Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 House keeper 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

Cybersecurity key to digital economy — DG NITDA

May 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has said that cybersecurity is critical in a digital economy as it would secure Nigeria’s cyber space and build the confidence of the citizenry. Abdullahi made this known during a Webinar in commemoration of the agency’s 20th anniversary organised by Digital Jewel with the theme: “Cyber Risk and Cybersecurity” Read More

NAF at 57: Buhari inducts 3 JF-17 aircraft

May 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of activities marking the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 57th anniversary celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inducted three new JF-17 Thunder Multi-role fighter aircraft into the inventory of the NAF to boost its operation. Performing the ceremony in Makurdi during the anniversary grand finale, Buhari said that the Service has fulfilled its constitutional mandate of defending the nation’s Read More

National Security office, ActionAid Nigeria collaborate to strengthen PCVE implementation

May 20, 2021 House keeper 0

The coordinator, Counter Terrorism Center of the National Security Adviser, Rear Admiral Yem Musa has assured Nigerians that the office is collaborating with ActionAid Nigeria to promote synergy and strengthen Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) implementation in Nigeria.  Rear Admiral Musa, who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the Stakeholders Consultative Forum on PCVE implementation in Nigeria, noted Read More

Blue economy: Wike applauds NIMASA’s strategy

May 19, 2021 House keeper 0

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for designing and pursuing a Blue Economy strategy purposed to replace the current oil economy in about 10 years. Wike stated this in Port Harcourt, when he received the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who was on a courtesy visit. The governor said Read More

NAF, NAFOWA, strengthening military synergy

May 19, 2021 Adaeze Umunna 0

One of the factors noted previously by some observers in Nigeria’s fight against insurgency and other forms of crime is the absence of synergy by the different security agencies. It was an open fact that they existed animosity between and among Nigeria’s security agencies and their unwillingness to share intelligence, thereby hampering effort at effectively combating the Boko Haram insurgency Read More

NITDA warns against use of sensitive information on Whatsapp

May 18, 2021 House keeper 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has mooted plans to pitch indigenous and alternative social media platforms for Nigeria as Whatsapp data privacy policy becomes “questionable.” In a statement by NITDA head, corporate affairs and external relations Mrs Hadiza Umar said, since Facebook acquired Whatsapp in February 2014. Whatsapp shared a reviewed Privacy Policy on 4th January 2021, informing Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to storm France, meets Macron on insecurity

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which would focus on reviewing African economy, following shocks from Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. The Summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, would draw major stakeholders in the Read More

No foreign interference able to undermine rule of law in Hong Kong

May 14, 2021 Zhong Sheng 0

The rule of law is never to be played with, and those who go against the laws shall never escape punishment. The District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) recently sentenced Joshua Wong Chi-fung, an instigator of the Hong Kong riots, as well as other three persons, four to ten months in jail for participating in an Read More

NAF at 57: To induct new aircraft, launch telemedicine facility

May 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to induct a new aircraft in Makurdi and launch its telemedicine facility in Abuja, as part of activities to mark its 57th anniversary celebration, which will take place from 14th to 20th May 2021.The chairman, organizing committee for the anniversary , Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, who made this known in a press briefing Read More

NIMASA, army to train journalists on defense reporting

May 11, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Army have announced a plan to cooperate on the training and retraining of journalists and other public communication practitioners in the country’s security sector. This was the highpoint of a meeting in Lagos between the Management of NIMASA, led by the Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and a team Read More

Lawmaker confirms impeachment move against Buhari

May 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A member of the National Assembly representing Gwer East federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Mark Gbillah, Monday confirmed that impeachment move was eventually moved against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the administration’s failure to respond to issues of national security.  Gbillah who is the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), spoke on a private radio station, Read More

Insecurity: Between Ortom’s crocodile tears and the Presidency

May 6, 2021 Simon Wayo 0

Governor of Benue state, Mr. Samuel Ortom is a disingenuous thespian. He seeks to recreate the absurdist theatre of ancient Greek, but replicates it very poorly. But in his die-hard posture of dramatizing the bizarre, the Governor competes for fame, which sophistry has outclassed Sophocles, the great Greek playwright. Governor Ortom is recognized nationally and even globally, as the master Read More

NAF strategising to meet changing security environment – Amao

April 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nlgerian Airforce says it is strategizing to deal with current and emerging security challenges facing the nation. According to a statement by NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Thursday, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, stated this in Abuja at a three-day retreat for operational unit commanders with the theme ‘Harnessing NAF Airpower Capabilities Read More

Senate gives finance minister, AGF, others 6 days to N7.5bn ‘secret withdrawal’

April 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts, has given the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and Office of National Security Adviser, Tuesday next week to give explanation on alleged secret withdrawal of N7.5 billion from the 2 percent National Automotive Council Design and Development Council (NADDC) Levy Account domiciled with Central Bank of Read More

Between DSS and regional separatists

April 27, 2021 House keeper 0

Repeated warnings by the DSS to “persons and groups” whose utterances and activities persistently constitute provocative disruptions of the ethno-religious environment and threaten harmonious co-existence of the majority common folks of this country, were beginning to sound monotonous and unconvincing until “guilty conscience” forced the prime suspects out of their deceptive demeanor. Lingering questions about “who” or “which” persons and Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill 3 kidnapped Greenfield University students

April 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Armed bandits have shot three abducted Greenfield university students dead. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan disclosed this on Friday. He said, “In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students. “The remains of three students were found Read More

PDP laments fresh killings in Zamfara, insists on state, community policing

April 23, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the Tuesday night’s massacre of no fewer than 30 in simultaneous bandit attacks on four villages in two local government areas of Zamfara state. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday also bemoans the killing of a staff as well as abduction of unknown number of students of Greenfield Read More

Pantami: DSS disowns ex-director, Amachree

April 23, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service (DSS), has dissociated itself from the statement accredited to a former DSS Director, Dennis Amachree, on plans by the United States to place the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on no-fly list. DSS, Director of Public Relations, Dr Peter Afunanya, told journalists in Abuja, that Amachree’s statement does not reflect the Read More

Adopt 21st century military infrastructure, technology in enhancing national security— NITDA

April 22, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi have advised the Nigerian Army to adopt 21st century military infrastructure and technology in enhancing national security. The DG stated this Wednesday when he received Chief of Defence Communications Nigerian Army, Major General Elvis Njoku and his team who were at the corporate headquarters of the Agency to seek Read More

Revoke of $1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery contract, Olofinmoyin urges FG

April 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A former military administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (rtd), Tuesday appealed to the federal government to revoke the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery turn around maintenance (TAM) contract. The former MILAD made the call on the heels of the Dangote refinery coming up stream before the turn around maintenance (TMA) is concluded. He stated that the refinery contract Read More

Anxiety in US as China creates first major digital currency

April 7, 2021 House keeper 0

A cyber yuan gives Beijing power to track spending in real time. Importantly, it’s money that isn’t linked to the dollar-dominated global financial system. Cyber Yuan vs Bitcoin and Altcoins The cyber yuan is a government-sponsored digital currency designed to track the movement of every penny. Bitcoin promotes anonymity. Apps like Apple Pay, Venmo, Paypal, and Google Pay just facilitate Read More