FG Says Nigeria’s Security Situation Better Than In 2015

The Federal Government on Monday said although the country was facing security challenges, the current situation is better than what the present regime met at its inception in 2015. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while answering questions at a press conference in Abuja. “I can say without hesitation that, though Nigeria is facing security challenges, the situation is far better than what we met in 2015,” the minister said. He explained that before the inception of the present regime, bombings by Boko Haram members were…

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Herdsmen Crisis: Exercise Restraint, FG Urges Nigerians

The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to exercise restraint following the brewing conflict in the northern regions of Oyo State, as well as the tension in Ondo State. This is contained in a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and shared on his official Twitter handle. A part of the statement which has now been deleted says “the Federal Government is moving in quickly to bring state, community, security, traditional institutions, religious organizations and youth groups into a purposeful dialogue that will bring effective resolutions to the…

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Troops Neutralize 5 Terrorists In Borno

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango have eliminated five Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in their attempt to overrun Abbagajiri and Dusula towns in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, in a statement on Friday, said the troops had sustained an onslaught against the terrorists in the North-East. Onyeuko said the troops of the 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade had on Wednesday, identified and encircled some terrorists’ enclaves at Abbagajiri and inflicted heavy casualty on them. According to him,…

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Boko Haram Now Regrouping In Nasarawa State Says Gov Sule

Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nasarawa State has confirmed the presence of the Boko Haram terrorist group in his State which has been witnessing serious security challenges recently. Governor Sule disclosed this on Friday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor, who said the group was part of the elements fueling the security challenges in the State, recalled that the terrorists had been dislodged from their camp in Toto before regrouping at the Nasarawa/Benue border from where they are…

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Restructuring Alone Can’t Solve All Our Problems, Says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problem. Jonathan gave the remark on Thursday while speaking at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme: ‘Restructuring in Nigeria: Why? How? When?’ He, however, advised Nigerians to exploit every opportunity on dialogue in order to make the nation better. He said, “My conviction is that discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds because some of the challenging issues at the national level still exist at the state and local levels “For instance, in…

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SIM Registration: FG Extends Deadline For NIN By 6 Weeks

The Federal Government, extended the synchronisation  of SIM cards with the National Identity Number, NIN, to January and February 2021 for different categories of subscribers respectively. A statement by the National Task Force on NIN and SIM registration, indicated that the Federal Government approved three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021. It also extended by six weeks for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021. The extension, according to the Task Force was to save Nigerians from the…

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Edo HoS Regains Freedom, Orderly Dies

Abducted Edo State Head of Service, Mr Anthony Okungbowa, on Monday regained his freedom. He was seized by gunmen on Saturday along Oza Road in the Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, while on his way back to Benin. A family source stated that Okungbowa was released by his abductors on Monday. The source said that Okungbowa was set free after ransom demanded by his kidnappers was paid. The source did not mention the amount paid as ransom but said that the HoS was hail and healthy. He said…

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Kankara Students: Boko Haram Demands Closure Of Vigilantes, School Except Islamiyyah

video has emerged showing hundreds of boys Boko Haram says it kidnapped from their school in Kankara. In the videos, the boys are made to relay demands of the terrorist group, asking for vigilante groups to be dissolved and all schools “excluding Islamiyyah” closed. The video, believed to have been released by the terrorist group, shows the boys looking dirty and sandy, packed together under foliage. Some are weeping, some are visibly distraught, and speaking in tear-broken voice. One boys stands in the middle of the rest and in a…

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Army Cancels Conference Over COVID-19 Resurgence

The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced the cancellation of the ongoing Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2020 following the reported resurgence of COVID 19 Pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sagir Musa. The Army spokesman explained that the remaining activities of the conference were immediately cancelled when an officer participating in the ongoing conference was tested positive to COVID-19 He noted that all other participants have been directed to proceed…

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#ENDSARS: Interior Minister Aregbesola Meets Stakeholders In Osun

In compliance with Presidential directive, that all members of the Federal Executive Council, should travel to their respective states and hold consultative meetings and engagements with relevant stakeholders in their states with the view to ensuring that a repeat of the #ENDSARS protest that rocked most cities in the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, including other breach of security does not occur again. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola began Stakeholders’ Engagement Meeting with different Stakeholders in Osun State. As part of the stakeholders’ meeting, the…

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