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The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Coalition calls on Nigerians to reject proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called on Nigerians to reject the Senate’s proposed bill on the Armed Forces Service Commission, describing it as a ‘taboo’.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, inspecting projects at Bama Barracks on 31st Dec. 2019

Former police chief hails Army chief, troops over gallant display against Boko Haram

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and his gallant troops for a display of sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS denies going after Premium Times editor, says it’s needless sensationalism

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that its officials visited the home of a Premium Times editor over a story published by the online newspaper on the presidency.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, inspecting projects at Bama Barracks on 31st Dec. 2019

Why Nigerian military needs special financing – lawmaker

A lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Tajudeen Adefisoye, has drummed support for a bill seeking special financial support for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.
President Buhari on Monday,on 24th Feb 2020 held a Special Consultation with Service Chiefs in State House. 2

Nigeria defence chief seeks security forces synergy

The Service Chiefs on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja. At the meeting were: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas and the Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu.
President Buhari on Monday,on 24th Feb 2020 held a Special Consultation with Service Chiefs in State House. 4

Insecurity: NSA Monguno absent as President Buhari meets security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met behind closed door with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari on Monday,on 24th Feb 2020 held a Special Consultation with Service Chiefs in State House. 3

President Buhari holds special consultation with service chiefs — in pictures

President Buhari on Monday,on 24th Feb 2020 held a Special Consultation with Service Chiefs in State House
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.

Edwin Clark cautions President Buhari over appointment of Justice Bulkachuwa’s successor

Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to correct some of his lapses through appointment of successor of the outgoing President of Court of Appeal.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA accuses Abba Kyari of ‘unwarranted meddlesomeness’

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), has blamed the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for the failures in the war against insurgency.

Presidency rejects calls for service chiefs sacking

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the military is doing a good job and deserves the support of Nigerians.

Presidency: Boko Haram beneficiaries planning protest against service chiefs

The Presidency said on Saturday that politicians and beneficiaries of the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, are mobilising about two thousand men and women to protest against service chiefs in the country on Monday.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Miyetti Allah: Why we’re against Amotekun

Following reactions that greeted the formation of Southwest regional security organization, codenamed Amotekun, a Fulani socio-cultural organization, Miyetti Allah, has alleged that the aim of security formation is ‘to cleanse the Fulani tribe from the Southwest’.

Group seek support for police, military tackling insurgents

Some Nigerian elders, under the auspices of Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO) have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the nation to support the Inspector General of Police and Service Chiefs to abate insurrection.

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US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.