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Why Army, Police Invaded Daily Trust Offices – Sani Usman



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The Nigerian army has released a statement on why they invaded Daily Trust offices in Maiduguri, Abuja and Lagos.

The military spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement alleged the Newspaper house of disclosing details of planned military operations against the Boko Haram terrorists which amounts to a breach of national security and runs contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Official Secrets Act.

In a statement  released by the spokesperson, he said the disclosure, “afforded the Boko Haram terrorists prior notice of our plans and giving them an early warning to prepare against the Nigerian military, thus sabotaging the planned operations and putting the lives of troops in imminent and clear danger.”

“We would like to state that soldiers of the Nigerian Army along with elements of Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies were indeed at Abuja and Maiduguri offices of the publishing company to invite the staff of the company over its lead story on Sunday Trust publication, which divulged classified military information, thus undermining national security” he added,

The army however appealed to all, especially the media, to join hands with the Nigerian military and security forces to end terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria. 

Sani emphasized that, the invitation of the reporters is for further investigation and if need be, all those culpable of jeopardizing operations security will be prosecuted by the relevant law enforcement agency.”

Nigerian Army had on Sunday invaded the offices of Daily Trust in different States as they took away computers and arrested staffs of the organisation.

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We’re Still Working With Swiss Partners To Free Chibok Girls – Lai Mohammed




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Buhari Weighing Options For New Cabinet




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President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be mauling over getting rid of his current cabinet and replacing with fresh faces as a fresh term in office approaches.

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Buhari had promised that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas of security, fight against corruption and revival of the economy.

Reports say the president wants to start his second term on a fresh slate, which would entail sacking all incumbent ministers with one or two exceptions.

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His cabinet dissolution could happen as early as next month to pave the way for appointment of new ministers.  Although the president is said to be considering appointing technocrats this time around, some incumbent ministers have reportedly mounted strong lobbies to remain.

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CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Orders Forfeiture Of Funds In Bank Accounts




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Onnoghen is also ‘convicted,’ to forfeit to federal government his money in five bank accounts that he allegedly failed to declare as part of his assets.

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