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    ‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, says the declaration of "Amotekun", a south-west security outfit, as illegal will create unnecessary tension.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, on Tuesday, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government.But Clark described Malami's pronouncement as "unconstitutional". The Ijaw leader said the decision to create the regional security outfit was [...]

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    Adebanjo to FG: You can’t declare ‘Amotekun’ illegal… there are similar outfits in the north

Adebanjo to FG: You can’t declare ‘Amotekun’ illegal… there are similar outfits in the north

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, says the federal government has no right to declare Amotekun, a south-west security outfit, as illegal.On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government.But in an interview with TheCable, Adebanjo said the AGF has no right to make [...]

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    Report: Police, army reject joint patrol with regional outfit in south-west

Report: Police, army reject joint patrol with regional outfit in south-west

The police and army have reportedly refused to carry out joint patrols with "Operation Amotekun", the security outfit that governors of south-west states put together to tackle crime in the region.According to PUNCH, lack of proper training was one of the reasons the security agencies cited for the unwillingness to move along with the outfit comprising members of the Oodua Peoples [...]

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    South-west govs to inaugurate joint security outfit Jan 9

South-west govs to inaugurate joint security outfit Jan 9

Governors in the south-west region will inaugurate a joint security outfit to combat kidnapping, banditry and other forms of insecurity on January 9.Cases of insecurity have been recorded in Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Lagos, the states in the region.In July, Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, was shot dead in Ore, [...]

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    ‘Buhari will retain Magu’ , ‘Aisha Buhari should be careful’ — 29 prophecies of Emmanuel Omale

‘Buhari will retain Magu’ , ‘Aisha Buhari should be careful’ — 29 prophecies of Emmanuel Omale

Emmanuel Omale, founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, has prophesied about some events of 2020.Emmanuel Omale prophesied that President Muhammadu Buhari will reappoint, Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman in spite of massive gang up.He said the war on corruption will lead to the imprisonment of two ex-governors who are currently serving as senators.He equally told Buhari [...]

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    IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, says the police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in various operations in 2019.He disclosed this at the end of the year conference of senior police officers in Abuja, on Monday.Adamu said the suspects include those who were involved in armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, and murder.He said the police also recovered 2,037 firearms, 21,870 ammunition, and 1,662 [...]

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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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