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BENUE: The Herdsmen's Curse

6 hours ago /

As the debate over the number of people killed and local government areas occupied by invading violent herdsmen continues, farming communities keep losing farmlands, produce and their loved ones.  AIT visited Tombo-Mbalagh, a farming community on the flood plains of River Katsina-Ala, where women and children who escaped the recent...

Traffic Wardens Dismissed Over Extortion

2 days ago /

Two Traffic Wardens, Musa Muktari and Shuaibu Suleman attached to Wuse Police Division, FCT Abuja Command have been dismissed from service with immediate effect for corrupt practice. This followed an Orderly Room trial at the Provost Department, Force Headquarters Abuja in which both wardens were found guilty of abuse of...

Abuja-Kaduna Road Kidnappers Arrested

4 days ago /

The Nigeria police has arrested eight suspected kidnap gang members operating along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Parading the suspects in Abuja, force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood said combined teams of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) arrested them. The suspects are said to be among those...

No Igbo Attacked In Kaduna Or Relocating In Fear – El-Rufai

6 days ago /

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state. He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna. Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a...

Navy Approves Appointment Of 5 New Flag Officers

1 week ago /

The chief of the naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has approved the appointment of 5 new flag officers commanding for the 5 commands of the Nigerian navy. A statement by the acting director of information of the service, navy captain Suleiman Dahun said  the new flag officer commanding western naval...

Nasarawa Police Gives Thirty-Day Ultimatum To All Persons In Possession Of Illegal Fire Arms

1 week ago /

Nasarawa state police command in collaboration with the state government has given a thirty-day ultimatum to all persons in possession of illegal fire arms in the state to surrender them to the police or risk arrest and prosecution. The state commissioner of police, Abubakar Bello said this while parading twenty-five suspects...

10 New Air Force Pilots Received At The Air Force Headquarters

1 week ago /

Ten pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have concluded their flying training programme at an aviation school in South Africa. The new flying officers were received by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja. The Air Chief told the ten officers that their new responsibility and...

DHQ Setup Committee To Investigate Clash Between Personnel Of The Nigerian Navy And Police In Calabar

1 week ago /

The Nigeria’s defence headquarters has setup a high profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian navy and police in Calabar, Cross river state, that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties. A statement by the director, defence information,...

President Trump To Unveil US Plan To Tackle Boko Haram In Nigeria, Lake Chad Area

1 week ago /

The Trump administration is expected to reveal to lawmakers its five-year plan to address the Boko Haram rebellion in north east Nigeria and Lake Chad region. This is pursuant to a law signed by former President Barack Obama last December. The law arose from a bill proposed by congresswoman Fredericka Wilson. Indication...

Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Terrorists In Jarawa

1 week ago /

The Nigerian Army says its troops along with members of the civilian joint task force have eliminated several Boko haram terrorists converging around Jarawa village, in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement that those killed include the notorious...

Buratai Orders Investigation Of Alledged Misconduct By Soldiers In IDPs Camp

2 weeks ago /

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered investigation into alleged misconduct by security personnel in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Bama, Borno. Brig. – Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Tuesday. ‘‘The Nigerian Army...

Nigerian Army Introduce Call Centre, With Phone Short Code 193

3 weeks ago /

Information sharing between the public and the Nigerian Army will become easier in the days ahead, with the introduction of a new call centre with a phone short code. The short code number is 193, and is toll free across all networks within Nigeria. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said...

Air Force Bombs Boko Haram Insurgents

3 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said its newly acquired all-weather helicopter gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind, recorded its first hit in battle against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya  said on  21 May, NAF Component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted...

Biafra: Police Warns Against Unlawful Activities During Sit-At-Home Order By IPOB

3 weeks ago /

The Nigeria Police, Enugu and Anambra State Commands have warned pro-Biafra agitators against unlawful activities following the May 30 sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The state commands gave this warning in separate statements issued on Monday, 29th of May, 2017. According to the Daily Post, Anambra state Commissioner...

Lagos school abduction: Gun men Abducts students of Lagos model college

4 weeks ago /

Gunmen numbering over ten this Thursday stormed the Lagos model college at Igbonla area of Epe and reportedly abducted four students and the principals of both the junior and senior secondary schools. The Lagos police command is yet to confirm the development but findings reveal that the kidnappers might have alerted...

Some DPOs On Payroll Of Fraudsters – Lagos Police Commissioner, Owoseni

4 weeks ago /

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has revealed that some Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state are on the payroll of fraudsters. The CP made this revelation on Wednesday at a lecture on code of conduct for law enforcement officers. Owoseni said the era of impunity and corruption among officers was...

Peace Corp Commandant Begs Court To Permit Him Write His Exams

1 month ago /

A federal high court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh brought against him by the federal government due to the absence of the defendant in court on Tuesday  The Peace Corps Commandant, Dickson was said to have written a letter dated...

Nigeria And India Seek Defence Partnership

1 month ago /

Nigeria and India are seeking collaboration in the area of information sharing and training in order to strengthen their defence capabilities Major general Madhavan Chandran who led other top officers from India’s defence circle said at a meeting with senior officers from Nigeria that the partnership between both countries is strategic                                       Director of...

Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Nigerian Army Establish New Unit In Daura

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Army has established a new unit in Daura, Katsina state, on the Nigerian border with Nigér. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says the Forward Operating Base, F.O.B. Daura, became necessary as part of efforts to curtail the movement of Boko-Haram terrorists and other criminal elements along Nigeria’s border regions. Buratai explained...


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