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Nigeria Navy Rues Poor Funding

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The Nigerian Navy says poor funding is hampering its operation. The chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas said this when he appeared before the house committee on navy to defend   its 2017 budget performance and the 2018 estimates. The navy chief explained that it has become difficult to meet key operational milestones like purchase of...

Nigeria – US Launch Security Initiative Joint Country Action Plan

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Nigeria and the United States have launched the security governance initiative Joint Country Action Plan, (J CAP) The partnership will help improve the security apparatus in Nigeria. The partnership is designed to improve security, governance and capacity with focus on policing in the northeast, emergency response protocols as well as defence. Speaking at...

Police Vow To Fish Out Those Who Burnt Falae’s Farm

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Police authorities in Ondo state have promised to fish out perpetrators of the burnt palm plantation of former secretary to the government of the federation, Olu Falae.  Part of the farmland of the Elder Stateman located in Ilu-Abo, Akure north local government area of Ondo state was on Sunday evening, burnt...

National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies Offers Assistance In Resolving Security Challenges

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The 9-member committee constituted by the federal government to look into spate of killings in parts of the country have been told to engage the national institute for policy and strategic studies, Kuru, Jos, for possible solutions to the crisis. President of the alumni association of the Institute, Khaleel Bolaji, who...

Okowa Wants Buhari To Stop Herdsmen Killings

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has told president Muhammadu to prevail on the Fulani herdsmen and stop the killings in some parts of the country. Speaking with reporters on Monday in Abuja, Okowa urged president Buhari to make a strong statement that will automatically put a stop to the killings. He said...

Borno Reviews Curfew

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Borno state government has reviewed the 8pm to 6am curfew earlier imposed on Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Area, three weeks ago. The curfew will now hold from 10:30 pm to 6, beginning Saturday, 20th January 2018. Correspondent Ifeanyi Mark Recalls that the earlier 8pm to 6am curfew was on the advice...

NBA Wades Into Benue Herders/Farmers Clashes

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A delegation of the Nigeria Bar Association led by its president, Abubakar Mahmoud has met  with representatives of religious bodies, local government chairmen, civil society organizations and other interest groups in Makurdi to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen/farmers clashes rocking the state and other parts of the country. Some of...

Abia Farmers/Herdsmen Resolve To Keep The Peace

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In Abia state, South East Nigeria, the Farmers / Herdsmen conflict resolution committee, set up by the state government has resolved to resist any action that will attract a breakdown of law and order ‎in the state. Addressing members of the committee which include farmers, leaders of herdsmen, traditional rulers, security...

Ekiti Herdsmen Attack: Fayose Wants F.G To Be Alive To Its Responsibilities

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Following the death of a Pregnant Tiv Woman killed at Orin-Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ayodele Fayose is again calling on the federal government to be alive to its responsibilities in providing adequate security for Nigerians. Gov. Fayose made the call...

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Village In Numan, Adamawa State

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Fulani herdsmen have launched an attack on a Village called Kikan in Numan local Government of Adamawa State. Locals who spoke to AIT say the marauding herdsmen attacked in the wee hours of the morning tody setting houses ablaze and burning granaries and several other valuables. The Chairman of Numan Local Government...

Islamic State Terrorist Identified In West Africa

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Security service organizations including the Department of State Service, DSS have in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari say they have identified an Islamic State in West Africa , ISWA network operating within some North Central and South-South sections of Nigeria that is using foreign terrorists and recruiting young...

Suspected Herdsmen Set Olu Falae’s Farm On Fire

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have set a farmland belonging to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae on fire on Sunday evening. The elder statesman who confirmed the development in a chat with newsmen, said suspected herdsmen burnt his farm again, as they do every year. Speaking further, Falae explained...

New Airforce Pilots Winged

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The Nigerian Air Force says the delivery of ten new trainer aircraft will go a long way in boosting indigenous training of pilots and aircraft technicians among other things in the country. The chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Abuja during the winging ceremony of eleven...

Multi-National Joint Task Force Assures Of Return To Peace In Chad Basin

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Greater cross-border movement of persons, trade and commerce should be anticipated across the chad basin countries in the New Year, 2018. This assurance is coming from the commander, multi-national joint task force, Major-General Lucky Irabor, after he held a meeting with the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state.  Shortly...

Okiro Advocates Reform Of SARS

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The Chairman Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad, SARS, are expected to carry guns about in public While appearing on AIT’s breakfast show, Kakaaki this Wednesday, one of the brains behind the creation of SARS provided further insight to the formation of the special anti-robbery...

Calls For Probe Of Bwari Emirate Crisis

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The paramount ruler of the Hausa’s in Bwari area council Awwal Musa Iyakoro, popularly called the Sariki Bwari, says there is more to the story of the Christmas day violence in Bwari area council than the stories told the public. The Sarki who addressed youths in the area council prefers the...

Court Adjourns Army Retirement Suit Until March15

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The court of appeal Abuja division has adjourned hearing in the appeal challenging the alleged illegal retirement of major general Ibrahim Sani by the Nigerian army. The three-man panel of justices led by Justice Datti Yahaya on Wednesday adjourned the suit to march 15,2018 to enable Sani’s new counsel, Magaji Mahmoud...

Senate Condemns Poor Handling Of Security Threats By Buhari

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Lawmakers in the senate on Wednesday expressed deep concern over President Mohammadu Buhari’s handling of the security situation in Nigeria The lawmakers want him to act fast and if necessary sack his chief security and cabinet members found wanting, saying enough is enough. For the second time in 2 days Nigerian lawmakers...

Wike Assures Of Security In Rivers

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has assured the people of Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area that his administration will continue to build on the security infrastructure in the area. The governor gave the assurance at security meeting he held with the people at the local government secretariat in Omoku. The governor said the...

National Assembly Gives IGP Idris Two Weeks To Arrest Herdsmen Killers

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The national assembly has asked the Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris to arrest the perpetrators of Benue killings and their sponsors. The lawmakers are also want an explanation from the country’s security chief on the crisis. Nigerian lawmakers returned to plenary on Tuesday after a long new year break, worried about...


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