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Human rights critical to insurgency fight– Buratai

December 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that observance of human rights by troops is fundamental in fighting insurgency and terrorism in the country. The army chief said this in his message in the occasion of the International Human Right Day celebration. The international community observes Human Rights Day every year on Read More

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Buhari to grace COAS confab in Ibadan

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be the special guest of honour at the 4th quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference scheduled to hold in Ibadan from December 10 to 15. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this yesterday during a briefing with journalists at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. Represented by the Chief Read More

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Hawkers, beggars, cattle remain banned from Abuja streets – Task force

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad The Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Joint Task Force (FCT MJTF) set up to ensure sanity on the territory’s roads, check the use of illegal taxis, unauthorised parks and criminal activities, among others, has disclosed that it had arrested 5, 574 hawkers, 1, 835 beggars and 225 cattle across the Capital City. Chairman of the Joint Task Force Read More

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300 killed by cattle rustlers in Zamfara in 2 years – Yari

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari said the state has lost over 300 innocent lives to incessant attacks by notorious cattle rustlers between 2013 and 2015. Yari made the disclosure while delivering a keynote address at the formal commissioning of some completed projects at 207 Quick Response Airforce Base, Gusau, the state capital yesterday. The governor said Read More

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Asymmetric security threat: UN urged to establish standing force

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Participants at a just concluded International Summit on Managing Asymmetric Security Challenges have called on United Nations to assist regional organisations to establish and maintain “well-trained and well-equipped counter-terrorism/insurgency forces that can operate separately or jointly to tackle asymmetric security challenges in their nations and regions.” This was part of the 19-point recommendations of the Read More

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Poor funding bane of security agencies –Dogara

October 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has identifi ed inadequate funding as one of the challenges hindering security agencies in the country from eff ectively performing their duties. Dogara said this at the weekend at the opening of a two-day security retreat organised by the House Committee on Army in conjunction with a Germanbased NGO, “Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)”. Read More

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Buhari calls for stronger global ties against terrorism

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja called on world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing in order to curb the growing sophistication in global terrorism. Receiving the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony in the State Read More