Thursday, April 22, 2021



EFCC prosecution witness owns Kaduna hotel ‘wrongly linked to Dasuki’

A prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Salisu Shuaibu, is the alleged owner of the Halal Fountain Hotel (Annex), in...

Arms purchase: Channel your queries to my predecessors, COAS Attahiru tells Reps

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Ibrahim Attahiru, has urged the members of the House of Representatives to channel their inquiries on arms purchase contracts to his predecessors.

Insecurity: Buhari orders crushing of all criminals, collaborators

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to identify and crush heads of bandits, kidnappers and their local collaborators to restore confidence in society.

Missing arms funds: NSA Monguno makes U-turn, says he was “misquoted”

Despite clearly indicting the former service chiefs under Buhari administration in missing arms procurement funds, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has recanted. He said...

Funds meant for arms purchase ‘missing’ under Buratai, other service chiefs — NSA

The National Security Adviser, NSA Babagana Monguno, has revealed that funds given to former service chiefs for arms purchase not be traced. On January 26,...

Matawalle to critics: I’ve no intention to sabotage FG’s no-fly-zone order in Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has replied to his critics who alleged that he was attempting to sabotage the Federal Government’s no-fly-zone order on the state.

Negotiating with terrorists suggests weakness by Nigerian govt ― NSA

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, on Thursday ruled out the possibility of Federal Government negotiating with the criminals, saying that doing so will suggest weakness and incapacity on the part of government.

BREAKING: Buhari declares Zamfara no-fly zone, bans mining activities

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara State a no-fly zone as part of measures to check illegal mining and curtail banditry.

Buhari presides over National Security Council meeting, ministers, security chiefs in attendance

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over National Security Council meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

N26m Fraud: EFCC presents third witness against Fani-Kayode

The trial of a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja continued today, Tuesday...

Insurgency: Buhari must give new Service Chiefs timeline ― Ndume

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give the new set of Service Chiefs a timeline for fighting insurgency and banditry in the country.

Shekarau to Buhari: Sack Service Chiefs and appoint them ministers, advisers

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Service Chiefs, as the agitation for their removal, especially by federal lawmakers persists.

Buhari approves establishment of National Centre for Control of small arms, light weapons

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the control of small arms and light weapons.

UPDATED: Buhari orders rejigging of Nigeria’s operational security strategies

In a bid to effectively counter the insecurity across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the rejigging of the nation’s security network.

JUST IN: Buhari presides over 9th virtual FEC meeting, minute silence observed in honour of late Isa Funtua

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 9th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, just as a minute silence was observed in honour of Ismaila Isa Funtua, who passed away on Monday.

Dasuki welcomes new baby, 6 months after release from prison

Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, on Friday welcomed a newborn baby from his second wife, six months after regaining freedom from prison custody.

As Boko Haram, bandits unleash terror, Monguno battles Abba Kyari over security coordination

There seems to be an ongoing battle for supremacy among the handlers of Nigeria’s national security, particularly, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno and the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Arms Deal: Judge’s absence stalls Dasuki’s trial

The trial of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki on allegations of multiple fraud and illegal arms possession at the FCT High Court, Maitama, was on Wednesday stalled due to absence of presiding judge.

Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, just as the Ministries of Power and that of Justice are expected to make presentation at the meeting.

Nigerian Customs hands over 6 mine-resistant military vehicles to US govt

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has handed over the six mine-resistant and multi-purpose military vehicles intercepted en route Niger Republic to American government.

NSA: Who does the cap fit? By Ibrahim Bello

Since President Muhammadu Buhari, in a meeting with some traditional rulers from southern extraction, said there is a need to change the security architecture of the country, the social media and the security and intelligence space have been awash with insinuations as to who and who are qualified or maybe favoured to handle the frightening security conundrum threatening the nation.

NEC sets up Security, Policing Committee to check banditry, Kidnapping, cultism

National Economic Council, NEC, on Thursday set up a Security and Policing Committee to address the challenge of banditry, kidnapping, cultism and other security issues confronting the country.

Again, Dasuki refuses to appear in court, N33.3bn Arms deal trial stalled

The trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, NSA, again could not take place on Friday, owing to his absence.

$40m received from NSA Dasuki judiciously used, ex-President Jonathan’s cousin tells court

Robert Azibaola, cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that the money he received from former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, was judiciously used.

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