Boko Haram: Allegation against Turkey, serious security issue, says DHQ

 The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday described as a serious issue an allegation that Turkey was supporting the Boko Haram insurgents. The acting Director, Defence Information, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, stated this in a Whatsapp message to our correspondent in Abuja. There was a report on Tuesday that the CBN News Channel recently reported that […]

Eight feared killed in Edo cult war

Eight persons are  feared dead in the renewed war among three cults in Benin City, the Edo State capital. PUNCH Metro gathered that the clash between the Maphites, Black Axe (popularly called Aye) and Eiye confraternities; had been on for the past seven days. The killings started last Friday when a 200-level student of the University of Benin, Moses Adeshina, popularly called […]

Soldiers invade septuagenarian professor’s Lagos home • ‘My guard and I were assaulted’

Soldiers from a yet-to-be ascertained barracks allegedly stormed the home of a 78-year-old professor of optometry/gynaecology, Chike Anamdi, on October 27, around 3am, and assaulted him and his security guard. According to Anamdi, he was asleep when the soldiers invaded his small estate, The Doctor’s Place, on Orisunmbare Street by the Transformer bus stop in […]

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Police to deploy 69,282 personnel, says IGP

The Nigeria Police would deploy 69,282 personnel to provide security during governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States scheduled for November 16, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said on Friday. He was reacting to the fear expressed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at the meeting of the […]

Legislative restraint and furore over positive identification

Although, Nigerians are worried by the pervasive insecurity troubling various parts of the country, especially the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry and criminal abductions for ransom, the plan by the Nigeria Army to embark on Operation Positive Identification (OPI) has been receiving negative reactions. However, at the tail end of the month of September, the military […]