New service chiefs and national security
Reports that the new service chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari have hit the ground running is cheery, although that will not take anything away from the enormity of work confronting them.
National security threatened as N 8.4b scanner project stalls
Federal Government’s failure to provide N8.47 billion scanners, approved two years ago, for the nation’s seaports has forced the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)to resort, 100 per cent, to manual, cumbersome and inaccurate examination of cargoes coming into the country.
Seme Customs seizes 235 contraband valued at N91.1m this year
The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted 235 contraband with total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N91,165,860 within the first 45 days of this year.
Buhari frowns at politicization of national security issues
President Muhammadu Buhari has decried what he calls the “undue politicization” of the security situation in the country. The president made his feelings known when he received promoters of the proposed African Security Leadership Summit at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Issues in zonal responses to national security concerns
The issue of spiraling security challenges in the country has been eliciting concerns from both citizens and government officials. At a time the Federal Government is grappling with Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, the herders versus farmers....
Insecurity: NSE urges FG to deploy space assets
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has called on the Federal Government to deploy space assets to address the nation’s security challenges. Mr Adekunle Mokuolu, President of NSE made the call on Monday in Abuja, during the First Distinguished Lecture organised by Giri branch of the society.
With allies, we have made progress in fight against insurgency, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Nigerian military in collaboration with armed forces of neighbouring countries has made tremendous progress in the war against insurgency since the inception of his administration. Speaking yesterday at the graduation ceremony of Course 27 at the National Defence College in Abuja, President Buhari said: “This occasion affords me another opportunity to briefly reflect on the state of the Nigerian nation, particularly regarding national security.
Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest
Ethiopia's army chief was shot dead by his bodyguard just hours after an attempted coup in Amhara state left the regional president and another top adviser dead, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led by Amhara's security chief Asaminew Tsige burst into a meeting…
Nigeria, a victim of protection racket
On 3 May after a closed door meeting, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, announced a deal between the FG and the Miyetti Allahh Cattle Breeders Association as part of efforts to curtail security challenges in the country. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, who led the delegation to Birnin Kebbi, said it was part of a regional action plan on security challenges. Part of the deal is a plan by the FG to give Miyetti Allah the sum of ₦100 billion. There, the FG would have us believe, would lie the peace in places like Zamfara.
Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation”
Whether one is concerned with value allocations or political system legitimization, how effective and efficient national security, electoral integrity, good governance and nation building are carried out in any society, have serious implications for the policing and prosperity of that society. It also determines the extent of the peace, democratic rules, security and sustainable development…
Now that Nigeria has decided
The Presidential and National Assembly election conducted last weekend was never a process that promised to end peacefully. But despite the anxiety that greeted the exercise, the nation pulled through when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election. Tension seemed high but all of it…