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19 Aug 2019
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.
3 Aug 2019
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.
23 Jun 2019
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…
13 May 2019
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.
29 Apr 2019
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…
28 Feb 2019
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…
15 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has renewed its commitment to strengthening national security architecture and addressing unemployment challenges bedevilling the country. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdurrahman Dambazau, made this known at the passing-out parade of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) graduates Cadets of 43rd Superintendent Basic course in Kano on Saturday. Dambazau was represented by…
12 Jul 2018
The high state of insecurity and the inability of the Federal Government to deal with the orgy of killings by herdsmen in the country certainly challenge the very basis of Nigeria’s existence as a sovereign nation. The National Assembly, obviously responding to this dangerous scenario the other day started the process of amending the nation’s…
9 Jul 2018
Although there have been sanctions against telecommunications operators involved in call masking, SIM-Boxing and related fraud, the menace still persists.
12 Jun 2018
A country with a weak economy is also insecure from military invasion from other countries and is unable to effectively negate the effect of economic or political sanctions placed by other nations. Economic sanctions typically come in the form of tariffs on goods and services produced in a country or the inability to freely and…
10 Apr 2018
Halogen Security Company Limited, the foremost security risk solutions provider in Nigeria has advocated for a collaborative effort between the government and the citizens of Nigeria. A core belief of the pre-eminent security solutions outfit, this was reiterated at the just concluded Securex West Africa 2018 Conference which took place at Landmark Centre Victoria Island,…
1 Apr 2018
Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd) is an Aviation Security Consultant and Secretary General of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI), a think tank of the Nigerian aviation industry. Speaking to WOLE OYEBADE, he takes a critical look at current security challenges at airports, concluding that the Federal Government, the Minister of State for Aviation,…

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