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The mandate to the security chiefs came against the backdrop of the rising cases of attacks by non-state actors on police and other agencies’ facilities as well as personnel, especially in the South-east.
A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
The Senate yesterday assured the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, the service chiefs, Acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Alkali Usman, and heads of intelligence agencies, of its readiness to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity in the country.
The Senate has promised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs, Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) and Heads of intelligence agencies in the country, of its readiness to do everything within its power to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity situation in the country.
Senate on Thursday at plenary went into closed session with some heads of security agencies in the country.
The service chiefs who will join the CDS to brief the upper legislative chamber by 10am are the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo.
Federal government yesterday said it has overfunded “Operation Lafiya Dole” which is fighting insurgency in the North East zone.
The federal government yesterday expressed its commitment to do all it could to save the remaining 16 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, whose abductors have threatened to kill for the delay in ransoming them.
The Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Preye Fakrogha, has assured residents that security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory will work in synergy to secure the nation’s capital.
Security forces have uncovered a plot by insurgents to infiltrate the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), using tinted vehicles and covered plate numbers, according to a report.
President Muhammadu Buhari has parted ways with an influential Catholic cleric, who previously described Buhari as “messiah’’ because the president refused to give him a juicy contract.
Amid deteriorating security across the country, caused by Boko Haram, bandits and other terrorists, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday convened a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House, Abuja, to fashion out new strategies to stem the unending killings.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will overcome all the current security problems and defeat the forces of evil marauding about in different parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a security meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Security chiefs in attendance at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has assured that the planned reform of the nation’s armed forces would enhance their operational efficiency and fighting power.
The Senate at Tuesday plenary expressed anger over the deteriorating security situation of the country, mandating its leadership to book an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs to discuss the issue and proffer lasting solutions.
Suspected IPOB militants on Saturday night killed two soldiers and three police officers at Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said no sane government would fold its arms and remain indifferent towards the unprecedented security threats orchestrated by non-State actors.
Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Sunday, led the service chiefs on an assessment visit to Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has established a strike force division within the agency to effectively take on drug cartels and syndicates.
The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State is far from over as several members of the community have disowned an igweship election reportedly held recently.
Egypt's prosecutor-general on Tuesday ordered the release of a group of young men accused of raping a woman in a Cairo luxury hotel in 2014 in after allegations surfaced online last year.
Idris emphasised that the programme known as ”Rapid Response Register” (RRR), was designed as a shock response framework by the National Social Safety Net Programme (NASSP) in collaboration with the World Bank to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo State yesterday protested against the nonpayment of their accumulated salaries, amid deployment of security agents to maintain peace at the university.
The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says the collaboration of ports in West and Central Africa is crucial to achieving sustainable development.
Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country’s clerical rulers.
Barcelona were confirmed champions after they defeated Granadilla Tenerife 1-0 away, while title rivals Levante could only draw 1-1 away to Espanyol.
Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has called for increased emphasis on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria.
Governor Simon Lalong has commended the Nigerian Airforce for establishing a search and rescue base in Plateau State.