Breaking: IPOB members arrested as Ezeife, Ohaneze leaders, others storm court for resumed Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Security operatives on Monday arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as they converged on the federal high court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  The IPOB members were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom. Some of them were subsequently arrested while others fled.Kanu who was rearrested some weeks ago is being arraigned before Read More

Tax credit as catalyst for development

July 22, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

It is no longer strange to Nigerians that the country is engulfed in life threatening crimes such as terrorism, banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling, rape and a lot more that have become a cog in the wheel of progress of Nigeria and Nigerians. Similarly, the dwindling oil prices triggered by global economic melt down and recession have Read More

MMWGN congratulates Muslims, urges FG not to play politics with security

July 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has congratulated Muslims all over the world for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged federal and state governments not to play politics with the security and economic well-being of the people. In a strongly-worded Sallah message released by the group and signed by its National Coordinator, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Monday, the group condemned Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More

When sovereignty strikes back

July 5, 2021 Japhet Maduka 0

The past week will remain a reassuring reference point in the annals of Nigerian security operations that first surprised the world by sensationally retrieving Nnamdi Kanu, the nation’s most wanted fugitive leader of a violent secessionist cult, from foreign hideouts before forcing the other tribal separatist provocateur, Sunday Igboho, to flee from a lightening raid on his home, abandoning his Read More

Arrest: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer exposes Kenya’s role as DSS grants IPOB leader ‘crucial freedom’

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed that the Kenyan government was deeply involved in the arrest of his client. Kenyan high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had on Friday denied his country’s involvement in the arrest of Kanu who is currently in the custody of Department of State Read More

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Whistles of genocide in the North

June 20, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

A very horrendous climate of mass deaths and abductions, garbed in the term ‘insecurity’ is fast enveloping the North, and snuffing out whatever dividends the PMB administration may have brought to it, in the last 6 years. The terrorism that has plagued the North has passed on its baton to banditry, which has spread to virtually all the other corners Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

Revealed! All you need to know about the new Chief of Army Staff

May 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya was born on 5 January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto state. Maj Gen Yahaya who is a member of the 37 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), started his cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Read More

Breaking: New Chief of Army Staff replaces late Attahiru

May 27, 2021 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. Major General Yahaya replaces late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash last Friday, a press statement by the acting Director Defence Information Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu has revealed on Thursday. The statement further read, “Prior to his appointment Major General Read More

NSCDC commissions female squad to promote safe school initiative

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned its female squad as part of strategies to address the present security challenges confronting the nation. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while commissioning the squad commended the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for taking the lead in establishing a gemale squad. A statement released Friday in Read More

Shekau dies, ISWAP takes over Sambisa forest

May 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

There was heightened fear around the Lake Chad Basin and fringes of the Sambisa forest Thursday following alleged killing of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau by the splinter group – Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). The Defence Headquarters could not confirm the killing of Shekau, Nigeria’s most wanted terrorist as at the time of filing this report. Acting Read More

Kidnapping: Senate proposes 15-year-jail for ransom payment, approves deployment of 5G network

May 19, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Wednesday passed for second reading a bill seeking for prohibition of payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined.  The bill titled: “Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021”, was sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi (PDP Imo East). Leading debate on the bill, the lawmaker said the piece of legislation sought  to amend the Terrorism Read More

War against terrorism responsibility of all Nigerians-NAT

May 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organization, Nigerians Against Terrorism (NAT), has criticized the executive-director of OSIWA, Aisha Osori for allegedly saying “it was not the duty of human rights groups to mount pressure on terrorists or force them to surrender.” She allegedly stated this at the opening ceremony of three-day training on ‘African Commission Guidelines on Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism Operations’ organised Read More

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

YAF to South-west youths: Don’t aide terrorism through secession agitation

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Tuesday, in Akure, Ondo state, warned South-west youths against aiding terrorism by certain groups and individuals acting under the guise of agitating for an independent of Yoruba nation. YAF stated that Yoruba youths should be cautious and vigilant to avoid unknowingly aiding or participating in terrorist activities under unpatriotic Read More

Revealed! What Buhari told interim Chad President inside Aso Rock

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi Gulloma 0

Nigeria would assist the Republic of Chad to stabilize, and return to constitutional order, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged. The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while hosting Lt. Gen. Mahamat Idris Deby Itno, the President, Transitional Military Council of Chad. Marshal Idris Deby Itno, President of the country had died in battle last month, while leading troops to Read More

Pantami: In the eye of the storm

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Political power controls everything in a nation’s life. It is ideally attained by means of politics which involves a struggle for political power; a sport rightly described as dirty and played in murky waters that spares no player of the blemishes. Nevertheless, man as a political animal cannot totally avoid politics or insulate himself from political development in a democratic Read More

Insecurity: Pray for Buhari to protect Nigeria, Tinubu tells Nigerians

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government so as to have “requisite strength and wisdom to protect the nation, defeat the challenges” confronting the country. Tinubu also urged prayers for the military and other security agents Read More

Boko Haram: Buni calls for intensive air patrol in North-east

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has called for intensive air patrol and warfare to effectively check the resurgence of insurgency in the North-east. The region is witnessing the resurgence of dreaded Boko Haram activities. The APC Chairman made the called Monday when he met with the the President of the Read More

Let’s engage foreign partners to tackle B/Haram – Ex-military chief

A former military chief has listed ways out of the insurgency, banditry and related crimes currently facing Nigeria. The ex-military chief, who spoke under anonymity, served as a top commander in the ongoing insurgency fight in the North-east. The source, who is a retired Army General, warned that seeking foreign help has become a necessity because the Boko Haram elements had in Read More