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Why Navy is holding couple-officers, 20 others in custody despite court order

•Alleges sea piracy, national security threat Jude Johnson It was not on allegation bordering on sexual impropriety that the duo of Group Captain Dada Labinjo and Lt. Commander Sherifat Ibe Lambert (also known as Mrs. Bola Labinjo) were arrested last September, but for engaging in alleged ‘Sea Piracy’ and other illegal

Nigeria bans foreigners from national security projects

Jude Johnson The Nigerian government has declared that foreign professionals will no longer be engaged in the designing and execution of projects involving national security. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, made the announcement in Abuja on Thursday, when he declared open the 2019 Architects Colloquium

National Security: Buratai repositions Army intelligence  Corps for effective operations 

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•Built, commissions new NAIC Hqtrs within 6 months Senator Iroegbu The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has repositioned the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps (NAIC) to function optimally in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations across the country. To this end, Buratai built and commissioned in a record six months, the new

Fake news threat to national security, supplants counter-insurgency success narratives–Nigerian Army

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army has warned that fake news threatens the country's national security and downplays the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts against Boko Haram terrorists and similar groups across the country. This was the highlight of the Monday's combined Directorate of Army Public Relations (DAPR)/Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and

Boko Haram: How to uphold ethics in security reportage

Ayobami Akanji If journalists want long term credibility in their profession, they should go in that direction. Have more respect for readers. ~ Julian Assange On April 14 2018, Ahmad Salkida — a freelance journalist, broke the internet with a 26-tweet thread, which itemised the status, according to him — of the pending 113 abducted Chibok

Don’t  jeopardise national security, CDS warns politicians

Jude Johnson    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, has warned politicians to shun actions capable of jeopardizing national security in the 2019 general elections. Olanisakin gave the warning in Sokoto on Thursday  during the assessment of the Disaster  Response Unit of the 119 Forward Operation Base of the Nigerian

Rule of law vs National security: Buhari’s argument, an assault on human rights – HURIWA

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The human right writers association of Nigeria HURIWA has strongly rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's recent argument on National security above rule of law, describing it as a bogus concept that will override respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law. National Coordinator, HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko while

Buhari’s assertion on “National interest” above rule of law, a legal profanity – SAN

Godsgift Onyedinefu     A senior advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, has strongly disagree with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that security and national interest should be elevated above the rule of law. Buhari made the assertion in his opening remarks during the 2018 NBA Annual General Conference currently going on

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