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Police Recruitment:1,728 successful applicants to sit for CBT in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa says 1,728 of the 4,705 applicants who passed the medical and physical fitness screening for recruitment into the Force would sit for Computer-Based Test (CBT). The command said the test would be conducted by the [...]

May 19, 2018 Military

Police parades 13 suspected oil thieves

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded 13 suspects arrested for criminal conspiracy, pipeline vandalism and theft of product of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS. In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, the suspects were arrested in [...]

May 19, 2018 Military

Why I empowered youths with shoe police kits, oranges – Borno commissioner

The Borno State Commissioner for Higher Education and aspirant for the house of representatives in 2019, Usman Jaha (Babawo) has revealed why he distributed kits with shoe polish, bags of oranges and other items to youths in Gwoza as part [...]

May 18, 2018 Military

Gunmen disrupt APC congress in Cross River

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday stormed the venue of the All Progressive Congress (APC) congress in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State and disrupted the exercise. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Ibor, told our reporter that the [...]

May 17, 2018 Military

Ukweni tells NASS to issue warrant of arrest on Police IG

For refusing to honour Senate’s invitation, Ntufam Mba Ekpezu Ukweni, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has advised the Red Chamber to issue warrant of arrest on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Ukweni said on Wednesday, decried the [...]

May 17, 2018 Military

Navy acquires 179 high-speed boats to fight illegal pirates

The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it has acquired 179 high-speed boats in the last one year to checkmate activities of pirates and oil theft in the Nigerian maritime domain.It said six out of the boats, which are fast patrol boats, [...]

May 17, 2018 Military

Again Shiites members, police clash in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who were demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention, yesterday clashed with the police in Abuja. The youths who were armed with stones , chased away [...]

May 15, 2018 Military

Police investigates ritual activities in Borno

The Borno Police Command says it is investigating the activities of ritualists to curb their nefarious motives in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri [...]

May 13, 2018 Military

Police recruitment: Jigawa command speaks on screening of 4,705 applicants

The Jigawa State Police Command on Wednesday said it has begun the screening of 4,705 applicants for recruitment into the force. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abdu Jinjiri, in a chat with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

Senate summons security chiefs over illegal arms

Senate summons security chiefs over illegal arms: The Senate, yesterday, summoned heads of the nation’s security agencies with a view to curbing illegal possession of firearms. The security chiefs were Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; Director-General, Department of State Services, [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

Reps move to stop terrorism, kidnapping

The House of Representatives yesterday passed through second reading a Bill, which seeks to repeal Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 and enact Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill. Kayode Oladele in his debate said that measures to combat kidnapping and hijacking were [...]

May 9, 2018 Military

NSCDC in dilemma as suspect dies in custody

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi State is having a herculean task explaining how a suspect died in their custody.The confusion arose on Sunday in Ogaminana, Adavi local government area of Kogi State following the alleged [...]

May 8, 2018 Military

Police recruitment 2018: IG, Idris warns officers handling exercise against ‘sharp practices’

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned officers nominated to handle the recruitment exercise into the force against any form of sharp practice. Idris warned that senior officers nominated to handle the exercise must be thorough and must [...]

May 6, 2018 Military

2 sisters assault policeman in Lagos

2 sisters assault policeman in Lagos: Two sisters, Favour Ajula and Oluchi Ajula, were on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police inspector. Favour, a 24-year-old hairdresser; and 18-year-old Oluchi, a nurse, were said to [...]

May 4, 2018 Military

3 feared dead as hoodlums clash in Ibadan

Three persons were reportedly killed on Thursday, while many were injured, as hoodlums clashed in Abebi, Oloosa-Oko, Oopo and Orita-Merin areas of Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that problem started three days ago when a popular Fuji musician visited [...]

May 4, 2018 Military

Again, troops arrest, parade armed herder in Benue State

The troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion, Nigeria Army, Makurdi have again arrested and paraded an herdsman, Idi Gemu, in possession of an AK 47 rifle in Benue State. During the parading yesterday in Makurdi, the Commanding Officer, Lt.-Col. Suleiman [...]

May 3, 2018 Military

Masked DSS operatives storm National Assembly

Masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the premises of the National Assembly yesterday, causing tension among lawmakers, journalists and other workers. There was a standing directive barring security men from entering the NASS premises with arms. [...]

May 3, 2018 Military

Nigeria Prisons Service begins recruitment [Full details]

The Nigerian Prisons Service has commenced recruitment for full time appointments. According to a post on their website, the recruitment exercise will run from April 30 and end on June 11. It read: The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons [...]

May 1, 2018 Military

Police arrest suspected shop burglars in Trade Fair complex

The Lagos State police command has arrested two notorious shop looters at the Trade Fair international complex, Ojo, Lagos. Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen that the burglars had been robbing shop owners in Balogun axis of millions of [...]

May 1, 2018 Military

Gunmen kidnap Ekiti PDP chieftain, demand N30m ransom

The State Financial Secretary of Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kayode Oni, has been kidnapped by unknown abductors. Oni was said to have been kidnapped between Efon- Erio Ekiti highway while returning to Aramoko Ekiti [...]

April 30, 2018 Military

Army arrests key suspect, Tarshaku

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a key Boko Haram suspect, Aminu Yaminu, aka Tarshaku, who was believed to have led recent killings in Benue State. A statement issued on Friday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, [...]

April 28, 2018 Military

Why we raided Magu’s farm – Suspect confesses

Three suspects, who attacked the farmhouse of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, have been arrested. The suspects include a dismissed Nigerian Air Force Officer, Vincent Michael, with number: NAF12/26972L/CPL, Inalegwu Omikpa, and Francis [...]

April 24, 2018 Military

Nigerian Army arrests pipeline vandals, cultists

In the bid to nab criminal activities around Lagos and Ogun states, soldiers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have arrested 15 suspected pipeline vandals at Ilara and Imagbon areas of Ikorodu, 23 suspected cultists in the Ejinrin [...]

April 23, 2018 Military

Gunmen kidnap Benue Speaker’s adopted father

Jethro Ikyange, adopted father of the Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, has been abducted by gunmen. It was gathered that Jethro was whisked away in the early hours of Wednesday from his ancestral home at [...]

April 19, 2018 Government and politics, Military

FG begins medical outreach towards implementing UNEP report on Ogoniland

The Federal Government has commenced the second phase of its free medical outreach in Ogoniland.This is part of the activities to implement the United Nations Environment Protection Report (UNEP) in the area. The Project Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollutions Remediation Project [...]

April 17, 2018 Military

2 inspectors, 3 sergeants arrested over alleged robbery in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five serving policemen over alleged robbery attempt on one Mr Immanuel James, at Ago-Palace way, Okota, a Lagos suburb. The suspects, two Inspectors and three Sergeants were identified to be operatives attached to [...]

April 11, 2018 Military

Drama as sacked Kogi police chief is reinstated

Sacked Kogi State Police Commissioner Mr. Ali Janga was yesterday restored to his former position after meeting the seven-day ultimatum to re-arrest six suspects who escaped from custody in the Senator Dino Melaye’s case. Janga, according to the Inspector General [...]

April 6, 2018 Military

Niger tell Buratai “We’re still insecure” as Army orders withdrawal of troops

Over 20 communities in Munya council area of Niger State have pleaded with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of military personnel deployed to quell the incessant cases of kidnapping [...]

April 6, 2018 Military

NYSC DG laments poor state of facilities in orientation camps

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure on Wednesday expressed concern over what he called the dilapidated state of facilities in many orientation camps across the country. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Pre-orientation Workshop, [...]

April 5, 2018 Military

Police recover 948 guns in Sokoto

Police recover 948 guns in Sokoto: The Police Command in Sokoto State said it had recovered 948 guns under the state amnesty programme and police operations in last 24 months. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Murtala Mani, [...]

April 5, 2018 Military