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ACF hails, tasks Buhari on remaining Chibok girls

March 23, 2018 Admin III 0

  Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military on the return of 106 kidnapped Dapchi girls, while it urges government to ensure return of the remaining Chibok girls. Th is is also as Kaduna central senatorial aspirant, Hon. Usman Ibrahim lauded the relentless effort of President Muhammadu Buhari in securing the release of the female Read More

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Don’t sell your PVCs, Bodejo tells Fulani pastoralists

February 27, 2018 Admin III 0

  Abuja National president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has called on Fulani pastoralist across the country not to sell their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to any politician ahead of 2019 general elections. He said the PVC should be safeguarded the way they guard their cows, adding that any politicians that approach them for their voter Read More

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The CHI in CHIbok and DapCHI and the ills of NGOs, by Hassan Gimba

February 26, 2018 Admin III 0

When 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped on the night of April 14, 2014, from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, the nation was outraged, not only because it happened but that it took the federal government, which had the control of the security agencies, 18 days to wake up to the reality and come off its self denial. But even Read More

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LG polls: Crippling gang for a stronger APC in Kano

February 9, 2018 Admin III 0

By Salihu Tanko Yakasai On Saturday February 10, 2018, eligible voters in the 44 local government areas of Kano state will go to the polls to elect their council chairmen and 484 councillors. Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has concluded arrangements in concert with all relevant stakeholders more especially security agencies and some political parties to ensure a hitch-free Read More

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Benue killings invitation to war – APC

January 4, 2018 Admin III 0

Youth attack Ortom, Police arrest 8 Perennial killings must stop – Dogara Buhari orders clampdown By Bode Olagoke, Abdullahi M. Gulloma and Joshua Egbodo Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concerns over Tuesday’s killing of over 20 people in Benue state, describing it as an open invitation to civil war. The dastardly act was believed to have Read More

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Christmas: Lawyers want South-east road blocks dismantled

December 14, 2017 Admin III 0

A group of lawyers under the aegis of ‘Otu ka Iwu’ have condemned the incessant harassment, intimidation and extortion of traveller’s by law enforcement agencies on the Lagos-Benin-Onitsha Expressway and roads in the South-east region. In a statement on Tuesday, the lawyers decried a situation where the stretch of road from Lagos (in the South-west) to Onitsha (in the South-east) Read More

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Kidnappers kill 3, abduct 10 in Niger

December 11, 2017 Admin III 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Kidnappers operating on the Kaduna – Sarki Pawa road in Munya local government of Niger state reportedly killed three persons and kidnapped 10 others at the weekend. It was gathered that the villages of Fwapai, Tsoho Kabulo, Shehudna, Bakin Nyanyi, Mudungo, Rigogo, Bakin Dako and Sabo Gida, all in Kabila ward of Munya local government, had Read More

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Tambuwal commends military on professionalism

December 6, 2017 Admin III 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal f Sokoto state has commended the nation’s military for exhibiting a high sense of patriotism in carrying out various assignments within and outside the country. He gave the commendation yesterday in Sokoto when he hosted participants of Senior Officers Course 40 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, led Read More

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Bello assures 2017 Batch ‘B’ corps members of security

November 24, 2017 Admin III 0

By John Oba Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, has assured the newly sworn-in corps members of adequate security, saying security was of high priority to his administration. Bello, who was represented by the Secretary, Social Development Secretariat and chairperson, NYSC FCT Governing Board, Mr. Adebola Irene Elegbede, gave the assurance yesterday at the 2017 Batch Read More

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Army assures oil coys of protection in Niger Delta

November 21, 2017 Admin III 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured oil companies in the Niger Delta region that Nigerian Army would continue to collaborate with other sister services and security agencies to ensure protection of oil installations and national assets in the region. Speaking yesterday at a workshop on security and human rights in Abuja, Buratai Read More

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Enugu LG elections: No deaths recorded – Police

November 6, 2017 Admin III 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Enugu state Police Command yesterday confirmed that no life was lost before, during and after the state’s November 4 local government election. The state Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), conducted the election into the 17 council areas and 261 political wards on Saturday. The command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, stated in Enugu that speculations that some persons were Read More

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Nigeria, Turkey agree to strengthen security pact

October 20, 2017 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, yesterday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to counter terrorism Speaking at a joint press conference after a tete-a-tete with his host, President Buhari said he was “very pleased” that the defence ministers of both countries held extensive discussions on developing new Read More

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Stop destroying farms, Fulani group warns herdsmen

October 18, 2017 Admin III 0

By Oyibo Salihu   Lokoja Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Kogi state chapter, has warned herdsmen to desist from destroying farmlands or face the wrath of the law. The warning which was contained in a communiqué signed by the state Secretary of the association, Alhaji Sulaiman Mohammed, after one-day stakeholders’ meeting of the group in Lokoja yesterday, Read More

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Army, security agencies conduct patrol in Rivers today

October 6, 2017 Admin III 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja As a precursor to exercise Crocodile Smile II, Headquarters 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with sister security agencies in Rivers state, is to conduct a joint multi-agency confidence building patrol within Port Harcourt metropolis day. Spokesperson of 6 Division, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the exercise was aimed at reassuring Read More

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Independence: How FCT Police, residents partnered for hitch-free celebration

October 3, 2017 Admin III 0

Independence Day celebration in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was without incident despite widespread fear over possible attacks within the territory and other cities. CHIZOBA OGBECHE brings a report on how the Police command alongside other security agencies partnered residents to ensure hitch-free celebration. Nigeria’s 57th independence celebration was perceived in some quarters as one that would be marked by Read More