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Top 10 security related reports in Nigeria | 24.5.19

Capt. Hashim Ibrahim   1. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: ARMY TRAINS 51 OFFICERS, 113 SOLDIERS IN YORUBA, HAUSA, IGBO Lt.-Gen. TukurBuratai, the Chief of Army Staff on Thursday in Abuja said that emerging internal security threats informed the need by the Nigerian Army to train its personnel on proficiency in indigenous languages. Buratai stated this

Nigerian Army followed due process in appointment of new NYSC DG – Senate

The Senate Committee on Youths and Sports Development has confirmed that the appointment of Shuaibu Ibrahim as the Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps,(NYSC), followed due process, after it carried out an investigation into the authenticity of the appointment. The investigation revealed that the Nigerian Army had followed due

Senate probes ‘illegal’ appointment of NYSC DG

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Senate on Tuesday asked its Committee on Sports and Youth Development to investigate if the recent appointment of a new Director-General for the National Youth Service Corps by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was in order. Buratai had recently appointed Sani Ibrahim to replace Sule Kazaure as

Senate passes Police Trust Fund Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill. This followed the presentation of a concurrence report by Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary. One of the major objectives of the bill is to improve funding for the Nigeria Police Force. In his remarks, President of the Senate, Dr.

My fears for the child destitution bill

Mustapha Shehu   I did not intend addressing the Child Destitution Bill in my 500-worder in this Issue. I intended writing on two statements credited to Mr. President on two different occasions. On the first, the president was reported to have told his audience that he didn’t mind any party replacing him except the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), while on the second occasion where he was represented by the

Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

The Senate has on Thursday confirmed the appointment of  Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) The senate also confirmed eight others as members of the ICPC board. They are; Grace Chinda from Delta State Okolo Titus (Enugu State), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra State), Olubukola Balogun

Boycott Buhari’s 2019 Budget presentation, CUPP urges Lawmakers 

•Says its budget for consolidation of incompetence, waste and poverty. •President deserves impeachment notice  Senator Iroegbu   The Nigeria's opposition coalition CUPP (Coalition of United Political Parties) has called on the federal legislators, especially opposition lawmakers both in the Senate and House of Representatives to display what it described as the highest level of