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    Nigeria’s security very important to Spain, says envoy

Nigeria’s security very important to Spain, says envoy

Marcelino Ansorena, ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, says the security and stability of Nigeria are of great importance to his country.Ansorena said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the Spanish contemporary dance concert entitled "Alguien vendrá a buscarnos" which held on Friday night in Abuja.The concert, organised by the Spanish embassy in Nigeria, is a yearly [...]

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    PSC commissioner: Police padded recruitment list with unqualified candidates

PSC commissioner: Police padded recruitment list with unqualified candidates

Austin Braimoh, a commissioner of the police service commission (PSC), has accused the Nigeria police force (NPF) of padding the recruitment list of 10,000 constables with unqualified candidates.The PSC had placed the recruitment of 1o,000 personnel on hold “in order to finalise the remaining stage of the exercise”.Following the action, the relationship between Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, [...]

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    Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says Abuja is one of the safest cities in the world.Adamu said this on Monday in reaction to reported cases of kidnapping in the federal capital territory in the past 48 hours.At least five persons were reportedly kidnapped in the city at the weekend.One of the victims was later released after $15,000 was paid [...]

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    Police strengthen security in Enugu to prevent attacks on SA businesses

Police strengthen security in Enugu to prevent attacks on SA businesses

The Enugu police command has strengthened security in the state over possible reprisal attacks by residents on South African-owned businesses.Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s public relations officer, said the force has increased patrol in the state, especially within Enugu metropolis.Amaraizu said the command has also deployed more policemen in locations where South African-owned businesses exist in the state.“The increased patrols and [...]

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    Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

The Lagos state government has described the state as one of the safest in Africa.In a statement released on Sunday, Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner of information, described a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as unintelligent.The Safe Cities Index released by EIU had ranked Lagos as the world’s most dangerous city in the world.The report ranked 60 cities based on [...]

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    FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

The federal government says 1,460 persons have been killed in 330 attacks by bandits in the country in 2019.Amina Shamaki, permanent secretary, special services, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said this on Thursday at the federal and states security administrators’ meeting in Kebbi state.Shamaki said the north-west, “which was one of the most peaceful zones [...]

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    ‘Economic crisis responsible for insecurity in Nigeria’ 

‘Economic crisis responsible for insecurity in Nigeria’ 

Participants at the roundtable on national and security issues say the growing insecurity in the country is fuelled by economic crisis. The roundtable organised by the Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Minna, Niger state capital, had fifty distinguished Nigerians from different parts of the country in attendance. The participants, according to a communiqué issued on Tuesday by Preye [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has pulled out of a roundtable to discuss security matters.The forum announced this in a letter co-signed by Edwin Clark, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) leader, Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader, John Nwodo, leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Pogu Bitrus, leader of the Middle Belt Forum.They cited the invitation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle [...]

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    El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

El-Rufai scraps three ministries, creates new ones

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has scrapped three ministries and created new ones, including the ministry for internal security.In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor, said as part of el-Rufai's structure for second term, he has signed an executive order creating three new ministries.“In a major rejig of the governance structure, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has signed [...]

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    Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 host leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to an informal security meeting.Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby in Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).The LCBC, created in 1964, is an intergovernmental organisation that oversees [...]

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    You are ignorant of what a failed state is, Gbenga Daniel replies Amosun

You are ignorant of what a failed state is, Gbenga Daniel replies Amosun

Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, says Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, is ignorant of what constitutes a failed state.In a statement issued on Saturday on his behalf by Steve Oliyide, his media consultant, Daniel described Amosun as a liar whose words should not be taken seriously.Speaking at a press conference in the state, the governor had alleged [...]

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Three security challenges that marred Buhari’s first term

When President Muhammadu Buhari was seeking election in 2015, he hinged his campaign promises on three cardinal points — economy, security, and anti-corruption. Buhari promised “change” from a low to a bubbling economy; to tackle insecurity that bedevilled ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, particularly Boko Haram insurgency; and a revamp of the anti-corruption war to expose and treat as appropriate, those [...]

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    Does the president know?

Does the president know?

It has become imperative to ask President Muhammadu Buhari whether he is aware that large swathes of Nigeria are no longer under his control as the Commander-in-Chief. It seems highly improbable that one listens to news bulletins these days without being told of kidnapping or bandits’ attack or terrorists’ operation. Even some of those who are closer to the President [...]

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    PHOTOS: Service chiefs brief Buhari for the second time in 48 hours

PHOTOS: Service chiefs brief Buhari for the second time in 48 hours

Heads of security agencies on Thursday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time in 48 hours. There have been widespread kidnappings and killings across the country in recent months, with Zamfara having the highest casualties.On Thursday, Buhari gave marching orders to the service chiefs to tackle insecurity.Below are some pictures from the meeting:[...]

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    Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy

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