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Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office
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Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office

Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has recounted his experience in the hands of the operatives of the Department of State Services DSS. Agu was arrested last Tuesday, October 7 in Onitsha by men of the Nigerian Army who accused him of propagating the Biafran agenda. He was later released and then re-arrested by men of the Department of State Security and taken to Abuja. He was released on October 12. Speaking at a welcome back party organized for him by the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, Agu said he was treated with respect by the DSS officers. ''It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me m...
FG declares Tuesday, October 19, public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid
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FG declares Tuesday, October 19, public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion. He admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country. Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the in...
Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo
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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas are not better off on their own and that Nigerians would fare better living together as one in spite of ethnic differences. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice President, said Osinbajo said this when he spoke at an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission, UK, at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London on Sunday, October 10. Osinbajo who spoke against the calls for the disintegration of Nigeria, said “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense. Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the ...
Golden Down: Apply international best practices in rules of engagement – Uzodinma tells security agencies
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Golden Down: Apply international best practices in rules of engagement – Uzodinma tells security agencies

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has urged security agencies to apply international best practices in their rules of engagement across the Southeast. Uzodinma made the call while flagging off the joint security operation codenamed “Exercise Golden Dawn” and was contained in a statement issued by the state government. Exercise Golden Dawn was introduced to tackle the increasing insecurity across the Southeast. However, the governor urged residents of the Southeast to join security agents in the fight against insecurity in the region.   The statement reads: “His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma flagged off the joint operation of our security agencies code-named “Exercise Golden Dawn” to combat the rising insecurity across the South Eastern region. ...
How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG
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How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG

Reno Omokri has reacted to threats made by the Federal government to declare a state of emergency in Anambra state following the worsening state of security in the state. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, October 6 announced the Federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra ahead of the November 6 governorship election. Reacting via his Instagram page, Reno wrote   ''Abubakar Malami’s threat to declare a state of emergency in Anambra may very well be the spark that ignites what he can’t put out. How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger (where Boko Haram controls 500 communities) and declare emergency in Anambra? This is what happens when the government is so imbalanced that there i...
Kwara fire service recovers one drowned person, three others missing
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Kwara fire service recovers one drowned person, three others missing

The Kwara State fire service has recovered the corpse of a man in Ilorin river along Emir’s road in the state capital. Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, in Ilorin on Monday, said the corpse was recovered on Monday at about 7.48a.m. He said the corpse had been handed over to the police. DAILY POST also reports that a suspected thief and two others who chased a suspected thief into the Asa river around Amilegbe area of Ilorin, Kwara state capital, have been declared missing three days after the incident. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, as the two men pursued the thief, who later threw the stolen phone into the river and jumped into the same river and started swimming. After a while, they were not ...
Man arrested for jumping fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner’s home
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Man arrested for jumping fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner’s home

A man has been arrested for jumping a fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner's $40m home. TMZ reported that cops were called to Kylie's L.A. property around 10 PM Wednesday September 29, because a man was buzzing her security and asking for her. It was gathered that the armed guards at first told him to get lost, which he did at first, but he returned shortly after that. He reportedly began setting off fireworks outside her property, and then jumped the fence. The cops however arrived and apprehended him before he could make it within the inner perimeter of Kylie's security barriers. An eyewitness alleged that the man kept reaching into his pockets and gave off fears of having a weapon. Kylie was not home at the time of the incident. The man said to be around 6'4" an...
Fredrick Nwabufo: Nigerian youths and the ‘japa’ syndrome
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Fredrick Nwabufo: Nigerian youths and the ‘japa’ syndrome

Migration is a constant; it is a wheel that keeps roving. Yes, it is in the nature of man to be peripatetic. People will always move from one place to another for job opportunities, education, health, security and for whatever corporeal or incorporeal desideratum. This is basic. The first of wave of ‘’japa’’ (Nigerian slang for emigration) in Nigeria was in the ‘70s/’80s. Faced with an uncertain future owing to military interregnums and a volatile economy, the Nigerian young journeyed to the West — the US and UK — while some left on a limb to Ukraine. Over the years more Nigerians have departed the country in pursuit of their dreams abroad. Some of these Diaspora Nigerians have distinguished themselves in different human enterprises. And they constitute a financial bulwark for the count...
Taylor Swift gave up her personal bodyguard to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their New York tour
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Taylor Swift gave up her personal bodyguard to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their New York tour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were protected by Taylor Swift's bodyguards during their tour of New York City. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were driven around and guarded by Swift's security detail, DailyMail reveals. A former NYPD officer who is also Taylor Swift's head of security was seen watching over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this weekend. Another guard who has also been seen guarding Swift, including during her appearance at the 2019 VMAs, was seen guarding Harry and Meghan in New York. It is not clear if Taylor Swift loaned Meghan and Harry her guards during their stay in New York as a favor or if the Sussexes happened to hire them from a company. Recall that when Harry and Meghan moved from the UK to Canada and then to the US, there was con...
Kaduna LG election: Faulty voting machines mars polls amid low turnout
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Kaduna LG election: Faulty voting machines mars polls amid low turnout

The Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) provided for use in the remaining four local government council elections slated for today in Kaduna State, failed to recognise some voters’ cards. Recall that KADSIECOM postponed Kaduna Local Government Elections in four Local Governments; Kajuru, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Kauru to September 25, 2021 (Today) due to security threat. But as the accreditation and votes were about to commence, voting machines in Kajuru LGA could not pick, and unable to print. Besides voting machines failure, some voters were completely absent as they went to their farms, while others attended to their immediate needs without recognising Local Government elections. Following this, only a few voters turned out. Some of those who turned out for voting in Kajuru LGA we...
Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari
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Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari

The United Nations has told the Buhari led government to use its position in Africa to stabilize the continent. According to a statement by president Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina, the UN secretary-general revealed this at a meeting with Buhari on Friday, September 24, at the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, urged Buhari to leverage on his leadership position to ensure stability among West African nations. “According to the UN scribe, Africa, especially West Africa, was generally seen as an ocean of stability and good governance, but was deeply concerned at recent reversal of fortunes in democratic rule in some parts of the West African sub-region with coups ove...
Unknown gunmen attack Abuja hotel, kill police officer, injure guests
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Unknown gunmen attack Abuja hotel, kill police officer, injure guests

Some unknown gunmen have attacked Hilltop International Premium Hotel at Tunga-Maje in the Gwagwalada Area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja. DAILY POST gathered that the incident which occurred on Tuesday night, claimed the life of a police officer when security operatives engaged the assailants in a gun battle. Three other persons who were lodging in the hotel prior to the attack sustained several degrees of injuries during the incident. When contacted by DAILY POST, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident. “She said, “some gunmen attacked the hotel last night and police officers engaged them in a gun battle. Unfortunately, one of our men paid the supreme price”. When asked if there has been any arrests in that regard, s...
NSCDC reacts to video of ‘officer’ confessing to being bandit
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NSCDC reacts to video of ‘officer’ confessing to being bandit

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video purporting that a member of the corps confessed to being a bandit. In the viral video, the suspected bandit, Mr Abdullah Saidu, called himself personnel of the corps. This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC spokesperson, Mr Olusola Odumosu, in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saidu was arrested in connection to a group of armed bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi. The spokesperson said that the NSCDC has set up a team to investigate the available records to confirm the authenticity of Saidu’s claims that he was the corps personnel. “The general public shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings. “Based on the afor...
You eliminated ESN members to allow armed Fulani kill Igbo citizens – HURIWA knocks FG
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You eliminated ESN members to allow armed Fulani kill Igbo citizens – HURIWA knocks FG

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the Federal Government and the Nigerian military in the South East of collusion with armed Fulani men to attack residents of the region. HURIWA alleged that the government is masterminding the killing of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, the security wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, saying the residents of the region are now defenceless. In a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the rights group condemned the incessant kidnapping of students of the Abia State University by suspected armed Fulani, stating that the attackers “who are very likely to be taking refuge in a community at the Enugu/Okigwe Federal High Way which has become the hotbed of insurgents and a killing fie...
Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued
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Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued

No fewer than 11 bandits have been neutralized in Kogi State by vigilantes. The bandits were neutralized in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of the state. Onogwu Muhammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed this in a statement, NAN reports. Muhammed said security operatives acting on intelligence also apprehended an officer of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC), Insp. Abdullahi Saidu, who alongside a friend supplies the criminals with weapons. Muhammed added that the NCDC officer is also alleged to be giving security information to the criminals to undertake their heinous crimes. “A group of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State have met their waterloo. “As officers of the State’s Vigil...
We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle
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We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has said that Zamfara state backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived his government. Answering questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, held at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday September 16, Matawalle said the state now enjoys relative peace. According to the Governor, they opted to fight bandits to a logical conclusion after realizing that the bandits had deceived them. He said; “They have deceived us. Some of them did not follow what we agreed with them. We thought it was something we could continue with them, but we later realised that they had deceived us. So, we had to back out of it and decide to fight them to a logical conclusion. “As you know, we ...
Police arrest female suspects supplying petrol to bandits in Katsina forest
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Police arrest female suspects supplying petrol to bandits in Katsina forest

In line with the Katsina State security challenge containment order, the Police Command on Wednesday paraded a 25-year-old lady with six gallon of petrol concealed in her hijab. According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Gambo Isah, the lady identified as Rashida Hussaini is allegedly an informant and supplier of petrol to bandits in the forest. SP Gambo said Rashida packaged the commodity in used bottled water containers, then stack them in a sack and a handbag before hiding it under her hijab while heading to an unknown location. According to the report, the suspect who was intercepted by a team of policemen on routine patrol around Kofar Guga on Jibiya Road, claimed she was from Daddara village in Jibiya Local Government Area but later said Gombe State th...
Naira’s free fall continues, now exchanging between N562 and N570 for 1$
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Naira’s free fall continues, now exchanging between N562 and N570 for 1$

The Nigerian Naira hit a new time low on Wednesday September 15, as it is now exchanging between N562 and N570 for 1$ in parallel markets. Though data recorded on the FMDQ securities exchange window where forex is officially traded, showed that the naira closed at N412.06 per $1 at the official window on Wednesday September 15, the same rate it exchanged on Tuesday September 14, walk-in customers exchanged between N562 to N567 for $1. Similarly, checks in Kano, Kaduna and Lagos showed that the prices fluctuated between N564 and N570/1$. Some BDCs confirmed huge demand for forex at the moment with some of the operators disclosing that most of the demands were from SMEs that were having difficulty accessing forex from banks. The forex turnover remained unchanged with $175.10 milli...
NSCDC loses officer in Jigawa road crash
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NSCDC loses officer in Jigawa road crash

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State has confirmed the death of DSC Idris Lawan. The spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu in a statement on Minday said Lawan died in a fatal crash. The accident occurred on the Kano-Hadejia road while the deceased was on his way to Malam Madori town. Shehu was Malam Madori was Lawan’s place of primary assignment. The Commandant, Mustapha Talba has commiserated with the family and personnel of the corps. Talba prayed to God to have mercy on the departed soul and look after his family. Lawan joined the NSCDC in 2010 as ASC II and served in various capacities. He was Acting Divisional Officer, Kafin Hausa, and Divisional Officer, Kafin-Hausa and Maigatari until his passing.
Chris Brown’s Security Files Battery Report after a man Spat on one of them
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Chris Brown’s Security Files Battery Report after a man Spat on one of them

Chris Brown's home has been visited by the police after being called in following an alleged battery involving his security team. The police were called in to Chris Brown's San Fernando Valley home after a man came riding up to the property on a motorbike. After the singer's security lit the guy up with a flashlight to figure out if he was a guest or just someone cruising the neighborhood, they stopped him and asked why he rode up to the house. TMZ reported that the man who got irritated while being questioned, spat in the guard's face and rode off into the night. The Los Angeles Police took a battery report, but so far no arrests have been made. This is at least the third time in 5 months, cops have been called to Chris' home. LAPD broke up his massive birthday party i...
Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali
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Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has charged Nigerians to embrace and own community policing initiative saying it has proven to be effective in tackling emerging security threats in communities globally. The IGP gave the charge yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Alkali reminisced with nostalgia community policing in the olden days when community leaders, district head, village head and religious leaders were fully involved in security matters. The Police Chief said as a strong proponent of community policing in Nigeria, there is the need to encourage community leaders in the state and the country as a whole to talk to their subjects to be at the forefront in introducing and promoting c...
Imo visit: Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks to Buhari on detained Igbo youths
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Imo visit: Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks to Buhari on detained Igbo youths

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Igbo youths being held in various detention facilities across the country by security agents are freed. Prof. George Obiozor, the President of Ohanaeze, made the call on Thursday while welcoming President Buhari to Owerri, the Imo State capital. He claimed the Igbo people are not separatists, stressing that they would continue to be part of Nigeria as long as there is justice in the country. He said, “Your Excellency, the most urgent and imperative need of Ndigbo today is security. The security of Ndigbo in Nigeria and beyond has become a compelling primary responsibility of serious concern for Ndigbo. “Regrettably our South East Zone has recently become a theatre of conflict, negating the peace-...
Ondo: Amotekun rescues nine Lagos-bound kidnapped victims, three still in captivity
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Ondo: Amotekun rescues nine Lagos-bound kidnapped victims, three still in captivity

The Ondo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun Corps has rescued nine out of the 12 victims who were kidnapped from an 18-seater passenger bus in the state. The State Commander of the security outfit, Adetunji Adeleye who disclosed this said effort is ongoing towards rescuing the three other victims unhurt. DAILY POST had reported how gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked the Lagos bound bus which was on transit through the state from Abuja. The kidnappers who waylaid the bus at a failed portion of the Idoani-Ifira road in Akoko South East Local Government Area kidnapped the passengers after shooting sporadically into the air forcing the bus to stop. While narrating how the passengers were rescued, the Amotekun boss said the gunshots from the gunmen attracted...
You’re fake – Tyson Fury hits back at Anthony Joshua
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You’re fake – Tyson Fury hits back at Anthony Joshua

World Boxing Champion, WBC, heavyweight, Tyson Fury has hit back at Nigerian-born fellow British boxer, Anthony Joshua, describing him as an ex-drug dealer, who came from a very rough council estate. Joshua, popularly known as AJ, who is the current WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion, in a recent interview with Man United legend, Gary Neville, said, “I’ll smoke that guy. I will. It’s annoying,” talking about Fury. When Fury appeared on Neville’s show, The Overlap, and was shown the clip of AJ’s earlier interview, the British boxer did not hold back in his response. Fury said: “AJ couldn’t smoke a cigarette, never mind smoke the ‘Gypsy King’. He hasn’t got the minerals to fight a man like me. “I will absolutely annihilate that bodybuilder.” Talking about respect fo...
Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs, ministers
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Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs, ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with security chiefs over rising insecurity in the country. Buhari met with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The attendees at the meeting briefed the President on the current security situation across the country as well as proffer solutions. Disclosing the meeting via his Facebook page, Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina wrote: “President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on September 7, 2021.” Those present at the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and other heads of security agencies. Also present were the Ministers of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Justice, Abubakar Malami; Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and Foreign A...
Coup: Guinea’s World Cup qualifier Postponed
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Coup: Guinea’s World Cup qualifier Postponed

Football governing bodies FIFA and CAF have postponed Monday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match involving Guinea and visiting Morocco. The decision to postpone the game is as a result of Sunday’s coup d’etat in the west African country, as well as the reported detention of its president, Alpha Conde. “The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF. “To ensure the safety and security of all players and to protect all match officials, FIFA and CAF have decided to postpone the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying match, Guinea versus Morocco. ”The match had been scheduled to be hosted in Conakry, Guinea on Monday,” CAF disclosed in a statement late on Sunday. It added that information about reschedul...
Borno church demolition: Zulum visits bereaved Pastor Bitrus, confirms suspects’ arrest
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Borno church demolition: Zulum visits bereaved Pastor Bitrus, confirms suspects’ arrest

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Wednesday, visited Pastor Bitrus Tumba, whose son, Ezekiel Bitrus, died during the demolition of EYN Church. Violence broke out between security operatives attached to the Borno Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) and worshipers on August 5, 2021. Adam Bababe, BOGIS Executive Secretary led the team to the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) branch in the Maduganari area of Maiduguri. Zulum was received by the family and officials of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by the chairman, Bishop Mohammed Naga. He had on the day of the incident sent his deputy, Umar Kadafur to meet the victims and also directed the police to commence a probe. In his remarks, the governor confirmed the arrest of suspects and admitted that he delibe...
Army chief, Yahaya visits NDA after bandits’ attack, Major Datong still missing
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Army chief, Yahaya visits NDA after bandits’ attack, Major Datong still missing

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, Wednesday, visited the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) over the recent security breach. DAILY POST recalls that on August 24, bandits attacked the residential area of the NDA campus in Afaka. Two officers were murdered, one kidnapped and another injured. Yahaya got a firsthand brief on the incident and commiserated with the commandant, Maj Gen IM Yusuf and the Academy. Yusuf said Major Christopher Datong is still missing and confirmed that efforts to rescue him are ongoing. He informed the COAS of measures being taken along with 1 Division Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force and other security agencies in Kaduna to prevent future attacks. The commandant added that the invasion had reinforced the cohesion o...
Afghanistan’s top female police officer goes on the run after receiving ‘brutal beating” from the Taliban
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Afghanistan’s top female police officer goes on the run after receiving ‘brutal beating” from the Taliban

A top Afghan female cop is reportedly on the run after suffering a 'brutal beating' from the Taliban. Gulafroz Ebtekar, who was a deputy head of criminal investigations in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, is seen as a role model for Afghan women with a notable media presence. She was said to have been singled out by the Taliban as a target at the gates outside Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul, where she spent five nights attempting to secure a place on an evacuation flight. She said:  I sent messages to the embassies of many countries to save myself and my family, but all to no avail.' Gulafroz, the first woman in Afghanistan to graduate from a police academy with a master's degree, told how in the Kabul chaos she found US soldiers and believed they were help...
Kwara Gov, Fulani leaders meet on security, peaceful coexistence
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Kwara Gov, Fulani leaders meet on security, peaceful coexistence

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has met with Fulani leaders in the state with security and peaceful coexistence top on the agenda. The meeting is amidst ultimatums on cattle grazing in some southern states and mass exodus of herders to the northern part of the country, especially Kwara State. He told the Fulani leaders in the state that there was the need to engage them on how to manage such a movement. The meeting, Governor Abdulrazaq explained, was also to forge a consensus on how to manage herders-farmers relations. He said, “the meeting is for security and peaceful coexistence especially in the light of what is happening around us. “There is a security implication from such and what the government is doing, including the National Livestock Transformation P...
Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals
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Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals

Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director at the Department Of State Services, on Friday, said that some Nigerian politicians create problems for the country, according to SaharaReporters. He lamented that politicians often order the release of any arrested suspects of national crime. Speaking at the 'Sunrise Daily' morning programme by Channels Television, Dennis said the political class limits the operations of intelligence operations by making orders for the release of crime suspects via phone calls. According to him, the independence of intelligence agencies including the DSS, could make security outfits more effective while discharging their constitutional roles. "The thing I know is that the intelligence community is solid in this country but what impedes them in carry...
Manchester City defender Mendy denied bail after appearing in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault
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Manchester City defender Mendy denied bail after appearing in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault

The defender arrived at Chester Magistrates' Court in a police van on Friday morning, with no pleas entered before the judge Benjamin Mendy has been denied bail after he arrived at court with a police escort on Friday to face charges of rape and sexual assault. It was confirmed on Thursday that the Manchester City defender was being held in custody and is accused of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old arrived at Chester Magistrates' Court in a security van with a police car alongside. His case was heard in the early afternoon, at which the district judge ruled that he should be held in jail until next month.  
Lagos ranked 56th Safest City in the world
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Lagos ranked 56th Safest City in the world

Lagos has ranked 56th safest city in the world in a research list published by The Economist The research, which is published by The Economist every two years, ranked Copenhagen in Denmark as the safest city in the world, a position previously held by Tokyo.   The report ranked the safety ratings of cities around the world based on five distinct categories: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security, and the newly incorporated Environmental Security. Copenhagen outranked former leaders Tokyo in four out of the five categories, with the Japanese capital only ranking higher on health security. The Danish capital received an overall safety score of 82.4 and was closely followed by Toronto which was scored 82.2. Despite this, th...
Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic
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Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic

A military post in southern region of Niger Republic have been attacked by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, who killed 16 soldiers and left nine injured. The country's defence ministry in a statement on Wednesday August 25, said 50 attackers from the group were killed in the resulting combat in the West African country’s Diffa region and significant quantities of weapons were recovered. The military outpost was set up near the village of Baroua after residents who had fled violence in the area were repatriated to their village last July after five years. Boko Haram and its breakaway faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa Province have launched scores of attacks in Niger since the extremists started their insurgency in neighboring Nigeria in 2009. More than 6,000 ...
NDA attack: DHQ begins investigation, says CCTV operators were awake
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NDA attack: DHQ begins investigation, says CCTV operators were awake

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has insisted its personnel in charge of the closed circuit television (CCTV) were awake when suspected bandits invaded the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Tuesday. During the attack, two officers were killed, while another was abducted. Some reports claimed those monitoring the CCTV fell asleep during the incident. However, in its statement on Wednesday, DHQ said “the allegation is untrue”. DHQ spokesman, Benjamin Sawyerr, said: “It is perhaps important to mention that the AFN as a professional force consists of highly trained personnel who are dedicated to their duties of protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians. “Let me use this opportunity to reiterate that the NDA authorities, acting on the directive of the Chief of Def...
Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers
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Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers

Health professionals and workers in Enugu State under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), on Tuesday went wild with jubilation as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced an upward increase of their Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) from 41 percent to 60 percent, effective from September 2021, in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the announcement when he addressed a delegation from JOHESU comprising members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Sector Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), at the Government House, Enugu. Members of JOHESU were at the Government House, Enugu, on a Thank-you visit to Gov. U...
Troops Rescue 15 Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna
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Troops Rescue 15 Kidnapped Commuters in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have rescued 15 commuters in Jagindi, Jema'a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, August 23, said the 15 persons were kidnapped from two vehicles in the area while on transit. "The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the location. They repelled the bandits, enabling the rescue of the abducted persons," Mr Aruwan stated. The rescued victims are: Maisaje Pam, Samuel Peter, Ziyau Abdul, Henry Dabo, Abduljabar Auwal, Muhammad Ali, Dama Dabo and Ramatu Aminu. Others are Muhammad Sani, Abdullahi Muhammad, Bashar Garba, Abubakar Musa, Saad Yakubu, Maryam Ibrahim, and Lami Bitrus. The commissioner said the Acting ...
Plateau Killings: Ogun evacuates stranded students
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Plateau Killings: Ogun evacuates stranded students

At least, 80 indigenes of Ogun State schooling at the University of Jos were said to have been rescued by the State Government following the killings in Plateau State. Recall that the management of the university had recently shut the academic institution as a result of security challenges facing the State. It was learnt that four students of UNIJOS had been killed in the incident. The Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Students’ Matters, Azeez Adeyemi confirmed to newsmen in Abeokuta that the governor had ordered the evacuation of Ogun students in jos. Speaking on Sunday, Adeyemi revealed that five buses were provided with security escorts to ensure the said students were safely returned home. It was said that the evacuation was carried out in collaboration with ...
Another LG bans prostitution, alcohol businesses in Jigawa
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Another LG bans prostitution, alcohol businesses in Jigawa

Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State has issued a seven-day notice to commercial sex workers and bar attendants to vacate the area. Council chairman, Alhaji Baffa Yahaya, gave the notice after meeting with security committee on Saturday. He said that the move will help local government on its efforts to ensure maximum security of the area. “Henceforth, prostitution, selling and drinking alcohol is prohibited in Taura Local Government. Whoever is arrested will face the wrath of the law. “I therefore issue a seven-days notice to who ever takes it as means of livelihood to change business or vacate the area,” he said. Baffa said the council will take serious action against anybody arrested violating the directives. This is coming after Gwaram local Government had...
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue
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Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, tasked security operatives to arrest those responsible for the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable. He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice. The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Governmen...
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have Lunch in Malibu
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have Lunch in Malibu

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a lunch date in Malibu. This is the first time the pair have been seen together without their kids after Kim filed for divorce. Despite being in the middle of a divorce, the ex-couple grabbed food together Thursday, August 19, in Malibu with security in tow.
Amotekun arrests underage herders, seizes 49 cows in Ondo
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Amotekun arrests underage herders, seizes 49 cows in Ondo

Two underaged herders have been arrested by the Ondo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun Corps, for flouting the government’s directive on open grazing in the state. The six-year-old herders were arrested for harassing a septuagenarian in Kajola area of Akure South Local Government area of Ondo State after leading their cows into her farm. It was gathered that the little herders identified as Audu Ibrahim and Musa Ibrahim who are twins, threatened the 70-year-old farmer, Mrs Victoria Ajayi with a cutlass. According to the septuagenarian, she was inside her room, when her grandson informed her that cows have invaded their farm. “As I was cautioning the children to move the cows out of my farm, one of them brought out cutlass and pointed it to my face. It was then th...
“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban
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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban

US President, Joe Biden, has said he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan. He acknowledged that Afghanistan's collapse to the Taliban came much sooner than U.S. officials had anticipated but he blamed Afghanistan's elected leaders and military for not putting up more of a fight against the Taliban. Biden said on Monday, August 16, from the White House: "I stand squarely behind my decision. The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated." Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, arguing that his administration's hands were tied by the plan Trump set in motion last year. Back in 2020, Trump, who was President at the time, signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could see ...
Katsina youths block major road in protest over insecurity
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Katsina youths block major road in protest over insecurity

Youths in Yantumaki, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State on Monday, August 16, took to the streets to protest the deplorable state of security in the state. The youths who came out in the numbers set up burn fires along the Katsina/Funtua highway as they engaged in the renewed protest after bandits attacked Amarawa village today, killing two persons and destroying houses and other properties. The rampaging youths barricaded the highway as early as 6 a.m with unused tyres and debris, the development which disrupted traffic flow on the highway for hours. See more photos from the protest below
Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo
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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo

An attack by gunmen at Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, has left at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company dead. The oil workers were on their way to an oil plant Assa community when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four and leaving many others severely wounded. National president of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji confirmed the incident and told Punch that some community leaders and security agents, including himself, have visited the scene. Ugorji called on government to beef up security in the area as gunmen have been terrorising the area in recent times. He said;   “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Go...
‘These killings are barbaric and heinous’ – Musa calls Nigeria government to action after Jos killings
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‘These killings are barbaric and heinous’ – Musa calls Nigeria government to action after Jos killings

The Super Eagles captain expressed his sadness after the recently attack that led to the death of almost two dozen people Ahmed Musa has challenged the Nigeria government and security authorities to work to end the "barbaric" killings across the country. The Fatih Karagumruk star took to his social media account to share his grief on Sunday after 22 people were killed while several others were injured during a road trip on Saturday morning. Travellers were coming from a religious event in Bauchi - a North Eastern state in Nigeria - in a convoy of buses when they were attacked at Rukuba road, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Thirty-three victims have been rescued according to a police statement, but Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killing as ...
Unijos suspends second semester exams over Plateau killing
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Unijos suspends second semester exams over Plateau killing

Following a breakdown of the peace in some parts of Jos, Plateau State after the killing of over 20 people, and forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA, authorities of the University of Jos have suspended ongoing second semester examinations till further notice. The university announced this on Sunday in a statement signed by its Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi. According to the statement, “Following the unfortunate security breach that occurred in some parts of Jos Metropolis which has led the Plateau State Government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area, management of the University of Jos has approved the suspension of the ongoing second semester examinations for the 2019/2020 academic se...
Mpape: FCTA continue raid, demolish worship centres, structures near Abuja roads
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Mpape: FCTA continue raid, demolish worship centres, structures near Abuja roads

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday, demolished worship centres, shops, shanties and other illegal structures built on road corridors at Mpape in Abuja. A similar operation was conducted on Wednesday. Ikharo Attah, Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, led the operation. Scores of security operatives were deployed. Attah confirmed that the exercise would last for the next three weeks. He said most of the affected worship centres extended their buildings and fence to the road shoulders. Attah said a number of shanties and containers on the roadside, across and deep inside the Mpape market have been destroyed since yesterday. “Today, we carried out a major operation and cleared illegal structures and others that were extended ...
NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists
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NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked the federal government to declare bandits who are kidnapping students in the northern part of the country, as terrorists. The student body which maintained that anyone with propensity to kidnap and kill the students in large number should be declared as terrosrsits to any nation, also called for increased security in schools. NANS also announced that it has resolved its factional crisis, which sprang up recently with the emergence of a splinter group, led by one Abdumajid Oyeniyi that was challenging the leadership of the national president, Sunday Asefon. Asefon who addressed journalists in Ado Ekiti, recalled meeting with prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi over kidnap of school children in the Northern r...
107 Migrating Fulanis allegedly Turned back from Adamawa town
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107 Migrating Fulanis allegedly Turned back from Adamawa town

107 migrating Fulanis allegedly turned back from Adamawa town A group of 107 Fulani migrating to Toungo LGA of the state have allegedly been turned back by hunters in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The hunters stationed at a checkpoint in Ganye town had intercepted a trailer conveying families comprising five men, 32 women and 70 children in the early hours of Monday August 2. Daily Trust reported that when the men in the trailer were interrogated, they identified themselves as heads of the families, claiming to be migrating from Doma in Nassarawa State to Toungo to settle with permission from the district head of Toungo, Alhaji Hammangabdo. It was also learnt that prior to the incident, the Toungo district head had sent letters asking security agencies to cl...

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