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SPECIAL REPORT: November of Deaths: Over 200 killed in attacks across Northern Nigeria

Before the coming of the present administration, the major security challenge confronting the country was the menace of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria including Abuja. Kidnapping was also on the rise, especially in the South-east and South-south regions. President Muhammadu Buhari during his swearing in, May 2015, promised Nigerians that…

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How we eliminated five Boko Haram commanders – General

The immediate past Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the army operations in the troubled North-east under his leadership eliminated five top Boko Haram leaders alongside 70 other terrorists in several confrontations. He made the disclosure on Monday while handing over the baton of leadership to…

A federal Road Safety Offical assaulting a woman. [Photo credit: Twitter, Chidi Odin Kalu]

VIDEO: Male FRSC officer assaults unarmed woman

A video circulating on social media shows a male officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, assaulting an unarmed woman along a highway. The video, which was posted on Twitter did not reveal what really triggered the conflict between the two. The recording shows the angry uniformed FRSC officer…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

How foreign allies plotted my escape from prison — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he rebuffed an opportunity to escape while he was in Yola Prison serving a jail term for coup charges levelled against him by the late military dictator, Sani Abacha in 1995. The former president said this Friday at the 20-year memorial of Nigeria's former ex-Chief…

DECORATION OF PROMOTED POLICE OFFICERS IN ABUJA

Nigeria Police promote 243 senior officers (SEE FULL LIST)

The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Thursday announced the promotion of 243 senior police officers. The announcement was contained in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, the commission's spokesperson, on Thursday evening. Read the statement below: POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTION OF 2 CPs TO AIG, 6 ACTING CPs, 15 DCPs…

Nigerian police force

How Nigeria Police arrested, chained BudgIT staff for monitoring public projects – Officials

BudgIT, a civic society accountability organisation, has decried the illegal arrest and detention of its Niger State Project Tracking Officer, PTO, Moses Motoni. The group, which described Mr. Motoni’s arrest as an assault on democratic accountability in the country, said it intends to press charges against the Police for the…

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Police release arrested Budgit staff Moses Motoni

The Nigeria Police have released Moses Motoni, a Tracking Officer with civic group, Budgit. Mr. Motoni was arrested in Kaduna on Tuesday allegedly based on a complaint from a senator, Mohammed Sani. The victim's lawyer, Margaret Layode, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that Mr. Motoni was released around 2 p.m.…

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Police arrest staff of prominent civic group, Budgit

The police have arrested a tracking officer with civic transparency group, Budgit. The Network of Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, said the police in Kaduna arrested Moses Motoni while discharging his duties. NOPRIN made the disclosure on Tuesday night in a statement signed by Okechukwu Nwanguma. According to the statement,…

20th anniversary of Bisop Ali Buba Lamido of  St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Wusasa Zaria.

Nigeria disintegrating will not resolve its problems – Anglican Bishop

The Anglican Bishop of Wusasa Diocese in Zaria, Ali Lamido, said despite the challenges confronting Nigeria, the country’s unity is still non-negotiable. The clergyman said even if the nation breaks up as being advocated by some regional groups, it will still have to navigate numerous challenges. He made this known…

Photo of Turai Yar'adua Cancer Centre that has converted to beans plantation

Eight years after, Turai Yar’Adua’s multi-billion naira cancer centre converted to beans farm

After being abandoned for eight years, the multi-billion naira International Cancer Centre, ICCA, an initiative of former Nigerian First Lady, Turai Yar’Adua, has been transformed into a cowpea farm. The erstwhile first lady secured a partnership deal with a key organ of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in 2009…

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Why Nigeria needs community policing — Ex-IGP Arase

A former Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, has said that since Nigeria got her independence, the country is yet to have a proper policy for national internal security in place. He said this policy is meant to identify, reinforce and accept community policing as an internal security model…

Coalition of activist group Our Mumu Don Do led by Charles Oputa during a sit-out at the Libyan embassy

Groups besiege Libyan embassy, task Buhari to evacuate Nigerians stranded in Libya

A coalition of activists under the tag, ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ led by Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has urged the federal government to ensure that they do more to rescue hundreds of Nigerians undergoing maltreatment by slave dealers in Libya. The group said this on…

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

Boko Haram commander captured, four suspects killed, 212 victims rescued – Nigerian Army

Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday rescued another 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists after they cleared remnants of Boko Haram insurgents from some villages in the northern fringes of the Sambisa forest, an official said. According to a statement by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the soldiers also captured one…

Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim

Corruption has “drastically reduced” in Nigeria Police – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, said corruption has drastically reduced amongst police personnel despite several allegations of bribery and corruption against the force. Mr. Idris made this known on Tuesday at a stakeholder’s workshop tagged “Speaking for the Nigerian Police Force” organised by CLEEN foundation held at…

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Nigerian soldiers kill 14 terrorists, rescue 30 hostages – Army

The Nigerian Army said its troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole under the army’s 202 Battalion, 21 Brigade in conjunction with the Mobile Strike Team, MST, killed 14 terrorists and rescued 30 hostages on Saturday. The operation ended with the rescue of the hostages from Boko Haram terrorist’s enclaves in…

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Nigeria Prisons Service dismisses eight officials (FULL DETAILS)

The Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, has dismissed eight officials for various offences. The NPS named the dismissed officials as Thomas Jatau, Mottallem J., Mohammed JIbril, Saleh Dan’Azare, Umar Gusau, Mohammed Ja’Oji, Saidu Gusau, and Maji Maku. The officials, according to a statement by the NPS, were dismissed for various offences…

NIRSAL MD/CEO, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed.

LIVE UPDATE: Policymakers, farmers, others gather for agriculture symposium

Policymakers, experts, farmers and others will on Monday gather in Abuja for a national symposium on agriculture organised by Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, and the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL. The symposium will bring together stakeholders from diverse professional agronomic background led by…

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5-year-old killed, mosque, clinic razed in Borno Boko Haram attack

A 5-year old boy has been confirmed killed in the Boko Haram attack on Magumeri town of Borno State on Saturday evening. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on the town as well as an army base. The army later confirmed the death of three soldiers while repelling the insurgents. Six other soldiers were…

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Three Nigerian soldiers killed as Boko Haram attacks army base, Borno village – Official

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of three soldiers in a battle with Boko Haram members after the insurgents invaded an army base and Magumeri community in Borno State. An army spokesperson, Timothy Antigha, said the attack occurred on Saturday evening, with six other soldiers injured in the incident.…

Ibrahim Magu

‎Inter-agency rivalry worsens as SSS, NIA block EFCC’s operation

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Tuesday failed to arrest two former top security officials after its operations were frustrated. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a face off occurred on Tuesday between EFCC officials assisted by police officers, and officials of the State Security Service, SSS, and the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army unearths 10 human skulls, weapons in cultists den in Rivers

Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of Monday uncovered 10 human skulls when they stormed a notorious cultists-cum kidnappers' hideout in Omoku, Rivers State. Aminu Iliyasu, a colonel, the division’s deputy director of Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Tuesday in…

Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadique

Nigerian Air Force promotes 50 senior officers (FULL LIST)

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Council has announced the promotion of its spokesperson and 49 senior officers to higher ranks. According to a statement issued on Monday by Bassey Okon, a wing commander of the Directorate of Public Relations & Information, the promotion exercise was conducted to motivate Air Force…

Bello Haliru Mohammed

Police vow justice over alleged stabbing to death of ex-PDP chairman’s son

The police have vowed to ensure that justice takes its course over the stabbing to death of a son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party by his wife. Bilyamin Bello was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda, at their Maitama residence in Abuja.…

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PACFAH holds discussion on Nigeria’s poor health funding (LIVE UPDATES)

Concerned about the poor funding of the health sector, the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH, is organising a press conference with theme: 'The falling 2018 health sector allocation as a threat to government's health care under one Roof Policy.' PACFaH is advocating adequate funding…

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230 Nigerians get United Nations peacekeepers medal

At least 230 Nigerian peacekeeping troops serving under the United Nations Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, were awarded the United Nations peacekeepers medal on Monday. The UNIMIL, which announced the awards in a statement on Friday, said the peace keepers were conferred with the UN medals at a ceremony in Morovia…