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Federal Government To Hold National Conference In June To End Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes

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The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when a joint dialogue to analyse the root causes of the crisis submitted its report in Abuja...


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A large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from some parts of Southern Kaduna by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army recover. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the  discovery was made when troops, who are part of the ongoing Operation "Harbin Kunama", embarked on...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

1 week ago /

Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Tompolo, ‘notorious robber’, killed in gun duel with police

1 week ago /

The Delta police command on Monday said its operatives had killed a notorious suspected armed robber simply known as “Tompolo”.

US Strike Kill Dozens Of IS Militant

1 week ago /

A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. No civilians were affected...

Unicef Raises Alarm Over Rise In Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers

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A new report from the UN's children's agency, Unicef, is warning of a surge in the use of children as suicide bombers by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the first three months of this year, 27 suicide attacks were carried out in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Unicef says this year, there...

Gov. Ayade Relocates Anti-Crime Security Outfit To Calabar South

2 weeks ago /

In a proactive effort at checkmating cult-related activities in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, at the weekend relocated the state’s anti-crime security outfit, popularly called ‘Operation Skolombo’ to Calabar South Local Government Area. Addressing the outfit which comprising the army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...

China Navy Says It Foiled Pirate Attack On Ship Off Somalia

2 weeks ago /

China’s naval forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said, but gave no word on arrests or other contact with suspects. The statement said 16 members of the Chinese special forces were lowered onto the Tuvalu-flagged ship OS35 by helicopter at dawn...

Police, Army On The Trail Of Ikorodu Militants - Fatai Owoseni

2 weeks ago /

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said the command was working with sister security agencies to arrest the suspected militants that killed four policemen, an army captain and a civilian today.    Owoseni said this today while responding to the killings by the militants in Isawo area of...

Trump Seeks Options For Eliminating North Korea Nuclear Threat

2 weeks ago /

As a US strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. The US naval move will certainly raise tensions in the region...

No earthquake at MMIA – Minister

2 weeks ago /

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that the vibration experienced on Sunday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was not in any way an earthquake. Sirika told newsmen in Lagos that the vibration was as a result of unlatched doors where the coolers which...

Trump To Sell Attack Planes To Nigeria For Boko Haram Fight

2 weeks ago /

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a deal...

Boko Haram Kills Eight, Abducts Women In Northeast Nigeria

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Boko Haram jihadists have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents told AFP on Sunday.   The Islamist gunmen on Saturday stopped nine loggers in a pickup truck near Kayamla village, 10km from the city, murdering eight while one managed to escape.   “The gunmen stopped the van...

South African Mob Kills Two Nigerians

2 weeks ago /

After weeks of assault on Nigerians, which led to destruction of property and severe injuries, aggrieved South Africans have finally killed two Nigerians.

FG Alerts Nigerians Of New ISIS Recruitment Strategy

3 weeks ago /

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urges parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to prevent them from being recruited by ISIS.

St Petersburg Explosion: 10 Dead and Dozens Injured In Metro Blast

3 weeks ago /

At least 10 people have been killed and many more injured after a blast rocked a metro station in St Petersburg, Russian authorities have said. The metro service said an explosive device was detonated on a train at the Sennaya Ploshchad station in Russia’s second city. The entire metro network was...

FEC Approves N403m For Fire Service Water Tankers

4 weeks ago /

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the Federal Executive Council has approved N403million to buy 15 water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service to further revamp the fire service unit. “Today’s council approved the procurement of some water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service, this is in an attempt...

Second Female Prison In Nigeria Established By The Nigerian Prisons Service

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The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) on Wednesday announced the establishment of a second all-female prison in Nigeria. Mr Peter Tenkwa, the Controller of NPS in Adamawa, confirmed the development in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola. Tenkwa said that the development followed the ongoing restructuring of the Nigeria...

US Boycott’s UN Talk To Ban Nuclear Weapons

1 month ago /

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Monday that the United States and almost 40 other nations would not participate in the first-ever talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Flanked by ambassadors from about 20 nations, including nuclear powers United Kingdom and France, Haley couched the...

Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps, Arrest Twelve Suspected Oil Thieves

1 month ago /

In keeping with their mandate to protect the nation's oil facilities and rid the Niger delta region of illegal bunkering, men of the rivers state command of the Nigeria security and civil defence corps, have arrested twelve suspected oil thieves. According to the state commandant of the corps, Mohammed Haruna, the...

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