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Insecurity: Group unveils emergency security mobile device

November 26, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

PrimeAlert Secure Ltd has unveiled a new mobile device ‘PrimeAlert Lifesafer’ to tackle security emergency situation across the country . The device is also aimed at reducing high rate of kidnapping, armed robbery, and other violent crimes. The Chief Executive Officer, PrimeAlert Secure Ltd, Hon. Tony Nwulu, at the formal launching of the apps on Wednesday in Abuja said the Read More

Air force kill 83 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara forests

November 25, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters said that the Nigerian Air Force component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed 83 bandits while several others sustain gunshot injuries during an air interdiction at Birnin Kogo forest in Katsina state and Ajah forest in Zamfara state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen. John Enenche said in a statement Wednesday that the air strikes were conducted  Read More

2 bandit leaders surrender, submit 10 AK 47 rifles to military

November 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

…as Air Force kills several in Kaduna forest Two leaders of bandits terrorizing villages in Katsina state have denounced banditry and surrendered 10 AK 47 rifles to the state government. The bandits’ leaders, Saleh Tururuwa and Muhammadu Sani Magaji, hail from Illela village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state, according to Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Read More

Edo: Gunmen kill 2 policemen, kidnap deputy gov’s brother

November 11, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly taken Fredrick Shaibu, the younger brother of Edo state deputy governor, Hon. Phillip Shaibu, hostage. Fredrick was said to have been kidnapped at about 7.30am on Tuesday at Aruogba area,  Iriri. He was said to be taking his kids to school when the gunmen struck. A witness who craved for anonymity said the Read More

As NAF constructs runway, deploys UCAVs to Zamfara…

November 9, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

For over two year now, Zamfara state in North West Nigeria has become the hotbed of banditry.  Day after day the outlaws had held the state by the jugular, killing and kidnapping tens of people, and rendered thousands homeless. Their activities overwhelmed the Police and other security agencies whose mandates were to maintain internal security.   But in recent times Read More

Former President Jonathan, Diri blame Politicians for thuggery, insecurity

November 9, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

…Advocate electronic voting Former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri have lampooned politicians who promote thuggery and cultism as a means of winning elections in the country. The two leaders who spoke at the weekend during the Third Synod of the Diocese of Ogbia at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Otakeme, called for the Read More

Govs not doing enough to address yourh unemployment – DG NILDS

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman is the director general of National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS ). In this interview with UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB and  select journalists, he talks about youth restiveness and sundry issues.  With your experience in office, how do you think Nigeria’ s democracy can be deepened?   Sixty years of independence is full of ups and Read More

Nasarawa police confirm release of 17 kidnapped victims

November 3, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state police command Monday, confirmed the released of the 17 persons that were kidnapped in a mosque in Gwargwada-Sabo village in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa local government area of Nasarawa state. The police public relations officer of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel confirmed this in Lafia. He said, “I don’t know whether ransom was paid, all I Read More

Northern govs seek governance roles for monarchs, social media censorship

November 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern governors have called for formal governance roles for traditional rulers, while urging for government’s control and censorship of social media to address insecurity and forestall recurrence of recent breakdown of law and order. This was the resolution of a Northern States Governors Forum meeting with Northern States Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Speaker House of Reps, Read More

Challenges of foreign private investment in Nigeria

October 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has witnessed a steady decline in Foreign Direct Investment in recent time. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, Foreign Direct Investment was USD1.19 billion in 2018 while only USD934.34 million was received in 2019. Several reasons account for this trend, including drop in global oil and commodity prices, poor macroeconomic policies, insecurity and currency volatility. One Read More

Release N10bn to victims of banditry, Zamfara urges FG

October 28, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara governor, Bello Muhammed (Matawallen Maradu) has appealed to the federal government to release the N10 billion special intervention funds promised the state for the support to victims of banditry and flood disasters. In a statement signed by the press secretary to the governor, Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji, the governor made the appeal Monday during a special town hall meeting Read More

Vigilante commander’s wife, son abducted in Jigawa

October 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

The wife and son of a vigilante deputy commander, Abdullahi Suleiman, were abducted Monday in Dutse, Jigawa state capital, residents and police said. The police said they have rescued the son while efforts are ongoing to get the mother. Residents said the gunmen invaded their target residence located in Galamawa community along airport road around midnight. The community is located Read More

Beyond the #EndSARS protests

October 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the #EndSARS protests continue to gather momentum there is suspicion that either the protests being held across the country are politically motivated or have a tacit support of some prominent Nigerians who want to cash on from the situation for their own political benefit. The proponents of this theory agree that government has already yielded to the protesters’ demand, scrapped Read More

#EndSARS: Military warns against violent protest, assures citizens of safety

October 15, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday warned that the military would not allow any attempt by individual or group to undermine the nation’s democracy. It, however, assured citizens of their safety, and urged them to go about their normal activities without fear of intimidation or harassment. This was contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Read More

Gunmen 2 medical doctors in Kogi

October 9, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Two medical doctors working in Kogi state have been kidnapped by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Kogi Eastern Senatorial District. The victims were identified as Dr. Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Dr. Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba. Dr. Aduku  was kidnapped at Ankpa on October 6, while Dr. Mgbahurike was  abducted from his hospital in Read More

Banditry: Stakeholders are not helping matters

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The rural areas of Katsina state are still the killing field that they have been for the past several years. For Jibia and Batsari LGAs where I have been following, bandit attacks are almost a daily occurrence; while you are grieving with the attack on one village you are very likely to hear about the killing/abduction in another rural settlement. Read More

Bandits kidnap bakery owner’s bride in Katsina village

October 7, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Armed bandits Wednesday kidnapped a bride of Ahmed Mohammed, owner of Safiya Bread in Kafinsoli village of Kankia local government area of Katsina state. “The bandits stormed the village at about 12:00pm in large numbers and operated for three hours before they whisked away the bride on motorcycle. Balarabe Musa, a resident of Kafinsoli, told newsmen who visited Kafinsoli village Read More

Troops kill 2 bandits along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

October 5, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation THUNDER STRIKE Sunday killed two bandits along Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The troops who were deployed at Rijana,  a community few kilometers to Kaduna engage the bandits after “credible intelligence” revealed suspected  bandits movement towards Abuja-Kaduna expressway, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed in a statement Monday morning. He said the troops “swiftly mobilized to the Read More

Troops arrest 30 bandits, kill several in Katsina, Zamfara

September 28, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have killed several bandits and arrested 30 bandits, collaborators and suppliers in several operations conducted across Katsina and Zamfara states. The troops also rescued a young girl at a forest in Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state, during an operation. Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations disclosed this while presenting, in a statement, an Read More

Police parade 17 principal, teachers, supervisors, for WAEC malpractices

September 25, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police has arrested 17 suspects including school principals, teachers and supervisors allegedly apprehended while engaging in examination malpractices during the just concluded West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) across the country. The suspects were parading before journalists, by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Friday at the Force headquarters, Abuja. Mba said police investigation indicated that Read More

Troops rescue 8 months baby, kill 21 bandits in Katsina village

September 25, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have killed 21 bandits and rescued  three person,  including a eight months baby,  during an “aggresive” operation in Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state. The operation was executed on September 24, 2020, father the troops received a credible information on bandits attack in the village,  Brig. Gen.  Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director Read More

Security: Going beyond weapons and drills

September 25, 2020 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

It is part of the duty of military forces to be deployed to confront security challenges at home or abroad. For developed countries, the scope of deployment has been operations in foreign lands, while developing nations are saddled with the responsibility of internal security operations as well as peace keeping operations. One of the lessons learnt by commanders in various Read More

After Edo triumph: PDP BoT chairman upbeat on Ondo poll

September 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of next month’s Ondo state guber election, Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has expressed optimism that the party’s victory in Edo state was a sign of better things to come. Senator Walid, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a free, fair and transparent election in Edo state, said PDP was on Read More

Gunmen kill Plateau monarch, slay 5 in Benue

The District Head of Foron in Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state, Bulus Chuwang Jang, has been killed by gunmen. The sad development coincides with a similar incident in Benue where five persons have been killed gunmen suspected to be herders. Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders in neighbouring Heipang District of Barkin Ladi LGA, Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the Read More