National Security Adviser tackles Chief of Staff over police equipment contract

A lucrative contract for the procurement of defence equipment for the Nigeria Police Force appeared to have triggered the raging confrontation at the highest levels of the Buhari administration, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Freshly obtained documents showed how the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, tackled President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, for allegedly

Nigeria’s war against corruption attracting international endorsements — President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration has taken measures to strengthen anti-corruption agencies to ensure total fight against corruption in the country. Buhari said that the measures, including various national reforms and collaborative efforts with international organisations, were being made to strengthen the anti-corruption crusade. The President made the disclosure during the passing

We need national understanding, cohesion to move forward – Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Tuesday in Abuja said President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of a unified, harmonious and purpose-driven country will be consistently followed, urging more understanding as the government tackles myriad challenges. The Special Adviser, who received a delegation from Unity, Honour and Glory Initiative (UHG) in his office

Religious harmony is possible and it is our duty to promote same – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said the responsibility to ensure harmony amongst people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds in Nigeria and elsewhere depends largely on the contributions and sacrifices of faith leaders. Osinbajo said religious leaders should work towards harmonizing the Christian and Muslim communities in Nigeria. He spoke while receiving a delegation

Soldiers Storm Nnamdi Kanu’s home, block entrance to his residence

Soldiers have reportedly blocked the entrance of the family residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ahead of his parents’ burial. Amnesty International (AI) quoted residents as saying the soldiers are also harassing residents in the area ahead of the funeral scheduled for Friday. TheCable could not immediately verify claims

Terrorists recruit followers, coordinate attacks via social media — Minister

Terrorists now use social media to recruit new members and coordinate attacks, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said. Pantami stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a lecture on leadership in counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja. He said the rapidly evolving phenomenon requires the use of innovative

Insecurity: ‘I am determined to make Nigerians sleep in peace’ – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration was fully determined to combat and defeat terrorism, banditry and all forms of criminality in Nigeria.Buhari made the declaration while urging Nigerians to support and cooperate with security agencies, who are ready to defend and preserve the unity of the country. Speaking at a meeting with the

About 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects have been released to society – Borno Govt

The Borno State Government has said about 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects have been released by the military and rehabilitated into society. The Borno State Commissioner for Information, Babakura Jato, told The PUNCH during an interview on Monday that 1, 400 had been released in three tranches since the ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ programme began. The

Northern security network ‘Shege Ka Fasa’ is a waste of time, we don’t need it – Ganduje

The Kano State Government has dissociated itself from the newly floated Northern security network version codenamed ‘Operation Shege Ka Fasa’. Governor Abdulahi Ganduje disclosed this on Friday while addressing State House Correspondents after leading a large number of Kano State eminent personalities on a courtesy visit on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

I never said Buhari recruited bandits to sack Jonathan – Ribadu cries out

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has denied a statement alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari recruited bandits to oust former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said; “This statement was first shared in June 2019, and I released a disclaimer via my Twitter account on July 17. This is clear inanity and cheap blackmail”. “But to

Police kill 250 terrorists in Kaduna

The police have announced a combat operation that led to the killing of 250 alleged terrorists in Kaduna State. The daring operation in Kuduru woodlands, in the besieged Birnin Gwari area, came on Wednesday morning, lasting for several hours, chief police spokesperson Frank Mba said in a statement. Mr Mba said the 250 people killed

Policeman who shot man dead commits suicide in Lagos cell

A policeman, identified as Eze, has reportedly hanged himself in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba. Our correspondent exclusively gathered that the cop, who was attached to a Dangote factory, was arrested after he allegedly shot dead a man. “He was brought to the state CID for investigation and prosecution.

Labour rejects FG plans to borrow N2trn from pension fund

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday kicked against plans by the Federal Government to borrow N2 trillion from the Contributory Pension Fund of N10 trillion for infrastructural development. Its President Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who spoke while addressing reporters during the meeting of the National Administrative Council of the Congress in Abuja, said the National

Edo Government seeks Oshiomhole’s arrest and prosecution

The Edo State Government on Monday demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of constantly creating security breaches in the state and holding rallies in defiance of orders. The government said the former Governor has failed to obey lawful orders both

Bishop Oyedepo denied visa by US embassy

A mild drama, Thursday, played out at the Lagos office of the Embassy of the United States as the founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa. But an ace comedian, Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as Bovi was

Amotekun: We’ve broken ties with Yoruba Nation, no more support – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Muhammadu Kirowa, says that the association have broken ties with the Yoruba nation for going ahead with their Amotekun Security Network. Kirowa speaking at Abuja says that the association and it’s affiliates will cease to support the political ambitions of the Yoruba people,

I will pay ₦30,000 minimum wage – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assured workers in the state of the resolve of his administration to commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage. He promised that the payment would commence as soon as the committee set up for that regard concludes its work. The governor assured them that civil servants due for promotion

NYSC members to receive N33,000 monthly allowance – FG

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, says the federal government has approved the payment of N33,000 to corps members as monthly allowance. He said this is in line with the new National Minimum Wage approved by the federal government last year. The NYSC disclosed this on its Facebook page Wednesday

Suspected herdsmen kill farmer, policeman in Edo

Suspected herdsmen have killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia North East local government area. It was gathered that the farmer whose identity was yet to be ascertained was killed last Saturday by herdsmen. The community called in the police to help retrieve the body but the herdsmen were said to have

Corruption: FG not bothered by ‘baseless’ rating, says Lai Mohammed

Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the Federal Government will not be distracted by the “baseless” rating of the Transparency International, which ranked Nigeria low in its latest international Corruption Perception index. Lai who revealed this on Tuesday in London when he featured on respective interview sessions with some international media organisations, however