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Nigerian Soldiers Repel Boko Haram In Abadam, Borno State

In a statement released by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed that the troops dealt a decisive blow to Boko Haram fighters who attempted to attack a military location. Colonel Usman said the members of the terrorist group had launched their attack around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016, adding that the battle with the insurgents lasted for about two hours. Nigerian soldiers involved in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, a multinational Joint Task Force, today, routed Islamist insurgents belonging to Boko Haram in Abadam, Borno State. “During the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of the insurgents, with many escaping with gunshot wounds,” said the military spokesman. He revealed that two soldiers lost their lives in the exchange of gunfire, with four soldiers wounded in action. According to Colonel Usman, the Nigerian troops recovered one gun truck, one 60mm mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bombs, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK-47 rif…

Police Academy Releases Results of Academy Exams

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Results of the selection examination conducted on the 6th of August 2016 for Course 4 of the Nigerian Police Academy,  Wudii, Kano State,  has been released. Candidates who applied and sat for the examinations are advised to check Daily Trust Newspaper of September 23rd 2016 to see if they are successful and hence get prepared to face the Selection Board.  This was contained in a statement release by The Registrar Mohammed Ghali Usman.

Police To Upgrade Counter-terrorism School In Rivers

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The Nigerian Police Force, yesterday,  announced plans to upgrade facilities at the Police Counter-Terrorism Unit Training School in Norway, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.  The school,  currently headed by ACP Ebong Eyibio has over the years turned out elite forces capable of withstanding and overpowering elements of the terror group, Boko Haram and other militia groups from other parts of the country. 
The  upgrade is in addition to the establishment of a Marine Police Training School in Bayelsa State, in order to dominate the creeks of the Niger Delta region. Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, made the disclosure on Wednesday while addressing Commanders of counter-terrorism and special police units in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. He also revealed plans by the police authority to reposition the special units of the force, in line with global standards. The Police Chief warned various Commanders of special police units to ensure strict observance of poli…

IGP, Meets with Squadron Commanders

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K Idris today,  met with Squadron Commanders of the various Mobile Police Units of the Force at The Police Headquarters,  Abuja  yh E Federal Capital Territory. In attendance,  were the Commanders of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (SPU), Anti Bomb Squad,  and Mopol Squadrons (1-58)

Abuja Protest: Islamic Students Demand Release of El Zakzaky

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Students mainly Islamic took to the streets of Abuja,  the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday to demand the release of Sheikh El-Zakzaky Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, who has been in military detention since December 2015. The Sheikh was arrested after a clash between members of his Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), a Shi'ia group, and the military, which left at least 347 Islamic Movement of Nigeria deadThe protesters tendered a statement concerning the protest.  PRESS RELEASEOUR DEMAND IS SIMPLE: IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF OUR LEADER, SHAIKH ZAKZAKY, HIS WIFE AND OTHERSWe are all aware of the unfortunate event that occurred at Zaria between 12th and 14th December 2015. Proofs abound to establish that the operations by the Nigerian Army were well coordinated and preplanned. It was not as a result of provocations due to "clash". Independent investigations by renowned and reputable human rights organizations have affirmed gross violations of hu…

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

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Humanitarian activist and Actress Angelina Jolie has filed a divorce from her husband, actor Brad Pitt. Ms. Jolie’s lawyer, Robert Offer, confirmed the development, saying that her “decision was made for the health of the family.” The couple married in 2014 but had been together since 2004 after meeting on the set of the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. Pitt divorced his then wife, Jennifer Aniston, in 2005. Ms. Jolie was previously married to actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller. According to the BBC, Ms. Jolie is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Zahara was adopted from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ms. Jolie has used her celebrity to fight for humanitarian cause. She served as a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Refugee Agency for 11 years before being appointed Special Envoy in April 2012. She underwent a preventative double mastectomy in 2013. Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt are one of Hollywo…

Yahaya Bello's Election Upheld by Supreme Court

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, had his election upheld moments ago by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. This news follows a protracted political and legal battle for the governorship in Kogi State following the death of gubernatorial candidate Abubakar Audu moments before his confirmation by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC). Our correspondent at the Supreme Court learned that the seven-man panel, lead by Justice Sylvester Nguta, dismissed the appeals filed by the former running mate of Mr. Audu, James Faleke and others. The justices stated that justification for their decision would be provided on September 30th. The court’s decision, which was unanimous, made judicial history because the situation had never been accounted for in existing constitutional laws.

Boko Haram Ambush Military Escort

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Today afternoon, suspected elements  of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists who were foraging for food, ambushed troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, at Sanda general area, Borno State. Unfortunately, 5 civilians lost their lives at the incident and another died on the way to the hospital. Three soldiers also sustained injuries. The wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri. Consequently, another robust patrol team has been despatched to reinforce the troops, clear the general area and pursue the terrorists. This unfortunate incident has brought to the fore the need for more vigilance and cooperation amongst all. We would like to assure the public that we would not allow this isolated incident to thwart the peace and security commuters enjoy along the route and all other opened routes in the North East. Troops are on the heels of the attackers and would not relent till they are apprehended or killed. Additional security measures hav…

Federal Civil Service Jobs

Federal Civil Service (FCSC) finally advertises vacant positions for employment. The portal opens today 19th Sept. 2016 and closes on the 31st of October.

The click here for vital information necessary to fill out the vacancy. www.fedcivilservice.gov.ng 

Then click here to fill out the application form http://vacancy.fedcivilservice.gov.ng

Lead Terror Suspect: Ahmed Khan Rahami Arrested In New Jersey Following Shootout With Police

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Lead suspect of the recent bomb attacks in New York City and New Jersey has been arrested in the town of Linden, New Jersey according to reports. The terror suspect, Ahmed Khan Rahami, is now in police custody following a shootout with police according to News Channel, CNN.According to the CNN correspondent, eyewitnesses in New Jersey found that Mr. Rahami was found sleeping “in a vestibule near a bar” which precipitated a shootout with police. Mr. Rahami has been taken to the hospital in an ambulance with unconfirmed bullet wounds.Law enforcement officials have said that a tip from the public lead to locating Mr. Rahami eventually leading to his arrest.Police are investigating Mr. Rahami’s connection to the detonation of a bomb in the Chelsea area of New York City, another unexploded pressure cooker bomb in Chelsea, and a pipe bomb in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Other reports have stated that Mr. Rahami may be part of a terror cell that has been activated in the New York-New Jersey area.

Aisha Buhari at UNGA Health Forum in NYC, USA

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Aisha Buhari, Wife of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and her delegates at a health forum organized by the United Nations General Assembly UNGA in New York City, United States of America.

Rivers State Police Rescue Remaining 7 Oil Workers From Kidnappers

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Seven remaining victims of the September 2, 2016 Kidnapping along Omoku/Elele axis of Rivers State have been rescued by the Rivers State Police.  This comes not later than a day after the escape of three other persons from the same kidnappers den. All 14 of them were kidnapped on September 2, 2016, Confirming the rescue of the oil workers, spokesman for the police in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement said the police smashed the hoodlums in the early hours of Sunday and rescued the abducted.  According to him, no ransom was paid.The victims are currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital. By this rescue all 14 kidnapped oil workers are out of captivity.The Police Commissioner, CP Rivers State  said that however, investigations is still on to unravel the circumstances surrounding the kidnap.