Tag: Security

Adamawa cancels Christmas ‘annual rites’ over security challenges

Adamawa cancels Christmas ‘annual rites’ over security challenges Adamawa

Citing security concerns across the state, Adamawa State governor, Muhammadu Bindow, on Sunday put off the annual Christmas homage to the Government House by traditional rulers and associations within the state. The governor announced the cancellation in a press release issued by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ahmad Sajoh, to felicitate with the […]

Katsina inaugurates peace committees to tackle farmers/herdsmen crises

Katsina inaugurates peace committees to tackle farmers/herdsmen crises Peace Committees

In order to forestall the incessant deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state, the Katsina state government, on Monday, announced the inauguration of Peace Committees in its 34 local government areas. The state Commissioner for Information, Hamza Borodo, disclosed the government’s new strategy to newsmen when members of the Dialogue and Amnesty Committee […]

Texas church shooting suspect court-martialed in 2012 for assault

Texas church shooting suspect court-martialed in 2012 for assault Texas Church

The suspect who opened fire inside a South Texas church has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, law enforcement sources tell CBS News. Authorities on Sunday only identified the suspect as a young white male. They said he was dressed in all black and tactical gear when he opened fire at the First Baptist […]

‘Unknown Soldier’ petitions Buhari, alleges fraud in counter-insurgency Operation

‘Unknown Soldier’ petitions Buhari, alleges fraud in counter-insurgency Operation Counter-Insurgency

A letter believed to have been authored by a soldier in the ongoing ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ – a counter-insurgency operation in the North-East Nigeria, is currently trending on the social media. The ‘soldier’, who claimed to be a Private in the Nigerian Army, addressed an open-letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to intimate him of massive […]

How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives

How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives Elephant

By Ashadee Kay Miller, PhD For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil war. Half a million human lives were lost and wildlife, too, was decimated to sustain troops. Rhino and elephants became valuable targets – rhino horn and ivory served as currency for arms among rebel forces. During the conflict elephant populations fled across […]

Nigerian Navy redeploy senior officers

Nigerian Navy redeploy senior officers

In line with the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas’ effort to reposition the Nigerian Navy, 21 senior officers were redeployed on Thursday to head different formations and commands. The Director, Naval Information, Capt. Suleiman Dahun, Spain in a statement in Lagos that the posting was to re-organise the upper echelon of […]