DSS Tongue Lashes Mailaifa, Warns Against Inciting Comments

The Department of State Services DSS, on Friday, warned that it would clamp down on notable personalities and groups who incite a breakdown of law and order in the country.   This is contained in A statement from the spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunanya said in line with its mandate of detecting and preventing threats and crimes; “the Service hereby reiterates its previous warning that it will henceforth not condone unruly conducts of persons and groups that ought to know better.”   He added The Service will not stand…

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NBC Slams Nigeria Info N5m Fine Over Mailafia’s Comment

The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa. This was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 For Unprofessional Broadcast’. Mailaifa was interviewed on Monday during one of the station’s programmes, Morning Cross Fire. He had talked on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by…

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Federal Government Accuses World powers Of Frustrating Fight Against Insurgency

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the appeal on Thursday when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja. “When the international community is weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country of vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity, you cannot turn round to accuse the country of not fighting terrorism,’ he said.   The…

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Gunmen attack journalists in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers, on Wednesday, invaded the residence of Nasarawa State correspondent of The Nation Newspaper, Mr Linus Oota. Oota, a resident of Ombi one Lafia, was attacked around 3am alongside other tenants in the compound. Narrating his ordeal, Oota explained that suddenly heard heavy knocks on the door of his apartment by five armed men. According to him, the men forced his door open, entered, and took away his three phones, laptop, money, shoes, and wristwatch among others. He also stated that the robbers attacked four…

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Northern Governors Forum Call For Investigation Of Allegations By Dr. Obadiah Mailafia

The Northern Governors Forum has called on security agencies to investigate the allegation by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya in which he alleged that “…one of the Northern Governors is the Commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria”. In a statement, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong, said the Forum is concerned about the weighty allegation made by Dr. Mailafiya which must be thoroughly investigated. He said the Forum which has been working with the Federal Government,…

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NSCDC Arrests Allege Rapist of 3-Month-Old baby in Nasarawa

After a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation, the Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested a man Tuesday accused of raping a 3-month-old baby in Adogi village of Nasarawa State. In a statement by Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General ‘NSCDC’ on Tuesday, said, Ahmadu Yaro, 27 was arrested Tuesday, for sexually assaulted and brutally injured a three-month old baby (names withheld). Yaro, the prime suspect of Angwan Mai Angwa Muhammadu Madan Tara Adogi, was once arrested by the members of the community…

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Eidul-Fitr: FG Declares Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th Public Holidays For Celebration

The federal government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-FITRI Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. This is contained In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, on behalf of the Minister, director of Press and Public Relations, Malam Mohammed Manga, said Aregbesola called on Muslim to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good…

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Edo: Governor Obaseki Partners NSCDC On Improving Internal Security

The Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has Commended Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC in their Effort of protecting lives and properties in the state. The governor made the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in Abuja, he urged the agency to deploy additional agro rangers personnel in the state towards improving the state’s security. The governor noted that the deployment will further ensure the safety of farmers who are the backbone of the state. Governor Obaseki also rated the…

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COVID-19: IGP Orders Officers To Respect Essential Workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country. Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, said the IGP had directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens. Doctors…

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Court Restrains Reps On Infectious Diseases Bill

A Federal High Court In Abuja Has Ordered The House Of Representatives To Maintain Status Quo On The Infectious Diseases Bill Which Has Passed Second Reading. Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu While Ruling On An Ex Parte Application  Also Summoned The Speaker Of The House, Femi Gbajabiamila, The Attorney-General Of The Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, The Inspector-General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, As Well As The Clerk Of The National Assembly To Appear Before The Court. Senator Dino Melaye Brought The Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit Through His Counsel, Nkemakolam Okoro, Asking The Court…

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