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Shake-up in Nigerian Army: Buratai approves new postings, appointments of senior officers

To rekindle the spirit of professionalism, the Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some senior officers. The postings which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. TY Buratai is a routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency. …

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Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers … Addresses widows in barrack, approves SME support … Releases 2 transformers, 2 boreholes, school renovation

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Friday at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri where he announced cash support of N23.5m as support to families of 47 soldiers killed by boko haram last Sunday in Yobe state. Each family is to receive N500,000 not as compensation for losing priceless …

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Police arrest suspected kidnapper, rescue 13 victims in Enugu

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N/Delta youths accuse, warn NSA over Amnesty, demand appointment of Dokubo’s replacement from region

Niger Delta youth leaders on Wednesday warned the National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj-Gen Babagana Mongunu (Retd) of the implications of hijacking the management of the Presidential Amnesty Office on the stability and peace of the region. The youths noted that mismanagement of the Amnesty Programme could lead to the return …

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Damboa Attack: Zulum Hails Military for Decisive Blow on Boko Haram … Scores of insurgents killed,19 fighter vehicles seized … ‘Taking the war to fleeing insurgents impressive’

  Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has applauded the Nigerian military’s ground and air components for what he described as “decisive blow against Boko Haram” in the early hours of Wednesday, even when the insurgents ambushed from different directions in attempt to overrun Damboa town in southern part of …

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Lagos, Oyo, Osun Assemblies pass Amotekun Corps Bill; Lawmakers appear in leopard outfit of Operation Amotekun.

 By Adekunle Williams (Lagos), Adebisi Fatima Sogbade (Ibadan), Olajide Idowu (Osogbo) The Houses of Assembly of Lagos, Oyo and Osun States have, Tuesday, separately passed the Bill to legalize Amotekun, the joint security outfit being set up by the geo-political zone. Lagos State House of Assembly unanimously passed the Bill …

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‘Amotekun’ will attract more investors, improve Nigeria’s economy, says Gani Adams

By Adekunle Williams Lagos, Feb. 24, 2020 The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams, on Monday said that the successful implementation of ‘Amotekun’ would attract more investments to the six states in South-West. Adams said this while addressing newsmen on the sideline of a one-day Stakeholders’ Forum …

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Insecurity: War in Aso Villa as NSA, Monguno, battles COS, Abba Kyari over National Security Coordination • Buhari backs Kyari

There is an established cold war and ongoing battle for supremacy in the coordination of Nigeria’s security between the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Staff (COS) to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari. In what seems to indicate that Kyari has the upper hand, …

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How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure, arrest journalists

By Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Senior Africa Researcher As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship. On August 9, 2018, Ogundipe published …

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Security: S’East Governors endorse NPF community policing model

Governors of the South East Geo-political zone, on Wednesday, endorsed the new community policing model of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), for effective security in the zone. Rising from the South East geo-political zone’s Security Summit, initiated by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, the governors …

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South East Governors meet with Inspector General of Police ahead of zonal Security Summit

South East Governors and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu Abubakar  in a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, ahead of Wednesday’s South East Geo-political Zone Security Summit, holding at The Base Event Centre, Independence Layout, Enugu. Theme of the summit is “Strategic Partnership for Effective …

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