An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Parents can help government minimise insecurity – Wike

April 7, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Rivers state Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the present security challenges in the country could be minimised if parents become more responsible in the upbringing of their children. Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, in a press statement, Tuesday quoted the Governor Wike as stating this during the solemnisation of holy matrimony between Pearl Ile and Bobby Read More

The MultiChoice, CNG dispute

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The tug of war between the MultiChoice (Nigeria) Limited and the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) ought not to have gone unnoticed. The CNG is a potent pressure group that is committed to ensuring justice and equity in the nation’s broadcast space, particularly in the North. The group is accusing the MultiChoice, operators of the DSTV and the GOtv, of Read More

Govt should stop paying ransom

April 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

After witnessing various records of kidnappings in Nigeria, the security system seems to be weak where some amounts of money are being demanded by the hoodlums before rescuing the victims. The best way to stop paying those who demanded ransom is by facing our security challenges and use manpower to abort all ways of these kidnappings. However, by stop paying Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

Easter: Gombe gov tasks Christians on unity, peace, tolerance

April 2, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has called on Christians to use the period Easter to pray for the continued peace and stability of the state as well as the country.  In a goodwill message, the governor noted that the Easter period “provides an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to Read More

2,619 killed, 1,190 kidnapped, N970m ransom paid in 8 yrs – Gov Matawalle

April 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has said 2,619 people were killed, 1,190 others kidnapped, and N970 million paid as ransom between 2011 and 2019 in the six northern states. Matawalle, who said there were over 30,000 bandits in Zamfara state and the five neighbouring states, lamented the dearth of security and intelligence to tackle banditry. Speaking to journalists, Read More

CNPP to FG: Find solution before insecurity consumes us

April 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called for “a pragmatic approach in solving the insecurity challenges bedeviling Nigeria,” and urged the federal government to find a solution “before the challenge consumes the country.” It also urged Nigerians to reflect on the precarious situation they find themselves as a country, noting that the nation “is bedeviled with insecurity at Read More

Easter celebration: NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel, others

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has ordered the deployment of over 20, 000 personnel of the corps to provide security during the Easter celebrations. Addressing newsmen Thursday in Abuja, Audi said the deployment was necessary considering the security challenges beclouding the country. “I would like to assure Nigerians of a Read More

Military making progress in fight against insecurity

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, said the Nigerian Army is making progress in its efforts to address the myriad of security challenges confronting the nation. He disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the ‘Chief of Army Staff Combined 1st Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021″, in Abuja. The COAS, charged Army field Read More

My vision‘ll rebuild Nigerian Army to a formidable force -COAS

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieut.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, said his vision will rebuild the Nigerian Army into a formidable force that will defeat all adversaries. He made this pronouncement during the opening ceremony of the combined COAS First Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021 held at Army Headquarters Command Officers Mess 1, Abuja. The COAS said the Read More

Niger: Shiroro LG chair resumes, prioritises security, power supply

March 31, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Shiroro local government council, Suleiman Dauda Chukuba, has resumed office in accordance with court order reinstating him from four months suspension by councilors. Chukuba was ushered into his office at the local government secretariat in Kuta by a crowd of supporters Monday. Addressing supporters and people of the local government, Chukuba promised to ensure 24 hours of Read More

What is wrong with Nigeria?

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, with a population of approximately 200 millions of different diverse and ethnic composition, is facing an existential threat. Evidence abounds that is not well with the country. The country is at war with secessionists, bandits, kidnappers and Boko Haram insurgents. These multi-faceted challenges are increasing in leaps and bounds with the government looking helpless. While Read More

TY Buratai: A new vista in diplomacy

March 28, 2021 David Onmeje 0

The recent appointment of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd) as Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari threw up yet the political sentiment among Nigerians who largely see things from the prism of politics instead of the bigger picture. The hues and cries over the appointment by a handful political opponent is an indication that Read More

Unity Bank urges farmers to utilise farm input judiciously to achieve food sufficiency

March 28, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Managing Director Unity Bank Plc,  Tomi Somefun has urged farmers that benefited from this season’s intervention programme to take inputs and utilize it judiciously for the farming purpose to actualize the federal government’s goal of attaining food sufficiency in the country.Somefun who made this statement at the flag-off of wet season harvest and display of rice paddy pyramid in Gombe Read More

Ndume, Gobir and quest to tackle insecurity

March 28, 2021 Austin Asadu 0

Undoubtedly, the nation has been witnessing hydra-headed security challenges that have emerged in recent years ranging from insurgency to banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, militancy andassorted criminal activities with shockwaves reverberating across thelength and breadth of the nation.However feelers emerging from security circles indicate that finally the law enforcement agencies are getting a grip on the various security challenges and Read More

DHQ to lead joint military operations in Nigeria-Air Chief

March 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and other sister Services have agreed to subordinate themselves to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor. According to a statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air CommodoreEdward Gabkwet, Friday the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Oladayo Amao made this Read More

Only technology can address Nigeria’s security challenges – Aregbesola

March 26, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Thursday said only technology can address the various security challenges facing Nigeria. Speaking at the 5th monthly policy dialogue organised by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development & Analysis in Abuja, the minister stated that Nigeria is dealing with adversaries that have no regard for rule Read More

Youth forum proffers solution to Nigeria’s security challenges

March 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Unified Nigeria Youth Forum (UNYF) has described the spate of insecurity in Nigeria as a crucial period in the nation’s history. UNYF made the observation Thursday at the maiden edition of its Nigeria Youth Forum Annual Lecture cum award held at Merit House Abuja, saying the current situation called for national reflection on the core virtues needed in reshaping Read More

Youth forum, stakeholders proffer solutions to insecurity

March 25, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Unified Nigeria Youth Forum (UNYF) has described as crucial period in the nation’s history spate of insecurity plaguing the nation. According to the Forum, the current situation called for a moment of national reflection on the core virtues needed in reshaping the country’s future. UNYF made the observation Thursday at the maiden edition of its Nigeria Youth Forum Annual Read More

Ortom: Will this be the turning point?

March 25, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

It is just as well that Benue people elected a healthy, agile man as governor. Samuel Ortom never thought he had it in him to do what Olympic champions do but when he was confronted with the snarling spectre of an existential threat last week, he did what all men in such positions do – find in himself the strength Read More