Counter-insurgency: Not yet Uhuru in Yobe

December 27, 2023 Muhammad Kime 0

For some time, residents of Yobe state have enjoyed relative peace courtesy of the hard-work and gallantry of the men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, other sister agencies and the armed local vigilantes. There haven’t been many reports of the atrocities of the members of the Jihadi group known as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Liddda’ati Wal-Jihad. However, in recent times, the Read More

Reps’ Northern caucus visits victims of Tudun Biri bombing

December 11, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

  The Northern caucus of the House of Representatives Monday  visited victims of the recent incident at Tudun Biri community of Igabi local government of Kaduna state. The caucus has also commended the charitable commitment of the Nigerian military and other security agencies for their patriotic commitment to combat the upsurge of insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities that plagued Read More

Ndume rates Unimaid best for its stance against terrorism

November 8, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume ( APC Borno South) ,  has described University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) as one of the best for its resilient stance  against terrorism in the hay days of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency. Ndume stated this Wednesday when a delegation of the Vice Chancellor of the university led by Prof. Adamu Umar Dzivama presented an award Read More

26m Nigerians at risk of food insecurity in 2024 – CH analysis  

November 5, 2023 John Oba 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations cadre harmonised food security analysis released on Friday in Abuja has revealed that over 26 million Nigerians in Borno, Sokoto and Zamfara states, including the FCT are expected to have food crisis between June and August, 2024. The October to November round of the cadre harmonised analysis which was conducted in Read More

Insurgency: Stakeholders seek end to stigmatisation of reintegrated women, children

October 26, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development has organised a community stakeholders’ dialogue with a call for the reintegration of radicalised women and children. The event, which was held at the Women Development Centre, enjoined community stakeholders to stop stigmatisation of radicalised and reintegrated insurgents, especially the women and children who are mostly orphans, widows, divorcees. The group also suggested that Read More

Arresting insurgency: Why Ribadu should think out-of-the-box

October 3, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

In truth, the challenge in Nigeria is not absence of patriotic Nigerians to offer information on insecurity, but HOW their safety can be guaranteed after supplying intelligence on crime; thus Anonymous Mail-in Crime Report (AMICAR) intend to provide answer to this HOW? Nowhere in the history has insurgency been defeated by only force of arm; it has always been by Read More

Hybrid insurgency in Nigeria: Why state police is not the solution

July 28, 2022 Emeka Oraetoka 0

We are intervening in 86 inter-state boundary disputes – DG, National Boundary Commission (NBC), May 30, 2021. The agitation for state police as solution to the current hybrid insecurity bedeviling Nigeria has assumed larger than life image. Those previously opposed to the idea, appear to be buying into it now. What appears to be a direct confrontation between proponents of Read More

Insurgency: 61,000 Boko Haram suspects held in North-east – FG

July 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has reveal that the country was on the path to totally defeating Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals ravaging the country, saying that about 61,000 of them have been arrested, especially in the north-east. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, revealed Tuesday when he paid a surprise visit to the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Custodial Centres Read More

When the subject sees through the king

July 10, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

In January 2019, the Daily Trust newspaper had its Maiduguri office shut down by the military over its reportage on the fight against insurgency. This made me think about governments and the failure of leadership, or, aptly, the king whose subjects saw through him. And so on January 14, 2019, on this page, under the title “The Military, Press and Read More

Insurgency: Borno establishes programme to disarm, reintegrate child-soldiers

February 15, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government has established partnership programmes to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate child-soldiers in the state. There are special measures to ensure children’s protection from exploitation and re-recruitment. The programme was established in order to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers and ensure their demobilisation as well as their reintegration into the society to live a better life and Read More

Insurgency: Borno govt, army re-open Maiduguri – Dikwa – Gamboru/Ngala road

February 4, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government and the Nigerian Army on Friday re-opened the Maiduguri – Dikwa – Gamboru/Ngala road for unrestricted movement. Speaking at the ceremony in Maiduguri, Governor Babagana Zulum, said motorists could now ply the road from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Governor Zulum said while motorists did not need security escort from Maiduguri to Dikwa, the military with members of Read More

Insurgency: Borno lose 50,000 lives, record 49,000 widows – Zulum

February 2, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said official records available to his administration indicated that the Boko Haram insurgency in his state claimed over 50,000 lives as 49,000 women made widows; and 49,000 orphans since the threats began over a decade ago. Governor Zulum further noted that over 100,000 people were missing and were yet to be traced by his Read More

Another view of final phase of campaign against insurgency

December 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, said in Maiduguri, Borno state, that the nation has entered what he calls the final phase in its fight against insurgents and criminals. Thus, the President called on troops of Operation Hadin Kai to remain steadfast and charge more into the battlefields to crush the insurgents and criminals and make Nigeria safe again for everyone. Read More

Bandits, insurgents kill 11 vigilantes in Niger serial attacks

November 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits and Boko Haram elements have killed 11 vigilantes in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local government areas of Niger state in a series of attacks within two weeks, the leaders of the communities have cried out. The elders under the auspices of the Gbagyi Elders Forum disclosed this Friday in Minna at a press briefing. The Forum’s spokesman, Pius Wakili, Read More

Restructuring the way to go, Arewa youth declare

November 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has identified a restructuring model where power should be devolved to states as panacea to the myriad of challenges bedevilling the country.  Nigeria has had to grapple with insurgency, insecurity, corruption, underdevelopment and a host of other challenges that have continued to hold the country back from achieving its huge potentials. But addressing Read More

FG seeks multi-sectoral approach to youth development

November 7, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government has said that the issue of advancing youth development is a multi-faceted phenomenon which requires a multi-sectoral approach as no one agency or organ of government can adequately address youth issues and challenges in the country. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, made the statement weekend, on the occasion of the maiden International Read More

Abuja: Sanusi and the paradox of modern city life

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

The problem of teenage hawking is already becoming an embarrasing menace on the society. In this special report, ALIYU BASHIR took a walk round Abuja and reports that the rising number of traffic junction hawkers is akin to Abuja sitting on keg of gunpowder. Teenagers are often seen on the streets and roads of Abuja, the federal capital of Africa’s Read More

Addressing over-dependence on external sources for defence needs

October 28, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

While addressing participants of Course 15 of the National Defence College, Abuja, in 2007, Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, the then Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, like many others before and after him asserted that only fools take nations dependent on external sources for their defence needs seriously. Stating the obvious, he pointed out that; “In order to increase its capacity to Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More

Makinde to Nigerians: Don’t leave terrorism, banditry fight to Army, security agencies alone

October 5, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in Nigeria deserves joint efforts of all Nigerians. Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan on Monday while flagging off the Exercise Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Amy, Ibadan. The governor stated that Read More

Independence: We won’t surrender to rebels, secessionists – ACF

October 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 governors to unite Nigeria and reposition it on a path of greatness, warning that the country won’t be surrendered to insurrectionists and secessionists. Its national chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in his 61st Independence anniversary message on Friday, commended the police and the armed forces for Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Insurgency: NEDC commissions 14.7bn reconstructed bridges in Adamawa

September 27, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

After 7 years of untold hardship and disruption of socio-economic activities as a result of destruction of some bridges in Michika and Madagali local governments linking northern Adamawa with Borno by Boko Haram, the North East Development Commission (NEDC), has commissioned the Kuzum Bridge in Michika local government for public use. That of Delichim and Wurro Ngayandi have reached 70 Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More