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Nigeria need institutional framework to combat proliferation of small arms-PRESCOM 

Babatunde Opalana  To combat and reduce proliferation of small arms and light weapons which has been a major security threat in Nigeria, there is the need to put in place an institutional framework in accordance with regulations of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and other international best practices. Nigeria,

Indigenous Language: Expert seeks for regulation of electronic device in Nigeria

Babatunde Opalana  Mr Anulunko Ereodichukwu, an enthusiast of indigenous Nigerian language, is urging the federal government to regulate the sale of electronic devices which do not have Nigerian language keyboards installed in them, such devices include iPads ,iPhones ,Android and many others.  He said it is a national disrespect for manufacturers of

Nigeria to destroy 5000 illicit weapons in Zamfara

•Over 1000 SAWL destroyed in Benue, Katsina  Babatunde Opalana  The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) has disclosed that Nigerian government has finalised plans to destroy over 5000 illicit weapons recovered in Zamfara State, North West of the country. The Programmes Coordinator of PRESCOM,  Mr. Dickson Orji, disclosed this  in

NPS promotes 11,000 prison officers, plans to recruit 6000

• Prison boss receives award on crisis management Babatunde Opalana  The Controller General of the Nigeria Prison Service(CGP) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed has disclosed that that over eleven thousand (11,000) officers have been promoted as part of efforts to boost the morale of the rank and file.Mr. Ahmed who received an Award of Icon

UN: Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya May Be Crime Against Humanity

NEW YORK — The sale of migrants into slavery in Libya may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations Security Council said Thursday, voicing "grave concern" after footage appearing to show Africans being auctioned there sparked global outrage. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a formal statement calling on Libyan authorities to

Homeland Security To Create New Office Focused On Countering Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday they will establish an office to better protect the United States from potential large-scale terrorist attacks. Newly confirmed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was sworn in Wednesday, said the goal of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office will be to “elevate and