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Pipeline Bombings: Security Is Everybody’s Responsibility – Boroh

Pipeline Bombings: Security Is Everybody’s Responsibility – Boroh

Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and special adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Paul Boroh, has said security is everybody’s responsibility because the implications and consequences of insecurity equally affect everyone. Boroh therefore expressed confidence in the ability of security agencies to apprehend those behind the recent destruction of oil and gas […]

Attacks: Osinbajo Meets Security Chiefs, IOCs, Production Falls

Attacks: Osinbajo Meets Security Chiefs, IOCs, Production Falls

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over some meetings as part of efforts aimed at tackling the menace of militants who have been vandalising oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta. Osinbajo first met behind closed doors with some top security chiefs and government officials over the matter. Chevron’s Okan offshore production platform […]

We Wont Tolerate Any Excuse for Killings, Military Warns Herdsmen

We Wont Tolerate Any Excuse for Killings, Military Warns Herdsmen

In response to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with the rampaging Fulani herdsmen, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has vowed not to tolerate excuses from any armed group to unleash mayhem on innocent Nigerians. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, gave this warning yesterday in Abuja during a meeting […]

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

The military campaign by Nigeria and neighbouring nations to combat the West African militant group, Boko Haram, has been hampered by a failure among those countries to share crucial intelligence, sometimes even within their own security services, American and other Western officials say. Western partners have balked as well. The Pentagon and American intelligence services […]

EU Earmarks N8bn To Combat Organised Crime, Terrorism In Nigeria

EU Earmarks N8bn To Combat Organised Crime, Terrorism In Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has earmarked 36.1 million Euros (about N8 billion) to combat organised crime, trafficking and terrorism in the North East geo-political zone of Nigeria. The delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, in a statement, said three new measures had been adopted to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and […]

Two Years On, Abducted Chibok Girls Are Still Unaccounted For Despite Promises Of Action

Two Years On, Abducted Chibok Girls Are Still Unaccounted For Despite Promises Of Action

A group of United Nations and African human rights experts* today urged the Government of Nigeria to escalate its efforts to free all civilians kidnaped by Boko Haram. Speaking ahead of the second anniversary of the Chibok girls’ abduction, on 14 April, the experts also appealed to Boko Haram to immediately reveal the location of […]

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) who once brokered a meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Boko Haram leadership in 2011, has said Nigeria may have to pay a “very high price” to secure the release of abducted Chibok girls, by releasing some captured Boko Haram members. Sani, made the suggestion while fielding questions […]

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls ages 16-18 were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Fifty-seven of them courageously escaped on their own. Zero have been rescued and 219 remain in the hands of the world’s deadliest terrorist organization whose members force grown men to swallow bullets for breakfast and […]

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

The Belgian transport minister has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March. A confidential document shows security lapses at Belgium’s airports were identified by EU inspectors in 2015. Minister Jacqueline Galant had denied having seen the report, which was leaked by opposition parties. Attacks on […]

BBOG Blames Jonathan’s Unbelief For Girls’ Ordeal

BBOG Blames Jonathan’s Unbelief For Girls’ Ordeal

For a month after their kidnap by the Boko Haram sect,  former President  Goodluck Jonathan did not believe that 267 Chibok  girls were abducted by the sect. The BringBackOurGirls  coalition, which has been campaigning for the release of the girls since April 14, 2014 stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday.  The […]

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