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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai
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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is considering building schools 30 minutes from military installations. El-Rufai who disclosed this during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday April 23, said the decision became necessary because what Kaduna state is facing with bandits is "beyond the capacity" of civil defence and police. He said; “In our view in Kaduna, first (way to address the situation) is to ensure that schools are fenced, because, unless we fence schools, we will give easy access to criminals. So, fencing schools is very important, and that’s a budgetary item; you need money to build fences. “The second is to have enough (security operatives) on ground. We must have more civil defence (officers), more private security gua...
Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms
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Civil Defence Arrests 50 Herdsmen For Bearing Arms

  Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 50 arms-bearing herdsmen. “We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping,’’ Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He made the declaration while presenting licences to private guard operators. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some other parts of the country,’’ he said. Audi added that the arrest of the illegally-armed herdsmen shortly after his assumption of office was an indication of his determination to reposition the corps for optimal delivery on its core mandate. “It is part of our mandate to settle disputes between herdsmen and f...
Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars
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Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly invaded the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa and opened fire on them, killing an undisclosed number of soldiers in the process in Niger State. An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries. They also abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks that happened on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday. The communities attacked by the bandits are Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council. Eyewitnesses said the bandits attacked Manta, Gurmana and Bassa villages on Wednesday, where they ki...
Soldiers arrested for assaulting a young man in Asaba, Delta state
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Soldiers arrested for assaulting a young man in Asaba, Delta state

As shared by Harrison Gwamnishu: Yesterday, I raised alarm over Security Agencies Brutality in Delta State. Watch the video filmed by our intelligence department. Citizens were dehumanized by the Army, Civil Defence and the Police. Right now, citizens are ready for another mass Protest if the Government fails to address this inhumane treatment by this joint patrol team. These Security team can be positioned in strategic locations and provide adequate security and not by stopping and humiliating road users. As the Youth Representative in the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, I have called the attention of the State Government to this and will give them time to act. Please share the video and let this be evidence that we are seeing what's going on in Delta State. All the Sold...
Suspects arrested as NDLEA destroys cannabis plantation worth over N1.5bn in Kogi
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Suspects arrested as NDLEA destroys cannabis plantation worth over N1.5bn in Kogi

Cannabis sativa farms worth over N1.5 billion located at Agba-Okete community in Igalamela-Adolu Local Government Area of Kogi, has been destroyed by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).   Kogi Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Alfred Adewunmi who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday evening after storming Kara forest with 80 NDLEA personnel and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said officers under his command discovered an entire community in the Eastern part of the state where cannabis cultivation is their major source of livelihood.     He said;   “I tell you that I am really perplexed, and shocked that something as huge and enormous as this can be discovered in Kogi State. “Our assumption had been that Kogi...
Journalist Preparing for his Wedding Murdered in Adamawa
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Journalist Preparing for his Wedding Murdered in Adamawa

A staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Maxwell Nashan was found hacked by unknown armed men in a bush. The FRCN staff who was found in the bush located on the outskirts of Vunokilan, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State by female farmers, was tied up, had cuts on his body with his mouth also sealed by his abductors. Nashan died while being rushed to the hopsital by civil defence officials who were notified of the incident. Speaking to Premium Times, the deceased's colleague Fidelis Jocktan said he was preparing for his wedding when he was abducted by his assailants at his residence in Bachure area. Jocktan added; “They did not take anything from his house. They took him away and dropped him near the station tied up and unconscious. “There ...
Buhari Govt Begins Recruitment Into NSCDC, See How To Apply
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Buhari Govt Begins Recruitment Into NSCDC, See How To Apply

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board, CDFIPB, has announced the commencement of recruitment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. A statement signed by the Secretary of CDFIPB and posted on NSCDC Facebook page said the recruitment would be in six categories. It directed applicants to commence their online registration from 10th August 2019 to 7th September 2019. The statement also directed qualified candidates on how to apply. The statement entitled: “Recruitment into the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps” reads in full: The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for full time appointments to fill existing vacancies in the following positions in the ...
Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri
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Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri

An early morning inferno on Wednesday destroyed relief materials worth millions of Naira at the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative’s (PCNI) warehouse, Baga Road in Maiduguri. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started at about 6.00am, destroyed about 400 mattresses, a vehicle and other items in the warehouse. NAN report that personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police, fire service and residents in the area quickly rushed to the scene of the incident and assisted in putting out the fire. Mr Ambursa Pindar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Borno State Fire Service, while confirming the incident, said that a fire truck was deployed to the scene. Pindar said that the ...
Randy Lovers Arrested in Borno state for having sex in public
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Randy Lovers Arrested in Borno state for having sex in public

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has arrested two people in Maiduguri, Borno over illicit intercourse in public. Speaking to the media, the Commandant of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim disclosed that the suspects were a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl. He said the pair were arrested after they were seen engaged in the illicit activity by men of the Civilian Joint Task Force who promptly informed the NSCDC. The commandant added that the prime suspect admitted that he opted for sex in public as he could not afford exorbitant hotel bills. He gave assurance that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation into the case was completed.
52-year-old Man Arrested For Impregnating And Attempting to Kill Niece
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52-year-old Man Arrested For Impregnating And Attempting to Kill Niece

52-year-old Denni Agya Kiyeye, pictured above, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for impregnating and attempting to murder his 15-year-old niece at their home in Ilupeju village in Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti state. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the NSCDC Commandant, Solomon Iyamu, said the victim lived with the suspect after her mother passed away in Benue state in 2013. Sadly, he began taking advantage of her and got her pregnant in 2016 and was able to carry abort an abortion on her by a quack midwife. When interrogated, Kiyeye claimed the pregnancy was jointly owned by him and one Kunle, who happened to be the girl’s school mate in the village. He added that the girl later became pregnant for him again, f...
‘APC Promised Change But Brought Pains’ – Ex minister, Abba Moro
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‘APC Promised Change But Brought Pains’ – Ex minister, Abba Moro

Former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro on Tuesday criticised the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying that the party promised Nigerians change but ended up bringing pains and hardship to the people.   Moro stated this during the inauguration of his ward-to-ward campaign in Otukpo Local Government Area of the state. He urged the people to vote for all the candidates of the PDP in the 2019 elections. “The All Progressives Congress promised Nigerians change but ended up  in  bringing pain and hardship to Nigerians,” he said.   The former Minister of Interior challenged his opponents to name projects they attracted to Benue South while they were in power. He added, “Many people will come here to seek your votes. They will call us names, they would say unprintable thin...
IPOB: Banks, Markets Defy Sit-at-home Order In Umuahia
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IPOB: Banks, Markets Defy Sit-at-home Order In Umuahia

Commercial banks, markets and business outlets in Umuahia, the Abia capital, opened for business on Friday, defying the sit-at-home order by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that the city was initially enveloped by an air of uncertainty in the early hours of the day as residents and commuters kept off the streets. Business, however, began to pick up at about 7.30 a.m., when commercial vehicle operators, banks, markets and business premises began to open for the day’s activities. IPOB members As at the time of this report, business activities as well as vehicular movements and motor parks had resumed fully in Umuahia and its environs. Government offices, public institutions and Automated Teller Machines as well as private outfits were open, while kiosks and roads...
Photo: Bricklayer Arrested For Allegedly Raping His 13-Year-old Neighbour’s Daughter
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Photo: Bricklayer Arrested For Allegedly Raping His 13-Year-old Neighbour’s Daughter

  The Ondo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, have arrested a 35-year-old bricklayer, Dayo Samuel, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old daughter of his neighbor in the Ijoka area of Akure, Ondo State. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Pedro Awili, said the suspect had threatened to kill the victim if she told anybody that he defiled her. “Abuse and defilement of minors have becoming a recurring crime in Ondo State and NSCDC has been collaborating with other security agencies to ensure that the trend is brought to an end in the state. The suspect will soon be charged to court after the completion of investigation.” Awili said Speaking to newsmen, the victim said Samuel used to give her N50 or groundnuts to lure...
Sporadic Gunshot In Kogi As PDP Delegate Election Turns Violent
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Sporadic Gunshot In Kogi As PDP Delegate Election Turns Violent

The election of a three-man delegate election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, turned bloody Saturday as enraged party members engaged in a free for all. The election, which started peacefully took a new dimensional around 2pm when party members from Lokoja local government invades the state secretariat around Zone 8 to display their disaffection over the exercise. It took close to an hour to quenched the trouble from the Lokojs members. What occurred in the afternoon was a child’s play compared to the regrouping of members from Idah and Omala local governments who besieged the secretariat around evening singing songs of war. Before one could say Jack Robinson, the secretariat become engulfed in chaos as fight broke out between waring factions fighting for and against ...
Security Beefed up in Lagos as British PM May Arrives
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Security Beefed up in Lagos as British PM May Arrives

  Security has been beefed up at the Murtala Muhammed Airports, Ikeja, ahead of the British Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May’s visit to Lagos on Wednesday. Theresa May The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security agencies including the Police, the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps and the Soldiers are at strategic locations within the precincts of the airport. Also deployed are officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency to ensure smooth human and vehicular movement. An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told NAN that the facility has been secured with the deployment of the security personnel for May’s arrival. NAN reports that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is expected t...
Be Ruthless In Fighting Bandits, Buhari Tells Military
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Be Ruthless In Fighting Bandits, Buhari Tells Military

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged military personnel deployed to Katsina State, saddled with the task of fighting bandits in Zamfara, to be `as ruthless as humanly possible’ in carrying out their assignment. The president gave the challenge when he addressed the 1000-strong military force assembled to check the menace of the bandits and other criminal elements at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport Katsina, on Saturday. The Federal Government had, on July 29, assembled military personnel, comprising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to help in tackling the activities of the bandits. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed fighter aircrafts to Katsina, the airport with the closest proximity to Zamfara...
Eid-EL-Kabir: FRSC Deploys 140 Personnel in Badagry
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Eid-EL-Kabir: FRSC Deploys 140 Personnel in Badagry

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Badagry Command, on Friday said that it had deployed 140 personnel ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, slated for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The Unit Commander, Mr Fatai Bakare, told newsmen in Badagry that the step was taken to prevent road accidents and ensure free flow of traffic during the Sallah holidays. File: FRSC officials He said that the command had 90 staff and 50 special Marshal that would be on duty during Muslim festival, adding that no personnel would be given leave or pass until after the celebration. According to him, the officials will be stationed at black spots and accident-prone areas, to ensure that motorists abide by traffic rules. “Our officials are going to be alert during this period, and would be deployed at different...
30 Local Divers Search For Corps Members’ Bodies
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30 Local Divers Search For Corps Members’ Bodies

Over 30 local divers are involved in the search for the bodies of two of the nine corps members who drowned in River Salihu Dogo at Mayo Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State on Sunday. Mycelebrityandi visit to the scene revealed that the divers from Mayo Selbe and Serti town were inside the river searching for the victims’ bodies. At the scene yesterday were the chief of Gashaka, Alhaji Zubair Hammangabdo, the police, soldiers from 20 Battalion Serti, operatives of the civil defence corps and Department of State Security. It was gathered that residents of the area had advised that the search be extended to River Taraba. Meanwhile, the seven bodies earlier recovered had been deposited at the mortuary of the specialist hospital Jalingo. The names of the victi...
55,000 Litres Of Petrol Intercepted By Custom At Seme Border
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55,000 Litres Of Petrol Intercepted By Custom At Seme Border

Aisha Cole: The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Border Command, intercepted 2,200 jerry cans of smuggled of petrol with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) worth over N10 million between Dec. 1, 2017, and date. The Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu, disclosed this on Monday through the command’s Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Taupyen Selchang. The controller in a statement by the PRO said that most of the seizures were made at Pashi-Yekeme Community in Owode and the creeks. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the total volume of PMS intercepted was 55,000 litres (2,200 x 25 litres). Aliyu said that the command was determined to combat the smuggling of petroleum products usually done by the smugglers using jerry cans and passing through the creeks and illeg...
How Army Rescued Missing Chibok Girl, 2000 People
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How Army Rescued Missing Chibok Girl, 2000 People

The Nigerian Army has explained how the Chibok girl, Salomi Pogu, and 2,000 others including women and children were rescued following military operations around Gwoza and Sambisa general area of Borno state. The Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, noted that Pogu is the 107th Chibok school girl to be rescued nearly four years after abduction. Addressing journalists on Thursday, he explained that: “Operations are going on across the Sambisa General area and as a result, this morning, one of the abducted Chibok girls was rescued alongside one other girl who has a baby. “They are here with us and are undergoing medicals thereafter we would hand them over to the state government for further administration,” the Theatre Commander stated. H...
Fuel Scarcity: DPR Sanctions Filling Stations, Dispenses Petrol For Free
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Fuel Scarcity: DPR Sanctions Filling Stations, Dispenses Petrol For Free

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed a filling station in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above N145 and gave out the product free to motorists. The Abuja Zonal Operations Controller of the department, Mr Mohammed Abba, said the report about the station, Khalif Civic Oil and Investment Limited, was gotten on a tip-off by a good samaritan. Also on the team was Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Mr Aminu Abdullahi, Assistant Commandant-General, Operations, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). ”The station had 6,000 litres of petrol. We got the call from a good Samaritan. When we came, we realised the station is illegal because it is not licensed and it was selling at N250 per litre. ”We in...
Jos DisCo Sacks 500 For Fraud, Incompetence
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Jos DisCo Sacks 500 For Fraud, Incompetence

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) has sacked 500 staff for allegedly defrauding customers and non-performance in Plateau, Benue, Bauchi and Gombe States. The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado, said the sack of redundant staff and non-performing staff would continue, noting that the company has earmarked 40,000 pre-paid metres for installation. “It is true that we have relieved about 500 staff of their jobs in the last three months for fraudulent acts, incompetence and non-performance. We took the hard decision as part of measures to reposition the company and serve our esteemed customers better. “This exercise will continue on a daily basis because we are going to install 40, 000 metres between now and December 17, and we have also introduced electr...
Fed Govt Approves Equal Salaries For HND, Degree Holders
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Fed Govt Approves Equal Salaries For HND, Degree Holders

The Federal Government has ended the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all the para-military services. To this end, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board has directed that all officers with HND should be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level for holders of degree certificates at entry point. A board meeting chaired by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, approved the regularization of the salaries on Tuesday in Abuja, according to a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji. It said, “The board directed that all officers with HND to be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level for holders of degree certificat...
Please Release Me To Attend My Wedding, Arrested Oil Thief Suspect Begs
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Please Release Me To Attend My Wedding, Arrested Oil Thief Suspect Begs

A suspected oil thief, Ikechukwu Onyenze, who is currently in the custody of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command, has begged to be released so that he can attend his traditional wedding. Onyenze, who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt, lamented that his absence at his marriage ceremony would negatively affect his person. He added that he would appreciate a temporary freedom by the civil defence. The suspect, who is a 35-year-old heavy duty vehicle mechanic from Abia State, told The Punch on Friday that the marriage ceremony was to hold on Saturday (today). Denying that he was into oil theft, Onyenze said he was inside a petrol tanker before being arrested because the driver called him to come and carry out some repairs on the vehicle. “It was...
Muslim Dad Tries Killing Daughter Who Got Pregnant For Christian Boy In Plateau
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Muslim Dad Tries Killing Daughter Who Got Pregnant For Christian Boy In Plateau

A Facebook user, Gomwalk Rotji, has taken to the social media platform to narrate how a Muslim father tried killing his daughter who got pregnant for a Christian in Pankshin, Plateau State. According to him, the girl's mixed her food with rat poison, but was advised against eating it by her mother. Here's what he wrote; "LIVE IN PANKSHIN........ Just because a Christian guy impregnate a Muslem girl, It has now turn to a problem. Her father gave her directive to abort it, but out of her love for the guy and his love for her, they decided not to abort it. Her father now mixed up her food with Rat poison to kill her, but her her mother who care for her advice her not to eat the food, that it is been poison. The girl now parked to the guys house as her husband and they welcome her in...
Civil Defence Officer Caught Stealing In Rivers State
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Civil Defence Officer Caught Stealing In Rivers State

According to an online user who shared the story,the man pictured below,an officer of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps was caught and beaten by residents while stealing in Agudama Street,Dline.Below is what he wrote.... 'INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA The man in this picture, is Inspector Lucky Wilfred an officer of the Nigerian Civil Defence corps. last week Wednesday, he came to steal in an office at Agudama Street, Dline. he was caught and beaten by residents in the compound. that was how they took this picture of him. today the Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps is prosecuting Mr. Welcome Obu, a resident of the compound and Mr. Onuoha Oliver the secretary in the office are being charged to court for conspiracy and attempted murder of the said thief. this is the height...
FG Suspends 3 Prisons Officers Over Ngilari’s Release
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FG Suspends 3 Prisons Officers Over Ngilari’s Release

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has suspended three senior Prisons officers, CP Peter Yeni Tenkwa, DCP Abubakar Abaka and SP John Bukar indicted for their complicity in the issuance of unauthorised medical report on Bala Ngelari, the former Governor of Adamawa State serving a 5 year jail term in Yola prison. The Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Prisons Service, Francis Enobore disclosed this in a statement made available to Daily Trust on Tuesday. He said the letter dated 3rd April, 2017 and signed by the Director / Secretary of the Board, Mr. Sunday Dan Ogu, approved the suspension of the officers pending the outcome of all necessary investigations into the matter. Enobore said a new Controller and officer in-charge have been posted to ...
FRSC Set For Nationwide Enforcement Of Speed Limiting Device
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FRSC Set For Nationwide Enforcement Of Speed Limiting Device

FRSC's spokesman told newsmen in Abuja that commands of the agency had been fully mobilised for the exercise. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is set to begin full enforcement of the installation of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles nationwide on Wednesday. Spokesman of the corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that sector and field commands of the agency had been fully mobilised for the exercise. Kazeem said that the army, police, civil defence, Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies were on standby to provide security support. Adding that the “Enforcement of the speed limiting device commences tomorrow (Wednesday) and there is no going back. “In readiness, the field commands have been fully mobilised to commenc...
Civil Defence Arrest 4 Cyber Cafe Owners Selling Fake JAMB Forms
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Civil Defence Arrest 4 Cyber Cafe Owners Selling Fake JAMB Forms

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ekiti Command, is monitoring and raiding cyber café in the state found selling fake JAMB registration forms to unsuspecting people. NSCDC’s State Commandant, Mr Donatus Ikemefuna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday that the command had arrested four persons in connection with the illegal act. Ikemefuna condemned the defrauding of unsuspecting parents, guardians and wards by some young men through the internet. NAN reports that the operation was made possible by a synergy between the Corps and JAMB to monitor every operational activity of JAMB, including provision of security coverage during examination. He said that the suspects were arrested in different locations in the state. Ikemefuna, the...

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