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Customs Confirm Killing of Three of its Personnel in Rivers state
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Customs Confirm Killing of Three of its Personnel in Rivers state

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed that three of its personnel were killed by gunmen in Rivers State. Spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit, Mr Jerry Atta said the officers were attacked by armed men on Saturday night April, 24, at a patrol base in Isiokpo – the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. He added that after killing the security operatives, the gunmen went away with an Ak-47 rifle and two Toyota Hilux vans belonging to the service. Atta who blamed the killing of the security operatives on armed smugglers whose businesses have been frustrated by the customs in recent times, said a thorough investigation would be carried out to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and to unravel the motive of the assai...
Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation
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Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and DSS in a joint operation on Saturday, April 24, stormed the operational headquarters of Insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State. According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country. According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response,  the joint security force...
IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre
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IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre

The Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied carrying out Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre. It was reported earlier that over 2,000 inmates were freed after the attack on Monday, April 5. The group averred that it is not their mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities. A statement released by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful read; “The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State. “IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the ...
Easter: FRSC Deploys 25,224 Personnel, 580 Patrol Vehicles & 92 Ambulances
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Easter: FRSC Deploys 25,224 Personnel, 580 Patrol Vehicles & 92 Ambulances

Towards ensuring a safe and smooth 2021 Easter celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) National Headquarters has deployed a total of 25, 224 personnel to cover the various highways across the country with monitors deployed to ensure compliance to the operational guidelines of the special patrol scheduled to commence from 31 March and terminate on 7 April, 2021. This was contained in a press release signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem over the weekend. According to him, the deployed personnel include 7,100 Officers, 18,124 Marshals Inspectors and Road Road Marshal assistants 15,225 Special Marshals who would cover all the identified areas across the country. He added that Management staff, Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Com...
Abuja Aircraft Crash: Names Of The Seven Personnel Released By Nigerian Air Force
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Abuja Aircraft Crash: Names Of The Seven Personnel Released By Nigerian Air Force

UPDATE ON AIR ACCIDENT INVOLVING NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State. As earlier stated, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has instituted an investigative panel to determine the remote and immediate causes of the accident. While the panel has commenced its work, the NAF...
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
Abuja Plane Crash: Air Force Confirms 7 Personnel Dead, Orders Investigation
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Abuja Plane Crash: Air Force Confirms 7 Personnel Dead, Orders Investigation

  The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed that seven personnel died on board a military aircraft which crashed at Abuja Airport on Sunday. DAILY POST had reported that the military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. He urged public to remain calm as he commiserated with families of deceased. On his official Twitter page, he wrote: “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are a...
Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport
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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport

  Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the military plane crash in Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. Reacting, Atiku commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash. In a tweet, Atiku wrote: “I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.” On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tw...
Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna
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Nigerian Air Force Personnel Killed in Gun Duel with Armed Bandits in Kaduna

  Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday February 13, foiled an ambush by a group of armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari, killing many of them. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said some NAF personnel were killed during the operation while a few others sustained varying degrees of injuries. "Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment today, 13 February 2021, foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State," the statement reads. "The gallant troops were able to fight their way through the ambush killing dozens of bandits in the process. Unfortunately, some NAF personnel paid the supreme pr...
Mother Arrested for Brutalizing her Biological Son and Locking him Up for Months
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Mother Arrested for Brutalizing her Biological Son and Locking him Up for Months

A woman has been arrested for allegedly brutalising her son and locking him up for months. The mum identified as Peace Onyebuchi was arrested by the gender unit of Ajangbandi Police Station in Lagos State. Onyebuchi had the boy from a previous relationship but is currently married to another man who is in The Gambia in search of greener pastures. It was alleged by Onyebuchi's neighbours that the mum started beating the young boy since he was four years old. They added that the recent assault lasted for close to two hours, causing the boy to sustain several injuries on his head, face, shoulders, and back, SaharaReporters reports. The incident which occurred at Ekunpa, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos, was reported to a human rights group, Advocates for Children and Vulnera...
Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri
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Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri

A military base and a police check-point in Borno State were reportedly attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday January 31, same day the newly appointed service chiefs arrived Maiduguri on an operational visit. Daily Trust reported that two policemen and one member of Civilian Joint Task Force were killed during the attack which occurred at the checkpoint along Maiduguri / Gubio highway by 12:30pm on Sunday. A security source said the insurgents burnt one utility vehicle and made away with another after they displaced the security personnel stationed at the joint checkpoint. The source said; “The incident occurred at outskirts of Magumeri and Chabol, we have reported that two police officers and a member of cjtf have lost their lives in the ambushed." Top CJTF member, Ba...
FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 – Zainab Ahmed
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FG Spent ₦6.46 Trillion On Debt Servicing, Personnel In 2020 – Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government spent a total of N6.46tn on debt servicing and workers in 2020, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said. She also disclosed that the government released a total of N1.8tn for capital projects within the year. She noted that out of this, up to N118.37bn was released for COVID-19 capital expenditure. Ahmed spoke virtually while presenting the 2021 Federal Government approved budget. Providing updates on the 2020 budget implementation, the minister stated that as at year end 2020, the Federal Government’s retained revenue was N3.94tn, 73 per cent of target. She said the Federal Government’s share of oil revenues was N1.52tn, representing 157 per cent performance, over and above the prorated sum in the revised 202...
Amotekun Member Detained for Allegedly Shooting Police Officer in Oyo state
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Amotekun Member Detained for Allegedly Shooting Police Officer in Oyo state

A police officer identified as Fatai Yekini was on Saturday allegedly shot at by a member of the Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps A member of the Oyo State chapter of the Amotekun Corps, identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, was arrested in relation to the crime. The incident happened at the Sanga area of Oyo at the weekend. The suspect who works at Isale Oyo allegedly shot Mr. Fatai Yekini, a special police constabulary attached to Ojongbodu Police Station, Oyo town. Police spokesman Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said the incident occurred when police officers at Ojongbodu Division were responding to calls to dislodge youths holding a carnival despite warning. He said the Amotekun Corps personnel has been detained at the police station. Fadeyi said,“ Yes,...
We Won’t Disclose Identity Of Personnel Deployed To Lekki Tollgate – Army
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We Won’t Disclose Identity Of Personnel Deployed To Lekki Tollgate – Army

The Nigerian Army says it will not disclose the identities of its men who were sent to Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. Soldiers had dispersed #EndSARS protesters who prevented vehicular movement along that axis for two weeks. The incident had triggered different reactions, within and outside the country, as the military and the federal government were accused of human rights abuse. While there are reports that many persons were killed by soldiers, only one case has been confirmed so far. In an interview with PUNCH, Osoba Olaniyi, spokesman of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army, said it is unprofessional for the army to name the soldiers who were in action on that day. “It is against operational security. We don’t give that. It is against the policy of operational s...
‘Reduce Your Sex Rounds’ — Ghanaian Police Officer Advises Personnel
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‘Reduce Your Sex Rounds’ — Ghanaian Police Officer Advises Personnel

Afful Boakye-Yiadom, the Accra region commander of Ghana Police Service (GPS), has enjoined officials of the agency to reduce their involvement in sexual activities ahead of the country’s general elections. Boakye-Yiadom addressed the officials during a route march held by the police service to reiterate its readiness for the elections. The Accra police commander said the measure alongside intake of good diet would enable them to discharge their duties effectively before, during and after the polls. “Control yourself, we all need the energy to work during the election I, therefore, advise all of you to eat well, reduce your sexual rounds for you to get the energy to work well before, during and after 2020 elections,” he said. Boakye-Yiadom also urged the police officers to ...
Nigerian Doctors go on Indefinite Strike Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
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Nigerian Doctors go on Indefinite Strike Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, have announced they would be embarking on an indefinite strike beginning from today March 17th, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Rising from an emergency meeting this morning, the doctors in a statement released by its president, Roland Aigbovo, said they deliberated extensively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions, and patient care before arriving at the “difficult decision to go on an indefinite strike. According to the aggrieved doctors, the decision to embark on the strike at this time is due to the failure of the FCT administration to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months. According to Aigbovo, there has been salary irregularities and shortfalls since the migra...
DSS Probes Personnel Over Breach in President Buhari’s Security in Kebbi
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DSS Probes Personnel Over Breach in President Buhari’s Security in Kebbi

The Department of State Services has announced that it will be sanctioning its personnel over the breach in President Buhari's security during the Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi. Recall that one Mohammed Guddare made a futile attempt to have unauthorised handshake with President Muhammadu Buhari during the event last week. In a statement issued on Sunday March 15, DSS Spokesperson Dr Peter Afunanya said its personnel were found to have been negligent in their duties after the video was reviewed. He said; “The service has reviewed the video of the incident and is taking measures against its personnel found to have been negligent in their duties." Afunanya also dismissed claim of the intruder being killed by presidential details for breaching security protocols. The DSS...
Pirates Kidnap 9 Personnel of Oil Vessel Enroute Lagos
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Pirates Kidnap 9 Personnel of Oil Vessel Enroute Lagos

The Alpine Penelope crude oil tanker has been attacked by suspected pirates 76nw SW Cotonou enroute Lagos. Dryad Global, a maritime security risk management, announced this in a statement. Ten crew of the vessel were kidnapped. Although their names remain unknown, they include Georgian, Filipino and Ukrainian nationals. The vessel had a total of 24 personnel, comprising of citizens of those countries as at the attack time. Dryad Global said, “source confidence level” of the incident is “high” and that fate of the crew remains unclear. “Within 2019 the waters off Lome and Cotonou witnessed an increase in both volume and severity of maritime crime incidents,” the maritime experts noted. “Dryad advise that all vessels transiting the area be subject to t...
Two Policemen Shot Dead by Gunmen at Checkpoint in Ondo
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Two Policemen Shot Dead by Gunmen at Checkpoint in Ondo

The Ondo State Police command have confirmed the murder of two of its personnel at a checkpoint they were deployed to. Ondo State Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph said the incident occurred on Monday February 17 at a checkpoint along Irele-Ajagba road in Irele local government area of Ondo State. The bandits reportedly met the policemen at a checkpoint along Ode Irele-Ajagba Road, in the Irele Local Government Area of the state and opened fire on them, killing two and injuring one. It was further gathered that the injured police officer was rushed to the hospital after the aattck. Joseph added that a manhunt has been launched to ensure the assailants face the wrath of the law. He said; “It is very sad and unfortunate for the command, losing our men just like that. An ...
Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial
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Amnesty International warns military, IPOB ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents’ burial

The Amnesty International on Wednesday, urged security agencies and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to ensure peace at the burial of parents of leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, in Afara Ukwu, Abia State, on Friday. There have been reported presence of military personnel in the town ahead of the funeral. In a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, Country Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, appealed to the military and members of IPOB to ensure there is no case of violence at the funeral of Kanu’s parents to respect rights of citizens. Ojigbo told IPOB and military to ensure lives are protected and avoid repetition of September 2017 events which led to loss of 20 lives. The statement read: “The Nigerian security forc...
Plane Carrying 171 Passengers Splits into three Pieces after Skidding Off Runway in Istanbul
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Plane Carrying 171 Passengers Splits into three Pieces after Skidding Off Runway in Istanbul

A plane flying into Sabiha Gökçen airport in Istanbul from Izmir skidded off the runway after landing and crashed on Wednesday, injuring 21 people in Turkey. Transport minister, Cahit Turhan said the plane split into three pieces after a rough landing, adding that there were no fatalities. Istanbul governor, Ali Yerlikaya, said the plane was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Turkey’s western province of Izmir.Emergency response teams had taken 21 people to hospital and evacuation efforts were continuing, Yerlikaya said. Footage on Turkish media showed the split plane next to the runway as dozens of emergency response personnel were taking passengers out of the plane and carrying them away on stretchers. Turkish Airlines also said in a statement that all i...
Amotekun Proposed Law: Wale Fapohunda Says Personnel Will Have Powers To Arrest
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Amotekun Proposed Law: Wale Fapohunda Says Personnel Will Have Powers To Arrest

Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti states are leading the drafting of model bills on the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, who gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday, also said operatives of Amotekun, would have the power to arrest suspected criminals. Fapohunda said this just as indications emerged on Sunday that the South-West attorneys general would on February 6 meet to harmonise positions of different states on the proposed Operation Amotekun bills. The Federal Government and the South-West governors had, at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, resolved their differences on Operation Amotekun, which was launched in Ibadan on January 9 to address killings and kidnap...
Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians
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Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians

Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State, has told Nigerians to follow personnel who demand bribe to the office. She warned officers and men of the corps to refrain from taking bribes from motorists or risk being sacked. NAN reports that Chukwurah gave the warning on Sunday at a thanksgiving service organised by the Corps at St. David’s Anglican Church, Ibadan for successes recorded in 2019. The sector commander said that the punishment for any officer caught collecting bribe was termination of appointment. “Any officer caught collecting bribe will be tried accordingly. “The givers and the receivers are always guilty,if the general public learns not to give them they will not collect. “Follow them to the...
Basketball Legend, Kobe Bryant is Dead
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Basketball Legend, Kobe Bryant is Dead

Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dead. He died on Sunday, January 26th in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Kobe was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter. The cause of the accident is under investigation. According to reports, emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived the crash and five people were confirmed dead at scene. The Los Angeles Times confirmed that a helicopter crash had occurred before 10 a.m. near Las Virgenes Road, south of Agoura Road. There were foggy conditions that caused the helicopter to crash in the hills above Calabasas and burst into flames. Emergency Services personnel were unable to get to the aircraft until the fire was contained. Bryant has been known for traveling via a private helico...
Third Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in the US
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Third Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in the US

A third case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States, health officials have revealed. The Centers for Disease Control said the patient in Orange County, southern California, tested positive for the disease which has killed 56 in China and infected 2,000 worldwide. The patient had traveled to the US from Wuhan, the city where the killer virus broke out from and was taken into isolation where he remains in good condition. He was actually the one who contacted local health officials, that provided him guidance to reduce exposure to the public while awaiting laboratory confirmation from the CDC. The Orange County agency has consulted with the CDC and the California Department of Health and will follow up with people who have had close contact with the pat...
Lagos State Emergency Service Adds Water Rescue Boats to its Emergency Response Fleet
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Lagos State Emergency Service Adds Water Rescue Boats to its Emergency Response Fleet

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is poised for water rescues along the Lagos coastline with the launch of its Water Rescue Unit. The agency recently reviewed its emergency response procedures and has welcomed new additions to its fleet, water rescue speed boats. The additional rescue equipment will support the agency’s efforts in its quest to continuously improve on its ability to deliver expedient emergency response services to its residents. The boats are for future flood incidents and water rescues and were prioritized by the State government in the wake of recent water accidents and drownings. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwaolu said the main goal is to keep the community safe and the acquisition of the essential water equipment would allow the St...
Amotekun: Don’t Betray South-west, Ooni Tells Personnel
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Amotekun: Don’t Betray South-west, Ooni Tells Personnel

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on personnel of the Western Nigeria Security Network known as ‘Operation Amotekun’ not to betray the region on the ideals behind setting up the security outfit. Ogunwusi stated this on Thursday in Ibadan during the launch of Amotekun by the governors of the South-West region. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Amotekun was evolved by the governors in the South-West region to complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police in tackling security challenges in the region. The Ooni said that the governors in the region had done their best, adding that it was left for the personnel and the residents of the region to work together for the success of the security outfit. “All the traditional rulers are in support, the Federal Gove...
Donald Trump Reveals Why He was Forced to Iranian Military
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Donald Trump Reveals Why He was Forced to Iranian Military

  U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani to stop a war. Addressing newsmen in Florida, Trump alleged that Soleimani was “plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him”. Blaming Soleimani for the death of hundreds of American civilians and servicemen, the president said he should have been killed long ago to save many lives. “For years, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its ruthless Quds Force, under Soleimani’s leadership, has targeted, injured, and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen.   “The recent attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, including rocket strikes that killed an American and injured...
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 ...
Nigerian Army Reacts to Wike’s oil Bunkering Allegation against General Sarham
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Nigerian Army Reacts to Wike’s oil Bunkering Allegation against General Sarham

The Nigerian Army has reacted to claims by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, that the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamil Sarham, was involved in oil bunkering in the state. Wike, who is at loggerheads with the Army chief, made the allegations against Sarham when he hosted a team of military personnel in his office last week. He alleged that Sarham was promoting illegal buckering in the Niger Delta region to enable him finance his ambition to be appointed the Chief of Army Staff. Reacting to the governor's allegation, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, in a statement released, said the claims were false and a deliberate effort to tarnish the towering image of the Chief ...
Female student’s corpse found in UNIJOS hostel
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Female student’s corpse found in UNIJOS hostel

The Plateau state police command have recovered the corpse of a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Mercy Naan, who was declared missing on May 3rd. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, says Naan who is 2nd year student of the department of Marketing, was declared missing by her parents on Friday May 3rd after no one could reach her. Her parents alerted the school security who then alerted the police. The statement in part reads “The body was recovered on Sunday, May 5, after we received information of an unbearable odour from room 23 in Zion Hostel of the University. Yesterday, at about 3:30 p.m, our Angwan Rogo Division received a distress call from the the school’s security department, that on the same date, at about 3 p.m., some students...
FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt
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FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports respectively as a result of over N800 million debts. The shutdown took effect May1, 2019. FAAN Wednesday in a Notice to Air Men NOTAM sent to the airports announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and aviation security personnel attached to the two airports. FAAN two weeks ago warned that its services will be withdrawn should the two state governments failed to clear their debts. The Nation investigations revealed that FAAN gave the state governments enough time to settle their debts but remained adamant. It was gathered that the debt drive which are in phases will be shifted to other airports after that of Gombe and Kebbi. FAAN it was learnt wanted to carry o...
Why we Amended Police Act after 100 years – Senator Kaura
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Why we Amended Police Act after 100 years – Senator Kaura

Chairman of Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Tijjani Kaura, has given reasons for the amendment of Nigeria Police Act which existed for over a hundred years as obsolete and ineffectual. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday after plenary, Kaura said the amendment, the first of its kind has reformed the Police in a manner that would make them effective policing across the nation. Part of the major highlight, he noted, was to make the Police civil and people-centred, saying that the Police ought to protect the people rather than being against the people as it were. “Senate passed Police Act after 100 years. This is the first time the act received attention and just last week, public hearing on the Nigeria Police A...
FG Approves Commencement of Work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Road
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FG Approves Commencement of Work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Road

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on the Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project. Mr Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme in Lome The minister, who is also the chairman of the committee, said that the project would be executed in a flexible manner to improve commputer service. He said that work on the project would be done in a manner that would make it adaptable to the results of the feasibility and technical studies. Fashola expressed del...
Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel
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Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel

The Senate Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda, has urged protesting indigenes of Abuja to remain calm, while the Senate investigates alleged clash with the military which reportedly led to the death of one person. Aduda, who made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the matter was already before the Senate. He said the matter “has to do with the invasion of the Military on some farmlands in Tunga Maje, which cost the lives of some of our people. “I have raised the matter before the Senate in plenary and I will continue to talk to the people to be law abiding since I have raised it in senate for justice to be done. “The Senate has asked the Chairman Senate Committee on Defence to immediately...
Tanker Explosion kills 10 Persons in Gombe
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Tanker Explosion kills 10 Persons in Gombe

At least 10 people have been reportedly killed, after a petroleum tanker exploded at Bomala Bridge axis of Gombe, capital of Gombe. The incident which occurred early Saturday afternoon left several cars burnt. According to Daily Trust, the tanker, carrying petrol, collided with another truck, carrying bottle water along Gombe southern bypass. It was gathered that over 10 bodies burnt beyond recognition were evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. As at time of filing report, Officials of the Gombe State Fire Service are at the site working to extinguish the fire.
Obiwon Narrates How God Saved Him From Death
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Obiwon Narrates How God Saved Him From Death

Gospel singer Obiwon has narrated how he was saved from the cold hands of death, after what started as a fever and stomach pain escalated into a more complicated medical problem While sharing his testimony on Instagram, the former secular music singer revealed that he was misdiagnosed by a medical personnel and he almost lost his life, if not for God’s intervention. Read his post below; I’m thanking You, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders. I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God. Psalm 9:1‭-‬2 MSG On this day a year ago I entered what was the most trying season of my life. It was a matter of life and death. What seemed to be fever with stomach pain dovetailed into a complicated matter with my abdomen. After an init...
Police Deploy 3,066 Personnel for Rivers’ Supplementary Election
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Police Deploy 3,066 Personnel for Rivers’ Supplementary Election

The Rivers State Police Command has deployed over 3,066 personnel to strategic areas for supplementary election in some parts of the state on Saturday. The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Nmandi Omoni, made this known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday. According to Omoni, the police and sister security agencies were ready to provide adequate security to ensure hitch-free polls. “The Command has deployed a total of 3,066 personnel to be complemented by other sister security agencies to provide security and maintenance of law and order in the affected LGAs. “This was done to realise the full objectives of the supplementary election as well as engender a seamless exercise,” he said. Omoni said that restriction of movement in...
FG to beef up security at Itakpe-Warri rail line
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FG to beef up security at Itakpe-Warri rail line

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Federal Government was going to beef up security at the Itakpe-Warri rail line. The minister gave the assurance during an inspection tour of the Itakpe-Warri rail project at Warri. He observed that two security personnel deployed on the train service were not adequate, noting that not less than 10 security personnel should be on the train. “Two security personnel are not good enough at least there should be not less than 10 armed security personnel on the train to protect the passengers. “I will meet the Inspector General of Police to deployed more security personnel on the route and all the needed amenities will also be provided,” he said. He, however, said that commercial activities should commence wi...
12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria — Official
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12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria — Official

Dr Aliyu Muhammad El-ladan, Medical Director of the centre, made the disclosure on Monday, when the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) capital projects verification team for 2016/2017, North West, visited the centre. According to him, the Federal Government intends to establish at least one VVF centre in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country for effective treatment of the disease. El-ladan said that the country needed more midwives, particularly at primary health care facilities at local government areas in Nigeria, to effectively check the condition. “Having enough qualified midwives at rural facilities will assist to stop obstructive labour which is the major cause of the disease. “Government should also do more on the training of personnel as well as sensitis...
Ending banditry remains key priority of my administration – Buhari
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Ending banditry remains key priority of my administration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that would do whatever it takes to ensure the country’s security system confronts these public enemies with merciless determination. Buhari was reacting to the recent spike in reported incidents of banditry and kidnappings in some parts of the country. To this end, the President vowed that ending criminality. The president condoled with all those affected by the unfortunate events. Buhari described as ridiculous allegation of indifferent being levelled against him in some quarters. “How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killin...
Bearded Woman Gets Married in a Christian-Satanist Ceremony
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Bearded Woman Gets Married in a Christian-Satanist Ceremony

Little Bear Schwarz feared she would never get married because of her beard. But after she took to Facebook to write about her fears, a man reached out to her and asked her out. Back in June 2017, Little Bear posted about her fears on Facebook. Then a man named Tobias Bradick, 45, reached out to her. Now, the pair have married in a Christian-Satanist ceremony to celebrate both their religions, near Little Bear’s home in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The pair first met through an online polyamory group in 2014 but it wasn’t until the Facebook post in 2017 that they started to see each other as more than friends. Little Bear, 36, has polycystic ovary syndrome since she was 14 – a condition affecting fertility and often causing weight gain and excessive body hair, including on her fac...
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court
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Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court

Counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Barr Aloy Ejimakor has denied that sureties to the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu have applied to the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court Abuja to withdraw their suretyship. Ejimakor, in a press statement, rather blamed the inability of the sureties to produce Kanu on the invasion of his (Kanu’s) house by military personnel. He cried that reports in the media and social media quoting Justice Nyako as saying that her withdrawal of Kanu’s bail was because his sureties had withdrawn their suretyship was not true. The counsel, in the press release made available to DAILY POST in Awka, said, “On the matter of revocation of Kanu’s bail and the consequent Order of bench warrant, I, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, Counsel to one of the sure...
AFCON Qualifier: Police beef Up Security for Super Eagles, Others in Delta
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AFCON Qualifier: Police beef Up Security for Super Eagles, Others in Delta

The Delta State Police Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke says adequate security has been put in place for the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles and players from other African countries, especially Seychelles and Egypt and others in the forthcoming AFCON qualifier and international friendly. The match billed to take place at the Stephen Keshi Township Stadium Asaba on the 22nd and 26th of March, 2019. CP Adeleke gave the assurance, in a statement signed by Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Orisewejie Chuks. “Adequate security has been put in place, for their safety and security before, during and after the event,” he said. The police commissioner added that “Operation order has been drawn-up and well trained security personnel deployed to a...
No Death Recorded in Ibadan Building Collapse — Oyo state government says
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No Death Recorded in Ibadan Building Collapse — Oyo state government says

Oyo state government says there was no fatality in the building collapse incident which occurred in the Sogoye area of Ibadan, the state capital last night. In a statement signed by the State commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, the government said it was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the collapsed building which was under construction as at the time of the incident. He noted that the injured, who are in stable condition, have been taken to the hospital while no death was recorded. “Upon hearing the news of the incident, the Governor set up a multi-agency rescue team which promptly swung into action, mobilising equipment, materials and personnel. The team was able to rescue the two victims trapped in the rubble of the collapsed bui...
Rapper Shot on Stage During His Performance
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Rapper Shot on Stage During His Performance

An upcoming rapper, from Alabama, was shot while performing on stage at a local nightclub. OMB Peezy decided to go back to his hometown in Mobile, Alabama, to give his people a great show but it turned out to be a grave mistake. As he performed at Soul Kitchen, a group of young men burst into the club and began shooting sporadically. OMB Peezy was hit in the leg. In a video shared online, emergency personnel can be seen on the street helping the victims. Fortunately, Peezy survived and, shortly after being released from hospital, he shared a video to Twitter in reaction to his shooting.
Reports of Area Boys Attacking Igbo Traders in Oshodi False – Police
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Reports of Area Boys Attacking Igbo Traders in Oshodi False – Police

The Lagos state police command has dispelled rumors of area boys attacking Igbo traders in Oshodi and claimed it is false news that should be disregarded. Reports were rife online earlier today that some hoodlums in Oshodi were attacking Igbo traders in Oshodi and stopping them from opening their shops. Chike Oti, the Lagos state Police command spokesperson, denied such attack in a statement released this afternoon. Read the statement below Attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds on the internet to the effect that a group of boys popularly called the ‘Area boys’ are attacking Igbo traders at Oshodi, preventing them from opening their shops. The Command wishes to debunk the rumour in its entirety as nothing could be further fro...
Soldiers Arrests 10 Ballot Box Snatchers
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Soldiers Arrests 10 Ballot Box Snatchers

Not less than ten youths have been arrested from different locations in Bende local government of Abia state over an allegation of an attempt to snatch ballot boxes. They were said to have been arrested following a tip-off and they were handed over to army personnel on duty close to the local government headquarters. The youths in the area identified the suspects who are said to be unknown faces and armed. The senior army officer in charge of the team who pleaded anonymity said that they will investigate the report to ascertain the true position.
Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People
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Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People

A military plane crash has killed two people in Algeria, the fighter jet crashed during an overnight training exercise, killing its crew members. According to the defence ministry, the Russian-made Sukhoi SU-24 plane went down in an uninhabited farming area in the province of Tiaret, around 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of Algiers. The pilot and co-pilot were killed during the “night-time training flight”, it said, adding that it was investigating the causes of the accident. It was the first such incident since the country’s worst military plane crash that killed 257 people in April last year at a military base near Algiers. In April an Ilyushin IL-76 transport plane slammed into a field near an airbase south of Algiers, killing 257 people — Algeria’s deadliest such ...
Federal Government Re-opens Nigeria’s Borders
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Federal Government Re-opens Nigeria’s Borders

The Federal Government has ordered the re-opening of Nigeria’s borders earlier shut due to the general elections. The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed in a statement on Saturday that the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, gave the directive following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to next week Saturday, Daily Post reports. The statement read: “Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has ordered the re-opening of all the land borders earlier closed due to the postponement of the elections earlier scheduled for February 16, 2019. “Nigeria Immigration Officers will continue their normal border control and patrol duties to ensure that all persons crossing our land, air and sea b...

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