Tag: security agencies

Nigerians must look beyond the military and the security agencies for enduring solutions to insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to support security agencies to tackle the challenges facing the country noting that Nigerians must look beyond the military and the security agencies for enduring solutions to the security challenges. In an address at the opening ceremony of the Alumni Association of the National[Read More…]

Sunday Igboho: Security Agencies Obtain Dozens of ‘Exclusive’ Videos for Trial

There are indications that the Federal Government is assembling critical evidence that will make the trial of Yoruba secessionist leader Sunday Igboho smooth sailing following his arrest and detention by the government of the Benin Republic. Among the critical pieces of evidence are dozens of ‘exclusive’ videos where Igboho allegedly issued[Read More…]

Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew Relaxed in Jos

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital. Lalong had imposed the curfew to avoid a reprisal attack on Igbo residents, following the clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some people of northern extraction in Port[Read More…]

“Police Ransacked Everywhere, Including the Vehicles” – Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso Condemns ‘Siege’

Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso yesterday condemned a siege by security operatives in the house of his brother in Kano who said they were there to recover illegal money and arms allegedly hidden in the building. Of recent, the EFCC, DSS and the police had laid siege in the houses[Read More…]

Security Agents Raid Jonathan’s Brother’s House

Security operatives on Wednesday raided the Abuja residence of a man identified as a brother to the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The house is located in Maitama, in the nation’s capital city. Although the spokesperson for the Police has not confirmed the incident, there were reports that police officers[Read More…]

“What Happened In The Last Elections Disturbs Me” – Buhari Orders Security Agencies To Ensure Violence Free Polls

President Muhammadu Buhari, has directed security agencies to do their utmost in ensuring violence-free elections in Ondo and Rivers states. A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said Buhari gave the directive at a state dinner in[Read More…]

Findings Show 14 Heads of Nigeria’s 17 Security Agencies Headed By Northerners; Buhari’s Tilted Appointments

Since the assumption of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his appointments continue to elicit reactions with Nigerians from all parts of the country accusing the President of bias in his selection.. Buhari who is Hausa/Fulani from Katsina has continues toto favour a particular[Read More…]

Security Operatives Securing Nigeria’s Presidential Villa Grumble Over Unpaid Allowances

There is currently a disquiet among security operatives attached to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over their unpaid allowances, The PUNCH has learnt. If not addressed quickly, the situation, our correspondent learnt on Wednesday, might degenerate into a security breach. Multiple sources who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of[Read More…]

“Non-Guarantee Of Security, Presiding Officers Yet To Be Trained” Major Reasons Nigeria Postponed Feb 14 Elections

By Dia Zamani So much has been said why the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Postponed the much anticipated General Elections in Nigeria. Some Nigerians have not only blamed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, others have accused the Nigerian Military of truncating the democratic process. Beyond the headlines and hashtags, NewsWireNGR[Read More…]

Security Agencies Promise To Ensure Fairness During February Elections

The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) has pledged that it will remain professional, non-partisan and apolitical at all times, especially during the February general elections. In a communiqué on its first meeting for 2015 held in Abuja on Wednesday and signed by Major Gen. Chris Olukolade[Read More…]