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AFRILAW decries proliferation of illegal private security firms in Nigeria

•Says there are 5 million private guards in Nigeria Godsgift Onyedinefu The African Law Organization (AFRILAW) has raised the alarm over the rapid rise in private Security Companies (PSCs) operating illegally in the country, which are worsening the security challenges across Nigeria. The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AFRILAW, Mr. Okereke

Five kirikiri inmates bag degrees from NOUN

Godsgift Onyedinefu with Agency report Five inmates of Maximum Security Prison in Kirikiri, Lagos, have bagged university degrees from National Open University, NOUN. The Vice Chancellor, Abdalla Uba Adamu disclosed this in Lagos on Friday during the graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to the five inmates at Maximum Security Prison,

NSCDC parades five suspected electric cable vandals in Bauchi

Garba Sara The Bauchi State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded five suspected power cable vandals. The Commandant, Halliru Usman Alhassn said that, five suspects, Sunusi Ibrahim, Mansur Hussaini, Aminu Hassan, Shehu Shagari and Dauda Bashir were arrested at different locations for vandalising high tension cable. Halliru

NPS promotes 5,482 prison officers

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has promoted a total of 5,482 Officers and Men including 50 personnel in Kebbi State Command  who are beneficiaries of the promotion which is based on merit,  character and integrity. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Command Public Relations Officer, NPS, Kebbi State Command, Faisal

Over 39,000 conflicts resolved by NSCDC in three years – UNDP

Jude Johnson The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) through its Peace and Conflict Management Department, has resolved 39, 167 conflicts in the last three years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Speaking at the closing ceremony of the refresher course and review session for NSCDC peace desk officers

Boko Haram: I hardly sleep over kidnap of corp memeber – NYSC Boss

Mukaila Ola The Borno State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Alhaji Rabiu Aminu decried that he hardly sleep since he received the sad report of abduction of a serving corp member by Boko Haram. The letter sent by Living Faith Church Maiduguri to informed the NYSC management indicated that Master

FRSC Board appoints four, promotes 30 others

Nosa Enobhayisobo  In its determination for greater performance and optimal productivity, the Board of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has approved the appointment of four Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshals (DCM). The Board also promoted 14 Corps Commanders (CC) to Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) and

Law permits FRSC to bear arms, says SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel are entitled to bear arms and ammunition in the course of carrying out their duties Mustapha said this at the inauguration of 74 newly acquired FRSC operational vehicles and three ambulances

Supreme Court affirms recall of 181 sacked NSCDC workers

The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which recalled 181 sacked personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Delivering judgment on Monday, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mahammad, struck out the appeal filed by the corps challenging the decision of