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Fire Disasters: Tambuwal Says Sokoto Will Enforce Safety Rules

10 months ago /

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said the state government will modernise all markets in the state so as to avoid incidences of fire as recorded in the state in recent months. Speaking when visited the scene of the latest fire incidence at Sokoto's Old Market, Tambuwal said having modern structures...

IGP Speaks On Kogi And Imo Polls

10 months ago /

The acting inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris says he is satisfied with the performance of police officers in the re-run elections in Kogi and Imo states on 23rd July, 2016 and commended the officers for their unalloyed service to the nation. In a statement by force spokesman, Don Awunah, the...

Inspector General Of Police Visits DSS, Seeks Collaboration

10 months ago /

The acting inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says he will continue to seek cooperation and collaborations with sister security outfits with a view to effectively tackling Nigeria’s security challenges. The IGP stated this during a working visit to the director general of the department DSS, Lawal Daura in his office...

IG orders arrest of killers of Plateau monarch

10 months ago /

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Deputy-Inspector-General of Police, operations, DIG Joshack Habilla, to ensure the arrest of the killers of Chief Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos in Plateau. The directive is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of...

Nigerian Troops Kill 42 Terrorists, Rescue 90 Hostages in Kukawa, Borno State

10 months ago /

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 42 Boko Haram insurgents during a clearance operation at Garere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman. Usman also said that 80 hostages comprising 38...

Moshood Jimoh Appointed New Deputy Force PRO

10 months ago /

As part of the ongoing shake-up in the Nigeria police hierarchy  the acting inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has  appointed chief superintended of police Moshood Jimoh as the new deputy force public relations officer . A   statement released by the police on Wednesday says that the appointment of Moshood Jimoh...

Cross River Kidnapping

10 months ago /

The cross-river state government says it will implement the law against kidnapping signed by the governor prof. Ben Ayade in October 2015 with capital punishment and destroying of properties of persons found guilty of the crime. The state attorney general and commissioner for justice, Joe Abang disclosed this while briefing journalists...

Nigeria Army Frees 249 Boko Haram Detainees

10 months ago /

The Nigerian Army yesterday said 249 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices, arrested by troops in several mop-up operations, had been released on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai after being cleared by the Joint Military Interrogation team in Maiduguri. The released persons were...

Security, Road Safety Takes Centre Stage In Eid-El Fitri Countdown

10 months ago /

40,000 Nigeria security and civil defence corps personnel have been deployed nationwide ahead of the Eid-el fitri celebrations. The corps commandant-general Abdullahi Muhammadu made this known during a media chat in Abuja. He said adequate preparations have been made to ensure security especially at worship centres, schools and markets. He called on...

Multinational Force Begins Operations Against Boko Haram Along Border Between Niger And Nigeria

11 months ago /

A multinational force has begun operations against Boko Haram along the border between Niger and Nigeria. Brig Gen Abdou Sidikou Issa, tactical chief of staff for troops based in Niger’s southern zone of Diffa, a region plagued by the Islamist militant group, said troops from Chad and Nigeria were involved in the move. This is...

Support FG's New Grazing Policy, Tambuwal Appeals To Southern States

11 months ago /

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged states in the southern part of the country to support federal government's plan to introduce grazing reserves in order to tackle clashes between herdsmen and some communities in the country. "Introduction of the new grazing policy, especially in Northern states, is a logical...

Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Military Of Opening Fire On Unarmed Civilians

11 months ago /

Amnesty said it had spoken to 32 eye-witnesses in Onitsha, and had seen “no evidence” the killings by the police and military were to protect lives. They have therefore accused the Nigerian military of opening fire on unarmed civilians before a march to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Biafran declaration of independence

NCS Generates N3.2bn In Seme Command

1 year ago /

The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it generated N3.2 billion as revenue between January and April. This is contained in a statement issued to the press by the command in Badagry, Lagos State. The statement quoted the Controller of the command, Victor Dimka, as saying that...

Breaking: Chibok Girls: First Kidnapped Girl Found

1 year ago /

One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say - the first since they were taken by Boko Haram militants two years ago. The 276 girls were taken from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria by the Boko Haram in April 2014. Activists confirmed to the BBC that...

Aisha Buhari Donates N55 Million Proceeds From Her Book To Parents Of Chibok Girls, Buni Yadi Boys

1 year ago /

Aisha Buhari, Wife of the President on Tuesday in Abuja, presented N55 million cheque to parents of the missing Chibok school girls and murdered Buni Yadi boys by Boko Haram members. She presented a cheque of N30 million to parents of the chibok girls and N25 million cheque to parents of...

Troops Clear Njima Camp In Sambisa, Kill 15 Terrorists

1 year ago /

In continuation with the special clearance and rescue operations otherwise known as Operation CRACKDOWN, within the Sambisa forest, troops of 7 Division have yesterday Tuesday, 17th May 2016, cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of their Njimia camp within Sambisa forest. This was made known in a statement made available to media...

Nigerian Army Arrests Suspected 'Avengers' Militants In Delta

1 year ago /

The Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region. The detainees were thought to be part of the Niger Delta Avengers, it said, a movement blamed for assaults on oil...

 

UK To Give Nigeria £40m To Fight Boko Haram

1 year ago /

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary has pledged to give Nigeria £40m to help the fight against Boko Haram - and praised the president's "strong leadership" just days after David Cameron called the country "fantastically corrupt". Philip Hammond also announced the UK would train almost 1,000 Nigerian military personnel for deployment in counter-insurgency...

 

Hezbollah Blames Rebel Shelling For Death Of Top Commander In Syria

1 year ago /

Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander, whose death it announced on Friday, was killed in Syria by Sunni Islamist artillery fire and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement had said. "Investigations have showed that the explosion, which targeted one of our...

Nigeria Partners European Union On Border Security.

1 year ago /

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has announced that Nigeria would collaborate with the European Union (EU) on how to apply technology in securing the country’s porous and vast borders. He said partnering with EU would impact immensely on Nigeria’s security profile, and provide a secure environment for...


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