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Nigerian Navy Destroys More Illegal Refineries, Arrests MV Star Shrimper

The Nigerian Navy has continued its crackdown on the activities of illegal crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals thus on 10 August 2016, a patrol team deployed by NNS JUBILEE raided an illegal refinery site at Ikoh Imoh Community in Akwa-Ibom State. During the operation, the patrol team destroyed a Cotonou boat laden with suspected stolen crude oil, 103 drums of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) a ...

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Army Aware I’m Not In Nigeria, Says Journalist Declared Wanted

The  journalist  declared wanted by the Nigerian Army, Mr.Ahmed Salkida has declared his willingness to avail himself to the authorities. He however noted that the Army is aware he is not in Nigeria presently.He mad this known in a statement on Monday. Salkida said “the Army is aware that I am not in Nigeria presently. In the coming days I will seek to get a flight to Abuja and avail myself to the Army auth ...

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New Polio Cases In Northeastern Nigeria Underline Risks for Children In Conflict – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 11 August 2016 – The sobering news that two children have been paralyzed by wild poliovirus in northeastern Nigeria underscores the urgency of eradicating the disease in conflict-affected areas, UNICEF said today. The Government of Nigeria and the World Health Organization have confirmed an outbreak of wild poliovirus in conflict-ridden Borno state, where children are already facing dangerously hi ...

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Senator Bala Mohammed: Of Contracts, Houses And Land And Cronies, By Emma Agu

Being a reaction to some Media Reports on the former minister of the FCT The attention of Senator Bala Mohammed, CON, Kauran Bauchi, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT has been drawn to some media reports purporting that he has been indicted by anti graft agencies or that some of his property has been confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senator Mohammed has ...

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Jobs: FG Extends Deadline for Online Application

(Press Release) In order to pull in more potentially qualified candidates and expand the opportunity base around and across the country, the deadline for N-Power online jobs and training applications has been extended till the end of August. The application process commenced on June 12th 2016 and was to close on Monday, July 25, 2016. However being very keen on keeping its promise of empowering and upliftin ...

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We Demand Release Of Sheikh Zakzaky For Proper Medication – IMN Statement

This week, close relations of Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky visited him where the Department of State Services (DSS) claimed he was being held in "protective custody" since the 14th day of December 2016. From the report of the close relations, the health of our leader has deteriorated further. His left eye is in dire need of specialized medical attention. The Doctor assigned to the Sheikh has reportedly gi ...

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Police Appoint, Post 18 New AIGs, 37 CPs – See Full List

The Police Service Commission, PSC  has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and also approved their postings with four other AIGs. 12 are to man the 12 Police Zonal Commands while the remaining 10 will head Police special formations such as Operations, Training, Police Academy, Info-Tech, Investment, Maritime, etc. According to a st ...

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Boko Haram Attack: Military Commiserates With Adamawa Community

(Press Release) Following attack on Kuda community in Adamawa State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists, the Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Felix Omoigui has visited and commiserated with the families of the deceased in the community. He also interacted  with the community leaders and the vigilantes,Army Spokesman,Colonel Sani Usman has said. The Commander who was there on an assessm ...

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5 Soldiers Wounded, Vehicle Damaged As Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram Terrorists

(Press Release) Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion of 28 Task Force Brigade in conjunction with members of vigilante group in an effort to keep the road open and secure, today, Sunday 19th June 2016, carried out a clearance operation along Bitta-Damboa axis. The troops carried out clearance patrol from Bitta up to Junction point at Gambori village, Borno State. During the operation, the troops encountered B ...

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Immigration Boss Orders Passport Offices To Clear Backlog Of Applications

(Press Release)Following complaints and agitations from passport applicants concerning service delivery at our Passport offices, the Comptroller-General of Immigration Muhammad Babandede on the 13th June, 2016 at the Service Headquarters, Abuja gave all Passport Control Officers (PCOs) nationwide  as well as Passport Issuing Desks in Nigeria’s Foreign Missions forty-eight (48) hours to clear all backlog of ...

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Only 38 Senior Officers ‘Compulsorily Retired’ – Army HQ

Nigerian Army has moved to check what it described as "speculations and rumours regarding the number and names of the senior Army officers affected in the recent retirement exercise." Acting Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman in a statement Sunday night said the speculations were "worrisome as some individuals and media houses went to the ridiculous extent of publishing outrageous figures and names of servi ...

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We Have ‘Delivered Significant Milestones On Security, Corruption And The Economy’-Full Text Of Buhari’s Broadcast

TEXT OF NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON MAY 29, 2016 My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I beli ...

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