NIGERIA NOT DOING ENOUGH TO END INSECURITY- FRENCH AMBASSADOR

French Ambassador to Nigeria Jerome Pasquier yesterday described efforts to find sustainable solutions to insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in the northwest, as inadequate. He spoke in Abuja yesterday at a workshop on “Addressing Rural Insecurity and Violence in North-western Nigeria” organised by the Pastoral Reserve, Read More …

INSECURITY AT ITS PEAK: NIGERIA AT THE MERCY OF KIDNAPPERS, BANDITS, CULTISTS AND TERRORISTS

•Delta community attacked, man killed, wife abducted, daughter injured •Gang sacks Benue community, as cult war claims pharmacist, four others •Gunmen kidnap another victim at Onicha-Olona, demand N15m ransom •Cultists invade Delta police formation, 7 arrested •IGP disbands Zonal Intervention Squad in Ogun over footballer’s Read More …

INSECURITY: OKOWA SPEAKS ON SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS CONSIDERING AMOTEKUN OPTION

South-South governors  have yet to make any moves for a joint security outfit like Operation  Amotekun in the region, says the Chairman of   South-South Governors’  Forum, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa. Amotekun was set up by South-West governors to check insecurity in the zone. But Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross Read More …

BANDITS, TERRORISTS KILL 268 IN ZAMFARA, KATSINA, BORNO OTHERS IN JANUARY, 2020

After Government’s announcement in December that it would withdraw troops from areas where peace had been restored, no fewer than 268 persons had been killed by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists since January 2020, as reported in Saturday PUNCH on February 22, 2020. Apparently shocked by Read More …

NORTH EAST: 130KM OF BOKO HARAM ISWAP KILLINGS AND HORROR

…Terrorists technically defeated since 2017, General Adeniyi, Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, insists …Survivors still afraid to go back home ….Military, Amnesty disagree over razed communities By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja The Nigerian armed forces are in the eye of the storm, particularly for their seeming Read More …

FEARS OVER OIL FINDINGS IN THE NORTH EAST

• PETAN Eyes 200 Billion Barrels Oil Reserves From Further Exploration • Insecurity, Climate Change, Regulatory Lapses May Frustrate Investment Insecurity, energy transition, looming environmental dangers, investment apathy, cloudy regulatory framework, diversion of funds to the North and other unanswered questions top the list of Read More …