Insecurity: Dambazau calls for total reform of security sector

August 16, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and former Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), has called for total reform of the security sector to deal decisively with Bandits, Terrorists and other criminals causing insecurity in Nigeria. Dambazau, the 17 COAS made the call at the ongoing 2021 Blueprint Annual Public Lecture And Impact Series holding at International Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to hold zonal commandants responsible for attacks on govt facilities

August 9, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following incessant attacks on public infrastructures across the country by the unknown gunmen and terrorists, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has held a strategi security meeting with zonal and state Commandants. At the meeting, the Commandant General of the Corps Ahmed Abubabar Audi, said henceforth, both state Commandants and Zonal Commanders would be Read More

Yahaya Bello queries LG chair, suspends traditional ruler over insecurity

July 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the recent security breach Ajaokuta area of Kogi state, the state governor Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect. The governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply Read More

Gov’ship poll: NSCDC deploys 11,226 personnel for security in Osun

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed  11,226 officers and men to effectively cover the 3,763 polling units, collation centres, flash points as well as critical national assets and infrastructure in all the 31 Local Government Areas of the state. Commandant-General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, who gave Read More

Insecurity: APC Professionals demand review of security strategies

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum has asked the federal government to, as matter of urgency, review security strategies, training and re-training security operatives to be able to tackle the menace of insecurity across the country. The forum also urged Nigerians to share intelligence and information with security operatives that will help arrest current insecurity situations in parts of Read More

2023: Zamfara APC demands commitment from Tinubu over insecurity

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

  As part of conditions to mobilise support for him, the members and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked presidential candidate of the party Bola Ahmed Tinubu to show them commitment on how to quickly end the insecurity ravaging the state and the North-west zone if elected president next year. The stakeholders made the demand during Read More

2023: NSCDC plans new strategies to combat electoral violence, insecurity

June 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Security and Security Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it will deploy new strategies to address electoral voilence and put an end to insecurity in the country. Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said this Thursday in Abuja at the quarterly Commandant General’s Conference, held at the Corps headquarters. The conference brought  together Read More

Nigeria at crossroad, APC women group laments insecurity

June 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) women group, under the aegis of Aunty Zee 774, has decried the spate of insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria is at a crossroad. Speaking during an advocacy and awareness campaign at the APC national secretariat, Wednesday in Abuja, the coordinator of the group, Ms. Ann Agom-Eze, said women across the country strongly believed that Read More

How Nigeria can defeat insecurity, restore peace, order – Buratai

June 11, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), has called for comprehensive measures with all stakeholders playing key roles, if Nigeria was to effectively tackle insecurity and restore peace and order. Nigeria currently faces various forms of insecurity in different parts of the country such as insurgency in the North East, banditry and kidnapping in the North Read More

Why insecurity festers in Nigeria – SDP presidential candidate

June 2, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has blamed the federal and state governments for prolonged shades of insecurity in the country. According to Adebayo, it is governments measure to distract Nigerians while the officials of government loot the resources. Prince Adebayo said this on Thursday, when he gave a lecture on the Read More

With insecurity, northern children no longer ambitious – IBM Haruna

A former chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum and ex- federal commissioner for information and culture, Major-General Ibrahim Bata Malagwi Haruna (retd), has bemoaned the prevailing security challenges in the northern part of the country. He also said failed leadership systems in the country discouraged youths in the region from assuming leadership responsibility.  Similarly, the 82-year-old former minister blamed the combination of failures Read More

Easter: NSCDC deploys personnel to flash points nationwide

April 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the Easter celebration, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has ordered for massive deployment of personnel from state commands, zonal commands and the national headquarters to suspected flash points across the country. The Corps boss assured that his organisation will beef up security in places of worship, recreational facilities, Read More

Monguno, partnership and National security

March 1, 2022 Editor 0

Between January 31 and February 2, 2022, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, along with his United Kingdom counterpart, Sir Stephen Lovegrove, hosted an inaugural Dialogue in Support of Security and Defence Partnership between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The event, which was held in London, featured defence staff talks and a cross-government forum on human rights. In a Read More

Abdulsalami on state-of-the-nation: Poor Nigerians can’t bear trauma of fuel price hike

January 21, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Ex- Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) has warned against any fuel price hike, saying such a decision would push Nigerians into further poverty. The former Nigerian leader, who also said the nation was at the crossroads, noted that the rising unemployment among youth could cause a conflagration far worse that the EndSARS. Abubakar spoke in Abuja Thursday at the 19th Daily Trust Read More

Insecurity: NIA advocates law to allow private security bear arms

November 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has called for a legislative framework to empower private licensed security personnel to bear arms. Director General of the NIA, Ahmed Abubakar, made the call in Abuja while speaking at the 1st Nigerian Private Security Industry Summit. Abubakar, who was represented by Mr Ayuba Kadafar, said private licensed security companies should also be legally empowered Read More

Zungeru, Kashimbila hydro power projects for commissioning Dec – FG

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, declared Tuesday that the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power projects would be ready by December this year. Aliyu stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Power, to defend his ministry’s 2022 budget estimates. He however explained that lack of adequate rainfall this year to power the turbines could prevent it from Read More

AGM: Group alleges plot to unleash thugs on NBBF stakeholders

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

A group of sports enthusiasts under the aegis of Nigerian Sports Advanced Group (NSAG) has alleged that the outgoing President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Ahmed Musa Kida, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is planning to unleash thugs on stakeholders who are perceived not to be working for Kida to return as the Read More

Muslims perform absentee funeral prayers for Zamfara speaker’s father

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged on the resident of the Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father who died in bandits den. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas consultative forum Sheik Abubakar Fari, prominent Islamic scholars, top government officials. In an interview Read More

Economy: Coalition stages rally, hails Buhari, Emefiele

September 22, 2021 Editor 0

Teaming members of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday September 22, 2021, staged a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for their tact in handling Nigeria’s economy amidst global pandemic COVID-19. In his address during the rally held at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap many students, teachers in Zamfara

September 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

Suspected group of recalstrant unrepentant Bandits on Wednesday stormed Government Day Secondary school Kaya in Maradun local government area, and kidnapped over 100 students alongside some of their teachers during school hours. A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity told our Correspondent via telephone conversation that the Bandits stormed the school premises around 11:00am began shooting indiscriminately on air Read More

Zamfara: Matawalle accuses APC chieftain of planning to destabilise state

August 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammd 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has Saturday accused an APC chieftain in the state for planning to hire thugs to stage massive protest in Gusau on Monday with a view to destabilising the state. The Governor raised the alarm at the official flagg-off ceremony for the award of 2020/2021 UBE/ZSUBEC projects at Government House.He said, intelligence report available to Read More

Matawalle laments over resurgence of bandits’ attacks in Zamfara

August 26, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has lamented the resurgence of Banditry in the state. He then called on security personnel to redouble efforts in the fight against armed bandits terrorising the state. The governor who spoke through a state broadcast, Wednesday, described the resurgence of the activities of unrepentant armed bandits in the state as inhumane and callous Read More