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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor denies dolling out vehicles to bandits

A former Chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abubakar Maradun, had made the allegation against the Governor, saying he supplied Hilux vehicles to bandits which they used to attack innocent residents.
L-R: Fleet Commander, West, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke; Commander NNS WEY, Rear Admiral Uduak Ibanga; SGOH, FOC WEST, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji; Zonal Coordinator, Naval Officers Wives’ Association and wife of the FOC, Dr Mrs Feyisayo Daji, Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses and other senior officers of sister Service and Paramilitary.

Nigerian Navy builds transit accommodation for 230 junior ratings

The Nigerian Navy has completed the construction of a transit accommodation that will take not less than 230 Junior Ratings, with a view to motivating personnel and enhance efficiency.
Northern elders have expressed disappointment in the New Year message of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the inability of the president to yield to the desire of Nigerians by announcing the sack of security chiefs over worsening security problems in the country despite the overwhelming calls by citizens to that effect was disappointing, thus making the message empty.

Northern elders: We expected President Buhari to announce sack of service chiefs in New...

Northern elders have expressed disappointment in the New Year message of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the inability of the president to yield to the desire of Nigerians by announcing the sack of security chiefs over worsening security problems in the country despite the overwhelming calls by citizens to that effect was disappointing, thus making the message empty.
Staff unions at Abia State College of Education Technical Arochukwu, have expressed deep and unreserved appreciation to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for magnanimously paying the staff three months salary arrears.

ASCETA staff unions commend Abia governor for payment of salaries

Staff unions at Abia State College of Education Technical Arochukwu, have expressed deep and unreserved appreciation to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for magnanimously paying the staff three months salary arrears.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 29 suspected kidnappers, 53 others in Kaduna

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Mr Umar Muri, says the command has arrested 29 suspected kidnappers and 53 others, who committed various crimes from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Recurrence of jungle justice in Oyo worrisome

Newsmen observed that after the violent attacks on policemen which have drastically reduced the morale of the security men, there is hardly a week that someone or more will not be lynched by irate mob in different parts of the city.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden accuses Donald Trump of damaging critical security agencies

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

22 Coronavirus patients in critical condition in Abuja, as number rises

As Nigerians grapple with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, 22 out of 86 patients currently receiving treatment at various Isolation centres within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are said to be in critical conditions and only surviving through oxygen at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
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.

Airforce chief pledges support for troops

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has pledged to provide all the necessary support for Air officers and men of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in all their operations.
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.

Insecurity: Osun monarch urges Borno governor to stop criticising the army

A traditional ruler in Osun State, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, Hammed Adekunle, has advised the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, to tread cautiously in his criticism of the Nigeria army.
Nigerian Air Force says six of the expected 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircrafts have been produced.

NAF to receive A-29 Super Tucano fighter aircraft in 2021

The Chief of Air Staff Air, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, says the Nigeria Air Force will receive a new A-29 Super Tucano fighter aircraft in 2021 to strengthen defence.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Military has let Borno people down

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has made a rare condemnation of Nigeria’s military over its failure to protect Borno people travelling on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
City aren't forgetting about Leo Messi.

Lionel Messi left dejected as six Barcelona players blacklist him

Lionel Messi has gone through a turbulent patch at Barcelona over the past few seasons. However, it seemed like the Argentine forward had reached his boiling point this season with the club in August after he had reportedly sent a burofax to the board stating that he wanted out.
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.

Governor Zulum disappointed with military’s failure to secure highway used by Boko Haram terrorists

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has expressed disappointment with the failure of the military to secure the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway routinely used for Boko Haram attacks.
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 to boost Operation Lafiya Dole with propelled artillery guns

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that plans are underway to boost the ongoing operation in the North-East codenamed “Lafiya Dole’ with newly commissioned Vehicle Ultra-Light Carriage Artillery (VULCAR) and Self Propelled Light Guns into the Army.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

PSG wait on Neymar return ahead of Lille showdown

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have Neymar back in time for their top-of-the-table clash at Lille on Sunday, as the Brazil superstar looks to have recovered quicker than expected from what looked like a bad ankle injury.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has pointed out the need for government to institute an enduring reward system for war veterans to justify the ultimate sacrifices that they make in keeping Nigeria safe and united.

Governor Wike calls for establishment of reward system for war veterans

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has pointed out the need for government to institute an enduring reward system for war veterans to justify the ultimate sacrifices that they make in keeping Nigeria safe and united.

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Jen Psaki: Joe Biden’s inauguration speech’ll not be about Donald Trump

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China rescuers prepare escape route for trapped gold miners

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