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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Monguno, Borno State, promised to fish out and punish politicians who are allegedly instigating violence in some states of the federation “in their quest for relevance in the country’s political landscape.”
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted permission to former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, to travel abroad to visit his family and friends.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has called on the armed forces and other security agencies to collaborate and tackle the security challenges in the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, has authorised the deployment of additional Special Forces to Plateau to beef up the strength of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), following Sunday’s killing in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, visited Plateau following attacks that left scores of people dead.
Worried by the audacious refusal of the police to submit to civil authority and the doubt over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2019, Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum has demanded the immediate sack of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu.
For the record, I did not vote on June 12, 1993. Not that I did not want to vote, but the situation conspired with the circumstances to disenfranchise me: I was out of Lagos. If I was in town, though, I would have voted for Chief MKO Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
In order to reduce tensions caused by the passage of the controversial anti-grazing law in three states, the federal government is considering suspending the implementation of the law, while negotiating safe routes for cattle herders.
The senate has asked heads of security agencies to send a special budget that would enable them tackle insecurity in the country.
The Senate on Wednesday, resolved to consider setting up a special funding for security agencies in the country.
The Senate is at the moment in a closed door session with Service Chiefs over the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and herdsmen and kidnapping across the country.
The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, have arrived at the Senate to address the lawmakers on the security situation in the country.
He said the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin in consultation with service chiefs and commanders of other security agencies re-strategised and constituted the operation to ensure peace and security of lives and properties in the affected states returned back to normal.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night returned to Abuja after a successful official visit to the United States where he held bilateral talks with President Donald Trump.
The Presidency on Sunday lamented that Nigeria did not receive the deserved support from the former President of the United States of America, Mr. Barrack Obama, in the fight against terrorism.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.
Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.
LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”
President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser, Susan Rice, on Sunday called President Trump’s lengthy one-on-one meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin a “historic mistake.”
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has flayed publications that it has suspended the issuance of National Identification Cards successful enrolees.
Newspaper Vendors in Bauchi have lamented over the drop in sale of newspapers as a result of internet evolution.
Ekiti State Government has challenged the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to begin his probe of the Ayodele Fayose led government now instead of waiting till October 16 that he will be sworn in.