Banditry: Operation Sahel Sanity, others have recorded tremendous success in countering threats, restoring peace to northwest – CESJET Report

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has hailed the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity as a success already in countering bandits and restoring peace to the northwest.  CESJET made this known in its quarterly interim report on the war against banditry and other forms of criminalities after an assessment tour of the region.  Launched in July, the operation was aimed to dislodge armed bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the northwest. And less than two months after, CESJET says the operation has recorded tremendous gains with the people now…

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NAUB: Buhari’s reward to an uncommon community

By Sunday Attah The establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State by the federal government somewhat came as a surprise to many of us. We wondered why there was a need for a Nigerian Army University as a first and what informed the choice of Biu as a second. All of these contributed a great deal to speculations and insinuations anchored on lack of information and the likes. This article is intended to shed light of the resourcefulness of the Nigerian Army University…

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OMSL DIRECTORS REFUTE ALLEGED MISAPPROPRIATION OF $18M DOLLARS BY CHAIRMAN

DIRECTORS DENY ALLEGED MISAPPROPRIATION OF $18M DOLLARS BY OMSL Our attention has been drawn to a malicious and spurious publication by a one-man blog (nurajos.blogspot.com) on alleged schism in the board of OMSL over alleged mismanagement of $18m (Eighteen million dollars). In the said write-up, the faceless hack mischievously alleged that our chairman, Capt Idahosa Wells Okunbo, had taken possession of the said sum from NNPC, and squandered it in alleged bribery of National Assembly members and presidency officials over the squabble with Nigeria Ports Authority on the SAA issue.…

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EDO 2020: GODWIN OBASEKI’s USE OF IMMUNITY, AND THE STATE OF OUR COLLECTIVE SECURITY IN EDO STATE

In the build up to this year’s Governorship election in Edo State, Edo people have watched Governor Godwin Obaseki decreed that himself and his Deputy are the only persons that have immunity in the State. Of course he is very correct!! This is as contained under section-308 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).That is to say among others, that the Governor owe the State a duty to ensure collective security for all. But in recent times, the State has witnessed various degrees of thuggery…

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DSS/IPOB Clash: Group condemns call by Kanu for IPOB to attack security operatives

The Good Conscience Forum (GCF) says the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu for his members to attack security operatives is a “significant threat to the peace and tranquillity in Nigeria”.  The group, in a statement signed by its National President, Dr Edwin Ogbu, on Friday urged relevant authorities to take proactive action to avoid a breakdown in law and order.   Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) had said that two of its operatives were killed on Sunday in a clash with IPOB members…

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Save our nation from disgrace, call Adebanjo to order – Afenifere youths urge Yoruba elders

The Coalition of Afenifere Youth Groups (CAYG) has urged Yoruba elders to call a chieftain of its apex socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, to order over comments bordering on national security.  The Afenifere youths, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Otunba  Ibukunke Daniel, on Friday, said some enemies of the Yoruba nation is using Adebanjo and others ahead of the 2023 elections.  In response to the move to place southwest security network, Amotekun under the control of the Inspector-General of Police, Adebanjo had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is insincere in addressing insecurity…

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NAUB: A confirmation of Buhari’s commitment to peace and development in North-East – Group

The North-East Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) say the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is a confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s genuine commitment to peace and development in the region.  In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Yusuf Bala, on Friday, the NEPA said the president has kept his promise, not only stamping out insurgency but bringing development to the North-East.  Established in 2018, the institution is already famed as a centre of excellence spearheading scientific and technological breakthroughs, comprising of both military and civilian population.   According to the group, the siting…

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NCPC Boss Tasks S’South Govs On Increasing Sponsorship Of Christians To Holy Land

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam has called on the Governors in the South South States to increase their sponsorship of Christians to the Holy Land. He disclosed this recently in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during a meeting with the States Chairmen and Secretaries of Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards in the South South geo – political zone a release by the NCPC Head of Media, Mr Celestine Toruka has said. In the words of the NCPC boss, “I plead…

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C’River North Senatorial Bye-Election: PDP Aspirant, Odey Vows To Change Narrative

…says people, projects major target Ahead of the Cross River North senatorial bye-election, a leading aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Stephen Odey, has vowed to change the narrative of underdevelopment in the senatorial district if elected. Odey who is currently Chairman, Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made the promise while speaking on his ambition, aspiration and achievements. He said: “My coming is to rescue the good people of Cross River North from under development. And I can assure you that Cross…

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Alkali, NEDC and the footprints of a patriotic servant

By Murtala Abubakar The Boko Haram crisis in North-East Nigeria has indeed set the economy of the region several years back. The North East region of Nigeria, comprising of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States, has been ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. Estimates of the negative impacts of the crisis include approximately 14.8 Million people adversely affected, about 2.3 Million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), including over 100,000 Nigerian Refugees in neighbouring countries, over 20,000 deaths and even more people severely injured or missing. Many of…

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