Saturday, April 17, 2021



Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation as 55 suspects escape police custody

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, has called for the prosecution of the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities had escaped.

Ebonyi: Crude oil discovery, illegal mining responsible for killings in Effium ― AESID

The umbrella body of Ebonyi State indigenes in Abuja, Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, has attributed the recent killings in Effium community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state to the discovery of mineral deposits in the area.

Insecurity: Zamfara govt begins monitoring of ‘unprofessional media reports’

Zamfara State Government, on Thursday, said it would henceforth monitor reports of organizations on security matters in the state.

Prosecutor tenders $1.3m cash recovered from member of Buhari’s Arms Probe Panel

The Federal Government, on Thursday, tendered before the Federal High Court, Abuja, different currencies of dollars stashed in three bags as evidence in the money laundering charge against retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed.

Nigerian troops foil kidnap attempt at Turkish school in Kaduna

The troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, has foiled attempt by bandits to kidnap some students of Turkish International Secondary...

BREAKING: Nigerian Army rescues 180 abducted students of Kaduna college, many still missing

Troops of the Nigerian Army in the early hours of today, Friday, rescued 180 citizens, many of them are students of the Federal College...

Malami describes late Justice Ngwuta as great jurist

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has described the late Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta as a great man who rendered selfless service that contributed immensely in nation-building, with particular reference to the judiciary and justice Sector.

SSS operatives raid bandit camp, intercept ‘sophisticated weapons’ in Kaduna

The operatives of the Department of State Security service, SSS, have reportedly raided a forest camp belonging to a network of seven armed bandits in Kaduna State, recovering some sophisticated weapons during the operation.

Insecurity: Drug barons funding terrorists, bandits  – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has attributed the lingering insecurity to the funding activities of drug barons who provide insurgents, bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunitions in the country.  

COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to receive vaccine Saturday – PTF

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday.

Senate confirms appointment of Service Chiefs

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of the new Service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria rules out elderly in first batch of COVID-19 vaccination, prioritises political elite

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca...

BREAKING: SSS frees Salihu Tanko

The State Security Service has freed Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the former spokesman to governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Tanko-Yakasai's elder brother, Umar, confirmed the...

SSS arrests Ganduje’s aide, Salihu Tanko, for criticizing Buhari

The State Security Service, SSS, has arrested Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the special adviser to the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Media, for...

FRSC seeks executive approval to bear arms

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said that the corps would require the executive approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to bear arms.

Again, SSS raises alarm over plans to cause ethnic, religious violence

The Department of State Security Services, DSS, has again warned against plans by some persons and groups to exploit some fault lines to cause ethno-religious violence in some parts of the country.

Nigeria will be safe when politicians stop using thugs — Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, says Nigeria will be a safe place to live in when politicians stop the use of thugs and criminals during elections.

We know the whereabouts of Kankara schoolboys — Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has given an assurance that the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School,Kankara, Katsina State, will be...

‘Don’t be distracted by mischief makers’, retired SSS directors tell DG Yusuf Bichi

The Forum of State Security Service Retired Directors, FORD, has rallied around the Director-General of the service, Yusuf Bichi, in his quest to surmount security challenges confronting the country.

We’re not responsible for any attack on Southern Kaduna communities – Miyetti-Allah

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, says it is a responsible association led by people who will never claim responsibility for irresponsible acts or any form of criminality.

FEC approves establishment of Agency for management of recovered assets

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the transmission of a Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency Bill to the National Assembly to facilitate the establishment of an Agency for recovered assets.

Fake SSS personnel bags 12 years in prison

A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Monday sentenced one Ademola Lawal to a total of 12 years in jail for impersonating personnel of the Department of State Services, DSS, and N1.85 million fraud.

Edo Guber: Delegates observe COVID-19 protocols at PDP primary

No fewer than 2,500 delegates for the Thursday PDP Edo Governorship primaries in Ogbe Stadium, Benin, were subjected to observing the COVID-19 protocols, before entering the venue.

Why Nigerian troops engage in internal security operations – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the need to confront criminal elements with superior fire power informed the continuous involvement of troops in internal security operations.

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