BREAKING: For killing 'innocent' Civilians in Borno, Court sentences Soldier to death A soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole has been sentenced to death by a General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State. The soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin was sentenced to death for killing five rescued civilians in the Yamteke area of Borno State. Some other soldiers were also jailed...... read more
Boko Haram: Govs empty excess crude account to fight insurgency Governors from Nigeria’s 36 states have approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the federal government to be used in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east. This was revealed by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki while briefing State House correspondents...... read more
Again, Gunmen invade Magu's house, gun down Policeman *We won't be deterred -EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it will not be deterred by attack on its Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu’s house on Tuesday night by unknown gunmen. The attack on the property of the EFCC boss reportedly led to the death of a Policeman. The property, a farmhouse located in...... read more
#EndSARS campaign gains momentum as protest rocks Abuja A group has issued a 21-day ultimatum on the federal government concerning issues of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police. The group led by Segun Awonsanya, the convener of the #ENDSARS campaign listed four demands the federal government must...... read more
Wike: Nothing can redeem SARS *Says, I’m vindicated by public outcry Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says no amount of reorganisation would redeem the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a special creation of the Nigerian police, whose main function is to face armed robbers. A nationwide campaign has been mounted since a fortnight ago by Nigerians to get the outfit scrapped, as a...... read more
Police Commission spreads promotion for 2 AIGs, 248 others The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion and confirmation of acting appointments of 250 senior Police officers. Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission disclosed this in a statement yesterday. The statement said the commission approved the promotion of CP Etop John James and CP...... read more
Police surrender, frees BudgIT’s tracking officer The police have released Moses Motoni, a tracking officer of BudgIT, a civic tech organisation. Motoni was reportedly arrested under controversial circumstances on Tuesday. BudgIT had blamed senator representing Niger south, Sani Mohammed and lawmaker representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha constituency in the lower legislative chamber, Faruk Muhammadu for the arrest. The organisation said the...... read more
Senator Misau calls for investigation of human rights abuse on Nigerians by SARS Senator Isah Misau on Tuesday called on the senate to investigate the alleged human rights abuse on Nigerians by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. This he did while speaking on the floor of the senate, he said,” "According to the police act and regulations, the force criminal and investigation and intelligence (Force...... read more
Misau to Senate: Yes, SARS has become a killing machine, we must stop them now Nemesis of the Nigerian Police, Senator Isa Misau, put up a spirited effort on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, to underscore the excesses of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), urging urgent action before more damages were done. Misau, a former police officer, who has been carrying out a lot...... read more
Buhari: Military officers must earn their respect *Lauds Yusuf, Brigade of Guards Commander President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja commended the Guards Brigade for demonstrating a high-level of discipline and professionalism expected from officers and men of the Nigerian Army. Speaking at the decoration ceremony of the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig-Gen. Musa Yusuf as Major-General, President Buhari said it was instructive that the senior officer...... read more
BREAKING: IG orders immediate reoganisation of SARS, after public outcry Aggrieved Nigerians won a major battle against police brutality and other excesses as the Inspector General of Police (IG), bulked to public pressure to order the immediate reorganiation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the force, on Monday. The special branch of the police, handpicked specifically to fight armed robbery...... read more
BREAKING: Gunmen reportedly kidnap Ekiti Senator en route Abuja, demand N80 million ransom Nigerian Senator represented Ekiti north senatorial zone between 2007 and 2011, Sylvester Ayodele Arise, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. According to the Sun, the APC chieftain was reported by a very close and reliable source to have been abducted on his way to Abuja from Akure on Sunday night....... read more
BREAKING: Herdsmen reportedly shut down Adamawa communities, launch 'full scale' attacks Suspected Fulani herdsmen are reportedly on a rampage in an attack on Lawaru and Dong Communities in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa state. According to report confirmed by the Chairman, Numan Local Government Area, the villages are being burnt down by the attackers. Details emerging...... read more
Stay away from Abuja because of impending bomb attacks, US, UK warn citizens There is an impending campaign of bomb attacks in Abuja, and many parts of Northern Nigeria, during the yuletide period, the governments of both the US and UK, have warned their citizens, asking them to avoid travelling to the areas. The message conveying the warning, was contained in the latest foreign...... read more
Relief as Soldiers turn heat on Boko Haram, capture commander, rescue 212 Hostages in Sambisa The Nigerian army says it has rescued another 212 persons held hostage by Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest, Borno state. Army spokesman, Sani Usman who disclosed this in a statement maintained that soldiers also cleared remnants of insurgents from some villages in the northern fringes of the forest. Usman said four insurgents...... read more
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