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Abductors of Deeper Life Pastor demand N30 million ransom
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Abductors of Deeper Life Pastor demand N30 million ransom

The abductors of a Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe in Ondo State have made contact with his family. The kidnappers were said to have demanded the payment of N30 million ransom before the pastor who was kidnapped three days ago would be set free. Pastor Ogedengbe, a native of Akungba Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state was kidnapped from a church located along Irese road in Akure South Local Government Area of the state on Monday night around 8:37pm. A family source said the kidnappers insisted that the ransom was not negotiable With the details of the discussion with the family still sketchy as at press time, the victim’s wife, Yinka Ogedengbe cried out to security agencies to help rescue her husband unhurt as quickly as possible du...
Billionaire Businessman, Markson Ijiomah spotted Controlling Traffic in Port Harcourt
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Billionaire Businessman, Markson Ijiomah spotted Controlling Traffic in Port Harcourt

Nigerian billionare business mogul, Markson Chinedu Ijiomah, was spotted controlling traffic in the GRA area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday, May 11. The founder of Chinmark group, said he didn't do it to show off but to motivate others to change their immediate environments. "If we all seat like kings there will be no change, GRA Port Harcourt was blocked this evening all round, I instructed my protocol to stop, sent the security ahead to clear other junctions while I handle this one. Movement was eased and the street smiled a little.It is not for show but to motivate you in changing your immediate environment one step at a time, we are all we have. All we have God gave us." he said.
We know Where Kidnappers are. We are Only being Careful- Lai Mohammed
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We know Where Kidnappers are. We are Only being Careful- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal government is not clueless as to finding a lasting solution to handle the alarming rate of insecurity in many parts of the country. In a statement released, Lai Mohammed who had a press conference in Lagos on Friday, May 11, said the Federal government knows where different kidnappers with their victims but they are only being careful on how to attack them so as not to put the victims in harm's way. “It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges. Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable sta...
North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements
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North Korea Warns US and South Korea of ‘Crisis beyond Control’ in Heated Statements

The Secretive state of North Korea has warned the United States it will face a "crisis beyond control in the near future" and accused South Korea of carrying out an "intolerable provocation" against Pyongyang in a series of statements released Sunday, May 2. In one statement, North Korea blasted US President Joe Biden for saying, in a speech to Congress on Thursday that Pyongyang's nuclear program presents "a serious threat to America's security and world security." North Korea which is now a nuclear state, accused the US of engaging in "political chicanery" last week, when the State Department called North Korea "one of the most repressive and totalitarian states in the world." Kwon Jong Gun, the director general of the Department of US Affairs at North Korea's Foreign Minist...
Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina
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Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has banned the traditional Tashe activities conducted during the month of Ramadan. The ban was conveyed in a statement released by the state's Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Yahaya Sirikathe. Security operators in the state have also been directed to arrest anybody found violating the directives. The statement read; “Katsina State Government is hereby announcing the total ban on the traditional Tashe activities that are usually being conducted in the month of Ramadan. “The State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari gave the directives for the ban following some security reports. “It is, therefore, hoped that people will comply and abide by these directives, please."
US Secretary Of State, Antony Blinken To Meet With Buhari Over Security, Economy
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US Secretary Of State, Antony Blinken To Meet With Buhari Over Security, Economy

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is billed to conduct his first virtual trip to Africa from tomorrow; he will meet Presidents Kenyatta and Buhari of Kenya and Nigeria respectively, amongst other groups. He is also expected to meet with Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama where issues of lasting security, economic diversification and shared relationshipa will be discussed. Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Africa PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 26, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27, on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent. Secretary Blinken will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting wi...
South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos
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South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been directed by South-East Governors to set up a committee that will address “unfair treatment” of Igbo people. In a communique issued after Governors from the region met in Enugu on Sunday April 25, Ohaneze Ndigbo were also asked to set up a peace and reconciliation committee to engage Igbo people for peace and security in the region including their visitors. The committees will become functional in the next 10 days. Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi also said the newly established security outfit of the region, Ebube Agu will work closely with security agencies to restore peace in affected states. The communique read; “South-east governors and leaders re-stated the adoption of a comm...
Promise Of God For A Great Nigeria Will Be Fulfilled – Osinbajo
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Promise Of God For A Great Nigeria Will Be Fulfilled – Osinbajo

In a rousing message seeking to rally Nigerians and people of faith to see beyond the vicissitudes of the season in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, says he knows Nigeria will become an oasis of peace, security, and prosperity in Africa and beyond. Though Nigeria is going through storms and adversity, the country will overcome its challenges and realize its aspirations, because of the promises of God regarding the outstanding greatness ahead of the country. This was the message the Vice President delivered today at the ongoing 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention themed “Moving Forward: Finishing the Race with Joy” holding at the church’s conference Centre along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to Prof. Osinbajo, “there is a promise o...
‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari
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‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari

Noble laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari to seek help on how to tackle the different security challenges confronting the country as the country. In a statement issued by Soyinka on Saturday, April 24, in reaction to the killing of three students of Greenwich University by bandits in Kaduna, Soyinka asked the President to realize that Nigeria is at 'war' and stop "sacrificing the lives of youths." Read Soyinka’s full statement below. Abukakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken however, more than millions of individual hearts that still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint hav...
Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola
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Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has joined the call for a decentralised policing system. Speaking at the 2nd Annual Colloquium of the Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace, Leadership and Development Studies at University of Abuja, Oyetola averred that the current centralised policing system is no longer working. Acknowledging the federal government's effort in tackling insecurity in the country, Oyetola said constitutional provision that assigns the role of Chief Security Officer to governors ought to have provided corresponding empowerment and control of the security agencies to the same governors to enable them to perform their responsibilities effectively. The Osun state Governor who stressed that Amotekun is a child of necessity, noted that security, governance, and s...
Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security
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Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security

Four Nigerian Navy Ships are to collaborate with the Spanish Navy War Ship (SNS) Furor, to conduct a two-day sea exercise to develop capacity toward improving security within the Gulf of Guinea. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa, said this to newsmen during the SNS Furor’s visit to the command on Tuesday. Gbassa said the visit by SNS would further consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as improve capacity on the side of the Nigerian Navy. “As part of our naval responsibilities, navies all over the world as a universal service, always collaborate and cooperate in areas of maritime operations. “Your port visit to Lagos is in line with that function of the navy and it is our pleasure to have you a...
Schools Security: Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu Lectures Principals, Directors
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Schools Security: Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu Lectures Principals, Directors

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has been sensitive and proactive to fortifying security in and around schools in Lagos State, particularly, the boarding schools with a view to protecting students, staffers and their facilities. The Commissioner of Police, in order to build confidence in the principals, students, parents of the schools and officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, had a security meeting and lecture with the principals and officials of the Ministry of Education on redesigning and fortifying security of schools across the state, on Thursday 1st April, 2021 at Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa Ikeja-Lagos. The Hon Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, and the Police Command had deemed it necessary to organise such a meeting to review ...
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 ...
Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release
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Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release

The man who was arrested after breaking into Kendall Jenner's home, and swimming naked in her pool, showed up in sister Kylie Jenner's home after his release from jail. Kendall got a temporary restraining order Thursday, April 1, against 27-year-old Shaquan King. Kendall Jenner states in legal documents that King made it onto her property early Sunday morning, March 28, removed his clothes and got into her pool before her personal security ordered him out, detained him and cops came to make an arrest. Kendall says only hours after his release from jail, King made his way to her sister, Kylie's gated community and was arrested Tuesday, March 30, for felony stalking. Kendall also details King's alleged criminal history in the documents, claiming he's been busted for kidnappin...
Knife-wielding woman arrested after she allegedly stormed Drake’s $100m Toronto home
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Knife-wielding woman arrested after she allegedly stormed Drake’s $100m Toronto home

A Knife-wielding woman was arrested near Canadian rapper Drake's mansion in Toronto after she allegedly “struck a security guard with a pipe.” while he was home. The woman, who has not yet been named, was reportedly confronted by the rapper's security outside of the mansion's gate around 4.50 pm on Tuesday, March 30, the New York Post reported. Toronto Police responded around 5.30 pm with seven police cars and an EMS vehicle, the report said. The woman allegedly struck a private security officer with a metal pipe and the guard's injuries remain unknown, police sources told the outlet. The woman was detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake's sprawling estate and that he was home at the time of the incident. Toronto police department told The Sun: "A fe...
Man Arrested after he Attempted to Swim Naked in Kendall Jenner’s Pool
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Man Arrested after he Attempted to Swim Naked in Kendall Jenner’s Pool

Kendall Jenner has beefed up her security after a man reportedly trespassed on her property and attempted to swim naked in her pool. According to TMZ, a 27-year-old man managed to enter the property of her gated LA home in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 28. He then reportedly proceeded to knock on all the windows while yelling out the Kendall's name. Kendall Jenner was not home at the time but her security team was alerted to the breach. As guards tracked his movements, they discovered the intruder stripped naked and attempted swimming in Jenner's pool. The guards detained the man until police arrived and he was arrested for misdemeanour trespassing. Sources told TMZ that Jenner is now considering moving out of the property but in the meantime, additional security...
20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday
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20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, March 28, wounding about 20 people on the first day of the Easter Holy Week. National police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono said at a press conference in Jakarta that the worshippers suffered from wounds around their necks, chests and legs. Some had blisters on their hands and feet. The explosion occurred when the congregation had been inside the church on the island of Sulawesi, South Sulawesi police spokesman E Zulpan told Reuters. The two suspected suicide bombers are confirmed dead, said Coodinating Minister for Polical, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD. The minister said he has ordered the police and military to increase security in...
APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out
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APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has raised alarm over what he called plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to manipulate the outcome of this weekend by-election in Aba North/South Federal Constituency. The by-election, which is slated to hold on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is to fill the vacant seat for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency following the death of Hon Ossy Prestige, who represented the Constituency. Ikpeazu made the allegation in a statement made available by his Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu According to The statement, Gov. Ikpeazu said the plan of the APC is to overheat the polity as a prelude to calling for full deployment of the military which will in turn create room for them to deploy armed hoodlums with fake Army uniforms to man...
Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security
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Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over security and other issues of interest to the state. Governor Fintiri was at the presidential villa to discuss security issues that have defied solutions with the Vice President. He however commended the Federal Government for prompt assistance to the state whenever the need arose, noting particularly the fight against insurgency and support with amenities. He urged the government to do more in stemming insurgency and other security challenges facing the nation. Governor Fintiri assured the Vice President of his commitment to change narratives of bad governance and underdevelopment. Vice President Osinbajo, visibly happy with the visit praised Governor Fintiri for supporting the armed forces ...
Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead
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Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, Barrister Francis Onwuachi, has been killed by his abductors. Onwuachi, President General of Omor, a community in Ayamelum Local Government Area, was kidnapped was kidnapped along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12, while on his way to his town by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. According to a THISDAY report, the lawyer, who was the Vice President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, was found dead on Friday night, March 19. Meanwhile, the Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Association Branches in Anambra State has bemoaned what it described as the worsening security situation in the state. In a in a statement signed by all the chairmen and sec...
Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy
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Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today March 20. Governor Ortom's convoy was moving at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state when it was attacked. Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot. He said he was saved by his security details who worked so hard to protect him and repelled the attack. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene they are planning to eliminate me on my own land. If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the f...
Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike
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Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, says, by politicising insecurity, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government plunged the security troubled states into an unimaginable scale of banditry that may not end soon. The governor was speaking when he received the Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited, led by the company’s Managing Director and Editor- in -chief, Steve Omanufeme, at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday. Governor Wike said when Rivers experienced issues of insecurity in 2015, he ran to the Federal Government but rather than offering support, they dismissed it as politics out of hatred for the State and desire to see the remain ungovernable. “They didn’t send special forces to Rivers as they’re sending to other states now....
Joe Biden’s German Shepherd dogs Moved Out of White House after Biting Security Agent
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Joe Biden’s German Shepherd dogs Moved Out of White House after Biting Security Agent

US First Family, Joe and Jill Biden's German shepherds have been removed from the White House after the younger dog, Major, reportedly bit a security agent. According to reports, the pets have been sent back to the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware. It follows reports Major, a dog not usually used to public life, started exhibiting aggressive behaviour towards White House staff. The Bidens adopted three-year-old Major in 2018. He is officially the first dog from an animal shelter to live in the White House. Their other dog, Champ, is 13 years old Reports from US media say Major had been jumping, barking and charging at White House staff and security since he entered the White House. Last month, Jill Biden told The Kelly Clarkson Show that she was focused o...
Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin
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Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin

In order to forestall possible breakdown of law and order, security agencies were Monday deployed to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools caught in hijab controversy in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The affected schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba. The state government had in the wee hours of Monday ordered the indefinite closure of the schools which were billed to resume following the government’s pronouncement that students be allowed to practice their religion, b...
How Tyler Perry Came to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Rescue when the Royal Family Cut Them Off Financially
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How Tyler Perry Came to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Rescue when the Royal Family Cut Them Off Financially

Tyler Perry is trending on Twitter following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with  Oprah Winfrey. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed how billionaire filmmaker Tyler Perry came in to help them after they were cut off financially by the royal family. Soon after they were told they would stop receiving security protection from the British royal family, Harry and Markle, who were in Canada at the time, started to panic about where they should go and where they would be safest. Tyler Perry offered, not just one of his homes in southern California, but a full security detail. They stayed there for three months. Prince Harry recalled: "While we were in Canada, in someone else’s house, I then got told, short notice, that security was going to be removed." ...
“Can you just tell them the truth?” Meghan Markle says royal family kept silent when the press vilified her for not doing a photo op after her son’s birth like other royals
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“Can you just tell them the truth?” Meghan Markle says royal family kept silent when the press vilified her for not doing a photo op after her son’s birth like other royals

Meghan Markle accused the royal family of keeping silent while the press twisted stories about them and distorted the truth. During her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, she told of how her son was denied a royal title, which she believes has to do with his race. Meghan went on explain that royal family members allegedly said they wanted "to change the convention" of royal titles specifically for Archie. "They didn't want him to be a prince or princess ... which would be different from protocol and that he wasn't going to receive security," Meghan said. "It was really hard. ... This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy. ... I was very scared of having to offer up our baby, knowing that they weren't going to be kept safe." She said that her thought at the t...
Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated his call for the establishment of State Police in Nigeria. The VP spoke on Saturday at an International Conference on Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development. The event was organized by the Global Patriot Newspaper in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate in New York and the Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey chapter. Osinbajo said the task of nation-building was exerting, especially in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation. The Vice President urged citizens to accept that there is a need for greater decentralization of the Police Force. “I have been a frequent advocate of state policing and I believe this certainly must be the way we must go.” He said the National Assembly is in a p...
I Can Walk Around Rivers State Without Security Because I Have Performed – Wike
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I Can Walk Around Rivers State Without Security Because I Have Performed – Wike

Rivers States Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says despite attempts by agents of the Federal Government to cripple his administration from the onset, he has not disappointed Rivers’ people and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governance of the State. Governor Wike said he could walk around the entire Rivers State today without security because his administration and the PDP have fulfilled their promises to transform the State for the benefit of all. He made this assertion at the inauguration of the ultramodern Government House clinic and Administrative Building in Port Harcourt. “I have not disappointed the people of Rivers State and I have not disappointed the party that gave me the privilege to contribute my own quarter to the development of the State. But for politics...
Insecurity: Buhari Orders Immigration To Beef Up Security At Borders
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Insecurity: Buhari Orders Immigration To Beef Up Security At Borders

President Buhari presides over Virtual Commissioning of the Newly completed Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Technology Building on 4th Mar 2021 The President directed the @nigimmigration (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders, and “ensure that criminal elements don’t find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetrate their criminality.’’ “This administration is relentless in its avowed desire to create an enabling business environment that will usher in economic boom for Nigerians and all those who do business with and in Nigeria." “It is imperative that our ranking in the Global Security Index improves and I am using this medium to call on all security agencies to step up their activities towards achieving this goal. I assure you that the adm...
Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden
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Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden

A suspected terrorist has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, police have said. No deaths have been reported but police have shot a man in the leg who is now receiving treatment in hospital as officers guard his bed. The incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3. At 2.54pm, emergency services received calls from the area near Bangårdsgatan regarding an attack at 2.54pm. Ahead of a press conference expected on Wednesday evening, Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg said: "Several people are seriously injured. "These are terrible events and my thoughts go to the victims and their relatives. Right now it is unclear exactly what happened and what the motive was. "The police have arrested a suspected perpetrator and have initiated a special incid...
Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika
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Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his regime had done “everything possible” to ensure safe schools in the country. Sirika made the claim in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The claim came at a time the nation is witnessing an increase in the number of cases of abductions in schools with the latest being the 317 students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State last Thursday. But Sirika boasted that the Zamfara case will be the last case of attacks on schools that will be recorded under Buhari. Although he admitted that some people who do not mean well for the regime may want to embarra...
I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine, I’d rather miss Olympics – Blake
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I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine, I’d rather miss Olympics – Blake

Jamaican sprinter, Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab. Blake won silver in the 100m and 200m at London 2012 and gold in the 100m relay in 2012 and Rio 2016. The 31-year-old made the comments after organisers in Japan unveiled their plans to ensure athletes’ security with beefed up health protocols. But Blake told the Jamaican Gleaner, “My mind still stays strong, I don’t want the vaccine. “I would rather miss the Olympics than take the vaccine. “I don’t want to get into it right now, but I have my reasons.” Organisers have announced athletes will not need to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo. But non-compliance with the mandatory safety protocols will see them booted out f...
School Abductions: We are Very Close to Accepting a Culture of the Unacceptable – Soyinka
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School Abductions: We are Very Close to Accepting a Culture of the Unacceptable – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has expressed how disappointed he is with the increased school abductions in the country. Soyinka who spoke during an award lecture and public presentation of his latest book, ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’, held in Ogun state on Saturday February 27, said Nigerians are close to accepting a culture of the unacceptable. The nobel laureate accused those at the top of failing and also added that there is no point in trying to reason it out, to find excuses and to lay blame. He said; “The abductions of our children, when will it end; how will it end? I don’t think anyone of us can tell. But it is important that we continue to stress and to remind ourselves that, not only are these abnormal times, but it seems to be, to me anyway, times o...
Defence chief approves military cover for oil assets as Nigeria loses 200k barrels daily
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Defence chief approves military cover for oil assets as Nigeria loses 200k barrels daily

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, has promised that the military will provide maximum security for Nigeria’s oil and gas assets. Irabor gave the commitment on Wednesday at a meeting with the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. “I am delighted that you made this effort, and I tell you that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will collaborate with you to protect NNPC’s assets”, Irabor told Kyari and his management team. Highlighting the significant role of the sector to the economy, the CDS said there was a need for collaboration between the NNPC and the Armed Forces. “Our existence, economically, rests almost solely on the NNPC, and to that extent, we must do everything possible ...
Piers Morgan has Panic Button Installed Next to Bed Following Death Threats
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Piers Morgan has Panic Button Installed Next to Bed Following Death Threats

Piers Morgan has been forced to install a panic button in his bedroom after he received death threats. Morgan’s wife Celia Walden made this revelation one week after her husband received threats on social media, with one Instagram user also mentioning their son. The comment in question, which Piers shared to social media himself, read: "@PiersMorgan your a marked man, calling the police, big tech or beefing up your security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your getting killed. [sic]." Opening up on the frightening ordeal in her latest Telegraph column, Piers' wife, Celia recalled the police visiting her home to address the threats before they decided to install heightened security that, if activated, would see authorities alerted...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him
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Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has asked Nigerians to disregard the 'not all bandits are criminals' comment attributed to him. The Governor's Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa admitted that Matawalle was at the presidential villa to brief President Buhari on the security situation in the state, but said he (Matawalle) tried to make clear his known view that not all Fulanis are criminals. He said; “He went on to explain the injustices meted on them such as rustling their cattle as reasons that pushed them to criminality. “If indeed he mentioned the word Bandits instead of Fulani, then it was an inadvertent mistake as common sense dictates that banditry cannot at any time be justified as a non-criminality. “We wish to...
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Buhari Is In Control Of Security In Nigeria – APC National Secretary, John Udoedehe
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Buhari Is In Control Of Security In Nigeria – APC National Secretary, John Udoedehe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted President Muhammadu Buhari is in control of security in Nigeria. The party advised Nigerians to shun the “crass, wild and baseless statement” issued by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in response to the abduction of schoolchildren in Niger State. John Udoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, said the opposition shouldn’t be taken seriously on any issue. “We cannot join issues with the PDP but rather focus on ongoing efforts to ensure the quick and safe release of the abducted schoolchildren and other citizens. “Coordinated by our service chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari has already deployed to Niger State national security assets to achieve this. “We urge parents, loved ones and other stakeholders not to...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
I Don’t Believe that Buhari is in Charge – Wole Soyinka
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I Don’t Believe that Buhari is in Charge – Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, has said he doesn't believe that President Buhari is in charge of the country. According to the Noble laureate, the manner the President has so far handled insecurity, suggests that he doesn't have a full grasp of how bad it is. Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Soyinka said he doesn’t see any proof that the president understands how much needs to be done in terms of improving security. “I have said this before and I wish to repeat this. Buhari does not appreciate the situation; he doesn’t understand. I see no evidence that he understands how grave the situation is. I have said it again and again, I don’t believe that he is in charge, because it is not possible in my view for a head of state, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, to say he is presiding over...
Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him
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Ned Nwoko Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate him

Prince Ned Nwoko has alleged that some people are plotting to assassinate him. The former member of the House of Representatives raised the alarm at a press briefing he organised alongside his wife Regina Daniels on Thursday, Feb 11, in Abuja. He said that the plot is connected to a piece of land in his community in Delta state in which he was setting up a university. He added that a tussle about who becomes the next king of his community is also another factor. He explained that the issue of who becomes the next king had been settled by the elders and that the allocation of the land to him followed due process. The politician said that the assassination plot was exposed on social media by an inmate in Kuje Prison, Abuja, who overheard two fellow prisoners discussing the pl...
Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre
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Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre

Nurses at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo State downed tools on Monday February 8 after one of them was allegedly attacked by relatives of a deceased patient. The Chairman of nurses at the hospital, Francis Ajibola, who confirmed the incident, said the relatives of the deceased brought in the patient in a critical state on Sunday, February 7. Ajibola said the nurses and doctors tried to revive the patient but it was too late as the patient died on arrival. He said immediately the patient was pronounced dead, the relatives descended on the nurses, inflicting serious bodily injuries on them. The nurses are presently receiving treatment at the hospital. To register their displeasure, the nurses in the hospital downed tools, insisting they would only resume work after the fam...
Petrol Price May Hit N190
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Petrol Price May Hit N190

There are speculations of petrol price hitting N190 amid concerns over the non-implementation of the full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. Top officials of two major marketers’ associations who spoke to Punch, said the continued increase in oil prices had brought back petrol subsidy as the pump price of petrol should be between N185 and N200 per litre to reflect the further rise in crude oil prices. Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr Clement Isong who faulted the continous sale of fuel at N160 and N165 per litre in many filling stations in Lagos, said it meant somebody is bearing the cost of subsidy which the country cannot afford at this time. Isong said; “Members of my association are operating in Nige...
Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa
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Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the representative of civil society on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has disclosed that the camera found by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at Lekki tollgate is yet to be handed over to the panel by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The member of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate, disclosed this in a dissenting opinion he delivered on an application by Lekki Concession Company to take over toll plazas one and two for insurance claims and to maintain security threat. Adegboruwa who kicked against reopening of Lekki tollgate, revealed that the Lagos State Government and the Chief Pathologist of the state are also yet to appear ...
Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths
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Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths

The Benue State Government said that 17 suspected criminals who kidnapped Taraba youths have been arrested. It will be recalled that 23 Takum youths were abducted along Wukari – Takum road in Taraba state last Wednesday. 19 were rescued by a combined team of soldiers and police from Benue and Taraba. Col. Paul Hemba, the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom on Security, who confirmed the latest development to journalists on Monday, February 1, said that those who abducted the youths were loyalists of the late terrorist, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana. Hemba said that the aim of the criminal elements was to trigger inter-communal crisis between the Tiv and Jukun tribes. The security adviser said that all the kidnap victims are all Jukuns from Taraba, adding that the youths were kept a...
How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends
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How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends

As the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu ends today, Monday, the presidency has said the appointment of next IGP would not be based on ethnicity as speculated. The president‘s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Monday, said it would be impossible for top security appointments to be based on ethnicity or religion. He maintained that police have their own ways of producing leaders, adding that if such appointments were based on ethnicity, the country would have more than 250 IGPs. Mr Garba said the appointment would be based on competence as the position deals with lives and property. “If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic ...
Aso Rock Cabal Asks Buhari To Place Tinubu On Security Watch List Before 2023
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Aso Rock Cabal Asks Buhari To Place Tinubu On Security Watch List Before 2023

Members of the Aso Rock cabal have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to place Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on watch list. The cabals comprising some members of the President’s extended family and friends are the powers behind the throne. This group, led by Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, is said to have the ear of the President, influence policies and determine those who get major appointments. They accused Tinubu of sabotaging the war against insecurity in the country and instigating Nigerians, especially those from his South-West region, against the Buhari-led government. The group urged the President to order security agencies to investigate the recent activities of the APC stalwart. “They accused him (Tinubu) of instigatin...
APC Failed Nigerians On Security – Solomon Dalung
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APC Failed Nigerians On Security – Solomon Dalung

Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has failed on its promises to address the remnant insecurity challenges in the country, particularly in the North. Solomon Dalung who served as a minister during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari said one of the major promises of the party was to address the problem of insecurity which it has failed to deliver. Speaking on Hausa service of the BBC on Saturday, Dalung said the APC has since lost its reputation in the eye of Nigerians, adding that nobody will trust the party again until changes are made. “What type of government is this that you have to pay bandits before they allow you to go to farm? What will be the future of the North if you have to pay ...
Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths
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Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has told Yoruba youths that the security of their lives and property, including those of their parents is their responsibility. He advised them not to rely on their governors because, like the South East and South-South governors, they will not protect them. In a statement by the group's Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Kanu reminded the Yoruba youths that southwest governors did nothing when herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Yoruba leader, Pa Fasoranti's daughter on Yoruba soil. He noted that the southwest governors, particularly the Ondo State governor, cannot sustain any stand against killer herdsmen activities, suspected to be Fulanis because they belong almost to a political party. Kanu u...

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