Our commitment is to fight Boko Haram and ensure credible polls in Nigeria ; U.S The United States has maintained that it is committed to fighting the Boko Haram sect and ensuring a peaceful,free,fair and transparent polls at the March and April polls.The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield and the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Doung Frantz expressed the concern of the...... read more
We will crush Shekau before elections; President Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed optimism that the Nigerian military will crush the leader of the Boko Haram insurgentd, Abubakar Shekau before the March 28th elections.President Jonathan stated this while answering questions on what his administration is doing to end the activities of the terroist group, following Shekau's threat to disrupt elections.The President...... read more
Nigeria is safer under Jonathan than Buhari Abia PDP guber candidateOkezie Victor Ikpeazu PhD. at Isingwu Ohuhu- Umuahia The People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Sunday explained to Isingwu people in Umuahia North LGA explained why President Goodluck Jonathan must be voted in for another term as the President of Nigeria.Speaking to a large crowd from...... read more
Army set to deploy troops for polls The Nigerian army said it would provide security for election materials and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during and after the forthcoming general election. Koko Essien, commander, 2 brigade Port Harcourt, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt. He said the army was willing to deploy troops...... read more
Abia State commissioner of police assures on continued security New Commissioner of Police,Abia State, Habila Joshak, has reassured Abians of adequate security,before,during and after the elections. The Commissioner made the assurance in an interactive session with factnewsonline.The new commissioner of Police who was posted to Abia State following the procession of CP Ibrahim Adamu to the National Institute for Policy...... read more
U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram The United States military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.   West African military commanders have long complained that cross-border operations against Islamist groups, from al-Qaida...... read more
Nigerian military begins massive push to retake Boko Haram-held territories Nigerian security forces on Saturday launched a huge military campaign to retake a swath of territory in the North East seized by the terror group, Boko Haram, security officials and government sources told PREMIUM TIMES.   Ground forces, backed by several fighter jets, deployed early Saturday, are advancing to recapture Monguno, the first in...... read more
President Jonathan meets northeast governors,security chiefs on insecurity Following the insecurity challenges in the Northeastern part of the country and ahead of the February elections,President Goodluck Jonathan has held a closed a closed door meeting with governors of the affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.The meeting which was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the insurgency in...... read more
U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against extremist groups The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organizations to the country.     This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria.   It said the U.S. government...... read more
Niger Prison Controller removed following jail break The Controller of Prisons for the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service,Musa Maiyaki,has been removed from office,following the December the 6th jail break in Minna,the state capital. In a statement by the Nigeria Prisons Service Public Relations officer,Ope Fatinkun,the immediate removal of the Controller of Prisons,Niger State followed the...... read more
Abia State Police assures of peaceful yuletide The Commissioner of Police,Abia State, Adamu Ibrahim,has assured Abians of a peaceful and safe yuletide,while warning criminals to desist from crime to avoid the wraths of the law. The Commissioner stated this at a briefing with newsmen in Umuahia. Adamu noted that the police remains committed to ensuring that Abia State...... read more
Abia State Police command parades suspects The Abia State Police Command has paraded suspects,whose crime range from armed robbery,kidnapping,child theft and rape. The suspects were paraded at a press briefing at the Police Officers Mess,Umuahia.The Abia State Police Commissioner,Adamu Ibrahim,noted that the arrests of the suspects were made possible following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians,adding that...... read more
National Defence Council approves state of emergency extension in the Northeast The National Defence Council,has approved State of Emergency extension in the three Northeastern states of Adamawa,Borno and Yobe.The Defence Council chaired by President Jonathan,appraised the current security situation of the areas,the unabated killings and the activities of the insurgents. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mohammed Adoke who confirmed this to...... read more
ABIA STATE POLICE COMMAND HOLDS SEMINAR AHEAD OF 2015 ELECTIONS As part of efforts geared towards free,fair and credible elections in 2015,the Abia State Police Command has held a seminar tagged "TOWARDS A VIOLENCE FREE 2015 ELECTIONS". The seminar which was held at Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia,had participants from political parties, the Nigerian Bar Association, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the...... read more
Ihejirika not Boko Haram sponsor – DSS The Department of State Security has risen in defence of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), saying it’s uncharitable and wicked for anyone to associate him with sponsorship of the Boko Haram insurgency.  The Spokesperson of the DSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar, who addressed journalists at...... read more
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