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Recapture of Mubi Town

Boko Haram: Three soldiers killed in one week – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army says it lost three soldiers after successfully clearing 13 Boko Haram hideouts in the Sambisa Forest in one week. Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division of the Army, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Sunday. Mr. Samuel, a colonel, said that six soldiers…

Nigerian Police Marching. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Nigeria Police ‘worst in the world’ — Report

Nigeria has the worst police force in the world, according to World Internal Security and Police Index International, WISPI. The 2016 report rates the Nigeria Police Force the "worst" globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges. The report was released by the International Police Science Association,…

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‎Again, Shiites accuse Nigeria Police of attacking protesting members

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has accused the Nigerian Police of victimisation and harassment of its members during a peaceful procession in Abuja. Members of the group were in Abuja to call for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who was arrested by the government two years ago,…

Police parade 75-year-old man and other robbery suspects

Police parade 75-year-old man, other robbery suspects

The police have paraded 16 suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of prohibited firearms in Sabo Wuse area of Niger State. Among the suspects was a 75-year-old man the police said was engaged in defrauding people with fake currencies. Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, told journalists at…

Nigerian Army

How Nigerian soldier died, three injured while repelling Boko Haram attack on Gulak – Army

The Nigerian military has confirmed the death of one soldier in Monday’s attack on Gulak town by Boko Haram insurgents. PREMIUM TIMES reported the Monday night attack with residents of the town fleeing to neighbouring communities. At least two residents of the town are believed to have died in the…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Why we summoned SSS officials — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday refuted media report of a dispute going on between it and the State Security Services, SSS, adding that the commission had the autonomy to invite members of any law enforcement agency during investigation. The commission said this in a statement on…

Nigerian Army after recapturing Mubi

Nigerian govt pays soldiers fighting Boko Haram two months arrears of allowances

The Ministry of Defence has finally released funds for the payment of operational allowances for Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east and several theatres of operation across the nation. In a statement he issued on Monday, the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, said the…

VIDEO: Nigerian Air Force bombs gathering of Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said the air component of “Operation Ruwan Wuta II” hit a "mass gathering" of Boko Haram terrorists in their hideout at Sambisa forest area of Borno State. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Headquarters, Olatokunbo Adesanya made this known in a statement issued…

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Attacks on Nigerian Media: Journalists, regulators, others brainstorm on solutions

The murder of one of Nigeria's iconic journalists and the founding editor-in-chief of Newswatch Magazine, Dele Giwa, through a parcel bomb on October 19, 1986 will go down as the country's most prominent and controversial attack on press freedom. Mr. Giwa's death at the age of 39 will remain a…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Airforce deploys night-fighting helicopter to North-east

Nigeria's Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday inducted a brand new Bell 412 attack Helicopter into the Nigerian Air Force to give support to ground forces in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the North-east. NAF's spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.…

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$43 million Ikoyi money: EFCC summons ex-NIA chief Oke, wife

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Wednesday announced that it was inviting the former head of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayodele Oke, for questioning. Mr. Oke was sacked as NIA chief by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, about six months after he was first suspended. He was sacked alongside Babachir…

Nigerian Army

Buhari launches appeal fund for Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the 2018 Emblem and Appeal Fund in Abuja for the support of Nigerian veterans and fallen heroes. The president was accompanied to the event of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, top government officials, service chiefs and the Inspector General…

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Troops kill horse-riding Boko Haram terrorists in Borno – Official

At least two suspected Boko Haram terrorists escaping from the military's ongoing clearance operation in the North-east region were killed by Nigerian soldiers in a terrorists' den in Gambo Yukku forest, an official has said. The suspected horse-riding terrorists were intercepted by troops of 5 Brigade Garrison, Gubio, Borno State.…

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Nigerian Army redeploys six top generals, two others

The Nigerian Army has redeployed eight top officials including six generals, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Those redeployed include a major-general, five brigadier-generals and two lieutenant colonels. Top military insiders told PREMIUM TIMES that those redeployed include I.O. Rabiu, a major general, who was formerly military secretary at the army headquarters,…

President Mohd Buhari

#Buharimeter LIVE UPDATES: Policy makers, experts review President Buhari’s performance, proffer solutions

An expanded array of public policy experts are slated to attend this year's edition of 'Buharimeter' town hall meeting to discuss the intricacies of the Buhari administration's policy frameworks two years on. In a distributed programme, the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, said the experts, who were pooled from…

CLAP event - Panelists of Session II to discuss about Moving Forward From Traditional to Hi-tech Agriculture through C-LAP

Kachikwu flays local government chiefs for shunning agric event

A businessman, Dumebi Kachikwu, on Thursday criticised local government chairmen and the leaders of the All Local Governments Association of Nigeria, ALGON, for shunning a program they co-hosted. The event, tagged “1st International Seminar on Comprehensive Local Agriculture Plan, C-LAP”, which was co-hosted by Mr. Kachikwu’s  firm, Accelerated Building Technology Ltd, opened…

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LIVE UPDATE: International Seminar on Comprehensive Local Agriculture Plan, #C-LAP

Nigeria’s 774 local governments under the auspices of the All Local Governments Association of Nigeria, ALGON, is hosting an international seminar on developing agricultural assets of their respective areas. The multi-stakeholder event, which is bringing together international experts in the area, kicks off today in Abuja. Tagged “International Seminar on…

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Boko Haram: Shekau’s wife may have been killed in air strike – Official

The wife of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, may have been killed in air raids carried out by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, an official has said. The NAF spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement on Wednesday that “Human Intelligence indicates that the wife of the leader of…

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Boko Haram: Soldiers kill 11 terrorists, rescue 85 hostages – Official

The Nigerian Army said its troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole under the army's 3rd Battalion, 22 Brigade have killed 11 terrorists and rescued 85 hostages in its ongoing daily clearance of the remnants of Boko Haram. The operation carried out on Tuesday ended with the rescue of the hostages…

President Buhari

Buhari to attend ECOWAS conference on common currency in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting to discuss the notion and possibility of a common currency for the West African sub-region. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement issued…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Outraged Police IG blasts abducted personnel

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris has criticised police personnel for not being vigilant enough which explains why they are being abducted. He described the situation of the recent kidnap of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Sarkin Pawa in Niger State as "embarrassing and annoying".…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Beware of scammers using my name to extort, Magu urges public

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that the commission did not mandate anyone to collect bribes or issue invitations to prominent office holders in Nigeria over alleged crimes. The commission made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by Wilson…

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UPDATED: Despite curfew, armed persons attack Plateau community, kill six

A day after the Plateau State Governor imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bassa Local Government Area, armed persons attacked a community in the area, killing at least six persons, the police have said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the curfew announced on Friday by Governor Simon Lalong who said it was necessary “to…

AEDC exploiting us, Abuja residents lament

Residents of satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory have accused the electricity service provider for the territory, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, of deliberately exploiting them by excluding them from the new electricity billing platform being enjoyed by consumers in the metropolis. One of such consumers is Yahaya…

Alleged N3.5 billion fraud by Nigeria Governors: Court orders interim forfeiture of N1.2 billion to federal govt

A federal court on Friday ordered that N1.2 billion allegedly paid a firm ‘fraudulently’ by the Nigeria Governors Forum be forfeited to the federal government. The court gave the ruling based on an application by the anti-graft agency EFCC. In granting the EFCC prayers, Justice Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High…