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Julie Okah-Donlie – NAPTIP DG

NAPTIP seeks military cooperation against human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) has sought the cooperation of the Armed Forces in the fight against human trafficking in the country.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops neutralise two bandits, avert ethnic clash along Benue/Taraba border

Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun on Friday.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army gets new spokesman, others

Col. Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting Director, Army Public Relations.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

Remembrance Day: DHQ announces closure of some roads

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said some roads in the city centre in the FCT would be closed on January 15 for the celebration of the 2019 Armed Forces Day.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ faults Amnesty International’s narratives on Shiite protest

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has expressed worry that the narrative of the Amnesty International (AI) in matters of national security and unity of Nigeria has continued unabated in spite of verifiable evidences to the contrary.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ: Anti-military reports dampen troops’ morale

The Defence Headquarters has lamented that antimilitary reports discrediting the efforts of the troops in the Northeast dampen troops morale.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

Nigeria, Niger collaborate on security

Nigeria and Republic of Niger agreed on a collaboration that would finally put an end to banditry and other elements of criminal activities around the two nations’ borders.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ raises alarm over campaign of calumny against military

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said a campaign of calumny was being sponsored against the Nigerian military.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

Plateau: Security agencies probe media reports, launch search for missing persons

Nigeria’s security agencies may have commenced investigations into what has been termed unwholesome media reports on the recent crisis in Plateau State, which are said to be capable of breeding retaliatory moves by the people.

Four renegade militants killed in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has confirmed the killing of four high profile militants terrorizing the Niger Delta region.

Presidency urges politicians to avoid hate speech in their campaigns

The trio, who spoke at a conference on Hate Speech and Campus Journalism Awards Ceremony organised by Youths Digest in Abuja, warned that hate speech, as evil does nobody any good, must be avoided by politicians and religious leaders in the interest of the corporate existence of the country.

Security: DHQ reveals strategy to improve on information management

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced resolve to revive and improve on the existing inter-agency collaboration towards efficiency in security operations and better information management among security agencies in the country.

Nigerian Army reviews counter insurgency operations

The Nigerian Army has reviewed the pattern of information management in all ongoing counter insurgency operations and will henceforth communicate only successes rather than strategies of operations.

Military strategises on freeing abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The military thursday met in Maiduguri, Borno State, saying it had come out with a strategic plan to rescue the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

General John Enenche replaced as defence spokesman

The Nigerian military has appointed John Agim as its new director of defence information.

House of Reps to investigate plans to stop female cadets recruitment

The House of Representatives has mandated its committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air Force to investigate claims of plans to scrap the training of female cadets in the Nigerian Defence Academy to be commissioned as regular combatant officers in the armed forces.

[email protected]: Service chiefs to celebrate with troops in Maiduguri

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, and the three other Service Chiefs on Saturday, moved to Maiduguri to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independence Anniversary with troops in the frontline.

DHQ warns public of fake defence Twitter page

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday called on members of the public to disregard a fake twitter page, “@DefenseMonitor’’ currently trending.

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Police arrest housewife for allegedly pouring hot water on husband

The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on the private part of her husband.

Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced in a statement on Tuesday that she had submitted her resignation from the IMF and it will go into effect in September.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter vindicates our stance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari describing the former’s action as patriotic.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.