Insecurity Defence Intelligence Agency seeks support of foreign military mission

The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) has solicited for the support and cooperation of foreign military mission in the country as part of the efforts towards tackling the current security challenges in Nigeria. The Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Rear Admiral Gabriel Edmund Okoi, made the appeal recently in Abuja while addressing foreign Defence Advisers/Attaches (DAs) resident in Nigeria during the Agency’s quarterly briefing.The CDI enjoined the DAs to cooperate with the Agency by assisting in proffering solution to move Nigeria forward. He expressed delight with the cordial relationship already existing between the agency and the DAs, assuring them of a more harmonious working relationship. He pledged the Agency’s support towards making their assignment in Nigeria less cumbersome.

National conference approves 18 more states & Adopts rotational presidency

THE national conference, on Thursday, approved the creation of 18 additional states across the country, as a way of meeting the yearning and aspirations of the people.The conference also resolved that the office of the President of Nigeria shall now rotate between the North and South and revolve among the six geopolitical zones of the country.Delegates also agreed that the office of the state governors shall be rotated among the three senatorial districts of each state, while that of the local government chairmen shall be rotated within the local government areas.

How North tried to frustrate new state creation

A lot of horse-trading reportedly went into the deal that eventually culminated in the decision by the national conference to create additional 18 states from the existing 36, Nigerian Tribune has reliably learnt.Delegates from the North had reportedly opposed the idea of creation of new states, particularly the central objective of proportionate representation in all the six geopolitical zones in the country.The idea that led to the decision to create additional states was said to have been premised on the disparity in the number of states in each geopolitical zone, while the idea of just

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ movie edited to remove the truth, now said to premiere in Nigeria

THE film adaptation of a novel by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, published in 2006 by Knopf/Anchor, will soon be premiered in Nigeria, Nigerian Tribune has gathered.Sources reaching Nigerian Tribune revealed that the previously restricted ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ movie, which the Nigerian Censors Board stopped it’s Nigerian premiere months ago,‎ has been…

Fears of extremism rise in Muslim nations – poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fears about Islamic extremism are rising in nations with large Muslim populations from the Middle East to South Asia and support for radical groups is on the slide, according to a poll released Tuesday.Concern about extremism has increased in the past 12 months amid the dragging war in Syria and attacks by…

our women Kidnapprd A Girl In Lagos and sold Her for N650,000

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four women for allegedly abducting and selling a nine-year-old girl, identified as Blessing, for N650,000. The women are Fausat Ogidan, Abibat Oresanya, Bola Obajuruwa and Idiyat Abass.     The women were apprehended on Sunday, June 6, after a tip-off. The Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, had directed the…

Army arrests another female Boko Haram accomplice

Another female Boko Haram accomplice has been arrested by the military.   According to the National Information Center (NIC), she is Hafsat Bako.   . The arrest was confirmed in a post on the Facebook page of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).   Minister of State For Defence, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro, also confirmed the arrest…

Uproar at confab over census figures of states in the Northern Nigeria

Clement Idoko and Adelowo OladipoTHERE was rowdy session at the plenary of the ongoing national conference, when a delegate from Edo State, Chris Agbonwanegbe, questioned the authenticity of census figure of states in the Northern Nigeria.Agbonwanegbe said census figures were inflated in favour of some states in the North, saying this accounted for more number…