Breaking: Immigration revokes Atiku’s expatriate staff’s residence permit

November 15, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that it has revoked the residence permits of the expatriate staff in about six Nigerian companies, including Intels Nigeria Limited, said to be owned by the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. No reason was given for the latest development. Recall that the government through the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) had earlier terminated the Read More

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Yuletide: Police arrest 28 suspects, move against traffic robbery

November 15, 2017 Tope Musowo 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos The Lagos state Police Command yesterday said it has put strategic measures in place to tackle the wave of traffic robberies in the state, assuring that the command would go all out to ensure a crime free yuletide for Lagosians. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, in a statement, disclosed that about 28 traffic Read More

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NSCDC deploys 15,000 personnel, MSV, others for Anambra poll

November 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Ahead of Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold on the November 18, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has approved the deployment of 15000 personnel, sniffer dogs and Mobile Surveillance Vehicles to ensure a hitch free exercise. According to a statement issued by the Corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, yesterday in Abuja, Read More

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How exercise ‘Crocodile Smile II’ ended in success

November 13, 2017 Aminu Iliyasu 0

By Aminu Iliyasu In line with the Nigerian Army Training Directives 2017, Exercise CROCODILE SMILE II was conducted simultaneously across the Areas of Responsibility (AOR) of 2, 6, 81 and 82 Divisions of the Nigerian Army covering parts of South-West, South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country from 7th – 28th October 2017. The exercise was officially flagged off Read More

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Curbing funding of global terrorism: The role of the financial sector (II)

November 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Concluding part of text of a paper presented by Godwin Emiefele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, at a 4-day International Seminar on “Managing Asymmetry Security Challenges in the 21st Century”, at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, on October 16, 2017. The role of financial sector The role of the financial sector in the national strategy of combating terrorism Read More

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Assassination attempts on Wike, APC stoking anarchy – PDP

November 12, 2017 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that “constant harassment and attempt on the life of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is an open invitation to anarchy and a plan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignite crisis against the state. In a statement Sunday by the Director, PDP’s Publicity Division, Chinwe Nnorom, Governor Wike’s convoy was ambushed Read More

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Editors warn Buhari against using military force in Niger Delta

November 12, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government not to employ the use of military force against the renewed activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, saying such will aggregate the militants. The NGE which also observed the increasing rate of kidnappings and communal clashes, called on security agencies to rise to the occasion. In Read More

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Buhari’s ministers behind renewed militancy in Niger Delta, group alleges 

November 10, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Niger Delta Coalition (NDC) has accused Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Uguru Usani and the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu of complicity in the renewed threat by Niger Delta Avengers to resume bombings of crude oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region. Founder of NDC, Amb. Young Piero who made the Read More

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APC, PDP in bloody clash

November 10, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Heavy gun shots Thursday night rocked Twon Brass, the headquarters of Brass Local Government Council Area of Bayelsa State as two persons were badly Injured.  It was gathered that the clash was between supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the area. The clash, which was reported to be between loyalists of the member representing Read More

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MAN Rector unveils plans for Maritime Academy

November 10, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Newly appointed Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Duja Effedua, has unveiled plans to raise the standard of teaching, learning and infrastructure at the nation’s foremost maritime training institution. Speaking in Lagos, he said, under his watch, the academy will remain focused on delivering on its core mandates to train and certify employable seafarers in Read More

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We rescued 114 victims of human trafficking – Immigration

November 9, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service has disclosed that its command has rescued 114 victims of child trafficking between January and October this year. The Comptroller of Immigration, Oyo state Command, Mrs. Victoria Isangedighi, stated this in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Thursday, during a one-day seminar on “Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking/Child Labour – Combating the Menace and the Way Forward. She Read More

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Shell donates equipment to FRSC in Bayelsa

November 9, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

In line with their corporate social responsibilities, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria  have donated a crash victim extraction equipment to Federal Road Safety Corps, Bayelsa State command this is to enhance quick response to accidents victims. The extractor equipment is to tear metals in case of accident where victims are trapped. Speaking at the presentation ceremony the manager, social Read More

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Buhari inaugurates Armed Forces Council

November 9, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Armed Forces Council, which ratified the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised) Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017 and Harmonized Terms and Condition of Service Soldiers/Rating/Airmen (Revised). Speaking to State House correspondents Thursday after the inauguration of the council, Minister of Defence, retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali, said the council was inaugurated Read More

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Niger Delta: Rumble among militants as FG plans to meet Tompolo

November 9, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Militant groups in the Niger Delta region begins a new row over the alleged secret meeting proposed between the Federal Government led by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs  Pastor Usani Uguru and the Special  Adviser to the President on Niger Delta /Amnesty Coordinator, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh and the foremost former Militant Leader, ‎High Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo over Read More

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FCT police assure on safety of lives, property

November 9, 2017 ogb 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja FCT Police Command has assured members of the public that normalcy has been restored at Wuse and its environs following a misunderstanding that broke out between operatives of the Directorate of Road Transport Services (VIO) Taskforce and cab operators close to Wuse market. A press statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, yesterday in Abuja, Read More

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Father of world’s brainiest family, condemns Nigerian governors using private Jets 

November 8, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Professor Chris Imafidon, the father of the world’s brainiest family, has come down hard on Nigerian governors in the habit of using private jets, blaming them for rampant insecurity in the country.  Imafidon, who is consultant to Presidents , European and American governments, Monarchs and corporate leaders, also condemned the act of arresting internet fraudsters popularly know as “Yahoo Yahoo Read More

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Instrument warfare: Minister wants new security framework

November 8, 2017 Binta Shama 0

  By Binta Shama Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for a new security framework for the nation with the upgrade of instruments of warfare through scientific research and innovation. Onu said this at a lecture delivered for Course 26 Participants, at the National Defence College (NDC) Abuja. Speaking on the theme “ National Read More

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NAF destroys oil barges in Niger Delta

November 8, 2017 Musa Umar Bologi 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that it had destroyed some oil barges, containing stolen oil products, at Adokiakiri community in the Niger Delta. Its spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, who disclosed this yesterday, said illegal oil barges and storage facilities were spotted by the NAF EC-135 Helicopter during an armed reconnaissance mission on Read More

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4 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombings – Police

November 8, 2017 Sadiq Abubakar 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state police command says four people were killed yesterday morning multiple suicide attacks near the state capital, Maiduguri. A spokesman, DSP Victor Isukwu, said in a statement that four teenage girls believed to have been primed by Boko Haram to carry out the attack, did not make it into Maiduguri as they were all killed Read More

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Troops, vigilantes repel Boko Haram in Adamawa community

November 8, 2017 Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola After fierce battles that lasted several hours, Nigerian troops supported by hunters and vigilantes pushed back invading Boko Haram terrorists in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, officials have said. Premium Times reported how suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram on Monday night launched an attack on the village. Fleeing residents Read More

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‘Herders’ rape woman, torch houses in Benue

November 8, 2017 Daniel Agbo 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Suspected herdsmen on Monday attacked and raped a mother of four, (name withheld) in Azege, Tse Ikyoifi in Logo local government area of Benue state. The herdsmen also destroy crops and burnt several houses in the villages and displaced many others in the process. Logo LGA chairman, Richard Nyajom who disclosed this yesterday to newsmen in Read More

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Be patient, FG begs Niger Delta Avengers

November 6, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

*Says challenges in the region being addressed  The federal government has called on the Niger Delta Avengers to be patient and not to disrupt oil and gas operations in the region, saying that efforts are being made to address their grievances. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Read More

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Niger Delta Elders seek dialogue as Militants launch “Operation Red Economy”

November 6, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Niger Delta Elders under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) have reached out to the High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers over the threat of renewed hostilities and bombing of Oil facilities in the region. Olorogun Monday Whiskey the coordinator of public affairs to the group confirmed that they have reached out to the leadership of the Niger Read More

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300 killed by cattle rustlers in Zamfara in 2 years – Yari

November 6, 2017 Sanusi Muhammad 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari said the state has lost over 300 innocent lives to incessant attacks by notorious cattle rustlers between 2013 and 2015. Yari made the disclosure while delivering a keynote address at the formal commissioning of some completed projects at 207 Quick Response Airforce Base, Gusau, the state capital yesterday. The governor said Read More

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