Detained Binance executive drags EFCC, NSA to court

The detained Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, has accused the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), of violating his fundamental human rights. Gambaryan, in an originating motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/356/24 sought a declaration that his detention and seizure of his international travel passport, contravened Section 35 (1) and (4) of 1999 Constitution. He urged the court to order the NSA and the EFCC to release him from their custody and return his international travel passport with immediate effect. Gambaryan also sought an order of perpetual…

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Tinubu hails security agencies over release of Kuriga schoolchildren

President Bola Tinubu has hailed the National Security Agency, (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu and other security agencies over the safe release of the Kuriga school children in Kaduna State. About 287, were kidnapped on March 6 when the gunmen on motorcycles rode through their school, taking them away in an incident that sparked outrage and condemnation from several quarters including the UN children’s welfare agency, UNICEF. Two weeks after their kidnap, the children were rescued by security agencies. The military, yesterday, said the victims were rescued in Zamfara State in the…

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National Security Challenges: “Justify N3.25tr security budget”, H/Reps tell NSA

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to coordinate intelligence and security operations in the country, particularly in Kaduna State, following last week’s abduction of over 200 students in the Chikun local government area of the State by suspected bandits. The lawmakers also expressed worry that in spite of the N3.25tn security and defence spending approved by the National Assembly, the security situation in the country was far from the expectations of Nigerians. This was just as the lawmakers in the…

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V-P Shettima, NSA, CDS pays condolence visit to Plateau over killings

Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu and the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt-Gen. Christopher Musa, visited victims of Christmas Eve’s attacks on some communities in Ɓokkos local government area of Plateau yesterday. The Vice-President, along with the Service Chiefs, sympathised with the victims over their losses, and assured them that the Federal Government had put modalities in place to bring the perpetrators to book. He said President Bola Tinubu was deeply affected by the mindless killings, adding that when Plateau bleeds, the whole nation shakes and assured the…

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“Why kidnapping has replaced armed robbery in Nigeria” – NSA

National Security Adviser, (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, says kidnapping has replaced armed robbery in Nigeria today because people no longer carry cash about. The NSA, who was addressing participants Thursday at Day-2 of the All-Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC), 2023 in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State capital, said the trajectory of the nation’s insecurity was allowing Boko Haram, Banditry, Niger Delta and South-East unrest to fester too long. He said, “These are four massive security problems and each is capable of bringing us to our knees. If you have not noticed, kidnapping has replaced armed…

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“Insecurity: Be patient”, NSA appeals to Nigerians

The National Security Adviser, (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, has appealed to Nigerians to be patient, as President Tinubu’s led administration tackles the security challenges confronting the country. Ribadu stated this while speaking on the security situation in the country during the ongoing 19th Annual Nigerian Editors Conference in Uyo yesterday, with the theme; “Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media”. The NSA said though he was not condemning anyone, the reality was that the present administration inherited tough times, adding that what the country needs is the cooperation of…

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