UK Warship Arrives Nigeria

A Royal Navy warship, HMS Trent, arrived in Lagos on Sunday to aid the fight against illegal activities including piracy and illicit trafficking in the sub-region. This is Trent’s second visit to Nigeria, the British High Commission said in a statement. “The visit will help deliver capacity training and support maritime security in the region,” […]

UK Defence Minister Meets Nigerian Military Chiefs

The UK’s Minister for the Armed Forces, James Heappey MP, arrived in Nigeria this week to meet top defence leaders and military chiefs to deepen defence cooperation between both countries and discuss the situation in Niger. During his visit, Minister Heappey met senior leaders on Wednesday within the Nigerian Ministry of Defence and the Chief […]

Niger Coup: ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff Begin Meeting In Abuja

Following the coup in Niger and the seven-day ultimatum given the leaders to release detained President Bazoum to power and quit, the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff of ECOWAS will be meeting at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in Abuja on Wednesday. Recall that on Sunday, leaders of the Economic Community of West African […]

Insecurity: NSA Ribadu Holds Closed-Door Meeting With South-East Govs

The National Security Adviser to President Bola Tinubu, Nuhu Ribadu held a closed-door meeting with Governors from the five South-East states in Abuja on Monday. While the meeting’s agenda was not disclosed, it is believed to pertain to the escalating security issues in Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi states. Last week, the Senate condemned the recurring […]

DSS Warns On Possible Terror Attacks During Sallah Celebration

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians on possible terror attacks during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. In a statement issued in Abuja, the DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, said the agency has uncovered plans by criminals to attack worship and recreational facilities before and during the festivities. He said the reports were corroborated by […]

Vice President Shettima Decorates New Acting IGP

Vice President Kashim Shettima has decorated Kayode Egbetokun as the new acting Inspector General of Police. Shettima performed the short ceremony in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday Among his previous appointments, the new acting IGP had served as Commissioner of Police in Lagos State. Shettima was assisted with the decoration by […]

Meet Nigeria’s New Service Chiefs

President Bola Tinubu has appointed new Service Chiefs after he retired the former in a bid to reposition the security architectures to battle insecurity. The new Service Chiefs are:  Maj. Gen. C.G Musa, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff; […]

BREAKING: Tinubu Appoints Egbetokun As Acting IGP

President Bola Tinubu has sacked Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, and replaced him with Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, in the acting capacity. The President also approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service as well as their replacements with immediate effect. The newly appointed Officers are: […]

FULL LIST: President Tinubu Appoints New Service Chiefs

President Bola Tinubu on Monday appointed new service chiefs in the country and named a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA). Ribadu replaces Babagana Monguno as the nation’s NSA. Tinubu also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General […]

Emefiele: DSS Raises Alarm Over Planned Negative Campaign 

The Department of State Service (DSS) says it has identified persons and groups planning to stage campaigns of calumny against it and the government over the suspended central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele. The DSS in a statement it issued through its head of public relations, Mr Peter Afunanya claimed that some groups intend to gather […]

What Tinubu Said During Visit To National Counter Terrorism Centre

President Bola Tinubu on Monday tasked security and intelligence agencies in the country on the importance of sharing information and intelligence among themselves, saying hoarding such resources could be counterproductive in the fight against terrorism. The president spoke after undertaking a tour of the new Office of National Security Adviser and facilities at the National Counter Terrorism […]

Tinubu Meets Service Chiefs For First Time

President Bola Tinubu has met with service chiefs for the first time since assumption into office, demanding security agencies to strengthen coordination and not to work at cross purposes. At the end of the meeting on Thursday, the President disclosed his own philosophy towards dealing with security issues, which is adoption of contemporary security measures […]

May 29 Handover: Again, Military Warns Saboteurs

The military has again warned against plans to sabotage the handover of power to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29. The high command said the armed forces were on standby and would ensure a smooth transition process scheduled to take place in 24 days. The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami […]

Nine Years After, Nigerian Army Rescues Two More Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had rescued two additional girls from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, nine years after their abduction by Boko Haram in 2014. The Theatre Commander, North-East Joint Operation, Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri. Ali said that Hauwa […]

Interim Government, Mischievous, Unconstitutional –Military

The Defence Headquarters has described the call for interim government by some persons in the country as unfortunate and unconstitutional. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said this while addressing newsmen at the bi-weekly briefing on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja. He said those calling for interim government were just […]

Attack On Igbo: Sue Oluomo With Your Evidence – Police To Nigerians

The Nigeria Police Force has urged anyone with evidence to file a case against the chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Association, Musiliu Akinsaya, popularly known as Mc Oluomo. The force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday. Recall that that during the 2023 gubernatorial election, a trending video […]

Troops Kill 11 Bandits In Kaduna, Recover Weapons

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have killed 11 bandits in a fierce battle in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. This was as another seven bandits were killed in Niger State. The troops, according to the Kaduna State  Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, cleared several camps of the hoodlums […]

Arrest Those Plotting Interim Govt, IPAC Tells DSS

The Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Alhaji Yabagi Sani, has urged the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest those it claims are plotting an interim government. Sani stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today. The DSS had said on Wednesday that some key political players were plotting to foist an […]

DSS Nabs Retired Col, Lawyer, Others For Alleged Criminal Activities

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has intercepted criminal suspects at various locations in the country. Among them are members of a six-member gang who were held at Gegu Beki, along the Lokoja-Abuja Road in Kogi State. The gang members are a retired Colonel,   AU Suleiman;  a lawyer,  M.K Aminu;  Kabir Abdullahi, Isah […]