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Australian commandos hunting for terrorists in Nigeria

March 14, 2012 by Agency Reporter 132 Comments A secret squadron of Australian SAS soldiers has been operating at large in Africa, performing work normally done by spies, in an unannounced and possibly dangerous expansion of Australia’s foreign military engagement. The deployment of the SAS’s 4 Squadron – the existence of which has never been […]

2015: ACN, CPC fast-track alliance

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares for its national convention, two main opposition parties, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), are inching closer to an alliance ahead of the 2015 general election. The alliance talks is progressing while the leader of the CPC Renewal Committee, Mallam Nasir […]

FG to set up central military commands in Bayelsa

Federal Government has approved the setting up of central military commands in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. THE PUNCH learnt that the nation’s service chiefs took the decision after assessing the economic importance of the state to the country and the rising activities of cultists and pirates. Also, there has been a resurgence of violence in the […]

Facebook: Female corps member in NDLEA’s net over drugs

Those with unknown long distance friends on Facebook may need to be wary as a female corps member is now in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over drug parcel sent by her London-based Facebook friend. The lady had, at the weekend, received a telephone call from her London friend about […]

Nigeria may break unless… -Professor Akinyemi

FORMER Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akin-yemi, has warned that unless the country is bold enough to appropriate steps to resolve its contending issues in a consensual way, it may break into pieces in a violent way. Speaking as a guest lecturer at a public lecture organised in honour of the Peoples Democratic Party […]

EFCC storms Ogun govt agency

OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, stormed the office of the Ogun State Property Investment Corporation (OPIC) and interrogated its officials. The officials of the anti-graft agency arrived at the headquarters of the OPIC, at Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, at about 11.00 a.m, in a Honda Space bus, with registration […]

Army trains 2,000 soldiers to combat terrorism

THE Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, on Tuesday, in Abuja, said 2,000 soldiers were being trained in Jaji and Kachia on counter-terrorism to combat security challenges. Ihejirika stated this at the two-day Nigerian Army (NA) Transformation Stakeholders Conference, with the “theme: Enhancing the Implementation Strategy for Nigerian Army Transformation.” He said the […]

Soldiers uncover Boko Haram hideouts•11 killed in Adamawa gunfight

From DAVID MOLOMO Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Fleeing from the military heat in Maiduguri, Borno State, Boko Haram may have relocated to neighbouring Mubi in Adamawa State. But soldiers pursued the Islamist sect members to the town on Monday. In an encounter, 11 people were killed. They include seven militants, a police Inspector, a soldier […]

FG alone cannot tackle youth training programme in Niger Delta – Ex militants

By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa Ex militants under the auspice of third phase amnesty Wednesday  said the training and retraining of the youths in the Niger Delta should not be left for the federal government amnesty office alone. According to the group, it needs the collaboration of the state governments, the multinational corporation and other intervention […]

Just in: Top police officers, including DIG John Haruna, die in helicopter crash in Jos

Newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, John Haruna was among several other senior police officers confirmed dead in a Surveillance helicopter that crashed at noon today  in the crisis ridden Jos, North Central Nigeria. The police helicopter which crashed into four houses in Kabong on a security facility occurred just as it was conveying […]

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