Following the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the suspension of the Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, over his alleged involvement in the $1.1 million fraud by […]

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has cautioned the American Court that allegedly ordered for the arrest of DCP Abba Kyari, while also dismissing what it described as “the attempted intimidation of a police officer right inside his independent fatherland”. In a statement by its President-General, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, on […]

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was on Saturday quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. Tgnews gathered that Saraki arrived at the EFCC office around 2pm. As at the time this report was filed, it was not clear if […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 55 suspected Internet fraudsters often referred to as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Enugu and Ebonyi states. The suspects were said to have been picked up in separate operations in the two states by the operatives of the commission. The EFCC, which revealed […]

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat have been flown to Abuja where they would have access to medical services. A Kaduna State High Court discharged and acquitted El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat and ordered their release from detention. It was […]

No fewer than seven naval officers of the Nigerian Navy in Edo State have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. Tgnews gathered that the officers were ambushed and abducted around Sapele-Warri road while on a journey to Delta from Kaduna State. The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP […]

The Nigerian Army in collaboration with Security Affairs Limited, has organised a social media seminar to bring social media Influencers together with other media stakeholders for cross fertilisation of ideas aimed at supporting the Nigerian Army in its various operations. In his welcome address, the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N982,729,695,343 into an Act. The development was disclosed to State House Correspondents by Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (House of Representatives), Umar Ibrahim el-Yakub. The newly signed Act will largely focus on funding […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria has reiterated the resilience, safety and soundness of Nigerian Deposit Money Banks and other financial institutions under its supervision. This was contained in a statement released on Saturday by the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Osita Nwanisobi, in Abuja ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee […]

Gunmen, suspected to be cultists, have killed a soldier in Bayelsa State. It was learnt that the soldier was shot dead on Friday in Igbogene, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. Though details of the incident are still sketchy, the slain soldier was said to be a Lance Corporal. […]

Ahead of the planned arraignment of a Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, supporters of Yoruba nation have stormed Cotonou court where the hearing will take place. The supporters were noticed in large numbers at the court named Cour De’appal De Cotonou on Thursday. They were said to have laid siege […]

….Zamfara, Kebbi, Niger top chart of violence No fewer than 1,031 persons were killed in violent incidents in June 2021 across the country with Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger recording the highest of the casualties, a security report has revealed. In Zamfara State, no fewer than 275 persons were killed, while […]

The people of Gyawana in Lamurde local government of Adamawa state are demanding an indefinite shutting down of the Dangote Company pending when all issues concerning re-occurring clashes with the military and other security agencies are resolved. This according to them, we allow all the contending parties to agree in […]

Indigenes and residents of Aghoro II community of Iduwini Kingdom, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, have gone on the rampage over alleged plot by the government to impose a king on them. They reminded the state government through the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, that the person they have […]

Police in Zamfara have rescued 100 kidnap victims from bandits in the Dansadau area of Maru Local Government Area of the state. The captives rescued on Monday were said to have spent more than 40 days in the bandits’ den before their release. It was learnt that repentant bandits facilitated […]

Benin Republic Gendermes, on Monday night, arrested the wanted Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Cotonou, the country’s capital, First News has gathered. He may be repatriated to Nigeria today, it was further learnt. FirstNews learnt from top security force sources in Nigeria’s West African […]

Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Sunday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated seven North-West governors, including himself, to end banditry in the zone. Bagudu, who is also the Chairman, APC Governors’ Forum, made the disclosure at the continuation of a Fulani Stakeholders’ Peace, Security and Unity Meeting […]

A pilot with the Nigerian Airforce, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, has been rescued after intense gunfire by armed bandits grounded a Nigerian Airforce Alpha Jet aircraft in Zamfara State. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, who confirmed the crash in a statement […]

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has in collaboration with other stakeholders, flagged off Operation Safe Eid-el-kabir” 2021. The joint.operation witnessed presence of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Nigerian Red Cross and Kaduna State Transport Law Enforcement Agency (KASTLEA). In his remarks, […]

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