Insecurity: KGIRS begins registration of 10, 000 transporters

September 7, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of efforts to further curb security challenges, the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has commenced the registration of over 10,000 commercial transporters. Speaking with newsmen, Tuesday at the township stadium, Lokoja, the Special Adviser to Kogi state government on Security Matter, Jerry Omadara, said the registration was a strategy approved by Governor Yahaya Bello to curb insecurity Read More

Jamoh seeks synergy as key against maritime crimes

September 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has restated the need for enhanced stakeholder collaboration in tackling maritime security challenges in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Jamoh made this call in a paper presentation titled, “Enhancing Collaboration amongst Stakeholders for Improved Maritime Security in Nigeria,” at the recently held Chief of the Read More

LG congress: APC chieftains hail peaceful conduct in Plateau as consensus officials emerge

September 5, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

A cheiftain of the All Progrressives Congress (APC), Danladi Garba Pasali, said the peaceful conduct of Local Governmanet Congress of the Party in Jos North Local Government Area, was an indication that People are ready to leave in peace and harmony. Pasali made the statement, Saturday after the conduct of APC Congress in the Local Government Council Secretariat. “The party Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Plateau: Army condemns calls for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 3, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Nigerian Army has said that calls for the removal of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Division, Major-General Ibrahim Sallau Ali, is plainly a plot to distract the efforts of peace restoration in Plateau state. In a statement, Friday in Jos, Deputy director army public relations, in the 3 Division, Major Eli Lazarus, said reiterating calls for the removal Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Rising insecurity, beyond Reps’ opposition politics

August 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rising insecurity in the last few days has left scores of lives consumed, many abducted and property worth millions of naira destroyed across the country, that lawmakers in the House of Representatives across political party lines appeared united in expressing serious concerns over the latest developments. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. The recap The lingering insecurity across the country came to crescendo Read More

Jos, Plateau and a catch 22 situation

August 29, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

“To get a certain job, you need work experience. But to get that work experience, you need to have had a job.” Catch-22 From September 7 to 13, 2001, almost 20 years ago, Jos, the capital of Plateau state, in central Nigeria, was the scene of mass killing and destruction, the meanest in her recent history. Hundreds of people were Read More

Reps member reveals why insecurity persists

August 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, and chairman of its committee on Navy, Yusuf Gagdi, has blamed the rising insecurity in Nigeria on failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to deal decisively with factors indicative of rising animosity in the country, mutual suspicion and religious front lines. Speaking on the recent upsurge in the security challenges, the Plateau Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

B/Haram: 2,600 surrendered, 50, 000 orphans, widows harvested – Zulum

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said about 2,600 insurgents have surrendered and currently under the care of the state government. The governor said this Tuesday in Abuja while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the repentant insurgents were being properly profiled while the innocent ones among them would be immediately resettled. Read More

Urgency of halting ethno-religious attacks in the North

August 19, 2021 A. A Gadzama 0

The insurgency in the North East and acts of banditry in the North Central and North West are security challenges that have aggravated insecurity in the country. The failure of elites especially the political class and those in government has also betrayed the trust and expectations of Northerners and there is pent-up anger all over the Northern States. The insurgency, Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Bandits’ attack: Matawalle vows to rescue victims

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has expressed sadness over the abduction of 15 students and 4 staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura by suspected armed bandits last night, promising to rescue them safely. In a statement signed by the Director General Public Enlightenment Media and Communications, Yusuf Idris, Governor Matawalle said his government will continue Read More

Please, re-equip our military

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian milliary must be commended and encouraged for their inexhaustible labour in the combat against insurgency subduing the country by all patriotic Nigerians. It is evident that Nigerian milliary are neutralising terrorists camps across the country based on various reports recorded so far. But its unpatriotic for Nigerians to, instead of encouraging them, always blame upon them when they err. Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

Insecurity: The expediency of sustained joint military operations

August 12, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

“…security is development; without security, there can be no development.” – Robert McNamara. It is no longer news that the security challenges confronting the nation has assumed a frightening and worrisome dimension. Unarguably, it is becoming intractable by the day.The gnawing fear and apprehension is palpable. It is choking to say the least. The menace has unfortunately become a constant, Read More

FG employing digital technology to tackle insecurity- Magashi

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has said the federal government is leveraging on digital technologies for enhanced national security architecture. A statement by the minister’s media aide, Mohammad Abdulkadri, quoted Magashi as saying this Monday, at the Course 29 graduation lecture of the National Defence College, Abuja. While soliciting the supports of all Nigerians and  friendly nations  to Read More

Hijrah: Cleric advocates spiritual guiding codes for Govs ,others

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Religious leaders in the country have been enjoined to fashion out workable template from their  respective scriptures that will serve as guiding codes for leaders in position of authorities in Nigeria.They were also admonished to refrain from inciting people against another and guard against unguarded utterances and undignifying comments against fellow Nigerians.The chairman of National Hijrah Committee, Kwara state’s chapter, Read More

FG launches national livestock pilot project in Nasarawa

August 5, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

  The federal government has launched a pilot scheme of the National Livestock Transformation Project (NLTP) in Awe local government of Nasarawa state.President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, Thursday said  the project is designed to partner with interested state governments to provide land for livestock farmers to boost productive. He said the NLTP Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

NAOWA visits COAS assures Army of support

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The national president, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya, has said the association will give the Nigerian Army (NA) all the support it needs to succeed in tackling security challenges confronting the nation. She also appealed for NA’s support to enable the organisation sustain its humanitarian activities across formations and units of the NA in order Read More