As Institute for Security Studies graduates another set…

December 9, 2023 Afakirya Gadzama 0

Today, the 9th of December 2023, another set of Course Participants are passing out of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Bwari, Abuja. The successful students, comprising high level senior officers have been prepared for Command appointments in their respective services and organisations, are graduating after ten months of intensive specialized studies. The Institute for Security Studies was conceived to Read More

NFF demands security of lives on roads as armed robbers attack Sunshine Stars, FC One Rocket

December 9, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has decried the recent spate of robbery attacks on players and officials of football clubs travelling by road in the country to honour matches in the domestic Leagues, while appealing to security agents to devise further means of protecting road users in the land. NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, Friday, said the Federation is disturbed Read More

Tinubu seeks NASS approval for fresh $8.7bn, €100m loans

November 29, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  President Bola Ahmed  Tinubu has forwarded to both the Senate and the House of Representatives request for  approval for new loans of $8, 669, 168, 559billion and €100 million. Tinubu, in separate letters read on the floor of both chambers  Tuesday , explained to the federal lawmakers that the loans were earlier requested by President Muhammadu Buhari as contained in 2022 – Read More

Food security: Foundation equips Akwa Ibom farmers with modern techniques

November 27, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has trained farmers in Akwa Ibom state on modern farming techniques ahead of the forthcoming planting season. Blueprint reports that HOMEF trained the farmers on how to formulate organic pesticides and fertiliser locally without addition of chemicals. The organisation noted that the decision to train the farmers was necessitated by the alarming rate Read More

Drugs fuelling security challenges in Nigeria – Abubakar

November 27, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

The General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division Nigerian Army, Major General AE Abubakar, has identified the use and consumption of illicit drugs as the major factor fueling insecurity in Nigeria. Major General Abubakar, who is also the Commander Operation Safe Haven Jos, stated this in Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, during a one-day drug free advocacy campaign Read More

No accurate data to plan Nigeria – Senate  

November 23, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate through its committee on National Identity and Population, declared Thursday that there is no accurate data to plan Nigeria. Specifically, the  Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, made the lamentation when  a delegation from the National Population Commission (NPC) led by the Chairman, Nasir Isa Kaura, paid his committee, courtesy visit. “Public analysts say that Read More

Food security, safety, sustainable economic growth government’s priority – Nnaji

November 23, 2023 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji Geoffrey, has said that for the country to maintain sustainable and national development, food security, safety and economic growth becomes a priority. According to the Minister, reducing the risk of food insecurity in the country will require technological solutions towards collaborative efforts across agriculture, food science and technology, nutrition and Read More

The food security fund

November 21, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Barely a fortnight after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu declared an immediate State of Emergency on food insecurity to tackle the increase in food prices, his spokesperson said, Nigeria has mobilised over half a billion dollars for innovative, profitable, equitable and sustainable food systems transformation initiatives. This development, indeed, portends a good omen for the agriculture sector. Vice President Kashim Shettima Read More

Zamfara government, other northern govs seek AFDB support on Agric, security 

November 19, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Governor Dauda Lawal has appealed to the African Development Bank (AfDB) to incorporate Zamfara state into phase 2 of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) programme. The governor appealed while making a presentation Saturday during a meeting between Northwest Governors and the President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.  The SAPZ programme aimed to end the export of raw agricultural Read More

KPMG sees inflation reach 30% December 2023

Reputable financial adversary service firm, KPMG is confident that Nigeria’s inflation would berth at 30 per cent this year. This is as another reputable financial firm in Nigeria, Afrivest says, there is no hope inflation would recede any time now. Currently, inflation. Stands at 26.72 per cent as at September.The reports said, recent reforms such as the fuel subsidy removal) Read More

KDSG to resettle Southern Kaduna communities displaced by bandits 

November 9, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government has concluded arrangements in collaboration with Operation Safe Haven and other security agencies to resettle Southern Kaduna communities displaced by bandits back to their ancestral homes, Governor Uba Sani has said. Addressing journalists shortly after the state security council meeting at Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna on Wednesday, Governor Sani, who was flanked by the Read More

Stadium security: NPFL officials raise alarm, make demand

November 9, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), board headed by Gbenga Elegbeleye has called on the various clubs in the league to ensure adequate security measures across stadiums. This was contained in a circular to all NPFL Clubs on Wednesday urging them to create a secured and enjoyable match venue for all stakeholders in the league. The circular reads: “As we Read More

NAHCON meets Saudi service provider, seeks enhanced service delivery

November 6, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The acting Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mallam Jalal Ahmed Arabi, has appealed to the Saudi Arabian service provider, the Mutawiff of African  Non-Arab Countries , to significantly enhance services for Nigerian pilgrims in the Masha’ir.  During a meeting at the Hajj House in Abuja with  chairman of the establishment, Dr. Ahmad Abbas Sindi,  the NAHCON boss  stressed Read More

Nigeria’s long road to food security

November 2, 2023 Musa Ilallah 0

Disturbed by the trend of increasing number of people living in extreme poverty which began in 2013, former President Muhammadu Buhari quickly moved into action by strategically putting in place two key policies of a national social investment programme and a national food security plan to boost farming activities by introducing the Anchor Borrower’s programme aimed at making it easier Read More

Security has improved by over 85% in Borno – Zulum

October 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Friday, said there is no community in the state that is still under the control of Boko Haram insurgents, stating that the security situation has improved by over 85 percent. The governor stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Bola Tinubu, at the Read More

Security agencies assure Ondo residents of safety during yuletide

October 25, 2023 Olabisi Barnabas 0

The Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun corps Tuesday assured the people, especially travelers that security operatives are working round the clock to ensure hitch-free yuletide season. The commander of Amotekun, Akogun Adetunji Adeley, gave the assurance while parading 33 suspected criminals at the corps headquarters, Akure. Amotekun said the arrested suspects included kidnappers stealing okada, snatching syndicates, burglary and Read More

Agric: A steadied approach towards sustainable food security

October 25, 2023 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

“It is a known mantra that organisations are charged to think outside the box. We, at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, have decided to think without the box if we are to achieve our mandate.” – Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abu Kyari. The Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is set Read More

Kogi guber: APC wants SDP candidate Muritala quizzed over security issues

October 20, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Information and spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign, Kingsley Fanwo, has called on security agencies to immediately invite the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) over alleged ‘concocted lies’ capable of undermining security efforts in the state. The APC spokesperson, in a statement issued, Thursday, said Muritala Yakubu’s latest claim Read More

Afenifere to FG: Take decisive actions over nationwide security concerns

October 20, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Thursday, tasked the federal government and security agencies to take more decisive actions to arrest fast-degenerating security situations in the country. Afenifere, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, pointed out that reports from various parts of the country indicated an upsurge in acts of banditry, especially kidnapping. Stressing Read More

Security operatives rescue 18 kidnap victims in Kebbi

October 14, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Security operatives have rescued 18 people, who were on Wednesday abducted from their homes at Kanya in Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi state. According to Ahmed Idris, a media aide to Governor Nasir Idris, the council chairman, Hussani Aliyu-Bena, confirmed the rescue of the victims on Thursday. Idris in a press statement on Friday in Birnin Kebbi, the Read More

Harnessing river basin potentials for food security

October 12, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

River basins across the country have all it takes to sustain food production, if well harnessed. UMAR ABDULWAHAB reports. The minister of water resources and sanitation Professor Joseph Utsev recently started a nation-wide tour of Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA), an agency under his ministry, with Kwara being his first port of call. The minister said the choice Read More

Insecurity: Senate raises alarm over imminent acute food crisis, seeks adequate military presence in North-central 

October 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Tuesday raised the alarm that the country may experience an acute food crisis if the current alarming insecurity situation was not immediately curtailed. This is as it seeks for adequate military presence in Niger East. The red chamber stated this while deliberating on a motion sponsored  by Senator  Sani Musa (APC Niger East). The motion was titled, Read More