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Ministry: Nigeria ready to contend ISIS infiltration

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it was not unaware of possible infiltration of Nigeria by members of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, but vowed that it was ready to contend them.

Afenifere group raises alarm over unsafe highways, farmlands

The Afenifere Renewal Group has again raised the alarm over the spate of insecurity in Southwest region, particularly along the highways and in the rural areas as result of porous borders.

Minister: President Buhari recruited over 20,000 force personnel in three years

Minister of Defense, Brig.-Gen. Mansur M. Dan-Ali (rtd), on Thursday, said that the Nigerian Armed Forces under President Muhammadu Buhari has been strengthened by recruiting more than 20,000 personnel into NAVY, Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

President Buhari orders security agencies to wipe out criminality

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Gusau, Zamfara State, directed security agencies to improve their strategies of intelligence gathering, surveillance and accuracy in deployments, and ensure that criminal activities are brought to an end across the country.

Governor Yari calls for legislature, executive collaboration

Zamfara State Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has called on state legislatures to synergise and collaborate with the executive arms for government to meet public expectations and deliver promises to the people.

Nigerian Army inaugurates 17 Brigade in Katsina

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday operationalised the newly established 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, located in Katsina State, to address security challenges in the state and the North-West Zone.

Zamfara govt lauds Senate over state of emergency rejection

Zamfara State government has lauded the decision of the Senate for the outright rejection of the Senator Kabiru Marafa’s call for the declaration of state of emergency.

Military operations begin in Benue, Taraba, others

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced the planned commencement of its special operation to clampdown on those perpetrating killings and other violent crimes in Benue State and environs to restore peace in the areas.

2019: Don’t let personal ambition override national interest – IBB tells President Buhari

He called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation (of) leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country.

We’ll end Senator Marafa’s political career – Governor Yari

The governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has threatened to end the political career of Kabir Marafa, lawmaker representing Zamfara central senatorial district.

Katsina APC endorses Buhari, Masari for second term

The APC position was contained in a resolution after the party’s Executive council meeting led by its Chairman, Malam Shittu S. Shittu.

Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no hesitation in unleashing pythons on south-eastern Nigeria to enforce the peace. The pythons have been dancing dangerously.

Why Python Dance two is unconstitutional

The Nigeria Army has just announced that the reason for the heightened state of military deployment in the Igbo speaking South East of Nigeria is to enable her men and officers to stage what they code named as operation Python Dance part two or in Igbo the exercise is called Egwu Eke 11.

Nigerian Army to check violent agitations in South East

The Nigerian Army is to launch “Operation Ogbu Eke II’’ – “Python Dance II’’, in the South East between September 15 and October 14, to check violent criminals, agitators and other forms of criminalities.

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Nigeria’s destiny in your hands – Ex-President Obasanjo tells youths

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Jubilation in Comrade Oshiomhole camp as APC holds national convention

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Police nab two men for defiling 13-year-old girl

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