Speaker Dogara Calls For Intensified Efforts to Free Chibok Girls

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the Executive not to give in but rather intensify rescue efforts for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. In a statement  issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan,  in Abuja on Friday, to mark three years of abduction…

Standards Organisation of Nigeria Apprehends Engine Oil Counterfeiters

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has nabbed a syndicate that specializes in adulteration of engine oil for sale to unsuspecting members of the public.   The Director general, SON said that the arrest took place at tipper garage, in the Jahi area of Abuja, with SON operation  team sealing the premises where the illicit activity…

Senate President Calls For Concerted Efforts To #BringBackOurGirls

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago. Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abduction of the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will…

​Five Killed as Herdsmen Attack Benue Community

Five persons are feared dead in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on farmers in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. According to an eyewitness, the suspected Fulani herdsmen had besieged Inundugh village in Yaav council ward, late Tuesday night, shooting sporadically and setting houses and huts ablaze. “The people ran for…

Next Week Nigerian Army Set To Conduct “Operation Harbin Kunama II’’

The Nigerian Army will between April 18 and April 22 conduct operation “Harbin Kunama II – Scorpion Sting’’ in the North-Central and North-West to further checkmate criminal activities and security challenges in the sub-regions Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Army’s Chief of Training and Operations, announced this on Thursday at a news conference. Ahmadu said that…

Capture ‘Gana’ alive, GOC 82 Division Nigerian Army orders troops.

Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar , the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the  Nigerian Army, Enugu, has directed troops to go after terror kingpin, Tawase Agwaza, also known as  “Gana” and capture him alive. Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar , GOC 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu Abubakar gave the order in a statement by Col. Sagir Musa,Deputy Director…

AGAIN, EFCC Uncovers Another Massive Stash of Monies in Lagos Apartment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday uncovered yet another stash of foreign currencies and Naira notes in Lagos. At the end of counting, the sums stood at 43.4 million dollars, £27,800 and N23.2 million, the commission said in a statement on its Facebook page. This time, the monies were found in a…

Yobe State: Normalcy Returns After Army/Police Clash

The Nigeria Police Force is abreast of the unfortunate incident that occurred in the early hours of today 12th April, 2017 in Damaturu between the personnel of the Force and that of the Nigerian Army. 2.  Consequently, a joint investigation team has been constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff to harmonize the findings from…

Ihama of Udo kidnapped

UDO: The Ihama of Udo Community in Ovia South West local government area of Edo State Chief Francis Ihama has been kidnapped by gunmen claded in military uniform. Chief Ihama is the second in-command in the traditional administration of Udo community. Chief Francis Ihama He was whisked away from his residence at Udo town in…

Stop Violating Fundamental Rights of Nigerians – IG Idris

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris says the police management will sanction any officer who violates the rights of Nigerians. Idris gave the warning when the Executive Officers of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) visited him in his office in Abuja on Wednesday. The I-G advised members of the public to…

Unmasking Boko Haram’s Misrepresentation On Education

“I will never go to school again!’’, Ali Kachallah, a 12-year old primary school pupil announced when he arrived in Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu recently. The boy had earlier attended a public preaching against western education when Boko Haram insurgents overtook his village, Shangamari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe, before…

Immigration Repatriates Illegal Immigrants From Nasarawa State

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has repatriated 17 illegal immigrants arrested in the state. Mr Jacob Agada, the State Comptroller of the service, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the illegal immigrants were arrested by the Police in 2016 and handed over to the NIS for investigation….

News Summary; 11/04/2017 CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity

CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity The Nigerian Air Force is to step up deployment of assets to curb incidence of insecurity in Benue State. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said this during discussion with Governor samuel ortom of Benue state. CG Customs on Productivity Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali…

FCTA To Support Para-Military Agencies

The Minister made this disclosure while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian Prisons Service, FCT Command, led by the new Controller, Mr. Sylvester Nwakuche that paid him a working visit in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja. The Minister reiterated that Para-military organizations and other security Agencies play very important roles in…

593 Boko Haram Cleared by Nigerian Army Handed Over To Borno Government

The Nigerian military have released 593 detainees after they had been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno Government at a ceremony in Maiduguri on Monday. Irabor, represented by Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuluya, said the…

Group wants security agencies to recruit without age limit

A non-governmental organization(NGO), Girl-child Right Awareness Initiative in Africa, has canvassed for no age limit for recruitment into different security agencies in Nigeria. The Managing Director of the organization, Mrs Olayinka Ojomo gave the advice on Monday, while addressing the press, as part of activities to herald the 3-year -anniversary of the abduction of Chibok…

News Summary 10/04/2017; Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed

One Of The Female Suicide Bombers Killed Two female suicide bombers who attempted to enter a mosque in Juddumuri village near Maiduguri during early morning prayers but intercepted died when one of the bombers detonated her improvised explosive device strapped to her body. Four people who were injured are receiving treatment at the specialist hospital…

Nigerian Army Confirms Death of Soldier, 4 Policemen in Ikorodu Ambush

The Nigerian Army in Lagos on Sunday confirmed the death of a soldier and four policemen in an ambush by suspected criminal gangs in Ishawo Community in Ikorodu. The confirmation was made in a statement by 81 Division’s Acting Deputy Director, Public Relations, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Saudi. “At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, a…

​Ortom increases bounty on ex-amnesty boss, Gana to N10 million

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has announced a N10 million reward for anyone who volunteers information leading to the arrest of ex-amnesty boss, Terwase Akwaza also known as Gana. He disclosed this today at the burial of Mama Kwaghnzuul Naikyo Degarr who was also the mother-in-law to Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor…

2 Separate Bomb Explosions in Maiduguri by IED Strapped Female Suicide Bombers

Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Maiduguri: At about 0520hrs, today, two female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies attempted to enter a mosque at Juddumuri village, after federal high court. The two female suicide bombers were intercepted and prevented by the moslem worshippers. In the process, one of them detonated her vest, killing both of them…

Benue Killings: ​Lawyers Alert threaten to drag FG to court

A national human rights Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Lawyers Alert, has threatened to drag the federal government and security agencies particularly the Nigerian army and the Nigerian prison service to court if it fails to immediately resettle, rehabilitate and compensate Benue communities that have been hit by waves of killings orchestrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This…

Arms deal procurement committee members seek Presidential security

Following the suspicious death of, Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command, Apapa, Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, members of the Presidential Committee on $15billion Arms Procurement are seeking protection from President Muhammadu Buhari.   It will be recalled that the National Security Adviser, Brig-Gen. Babagana Monguno, on August 24, 2015 constituted the panel to look into the……

Nigerian Military partners Importers association of Nigeria,IMAN on peace and security

The Nigerian Military, on Friday, said it had partnered with the Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) on peace and security of the country. The Director-General, Army Resource Centre, Abuja, Maj.-Gen. Johnny Hamakim, disclosed this at the end of a two-day workshop organised for International Integrity Bishops Forum (IIBF) and Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) in…

Rear Admiral Ikoli Did Not Kill Himself, Sources Say

The late Rear Adm. Daniel Ikoli, the Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command, Lagos, who was found dead at his Apapa residence on April 5, did not kill himself, contrary to some media reports. According to authoritative sources at the command, Ikoli may have been assassinated as he had no cause to kill himself. “Ikoli was…

Syrian Opposition Lauds US Strike On Airfield

The Syrian opposition on Friday welcomed U.S. strikes against a Syrian government airbase and called for more after two American warships fired dozens of missiles at the airfield in a sharp escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria. The Syrian opposition has long been critical of U.S. policy towards the Syrian conflict, saying former…

​Benue Amnesty: I made a mistake, Governor Ortom admits

Benue State Governor has admitted he made a mistake in granting amnesty to repentant militant, Tewase Akwaza popularly known as Ghana. This was disclosed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris on Wednesday in Abuja at the monthly meeting with members of the management of the Force and other senior officers. While praising…

IGP Warns Police officers against unlawful arrests as he decorates new CPs

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has warned personnel of the force against unlawful arrests and detention of innocent Nigerians. Idris gave the warning at a meeting with Commissioners of Police and above in Abuja on Wednesday. He directed all commissioners of police in the states to ensure close supervision of operations of all…

Police arrests violent Fulani herdsmen allegedly causing mayhem in Benue State

​ A combined security team on Tuesday, April 4th, apprehended a contingent of violent Fulani herdsmen that have been causing mayhem in Benue State.  This is coming days after suspected herdsmen ainvaded Ikyoawen in Moor District, Diiv and Alaba villages of Nzaav council wards, all in Turan, Kwande local councils of Benue State.  An eyewitness,…

United States African Command Seeks Collaboration with Nigerian Military

The United States African Command (AFRICOM) has sought for more Collaborative efforts in terms of Training and Security between the U.S and Nigeria. The Commander AFRICOM General Thomas Waldhauser made this declaration while delivering a lecture for Course 25 Participants at The National Defence College, Abuja. The Commander re-iterated the U.S Government’s determination to continue…

U.S. Issues ‘last warning’ To North Korea

The U.S. has  issued what seemed to be its “last warning” to North Korea over its continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak…

National Defence College Introduces Regional Study Tour in its Curriculum

The National Defence College has introduced the Regional Study Tour to Economic Community of West African States and Economic Community of Central African States in its Curriculum. The Maiden Tour took place between 26 February to 1 March 2017 in which three West African Countries namely Ghana, Mali and Togo were visited. In the Republic…

40 Nigerians Deported By Italian Authorities

The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. Reports says that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos on Tuesday night. The deportees,who are all male, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number EL-SMU/3737. DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos…

UN Experts Arrive Nigeria To Deal With Landmines Scourge

A team of UN experts has arrived in Nigeria to assess the number  of  landmines  Boko Haram terrorists have laid in the Sambisa Forest. Ms Agnes Marcaillou, Director, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), told a  correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the team arrived the country on Tuesday. According…

Joint Military, Police operation recover arms in Benue

​A joint operation of the Nigerian military and the Police yesterday recovered cache of fire arms including over 3,000 rounds of live ammunition, 26 assorted fire arms, anti aircraft guns, grenades and rocket launchers in a bunker near Gbishe in Katsina/Ala local government area of Benue state allegedly belonging to the wanted militant leader, Terwase…

​6 prison officials face panel over jailbreak in Benue

Six officials of Nigerian Prisons Service have been questioned over herdsmen’s invasion of Jato Aka Prisons Farm Centre in Benue State. The Public Relations Officer of the service in the state, ASP Stephen Nwanchor, told newsmen, yesterday in Makurdi, that a panel had concluded sitting over the matter. He said Tersoo Agidi, an inmate, was…

Tivs In UK Demand End To Killings By Herdsmen

​ Tiv people resident in the United Kingdom, under the aegis of Mzough U Tiv UK (MUTUK) have called on the federal government to act now and bring an end to the killings of the people of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. According to MUTUK, the failure of the federal government to protect  the…

​Fulani gunmen kill 15, destroy houses in Benue communities

Fulani gunmen yesterday invaded Ikyoawen in Moor District and Diiv as well as Alaba villages of Nzaav council wards all in Turan, Kwande local councils of Benue State killing 15 persons and destroying houses. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, told The Guardian that the marauders first invaded Ikyoawen in Moor District on Sunday and killed…

Heads of African Missions Slam India Over Attacks

African envoys in Delhi on Monday called the recent mob attacks on some Nigerian students near the national capital as “racial” and “xenophobic acts”. In a statement, the heads of African missions slammed the Indian government for failing to adequately condemn the violent incident. “No known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken” by the…

Wild Leopard Shuts Down International Airport

A wild leopard briefly shut down Nepal’s only international airport early Monday, prompting officials to launch a search for the animal. A common leopard was spotted by a pilot of a private airline on the runway, which led to the shutdown of the airport for 15 minutes, said Prem Nath Thakur, a spokesperson for the…

Nigerian Navy Wages War Against Illegal Oil Bunkering.

The Nigerian Navy has intensified effort in her fight against crude oil theft and illegal bunkering once again. The navy is winning the war gradually on daily basis, Forward Operating Base (FOB) BONNY anti-crude oil theft patrol team acting on information discovered 2 Cotonou boats laden with product suspected to be crude oil along Peter…

Cross River youths give herdsmen 24 hours to leave communities

​ Cross River youths, under the aegis of Coalition for Eradication of Fulani Herdsmen in Communities (CFEFHC), have given herdsmen in the state 24 hours to leave or face mass attack. The youths said if the ongoing attack on their communities in Obio Usiere in Odukpani and some communities in Northern part of the state…

Saraki Aide Speaks On Stolen 310 Million Naira

The Media Office of the Senate President says that the stolen N310 Million was never stolen from Saraki’s House and insisted that he had nothing to do with it. This was stated in press release made available to the media by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Sanni Onogu on Sunday in Abuja….

Chief of Army Staff Buratai Warns GOC’s To Be on Red Alert

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged the GOC, 8 Task Force Division, Maj.-Gen. Ali Nani, to beef up security against attacks by remnants of terrorists. Buratai gave the charge on Saturday at Gubio in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno. He specifically charged the GOC to ensure that terrorists do not…

No Abduction of 22 Girls in Pulka – Nigerian Army

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news story circulating on Social Media and some mainstream media from Pulka town in Gwoza LG, BornoState State. Circulating wrong information that suspected Boko Haram terrorists have allegedly attacked Pulka town in the Northeast and abducted 22 women, attributing it to an unidentified Bulama…

The Fact About Attack and Abduction of 22 Girls in Pulka by Boko Haram

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news story circulating on Social Media and some mainstream media from Pulka town in Gwoza LG, BornoState State. Circulating wrong information that suspected Boko Haram terrorists have allegedly attacked Pulka town in the Northeast and abducted 22 women, attributing it to an unidentified Bulama…

Wanted High Profile Boko Haram Member Surrenders

A high ranking member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Mr Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele has surrendered to 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade troops at Damasak. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Army spokesman made this known in a statement on Saturday in Maiduguri. Usman said that Metele, from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to Mamman Nur’s…

Opinion: Solving The Fulani Invasion Saga

By Rev Sam Gar When Chief Terkura Suswam brokered pseudo peace with the Fulanis, the Fulanis acknowledged for the first time that they were behind the attacks on Benue State. It was the resident Fulani that accepted involvement! Unlike what the Federal Government and recently, Governor Ortom want us to believe. The reason the Fulanis…

That mayhem in Zaki Biam

​The mayhem in Zaki Biam, Benue State on Monday, March 20, 2017, which led to the killing of scores of innocent peasants and traders in the international yam market, was evidence of how impunity and wanton killings have sucked into the country.  The agrarian community, which was emerging from a brutal massacre by the military…

ABUJA: FCTA Assures Residents Of Improved Security

The FCT Administration has said it will continue to collaborate with various security agencies and other stakeholders to improve the security of lives and property in and around the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave this assurance during the FCT Security Committee meeting in Gwarinpa I District (Life-Camp), Abuja….

Police Uncover Plans By Terrorist Cell To Blow Up Bridge

Italian police on Thursday said a jihadist terrorist cell planned to blow up the 16th-century Rialto Bridge spanning Venice’s Grand Canal. “A Venice attack means going straight to paradise, because there are so many unbelievers here,’’ the suspects said in a wiretap. Italian news agency cited Venice Adjunct Prosecutor Adelchi D’Ippolito as telling newsmen at…

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps suspends two officers over oil theft

‎The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has suspended two of its officers for alleged involvement in oil theft in Bayelsa. The Corps Sp‎okesman, Mr. Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. Okeh said the management of the Corps condemned the alleged possession of…

Southern Kaduna Crisis: Communities agree to end hostilities, build trust,

The Goska, Ambam, Bakin Kogi and Dangoma communities in Kaninkon Chiefdom of Southern Kaduna have resolved to put aside their differences, build trust and end the hostilities that have bedeviled them. The communities made the commitment in separate meetings organised by the Global Peace Foundation, as part of ongoing mediation effort of the NGO under…

Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Government of Japan has contributed $903,000 to assist the organisation in its Emergency Programme in the crisis-affected North-East Nigeria. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the contribution would benefit more than 400,000 women, men and children in…

Wrong Placement Of Billboards Poses Road Hazards – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has raised concerns about wrong placement of advertising billboards and posters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The FCT Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Sunday Oghenekaro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that some of the billboards and posters were blocking road traffic signs and…

High Chief, 3 Others Among Notorious Fraudsters Syndicate Arrested

High Chief among 3 others who specializes in impersonating and identity theft of public office holders, politicians, captains of industries and other prominent personalities were arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT). High Chief Ovie Ogo (Eze Ireoma of Omoku-Rivers state) ‘M’ 47 years old native of Ekpan in Ethiope East LGA of Delta…

Gov Yahaya Bello And The Security Of Kogites | By Isah Bala

 “Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.” so say by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  It is on this premise all kogites need to drum support for the workaholic Governor, His Excellence Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the bold step he has taken to curb the ravaging security challenges in Kogi State and to make Kogi State…

Massive Shake-Up In Nigeria Customs Service As Attah Is Confirmed

NAN, Abuja: Comptroller General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, has confirmed Joseph Attah as the substantive Public Relations Officer of the service. Ali has also redeployed 337 Assistant Comptrollers to various area commands across the country. Mr Abubakar Dalhatu, the Deputy Public Relations Officer, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, saying…

NSCDC arrests Ahmed Alibe, 21-year-old fake soldier in Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, on Thursday, said it arrested a man, Ahmed Alibe, 21, posing as a soldier and molesting members of the public. The Corps Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that Alibe was arrested on March 29 at the Nasara Computer…

Borno government to build 8,000 capacity orphanage for abandoned children

The Borno Government says it will build a comprehensive orphanage for at least 8,000 children that have been separated from their parents by the Boko Haram crisis. The state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Fanta Baba-Shehu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York. Baba-Shehu said the…

Abike Dabiri Calls For Calm And Vigilance After India Attacks

Following multiple distress calls by Nigerian students  in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm and be watchful of their surroundings. Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement…

True Story Behind Smuggled Cars Retrieved From a House In Kano – Customs

Joseph Attah, Abuja: The attention of Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a mischievous publication in some prints and online platforms that the service has seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano. Since this is capable of misleading the public into wrong insinuations, it is imperative to state the facts. That the Operatives…

​I paid herdsmen N10m to prevent crisis – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said his administration is ready to pay monetary compensation to herdsmen whose cattle are killed or rustled to allow peace to reign. Ortom made the disclosure in an interview with Vanguard recently, when speaking on the security situation in the state and his relationship with herdsmen. The governor…

NSCDC Arrests Couple For Allegedly Burning Teenager’s Male Organ

NSCDC officials Arrest Couple For Burning Male Organ NAN, The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Sokoto state, says it has arrested a couple for allegedly burning the male organ of a 17-year old teenager, name withheld, over rape allegation. The Commandant of the Corps, Mr Babangida Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest in an…

Herdsmen invade Benue prison, kill inmate

​ Suspected herdsmen invaded Jato-Aka Farm Centre in Benue state on Saturday, killing an inmate identified as Tersoo Agidi. Stephen Nwanchor, public relations officer of the service in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Monday. Nwanchor faulted the reports that the invasion was a failed jailbreak attempt. “This is a new farm centre established…

#BokoHaram: Adesina Commends Gallantry of Nigerian Army In Degrading Insurgency

Attah Esa, Abuja: Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Monday in Abuja extolled the gallantry of the Nigerian Army in restoring order to the North Eastern part of the country, through its clearing of remnants of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking at the Guards Brigade First Quarter Inter-Unit Short Talk Competition, Adesina…

Develop Yourselves Into Intelligent And Efficient Officers ~ Dambazau Tells Matriculating Fourth Regular Cadets At The POLAC

Interior Minister tells matriculating fourth regular cadets at the Police Academy Kano  ·        Inspects ongoing projects at the Police Academy Wudil, Kano Interior Minister, Gen Dambazau On Intelligent And Efficient EHISIENMEN OSAIGBOVO, Abuja; Dambazau has implored cadets at the Police Academy Kano (POLAC), to take advantage of the opportunities available at POLAC, to develop themselves into…

​Recent killings in Benue not by Fulani herdsmen — Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom have exonerated Fulani herdsmen from the recent spats of attacks in the state especially the one carried out at Zaki Biam. The governor who said this over the weekend added that some individuals were sponsoring the activities of the wanted militant leader, Terwase Agwaza, alias ‘Gana’ whom he claimed was…

Tackling herdsmen’s menace before it destroys Nigeria

​ By Nwafor Polycarp Even the most ardent supporters of the Buhari administration are beginning to agree that while it is receiving well-deserved commendation in the fight against Boko Haram, the equally deadly and more widespread attacks on Nigerians by herdsmen remains largely ignored while the body count mounts nationwide.  So far in March 2017,…

Leave Ortom to do his job, Fulani herdsmen tell Wike

​The Benue State coordinator of the umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen, Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Garus Gololo, yesterday urged the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to desist from making unkind remarks about his Benue counterpart.  Wike had in a newspaper story reportedly urged the federal government to impose a state…

MUST READ! The Unfortunate And Unthinkable Ides Of March 

​By Iyorwuese Hagher It is my Ides of March! And the resurgence of Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue State in the month of March after a brief moment of respite is reprehensible and ominous. I vicariously feel the sharp knives that stabbed Julius Ceasar in the March of 44 BC equally in my back. I…

We Didn’t Murder Mr. George of Ogijo – Sani Kukasheka

SK Usman, Abuja: The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to media reports and photograph of the corpse of one Mr. George of Ogijo, Ogun State, allegedly “murdered” by troops of 174 Battalion Ikorodu. The story and the photograph were ostensibly shared by one Mr. Kenny Abel Adesanya through his twitter handle. However,…

OPINION: Benue exit order on herdsmen, and matters arising

​By Joseph Orjime The governor of Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom has given a 48 hour ultimatum to armed Fulani herdsmen to leave the Benue communities perpetually under their attacks. Given Gov Ortom’s antecedents  on peace building initiatives between the marauding herdsmen and the Benue farmers, one can not but notice the sheer frustration being…

Benue Massacre: Mark wants perpetrators brought to book

​Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to spread their dragnets in order to apprehend perpetrators of the attacks on Benue communities that have left hundreds of people killed  and properties razed . Several communities in Benue state including Zaki Ibiam, Guma, Buruku and Agatu among others have come…

Three feared dead as another Benue village comes under attack

The Police said in Makurdi on Friday that Tse-Achia village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue, has been burnt. This is coming few days after Zaki Biam Yam Market was razed by hoodlums leading to the death of 17 people and 11 injured. The Police Public Relations…

Benue Killings: IGP Briefs Buhari, Says Fulani Herdsmen Are Innocent

​ The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, where he briefed him on the recent killings in Zaki-Biam, Benue State, and parts of Ile-Ife, Osun State. The President had on Tuesday directed security agencies to immediately launch investigation into the killings, with a view to…

​Fulani Herdsmen Killings: Benue indigenes protest to Lagos Assembly

​ Scores of indigenes of Benue State resident in Lagos on Friday staged a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly over the incessant attacks of the people of their state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Some of their placards bore diverse messages such as: “No more herdsmen,” “Disarm all Fulani herdsmen,” and “PMB…

​Fulani Herdsmen not behind killings in Benue, says Police Commissioner

The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has exonerated Fulani herdsmen from the ongoing killings in Benue State, the nation’s acclaimed food basket. The police boss warned that no one should rope the herders into the lingering crisis rocking Benue for years now. This comes days after the state witnessed another heavy bloodbath in…

​Why I substituted the anti-grazing bill – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has explained why he substituted the bill for prohibition of open grazing and establishment of ranches and replaced it with another which seeks to establish a livestock promotion agency in the state.  Recall that nine months ago, Governor Ortom sent the anti-open grazing bill to the state House of Assembly…

Khalid Masood: Everything we know about the London attacker

Five people died and 50 are injured following a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Khalid Masood has now been identified as the man shot dead by police after he ploughed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing three people before storming the Parliamentary estate and stabbing Pc Keith Palmer to…

President Buhari Appreciates British Government Support In Degrading Boko Haram

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the British Government “for the very effective materials and logistical support to Nigeria” in the fight against Boko Haram. According to the President, in spite of “isolated attacks against soft targets,” the British assistance helped in flushing “Boko Haram out of their hide-out base and…

Comptroller General of Customs Hameed Ali Unveils Number For Easy Verification

In line with his continuous efforts to make verification of Customs Duty Papers easy for members of the general public, the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has released Three Telephone numbers that could be used to reach the help desk for immediate Confirmation. The numbers are: 09-4621597 09-4621598 09-4621599 Those interested…

Boko Haram IED Factory Discovered and Destroyed In Konduga, Borno State

SK Usman, Abuja: Troops of 103 Battalion, 7 Division, Nigerian Army of Operation LAFIYA DOLE along with some Civilian JTF today, conducted clearance operation at Gombole, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. During the operation, the troops neutralized a number of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area. They also discovered and destroyed an…

Nigerian Navy, 29 Countries In Special Military Exercise

Nigerian Navy In Training Exercise With Other Countires NAN, Abuja; The Nigerian Navy on Thursday deployed three warships and a helicopter in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising 29 Countries foreign Navies . Rear Admiral James Oluwole, the Commander, Task Group 17.1, flagged-off the exercise tagged: “Obangame Express 2017” in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area…