Tag Archives: Security

Osinbajo Seeks Better Understanding of Restructuring, Backs State Police

By Our Reporter The Vice Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo advocated a deeper understanding of the current restructuring debate in the country. Akande in a release issued on Tuesday in Abuja, also said that Osinbajo had support for the idea of having State Police in the country, which would require constructional amendment. He said that a deeper understanding of the debate would eliminate the different interpretations, meanings and purposes to which the restructuring debate was being put to. The release was in reaction to conflicting media reports of what Osinbajo said about restructuring, ...

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Buhari Reaffirms Support for Armed Forces in Tackling Terrorism, Militancy

By Our Reporter President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria in ending the myriad of security challenges plaguing the nation, including terrorism and militancy. The president who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, retired, stated this at the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja on Wednesday. Buhari commended the efforts of the Nigerian armed forces in containing the security challenges, restating that security remained top on his administration’s agenda. The president, however, urged them to sustain the tempo in the ongoing campaigns against contemporary threats across the ...

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SITUATION ROOM CALLS ON INEC TO RESIST MILITARY¹S PRESSURE TO POSTPONE ELECTIONS – Saturday, 7th February 2015

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) on Saturday, 7th February 2015 met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and with all of its 12 National Commissioners in attendance. At the meeting, INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega, conveyed that he had received a letter from the security services advising that he postpones the general elections on the grounds that the security agencies were engaged in a renewed battle against insurgency in the North-East that would require their full concentration. In the letter the Military was demanding a rescheduling of elections by at least 6wks in ...

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US Government donated a Warship to Nigeria

On Friday, January 2, 2015, US Government donated a Warship to Nigeria. At the reception held to welcome the ship, Consul General Jeffrey Hawkins said, “today’s arrival of the Okpabana completes a process that started in 2012. The transfer illustrates the robust maritime cooperation that exists between the U.S. and Nigeria. From the transfer of major naval assets like this one, to training for Nigeria’s elite naval special operations units, to multi-national training exercises, the United States is fully engaged with our Nigerian Navy counterparts and is pleased to see the expanding capabilities of the Nigerian Navy. Make no mistake ...

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