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14 Jul 2019
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.
6 Jul 2019
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…
28 Jun 2019
The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has warned against politicisation of the nation's security challenges, saying that such could work against efforts to end the multifaceted crises in the sector. He said that what the country needed now were concerted efforts by stakeholders to combat the scourge of kidnappings, insurgency and banditry pummeling the country…
13 Jun 2019
African leaders yesterday reviewed developments on the continent, including its under-development, stagnation and an ongoing integration project that already seemed stalked. They therefore concluded that several impediments were in the wheel of progress of the second largest continent in the world. Specifically, the stakeholders spotlighted the integration programme being championed by the African Union and…
31 May 2019
Suspected Islamists in northern Mozambique killed 16 people on Tuesday in their deadliest attack since launching an insurgency in the remote region in 2017, local sources told AFP on Friday. Islamist fighters have targeted remote communities in the gas-rich, Muslim-majority Cabo Delgado region since October 2017, killing more than 200 people and forcing thousands from…
29 May 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that Borno tops with 15,237 cases of measles with 75 deaths across Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. The cases were also reported to have spread to 22 local councils affected by Boko Haram insurgency. This was disclosed yesterday in the global agency’s weekly report released to journalists in Maiduguri.…
15 May 2019
In assessing the chances of President Donald Trump for the 2020 American Presidential election, the American telecom giant, Yahoo! Media Incorporated rated Trump as winning the 2020 poll with a landslide victory because the United States economy has been booming for two years running. In its analysis, Yahoo! foreclosed a recession by November 2020 because…
6 May 2019
A recent report on ranking of nations using the Misery Index on the state of living standards appears quite worrisome, particularly to the ordinary Nigerian. According to the latest Misery Index Report released by one Steve Hanke, an economist from the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America, Nigeria was ranked as the sixth…
20 Apr 2019
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged Christians to pray for the country’s leaders and for it to overcome its numerous challenges. Lalong, in his Easter goodwill message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, yesterday, said: “True Christianity places on our shoulders, the responsibility of praying ceaselessly and fervently for our…
12 Apr 2019
Perturbed by the rising wave of insecurity in the country, the Muslim Congress (TMC) has urged the three levels of government to focus on insecurity in their various economic blueprints for the new political dispensation. Amir of TMC, Luqman AbdurRaheem, in a statement made available to The Guardian, said the group feels that, “The country…
8 Feb 2019
The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms. Charge d’Affaires in the embassy Mr Nasiru Waje disclosed this in N’djamena to some Nigerian journalists on a working visit to Chad. He said that the inmates, some of whom had not…
16 Dec 2017
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the approval by the National Economic Council for the release of one billion dollars to the Federal Government to fight insurgency in the North East. The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday…

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Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to arrest the reportedly dismissed Managing Director of Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NISRAL), Aliyu Abdulhameed over alleged fraud. HURIWA said it…