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Syria Refugees Found Dead

9 hours ago /
International News 

Fifteen Syrian refugees - some of them children - have been found frozen to death while trying to cross the mountainous border into Lebanon. Thirteen bodies were found on Friday and two more were discovered on Saturday after the area was hit by a fierce snowstorm. Lebanese civil defence officials found the...

National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies Offers Assistance In Resolving Security Challenges

9 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

The 9-member committee constituted by the federal government to look into spate of killings in parts of the country have been told to engage the national institute for policy and strategic studies, Kuru, Jos, for possible solutions to the crisis. President of the alumni association of the Institute, Khaleel Bolaji, who...

Buhari Says Government Is Focused On Delivering On Electoral Promises

9 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration remains resolute and focused on delivering on the three-pronged promises of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths. Receiving the board of directors of the Nigerian economic summit...

INEC, UN To Colaborate On Capacity Building

9 hours ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is seeking collaboration with the United Nations for capacity building for political parties, voter education and sensitization, electoral conflicts mitigation and legal framework. Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu revealed this when he received a delegation from the UN needs assessment mission on the 2019 Nigeria elections,...

Abia Farmers/Herdsmen Resolve To Keep The Peace

17 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

In Abia state, South East Nigeria, the Farmers / Herdsmen conflict resolution committee, set up by the state government has resolved to resist any action that will attract a breakdown of law and order ‎in the state. Addressing members of the committee which include farmers, leaders of herdsmen, traditional rulers, security...

Islamic State Terrorist Identified In West Africa

18 hours ago /
Security 

Security service organizations including the Department of State Service, DSS have in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari say they have identified an Islamic State in West Africa , ISWA network operating within some North Central and South-South sections of Nigeria that is using foreign terrorists and recruiting young...

Oil Propels Nigerian Shares To 9-Year Peak

5 days ago /
Business and Economy  

After shying away from Nigeria following the 2014 oil crash, investors started taking interest in the country again last year when the central bank introduced a special trading window for foreign portfolio investors. The banking and pension sectors were the top-performing indexes of 2017, according to the Nigerian Stock Exchange...

One Killed, Two Injured In Niger State Clash

6 days ago /
Nation 

One person has been confirmed dead and two others, including a police officer, injured in a fresh clash between two rival Islamic sects in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. Eyewitnesses said the clash broke out between the Darikah and Izala Islamic sects over the timing of the observance of...

BREAKING: EFCC Re-arraigns Former FCT Minister, Jumoke Akinjide

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos. Akinjide was re-arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan on a 24 count charge. She was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside a...

Ortom Warns Against False Alarm, Inflammatory Statements In Makurdi

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned those raising false alarm and making inflammatory statements regarding the security situation in Makurdi, the state capital to desist from such acts or face arrest. Governor Ortom stated that such alarms create panic and give hoodlums the opportunity to harass, rob and even...

Ex-Police Boss Coomasie Blames Governors For Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict

6 days ago /
Nation 

A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Coomassie, has blamed state governors for the spate of killings occasioned by conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in the country. Coomassie, who is also the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), said land grabbers at the local government level also contributed to...

We Won’t Return, Abducted ‘Chibok Girls’ Declare In Boko Haram Video

6 days ago /
Nation 

Islamist militants,  Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: “We are the Chibok girls…. By...

Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities in the state. The President, who asked the people to accommodate their countrymen, also assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in Benue would be made to face the wrath of...

Nigeria Solicits ECOWAS Support Over Herdsmen Crisis

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian government has solicited support  of the ECOWAS commission in  finding lasting solutions to the farmers/herdsmen/ crisis in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau gave the indication during a meeting with the  president of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel De Souza at the ECOWAS secretariat  Abuja on Monday. In recent times, herdsmen killings across nigeria is...

IGP Convenes Benue/Nasarawa Peace Talk Over Killings

6 days ago /
Security 

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wants the public to desist from making inflammatory comments on the recent crisis in Benue state so that the issue can be quickly addressed.         Idris made the appeal during a peace talk organized by the police in Abuja. The past few weeks have no doubt...

Police Arrest 59 Suspects Of Benue Ethnic Clash

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Police Command have arrested  youths from the Hausa and Tiv ethnic groups in Makurdi, in connection with the renewed clashes on Sunday night in the Wadata and Ankpa ward axis of the state. The Police in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Moses...

Nigeria Honours Fallen Heroes In Armed Forces Remembrance Day

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, an annual event to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. It is also to celebrate the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered deprivations owing to...

Babangida Calls For Urgent Solution To Killings In Nigeria

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has called for urgent steps to be taken in addressing the numerous security challenges confronting the nation. He was particularly worried about the current bloodshed in some parts of the country. “We have witnessed so much bloodshed through communal clashes and conflicts that need urgent actions to...

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers/Herders' Crisis In Benue

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed to the media and public Commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the Fallouts of the recent farmers/herders' clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of...

Titi Atiku Calls For End To Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

Wife of former Vice President, Titi Abubarkar Atiku has condemned the spate of senseless killings in different parts of Nigeria. She said the killings have become one too many and heartbreaking for her and other women as mothers. Atiku spoke on the sidelines of an event aimed at promoting women's engagement in...


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