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The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is collaborating with Ghana-based Kofi Annan International Peace and Training Centre (KAIPTC) to strengthen the capacity of its staff.

Kofi Annan Centre to support NOSDRA with capacity enhancement

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is collaborating with Ghana-based Kofi Annan International Peace and Training Centre (KAIPTC) to strengthen the capacity of its staff.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army: Troops in hot chase of remnant of Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ have heightened the tempo of the chase of remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the Northeast region.

Gani Adams: Whoever opposes Amotekun will die mysteriously

Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has disclosed that people of southwest would not tolerate any form of threat from any individual or groups over its decision to safeguard the region.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Oodua youth group throws weight behind Amotekun

A youth group, Oduduwa Development Initiative, ODI, has thrown its weight behind the Amotekun and South-West governors for the initiative to tackle rising insecurity in the geopolitical zone.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Amotekun: We won’t succumb to blackmail – Southwest governors

The Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not “capitulate to blackmail” from within or outside the region, and reaffirmed that the South West security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Afenifere: Amotekun targeted at Miyetti Allah

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has declared that Amotekun is targeted at Miyetti Allah if the group’s intention is to trouble Yorubaland.

We’ll deal with all threats – Service chiefs

Against the background of the Federal Government’s decision to declare South-West’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun illegal, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs on Friday, at the end of which they vowed to deal with threats and keep the country safe.
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Soldiers invade, raze Bayelsa community — in pictures

Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt forum criticise federal government declaration

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the federal government to declare Amotekun, a security outfit set up by South-west governments, illegal.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun: NYCN’s comments inciting, capable of causing unnecessary tension – OPC

Lagos State chapter of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has described as inciting and capable of causing unnecessary tension in the country the comments made by the National President of the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) over the new security initiative inaugurated by the six South-West governors on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
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.

Nigerian Army promotes five outstanding soldiers, two CJTF

Nigerian Army has recognised five soldiers with awards and special promotions for their gallantry in the fight against insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Governor Zulum marks Christmas in Southern Borno

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is marking the Christmas season in the southern part of Borno State which has the highest population of Christian-citizens. He spent last night in Uba, a majority Christian portion of Askira-Uba local government area. Muslims are majority in the Askira portion of the council.

Tension in Akwa Ibom over prisoner’s death

There is palpable tension at the Nigeria Correctional Service in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State as inmates in the early hours of Saturday protested the alleged killing of their colleague.

Troops prevent 313 sabotage attempts on oil export pipelines

Troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta also known as Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) have stopped no fewer than 313 sabotage attempts on crude oil export pipelines in the region.

Bandits invade Zamfara community, kill nine soldiers, policemen

Gunmen, on Friday, attacked a military formation at Sunke community in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing nine soldiers in the process.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Southwest governors get nod to establish zonal security outfit

Governors in the six Southwest states are putting finishing touches to the inauguration of a joint regional security outfit codenamed Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN).
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Military decision to set up super camps responsible for recent Boko Haram attacks – Borno...

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, says the decision of the military to establish “super camps” is responsible for last week attacks in Gubio and Magumeri local government areas of the state.
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‎Gunmen abduct 14 villagers in Kaduna

Suspected kidnappers have abducted 14 villagers in two Kaduna villages located along Birnin-Gari Gwari Kaduna Highway in two days.

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