Uneasy calm over arrest of persons in Benue LG

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Following the arrest of some persons over murder and sundry crimes in Ado LGA of Benue state, there are protests in which a local government council chairman is alleged to be biased. JOHN SHIAONDO reports that in the LGA at the moment, it is like the peace of the grave yard.  Controversies have trailed the recent protest in Ado local Read More

Presidency to Akeredolu: No state has approval for automatic weapons

September 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency Tuesday said the federal government has not granted any state of the federation approval for authorisation for automatic weapons. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. The comment by the Presidency is coming barely 24 hours after the Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said Read More

Northern Christian Elders slam Buhari over ‘lopsided appointments’, preach unity

October 31, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Christian Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) has tasked the President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government to match words with actions by doing away with every nepotic tendency in his administration, to enhance the country’s unity. The Forum had joined the rest of Nigerians to thank God for the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary,  NOSCEF in a statement signed by its Read More

Again, gunmen set police division ablaze, kill sergeant in Ebonyi

October 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Unidentified gunmen at about 12 midnight Sunday invaded Ohaukwu Police Division at 135, Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government area, Ebonyi state and set the station ablaze. The gunmen were also said to have killed a police Sergeant and burnt vehicles at the station. Confirming the incident,the state Police Public Spokesperson, DSP. Loveth Odah, said policemen on duty repelled the attack but regretted that Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Nigeria will never break up – Obaseki

September 8, 2021 Admin III 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Monday, expressed faith in the unity of the country, saying the country will never break up. “Nigeria has come to stay,” Obaseki said while receiving the visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, a retired lieutenant-general, at the Government House, Benin. General Buratai served as the Chief of Army Staff between Read More

Court orders NSCDC to appear over unlawful sealing of security outfit

September 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, ordered the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to appear before it over alleged unlawful sealing of a security outfit. Justice Ahmed Muhammed gave the order while ruling on the ex parte application brought before it. While ruling on the application, the presiding judge ordered that the NSCDC appear before it Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

NEPZA, NIPC ponder pact on investments’ migration

September 2, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) are considering partnership that will migrate huge investments to the freshly approved Special Economic Zones in Lagos, Kwara and Katsina states. NEPZA’s MD/CEO, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, and the NIPC executive secretary, Ms. Yewande Sadiku, according to a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Authority’s head Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Customs men becoming killer cops?

August 19, 2021 Victoria Ngozi 0

The government and people of Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria are  seething with anger over the killing of ten persons by men of the Nigeria Customs Service while pursuing  alleged smugglers. The anger is palpable in the air, from the ordinary man/woman on the street to its number one citizen, Governor Aminu Masari. People in the border town of Jibia Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Ondo APC applauds Akeredolu’s commitment to security

June 9, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state has described the state’s investment in security as one of the most valuable achievements of his administration, declaring that the governor’s commitment to Amotekun Corps has gone a long way in allaying fears of residents of any external invasion. This is contained in a press statement signed by the party’s state spokesman, Read More

Breaking – Ebubeagu: Umahi resigns

June 7, 2021 Admin III 0

Weeks after the newly formed Southeast security outfit popularly known as Ebubeagu was rolled out, its chairman, Major General Obi Abel Umahi (rtd), has tendered resignation. Umahi tendered his resignation in a letter dated June 4, 2021, entitled: “Resignation as Chairman South east Security Committee – Ebubeagu” and addressed to chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, Governor Dave Umahi. Read More

Group backs Buhari’s threat to crush secessionists in South-east

June 2, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Vanguard for Peace and National Development (VPND) has thrown its weights behind the threat by President Muhammadu Buhari to crush separatist groups in the South-east geopolitical zone. The group in a statement by its Executive Director, Arc Ahmed Tijani enjoined President Buhari to probe the unholy alliances between some highly placed politicians with managers of the various security outfits Read More

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Ebonyi: Traditional rulers, LG chairmen defend Ebubeagu

May 24, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Traditional rulers alongside local government chairmen and other institutions in Ebonyi state weekend defended formation of Ebubeagu security outfit. They noted that they demand for additional security body became necessary following rising insecurity in the country, especially South-east zone. This defense was necessitated by opposition by the Ebonyi state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) caucus at the National Assembly security outfit Read More

Insecurity: Ebubeagu to the rescue?

April 18, 2021 Admin III 0

At last, leaders of the South-east geo-political region has woken up to the security challenge bedevilling the region. CHUKS NWEZE reports on what a new security outfit just set up can achieve. Insecurity is one of the factors that has given Nigerians sleepless nights apart from the appalling state of the economy.It has become so paramount that regions, states and communities Read More

IPOB to Southeast youth: Embrace Ebubeagu, join your ancestors

The recently unveiled security outfit by the South-east governors – Ebubeagu – may have come under threat as the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) warned Igbo youth against joining the body. Ebubeagu was launched by the South-East Governors’ Forum, to among other things, tackle the spate of insecurity. Addressing journalists Sunday in Owerri, Imos state during the unveiling, the forum’s Read More