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New Service Chiefs Need 6 Months To Understand Nigeria’s Security System – Kalu
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New Service Chiefs Need 6 Months To Understand Nigeria’s Security System – Kalu

In January, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the new service chiefs — Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff, and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff. Their appointment came amid calls by Nigerians on the government to urgently address the security challenges. Speaking when he featured on Channels Television on Sunday, Kalu said the appointment of the new service chiefs will not immediately translate into improved security in the country. He made the comment while answering a question on what the national assembly was doing to address the setting up of security outfits by regions. Despite the change of service chiefs, the security situation in the country has become much worse. TheCable reported how in just ...
Senate Confirms Buratai, Olonisakin, Others As Non-Career Ambassadors
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Senate Confirms Buratai, Olonisakin, Others As Non-Career Ambassadors

Senate, Tuesday confirmed former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Air Staff, Ibok Ibas; and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique as non-career President Buhari had on the 5 of February, sent their names to the senate to be confirmed as non-career ambassadors. Nigerians had condemned their nomination, noting that it was a plan to shield them from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged abuses committed by the Nigerian military under their watch.
New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency
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New Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri To Tackle Insurgency

The new service chiefs have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to meet with critical stakeholders to brainstorm on how to tackle insurgency in the theatre of war. The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor led the delegation to arrive at the headquarters of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri on Sunday afternoon at about 1330 hours. Daily Trust correspondent in Maiduguri witnessed the arrival of an aircraft carrying the service chiefs. They include the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. General Leo Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, AVM Awwal Gambo and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. A top security source said the visit is expected to brainstorming on how to re-strategise appro...
Ibas Hands Over To Gambo As Chief Of Naval Staff
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Ibas Hands Over To Gambo As Chief Of Naval Staff

Handing and Taking Over ceremony between the immediate past Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and the newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo at the Naval Headquarters today.
President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time
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President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met the new service chiefs for the first time since he announced their appointment. The new service chiefs are Major-Gen. Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff. The service chiefs’ appointment comes at a time the nation is grappling with widespread insecurity.
Profile Of Rear-Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, New Chief Of Naval Staff
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Profile Of Rear-Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, New Chief Of Naval Staff

Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, was a Director of Search and Rescue Defence Headquarters, until his redeployment as Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command in 2017. Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo was born on 22 Apr 66 and hails from Nasarawa LGA in Kano State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on 24 Sep 84 as a member of Regular Course 36 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 24 Sep 88. He is an Underwater Warfare specialist with a subspecialisation in Intelligence. The senior officer has attended several military courses which include, Sub-Technical course and Officers Long course both at NNS QUORRA. He also attended Junior Division 48/89 and Senior Course 26 both at AFCSC Jaji. Other courses attended include the National Defence Course at the South African National De...
Salami Rejects Magu’s Demand To Invite Buhari’s COS, Minister, Ends Probe
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Salami Rejects Magu’s Demand To Invite Buhari’s COS, Minister, Ends Probe

The Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel probing the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has rejected a request by Magu to invite the President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas. Others who were supposed to appear before the panel include- a former Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde; the Director General of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Modibbo Hamman-Tukur; EFCC’s Acting Director, Directorate of Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Management, Mr Aliyu Yusuf; an EFCC lawyer, Bala Sanga; and a former EFCC official, Isa Dongoyaro. The Salami-led panel had drafted a subpoena addressed to the naval chief, minister and others...
Bill Introducing Federal Character in Service Chiefs’ Appointments Passes First Reading in Senate
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Bill Introducing Federal Character in Service Chiefs’ Appointments Passes First Reading in Senate

A bill titled “Armed Forces Service Commission (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe was read for the first time on the floor of the senate on Tuesday March 3. The bill which seeks to compel the president to appoint service chiefs based on the federal character principle, passed its first reading yesterday. The bill which came amid ciriticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's alleged lopsided appointments including that of the service chiefs inclusive, proposes that the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Director of Military Intelligence and the heads of other arm-bearing security agencies shall be appointed subject to recommendations by the Senate. An Armed Forces Serv...
President Buhari  Met With all The Service Chiefs
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President Buhari Met With all The Service Chiefs

President Buhari today met with all the servive chiefs in his office in the state house, Abuja. Present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence of Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff. LT Tukur .Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammad Adamu. Nigerians have called for the sack of all the service chiefs due to the high rate of insecurity in the country.
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President Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs

President Buhari today met with all the service chiefs in his office in the state house, Abuja. Present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence of Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff. LT Tukur .Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammad Adamu. Nigerians have called for the sack of all the service chiefs due to the high rate of insecurity in the country.
Chief Of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, Locks Up Navy Captain For Uncovering Fraud
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Chief Of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, Locks Up Navy Captain For Uncovering Fraud

Nigeria's Chief Of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, Allegedly Locks Up Navy Captain For Six Days In Toilet For Uncovering Fraudulent Act This was revealed in a 10-page petition to military authorities dated December 12, 2019 and signed by the victim, who is seeking justice. Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, has been accused of locking up Navy Captain Emmanuel Ekpe Owen (NN1538) in toilet for six days after exposing his financial impropriety. This was revealed in a 10-page petition to military authorities dated December 12, 2019 and signed by the victim, who is seeking justice. The petition partly reads, "I regret to humbly state the victimisation and injustice of my person vide a petition on the present Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibot Ette Ibas, to t...
President Buhari Meets Security Chiefs In Abuja
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President Buhari Meets Security Chiefs In Abuja

President Buhari on friday met with security chiefs At the Presidential Villa Abuja. . Present at the meeting were: . -Inspector General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu. -Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. -Chief of Naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas. -Chief Of Army staff,Lt-Gen Turkur Buratai. -Chief of Defence staff, Gabriel Olonisakin. -Minister of Defence, Bashir Magash. Among others
Security: Buhari Receives Briefing From Service Chiefs
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Security: Buhari Receives Briefing From Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, received security briefing from service chiefs and heads of other security agencies in the country. This was even as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, yesterday, in Abuja. The meeting of President Buhari with the service chiefs held at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting availed the leaders of the various security agencies opportunity to brief Mr. President on the security status of the nation. Taking to Twitter to announce the meeting in a tweet, Buhari’s Aide on Social Media, Laurestar Onochie, wrote; “Earlier today, @NGRPresident @MBuhari was briefed by the Service Chiefs and leaders of other security agencies on the security status of the ...
Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs
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Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari might have extended the tenure of the service chiefs. The affected persons are the Chief of Defence Staff (COAS), General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), and the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar. Our correspondent reliably gathered that the president extended their tenure by six months, which is expected to expire by December. It was gathered that the extension might be linked to a job well done by the service chiefs for ensuring law, order and peace in the country during the just concluded 2019 general elections. It was gathered that the extension takes effect from July. According to sources, the president has the p...
Only God Can Police Our Border – Security Chiefs
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Only God Can Police Our Border – Security Chiefs

Security Chiefs yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari said only God can police the country’s border. At the end of a security meeting with Buhari at the State House, Abuja, the country’s security chiefs blamed the porous border for the rising insecurity. The security chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique. Others are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department for State Service (DSS), Yusuf...
Only God Can Police Our Border – Security Chiefs
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Only God Can Police Our Border – Security Chiefs

Security Chiefs yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari said only God can police the country’s border. At the end of a security meeting with Buhari at the State House, Abuja, the country’s security chiefs blamed the porous border for the rising insecurity. The security chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique. Others are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department for State Service (DSS), Yus...
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House
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President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House

President Buhari today met with all the service chiefs in the state house, Abuja. The meeting was centered on the security challenges in the nation. Those present at the meeting included the Minister of Defence, Brig Gen Mansur Dan Ali, Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen T.Y Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Representatives of Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Training and Operations (CTOPS), Air Vice Marshal EO Anebi and Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.   See more photos below
Ensure Nigerians Sleep With Their Eyes Closed, Buhari Tasks Service Chiefs
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Ensure Nigerians Sleep With Their Eyes Closed, Buhari Tasks Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered heads of security agencies to ensure Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed. Mr Buhari gave the order while meeting with top security chiefs in the country on Thursday. This was disclosed by Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas, who addressed State House Correspondents after the gathering. Mr Ibas said himself and his colleagues gathered to brief the president on the security situation across the country. “It was just basically to brief Mr. President of the security situation after his short vacation abroad,” the Naval chief said. “The security agencies briefed him on what has been happening with particular emphasis on the proliferation of small arms and what various agencies are doing to curtail the consequences of this pro...
Navy Unveils Measures To End Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalism
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Navy Unveils Measures To End Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalism

The Nigerian Navy yesterday disclosed that it had increased its surveillance in the country’s maritime domain with the refurbishing of its old vessels and the acquisition of new ones, which would end the rate of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta. The naval force warned naval personnel not to engage in any form of partisan politics, noting that the statutory duty of the Nigerian Navy was to assist civil authority to ensure that the election was free and fair. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas made the remarks at the inauguration of the newly remodelled headquarters of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Warri, Delta State. Ibas, who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Saidu Garba, noted that it wo...
Herdsmen Attacks: Courts, Police Afraid Of Fulani Cow Owners – Ex-Naval Chief of Staff, Afolayan
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Herdsmen Attacks: Courts, Police Afraid Of Fulani Cow Owners – Ex-Naval Chief of Staff, Afolayan

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan, retd., has lamented his frustration in getting justice following constant destruction of his farmland by Fulani herdsmen.   Afolayan recalled how the police once told him that it was impossible arresting owners of cows destroying his farm.     He also said that even the court tried to avoid cases when it involved herdsmen and the cattle owners.   Recounting his experience in a interview with Punch, the former Chief of Naval Staff said, “On Christmas Day two years ago, they also burnt my farm. I was on my farm quenching fire that day. Last year, they did the same thing. The case is in court and nothing is being done. It has been a recurring event.   “There is even a very disgusting on...
Navy Destroys 712 Illegal Refineries, 900,000 Metric Tonnes Of AGO, DPK In N/Delta
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Navy Destroys 712 Illegal Refineries, 900,000 Metric Tonnes Of AGO, DPK In N/Delta

PERSONNEL of the Nigerian Navy have destroyed over 712 illegal refineries, 900,000 metric tonnes of products suspected to be Automated Gasoline Oil (AGO), Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) and crude oil in the last seven months in the Niger Delta. This was disclosed by the outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-Hassan during the passing out parade organised in his honour in Warri.   The parade organised by the Nigerian Navy was held at the premises of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), DELTA, Warri Naval Base, during the week.   Al-Hassan, it will be recalled, assumed duty on July 17, 2017, at the Central Naval Command.   The Naval Boss said the achievements of the command was due to the commitment and determination of ...
Osinbajo, Governors Join Buhari To Cut Birthday Cakes
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Osinbajo, Governors Join Buhari To Cut Birthday Cakes

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Sunday joined President Muhammadu Buhari to cut his birthday cakes. The President’s wife, Aisha, also joined them for the event that took place inside Buhari’s official residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, posted a short video clip of the event on her Facebook page with the caption “President Buhari, surrounded by his gorgeous wife, friends and some members of his political family as he cuts his 75th birthday celebration cake.  Very many happy returns of the day, Sir. God bless Nigeria.” Five giant cakes were seen on the table as the President was surrounded by his wife, Osinbajo, the governors and other top government officials. The governors in...
Nigerian Navy Denies Holding Sacked Rating
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Nigerian Navy Denies Holding Sacked Rating

The Nigerian Navy has denied detaining a former rating, Lucky Nyeke, who had been held incommuncado since March 2017 over his alleged involvement in stolen arms. In an affidavit sworn to by the lawyer for the Nigerian Navy before the Federal High Court Registry, Ikoyi, Lagos, the Navy said it had transferred the victim to the Department of State Services. It was reported that Lucky, who was attached to the Naval Special Boat Services Camp, Ojo, was first detained in March 2015 for alleged possession of ammunition. A special court sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment, but he was not released at the expiration of the jail term. After PUNCH Metro reported the case in January 2016, the Ahoada-West, Rivers State indigene, was released from detention and subsequently dismissed f...
Osinbajo Orders Service Chiefs Back To Maiduguri Over Boko Haram
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Osinbajo Orders Service Chiefs Back To Maiduguri Over Boko Haram

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed military service chiefs to move back to the Command Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State. This was the outcome of a meeting the acting president held with the service chiefs, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. It was also decided that the military should get more surveillance devices and cameras that would be able to see distant attackers. This came three days after Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima cautioned that the Boko Haram terrorists should not be underrated. Yesterday’s meeting was attended by the Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali, as well as Chief of Defence Staff Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Burata, Chief of Air Staff Sadique Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff Ibok Ekwe Ibas. Addressing Sta...
Judgement On Tompolo’s Suit Against EFCC, Police: Lagos Court Fixes June 19
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Judgement On Tompolo’s Suit Against EFCC, Police: Lagos Court Fixes June 19

A final judgment will be given in a suit filed against the Economic and Financial crimes commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian police force by former militant, Tompolo on June 19th, 2017. On Thursday, a federal high court in Lagos fixed June 19th to deliver Judgement on the suit filed by Chief government Ekpemukpolo a.k.a Tompolo seeking an enforcement of his rights. Tompolo, who has been a wanted man since Feb. 12, 2016, is seeking the court's protection from prosecution over an alleged N45 billion fraud. Respondents in the suit are the Inspector-General of Police, the Chief of Army Staff, the EFCC, the Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff. Tompolo's lawyer and EFCC slug it out in court Presiding judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun reserved judgment in the suit after heari...
Navy Admiral, Daniel Ikoli Was Assassinated, He Didn’t Commit Suicide – Officers
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Navy Admiral, Daniel Ikoli Was Assassinated, He Didn’t Commit Suicide – Officers

The late rear admiral, Daniel Ikoli, the Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command, Lagos, who was found dead at his Apapa residence on April 5, did not kill himself, contrary to some reports. According to authoritative sources at the command, Mr. Ikoli may have been assassinated as he had no cause to kill himself. “Ikoli has been penciled down by the President as the next Chief of Naval Staff; he recently earned a special promotion to his present rank from Commodore. “He was on the panel probing arms deal which also affects the Armed Forces, including the Navy. “Ikoli was a disciplined, gentle, straightforward and honest man, who had no regard for protocol. It is nothing but a murder case,’’ a source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. The source also sai...
Service Chiefs Brief Osinbajo, Pledge Loyalty To Buhari
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Service Chiefs Brief Osinbajo, Pledge Loyalty To Buhari

The Nigeria military has pledged “total commitment and loyalty” to President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari has been in the United Kingdom on extended medical vacation since January 19. Briefing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa on Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, who led the service chiefs to the meeting, said the military was totally committed and loyal to the president. He said more progress had been made in the war against insurgency in the north-east. Dan-Ali commended the government for adequately funding the military, which he said has helped it in the conduct of its operations. “Let me start by expressing our appreciation to the current administration for their relentless support and continuous funding of the armed forces in the conduct of...
Why We Are Delaying Justice Onnoghen’s Comfirmation – Presidency
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Why We Are Delaying Justice Onnoghen’s Comfirmation – Presidency

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Okoi Okono Obla, has advised Nigerians against reading ethnic and religious meanings to the delayed confirmation of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen. He made the remark while reacting to the controversy generated over the non-confirmation of Onnoghen as the substantive CJN. President Muhammadu Buhari had on November 10 named Onnoghen, the most senior justice of the Supreme Court, as acting CJN, in line with recommendation by the NJC, following the retirement of Justice Mahmud Mohammed at the statutory age of 70. Despite that Onnoghen’s tenure will expire soon, the President has been silent on his confirmation, an action that has drawn so much condemnation from a cross section of Nigerians....

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