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New measure FG is taking to quickly curb insecurity – Osinbajo

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There is deliberate and comprehensive consolidation of the security situation in order to contain the threats and security concerns in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Osinbajo said this Monday when he received clergymen from the North under the auspices of the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He listed the measures to Read More

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Insurgency, banditry overstretching Nigerian security

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday lamented the activities of insurgency and banditry in Nigeria, which he said are constantly overstretching the security agencies.  Ortom also acknowledged the support of the Nigeria Air Force to health and educational development of the state through the provision of quality healthcare services and secondary education. The governor said this when the Air Read More

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gombe gov honours fallen heroes

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

     Gombe state governor, Alhaji  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Tuesday led other dignitaries in laying of a wreath in commemoration of the 2019/2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Gombe.  The event, which marked the climax of the 2019/2020  Armed Forces  Remembrance Day and Emblem Appeal Fund, was attended by government officials, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and members Read More

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South-west ‘police’ takes off January 9 – Fayemi

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Wednesday said the joint security outfit, “Amotekun,” initiated by the six governors in the zone would commence work January 9. Governor Fayemi, who disclosed this in his New Year message to the people of the state, said the outfit would complement the efforts of the regular security agencies. ”On January 9, 2020, the Western Read More

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Buni lauds military, tasks citizens on Boko Haram attack

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has commended the Nigerian Army, Airforce and other security agencies for their gallantry in the wake of the attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, the state capital on Sunday. A press statement by the Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, said the governor, who has been briefed on the Read More

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Kaduna-Abuja highway safest road in Nigeria – el-Rufai

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the yuletide season approaches, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has urged motorists and passengers to further ply the Kaduna-Abuja highway, noting that it is Nigeria’s safest road, having been cleansed of the kidnappers and bandits terrorising it.  The dual carriageway, which hitherto serves as gateway from Abuja, central and southern parts of the country to the Northwest and Read More

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Yuletide: Police warn populace, officers against fireworks, sporadic shooting

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state police command, on Tuesday, warned against abuse of fire works such as knock-outs, fire crackers and others, saying it poses a ‘serious’ security risk and capable of misleading security agencies especially in the eve of Christmas and New year festivities. The state Police Commissioner, CP John Abang, in a release signed on his behalf by the command’s Public Read More

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Kogi/ Bayelsa polls an implication for election security management-CLEEN

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

CLEEN foundation has observed that the outcome of the just concluded Kogi/ Bayelsa state governorship elections has implication for election security management and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria.  The foundation also expressed concern that key stakeholders such as Politicians, INEC and security agencies have not taken lessons from previous elections in preparation for the just concluded gubernatorial elections.  The Executive Read More

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Kogi: Concerns over political conflicts in ‘confluence state’

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Despite the peace accord signed in Lokoja by the political parties in the upcoming governor ship election in Kogi state this weekend, peace appears far from reality. OYIBO SALIHU in this report writes on the concerted effort put in place by a non governmental organisations and stakeholders for a free poll. Despite concerted  efforts made by non governmental organisations, religious Read More

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Ishaku calls for regular provision of funds to security agencies

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Taraba state Governor, Arch. Darius Ishaku on Thursday called on the federal government to always provide regular financial support to security agencies to assist them run their offices and handle security challenges as they arise. Ishaku, who stated this in Jalingo during the occasion of the federal and state security administrator’s meeting said provision of funds to security agencies would Read More

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96 arrested in Niger community over illegal mining

September 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 96 illegal miners have been arrested by a joint patrol of security agencies at a mining site located in Tunga Goro area of Minna in Chachanga local government of Niger state. The police public relations officer of the Niger state police command,DSP Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this Wednesday, adding that the arrested miners consisted of 63 females and Read More

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Xenophobia: South African govt ‘delay evacuation of Nigerians’

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Cameras set, tape recorders cued, security screening passed; the long wait for Nigerians trapped in xenophobic attacks in South Africa is running unend at the cargo wing of the Lagos Airport following delay in the arrival of Air Peace aircraft. Scores of reporters, cameramen, security agencies have waited for the fourth hour for the arrival of Nigerians to their country Read More

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AbdulRazaq reacts to abduction of 6 Kwarans along Kaduna -Abuja road

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called on the police to intensify efforts to free the six Kwarans who were abducted at the weekend along Abuja-Kaduna expressway way on their way to Kaduna. This was contained in a statement by his media spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye.  “We urge the police and other security agencies to do everything possible to free these Read More

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My security scorecard unprecedented – Ganduje

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano has described his  score card on security as unprecedented, saying efforts have been made to establis sustainable synergy between his government and relevant security agencies in  that regard. Speaking when he received the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, who paid him the traditional Hawan Nassarawa Sallah homage at the Kano Government House,  Read More

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3,500 Fulani in various Nigeria’s detentions, GAFDAN cries out

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There are over 3,500 Fulani in various detentions across Nigeria, as Fulani people have been criminalised, stereotyped as killers and are arrested at will by security agencies, a Fulani ethnic organisation has cried out.  According to Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), an umbrella group for Fulani ethnic organisations in Nigeria, Fulani people are seen as the black sheep Read More

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Kwara speaker bemoans growing insecurity in Ngeria

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Salihu Yakubu Danladi, Wednesday bemoaned the growing insecurity in the country, stressing that all hands must be on deck to arrest the tide. The speaker, who made this disclosure during  his familiarisation visit to heads of security formations in the state earlier, pledged the support of the 9th Assembly towards ensuring the continued Read More

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NSCDC commandant extols CG over construction of administrative offices in Taraba

June 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Taraba Commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC) Alhaji Aliyu Ndanusa Sunday, extoled  the Commandant General of the corps, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammadu over the ongoing construction of modern administrative office complex in  Taraba. Ndanusa who made the commendation during an interview with journalists in Jalingo explained that the CG’s move would go a long way in supporting Read More

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Ekpenyong , Akpabio trade accusations over CCB assets declaration forms

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district, Dr Chris Ekpenyong, has alerted security agencies alleging that former Senator Godswill Akpabio was conniving with an official of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to tamper with his assets declaration forms. Ekpenyong claimed that “Akpabio has paid an official of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), a senior director in-charge of Read More

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Insurgency: Yobe CP dedicates award to 265 deceased policemen

May 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmaliki Somounu, has dedicated his recent award to the 265 deceased police officers who lost their lives on the course of fighting insurgents in the state. Somounu disclosed this at the weekend in his office while receiving an “Award of Honour” presented to him by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).“I dedicated this award to over 265 policemen who Read More

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Need for new security architecture

April 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) came to power in 2015 at the period the Boko Haram insurgency was at the peak of its terror campaign, holding the nation by the jugular and letting off bombs at will in major cities including the nation’s capital, Abuja, unchallenged. With their murderous campaign, they were able to seize control of not less than 17 Read More

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Insecurity: DSS DG makes case for inter-agency collaboration

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to overcome the security challenges facing the country, the Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, has called for inter-agency collaboration among the security agencies. Bichi made the call at the monthly meeting of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Thursday at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja. He Read More

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Terrorism is complex warfare, requires joint effort – Buratai

April 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again described insurgency as a complex phenomenon that required the efforts of all to contain and should not be left for security agencies alone.  Declaring open the Infantry Corp Conference 2019 on Tuesday at the Ihejirika Auditorium, Jaji Military Cantonment, the Army boss said, Nigerian Armed Forces had done its Read More

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Insecurity: ACF urges security agencies to take war to terrorists

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has tasked Federal Government to immediately tackle kidnapping, armed banditry and insurgency raging in the North, while urging security agencies to take the war to terrorists wherever they are. Speaking at the end of it’s National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, ACF also condemned communal clashes in Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states, as well as Read More

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Banditry: Sustain operations in Zamfara, Yari tasks army, police, others

April 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdula’ziz Yari of Zamfara has called on the Nigeria Army and other security agencies to sustain their ongoing operations against bandits operating in the state. Yari’s call is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the governor’s acting Director-General, Press Affairs, Malam Bashir Kabir. Kabir said Yari made the call at a meeting with the Force Commander of Read More