Health Minister, wife contracts Coronavirus

April 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Israel’s health minister, Yaakov Litzman, and his wife Chava have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the ministry of health which made the announcement on Tuesday, Litzman and his wife are both in good condition. “Litzman and his wife feel well, are receiving treatment and will be quarantined and supervised,” the ministry said. Owing to Litzman’s diagnosis, Benjamin Netanyahu, prime Read More

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Border closure good for textiles industry – Jibrin

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Life Patron of Nigerian Textiles Manufacturers Association (NTMA), Senator Walid Jibrin, has commended the partial closure of the nation’s land borders by the federal government, noting that it can ensure revival of moribund textiles industries and keep the surviving ones afloat. Senator Jibrin, who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) urged the Read More

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Declare State of Emergency on human rights, security – HURIWA tasks Buhari

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has tasked President Mohammadu Buhari to declare a State of Emergency on the poor state of human rights and the collapse of law enforcement in the country. Addressing a press conference, Wednesday in Abuja, HURIWA National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko said, “the human rights situation in Nigeria has deteriorated requiring the Read More

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Mungonu and Nigeria’s security strategy

February 8, 2020 Editorial III 0

One of the desires of Nigerians before President Muhammadu Buhari came on board in 2015 was the need to tinker with and modernise the country’s security architecture which was then at its lowest ebb. While not a few persons had expected the newly sworn in president to quickly change the heads of security agencies, the office of the National Security Read More

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Nigerians react as NASS says ‘There’s grumbling in the military, service chiefs have overstayed’

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

Angered by the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, federal lawmakers across party lines Wednesday called for immediate removal of all the service chiefs. This is as the Senate, through resolutions, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a national security emergency and also summoned the Inspector General of Police Mohammad Adamu to appear before it in plenary next week Wednesday on the Read More

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Re: Boko Haram: Memo to President Buhari on service chiefs

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I read the letter written by Mr. Yushau A. Shuaib titled: Boko Haram: Memo to President Buhari on service chiefs on the internet. If the letter was written by some other person who I didn’t know, I would not have given it any attention. He was accurate in capturing the dates of birth and commission of all the service chiefs Read More

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One week after FG, S/West truce on Amotekun: Senate backs community policing, summons IGP, others

January 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate Tuesday threw its weight behind community policing in addressing the worsening security situation in the country. The body also said it would soon summon the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu and other security chiefs for thorough dissection of the problem with a view to finding lasting solution to the seemingly endless security challenges. The lawmakers’ position came Read More

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No mutiny among troops of 159 Battalion –Army

January 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked the report that its troops deployed at Geidam in Yobe state allegedly threatened to abandon their duty post over neglect by military authorities. The Army’s operations media coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, stated this said in a statement on Friday in Abuja, adding that troops had reiterated their loyalty and commitment to serving their fatherland against Read More

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The task before new NDA commandant

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

 The mlitary is about the only carreer with emphatic, consistent and specialised training institutions with the responsibility of moulding men and women into future leaders. From the West Point, the US military academy, to Sandhurst in the UK, the goal is the same: training young men and women who would imbibe the spirit of hard work and discipline in the Read More

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Security: Beyond weapons and drills

November 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is part of the duty of the military 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

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DHQ, film makers partner to correct narratives on military

November 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) and the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) have commenced collaboration to engage the Nigerian movie industry to tell the story of Nigerian military in correct perspectives through movies. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, disclosed this at an interactive meeting between stakeholders in the Nigeria film industry and Defence Department of Civil Military Cooperation, in Read More

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DICON: Time to get serious

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

All over the world, armed forces have pioneered efforts in research, development and production. These efforts have led to innovations, inventions that have changed the nature of warfare. Using technology from the 1.0 revolution through 2.0, 3.0 and now 4.0 revolution, countries have developed arms, armaments and other war needs. In achieving this, nations establish defence industries and military industrial Read More

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Kaduna: We’ll give DICON necessary support – el-Rufai

October 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has reiterated his commitment to give necessary support to Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) for it to fully achieve the dream of its founding fathers. The governor stated this during a courtesy visit to his office by the Director- General Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Maj.-Gen Victor Ezugwu, in Kaduna last week. Read More

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Magashi: Fighting insurgency in the next level

October 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

When he hinted that he would be rolling over a number of his ministers from his first term cabinet, not a few Nigerians had hoped that President Muhammadu Buhari should at least, make an exception of the strategic Ministry of Defence. There was the gaping need for the rejigging of the nation’s security architecture to enhance its capacity in the Read More

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Needed: A national security policy for Nigeria

October 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The recent statement credited to the Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to the effect that Nigeria lacks a national security policy should serve as a wake up call to the nation’s security apparatchik. The governor’s postulation raises the fundamental issue of the seemingly intractable rising insecurity in the country and the dire need to formulate a national security Read More

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2020 Budget: What is there for defence and security?

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

On October 8, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2020 Appropriation Bill to the joint  session of the National Assembly, tagged: ‘Budget of Sustaining Growth and Job Creation’. The President listed the budget priorities to include: ‘fiscal consolidation; strengthening the nation’s macroeconomic environment; investing in critical infrastructure; human capital development and enabling institutions in key job creating sectors; incentivizing private Read More

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Centrality of Surveyor-General’s Office in national security

September 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria is being thwacked by twisted situation of insecurity. For sure, the citizens have been hesitant of the enormous challenges confronting the government of Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts geared to attain national reconstruction and sustainable socioeconomic growth and development. The zeal and commitment of the President in tackling the socioeconomic ills of the country is apparent, his Political will has been Read More

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Magashi’s key task at defence ministry

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The long awaited list of the ministerial nominees for the second term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was released with excitement and at the same time uncertainty in some quarters. When the full list was eventually released, the public could only speculate and match certain names to certain ministries because the presidency kept a tight lid on the Read More

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NCC trains Nigerians on cyber security

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to sensitise telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime and the need for them to be more conscious of threats in the cyberspace when carrying out financial transactions or any other activity online. This was demonstrated during the 109th edition of the monthly Consumer Outreach Programme (COP) held in Osogbo, Read More

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FG, states streamlining security in North-West – Presidency

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is working with Northwestern state governments in pursuing an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion following the infiltration of bandits into areas, otherwise secure. This is coming on the heels of the recent killing of 34 persons in an attack on Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa communities in Shinkafi Local Government Read More

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NCC warns Telecom coy on sale of registered SIM cards

May 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned the telecommunication companies, SIM registration agents and dealers over the sale of pre-registered SIM cards as it pose threat to national security. The NCC director of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, Mr. Efosa Idehen, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Salihu Abdu gave the warning while speaking during a one-day regional sensitisation workshop on Read More

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Only indigenous firms, professionals ‘ll execute sensitive projects – Fashola

May 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the federal government’s resolve to use indigenous professionals and firms in the design and execution of sensitive projects, especially those that involved in national security. Fashola who stated this in Abuja at a Colloquium, organised by Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON ) revealed that the government’s resolution only allowed foreign experts to Read More

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Interrogating the relevance of NCC to national security

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The spate of kidnappings, banditry and  other security challenges in parts of the country have generated heated criticisms against the federal government and some of its institutions, including the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), the regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that telephony Mobile Network  Operators (MNOs) do their business in conformity with the laws of the country. The federal government responded Read More

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Nigerian Army releases Daily Trust editor

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Maiduguri bureau chief of Daily Trust newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was detained by the Army on Sunday, has been released, the paper confirmed yesterday. Abubakar was arrested alongside a reporter for the newspaper by armed soldiers who raided Daily Trust’s offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Maiduguri. The reporter, Ibrahim Sawab, had earlier been released, but the army kept Read More

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Insurgency: Army vows to protect children, women in North-east

December 23, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has restated its commitment to continue to safeguard the lives of women and children in the north eastern part of the country. This was made known by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General TY Buratai, at a media parley with Guild of Editors and media influencers in Nigeria. The event took place at the Command Guest Read More