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Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

Another Nigerian Army soldier has committed suicide in Borno State. Adegor Okpako, a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza, killed himself at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to military sources. Mr Okpako also killed another sergeant colleague who [...]

September 20, 2018 Military

Bank customers’ robber meets waterloo

Olatunde Adetunji, a 31-year-old member of a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers within Ikeja and Isolo areas of Lagos State, has been arrested. He was nabbed by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

PSC deploys 40 officials to monitor conduct of policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday said it would deploy over 40 of its officials to monitor the conduct of policemen on duty during the September 22 election. PSC said the team would be led by Barrister Rommy Mom, a [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

Director, two college workers kidnapped in Kaduna

Kidnappers yesterday abducted a director and two staff of Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology in Makarfi Council, Kaduna State, along Zaria/Makarfi expressway. At press time, no ransom had been placed on the victims, even as family members [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

Groups sue AGF, military over operation python dance 111 in Southeast

Civil society organisations have filed a suit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Chief of Army staff, Lt. General Turkur Buatai and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Emmanuel Boman [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18: The Federal Capital Territory High Court will on October 18 continue hearing on a suit by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Godwin Obla against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

Police commence investigation 3 weeks after murder of student in Sokoto

Three weeks after the alleged murder of a student, Abdullahi Abbati, the Police Command in Sokoto State said it would fully investigate the case and bring those responsible to justice. The family of the deceased had complained that the police [...]

September 14, 2018 Military

Army slays 14 terrorists, rescue 21 hostages

The Nigerian Army said it had nutrialised 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military [...]

September 7, 2018 Military

PANDEF, NLEF flay police raid of Clark’s Abuja residence

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) yesterday raided the Abuja residence of former Federal Commissioner for Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark. The policemen, who arrived the residence between 12:30 and 1pm, searched the house for over two [...]

September 5, 2018 Military

Fresh Crisis rocks NHIS; Governing Council rejects budget, accuses management of ‘padding’

Anxiety is growing at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following the rejection of the 2018 budget of the agency by its Governing Council over alleged improprieties. The scheme’s Governing Council is empowered by law to review and approve the [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

Suspected gunmen slay eight in Plateau, two relatives in Ondo by NSCDC officer

It was a tragedy in Abonong Village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when suspected gunmen on Tuesday burnt to death a pastor of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim; his [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

Police foil attempt by gangsters to burn down church in Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has foiled an attempt by a group of youths suspected to be members of Sara-Suka gangsters to set ablaze a Catholic Church located in Kongo Rosha community of Jos North local government area of the [...]

August 24, 2018 Military

Why SSS linked me to militants – Journalist Jones Abiri

A recently released journalist, Jones Abiri, has explained the circumstances that resulted in his arrest and detention for two years, without trial, by security operatives. Mr Abiri was arrested in July 2016 by operatives of the State Security Service, following [...]

August 24, 2018 Military

Ship ‘carrying weapons to Nigeria detained in South Africa’

South Africa yesterday detained a Russian ship laden with weapons and allegedly bound for Lagos, Nigeria. The vessel said to have left Madagascar was stopped near Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. “We are aware that she has [...]

August 24, 2018 Military

Nigerian college lecturer accused of certificate racketeering in police net

A lecturer at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, has been arrested by the police for allegedly facilitating the issuance of fake certificates to unqualified persons, Hope For Nigeria has learnt. According to the provost of the college, Yakubu [...]

August 21, 2018 Military

Police recover stolen two-day-old twins, 10 other babies in Imo

Crack team of detectives in Imo State have arrested eight persons in connection with the alleged stealing of two-day old twins and 10 other babies in Imo, Lagos and Edo states. Briefing journalists on Monday at the command’s headquarters in [...]

August 21, 2018 Military

Insecurity scaring motorists Off Abuja -Kaduna highway

Except prompt actions are taken by the Federal Government, the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway may not leave the league of most deadly routes in the country any time soon This is because the spate of attacks and killings on the road has [...]

August 19, 2018 Military

How governors spent N2trn on Nigeria police – NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat on Tuesday said governors of the 36 states have collectively spent more than N2 trillion in augmenting police operations nationwide in the last decade alone. Mr Abdulrazaque Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs, who [...]

August 15, 2018 Military

Borno protest: Soldiers explain why thy acted angrily

Some soldiers, who protested at the Maiduguri Airport on Sunday, have spoken on the incident. The demonstrators were part of the special force deployed to provide air defence and enhance security at the airport. The troops barricaded some sections of [...]

August 13, 2018 Military

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram protest, seize airport; army reacts

The Nigerian Army said calm has been restored at Maiduguri Airport seized for two hours on Sunday by riotous troops, that it described as ‘unscrupulous”. In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre [...]

August 13, 2018 Military

Reviewed NYSC allowance will come with new minimum wage, DG assures

NYSC allowance will come with new minimum wage: Director-general of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Zakari Kazaure, has reassured corps members of the upward review of their allowance, saying it would take effect with the new national minimum wage. [...]

August 8, 2018 Military

Nine corps members drown during picnic in Taraba State

Nine members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are currently serving in Taraba State on Saturday drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area of the state. Taraba State Police Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, [...]

August 6, 2018 Military

NYSC assures of upward review of corps’ members monthly allowance

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday said the Federal Government had commenced the process of reviewing corps members’ monthly allowance. Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, who disclosed this when he visited the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa as [...]

August 3, 2018 Military

How we nabbed robbers in military uniform – Nigerian Army

The Nigeria Army on Saturday paraded four robbery suspects it arrested in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State. Public Relations Officer of the Command Army Records, Lokoja, Capt. Nick Ejeh, while parading the suspects said that they were in military [...]

July 29, 2018 Military

Why Nigeria police cannot arrest us – Miyetti Allah

The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, has given reasons the police cannot arrest the leadership of the association. He spoke in response to the call by a former Head [...]

July 28, 2018 Military

Army re-deploys theatre command, MNJTF commanders, others

The Nigerian Army has yesterday announced major re-deployments of senior officers, staff and other top military appointments in the country. The re-deployments and postings were disclosed in a statement released yesterday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu. [...]

July 28, 2018 Military

Falana, Odumakin urges recruitment of more policemen

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to recruit more policemen, train and equip them adequately to be able to confront the current security challenges. Falana stated this yesterday at an interactive seminar organised [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

Army seeks partnership with associations to end insurgency

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, has urged trade unions and co-operative societies in Borno State to support the military to end Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. A statement in Maiduguri yesterday [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

Group flays redeployment of Atolagbe as OPSH commander

A group, under the aegis of Buhari Tarzarce Vanguard (BTV), has flayed the decision of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to redeploy Maj.-Gen. Anthony Atolagbe as commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). The group, while appealing to the DHQ to immediately [...]

July 26, 2018 Military

EFCC invites Ekweremadu over money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has invited the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu over alleged money laundering. The Commission is investigating a “conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering” case in which Ekweremadu’s featured prominently. “You are kindly [...]

July 25, 2018 Military
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