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UNODC launches Nigeria’s handbook on counter-terrorism probes

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working in conjunction with the European Union and the Nigeria Police Force, has launched a new Handbook on Counter-Terrorism Investigations, which was developed exclusively for Nigerian investigators working in the counterterrorism arena.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

SERAP sues President Buhari, National Assembly leadership over security votes

A rights group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is seeking an answer and has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, asking the Federal High court to order them disclose details of allocations.
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Border closure: Goods worth over N2 billion impounded, 239 illegal migrants arrested

Items worth N2.55 billion have been impounded while 239 illegal immigrants have been arrested following the closure of the nation’s borders, the Strategic Communication Team of the National Security Adviser on Border closure has revealed.

Police arrest soldiers for ‘kidnapping’

While confirming the arrest on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Chidi Nwabuzo, said the three soldiers and civilian were being interrogated by the state command’s head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Superintendent Richard Balogun.

Uche Secondus lambasts APC, President Buhari for ‘impoverishing’ Nigerians

Nigerians have never had it so bad as in the past four years of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has witnessed the worst of insecurity, poverty, hunger coupled with multiple taxations that have made nonsense of its acclaimed poverty alleviation programmes.
PRNigeria investigation reveals that the suspect, one Saadu Abubakari, who is currently in the Police custody has made a useful confession that is helping to crack what is regarded as a new trend in kidnapping cases.

Police nab suspect in $15,000 Bitcoin kidnap ransom

The Nigerian Police Force, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has tracked down and arrested the main suspect in connection with the kidnap incident involving an exchange of bitcoins worth $15,000 ransom payment, which was the first of its kind.
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Akwa Ibom plans two rehab centres for 462 ex-militants

The Akwa Ibom state government has concluded plans to establish two rehabilitation centres for 462 repentant militants.

Police arrest suspected serial killer in Osun

The Osun Police Command has arrested one Teslim Raji, also known as Akerele, and his accomplice, Femi Bamidele, for alleged serial killings, kidnappings and gun running, within the Ikire axis of the state.
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 renames ‘Operation Python Dance’ in South East to ‘Atilogwu Udo’

The authorities of the Nigerian Army wish to inform the general public of the change of name of one of its annual training exercises code-named, “Exercise Egwu Eke” to “Exercise Atilogwu Udo”.
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MURIC urges federal government to do more on remaining Chibok girls

An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.
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Gunmen attack another Kaduna school, kidnap principal

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked the Government Technical Secondary School located at Maraban Kajuru community in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, abducting the principal of the school.

Police arrest dreaded kidnapper, rescue victim in Imo

The Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Imo State police command on Wednesday arrested a kidnap kingpin, Izuchukwu Chukwuma.

#BringBackOurGirls marks 2,000 days, demands Chibok girls’ release

The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement has marked the 2000th day of the Chibok girls’ abduction by terrorist group Boko Haram with a call on the Federal Government to step up efforts to free the remaining hostages.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari to initiate policies to attract teachers to rural communities

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will provide vibrant policies that will provide allowances and initiate annual retention benefits for teachers in order to attract them to rural communities.

NSCIA urges FG to take concrete steps on insecurity

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged the Federal Government to take concrete steps towards reversing the ugly trend of kidnappings and banditry in the country.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Nigerians not getting enough from security agencies – Senate president

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said Nigerians are not getting the best from the security agencies due to the way their structures were designed.

Insecurity: Nigerian military urged to monitor dismissed officers

Sunday Adebomi has called on the authorities of the Nigeria Army to pay more attention to the cases of dismissed officers, who have now adopted kidnappings and banditry as their new career.

Police confirm killing of wanted kidnapper ‘Lucifer’ in Rivers

A notorious kidnapper, Ekweme Brown, popularly known as Lucifer, has been shot dead by policemen in Rivers, an official said.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.