Tag: National security

Breaking: Buhari says “cyber terrorists use the internet” to create instability in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja called for an overhaul of the national strategy on cybersecurity, urging more emphasis on exploring the internet for economic growth opportunities, enhancement of knowledge and mitigation of crime. “I urge the National Security Adviser to continue to coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders to[Read More…]

Photo News: Buhari presides over National security meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja. Among those in attendance are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, Attorney General of the[Read More…]

NSA inaugurates committee to check internet threats and enhance national security

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), has inaugurated a committee to review the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2014, to check internet threats and enhance national security. The policy has a provision that it should be reviewed every five years according to global standards, and it is[Read More…]

Finally, Buhari appoints DSS ex-DG, A.A. Gadzama as NISS Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the former Director-General of the Department for State Services (DSS), A.A. Gadzama, as the Chairman of the National Institute for Security Studies, NISS. The appointment, which takes effect from December 16, 2019, for an initial four years, is contained in a statement by the Secretary[Read More…]

“You Can’t Kill People And Say Allahu Akbar” -End Of Boko Haram Is In Sight, Buhari Assures

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday assured the international community that the end of Boko Haram terrorists is in sight. President Buhari made the optimistic expression in Dakar, Senegal, even as he hailed the increased cooperation between Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against terrorism. Addressing audience at a[Read More…]

Buhari To Attend 3rd Dakar International Forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the Third Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa in Dakar, Senegal, from December 5-6, 2016. The President’s Spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. President Buhari however had a closed-door meeting with the President of Liberia, Mrs Hellen[Read More…]

Yushau A. Shuaib: National Security And Politics of Election Postponement

  It is no more news that national security and security threats have been cited to justify postponements of elections under former President Goodluck Jonathan and the current President Muhammadu Buhari. However, the postponement of the last governorship election in Edo State have been labelled by some people, notably, the[Read More…]

Senate To Pass Law Prescribing Capital Punishment For Kidnappers

The Senate has agreed to enact a law which prescribes capital punishment for kidnappers. The federal lawmakers adopted this recommendation after considering a report by the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence on the unfortunate reoccurrence of kidnapping and hostage taking in Nigeria. Presenting the report, the[Read More…]

Group Cautions against Politicising National Security

The United Nigerians Forum (UNFO) has appealed to Nigerians not to reduce serious security issues to mere politicking. North West Coordinator of UNFO, Mallam Musa Abdullahi made the appeal especially in relation to the recent verbal attacks by Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko on National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo[Read More…]

Opinion: Politics, National Security And The Buhari Attack

“I am personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura. “The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car, but was blocked by escort vehicle. “We reached the[Read More…]