Friday, February 14, 2020

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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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    IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

IGP deploys seven DIGs, 277 CPs for governorship poll

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP) has deployed seven deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs) for Saturday's governorship election. He also deployed 19 assistant inspectors-general and "additional 277 Commissioners of Police" for the exercise. In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the deployment is to ensure adequate security during the poll which will hold in 29 states. He said the officers [...]

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    Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, has expressed concern over the recent redeployment of security operatives across the 36 states. He said this at a pre-election training organised by the Situation Room and TheCable on Thursday in Abuja. Ahead of the election starting February 16, the Police Service Commission (PSC) redeployed police commissioners across the country. “If there's some perception [...]

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    VIDEO: Air force bombs Zamfara ‘bandits’

VIDEO: Air force bombs Zamfara ‘bandits’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has launched air strikes on a hideout allegedly being used by bandits in Tsamari, Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara state. Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of air force, disclosed this on Sunday. He said the air task force (ATF) confirmed the presence of bandits armed with high calibre weapons at the location. Bandits have been on the loose in [...]

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    Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says some traditional rulers in the state are working with bandits. The governor said some of the rulers are taking money from the bandits who have been fingered in the incessant attacks in the state. Zamfara has been under attack by bandits in recent months, despite continuous deployment of security forces. Speaking with state house correspondents in [...]

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    DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested a medic who treats Boko Haram insurgents and kidnappers. The medic, whose name was given as Yusuf 'Bala' Saliu, was apprehended at Sabon Birni in Igabi local government area of Kaduna. Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the service, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. He said the suspect was arrested on November [...]

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    Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no one is safe in Nigeria. Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekweremadu, had earlier disclosed that the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen in the wee hours of Tuesday. Speaking after the incident, Ekweremadu said the response of the police to the incident was poor. The lawmaker said the security of the [...]

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