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Military to begin Operation Crocodile Smile in Ogun State

• Kanu not negotiating with FG, says lawyer The Nigerian Army would soon introduce a new security operation with the code name: “Crocodile smile’’ in Ogun State. The strategy, according to the Brigade Commander of 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Basil Adoke would be aimed at addressing security challenges in the state and its environs‎. The Army boss who spoke at a...

Re-awake spirit of ‘Nigerianness’ in you, Amosun tasks Nigerians

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has tasked Nigerians to re-awake the spirit of ‘Nigerianness’ in them in order to surmount the socio-economic and political challenges confronting the nation. Amosun, who expressed regret that the ‘Nigerianness’ in the citizens had been diluted and eroded by hate speeches capable of setting the country on conflagration, maintained spirit of resilience must be...

Ebonyi to enact law against hate speech, says Gov. Umahi

The Ebonyi State Government, on Sunday, said it would enact laws prohibiting hate speeches in the state. The state government said the move was targeted at stopping the incessant usage of inciting comments capable of disintegrating the country. This was disclosed by Governor David Umahi during the Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary celebration and 21 years creation of Ebonyi State held...

Court strikes out charge against ex-bank MD, Akingbola, 5 others

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Friday, withdrew a seven-count criminal charge filed against a former Managing Director of Mainstreet Bank Registrars, Mr. Oluwadare Akingbola, and five others before a Federal High Court, Lagos. Others listed as defendants in the suit alongside Akingbola were Chairman of the firm, Sulaiman Adedokun; Adegbami Adegoke Elijah; Patrick Okoh; Dauda Taiwo...

CHAN 2018: Morocco, E/Guinea bid to replace Kenya

At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, two federation’s had submitted their bids to the General Secretariat of the Confederation Africaine de Football for the organisation of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Namely, Equatorial Guinea and Morocco.At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to...

Eagles’ camp opens in Uyo, as Iwobi fires Zambia warning

  The duo of John Obi Mikel and Odion Jude Ighalo have arrived ahead of this weekend’s all-important Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo.Competent camp sources hinted that Ighalo arrived Lagos on Thursday last week and would be jetting off to Uyo today (Monday).Mikel, however was expected to arrive last night and would also connect Uyo for...

Why Nigerians must benefit from $1trn agribusiness revenue

The World Bank recently projected that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to a $1 trillion industry by 2030. Presently, Africa’s culinary industry is currently valued at $313 billion.It has therefore become imperative that Nigeria must harness this potential in order to shrink unemployment, especially that of women and youths, thereby creating rural prosperity and improving food and...

Govt’s failure to pay salary not deliberate – Benue Majority Leader

Majority Leader in the State House of Assembly, Benjamin Adanyi, has appealed to workers in the state to have a rethink on their plan to embark on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries beginning Monday. He said that the failure of the state government to pay salaries was not deliberate. Adanyi who made the appeal, on Sunday, in a chat with...

At 57, Nigeria at war with itself -ACF scribe

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Anthony Sani is the Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). In this interview on the country’s 57th independence anniversary celebration, Sani said there are strong negative issues that have set the country at war with itself.But he added that as it was common with all journeys, adding that the country has experienced both negative and...

Soldiers kill six in Cameroon amid secessionist protests

Cameroonian soldiers killed six people and wounded six others on Sunday in the town of Kumbo during protests by activists calling for independence for English-speaking regions of the central African nation, the town’s mayor said. Donatus Njong Fonyuy told Reuters that the dead included five prisoners who were shot after a fire broke out at the town’s jail. A demonstrator...