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Sack service chiefs to end insecurity – ADP tells Buhari

The Action Democratic Party on Tuesday said the best way to handle the insecurity currently being witnessed in the country was for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all service chiefs. The party’s National Chairman, Sani Yabagi, made the call at a press conference in Abuja.

Buhari, APC should take responsibility for insecurity – Atiku

Former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to take responsibility of the heightened insecurity in the country.

Atiku was reacting to a report purportedly released by a United States based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), called Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy.

IGP denies FG offered Miyetti Allah N100bn to stop kidnapping nationwide

Acting Inspector General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has denied the allegation that the Federal Government offered to pay Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) N100 billion to shun kidnapping in the country.

Adamu denied the allegation on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen shortly after a closed-door session that lasted more than 2 hours at the Senate.

FG charges Pinnick with $8.4m fraud

The federal government has charged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and four others with alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation.

The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Okoi Obono-Obla, the special presidential investigative panel and recovery (SPIP), filed a 17-count charge against the defendants before the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday.

Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

The Kano state house of assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker. The assembly passed the pensions rights of speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, if passed into law, will also provide for foreign medical trips and new vehicles every four years for the duo. The bill states the the life pension is “provided that either the speaker or the deputy do not hold any paid elective or selective appointment

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