20 % of police personnel are lazy – AIG

February 9, 2018 By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

  Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde, has disclosed that the police hierarchy was taking measures to address issues of indolence and poor output among the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force. Akintunde, who made this known yesterday during a familiarisation visit to Bayelsa state Police Command, said study by the Police headquarters Read More

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Death of about-to-wed groom: Edo’s day of rage

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ruth and David Okojie would have consummated their love via wedding by tomorrow, Saturday, February 10, but for the mishap that turned their bliss into sour, as overzealous corps reportedly terminated the bridegroom’s life, on Tuesday morning over an alleged N200 bribe. PATRICK AHANOR reports The excitement of Ruth and David Okojie, ahead of their planned wedding scheduled for next Read More

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Communal violence: Have Nigerian authorities responded promptly?

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna state have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone. SADIQ ABUBAKAR, using the recent Amnesty International report on the incessant herders, farmers’ violence, ponders whether the responses by the Nigerian security agents are quick enough to quell the carnage Said Amnesty International, at least, 35 persons Read More

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FG can no longer take sole responsibility for security of Nigerians – Osinbajo

February 8, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

*Says states’ll not be forced to provide land for colonies Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the federal government cannot realistically provide security from the centre in view of the country’s estimated 180 million population and the inability to meet United Nations’ standard of one policeman to 400 persons ratio. Speaking at the opening session of the two-day Read More

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THEATRE COMMANDER OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE INSPECTS ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

February 8, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas has on Wednesday, inspected the progress of road construction into Sambisa Forest and adjoining towns, being undertaken by the Engineering component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Nigerian  Army Maiduguri, in a statement Thursday said the roads construction which runs from Gwoza to Yamteke  through Bita and into the Sambisa also involves Read More

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Police hierarchy takes measures to address poor output

February 8, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde has announced that the Police hierarchy is taking measures to address issues of indolence and poor output among the officers and rank and file in the formations of the Nigerian Police Force, urging the police personnel that policing is the best profession in the world. Mr. Akintunde who Read More

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Anti-Boro protests sponsored by opposition party – APC

February 8, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed the recent protest by some youths against the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig.Gen.Paul Boroh, affirming that he is worthy ambassador of President Buhari’s campaign on probity and accountability. The APC from the home Ward of Brig. General.  Paul Boroh in Trofani community of Sagbama Local Government area Read More

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APC youths want Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood sacked

February 8, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…Threaten Buhari over re-election bid The zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has demanded an immediate sack of Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Jimoh Moshood for allegedly calling Benue State governor Samuel Ortom. “a drowning man.” The North-central youth wing of the party also asked that the police spokesman should be made to render a Read More

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Dikwa indigenes commend military on peace

February 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The Nigerian Army has been commended for restoring peace to Dikwa emirate and facilitating the return of victims to their abode. Brigade Commander, Brigade General John Ochai who received some of the returnees said ‘this is a testament that peace has come to stay in Dikwa and its environs; our commitment to protect you from all Read More

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DIKWA COMMUNITY COMMENDS MILITARY FOR RESTORING PEACE IN EMIRATE

February 7, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The Nigerian military have been commended by Dikwa indigenes for restoring peace to Dikwa Emirate – most of whom  returned  home from across the country; mostly south west and south south region of Nigeria. The Brigade Commander, Brigadier General John Ochai who received some of the returnees on Monday said, ‘this is a testament that peace has come to stay Read More

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NAF airlifts rescued hostages from Sambisa forest

February 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Miss Umar Bologi Abuja Following the recaptured of Boko Haram terrorists’ tactical headquarters in Camp Zairo, Sambisa forest, through the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, the Air Force had airlifted rescued hostages for treatment in Maiduguri, Born state. Camp Zairo WA earlier captured by the military in December 2016, but was said to be Read More

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Bayelsa youths demand General Boroh’s Sack

February 6, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Protesting youths in Bayelsa State Tuesday interrupted  activities around Yenagoa and Opokuma  Yenagoa Local Government Councils asking for the removal of the Chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh over alleged non-performance and diversion of funds meant for the proper implementation of the programme. While scores of youths gathered at the Igbogene Area of Yenagoa with calls for Read More

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INFIGHTING CAUSES NORTHEAST GOVERNORS TO SHUN MAIDUGURI TOWN HALL SECURITY MEETING

February 6, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The Northeast Special Town Hall security meetings which were held last Monday in Maiduguri was deserted, as none of the governors in the zone attended the meeting, leaving the host Governor Kashim Shettima only in attendance. The meeting which was considered as timely and important was centered on the security challenges which have been bedeviling the region from 2009 to Read More

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Again, Troops Clear Camp Zairo in Sambisa Forest, Theater Commander says

February 6, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The Theatre commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Nicolas Rogers has disclosed that the Nigerian Army and their Cameroonian Defence Force have successfully cleared  Zairo Camp at the dreaded Sambisa forest. The Theatre Commander made this known Tuesday when he led a delegation of Cameroonian Defence Forces and other commanders of the Operation Lafiya Dole in a courtesy visit to Read More

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26 MORE BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS SURRENDER TO OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

February 5, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

Following ongoing onslaught by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole conducting Operations DEEP PUNCH 2 in the Sambisa forest,  additional 26 insurgents have surrendered to troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.The insurgents who surrendered from the Damboa general area of southern Borno also submitted their weapons to the troops. Parading the surrendered insurgents before  international and local press correspondents, the Theatre Commander Read More

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THEATRE COMMANDER INDUCTS CAMEROONIAN DEFENCE FORCES INTO OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

February 5, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas Sunday led a joint team of Field Commanders from Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Cameroonian Defence Forces to formally receive and induct Cameroonian troops who arrived Gwoza to join in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in the north eastern Nigeria and the borders between Nigeria and Cameroon. Welcoming Read More

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Nigeria, Cameroon harmonise strategies against terrorists

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

A delegation of Field Commanders from the Cameroon Defence Forces on Saturday arrived Maiduguri, the Capital of Borno State and the epicentre of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in north eastern Nigeria. Army spokesperson, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman said the 14 member delegation led by Brig. Gen. Djonkeb Fredrick together with his Nigerian counterpart to harmonise strategy in the ongoing Read More

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Boko Haram completely defeated – Army

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has maintained that the Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents. Nicholas stated this during the inauguration of the Nigeria-Cameroun Military Joint Mission on Saturday in Maiduguri. He disclosed that his troops under the operation DEEP PUNCH II had on Friday dislodged and occupied the insurgents’ tactical ground “Camp Zairo”. Read More

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Military rescues 84, calls on Boko Haram members to surrender

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 84 people held hostage by Boko Haram at Camp Zairo during an operation in the area. It also said it has recovered heavy military weapons from the terrorists in the same area. Thetare Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas disclosed this to journalaists in Maiduguri, Borno state. He said the rescued Read More

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NAF graduates 1,544 trainees in Kaduna

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated 1,544 recruits, who have just successfully completed the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC) 38/2017 at the NAF’s Military Training Centre (MTC), Kaduna. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was the Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honour during the Passing Out Parade (POP) ceremony, stated that the NAF Read More

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Army to conduct more exercises to tackle insecurity

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chief of Army Staff,  Lt.-General. Tukur Buratai says the Nigerian Army  will conduct more exercises this year to tackle some of the security challenges in the country. Speaking after the first quarters route march organised by the Nigerian Army  Garrison in Abuja, the army chief said there no specific exercise targeted at herdmen/clash, the army’s focus will be on provididing Read More

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Commander urges synergy among security agencies

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has urged for synergy among security agencies in the North in order to bring a quick end to insurgency  in the region. The Commander said this during  his meeting with heads of security agencies in Borno State. According to a statement, the  meeting which is the Theatre commander’s maiden meeting with security Read More

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Security Challenges: Army to conduct more exercises in 2018 – Buratai

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Army will conduct more exercises in 2018 to assist civil authorities to deal with internal security challenges in parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. Speaking with newsmen on Friday after leading troops on a 15km Route March, Buratai said Exercises Harbin Kunama III, Crocodile Smile III and Egwu Eke Dance III Read More

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NIA DG : Group says presidency desperate, deceptive

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

A group, the National Patriot’s Forum, has  said   the Presidency, in its seeming desperation to cover up the fraud at the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and defend the wrong appointment of Abubakar Rufai Ahmed as the substantive Director General has been telling unbridled lies and half-truths, using its propaganda machinery A statement by the group noted Thursday that “In a Read More

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