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Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Tuesday assured that the country would certainly surmount the current ‘difficult phase’ of its security concern.
House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alkali Baba, immediately commission and take over the investigation and prosecution of the suspect’s killers or Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren in Akwa Ibom State.
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.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.
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.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.
In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.
Chairman, South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has cried out that the nation’s current security architecture cannot guarantee effective policing and address the array of security challenges confronting the country.
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.
Nigerian senators on Tuesday asked the leadership of the National Assembly to have a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and brief him on the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has paid a condolence visit to the Headquarters of Kebbi State Police Command Birnin-Kebbi to commiserate with the Commissioner of Police over killing of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Sakaba in Zuru Emirate, Superintendant of Police Abdullahi Jimo.
Methodist Church Nigeria Bishop, Diocese of Onitsha, Rt Rev Livinus Onuagha, has called on the States in the South East and South South to flush out all illegal occupants of the zones’ farmlands and forests with immediate effect as he described Nigeria as a failed State.
Frontline rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the federal government to probe the invasion of Awo-Omama, a community in Orlu local government area of Imo state by a combined team of security forces which led to the killings of some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, recently.
Irked by the incessant attacks on Police personnel and formations in the south-east region, international non-governmental organisation, Jose Foundation UK, has condemned the acts, describing it as threat to justice, peace and development.
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, Saturday, said insecurity gives his government concern as he distributed 50 brand new JAC pickup vehicles to the army, police, and other security agencies in the State to enhance their performance, especially in responding to emergencies in the State.
As part of its determination to ensure that the state was adequately and effectively policed and secured, Bauchi State Government has purchased 50 JAC Pickup operational vehicles equipped with communication gadgets worth the sum of N759.5 million.
The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to as a matter of urgency, step up actions in curtailing the incidents of kidnapping and banditry in Owan Federal Constituency and the country at large.
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he decided to honour Sunday Erhabor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the State Command, who was assaulted by one Victor Ebhomenyen at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru last the weekend to encourage other police officers serving in the state to always display high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
A former DR Congo minister has been arrested in neighbouring Republic of Congo at the request of authorities in Kinshasa who have accused him of embezzlement, a police source said Wednesday.
Labour minister, Chris Ngige, has rescheduled a fresh meeting with the leaderships of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), over the lingering strike that has crippled court activities across the country for two weeks.
One of the largest pipelines in the US has been taken offline by its operator following a cyberattack. First reported by the New York Times, Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45 percent of the fuel supplies for the eastern US, said in a statement late Friday that it took “certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations and affected some of our IT systems.”
The Police Command in FCT has reassured residents of Abuja of adequate protection of lives and property.
Five Ward Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue state, yesterday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with thousand of their supports.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara has pledged to take appropriate action against members of the “True PDP” who recently set up a parallel office in the state.
The Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has disowned the “Olu of Orile Kemta”, Ogun State, Adetokunbo Tejuoso, who was arrested recently by police for an alleged romance scam, saying the man is neither an oba nor a chief in the council.
This development was disclosed by the executive secretary, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), Paul Ikonne, when he led the management of the Authority to the office of the state governor in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
The third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.
A French journalist kidnapped by Islamist militants in the northern Mali city of Gao last month has appeared in a video appealing to French authorities to do everything they can to free him.
The Lagos State government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.
A Mobile Magistrates’ Court in Ekae at Sapele Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo on Thursday convicted 20 persons for operating tricycles without permit.