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Nigeria Police Gets Approval To Recruit More Personnel – Official

3 years ago /

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, said on Tuesday that the police had got approval to recruit more personnel into the force.

Islamic State Seizes More Territory In Syria

3 years ago /

Islamic State insurgents have seized several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo, opening the way for further westward advances, an organization monitoring the war in Syria said on Wednesday.

Soldiers’ Wives Stage Blockade In Maiduguri, Stop Husbands From Confronting Boko Haram

3 years ago /

For a second time in two days, wives of soldier’s yesterday protested the deployment of their husbands to take on Boko Haram insurgents in areas said to have been captured by the terrorist group.

Russia 'Aid' Convoy Heads For Ukraine

3 years ago /

A convoy of 280 trucks that Russia says is carrying humanitarian aid has set out for Ukraine amid western warnings to the Kremlin against using help as a pretext for invasion.

16 Female Suicide Bombers Arrested with Master Trainer

3 years ago /

The Joint Task Force (JFT) in Kano has arrested a man suspected to be a trainer of the Boko Haram suicide bombers with 16 females along who were reportedly being trained from the suicide operations.      

DHQ Sets Up DNA Identification Centre For Personnel

3 years ago /

The minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu says government is looking beyond United States support in the cure of the Ebola Virus Disease.  

FOSSRA To Foster Interagency Security Collaboration - Major General Olukolade

3 years ago /

The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) has resolved to improve inter-agency collaboration towards efficiency in security operations and better information management in the country.  

US Surveillance Planes Spot Chibok Girls in Nigeria

3 years ago /

The United States Surveillance flights over the north-eastern part of the country spotted the abducted Chibok girls in early July, the flight images showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations, raising hopes among domestic and foreign officials that they are among the group that Boko Haram abducted from their school in April, US and Nigerian officials said.

Russia Extends Edward Snowden Asylum By 3 Years

3 years ago /

Fugitive US intelligence operative Edward Snowden has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, his Russian lawyer said at a press conference Thursday (Aug 7).    

Boko Haram ‘Chief Butcher’ Is In Custody – Police

3 years ago /

The Nigeria Police says a Boko Haram suspect, self-styled ‘Chief Butcher’ of the sect, Mohammed Zakari, arrested by it in Balmo forest in Bauchi, did not escape from custody.

Kerry Urges Broader Israel-Palestinian Talks

3 years ago /

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has urged Israel and the Palestinians to take advantage of the Gaza truce to move towards broader negotiations.

MASSOB Leader Calls For Igbos In The North To Return Home

3 years ago /

The leader of the Movement for the Actialisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, yester­day gave what he called last warning to all Igbo resident in the northern part of Nige­ria to leave the zone or face dire consequences.

DHQ, NIC Faults Amnesty International's Video On Insurgency

3 years ago /

The Nigerian government has faulted the allegations by Amnesty international video report accusing Nigerian military operatives of human rights abuses.    

IGP Clears FG Over Attack On Buhari

3 years ago /

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba has exonerated the federal government from any involvement in the plan to kill a former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), according to an interim investigation by the police.

DHQ To Investigate Amnesty International’s Allegation Of Human Rights Abuse By Nigerian Military

3 years ago /

Welcome to this press briefing which was compelled by the urgent need to clarify some developments arising from our counter-terrorism operations in the country.

One Killed And Several Injured As Gunmen Attack Christian Worshippers In Kaduna

3 years ago /

Unknown gunmen clad in black clothes yesterday opened fire on church worshippers in Kachia Local government Area of Kaduna State, killing one and injuring scores of people.

Osun 2014: Elections Will Be Free And Fair - CP

3 years ago /

The Osun state police command has assured the people of the state of a transparent and violence free governorship election scheduled for August 9 in the state despite the expected heavy presence of security agents. 

Gunmen Kill Monarch In Bauchi

3 years ago /

Gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, on Saturday killed the District Head of Soro in Bauchi State, Mallam Abdulrahman Baba, and injured two other persons.      

Britain To Pull Embassy Staff Out Of Libya

3 years ago /

British officials have said they will close its embassy in Tripoli from August 4th, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after fighting between rival armed factions spread in the Libyancapital, officials said. 

Obama Says He Has Full Confidence In CIA Director, John Brennan.

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United State President, Barack Obama has defended CIA director, John Brennan and acknowledged the tortures the United States used on prisoners after the 9/11.


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