NASFAT missioner receives doctorate degree in commerce

September 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Chief Missioner Nasrul -L-lahi Fathi Society (NASFAT) (Abuja branch) Mallam Sharafdeen Aliagan has received a doctorate degree award in Commerce and Enterprises Development from the Institute for Commerce Research and Enterprises Development (ICRED). The cleric, while speaking to journalists weekend after receiving the award in Abuja, said he could now speak with authority and principles of commerce and enterprises for Read More

Kano: We’re employing private initiatives in fight against crimes – Group

September 27, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Darmanawa/Tudun Fulani Development Association in Tarauni local government area of Kano state, Dr. Mustapha Mohammed Yahaya, has said his association is currently using private initiatives in bursting community crimes. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the distribution of uniforms and other supporting items to members of the vigilante group in the area, Yahaya said the exercise was being effected on annual Read More

NSN attributes high cost of foodstuff to Covid-19, insecurity

September 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) has attributed the rising cost of staple food in the country to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as banditry, Boko Haram and Fulani herders’ attacks that have scared farmers from farming. The Society’s president, Prof. Wasiu Afolabi, who stated this at a press conference as part of their annual scientific conference Read More

Int’l Peace Day: NWMN charges govt on security

September 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Women Mediators Network (NWMN) has expressed deep concerns over what it termed “exacerbating insecurity, threats to life, properties and wanton loss of lives across the six geopolitical zones in the country. This was contained in a statement by its management to commemorate the International Day of Peace with the theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. The Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

X-raying military’s renewed onslaught against bandits

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

The federal government recently shut down telecom services in Zamfara to enable security agencies to flush out bandits and other criminal elements terrorising the state. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the successes of the military’s offensive.      For many years, some states in the North-west of Nigeria have been facing myriads of security challenges, ranging from armed group violence Read More

Onslaught against bandits yielding results-Air Chief

September 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the current onslaught against bandits and their activities is yielding results.Amao also charged the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) to remain focused disciplined and extra- vigilant until the security situation improves.A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Read More

It’s too late, Matawalle reveals why he made u-turn on amnesty for bandits

September 11, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Days after telecommunication network was cut off, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that window of amnesty he gave bandits has expired. Matawalle said the decision became necessary after the bandits failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by the state government. The governor who spoke on Friday after attending in Gusau, the state capital said, Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

No going back on anti-open grazing law, Akeredolu tells Miyetti Allah

September 9, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has condemned the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for asking the federal government and the National Assembly to stop the implementation of anti-open grazing law enacted in the state. The governor in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties & Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said Akeredolu described the threat Read More

LG autonomy will end kidnapping, banditry others – NULGE

September 7, 2021 Moses John 0

“As of today, we have been bedevilled by insecurity, poverty, deprived and engulfed by unemployment because of the failing system at the local government,” National President Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Comrade Olatunji Ambali has said. Comrade Ambali stated this during a nationwide prayers for autonomy of local government in Nigeria at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Breaking: Zamfara govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew, shut down schools

September 1, 2021 Editor 0

Reports say the Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state. The government has also shut down all schools, operating in all the local governments in the state. The latest development is happening following bandits’ invasion of Kaya town in Maradun Local Area of the state on Wednesday morning, where a yet-to-be-ascertained number of pupils were abducted from Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Bauchi gov can calm PDP storm, northern youth leaders tell Obasanjo

August 30, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), an umbrella of 42 Arewa groups, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other Nigerian leaders to prevail on the Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, to clam the storm within the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a statement, signed by NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, dated Sunday Read More

Banditry: Niger gov Sani-Bello advocates states’ joint operations

August 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of states to end activities of bandits and kidnappings. The governor said this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government area of the state deserted by members of the community for the pas one year due to banditry activities. He said: “There is the need for synergy Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

Irabor allays fear on surrendered terrorists, says attack on NDA criminal

August 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has described the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) officers’ residential quarters as criminal. He said “It is criminal activities associated with the normal banditry action which the military was already on the matter.” The CDS equally allayed the fears of the general public on the ongoing mass surrendering of Boko Read More

Insecurity: Govt’s effort not only below expectations but discriminatory– CAN president

August 23, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

The president, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) His Eminence, Dr Samson Ayokunle on Monday took a swipe at federal government’s effort at fighting insecurity especially banditry in the country, saying it as not only below the expectations, but largely discriminatory. He noted that presently in Nigeria, God is the only refuge of His people and not the government. He spoke Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

FG employing digital technology to tackle insecurity- Magashi

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has said the federal government is leveraging on digital technologies for enhanced national security architecture. A statement by the minister’s media aide, Mohammad Abdulkadri, quoted Magashi as saying this Monday, at the Course 29 graduation lecture of the National Defence College, Abuja. While soliciting the supports of all Nigerians and  friendly nations  to Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Anglican cleric laments hardship, insecurity in Nigeria

August 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Afikpo in Ebonyi state, Rev. Paul Udogu, weekend lamented hardship faced by Nigerians across the country. He called on both federal and state governments to be sensitive to the suffering and welfare of the masses.  Bishop Udogu spoke during the 5th Synod of the Church held at the Church Cathedral in Afikpo, Afikpo North local Read More