Defence

  • Troops eliminate 8 insurgents in Kaduna offensive – Army

    Troops eliminate 8 insurgents in Kaduna offensive – Army

    Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralised eight insurgents with their kingpins in recent offensives and recovered more firearms and ammunition in Igabi, Giwa, and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. The Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the troops, operating in the 1 Division Area…

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  • U.S. congressional delegation in Taiwan

    U.S. congressional delegation in Taiwan for 3-day visit

    A U.S. delegation led by the Chair of the Congressional Select Committee on China on Thursday started a three-day Taiwan visit. The leader of the delegation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mike Gallagher, met with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. “In 2024, we hope to see even more Taiwan-U.S. exchanges in a range of domains. “I hope you appreciate…

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  • NDC Course 32 participants begin study tour of 6 countries

    NDC Course 32 participants begin study tour of 6 countries

    The Course 32 participants of the National Defence College, Nigeria (NDC) have commenced a study tour to Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Guinea-Bissau, Morocco, and Benin. The theme of the study tour is “Strengthening National Unity for Security and Development in Nigeria.”. The participants have been divided into eight teams, according to the college’s public relations officer, Navy Capt. Chinwe Umar, on…

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  • EFCC arrests ‘pilot’ over alleged N1bn fraud

    EFCC Arrests ‘Pilot’ over Alleged N1bn Fraud

    The EFCC has arrested a suspect who claimed to be a pilot for allegedly collecting N1.02 billion in Kaduna under false pretense. EFCC’s spokesman, Mr. Dele Oyewale, stated on Tuesday in Abuja that a petitioner claimed that the suspect was introduced to him in December 2023 for the purpose of a N1.02 billion foreign exchange transaction. “The petitioner allegedly paid…

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  • DSS Urges Labour to Halt Planned Protests, Emphasizes Dialogue for Peace

    Abuja, February 21, 2024: The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a statement regarding the anticipated protests by sections of organised labour scheduled to take place between February 27th and 28th, 2024, across various parts of Nigeria. While acknowledging the rights of the labour movement to engage in peaceful protests, the DSS urges them to reconsider their plans in…

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  • Kidnaping: Police in Adamawa nab 3 suspects, rescue 16-yr-old female victim

    Kidnaping: Police in Adamawa nab 3 suspects, rescue 16-yr-old female victim

    The Police Command in Adamawa says its operatives, in collaboration with Hunters in Gombi Local Government Area (LGA), have arrested three suspected kidnappers and rescued a 16-year-old female victim. SP Suleiman Nguroje, the command’s spokesperson, who disclosed this in a statement in Yola on Wednesday, said the operation was carried out by its Crack Squad. Nguroje said that the operation…

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  • Expert urges FG to tackle insecurity, other challenges via AI

    Expert urges FG to tackle insecurity, other challenges via AI

    A software expert, Mr. Chinemelu Ezeh, has urged the Federal Government to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle insecurity and other challenges in the financial and health sectors. Ezeh gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, saying Nigeria is perfectly suitable for AI. NAN reports that Britannica, an encyclopedia, defines…

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  • Police arrest guard for allegedly stealing diesel

    Police arrest guard for allegedly stealing diesel

    Operatives of the Police Command in Lagos State have arrested a 26-year-old security guard for allegedly stealing 30 litres of diesel. The command confirmed the arrest in a post it shared on its X handle, @LagosPoliceNG, on Wednesday. It stated that its operatives arrested the suspect in the Ikoyi area of the state. “Police officers of Dolphin Division, Ikoyi, arrested…

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  • Israeli forces strike Damascus neighbourhood, Syria says

    Israeli forces strike Damascus neighbourhood, Syria says

    Israeli forces have struck targets in the Syrian capital Damascus, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Wednesday. “Israeli aggression targets the Kafr Sousa residential area in Damascus,’’ SANA reported, without further details. Residents in the area told DPA they heard explosions and that fire was seen in apartments in a building next to a school. Other buildings…

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  • Police arrest 3 suspected cable thieves in Lagos

    Police arrest 3 suspected cable thieves in Lagos

    Police in Lagos State have arrested three suspected cable thieves in the Ojodu area of the state. Police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on his verified X handle, @benHundeyin, on Wednesday. He identified the suspects as Babatunde Murutu, Segun Lawal, and Adebayo Iyanu. Hundeyin said that the police arrested the trio during a stop-and-search operation.…

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  • Rights activist urges Police to prosecute alleged gay group leader, others

    Rights Activist urges Police to prosecute alleged gay group leader, others

    A human rights activist, Mr. Emmanuel Adeoye, has urged the Nigeria Police to hunt down and prosecute an alleged gay leader, Daniel Soetan, who declared himself wanted over the outlawed activity in the country. He is the alleged leader of a gay group in Abuja. Adeoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the Nigeria…

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  • Joint force smashes criminal gang camp in Anambra community, recover vehicles, guns

    Joint force smashes criminal gang camp in Anambra community, recover vehicles, guns

    Anambra Joint Security Force, led by the police, has smashed a camp suspected to belong to insurgents in Achalla, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra. The operation, which was on the order of CP Aderemi Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, led to the recovery of five exotic cars previously snatched at gunpoint, as well as over 300…

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  • EFCC arrests 6 suspected currency racketeers in Lagos

    EFCC arrests 6 suspected currency racketeers in Lagos

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested six people in Lagos over alleged involvement in currency racketeering and the sale of new naira notes for commercial purposes. Its spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, the suspects are Adebayo Amupitan, Alimat Oyebode, Isiaka Yusuf, Adeoti Folake, Kafayat Yakub, and Bose…

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  • Anambra police declares inspector wanted for murder

    Most wanted serial kidnapper in Rivers feared dead – Police

    A joint operation involving the military, paramilitary, and police may have killed Gift Okpara, alias 2Baba, a suspected serial kidnapper responsible for several abductions in Rivers and environs. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that 2Baba was declared wanted with a N100 million bounty on his head by the Rivers Government. The alleged serial kidnapper was feared dead following…

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  • Sweden to send Ukraine combat boats, other equipment worth $684m

    Copenhagen, Feb. 20, 2024 (dpa/NAN) Just days before the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sweden has promised Kiev new military aid worth 7.1 billion Swedish kroner (684 million U.S. dollars). Defense Minister Pål Jonson said at a press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday that this is part of the 15th and largest aid package to date. Sweden,…

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  • Police say student allegedly committed suicide in hotel room — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

    Trial Date Set for Defendants Linked to Death of Lilian Omokhuale

    Benin City, February 19, 2024: Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin City has scheduled March 12 as the commencement date for the trial of six individuals implicated in the death of Lilian Omokhuale, daughter of prominent businessman Francis Omoruyi, CEO of Uyi Technical Company Limited. The defendants, Jessica Iguodala Oghomwen, Akpes Omorodion, Chukwudi Akpotowho, Joy…

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  • The Guardian

    Buratai Advocates Use of Culture and Tradition for National Security

    Abuja, Nigeria, February 18, 2024 – Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to the Benin Republic, has emphasised the importance of leveraging culture and tradition to bolster national security and unity. Speaking at the Army Headquarters during the West African Social Activities (WASA) event on Saturday, Buratai highlighted the significance of the Nigerian army’s recognition of…

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