News - Security

Head of Civil service calls on all government parastatals to cooperate in the fight against insecurity

4 years ago /

As the challenge of insecurity in Nigeria continues, the head of the Federal Civil Service, Bukar Aji, has  tasked civil servants on the need to be vigilant.

Jonathan announces the reason why he appointed new Chief of Defense staff

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will not accept any form of rivalry among service chiefs.

The new structure of the Nigerian Police Force

4 years ago /

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has approved the redeployment and posting of four and three Assistant Inspectors General of police.

SSS cautioned for detaining suspects without cause

4 years ago /

The federal high court in Abuja has set free three terrorism suspects arrested last year at the Kogi State University by the State Security Service (SSS). 

Security experts express doubt over declaration that Boko Haram will be defeated by April

4 years ago /

Just minutes after taking over as the new chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh made a profound statement which may define his tenure as he manages the nation’s military. 

Inspector General of Police makes righteous demands from promoted officers

4 years ago /

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has urged newly promoted senior officers to intensify the war on terrorism and other violent crimes.

House to commence investigation into the January 14 Maiduguri bombing

4 years ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the recent bomb blast that kills over 50 persons in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri on January 14.

Court case against Inspector General of Police suffers setback

4 years ago /

The contempt charge leveled against the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar by a human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) was stalled on Tuesday by the absence of the trial judge, Justice Ibrahim Auta.

Nigerian Immigration Service procures equipments for effective border security

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Immigration has secured forty Abell radios that would assist the effective patrolling of the borders through out the country.

Inspector General of Police orders investigation into allegations of torture in Lagos Police Command

4 years ago /

The Inspector General of police, Mohammed Ababukar, has ordered the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, to immediately take over the investigation of alleged torture of Ejigbo market women from the Lagos Police command.

Amaechi challenges gunmen to shoot him during Save Rivers rally

4 years ago /

A shooting took place at Bori local government area where the Save Rivers movement went for a rally. 

Inspector General of Police may spend up to 2 years in prison

4 years ago /

The Federal High court  has summoned the Inspector General of police, Mohammed Abubakar in a contempt charge seeking his committal to two years imprisonment for non-compliance with court orders.

Chief of Army Staff says Boko Haram will be defeated by April

4 years ago /

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh declared the end of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Defence Headquarters on Monday.

Nigerian Military announces readiness to defeat Boko Haram

4 years ago /

The Nigerian army has procured unmanned aerial vehicles to enhance its operations to check insurgency in north east Nigeria.

Ali Modu Sheriff visits Maiduguri amidst rumors of being a security threat

4 years ago /

Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff last week returned to a rousing welcome to the state capital, Maiduguri.

Ihejerika responds to threats by Northern elders to sue service chiefs

4 years ago /

Former chief of army staff, Azubuike Ihejirika has described the threat of Nigeria’s northern elders to drag former service chiefs to the International Criminal Court as ill-conceived.

Maiduguri bomb blast update

4 years ago /

Calm is gradually returning to Maiduguri metropolis, north-east Nigeria, where bomb explosions killed many people in a major market on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police reacts to the shooting of Senator Magnus Abe in Rivers state

4 years ago /

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident of last Sunday in Rivers state where the police was alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe.

Details of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday led prominent Nigerians including Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate president, David Mark, Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and service chiefs in laying wreath to commemorate this year’s armed forces remembrance day.  

South Sudan Crisis: Rebels strengthen stronghold

4 years ago /

South Sudan's rebels are strengthening their defences in the key city of Bentiu in anticipation of a government offensive to recapture it as peace talks have stalled.