Audi: Repositioning NSCDC For Effective Service Delivery, Professionalism

A civil society group, the Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG) has commended and applauded the recent gigantic strides and decisions taken by the present Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni. These include licensing and certification of 17 private guard companies, an action aimed at reducing the incessant security challenges across the nation. This is also to guarantee the safety and security of critical national assets, as well as boost the security of lives and…

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Your Statement Against Makinde Reckless, Unfortunate–Oyo PDP Slams Fayose

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo state chapter, has slammed the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose led faction of the party in Ekiti over a statement credited to it against the executive governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde. A statement by the Fayose led faction of PDP in Ekiti state was quoted as saying “it is rather unfortunate that someone like Governor Makinde, who was never a stable member of PDP could use EFCC trial to mock Fayose.” Another statement credited to the Fayose led faction of…

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33 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks

– An early hours deadly attacks on Thursday by Fulani militia has left 33 people Atyap natives of Southern Kaduna dead. Curiously, the 33 dead persons were among hundreds of thousands of already starving indigenes of Southern Kaduna that have been locked up under a 24 hours rigidly imposed curfew that entered its 65th day on Wednesday. This is as the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has deliberately tied up the citizens of the law abiding people of the area under an irrational, protracted curfew…

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NSCDC arrests operative for allegedly killing Commercial Bus driver in Abia

   – CG orders investigation The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has condemned the killing of a commercial bus driver in Aba, Abia State by an NSCDC operative. Gana has equally ordered a thorough investigation into the killing, and he revealed that the suspect had been arrested and handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution. The victim whose identity has yet to be known was said to have been shot by Officer of the Corps while enforcing lockdown order in the…

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IGP DEPLOYS INTERVENTION SQUADS TO LAGOS AND OGUN

DIG in charge of South-west to coordinate 191 Suspects arrested In the wake of recent activities of hoodlums and street urchins in the border communities between Lagos and Ogun States, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the Force, comprising Police Mobile Force (PMF) Units, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS), to Lagos and Ogun States to strengthen security and bolster public confidence in the affected…

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Seven killed by Boko Haram bombers in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said. “Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm” in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said on Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead. Agence France-Presse

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4 corps members kidnapped on their way to Zamfara orientation camp

Four prospective corps members travelling to Zamfara State for the NYSC orientation camp, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It was learnt that the corps members; three males and a female, and some other graduates from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic were kidnapped around Funtua in Katsina State while the driver fled. They were said to have boarded a bus from Owo, Ondo State to the Zamfara State camp ground where they were posted to. The NYSC orientation camp for Batch A 2020 opened for prospective corps members on Tuesday, March 10th.…

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NDLEA arrests Illegal arms dealers selling ammunition for mere N500 in Bauchi

Some illegal arms dealers who sell ammunition for as low as N500, have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).  The suspects identified as Dung Bulus Rwang and Dachollum Yohanna, were arrested with 1,360 rounds of live ammunition of 7.6mm calibre during a motorised patrol along Bauchi-Jos Road.  An AK- 47 magazine was also found in the commercial Vectra car the suspects were using to convey the ammunition. Jonah Achema, spokesperson of the NDLEA in the state revealed that the suspects who neatly concealed…

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Lagos Assembly passes Amotekun bill into law

Lagos state house of  Assembly has passed Amotekun corps bill into an existing law on the Neighborhood Safety Corps to accommodate Amotekun The house  on Tuesday, March 3, passed the bill on Amotekun after it scaled the third reading by the lawmakers.  Earlier passing the bill, the speaker Mudashiru Obasa and his colleagues took a close and final look at the bill, which seeks to unify the proposed law that would guide the security outfit jointly established by the governors from the South Western zone of the country. The lawmakers…

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New ISWAP leader beheads five rebel commanders, silences clerical tones

The new leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, Lawan Abubakar, otherwise called Ba Lawan, is moving rapidly to consolidate his position, by executing five Shura council members (the supreme leadership council of the terrorist group) including the erstwhile leader of the group Abu Abdullahi Umar Al Barnawi, also called Ba Idrisa, authoritative sources familiar with developments around the group said Sunday in Diffa and Maiduguri. “It is by far the most bloody and extensive move in the history of the group to behead its leadership crop in…

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