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  1. Nigeria: More Deployment As Hassan Replaces Mbu, Kolawole, First Female FPRORead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Yemi Akinsuyi in Abuja In his determination to advance change, the Inspector General of Police, IG Solomon Arase, has appointed Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Alofe Kolawole as the new Force Public Relations Officer. Ag. ACP Kolawole becomes the first female police officer to be appointed as National Police spokesperson.

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  2. Open Letter to General Abdusalam AbubakarTOLU ADEMODI, Columbus, Ohio, USARead the original story

    Saturday | Nigeriaworld

    We have endured, we persevered and we overcame. Our prayers have not gone unnoticed by our superior being.

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  3. In praise of the maligned Peace CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Vanguard

    "A journalist should be pursuing a fair rendition of truth without regard to popular moods; the journalist should not be swayed by public opinion, , only by the pursuit of truth, as close as he or she can get to it." Malvin Kalb.

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  4. Hajj: Nigeria transports 18,909 pilgrims to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Vanguard

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday said it had transported 18,909 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 pilgrimage. About 76,000 intending pilgrims from the 36 states and FCT are expected to participate in this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

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  5. IGP redeploys Mbu, 18 AIGs, 49 CPsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Vanguard

    The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has approved the redeployment of 19 Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 49 Commissioners of Police. This is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle on Friday in Abuja.

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  6. Police redeploys 37 commissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Vanguard

    The Police Service Commission, PSC, has carried out a redeployment of Commissioners of Police of the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory, FCT. A statement from PSC said: "The Police Service Commission approved the deployment in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, which empowers the commission to appoint officers to states as Commissioners of Police, CP."

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  7. Nigeria: Buhari Orders Probe of Weapons Procurement Since 2007Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | AllAfrica.com

    Acting on President Muhammadu Buhari's instruction, the National Security Adviser, Mr Babagana Moguno has set up a committee to probe the procurement of hardware and munitions in the Nigerian Armed Forces from 2007 to date. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said the investigative committee's mandate is to identify irregularities and make recommendations for streamlining the procurement process in the armed forces.

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  8. .com | Nigeria charges ex-security adviser with illegal weapons possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | News24

    Nigeria on Monday charged former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki with illegal possession of weapons and acts that pose potential harm to national security. The department of state security recovered arms and ammunition after credible intelligence led it to search Dasuki's properties in the capital Abuja and in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria, spokesman Tony Opuiyo said.

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  9. Illegal fire arms: DSS charges Dasuki to courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Vanguard

    The immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki has been charged to court by the Department of State Security Services , over offenses related to possession of fire arms without license.

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  10. Nigeria: Kaduna Electric Employs 3,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | AllAfrica.com

    Kaduna Electric, operator of the power distribution franchise in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states has engaged 3,000 new staff as part of strtergy to improve services to its customers. The statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said the new staff are scheduled to attend a two-day induction exercise in Kaduna and Sokoto states simultaneously.

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  11. Nigeria: Exclusive - Use Fulani Herdsmen, Hunters to Fight Boko...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | AllAfrica.com

    As Nigeria grapples with the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-Eastern part of the country, the option of recruiting and paying "attractive amount of money" to Fulani herdsmen to tackle the insurgents has been recommended to the Federal Government. The recommendation is contained in a bulky report titled: "Towards a New Dawn in Nigeria post 2015."

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  12. Hajj: Buhari accepts voluntary offer of services by Muslim leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Vanguard

    President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary offer of services to 2015 Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia by the leadership of the Muslim community under the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

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  13. Alhaji Tafawa Balewa: One of the finest produced by Nigeria, but,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Nigeriaworld

    The only way you can be the best at something is to be the best you can be Being a one of a kind means we are automatically the best in the world at what we do A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway rior to becoming the Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa was not even the head of his party, NPC, but was asked by the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the head of NPC, whom he deputized, to go to Lagos to form a national government, while he, Sardauna, remained in Kaduna as the Premier of the Northern Region.

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  14. Nigeria: Rustling - Cattle to Carry Chips in KadunaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | AllAfrica.com

    Kaduna State government will implant cattle with computer micro-chips to monitor their movement and stem armed attacks against herders. This is part of measures to tackle the rising waves of banditry and cattle rustling in parts of the north.

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  15. Nigeria Braces for FloodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Voice of America

    Newly-built houses on the bank of the River Kaduna are seen in flood waters after hours of rainfall in Kaduna, Nigeria August 15, 2015. Farmers and residents of flood-prone areas in Nigeria are bracing for above-average precipitation in parts of the country this annual rainy season.

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  16. Boko Haram: New Book Analyzes Islamist TerroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | News Max

    Nearly five years ago, Africa specialist Virginia Comolli began her research on the then-obscure Nigeria-based terrorist group called Boko Haram. Now, in a poignant yet painful irony of history, Comolli - a Research Fellow for Security and Development at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies - has completed the definitive primer on Boko Haram, which means in the Hausa language "Western civilization is forbidden."

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  17. Buhari should send all corrupt persons to jail - Sultan of SokotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Ghanamma.com

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar has advised President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to prosecute all those found guilty of corruption. He said this at National Security Conference on: Community Partnership Approach to Internal Security and Crime Management organised by Police and Sun newspapers, in Abuja.

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  18. Buhari to employ 100,000 police officers, put CCTV in major towns & citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Vanguard

    Against the backdrop of checkmating crime, and criminal tendencies among youths arising from the problems of massive unemployment in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government is emplacing appropriate framework that will facilitate the employment of an extra 100, 000 Police officers. Additionally, he said government is to establish properly trained and equipped federal anti- terrorism, multi-agency task force that will effectively address the challenge of Boko Haram and any form of insurgency in a sustainable manner.

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  19. Nigeria: Buhari, Govs, Others Pay Tribute to Late Zanna MustaphaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | AllAfrica.com

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Maiduguri extolled the virtues of the late deputy governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, saying his exemplary commitment to excellence and service was remarkable. Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari noted this in a tribute to Alhaji Zannah.

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  20. Nigeria: Sokoto Cement Records N1.92 Billion Profit After TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | AllAfrica.com

    The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc , the maker of Sokoto Cement, has declared a profit after tax of N1.92 billion for the 2014 financial year. Speaking at the company's Annual General Meeting held yesterday in Abuja, the Chairman of CCNN, Abdulsamad Rabiu, said the profit was higher than N1.56 billion recorded the previous year.

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