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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops eliminate 81 Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa

The troops of Sector 1 comprising troops of 21 and 26 Brigades supported by Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) cleared many villages of terrorists in the axis including Garin Bello, Kwoche, Lawanti, Alfa Bula Hassan and Alfa Cross among others.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Insurgency: Commander tasks troops on gallantry, discipline

Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has urged troops fighting against insurgency to show gallantry and discipline in the discharge of their duty.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill 3 suspected bandits, recover rifles in Katsina

The Police Command in Katsina State said its personnel have killed three suspected bandits attacking villages in Danmusa Local Government Area.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill notorious cult gang leader in Ogun

The Command in a press release its spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Somori had been on the police wanted list since November last year when he led his Aiye cult group members to kill members of the rival Eiye confraternity, Segun Runsewe and Kayode Adegbuyi during a supremacy battle.
Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

Ex-CAS: Isiaka Amao will do well as Chief of Air Staff

Former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Jonah Wuyep (rtd), has expressed confident that the new military service chiefs appointed recently by President Muhammadu Buhari will succeed in their assignments and work assiduously to tackle insecurity in the country.
Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Delta governor congratulates new CDS Leo Irabor

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Insecurity: Nigerian government cautions against ethnic, political sentiments

The federal government has cautioned Nigerians against political and ethnic sentiments that are capable of worsening the current ethnic and religious clashes over insecurity in some states, stating that President Muhammadu Buhari Administration is working assiduously to address all issues currently creating tension in the country.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Troops lay ambush, kill two bandits in Kaduna

Troops under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike on Monday night killed two bandits along the Sabon Iche-Kagarko Road, Kagarko local government area.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police: Four officers killed in battle with bandits, one missing

Four (4) police officers were killed during an exchange of gunfire between the Police and bandits along the Birnin-Gwari- Funtua Highway on Friday, 15th January 2021, while an officer is still missing.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Osun governor: Nigerians must shun calls for division, inter-ethnic wranglings

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to shun calls for division, insurgency, banditry and all inter-ethnic, religious and politically motivated wranglings capable of disintegrating the country.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram attacks another Yobe town

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents Saturday attacked Gujba town in Yobe State, shooting sporadically, causing panic and forcing residents to flee their homes.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe governor commends military for repelling Gujba attack

Governor Buni has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide the needed assistance to the people and provide government with the detail of the
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

DHQ: Troops destroy 197 bandits’ hideouts, neutralise 220, arrest 892 suspects

The troops of Operation Sahel Sanity destroyed 197 bandits’ hideouts, neutralised 220, arrested 892 suspects and recovered large cache of arms in North West in the second half of 2020, says Defence Headquarters.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief: Procurement of additional platforms, game changer in war against insurgency

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has assured Nigerians of the continued commitment of the Nigerian Air Force to the security of the nation, promising that his men would neither relent nor rest on their oars until the security of lives and properties of Nigerians are guaranteed.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Christmas: General Buratai worships with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday attended Christmas church service with troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Bunu Yadi in Yobe.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor felicitates with Christians, urges Nigerians to remember troops, IDPs, others

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Friday in Maiduguri enjoined Nigerians to pray for troops, volunteers of the Civilian Joint Task Force, the displaced and refugees of insurgency as they celebrate Christmas.
Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh

Cross River police commissioner dies of coronavirus

Jimoh reportedly died from COVID-19 complications in Calabar in the morning of Friday, December 18, 2020, after battling with health challenges for some weeks.
It was mixed feelings last Thursday for families of the six Police officers killed in different parts of Lagos State during the EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums, as they received a cheque of N10million each from the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

#EndSARS: Emotions run high as Lagos governor fulfils promise to widows of slain police...

It was mixed feelings last Thursday for families of the six Police officers killed in different parts of Lagos State during the EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums, as they received a cheque of N10million each from the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Northern governors salute General Danjuma at 83

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has congratulated retired Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, former Minister of Defence, on his 83rd birthday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a Kano-based community leader and renowned cleric, Muhammad Adahama, describing him as a “long-time friend, and an astute and courageous scholar.”

President Buhari, Plateau governor mourn as General Bali passes on at 80

Lalong said: “Gen. Bali was focused and committed to the peace and progress of Nigeria and Plateau State in particular where he contributed immensely to addressing the security challenges in the State, always deploying his wealth of knowledge and advising various administrations. Indeed Plateau State has lost an icon.”
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

#EndSARS: Lagos governor pays N60 million compensation to families of slain police officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has compensated the families of six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests with N10 million each, totaling N60 million.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#EndSARS: Akwa Ibom government lifts curfew

The Akwa Ibom State government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state in the wake violent protests, saying the discontinuation directive is to take immediate effect.

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Rivers governor: Good infrastructure reward for people’s resistance when army ‘tried to rig’ election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army commanding officer, four others laid to rest in Borno

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.
Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season. Fernandes joined Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2020. Since then, he has been an absolute sensation, scoring 23 and assisting 17 in 41 Premier League appearances.

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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House summons finance minister, budget chief over duty waivers

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Monday summoned the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze; and other officials of the Ministry of Finance to shed light on duty waivers granted to some companies.
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NIFAN elects Jaiz Bank chief as pioneer president

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The Imo State House of Assembly has sacked its Majority Leader, Uche Ogbuagu.

Imo Assembly sacks majority leader

Ogbuagu, who represents Ikeduru State Constituency, had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after Emeka Ihedioha was removed in January 2020 by the Supreme Court as Governor in order to emerge a principal officer of the House.