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We Have Defeated Insurgency In Nigeria – DHQ
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We Have Defeated Insurgency In Nigeria – DHQ

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says the armed forces have ”checkmated” Boko Haram and their operations in the north-east. Despite claims that the insurgents have been decimated, some parts of the north-eastern region still come under attack. One of the most recent violent attacks by Boko Haram was at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state where more than 40 farmers were killed. But during an interview with NAN on Monday, John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, said the federal government and the military since 2015 had checked the intensity of terrorist activities across the country — particularly in the north-east. He said the initial delay in tackling the menace made it gain momentum — Boko Haram taking over territories and setting up admini...
We Will End Insurgency War This Year – Buhari
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We Will End Insurgency War This Year – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, gave timeline to round off the war against Boko Haram and bandits. The President said the counter insurgency war will be finished this year, 2021. He called for prayers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria to enable them end what they are doing. The President, who spoke during the Juma'at Prayer for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Mosque, also assured that "this is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing." According to Buhari, who was represented by the Defence Minister, Major General Magashi Salihi, "what is happening in this country will soon be over. This year we will finish what we are doing; pray for us that we succeed." He said that the nation will continue to remember the heroic duties ...
‘N100bn vanished in one year’- House of Representatives probes North East Development Commission
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‘N100bn vanished in one year’- House of Representatives probes North East Development Commission

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into allegations of a missing N100 billion from the coffers of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) established in 2017 to reconstruct states affected by insurgency in the north-east.   Moving a motion for the probe of the agency, minority leader of the house, Ndudi Elumelu, said the N100 billion given to the commission by the federal government has “vanished” with nothing to show for it . Elumelu while moving the motion, accused Mohammed Goni Alkali, commission’s managing director, of awarding non-existent contracts. In his words “The N100 billion so far disbursed to the commission by the federal government is said to have vanished under a year without any visible impact on the refugees nor any infrastructural d...
Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram
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Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

House of Representatives members have decried the mass resignation of soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram. 350 soldiers who were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North-East region of the country had applied to resign from military service, citing loss of interest as their reason for resigning. Speaking during Tuesday's plenary, the chief whip, Mohammed Monguno said the mass resignation is huge blow on the military’s fight against insurgency and could pose serious risks to the society especially if the resigned personnel are without jobs. He also disapproved the chief of army staff's assent to the soldiers’ request of being voluntarily disengaged without making effort to address their grievance which he said includes loss of morale, unimproved allowances and mass casualtie...
Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government
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Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker from Kaduna State, has asked the Nigerian Government to always show proof that it was fighting insecurity in the country. The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Sani in a tweet on Sunday said when armed bandits kill Nigerians, gruesome photos of the mayhem are released. He therefore urged the Nigerian Government to show when it also kills bandits by providing evidence. He said, "Whenever the bandits kill, w...
Don Jazzy Praised The Bravery And Courage Of Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram
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Don Jazzy Praised The Bravery And Courage Of Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

Mavin CEO and Music producer, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has praised the bravery and courage of Nigerian soldiers fighting the insurgency. The 37-year-old acknowledged their sacrifice in a post he shared on Twitter on Thursday. “We need to understand why it’s constructive to acknowledge the bravery and doggedness of our armed forces’ personnel who have put their lives on the line in the fight against insurgency. We need to come together regardless of our ethnic, religious and political differences,” he wrote, On April 1, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, announced that he would financially assist the families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram as much he could. He tweeted, ”To our military men in the jungle fighting terrorists, risking your lives to prot...
Two Fake Soldiers Arrested Over Murder of Police Sergeant in Lagos
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Two Fake Soldiers Arrested Over Murder of Police Sergeant in Lagos

The Lagos state police command have arrested two deserted soldiers in connection with the murder of a police sergeant. Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says on May 16, detectives from Ilemba Hausa Police Station arrested one Kehinde Elijah “m”  45 years old of Ibiyeye Street, Whitehouse Bus Stop Okokomaiko. Elijah is said to be among the three suspects on Police wanted list for violent crimes. Four pairs of military fatigues were recovered from his house. He claimed to have deserted the military in 2015 when he was deployed to the Northeast to fight insurgency. He has been in Ojo area since then, where he has been terrorizing members of the public. The second suspect, Ezeh Frank Joseph was arrested in his apartment at Imude Pako Area, Era road, Ajangbadi ...
Mali announces coronavirus aid package, maintains election date
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Mali announces coronavirus aid package, maintains election date

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced a coronavirus aid package for poor people and hard-hit firms, as cases continue to rise in the war-torn West African state. The president warned on Friday that the country’s already war-battered economy was facing a shock, and declared a package worth some 500 billion CFA francs ($832 million). “The government of Mali… is willing to make the greatest sacrifice to lessen the negative impact of the pandemic on our economy and society,” Keita said in a televised address. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been struggling since 2012 to quell a jihadist insurgency that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians. The conflict — which has left swathes of the country outside state control — has aggravated ...
Boko Haram: God Uses Insurgency To Punish You For Sins Against Igbo – Ohanaeze Tells Northerners
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Boko Haram: God Uses Insurgency To Punish You For Sins Against Igbo – Ohanaeze Tells Northerners

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has said that the insurgency ravaging the North East is a reward of the sins committed against the Igbo 50 years ago by the North during the civil war. The OYC also hailed the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who yesterday said that God was using the insurgency to punish Nigerians for their Sins. OYC position was contained in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Friday by its President-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and its Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike. “OYC insists that why insurgents are ravaging the North is based on the sins committed against Igbos 50 years ago during the BIAFRA war by mostly Northern Military leaders,” the group said. The group maintained that Northern leaders witnessed ...
Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency
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Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed the Governors of Borno and Zamafara States, Babagana Zulum and Bello Matawalle for their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the country. Recall that the former minister recently blasted the Nigerian senate for their plans on establishing a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members. The former minister pointed out that the governors of the two North-Eastern regions are fully committed to the war against terrorism. He went on to commend the governors for defending their citizens. See his post below: There are 2 core northern Governors that have fought the insurgents & terrorists with all their heart & soul. They are Gov. Matawale of Zamfara & Gov. Zulum of Borno. They are fully committed to ...
Insurgency is Part of God’s Punishment to Nigerians for our Sins– Sultan of Sokoto Says
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Insurgency is Part of God’s Punishment to Nigerians for our Sins– Sultan of Sokoto Says

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has said that the insurgency ravaging the country is God's way of punishing Nigerians for disobeying his words. DailyTrust reports that the monarch said this when he spoke at the 5th International Conference on “Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence” in Abuja. The Sultan, who was represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, said Nigerians were living in sin and have refused to abide by the teachings of the Quran and the Bible. He expressed dismay over the spate of insecurity in the country, lamenting that it had got to a stage where the rich were avoiding the poor. “The security challenge is our problem. The Holy Quran is a message to mankind. The Hoy Bible is a message to mankind. If w...
Shariah Council Dares Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau to Come out From Hiding
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Shariah Council Dares Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau to Come out From Hiding

The Supreme Council for Shar’ah in Nigeria have dared Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau to come out from hiding and face the country's military if he is courageous enough. The Muslim group who reacted to a video clip in which Shekau confessed to killing a founding member of the Council, Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam (R) and also issued threats to another member of the Council who is also a serving minister Isa Pantami, reminded President Muhammadu Buhari of the campaign promise he made in 2015 to end Boko Haram insurgency. Addressing a press conference on Monday February 17, SCSN Secretary General Nafi’u Baba Ahmad  said; “Few days ago, Nigerians were rudely shocked by the release of a video clip by the leader of the Boko Haram (BH), in which he confessed to the killing of a f...
Air Force Graduates 2,070 Recruits To Tackle Insurgency, Banditry, Others
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Air Force Graduates 2,070 Recruits To Tackle Insurgency, Banditry, Others

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated a total of 2,070 recruits of Basic Military Training Course 40, as part of efforts to boost the operational power of the service. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and some top officers of NAF attended the passing out parade of the recruits which held on Saturday in Kaduna State. In his remarks, the air force chief explained that the new personnel were recruited to boost the fight against insurgency, banditry, and other related crimes in the country. He told the new recruits to be prepared to pay the supreme price in defending their fatherland, especially at a time when the country was facing several security challenges. Abubakar reminded the graduands about the duties of protecting the territorial integrity of th...
We Have Defeated Insurgency, But Facing Challenge Of Terrorism – Buratai
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We Have Defeated Insurgency, But Facing Challenge Of Terrorism – Buratai

The chief of army staff, Tukur Yusuf Buratai has stated that insurgency has been defeated across the country, but the country is still under attack from terrorists. Speaking on Arise News channels, he further went on to state that insurgency is different from terrorism. His words: “We have defeated insurgency, but facing the challenge of terrorism. “There is no where you will not find Boko Haram – even in Lagos here, there are Boko Hatam. In Kaduna, there are Boko Haram. There are more across the North-east. Many have been arrested here in Lagos. We have been tracking them. We arrest them and take them into custody. Buratai stressed that “We must differentiate between insurgency and terrorism. I have tried to tell them at the National Assembly. Someone said three local gove...
Insurgency: Air Force Deploys Fighter Helicopters To Kaduna, Niger
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Insurgency: Air Force Deploys Fighter Helicopters To Kaduna, Niger

The Nigerian Air Force says it has deployed its newly acquired fighter aircraft to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna and some parts of Niger state to flush out bandits from their hideouts inside the forests. This was disclosed by the chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during the commissioning of blocks of accommodation for personnel of the service on Saturday. He said that the fighter aircraft are expected to complement existing efforts being made to combat the rising cases of banditry, kidnapping and other related crimes in the affected states. “The helicopters inducted have already been deployed; one is already in Kaduna at the flight line, they are working very closely with the other air assets in Minna to make sure we support the efforts in Kaduna Birnin Gwari, Minna a...
Nigeria Would Have Been Dead And Gone If Buhari Wasn’t Elected – Femi Adesina
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Nigeria Would Have Been Dead And Gone If Buhari Wasn’t Elected – Femi Adesina

Each time he itemizes the three focal areas of government, President Muhammadu Buhari follows the same order: we shall secure the country, because you have to first secure a country or institution before you can efficiently manage it. We will revive the economy, and create jobs, particularly for our teeming youths, and then, we will fight corruption. The order above shows the priority that the President gives to security, as well as law and order in the country. But each time there’s a glitch or snafu (situation normal all fouled up) in the country, some naysayers scream and wail as if nothing is being done. But the hard truth is that a lot has been done in terms of security, and is still being done by the Buhari Administration. When he came in May 2015, what did he meet? A count...
Fani-Kayode Reveals Why Service Chiefs Sent their Accountants to Gbajabiamila’s Summon
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Fani-Kayode Reveals Why Service Chiefs Sent their Accountants to Gbajabiamila’s Summon

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has given his thoughts as to why service chiefs sent their accountants to honour the summon by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila instead of coming themselves. In a viral video, the Speaker had expressed utter disappointment for the decision of the service chiefs to send their accountants for the meeting of the joint House Committees on ‎Defence, Army, Navy and Air Force with the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff. Fani-Kayode claimed that the service chiefs shunned Gbajabiamila’s invitation because they felt they are not accountable to a Southerner. He tweeted, “The Speaker of the House of Reps, a son of Od...
Sultan of Sokoto Faults Launch of New Security Outfit for the North Operation SheGe Ka Fasa
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Sultan of Sokoto Faults Launch of New Security Outfit for the North Operation SheGe Ka Fasa

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has distanced himself from the newly created security outfit for the Northern region, Operation Shege Ka Fasa, adding that if the increasing number of orphans created by insurgency are not attended to, something worse than Boko Haram may emerge in Nigeria. Recall that on Wednesday February 5th, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) unveiled the new security outfit. According to the spokesperson of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the formation of the security outfit became neccessary following the spread of insurgency from the North-East region in 2008 to other parts of the Northern region. Shege Ka Fasa was established barely a month after governors of the South West inaugurated Amotekun, a security outfit meant to attend to the security ch...
The Successes we Have Achieved Fighting Boko Haram have Restored our Pride and Honour – Buhari
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The Successes we Have Achieved Fighting Boko Haram have Restored our Pride and Honour – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday February 6, announced that he has kept his promise to end Boko Haram and other forms of criminalities after being first voted into power in 2015. The Nigerian leader who said this at the official induction of Nigerian Air Force Helicopters at the Eagle’s Square in Abuja, stated that professionalism, capacity building and adequately equipping the armed forces and the other security agencies are major policies of this administration. Buhari said; “I promised to put an end to Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities that have bedeviled our country during my inaugural speech as president. “You will all agree with me that the successes we have achieved so far have restored our pride and honour the world over. Conse...
Community Policing to Commence in Edo -CP Lawan Jimeta,
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Community Policing to Commence in Edo -CP Lawan Jimeta,

The Police Command in Edo says that community policing would soon commence in the state. The Edo Commissioner for Police, CP Lawan Jimeta, disclosed this in an interview with Newsmen in Benin on Thursday. Jimeta explained that community policing was one of the strategies of the present police administration as ordered by President Mohammadu Buhari, which implementation was expected to commence immediately. He said that in view of this the command within the next couple of weeks would commence the implementation of the directive. Jimeta added that community members committee would also be inaugurated to ensure the success of the policy. He noted that the committee would comprise of members from the various sector of the economy as the policy was aimed at bringing the comm...
Northern Groups Form its Own Security Outfit ‘Shege-Ka-Fasa’
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Northern Groups Form its Own Security Outfit ‘Shege-Ka-Fasa’

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has unveiled a security outfit code-named “SHEGE KA FASA”, which it said will address the security challenges in the northern region of the country. Spokesperson of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said formation of the security outfit became necessary following the spread of insurgency from the North-East region in 2008 to other parts of the Northern region. The group who urged governors of all northern states to emulate their colleagues in the South-West and South-East region in securing the lives of residents of their states, said they will be formalizing the request by writing to political leaders in the region. The group's statement reads; “The outfit, codenamed “SHEGE KA FASA” is designed to be the vanguard of the entire North...
Buhari is Aware and in Charge of Everything – Femi Adesina
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Buhari is Aware and in Charge of Everything – Femi Adesina

President Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina has stated his principal's comment of being "surprised" over the rising insecurity across the country while receiving some citizens of Niger state on Monday January 27, was misinterpreted. Femi Adesina in his statement stated that President Buhari is fully aware and in charge of the security situation in the country. According to the Presidential spokesperson, the Nigerian leader only meant he was surprised with the emergence of banditry in the north-west which is a region “almost homogeneous, made up of Hausa-Fulani and largely Muslim”. The statement read in parts; “The reportage of the statement above was slanted to mean that President Buhari said he was unaware of the security challenges in some parts of the country. Far from i...
North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari
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North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari

President Buhari on Friday January 24, promised that the insurgency witnessed in the North-East region of the country will soon end just like the civil war. The Nigerian leader who said this while receiving the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic at the state house in Abuja stated that Nigeria overcame similar challenges in the past. In a statement released by his media aide Femi Adesina, President Buhari said the Libyan crisis has had an adverse effect in countries in the Sahel region. Buhari who pointed out the activities of some terror groups in Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso in recent times, added that the newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will effectively take care of all...
Killers Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Are Lying – Buhari
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Killers Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Are Lying – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that killers who scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ do not know God. Buhari said this on Wednesday on his visit to Batsari Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Katsina State. President Buhari promised that he would fight insurgency and banditry until peace and security are returned to the country, Ig          . He said: “What brought me here is to condole you over the recent bandits’ attacks affecting not only you but all of us. I have nothing to add on what the Emir had already spoken extensively about, but all that leaders should do right from home is ensure justice. “I assure you that we sleep and wake-up with the sad moment of banditry and kidnapping activities in the state and country. By the grace of God, we will use soldiers, police and o...
Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari
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Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari

President Buhari raised an alarm over the new Boko Haram threat the country is facing in his address at the graduation ceremony of the National Defence College Course 27 on Friday August 2.   The President further revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents lost their insurgency campaign, became factionalised and mutated into a new form of terrorist threat.   Buhari said, “This occasion affords me another opportunity to briefly reflect on the state of the Nigerian nation, particularly regarding national security. At the inception of our first tenure in 2015, Nigeria was at a critical crossroads. The Boko Haram group was at the height of its infamy and virtually held Nigeria hostage. It constituted a clear and present danger to our corporate existence as a nation. “After ...
Nigerian Army Reacts To Damning Report That Over 1,000 Soldiers Were Secretly Buried In Borno
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Nigerian Army Reacts To Damning Report That Over 1,000 Soldiers Were Secretly Buried In Borno

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied the existence of secret graveyards in the North East. This was revealed in a statement issued via its verified Twitter handle, where it countered the claim of the Wall Street Journal that the Nigerian Military had secret graveyards in the North East theatre of operation. In the statement signed by Director, Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the Defence HQ said the Armed Forces doesn’t engage in secret burials for its fallen heroes. Part of the statement read, “This insinuation can only emanate from an uninformed position of the author of the said publication. It therefore becomes necessary to inform the public that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has a rich and solemn tradition for the interment of our fallen heroes. The...
Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari meant to cause acrimony – Arewa Consultative Forum
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Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari meant to cause acrimony – Arewa Consultative Forum

Days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo accused President Buhari of having cold feet to tackle the killings and kidnaps allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) have said the the open letter was meant to heat up the polity.   ACF's National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, addressed a press conference after the group's National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kaduna State, and according to him, the former President has no moral standing to make any demand from any government.  ACF further demanded an apology from Obasanjo over his letter, which they said stereotyped the Fulanis as criminals because a Fulani man is the President.   The statement read “ACF appreciates the freedom of exp...
Homosexuality Causes Insurgency, Kidnapping And Bad Economy – Abdulaziz Naibi
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Homosexuality Causes Insurgency, Kidnapping And Bad Economy – Abdulaziz Naibi

An Arewa activist, Abdulaziz Naibi, blamed the LGBTQ community and homosexuality for the widespread insurgency, kidnapping and bad economy witnessed across the country. Joining the campaign against the LGBTQ community by Arewa members, Abdulaziz Naibi, tweeted; LGBTQ, Homosexuality and adultery are the major causes of insurgencies, innocence killings, kidnapping and Economic Recession. The law in Nigeria states this about “Homosexuality”. “14 years imprisonments for same sex marriage contract or civil union” “10 years imprisonments for anyone who registers or participate in gay clubs, society & organizations”. Stay awake!!! He also gave a fair warning to Southerners, trolling him over the tweet. According to him, they should back off, because they were given a break when th...
FG Is Provoking Fresh Insurgency With El-Zakzaky And Shi’ites – Falana
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FG Is Provoking Fresh Insurgency With El-Zakzaky And Shi’ites – Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against its violent approach to handling members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, despite numerous court orders issued for his release. Falana expressed concerns over the method the Federal Government had adopted in a statement on Tuesday. The legal luminary said the continuous detention of Elzakzaky and killing of peaceful Shiite protesters by security forces could lead the country into another bloody war that it could not afford. “This nation cannot afford another war of insurgency which is being provoked by the contemptuous conduct of the federal government in the handling of the case of the Elzakzakys,” Falana said....
Insecurity: I Will Continue To Prioritise Military Training – Buhari
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Insecurity: I Will Continue To Prioritise Military Training – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the Federal Government would continue to give priority to the training of officers and men of the armed forces to effectively tackle security challenges in the country. Buhari made the commitment during the graduation of 207 Students of Senior Course 41 of the Armed Force Command Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji, Kaduna State. “This is not only because we salute their courage and sacrifice to improve the security of our country but also because the armed forces have continued to be the beacon of unity in the country. “I must again commend the armed forces, who continue to provide prompt responses to the numerous security challenges facing our country. “Your response to Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as the...
Defend Nigeria with your lives’ – VP Yemi Osinbajo tells the military
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Defend Nigeria with your lives’ – VP Yemi Osinbajo tells the military

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerian military officers to take pride in defending the country as they take pride in adorning their beautiful uniform.   He said the military career, which is meant to defend the territorial integrity of the country, is the most civic service to the nation. The Vice-President noted that it is beyond just earning salary and getting a chance to wear the coveted uniform. Osinbajo said it is about putting their lives on the line for the safety and welfare of millions of Nigerians.   The Vice-President stated this as the Reviewing Officer at the passing out parade of 187 new officers who were commissioned at this year’s Direct Short Service Course 28 at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kaduna. He told the new military officers ...
President Buhari Blows Hot Over Insecurity In Nigeria, Leah Sharibu
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President Buhari Blows Hot Over Insecurity In Nigeria, Leah Sharibu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday pledged his administration’s continued political will and determination towards ridding the country of insurgency and other forms of criminalities. Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made the promise at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week at Ikeja Cantonment Parade Ground, Lagos, NAN reports. The Nigerian Army Day is an annual event held every July 6, since 1976, in honour of the Nigerian Army with the theme; ‘Professionally Responsive Soldering: A Panacea for Successful Military Operations’. The President said that the security challenges in the country were being tacked in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces. “The challenge for us is to recogn...
Ruga Settlement: Buhari meets Bauchi, Plateau Governors In Aso Rock
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Ruga Settlement: Buhari meets Bauchi, Plateau Governors In Aso Rock

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Monday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the former Federal Capital Territory, Minister disclosed that the people of the state are entirely in support of the Ruga settlement project. A raging controversy has trailed establishment of Ruga settlements by the Federal Government across the country. Mohammed noted that the Ruga project, which the Federal Government recently said was voluntary for states that indicate interest in it, will help address issues of insecurity. According to him, Bauchi State needed the Ruga project because the population of the state currently was about 60 to 70 percent Fulani. Bauchi State,...
Remain Gallant In Securing Nigeria – PDP To Military
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Remain Gallant In Securing Nigeria – PDP To Military

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the military and the fighting troops not to relent at this critical time, noting that Nigerians appreciate the sacrifices they make in securing the nation. The party also said the defeatist comments by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on national security, affirmed its position that President Muhammadu Buhari failed in his duties as a Commander-in-Chief. The PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the blame must be placed at the doorsteps of the President, who was under oath as the Commander-in-Chief, to ensure the security of lives and property of Nigerians. “Mr. President, as chief security officer of the nation, should not hide und...
Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System
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Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System

The NSA disclosed this during a joint press briefing on the outcome of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja. The federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system to address the rising insecurity in the country, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said. Monguno briefed journalists alongside the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintri, Anambra, Willie Obiano and Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu. Monguno said: “It is very important to proscribe certain groups ultimately running around under the guise of maybe getting some kind of education that is not really formal and then begin to cause a lot of problems for society. “Ultimately, gover...
You Caused The Rise In Suicides And Divorces In The Country – PDP Blames President Buhari
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You Caused The Rise In Suicides And Divorces In The Country – PDP Blames President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for rising social degeneration, particularly acts of suicide, in the country. In a statement signed by the PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, the main opposition party said the rise of social ills in the country is due to bad governance under Buhari’s leadership. The party further alleged that despondency, depression and misery have escalated in the country “since the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election”, an election won by President Buhari. The party further blamed Buhari and the APC for failing to deal with escalating insecurity in the country and leaving Nigerians exposed to the worst kinds of crimes. The party said, “The...
Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others
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Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others

Borno State Deputy Governor,  Usman Durkwa, yesterday, commended the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Zoiera Youssoufou, Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for distribution to thousands of people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during this year’s Ramadan. The deputy governor made the commendation during the official flag-off of distribution of the items in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of the state. Durkwa who represented Governor Kashim Shettima during the exercise said: “The government and people of the state are very grateful for witnessing another flag-off ceremony of Dangote Foundation 2019 Ramadan Kareem distribution to the IDPs and host communities in Borno St...
11 Missing Niger Soldiers Found Dead After Gunmen Killed 17
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11 Missing Niger Soldiers Found Dead After Gunmen Killed 17

The bodies of 11 missing Niger soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near the Mali border, security sources said. “We have confirmation that the dead bodies of the eleven missing soldiers have been found, bringing the death toll to 28,” a source said late Wednesday. The military patrol was ambushed on Tuesday near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region, sources said. One of the military vehicles had set off an explosive device. A source referred to what happened as a “terrorist attack”. Several troops were also injured and evacuated to the capital Niamey, a different source told AFP. According to the news site Actuniger, a patrol of 52 Niger soldiers happened upon a group of heavily armed men...
1,700 Children Carry Arms In Borno
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1,700 Children Carry Arms In Borno

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said 1, 700 children, among the ranks of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the insurgency war in Borno had been released. UNICEF’s Country Representative, Mohammed Fall, stated this at the formal handover of the second batch of 894 children by the CJTF to their families, in Maiduguri. CJTF is a local militia group formed in 2013 to assist the military and other security agencies in the fight against insurgency, and to protect communities from insurgents’ attack. However, it had recruited children in its ranks to discharge its responsibility. Fall disclosed that the first batch of 833 children were released by the CJTF in October, 2018 as part of commitments to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict...
‘Insecurity Is A Test From God’ – Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, Aso Rock Imam
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‘Insecurity Is A Test From God’ – Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, Aso Rock Imam

Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, chief imam of the state house mosque, says cases of insecurity in Nigeria are a test from God. He made the comments during the daily Tafsir (Quranic teachings) which held at the State House Mosque, Abuja. Sulaiman, speaking on the rise in cases of banditry, kidnappings, and insurgency in the country, said Nigerians should repent and pray to avert the current security problem. Garba Shehu, special adviser to the President on media and publicity said, the chief imam “gave thanks to Almighty Allah for allowing the general election to take place peacefully throughout the country”. “He called for repentance and prayers to avert the current security challenges confronting the nation. He said the security incidents are a test from God.” President Buh...
Kidnap of Buhari’s in-law Shows Daura is not Given Special Treatment — Garba Shehu
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Kidnap of Buhari’s in-law Shows Daura is not Given Special Treatment — Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that the abduction of the District Head of Daura, Musa Uba, who is also the husband to President Buhari’s niece, Hajiya Bilki, shows that security agencies are not giving any town preferential treatment. Garba said this when he appeared on AIT today Monday, May 6th. When asked to speak on the increasing rate of banditry as evidenced by the abduction of the head of the President’s township which happened on May 1st, Shehu said, “Well, that has happened but I think that brings the message home that it is a national problem and that because the President comes from Daura, that is not to say there cannot be crime in Daura or Daura will be specially treated. The army said two days ago that the...
APC Govt Has Turned Nigeria To Banana Republic Says Falana
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APC Govt Has Turned Nigeria To Banana Republic Says Falana

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana at the weekend said President Muhammadu Buhari had turned Nigeria into a banana republic, citing prevailing cases of banditry, insurgency and violence that beclouded the country. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), added that Buhari’s civilian administration was apparently worse than the military rule he presided over between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985. He expressed grave concern about the APC government in a paper he delivered at a roundtable discussion the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and the British Council organised to the 2019 World Press Freedom Day in Abuja on Friday. At the public forum attended by a wide range of political leaders, diplomats and professionals, Falana lamented that the country...
State governors fuel insecurity to raise their security votes – EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, alleges
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State governors fuel insecurity to raise their security votes – EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, alleges

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has accused some state governors  of deliberately fueling insecurity in their states so as to increase their security votes. The EFCC boss made this allegation when he spoke at the induction programme for returning and newly-elected state governors held at the Presidential Villa. “We have also seen evidence of theft of public resources by some state governors –  cashing in on the insecurity in their states. Insecurity has also offered the required oxygen for corruption to thrive as evident in the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal involving top military commanders both serving and retired.” Magu said The acting EFCC chairman pointed out that corruption has in no small measure aided the spread of insurgency...
Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari
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Education is a Wise Response to Boko Haram – Buhari

President Buhari has stated that education is a wise response to Boko Haram’s ideology and insurgency in the country. The President stated this today in Maiduguri, Borno State, as he praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency. Buhari gave the commendation at a ceremony to commission six model schools, out of 40 world class facilities established to provide quality education to mostly children of the poor, and those turned orphans by the 10-year insurgency. He said expansion of educational facilities in the state was the best response to Boko Haram’s actions to stifle education, especially that of the girl child. Buhari said; “This is a wise response to Bo...
PDP Dismisses APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Citizenship as Diversionary
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PDP Dismisses APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Citizenship as Diversionary

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday dismissed as reckless and groundless the claims made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian. It also said the claim was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 presidential election. PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said it was a disingenuous claim designed by the APC to overburden, distract and bog down the presidential election petition tribunal with trivialities, lies and falsehood, so as to derail the course of justice. Ologbondiyan added, “Such diversionary tactic has however only helped in further exposing the fact that the APC has no answers to t...
Abdulsalami Abubakar Decries High Level of Insecurity in Nigeria
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Abdulsalami Abubakar Decries High Level of Insecurity in Nigeria

The former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has decried the high level of insecurity in Nigeria. Speaking on Saturday shortly after his conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration by the University of Calabar at the 32nd Convocation ceremony , Abubakar said as a nation, the country never had it so bad. “Our country had never had it so bad in the prevalent circle of crimes or kidnapping, cattle wrestling, clash between farmers and herders and Boko Haram insurgency and the murder of innocence children, women and people on daily basis”. He said that a peaceful environment is the most fundamental prerequisites for the progress and development of any society or nation. General Abubakar further said that another National chall...
President Buhari Gives Fresh Hope on Leah Sharibu’s Return
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President Buhari Gives Fresh Hope on Leah Sharibu’s Return

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured parents of the school girls, who were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, that his administration is intensifying efforts to secure their release five years after. April 14, 2019 will mark the fifth year, after over a 100 girls were taken away by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. In a statement signed by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu and forwarded to DAILY POST, the president revealed that “interlocutors have reported encouraging progress so far”. FULL STATEMENT: President Muhammadu Buhari would like to remind the parents of the school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State that he has still not forgotten their daughters who were kidnapped fro...
8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi
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8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi

Eight persons including a three-month-old baby were killed in a renewed boundary hostilities between the Ndiagu-Alike community in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Enyibichiri in Ikwo council area in Ebonyi state. The state police command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, who informed newsmen about the sad development, said the incident happened on Saturday along the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Road near the border between the two communities. “Among the victims were a three-month old baby and six members from the same family who were burnt to death when their vehicle was allegedly attacked and set ablaze by the attackers as well as two others who died from bullet wounds. One of the victims is a wife of a police officer serving in the state but who is currently on se...