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Nigerian Air Force Capacity Building On Social Media

23 hours ago /

Nigerian security agencies have been urged to harness the potentials in the social media to combat the influence of terrorism and other security challenges. This was the thrust of a special workshop for public relations personnel of the Nigerian Air Force held in Abuja. Stakeholders at the workshop were of...

Police Public Relations School Takes Off In Abuja

1 day ago /

A police-public relations school aimed at improving the relationship between the police and the public has formally commenced academic activities. Located in Abuja, the move is part of measures to rebrand and reposition the Nigeria police for effective performance. At its take-off ceremony this Monday, the inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris...

Anambra Church Attack: Eleven People Confirmed Dead

2 weeks ago /

Eleven people have been confirmed dead following the attack by gunmen on St Philip’s catholic church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo council area of Anambra state Briefing newsmen shortly after the incident the state commissioner of police Garba Umar said it was a rift between two members of the community that live abroad. Anambra...

Boko Haram: US Approves Sale Of $600 Million Super Tucano Attack Planes To Nigeria

2 weeks ago /

The Trump administration has approved a $600 million sale of high-technology attack planes and equipment to Nigeria. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the aircraft would support Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram and Islamic State terrorists and monitor drug, weapons and human trafficking....

Police Dismisses Four Officers Over Theft At Former President Jonathan’s Residence

2 weeks ago /

The Federal Capital Territory Police command has dismissed four of its men from the Nigeria police over the theft of some household property at the residence of Former President Goodluck Jonathan. The command said the dismissal was sequel to the outcome of an orderly room trial of the affected officers. They include...

Sanction Any Officer Performing Below Expectation - National Assembly Committee On Police

3 weeks ago /

The National Assembly joint committee on police affairs has asked the inspector general of police and all other security agencies to sanction any officer performing below expectation. The lawmakers spoke during a meeting with the inspector general of police, officials of the defence headquarters and the department of state services over...

Police Unveils Mechanism To End Herdersmen / Farmers Clashes

3 weeks ago /

The Nigeria police has unveiled an elaborate mechanism for putting cattle rustlers out of business. The system which involves creation of data of every herdsman including tracking devices of their cows is also intended to end the increasing incidents of herdsman/farmers clashes. After seven months, the committee has unveiled the mechanism that...

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers

3 weeks ago /

Barely one week after the launch of operation absolute sanity, residents of surrounding communities on the Abuja-kaduna highway, have expressed confidence in the Nigeria police. This renewed confidence is coming as 31 suspected kidnappers operating in the area have been arrested for being in possession of different live ammunitions. Like other surrounding...

Army Ambush Update

3 weeks ago /

The Nigerian army has described the incident of 25th July 2017 where some boko haram terrorists ambushed troops including members of the civilian joint task force escorting some staff of Nigerian national petroleum corporation as well as those of the university of Maiduguri on oil exploration in Borno Yesu district of...

Senate Passes The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

4 weeks ago /

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), an organisation that would provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services and nation building. The Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bayero Nafada (APC-Gombe) was passed in a unanimous voice vote after the Chairman, Committee on...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

4 weeks ago /

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Nigerian Air Force Sanctions Airman In Uni-Osun Fracas

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Air Force Board of Inquiry set up to investigate the fracas between its personnel and students of the University of Osun, which occurred on May 24, 2017, has submitted its report.  The board’s report indicted an Airman, who was allegedly fraternizing with cultists within the university, and was part...

ARMY CHIEF GIVES 40 DAY ULTIMATUM TO CAPTURE ABUBAKAR SHEKAU

1 month ago /

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, dead or alive. The Army Chief says the Theatre Cimmander has 40 days...

Rann Bombing Report: Airstrike Caused By Error

1 month ago /

The Nigeria defence headquarters has released reports of the investigation board set up to examine the accidental air strike on the IDP camp in Rann, Borno state. The accidental bombing by Nigerian air force fighter jet led to the death of several IDPS and some humanitarian aid workers. Presenting the report in...

Maritime Security: “Operation Tsare Teku” Extended Till January 2018

1 month ago /

The Nigerian navy has extended the duration of the ongoing anti-piracy operation, tagged “operation Tsare Teku”, till January 2018. The operation was activated in April 2016 in response to the surge in illegalities in the nation’s waters and mandated to contain these illegalities.  Against this background and the need to sustain the...

Nigerian Troops Rehabilitate Roads In Borno

1 month ago /

Troops of formations under 7-Division in Operation Lafiya Dole have commenced massive filling of pot holes and extensive clearing of vegetation to ensure security of persons, goods and services along routes within their Area of Responsibility in Borno State. Routes affected include the Bule Road, from Yobe to Darajamel, Banki...

Borno: Containerized Police Stations Delivered To IDP Camps

1 month ago /

Nine containerized police stations have been delivered to the Borno State command for use in internally displaced persons' camps. The donation is coming under the Nigerian policing Programme being undertaken by the UK government's security and justice reform programme. Representative of the donor agency, Kemi Okenyodo, explains that the containerized police stations...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

1 month ago /

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

House Of Reps Takes Concrete Steps To Strengthen Maritime Laws

1 month ago /

Stiffer penalties for those engaged in piracy and other forms of criminal activities on Nigerian waterways are coming soon The House of Representatives is already taking concrete steps to strengthen the nation’s maritime laws and its full enforcement. This indication emerged as the house joint committee on maritime safety and navy began...

Women Abducted From Police Convoy Speak In New Boko Haram Video

1 month ago /

A video has surfaced showing the women believed to have been kidnapped from a police convoy in Borno state on June 21. Boko Haram insurgents had attacked the convoy conveying a corpse of a deceased policewoman to Adamawa state. A number of officers were reported missing. In a recent video, Abubakar Shekau, leader...


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