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Contribute to building strong national institutions — Saraki tasks security agencies

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday called on security agencies in the country to contribute in ensuring stronger institutions in the country to guarantee the survival of the nation’s democracy. Saraki made the call when members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) Nine of the Institute of …

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Involve communities in securing oil pipelines, not troops — Ijaw youth group advises FG

CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa Leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide, has faulted Federal Government’s decision to deploy more troops to Niger Delta communities to protect oil installations. The group maintains that rather than deploy more troops to the region, a quality intelligence gathering on the role of oil companies’ …

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Unauthorized firearms: IGP warns IPOB; directs AIGs, CPs to enforce law prohibiting illegal weapons

Following a publication credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in which the group threatened to arm members ‘to carry guns in self defence’, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has warned against the illegal possession of arms and ammunition in the country. A statement by the Force …

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FG will continue to uphold human rights in fight against insurgency – Dambazau

Federal Government has pledged to continue to respect human rights provisions in its fight against insurgency in the country. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the pledge on Tuesday in Abuja when Mr Netsanet Belay, Africa Director, Research and Advocacy, Amnesty International, paid him a courtesy …

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NSCDC nabs man for selling fake relief material forms to Borno IDPs worth N27m

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno State Command, has arrested a man, Bukar Ladan for defrauding Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) by selling fake relief material forms worth N27 million. At a press conference held at NSCDC headquarters in Maiduguri, the commandant, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim said …

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No resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria — FG; says recent incidents not an indication

The Federal Government has said the recent spate of attacks by Boko Haram is not an indication of any resurgence by Boko Haram, insisting that the terrorist group remains largely decimated, dispersed and disoriented. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

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