Defence

  • Police confirm abduction of naval personnel, 7 others in A’Ibom

    The Police command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the abduction of a naval rating and seven others in Ibaka Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Timfon John, confirmed the abduction in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Eket. She said that the victims were abducted on Monday, at…

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  • Ignore viral video on eviction ultimatum to herders in Igboho,-  Oyo Police

    The police in Oyo is advising citizens to ignore a viral video by suspected separatist groups which surfaced on social media issuing eviction ultimatum to herders in Igboho area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Adewale Osifeso, made the call in a statement Wednesday in Ibadan. Osifeso said that the video which surfaced…

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  • Police officer in detention over alleged robbery, car theft in Kogi – CP

    The police in Kogi has confirmed the arrest and detention of a Police Officer, Insp Aminu Mohammed, for  alleged robbery and car theft. The Spokesman, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. ”Mohammed, a crime officer with the “C” Division at 200 Unit, Lokoja, is cooling his heels at the A Division of…

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  • Why 397 arrested illegal miners should be thoroughly investigated – CSO

    A civil society group, Action for Economic Development (AED), has called for thorough investigation of 387 suspected illegal miners recently arrested by the military, to halt criminality in the mining sector. The Convener of the  group, Bilkisu Bello, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Bello commended the armed forces, under the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen.…

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  • Poverty, unemployment fuel cyber-crime – Expert

    A Security Expert, Mr Christopher Oji, has linked the increasing cases of cyber-crime and criminality in the country to poverty and unemployment. Oji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that cyber-crime is defined as criminal activities carried out online by means of computers or the internet. Oji, a former…

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  • Embrace nationalism against ethnicity, dogma –Air peace boss

    The Chief Executive Officer,  Air Peace Limited , Dr Allen Onyema , has urged Nigerians to embrace nationalism against ethnicity and religious dogma for the development of the country. Onyema stated this while delivering a lecture titled ” Leading by Example: Instilling Trust and Confidence in Subordinates”,  for course participants  of Senior Course 46 of the Armed Forces Command and…

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  • Capacity building critical for efficient e-border governance, says NIS CG

    The Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Kemi Nandap, has emphasised the importance of capacity building for efficient e-border governance across the country. Nandap said this during the Passing Out Parade and Presidential Inauguration of the 49th Superintendent Basic Course at the Immigration Training School, Kano (ITSK). The NIS CG congratulated the 714 graduands for successfully undergoing training aimed at…

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  • Police ban Shi’ite procession in Abuja, threaten to arrest violators

    The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has banned the procession of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria to commemorate the 2024 Islamic calendar day of Ashura in Abuja. This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, SP Josephine Adeh on Tuesday in Abuja. The police said intelligence had it…

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  • COAS inaugurates 70,000-litre water project in C’River community

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Monday, inaugurated a 70,000 litre, solar-powered water project in Alesi, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project is a Special Intervention Civil-Military Cooperation scheme, initiated by the COAS and implemented by Maj.-Gen Hilary Nzan, the Commander, Four Special Forces Command,…

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  • IG suspends e-CMR enforcement scheduled for July 29

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun has ordered an immediate suspension of the July 29 plan to commence the enforcement of the e-Central Motor Registry (e-CMR). The Force Public Relations Officer,  ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Adejobi said the suspension was to give ample opportunity for mass enlightenment and education of…

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  • Police ban unlawful gatherings in Kaduna

    The Police Command in Kaduna State said it has banned all forms of unlawful gathering by the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) including its planned Ashura procession. The command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, announced the ban in a statement issued on Sunday  in Kaduna. Hassan said, “The  command has banned every manner of illegal protest in the State. ”…

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  • 2 rescued from collapsed building in Osun

    . The Police Command in Osun on Sunday confirmed the rescue of two persons who were trapped under a collapsed building at Sabo Area of Osogbo. SP Yemisi Opalola,  Police Spokesperson in Osun made this known in a statement issued in Osogbo on Sunday. Opalola said an uncompleted storey building collapsed at about 8:30 a.m on Sunday, trapping the rescued…

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  • NAF kills scores of terrorists in airstrikes in Kaduna

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Component of Operation Whirl Stroke has eliminated scores of terrorists in recent airstrikes in  their enclaves at Giwa and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement by the Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, AVM Edward Gabkwet, on Sunday in Abuja. Gabkwet said the air operations…

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  • WPD: NPC, Sokoto State Govt. seek stakeholders’ support on data collection

    Alhaji Chiso Dattijo, the Federal Commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC) representing Sokoto State, has called on stakeholders to support NPC and other agencies in obtaining inclusive population data. Dattijo made the call on Saturday in Sokoto at a news conference in commemoration of 2024 World Population Day (WPD) organised by NPC and Sokoto State Government, supported by UN Population…

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  • Police detain officer over alleged teenager’s rape

    The Police Command in Lagos State said it had detained one of its officers who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl at the Area H Command, Ogudu. The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, however, denied report that the police authority was shielding the suspected rapist. Hundeyin explained that the…

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  • Abducted Kaduna journalists regain freedom

    The Kaduna State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday announced the release of the journalists and their families who were kidnapped on  July 6 . The council’s Chairman, Asma”u Halilu ,made the announcement in a statement issued in Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the two journalists and their families were abducted by  suspected…

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  • Navy reiterates commitment to effective waterways security

    The Nigerian Navy has reiterated its commitment towards stamping out economic sabotage and other forms of  criminal activities along the waterways. Rear Adm. Saheed Akinwande, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, made the statement at the end of the Nigerian Navy second quarterly route march in Calabar on Saturday. Akinwande said that the quarterly exercise was intended to…

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