Tag: Minister of Interior

Inmates who escaped from Owerri Prison will be pardoned if they “voluntarily return” – Aregbesola Assures

Nigeria’s minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola says the fugitives who escaped from the custodial centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, will be pardoned if they voluntarily return. The minister gave the assurance while inspecting the centre on Tuesday following an attack on the facility. He said unlawful escape from custody[Read More…]

Nigeria declares public holiday for Eid-El-Maulud Celebration

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-El-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, on Tuesday, in a statement signed[Read More…]

I’m Happy My Daughter Didn’t Denounce Christ – Father of ‘Only Dapchi Girl Speaks

Nata Sharibu, the father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ. Mr Sharibu speaking on RayPower FM shortly after the Dapchi[Read More…]

Boko Haram Burns Down Borno Village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed two persons and injured one in an attack carried out in Kofa village near Alau, Borno state. A source told TheCable that the insurgents who came on motorcycles set the village on fire. “Two people were burnt to aches while one person was hit[Read More…]

President Buhari Blames Security Officials Over Yusuf Buhari’s Bike Crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly blamed his security officials for the power bike accident that caused his only son, Yusuf, to break a limb and sustain a head injury on Tuesday, December 26th. According to Thisday Newspapers, President Buhari on Wednesday night was at the Cedarcrest hospital Abuja where Yusuf is[Read More…]

Abdulrahman Dambazau Says 70 Percent of Prison Inmates Awaiting Trial

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, on Sunday said more than 70 percent of inmates in Nigerian prisons were awaiting trial. Dambazau said this when he visited Kano central prison to mark this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration. The minister said the decision to visit the prison was to show to the[Read More…]

In Benue State, Government Ceded Land Belonging To Agatu Farmers To Fulani Herdsmen

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has condemned in strong terms, the decision of Benue State government to cede Adapati Island in Agatu Local Government Area to Fulani herdsmen for grazing. Moro’s condemnation of the action of the Benue State government was contained in a press statement[Read More…]

Col. Dasuki Declined Offers To Bury His Late Father – Min. Of Interior Gen. Dambazau Says

Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, said former National Security Adviser, Retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, on Monday declined an offer to visit his late father, the late Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, while he was in an Abuja hospital. Similarly, Dambazau said Sambo had declined another offer to[Read More…]

FG Declares Tuesday, 5th And Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 Public Holiday To Mark Eid-el Fitri

The Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, on Thursday in Abuja, urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to[Read More…]

Interior Minister Orders Security Beef Up At Kuje Prisons After Jail Break

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdurahaman Dambazau (retd.), has ordered immediate security beef up at the Kuje Medium prisons and all other prisons across the country. The minister gave the order on Monday in Abuja shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of the Kuje prisons where two inmates had escaped on[Read More…]