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SARS arrests notorious armed robbers in Cross River

The Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) in Cross River State has arrested over ten notorious armed robbers in various locations in Cross River State.   Disclosing this in an interview in Calabar on Friday, the Commander of SARS, Mr Victor [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants

Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud : “In Nigeria, with the right (amount of) money, anybody can drive,” the officer said in hushed tone, grinning, his hands in the pockets of his trouser as he led this reporter into the open space [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud: The police have concluded plans to deploy forensic inputs and intelligence skills to combat fraud and other financial crimes. Dan Okoro, the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Anti-Fraud, Force Criminal [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Police inspector docked for giving information to unauthorised persons

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Adesida Ademola, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly ‎giving false information to public officers. Ademola of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of giving false information to [...]

July 19, 2018 Military

Nigerian govt to begin IPPIS enrollment of military personnel

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to begin the enrollment of all military personnel on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), scheme from July 30. Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), made the decision known in [...]

July 18, 2018 Military

Controversy over alleged missing Nigerian soldiers

The Nigerian Army has denied any of its personnel were missing in an attack by Boko Haram on Saturday. However, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported yesterday: “No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for [...]

July 17, 2018 Military

EFCC takes over as court orders forfeiture of Safetower estate

A federal High Court, Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of the multi -billion naira Safetowers Estate located at Ikate, Lekki.The project is being promoted by Safetrust Mortgage Bank Limited and Macbosh Properties Limited. Justice Sule Hassan made the order [...]

July 16, 2018 Military

NFF ready for EFCC investigation, says board

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headed by Amaju Pinnick yesterday said it was ready to face the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) investigations, which has allegedly been bandied by some people allegedly working to install Plateau State-born [...]

July 11, 2018 Military

Robbers attack UNIOSUN students in midnight raid

Some students of Osun State University, Ikire campus were at the weekend brutalized and  harassed by suspected armed robbers. The bandits beat occupants of the student hostels and carted away their possessions. Some of the victims who shared their stories [...]

July 9, 2018 Military

Civil defense convicts 122 persons, warns against bunkering

Akwa Ibom State Civil Defense Corps convicted 122 persons for criminal cases, successfully prosecuted and won 50 cases as well as legally forfeited 13 trucks, 18 vehicles and other vehicles to the federal government between, April 2016 till date. The [...]

July 7, 2018 Military

DSS raises alarm over 2019 election

The Department of State Service DSS), has identified insecurity as a major threat to the 2019 general election. DSS Director General, Lawal Daura, raised the alarm in a presentation he made before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of [...]

July 5, 2018 Military

DSS invades Ekiti school, arrests officials

DSS invades Ekiti school: Operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday stormed a secondary school in Ado-Ekiti, Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School, and arrested some members of staff. Those arrested were the Secretary to the Principal, one Mrs [...]

July 4, 2018 Military

Enugu police rescue Mikel Obi’s father from abductors

The Police in Enugu State yesterday rescued Mikel Obi’s father, Pa Michael Obi and his driver, Ishaya John at a forest in Egede, Udi Local Council of the state. The Guardian learnt that Pa Obi and his driver were rescued [...]

July 3, 2018 Military

Plateau: Niger Delta militants blow hot, reveal what’ll happen in 21 days

A coalition of Niger Delta militants, yesterday, gave the Federal Government a 21-day notice to end killings in the country. The group lamented the recent killing by herdsmen in Plateau State. The militants, who met at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Pressure mounts on Buhari to sack security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari is facing growing pressure to sack his security chiefs over indiscriminate killings across the country. A group, Good Governance Initiative (GGI), yesterday, took its view even a notch further by asking the president to resign. “What is [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Youths deplore deployment of troops to guard oil facilities in Niger Delta

Youths deplore deployment of troops to guard oil facilities in Niger Delta: Youths from oil and gas producing-communities of the Niger Delta have advocated a community-oriented oil facilities surveillance scheme all over the region as the best model to address [...]

July 2, 2018 Military

Benue government commends military for repelling invading herdsmen

The Benue State Government, yesterday, praised the Nigeria military, under the aegis of Operation Whirl Stroke, for drastically reducing the rate of herdsmen attacks in the state. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Lawrence Onoja Jr, who made [...]

July 1, 2018 Military

Unrepentant fake soldier arrested in Ogun State

fake soldier arrested in Ogun State: A 32-year-old man, Abdul-Azeez Haruna, has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State police command for impersonating a military officer at Ifesowapo community of Ijako in Sango Otta. The suspect who had been [...]

June 27, 2018 Military

Benue crisis: Nigerian Air Force deploys two fighter jets, 300 Special Forces

The Nigerian Air Force has deployed two fighter aircraft and 300 Special Forces to Benue State following renewed crisis in the state. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this weekend when he paid a visit to the [...]

June 25, 2018 Military

El-zakzaky: Police, Shi’ites trade blame over Kaduna gun battle

Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command yesterday engaged members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, in a gun duel in Kaduna over the continuous detention of Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, leader of the group. Hope [...]

June 21, 2018 Military

Bayelsa indigenes flee homes over fear of military invasion

Indigenes of Bilabiri 1 Community in Ekeremor Local Council of Bayelsa State have fled their homes over fear of military invasion following the attack on Tunu flow-station and the subsequent killing of three soldiers in a bloody shoot-out. Many have [...]

June 20, 2018 Military

Tension as Air Force jets bomb Benue villages

Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted air strikes on at least three Benue State communities on Saturday, in an operation which lasted several hours. The development sent the communities panicking. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, [...]

June 17, 2018 Military

Kidnappers abduct 3 Calabar residents in one week

Three businessmen have been kidnapped in Calabar, Cross River State capital within one week. This came barely one month after two pupils were allegedly abducted from a public school in Ikot Effanga in Calabar Municipality. DAILY POST gathered that on [...]

June 15, 2018 Military

IGP approves nationwide audit of SARS detention cells

The Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has approved the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) request to begin an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. The audit would also include all detention [...]

June 14, 2018 Military

JAMB reveals who included Arabic questions in examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has explained why it included Arabic in examination question for police recruitment. The body said the questions were set by its workers who are Christians. The board, however, insisted that contrary to insinuation [...]

June 12, 2018 Military

Why troops are still deployed in Niger Delta, by DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops in the oil-rich Niger Delta region remain deployed to take care of unforeseen developments. The military high command restated that the presence of troops gives confidence to investors and businesses to remain [...]

June 11, 2018 Military

Fake soldier nabbed in Lagos

Fake soldier nabbed in Lagos: A panel beater, Victor Nyaku, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for impersonation and assault. Nyaku, 47, is also accused of parading himself as an Army officer, wearing Army camouflaged [...]

June 7, 2018 Military

Police speak on Otukpo cult war, give details of bloody clash

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the cult clash in Otukpo area of Benue State where several persons were killed on Sunday. Hope For Nigeria reports that no fewer than 10 were killed and several persons injured in a clash that [...]

June 4, 2018 Military

Officer died, inmates escape as gunmen storm Minna Prison

The Medium Security Prison located at Tunga area of Minna metropolis was attacked by gunmen on Sunday night. DSP Rabiu M. Shuaibu, PRO, Nigerian Prison Service, Niger command, confirmed this in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday [...]

June 4, 2018 Military

Shehu Sani reacts to kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, has reacted to the kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits operating along Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State. Reacting, Sani appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently fund and equip the security agencies in the [...]

May 22, 2018 Military