FG puts Army, Police, others on red alert, tightens security over Chad’s political instability

April 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Thursday that it would strengthen its border security following the death of President Idriss Deby and the seeming political instability in the country.This was disclosed by the Minister of Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rted) while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja at the special weekly briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team. The minister said Read More

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

Imo attacks: Abaribe wants thorough investigation

April 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has called for thorough investigation on the rising wave of attacks on police formations across the country, especially the ones that happened recently in Imo state.Abaribe in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, also condemned the frightening surge of violence in the South East, particularly the attack on the Correctional centre in Read More

Treat militia herders as terrorists, Tiv professionals urge FG

March 31, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

A group under Tiv Professionals Group (TPG) Tuesday called on the federal government to take an unambiguous decision against herdsmen who have formed themselves into militia groups to terrorise Nigerians. Chairman of the group, Professor Zacharys Gundu, who addressed a press conference in Makurdi the Benue state capital, urged the president to treat militia herdsmen as terrorists and contain their 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

Kidnapping: CSACEFA calls for deployment NSCDC to safeguard schools

March 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) has called on the federal government to deploy officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC)to all schools across the country to ensure the safety of students. The National Moderator of the organization, Mr Babatunde Omole, noted in Abuja that the kidnapping of students in Kaduna, Niger, and Read More

China: A cohesive stable and prosperous Xinjiang

March 25, 2021 Zhao Yong 0

China is a unified multi-ethnic country with various ethnic groups in Xinjiang that have long been part of the Chinese nation. Xinjiang was formally included in Chinese territory in the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) and since then, it has always been a part of Chinese territory.  The history of XingJiang proves it is the indivisible part of China. Therefore, Read More

YFSN drums support for service chiefs

March 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The youths under the aegis of Youths for Sustainable Nigeria (YFSN) have urged Nigerians to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as they chart a way out of the present security challenges in the country. They particularly advised a group, the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts to join efforts with the leadership of the AFN to seek solutions Read More

Anambra guber: As George Muoghalu moves to join the race…

March 23, 2021 Ikenna Agu 0

A world renowned Scientist Prof. Salam Al Shereida once said “Be steadfast because things will get better, it maybe stormy right now, but it won’t stay that way forever.” This is exactly the rare privilege destiny sets to hand over to an astute politician who over the years understands that steadfast engenders integrity, dignity, honesty, reliability, sincerity and trust. In Read More

Don’t set Nigeria on fire over hijab crisis – PFN tells Kwara Gov

March 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke on Monday cautioned the Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdul-Raman Abdulrasaq not to set the country on fire over the hijab crisis currently raging in the state. Bishop Wale Oke gave the warning in Ibadan while playing host to the Ekiti and Ondo Chapters of the Pentecostal Fellowship led Read More

Presidency: Stop heating up polity ahead 2023, APC coalition warns politicians

March 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of APC Support Group, an umbrella of all registered support groups of the ruling party has called on politicians across board to stop heating up polity ahead of the 2023 general elections. The group specifically warned those aspiring for the office president, saying capable of derailing the focus of the APC led government from peacefully and successfully accomplishing Read More

Fresh $2.5bn arms scandal: PDP berates APC, presidency

March 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency over the revelation of another $2.5bn arms purchase alleged scandal. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday, alerted that “with this fresh $2.5 billion arms scandal, reportedly involving the National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno, who had earlier revealed Read More

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Insecurity: Gov Makinde heads new security Task Force

March 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Worried by the security challenges in Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday announced the formation of the state’s security Task Force committee. Inaugurating the committee, the governor said that the Security Task Force is to serve as the war room to tackle insecurity in the state. The governor stressed that like the Task Force on COVID 19, the Task Read More

Our current challenges predate Buhari administration – Utomi

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Political economist and All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Prof. Pat Utomi, says Nigeria’s electoral process is fatally flawed and can at best only produce ‘criminals’ as leaders. Utomi, who was featured on AIT’s live interview, monitored by PATRICK ANDREW on Tuesday, also thinks the country is fast sliding into anarchy. Excerpts…. What would be your initial assessment of the state Read More

ATBU matriculates 7,158 students

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has admitted 7, 158 students for the 2020/2021 academic session as against 4, 000 admitted in the previous years. The Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Mohammed Abdul’aziz disclosed this Friday during the matriculation ceremony of the newly admitted students held at the university hall. He said even though huge number of students were Read More

FTZs’ll reduce high unemployment, insecurity

March 9, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Managing Director, Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba has said the federal government will use the Free Trade Zone Scheme to reduce high unemployment in the country. Adesugba, who made the remark when Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara, the District Head of Kerate, Kankara, Katsina State paid him a courtesy visit on Monday in Abuja added that such Read More

Insurgency: Buhari commends Chad for providing security back-up

February 19, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s appreciation to the Republic of Chad for providing security back-up to the country in its security crusade against insurgency. According to a statement issued by the president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari made the commendation Friday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Mr. Ahmat Oumar Ahmat, a special envoy of Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC boss, Madu canvases new strategies to secure lives, property

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The acting Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Hilary Kelechi Madu, has enjoined Corps officers to explore new strategies and measures in securing lives, agro allied investments, as well as critical national assets. Speaking Wednesday during an inaugural meeting with zonal and state commandant at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, Madu said the Minister of Read More

IMF commends Nigeria for fuel subsidy removal, tariff increase in power

February 11, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded an Article IV consultation with the Nigerian government and has welcomed the notable reforms undertaken in the fiscal sector, including the removal of a fuel subsidy and steps to implement cost-reflective tariff increases in the power sector. The IMF states that Nigeria’s economy had been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a Read More

Ibarapa: Don’t arrest Sunday Igboho, get violence, DSM tells FG

January 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Wednesday cautioned the federal government against arresting the Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho over the Ibarapa, herders’ crisis. DSM in a statement in Ibadan signed by its Organising Secretary , Comrade Peluola Adewale said the threat of arrest of Chief Sunday Igboho won’t solve the insecurity situation in Ibarapaland as well as end the Read More

Gov Zulum’s victory bell at Biu

January 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East, Nigeria in 2009, Nigeria has witnessed a period classified as one of the most trying in its history. I would say that the Boko Haram insurgency was underestimated. Consequently, conventional tactics were deployed in an asymmetric war. And the outcome of such military deployment remains a topic for another day. Read More