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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House considers 853 bills, 730 motions in two years

The House of Representatives has said it has passed 98 resolutions on security alone in the last two years. It has also considered 853 bills and 730 motions within the period.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

General Yahaya debunks ‘bad blood’ among service chiefs

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Tuesday denied reports that the service chiefs are failing to achieve their task of curbing the worsening insecurity in the country, due to lack of synergy among them.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: President Buhari can’t shift his constitutional roles on security to states

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

General Yahaya: I joined the Military 36 years ago

Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, told the House of Representatives Committees on Defence and Army that he joined the Nigerian Army about 36 years ago, one year above the 35 years mandatory retirement period in public service.
The Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Ahmad Bamalli, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ on love and sacrifice.

Kaduna emir: War is already at our doorsteps

Zaria, the ancient Kaduna city which some of the indigenes fondly referred to as Zazzau Emirate is under siege of bandits who have practically turn living a hellish affair for majority of the inhabitants.
President Joe Biden has arrived at his first in-person North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit Monday, vowing to reaffirm the United States' commitment to a military alliance his predecessor viewed with disdain.

Joe Biden’s first NATO summit to tackle China, Russia, reform

U.S. President Joe Biden is to take part in his debut NATO summit on Monday as the 30 countries look to turn their attention to external threats.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor faults President Buhari’s statement on insecurity

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on reasons for the state of insecurity in parts of the country.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-File Photo

Recep Erdogan’s summit with Joe Biden clouded by bitter disputes

No stranger to rocky relations with Washington, President Tayyip Erdogan holds his first meeting with President Joe Biden next week overshadowed by bitter disputes and by the new U.S. president’s cool tone towards Turkey.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigeria to sell unused power to four countries

Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N5.6 billion for the establishment of oxygen production plants in each of the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory.

President Buhari calls for synergy among security agencies to tackle insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for synergy among security agencies as a step towards combating the deteriorating security situation in the country.
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Oyo APC, governor bicker over fresh killings

The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State have differed on the fresh attack in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapaland, as scores of people were reported dead, following the invasion of the town by some suspected Fulani hardsmen, numbering 50 on Saturday night.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has debunked the insinuation that the invasion of a cow settlement at Alafara community Ologuneru area of Ibadan and fired some cows has nothing to do with Fulani-Yoruba clash.

Police confirm 11 people killed in Oyo

The police in Oyo State have confirmed the death of 11 people in an attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of the state.
Palestinian Hamas Gaza Chief Yehya Al-Sinwar and Head of the Egyptian general intelligence Abbas Kamel walk as they meet in Gaza May 31, 2021. REUTERS-Mohammed Salem-Pool

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday in an effort to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent hostilities, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

POWA pledges to support police officers to actualise their mandate

The Kano State Chapter of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has pledged to support police officers to succeed in their mandate.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Kogi: Gunmen abduct 3 persons returning from masquerade festival

It was gathered that the attack occurred on Sunday evening when the victims were travelling from Aiyedayo to Iyah Gbede, the next community in Ijumu LGA.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

Presidency: President Buhari needed 48 hours clearance to attend burial of COAS, others

The Presidency has explained that President Muhammad Buhari needed clearance to be able to physically attend the burial of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers in Abuja on Saturday

Oyo council poll: OYSIEC suspends election in Ido

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the ongoing local council election in Ido Local Government Area of the state.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Bandits moving into Niger North hinterlands

Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has cried out that bandits who are being dislodged from some communities in the Niger East Senatorial zone of the state are now moving into the hinterlands of the Niger North Senatorial zone to carryout their deadly activities.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to arrest Senators Anyim, Egwu, others

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has threatened to bring the full weight of the law to bear on some prominent citizens of the state for inciting violence.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

DHQ: Soldiers kill scores of terrorists, bandits, destroy camps, arms in 3 weeks

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced that counterinsurgency soldiers have killed scores of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal groups disturbing the peace of the country between May 1 and 20.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

U.S. says China is resisting nuclear arms talks

China is resisting bilateral talks with the United States on nuclear weapons, the U.S. disarmament ambassador told a U.N. conference on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to advance efforts to reduce nuclear arms stockpiles.

PENGASSAN: Insecurity threatens $1.5 billion PH refinery rehabilitation

This was even as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN),Port Harcourt Zone comprising some major oil and gas producing states including; Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, warned that the development remained a major setback to the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer, two soldiers killed in Ivory Coast IED blast

At least two soldiers and a police officer were killed Saturday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northeast Ivory Coast near the border with Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP.
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ITF chief: President Buhari providing quality leadership skills

The Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari said President Muhammadu Buhari has provided quality leadership through Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo and his counterpart, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum which has unleashed innovations and creativity of various agencies under their control.
The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Ministers meet NDPHC, TCN over power supply

The minister of power, Saleh Maman, and his minister of state counterpart, Goddy Agba, have met with major players in the power sector to address the electricity challenge in the country.
The Akwa Ibom State Government on Sunday took delivery of two new aircraft – Airbus A220 series – a new addition to the fleet of Ibom Airline.

Akwa Ibom government adds two Airbus to state’s airline fleet

The Akwa Ibom State Government on Sunday took delivery of two new aircraft – Airbus A220 series – a new addition to the fleet of Ibom Airline.