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Boko Haram: NEMA Takes Relief Materials to 17 IDP Camps, Liberated Communities in Borno

•Three liberated communities are on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway Mukaila Ola The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has taken relief materials to liberated communities on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway. The communities that enjoyed from the federal government’s gesture include Mainok, Jakana and Benesheik, all in Borno State. The three communities have at one time or the other

Abdullahi Gana too Corrupt, Incompetent to be Reappointed NSCDC Boss, Officers Advise Buhari

Ibrahim Ramalan Some officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have reportedly called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to reappoint the Commandant-General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana, alleging that his incompetence has dampened their morale. Gana’s tenure will expire on July 17, having been appointed by the

Arewa Truck Drivers Accuse Security, Paramilitary Personnel of Extortion

•Decry action, call for help Senator Iroegbu Truck drivers from the Northern part of the country have raised an alarm over cruelty and reckless extortion continuously meted on them by men of some security and law enforcement agencies. The trucking industry is arguably the heart of Nigeria’s commerce, with thousands of goods

Boko Haram Attacks: NEMA Gives Reprieve to Three Borno Communities

Mukaila Ola Reprieve has come to people of three Borno communities attacked by Boko Haram from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The three communities, Debiro,Tarfa and Dakwaima in Biu local government were attacked by Boko Haram early this month. Some of the houses in the communities were torched and many people

We’ve Deployed 5,000 Civil Defence Agro-Rangers to Protect Farms – Buhari

Jude Johnson President Muhammadu says the Federal Government has deployed 5,000 Civil Defence Agro-Rangers to offer protection to farming investments. In a national broadcast to commemorate the 2020 Democracy Day on Friday, the president reiterated his administration’s commitment to diversifying the economy, noting that agriculture remains “the key” to this strategy. The

NSCDC Arrests Boko Haram Logistics Supplier, Recovers N100m

Jude Johnson The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested a suspected Boko Haram logistics supplier with a car filled with fuel and other commodities. The state NSCDC Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure on Thursday in Maiduguri, while parading the suspect. Abdullahi said the

Imperative for Proper Funding of Non-Custodial Service in Nigeria

Regrettably, excessive use of imprisonment causes congestion, drains public resources as well as impede on the efforts of the Nigerian Correctional Service to deliver on its mandate. Using custodial processes to warehouse persons awaiting trial over long periods of time is burdensome on the Correctional Service and distracts it from

COVID-19: We’re Waiting For Government To Give Go-Ahead For Mobilisation Of Corp Members–NYSC

Jude Johnson The authorities of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a one-year national service scheme for Nigerian graduates, have said that orientation activities and other schemes would begin when government gives the go ahead. NYSC also stated that the interstate lockdown measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ICPC Withdraws Fraud Charges Against Ex-Customs CG, Dikko

Jude Johnson The fraud charges instituted against a former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Inde Dikko, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), was on Wednesday dismissed by the federal high court sitting in Abuja. The charges were dismissed by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu after

COVID-19: NCoS Reopens Custodial Centres for Admissions of Inmates

•Releases guidelines for reopening Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) announced the reopening of Custodial Centres to admit all categories of inmates.  In a statement by the Controller General of Corrections Ja’afaru Ahmed, and issued by Chuks Austin Njoku, Deputy Controller of Corrections Public Relations officer on Wednesday, the action is necessary

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