Nigerian army reacts to formation of Nnamdi Kanu’s Biafran force ▷ NAIJ.COM (By NAIJ.COM)

1. The Nigerian Army has said it is addressing the issue of a Biafra force reportedly being mobilized by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

2. The army spokesperson made the statement on Tuesday, August 22, in a tweet after a Twitter user demanded to know what the army was doing about the issue.

3. com recalls that a video showing the IPOB leader inspecting a group of men called the Biafra Secret Service (BSS) had gone viral on the internet.

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Nigerian Army Launches Mobile Strike Force To Fight Boko Haram (By Nigerian Bulletin)

1. President Buhari has is to summon a Council of State meeting and the top agenda include restructuring and agitations going on in different parts of the country.

2. Catholic Priest Obidinma, has cautioned Nnamdi Kanu over Biafra urging him to seek for pe.

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Army Will Continue to Protect Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity (By AllAfrica.com)

1. “The significance of this year’s convention with the theme: ‘Strengthening the framework for Discipline and Regimentation for professional Responsiveness in the Nigerian Army’, cannot be overstated as the army is continuously engaged in a vast array of operations ranging from peace keeping to internal security,” the army boss said.

2. The COAS who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Nigerian Army headquarters in Enugu, Major General Idris Alkali, said officers of the Nigerian army have the professional duty to protect the territorial integrity of the nation.

3. Enugu — The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Buratai, has charged officers of the Nigerian Army to be disciplined in order to carry out their responsibility effectively.

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President Buhari Returns to Nigeria, Facing Serious Challenges (By New York Times)

1. Mr. Buhari’s long absences for an illness that officials have refused to identify have created tensions in Nigeria, setting off protests not only from separatists in the south but also from poor residents of oil communities who want a better life and from ordinary citizens who wanted Mr. Buhari to either come home or resign.

2. Over the weekend, Mr. Osinbajo sought to assure the public that the president was ready to tackle Nigeria’s pressing issues, saying Mr. Buhari was “roaring to go.

3. In Nigeria, informal agreements call for the presidency to alternate after two terms between a candidate from the predominantly Muslim north and one from the Christian south.

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Two Pakistanis kidnapped in Nigeria freed (By Premium Times)

1. The two Pakistan nationals abducted by kidnappers last week in Calabar area have been rescued by the Nigeria Police, Azim Khan, Head of Chancery, Pakistan High Commission has announced.

2. Mr. Khan told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that the Police rescued the two victims, Azeem Alikhan and Rehan Siddique and captured the kidnappers.

3. Mr. Khan commended the federal government, the Nigeria Police and the Cross River State for their efforts in rescuing the kidnapped Pakistani nationals.

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How bad is corruption in Nigeria? — Quartz (By Quartz)

1. NBS’ report also suggests that the corruption problem won’t go away soon, as Nigerians rarely report bribery solicitations and payments—only 3.

2. While corruption is prevalent across most government agencies and departments, NBS found Nigeria’s police officers were the most likely of all civil servants to solicit and collect bribes.

3. Thanks to the first ever large-scale household survey on corruption released last week by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigerians finally have a idea.

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How Nigeria Can Cure Its Oil Addiction (By Newsweek)

1. By beginning to diversify away its reliance on oil through alternative energy sources like natural gas and greater investment in its underexploited agricultural sector and newly emerging digital economy, the country can embark on a more sustainable development path for the long term.

2. The days of mid-2000s high growth may be slow to return unless Nigeria crafts a post-petroleum future that leverages its other abundant resources: natural gas reserves, a large agricultural sector, and a youthful population.

3. As Nigeria slowly emerges from the recession, greater use of natural gas can fill Nigeria’s energy supply gap, and give a jolt to its sputtering economy.

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Please obey the Pope, priest begs defiant Nigerian Catholic worshippers (By Premium Times)

1. Mr. Kaigama, who is also the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.

2. The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has appealed to priests and lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to shelve their swords and accept Most Rev.

3. “But it is our fervent prayer that the people of Ahiara will see reason and come back to the church that is founded on the obedience to the authority of God.

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Boko Haram Vs The Nigerian State: Terror war on crutches (By Vanguard)

1. At the time of the incident which took place at Baza, Major Gen J. S. Zaruwa, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, who served as the Brigade Commander of the 23rd Army Brigade, in Yola, and Lieutenant Agwu, were all together advancing towards Michika when Boko Haram fighters ambushed them and unleashed the deadly attack on the soldiers.

2. These same hidden sympathizers of Boko Haram were the people who travelled abroad, allegedly working hands in gloves with fifth columnists within the military, got some edited video clips of real life combat between Nigeria’s gallant military men and Boko Haram criminals but deceived western nations that the military was on a genocide campaign.

3. Worse, there are reports of how some Nigerians allegedly sponsored a report to the State Department in America, campaigning against an FTO (Foreign Terror Organisation) status for Boko Haram.

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Nigeria to host African Wrestling Championship, first time in 42 years (By Premium Times)

1. The President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, Daniel Igali, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos after the wrestling world body gave approval at its meeting in Paris, France.

2. Nigeria has won the hosting right for the 2018 Senior, Junior and Cadet African Wrestling Championships, 42 years after the competition was instituted.

3. “The United World Wrestling Africa President, Fouad Meskout, the board of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation and indeed, all Nigerians for your support.

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