In Sokoto LGs

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    Following the discovery of massive fraud, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday ordered the immediate stoppage of illegal deductions amounting to N360 million monthly, in the payment structure of government workers in the 23 local government areas in Sokoto State. Under the guise of ‘unscheduled appointments,’ some local council workers are underpaid by about…

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    Nuhu Ribadu May Emerge PDP Chair

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    Weeks after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was defeated in the 2015 general elections, indications have emerged that the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, may emerge its next chairman. LEADERSHIP learnt that the leaders of the PDP are zeroing in on Ribadu because of the public perception that…

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    Nigerian Embassy In Saudi Arabia Snubs PMB’s Family

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    For inexplicable reasons, the Nigerian embassy in Saudi Arabia this week side-stepped protocol by giving preference to former Vice President Namadi Sambo and his entourage of 15 family members over that of President Muhammadu Buhari when both arrived for the lesser Hajj (Umrah) in Saudi Arabia. The Umrah is performed by Muslims from all over…

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    Abubakar Gimba Passes On At 63

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    Malam Abubakar Gimba, a renowned author, died yesterday at the Minna General Hospital, at about 11:50pm, after a prolonged illness. Aged 63, Gimba was born on March 10, 1952 in Nasarawa town of Lapai Emirate and obtained his first degree at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria with a BSc in Economics in 1974. He…

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    How To Break Boko Haram – Gen Gumi

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    A general of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Barr AbdulQadir Abubakar Gumi (rtd), has suggested the direct debating engagement with Boko Haram on its ideology, beliefs and faith-based dogma as a means to ending the sect’s bloodshed in the country. Gumi, who, until his recent controversial retirement, was the Army’s director of legal services, made this…

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    22 Years After June 12 Crisis, Nigeria On The Brink Again

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    Strong indications emerged last night that the country’s journey towards a virile, democratic dispensation may be heading for the rocks as President Goodluck Jonathan is set announce the postponement of the much-awaited 2015 general elections during a historic meeting of the National Council of State in Abuja today. The elections were billed to take place…

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    Tambuwal Dumps PDP For APC Today

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    After months of speculation and consultations, speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will today dump the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the All Progressives Congress(APC). LEADERSHIP gathered that the Sokoto State-born federal lawmaker will read his defection letter on the floor of the lower chamber at plenary. However, contrary to the…

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    Abbas Sanusi: The Making Of Galadiman Kano

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    Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, the former Wamban Kano and new Galadiman Kano, has been recognised over the years as one of the most influential royal fathers in the 209 years of the Emirate. It is an established fact that, for decades, Alhaji Sanusi has been a reliable pillar and a strong protector of the Kano Emirate…

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    US Denies Blocking FG’s Purchase Of War Aircraft

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    The United States embassy in Nigeria has faulted a story of its purported blocking of the sale of CH-47 Chinook transport aircraft by the state of Israel to Nigeria. Responding to the story published by ThisDay newspaper, that the US had prevented Israel from selling the cargo helicopters to Nigeria, the embassy’s press attaché, Sean…

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