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ISIS bride, Shamima Begum Cannot Return to the UK, Supreme Court Rules
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ISIS bride, Shamima Begum Cannot Return to the UK, Supreme Court Rules

Shamima Begum, who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, will not be allowed to return and fight her citizenship case, the Supreme Court has ruled. In February 2015, at just 15, Shamima travelled from her east London home to Syria with two school friends. She was married off to an ISIS fighter from the Netherlands and lived under ISIS rule for more than three years. Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019. On Friday, February 26, 2021, five Supreme Court justices unanimously turned down her request to be able to return to the UK to fight for her citizenship to be restored. Ms. Begum, 21, who is currently in a camp controlled by arm...
5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA
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5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA

The office of the national security adviser (NSA) has expressed its fear with the deployment of 5th Generation (5G) technology in the country. Bala Fakandu, director of communications in NSA who appeared before the senate committee on communications on Thursday February 25, said they are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilities and backdoors within the 5G network equipment, which according to him might expose Nigeria to "eavesdropping, tracking, cyber-attacks, military and industrial espionage and other malicious activities by foreign actors." Fakandu also asked the ministry of communications and digital economy to carry them along in the formulation of the policy that would guide the use of 5G in the country. He said; “We are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilit...
Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom
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Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom

  The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said he owes nobody any apology over his recent position on insecurity. Ortom said he would not be intimidated into shying away from telling Nigerians the truth on issue of insecurity. The governor spoke in his home town, Tse-Adorogo, Nzorov Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Local Government Area of the state Ortom reiterated his stance that on open grazing as a panacea to the crisis between farmers and herders. He said: “I have been agitating in the last five years that it is time to end open grazing in Nigeria to put an end to the herders crisis that has now snowballed into a major threat to national security. “By the grace of God we will get there and we will all be happier for it. And like I said at the ...
Twitter Bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon Purge
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Twitter Bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon Purge

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and pro-Trump attorney, Sidney Powell have been banned on Twitter as part of a purge of QAnon accounts following the insurrection at U.S. Capitol by a mob of violent Trump supporters. QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against US president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal. The wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory also claims that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media and this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hill...
Trump Announces Termination Of “Section 230” Over Twitter ‘False Trends’
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Trump Announces Termination Of “Section 230” Over Twitter ‘False Trends’

Due to the several misdemeanours by twitter, the president has announced immediate termination of Section 230 of the constitution. The president alleged also that twitter is making up fake trends. For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!! Twitter is sending out totally false “Trends” that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative “stuff”. Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to @FoxNews daytime. Also, big Conservative discrimination! WHAT DID SECTION 230 SAY? Section 230 is a piece of Internet legislation in the United States, passed into law as part of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 (a common name for Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996), f...
National Security adviser, Babagana Mongono, Allegedly at Loggerheads with Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, over National Security Matters
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National Security adviser, Babagana Mongono, Allegedly at Loggerheads with Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, over National Security Matters

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, are allegedly at loggerheads over National Security matters. According to a report by Premium Times, Monguno has accused Kyari of interfering in security matters which he insists is not within the purview of Kyari's office. Read the report below Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has accused President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security. Consequently, Mr Monguno has fired a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Mr Kyari, according to documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Monguno said Mr Kyari’s directives to service chiefs were sometimes...
Buhari Launches Three Combat Helicopters In Abuja
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Buhari Launches Three Combat Helicopters In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched three new acquired combat helicopters at the Eagle Square in Abuja. The combat helicopters include two Augusta 109 and one Mi-171E combat helicopters. The ceremony took place during the induction ceremony of the Nigerian Air Force’s at the state capital. The event also witnessed so many air displays and simulation exercises which focuses on rescue operations and engagement of bandits and others threats to national security. Under the Buhari administration, NAF has procured and inducted several fighter aircraft, helicopter gunships. See photos from the ceremony below… President @MBuhari arrives Eagle Square for the induction ceremony of Nigerian Air Force 3 brand new combat helicopters. Under this administration, ...
Buratai Cautions Local, Foreign Interests On National Security Matters
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Buratai Cautions Local, Foreign Interests On National Security Matters

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, yesterday asked all local and foreign interests to exhibit more commitment and restraint on issues of our national security and avoid taking sides. He said all their actions and utterances must be tailored towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquility to Nigeria. The European Union Parliament had on Sunday reportedly alleged that there was no progress in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency. But is a statement yesterday by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the Chief of Army Staff warned all enemies of Nigeria and Nigerians taking delight in the sufferings of citizens that the day of reckoning “is at their doorsteps.” He enjoined all well-meani...
Don’t Glorify Terrorists, Major General Olonishakin Warns Media
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Don’t Glorify Terrorists, Major General Olonishakin Warns Media

The Chief of Defence Staff , Major General Gabriel Olonishakin, yesterday urged the media not to glorify terrorists or give them undue publicity. He spoke at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, during the Defence Correspondence Seminar 2019 themed “Enhancing National Security and Cohesion through Responsible Media Reportage.” He said in times of crisis, the main effort of the press should be geared towards peace-building. According to him, military operations demand a cordial working relationship with the media for enlightenment purpose and national security.
My Billionaire Client Is A Fraudster, Threat To National Security, Lawyer Tells Court
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My Billionaire Client Is A Fraudster, Threat To National Security, Lawyer Tells Court

Justice Christopher Balogun of the State High Court at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Onikan, Lagos, on Wednesday, remanded Abubakar Peters, Chairman, Nadabo Energy Limited, in prison for plotting to evade trial and abscond from the country. Mr Peters is standing trial on a 27-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, forgery and use of forged documents to the tune of N978 million (N978, 401, 732, 09) brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The defendant allegedly defrauded the federal government of the said sum of money by supplying 6, 505,140. 04 litres of Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, instead of 19,488, 992 litres, being the quantity he was contracted to supply. The defendant also allegedly forged the documents that were used t...
Service Chiefs Shun Reps As Speaker Runs To Buhari For Help
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Service Chiefs Shun Reps As Speaker Runs To Buhari For Help

Heads of security agencies in the country on Friday shunned an invitation extended to them by the leadership of the House of Representatives. The lower legislative chamber has summoned the service chiefs to a meeting bordering on national security. While lawmakers were already seated waiting for their guests to arrive, We gathered that some of them failed to honour the invitation. The gathering had in attendance; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; the DG of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi; and the Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Services, Muhammad Babandede. This has angered the speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila, who condemned the action saying he will take the issue to President Muhammadu Buhari. “Speaker @femigbaja has condemned the Service Chiefs for ...
Insecurity: Senate, Presidency To Hold National Security CONFAB
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Insecurity: Senate, Presidency To Hold National Security CONFAB

According to a report by The Nation, the gruesome murder of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, was hotly debated in the Senate Tuesday. Senators took turns to point a way out of increasing insecurity in parts of the country. At the end of the debate, the upper chamber resolved to hold a national security conference to address security challenges facing the country. The resolution followed a Point of Order on the murder of Mrs. Olakunrin on Friday by gunmen in Ondo State along Ore-Benin Expressway. Senator Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo central) who raised the Point of Order expressed regret over the death of Mrs. Olakunrin. The Ondo Central senator feared that with the mounting security challenges, foreign investors would be scared off the country. The proposed...
Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku
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Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku

Former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the greatest threat to national security was the rising wave of poverty that has remained unchecked among Nigerians. In his reflection on the state of the nation, Atiku observed that the most dangerous dimension to the poverty ravaging the country was that the financial capacity of industrialists, businessmen and factory owners, who provide employment to the teeming youths, was also drastically reducing. Atiku said there was an urgent and compelling need for institutions of the Nigerian State to understand that it is an appalling dereliction of duty to stand idly by and allow misery multiply in the populace. In a statement by his m...
Buhari Suspends Ruga Settlement Projects
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Buhari Suspends Ruga Settlement Projects

Following public outcry and the seeming misconception about the Ruga Settlement Projects, an idea designed to stem the tide of herdsmen/farmers clashes across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have suspended the idea pending further notice, THISDAY has learnt. The president, after consultations with stakeholders, THISDAY gathered, has resolved to put away the idea for a thorough review and well acceptable approach to the menace constituted to national security by the constant clashes between herdsmen and farmers. A presidency source that hinted at this development, said the announcement would be made any moment from now with detailed explanations, going forward.
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...
Kemi Olunloyo Warns Davido, Says He’s Messing With National Security
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Kemi Olunloyo Warns Davido, Says He’s Messing With National Security

Superstar singer David Adeleke aka Davido, launched Instagram page ‘operationoyetolamustgo’. The page was setup by the singer in order to chase out the sitting governor of Osun State. Kemi Olunloyo who think it’s a bad idea has called for the singer to put down the page. She wrote @kemiolunloyo I AM NOT AN APC AGENT. I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY. I'M JUST A DAMN GOOD INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST AHEAD OF EVERYBODY IN NIGERIA?? If you love Davido, WARN HIM to immediately take down this threat page about a sitting governor DOWN from @Instagram. An Instagram message got me arrested while doing my job. The phone number that opened that account was traced to Iyabo Ojo. This page is highly messing with national security. In national security, there are NO QUESTION...
DSS Postings : Seiyefa Bows To Presidency; Cancels Staff Reorganization
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DSS Postings : Seiyefa Bows To Presidency; Cancels Staff Reorganization

Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Apparently not ready to tread on war path with the Presidency, the acting Director General of the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa, has bowed to the directive of the Presidency to stop the reorganization of key staff until further notice. The move by the acting DG to breathe new lease of life into the affairs of the agency by realigning some key staff had pitched him against a top presidential aide, who sidestepped the National Security Adviser and ordered Seiyefa to jettison the new postings with immediate effect. A top source knowledgible in the exercise said that following the order by the Presidency to the DG to discontinue with the reorganization, no fewer than 30 senior directors and management staff, who had been moved to...
Herdsmen Killings Threatening National Security – APGA Chairman, Oye
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Herdsmen Killings Threatening National Security – APGA Chairman, Oye

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has ​urged the President Muhammadu Buhari​ ​administration​ to seriously tackle killings by herdsmen across the country.   The party said the situation poses threat to national security.​     National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, ​however, urged Buhari to remain focused ​in office.   “I want to use this opportunity to call on him to ensure adequate security of lives and property. What is happening in Benue today is a threat to democracy, is a threat to national security.   ​”​And we expect him to take the bull by the horn to restore security in Benue and across the country. I believe he has the capacity to do that​.   “He (Buhari) should not be distracted. He has a mighty load on his sh...
Senate Probes Clashes Between Nigeria, Cameroon Border Communities
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Senate Probes Clashes Between Nigeria, Cameroon Border Communities

The Senate has begun investigation into the violent clashes between border communities in Nigeria and Cameroon, which resulted in loss of lives and properties of innocent Nigerians. It has, however, mandated its committees on Police Affairs and National Security to probe the matter. The resolution yesterday was sequel to a point of order raised by Senator John Enoh, APC, Cross River Central. According to Enoh, it was the duty of the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from internal and external aggression, lamenting that the affected people from his political jurisdiction had been abandoned to face operations from the Cameroonian aggressors. He said, “I rise to call attention to a very dire and serious security situation that is occurring in my senatorial district betwe...
Zambia Declares State Of Emergency
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Zambia Declares State Of Emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared a state of emergency due to riots during which public properties were destroyed. “This is not an easy decision to make, but in order to preserve peace, tranquility, safety of our citizens and national security, we had no choice but to take this decision given the events that have occurred in the recent past,” he said in a televised address on Wednesday. Lungu said he has issued a statutory instrument to invoke Article 31 of the constitution which gives him powers to declare a state of emergency. The matter will however be tabled in parliament for approval by lawmakers, he added. Lungu noted that the government has on several occasions advised citizens to desist from any irresponsible behavior and expressed sadness that this has fallen on ...
Why Buhari Chose UK Ahead Of Nigerian Hospitals — Lai Muhammad
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Why Buhari Chose UK Ahead Of Nigerian Hospitals — Lai Muhammad

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari shunned Nigerian hospitals and decided to travel to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention. Mohammed spoke during a live radio programme titled, ‘Morning Crossfire’, on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM, on Thursday. An angry caller had criticized the All Progressives Congress-led government for going back on its promise to bar public officials from travelling abroad for medical treatment at the expense of taxpayers. In his reaction, however, Mohammed said, “My answer is very simple. Mr President is our father, he is the leader of the nation and I think he deserves the best in terms of medical treatment.” Responding to another question on why the Buhari government was flouting ...
Why Northern Leaders Worked Against Jonathan’s Govt – Paul Unongo
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Why Northern Leaders Worked Against Jonathan’s Govt – Paul Unongo

Last week, scores of elders of northern extraction, under the auspice of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), were in Kano State for a visit. They also took time to unveil their positions on a number of contemporary national issues. Aside the read text which was widely reported by the media, a lot of their feelings and persuasions as articulated in the background explanation by the deputy leader of the Forum, Wantaregh Paul Unongo were unreported. Desmond Mgboh, who attended the press briefing, provides a run down of the discourse by Unongo at the event. What is NEF’s relationship with Arewa Consultative Forum? If you remember, all of us are members of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). We didn’t break away from them, but they stressed something different. They said that they are a cult...
Nigeria Customs Releases Update Of Grace Period For Auto Duty Payment
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Nigeria Customs Releases Update Of Grace Period For Auto Duty Payment

In response to public complaints and suggestions, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the adjustment of points of payment and 60% rebate across the board from 2015 downward to ease the process and encourage all motor dealers in the position of unaccustomed vehicles to come forward and pay duty. 2. While the grace period remains Monday 13th March to Wednesday 12th April, the points of payments with the exception of Lagos and Port Harcourt will now be the nearest Customs Area Command. 3. Motor dealers in Lagos are to pay their duties at Zone ‘A’ Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba and Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Ikeja. While in Port Harcourt, auto duty payment will be at Zone ‘C’ Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority. 4. In the sam...