South-East govs want alleged assassination attempt on Ekweremadu probed The South-East Governors’ Forum has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu. The forum also rejected what it described as “hasty conclusion’’ by the investigating security agency that the attack was a case of burglary. Director-General of...... read more
No assassination attempt on Ekweremadu - Police The police have commenced an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president. Ekweremadu, his wife and son, were at home when armed men invaded their Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, spoke on the incident while addressing journalists...... read more
Appointment of new DSS DG is the height of nepotism & tribalism - Ohanaeze Youths Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his appointment of Yusuf Bichi to replace Matthew Seiyefa as the Director General of the Department of State Service, DSS, describing it as “height of nepotism and tribalism.”Rising from its national executive, EXCO, meeting held in Umuahia, the Ohanaeze youths insisted that...... read more
Abia monarch cries out over invasion of community by kidnappers, armed-robbers King Otuwa the 1st, the traditional ruler of Amaoba-Ime community in Ikwuano local government area of Abia state, has cried out over the rising cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in the community. The traditional ruler explained that the security situation in the community had taken a dangerous toll whereby students...... read more
A safe society breeds development - Ikpeazu Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that the quest for security and national development can only be achieved through the national security frame work that reorient children and the youth Speaking during the flag off of the Abia state safe school programme in umuahia, Gov. Ikpeazu stated that the business...... read more
Asaba 2018: South Africa’s Simbine, Cote d’Ivoire’s Lou Marie now Africa’s fastest man, woman South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Lou Marie TA of Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday emerged fastest man and woman in Africa in the men and women’s 100m competition at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that for the Men’s 100m race, Simbine finished...... read more
23 Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram ambush No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama local government area of Borno. Five officers, 18 soldiers and 8 trucks were missing after the attack which occurred early on Saturday. The News Agency of...... read more
Northern, southern youths give FG 14 days to tackle insecurity   Over 200 ethnic groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Yoruba Youth Council (YYC), Ethnic Nationalities of Niger Delta (ENND), have given President Muhammadu Buhari a two-week ultimatum to resolve the nation’s security challenges. They regretted that bands of killers, including herdsmen, now move freely...... read more
Two ISIS Commanders arrested in Abuja The Department of State Services, DSS, on Thursday said it has arrested two Islamic State, ISIS, in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the...... read more
10 killed as Armed Bandits sack 4 villages, Days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai opened a military operation base in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, armed bandits have overrun four villages within the area killing over 10 persons. The attack took place in Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon gida, and another village near...... read more
Boundary dispute: 10 killed in Abia community Unknown armed bandits suspected to be from Utuma in Biase local government area of Cross River State on Friday, allegedly invaded Isu communities in Arochukwu local government area of Abia State, killing ten people. Several houses were also burnt down during the attack. Isu community in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State...... read more
Gunmen kill 16, raze homes in three Kogi communities   16 persons have been killed in violent attacks on three communities in Kogi State, north-central Nigeria.The violence started in Kpanche community in Bassa local government area in the early hours of Sunday but spread to two other communities. Ten persons were killed in Kpanche, and no fewer than six others...... read more
Boko Haram: Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama-Banki int’l highway After years of closure due to Boko Haram activities, the Nigerian Army on Saturday formally reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki International Highway for commercial and public traffic. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, announced this at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the road was certified...... read more
Benue killings: Senate summons IGP Idris   The Senate has summoned the Inspector General of Police to explain the steps taken to stop more killings in Benue State.   Senators took the decision after Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter from President Buhari, notifying the lawmakers of efforts security agencies are taking to keep the state...... read more
FG frees 951 inmates, 430 others gain admission to University The Federal Government, through the National Stakeholders on Prison Reforms, has freed 951 inmates across three geo-political zones of the country. The inmates had to meet conditions for release before benefitting from the prison decongestion programme. 430 inmates also gained admission to the National Open University while three more are on...... read more
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