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Trump Seeks Options For Eliminating North Korea Nuclear Threat

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago /

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago /

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...

Nigerian Troop Destroy IED Factory, Rescue Women, Children

2 months ago /

Troops have destroyed a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory at Gombole village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja, said troops of the 103 Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole discovered the factory during a clearance operation in...

Police Deploy Special Squad To Zaki Biam, Benue State

2 months ago /

Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Special Tactical Force to restore order in Zaki Biam, Benue State. Scores of people were reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen and many were also injured on Monday. A statement issued by Mr Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday in Abuja,...

Three Die In Bomb Explosion

2 months ago /

No fewer than three persons have been reported killed in a bomb explosion early morning of Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno state. The explosion occurred at the camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Muna garage. NAN...

Six Soldiers Detained After Attack On Woman

2 months ago /

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had set up a Board of Inquiry (BOI), and detained six soldiers over the brutality of a woman in Lagos state. The incident on 12 March, according to the Division’s spokesperson, , Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, happened in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area...

Police Arrest Four Kidnap Suspects In Enugu

2 months ago /

The Police in Enugu said they had arrested two notorious kidnappers that had been terrorising motorists on three different roads in Enugu State. A statement signed by the Police Spokesperson, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Tuesday said that the suspects were arrested on Feb. 24, after they were trailed to...

JOINT SECURITY OPERATIONS TRAINING

2 months ago /

The British military advisory and training team has commenced training for Nigerian military personnel on joint operations planning. The training is said to have become crucial following the identified inadequate cooperation among different military services in the security operations they have to conduct jointly. The British team will share strategy...

Al-Shabaab Leader Surrenders

2 months ago /

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday confirmed that the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia. The AU mission confirmed that Hussein Mukhtar surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday following a government amnesty offer for...

FG Resolves to refurbish NIS Surveillance Aircraft

2 months ago /

The federal government has resolved to refurbish three grounded Nigeria Immigration Service surveillance aircraft to boost security at the nation’s borders. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau,‎ said on Thursday when he inspected the Service’s air patrol base in Kaduna. He said that due to paucity of funds, the government...

Nigerian Air Force Jets Destroy Terrorists Base In Sambisa

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force has successfully destroyed a logistics base concealed by fleeing Boko haram terrorists  in Sambisa forest. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft tracked two fleeing terrorists to the concealed location, where they had gone to retrieve some items before fighter aircrafts were called-in for strike....