IG of Police says new 259 patrol vehicles will replace roadblocks The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on Monday inaugurated 259 patrol vehicles for the police under a new scheme tagged: “Safer Highway Patrol”.Arase said the scheme was alternative to the dismantled road blocks as the vehicles would be deployed in “high-security risk’’ areas where check points used to be mounted...... read more
Military imposes curfew in Maiduguri over attack TO protect lives and property, the military yesterday imposed a 24-hour curfew in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno State following Wednesday’s attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Giwa barracks and Bale and Kayamla villages. Meanwhile, military sources at the 7 Division of Nigerian Army in Borno State and the ones from...... read more
Abia Police command sue for peace at supplementary poll The Nigerian Police Force through its Abia State Command has sued for peace at the supplementary elections slated for April 25. The plea was made at an interactive session with gubernatorial candidates at the police officers mess, Umuahia.At the event which was more like a review of the elections so far in...... read more
President Jonathan sacks IG Suleiman; replace him with DIG Arase President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba of his position and replaced him with Deputy Inspector General Solomon Arase. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity,  Reuben Abati, no reason was given for his removal. The dismissal takes immediate...... read more
Nigeria's president-elect promises to end insurgency in two months Nigeria's President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has promised to end the Boko Haram insurgency within two months of his administration.General Buhari who stated this during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, noted that having known how the insurgents started, and where they are at the moment, his administration will give rapid...... read more
Military to deploy gunboats for the elections; Alex Badeh To provide adequate security for the elections, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh has said the military will deploy gunboats for the elections.While inauguarating 30 gunboats acquired by the Federal Government to enhance the operation of the Joint Task Force,JTF,Operation Pulo Shield in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, said...... read more
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
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