UK drops warning to its nationals against travels to Nigeria, including FCT

…Says “Abuja now relatively safe” The United Kingdom (UK) says it no longer advises against travel to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) disclosed this in an updated travel advisory published on its website yesterday. Recall that the UK on October 23 warned of an increased threat of terrorist attack in the FCT, and urged its citizens to stay alert and avoid visits to public places in the federal capital. The UK also restricted access to the British High Commission in…

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‘US terror alerts devastating to Nigeria’s economy’ – Lai Moh’d

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, yesterday bemoaned his ministry’s low budgetary allocations, which he said is incapacitating its war against fake news, disinformation and hate speech currently ravaging Nigeria. Mohammed, speaking at the 2023 budget defence session with relevant agencies, before the Senate Committee on Information, said the recent terror alerts raised on Nigeria by the United States of America and United Kingdom, gave the nation’s economy a devastating blow. He said that his ministry requires adequate funding to fight fake news, disinformation, misinformation and hate speech, saying the…

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“Don’t ignore US, UK terror alert”, CAN warns FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the Federal Government not to ignore the terror alert from the United States of America on security, saying it will be helpful if the country can study and work on it. CAN Executive Secretary, Reverend Yakubu Pam, stated this while addressing newsmen and the association’s members in Gombe State. According to him, although the association might not be privileged to such a high profile security report as President Muhammadu Buhari, CAN, as a concerned citizen, is also worried by the warning from…

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“Security situation not bad enough to warrant US, UK’s terror warning” – NSA Monguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, says the security situation in Nigeria does not warrant travel advisories and terror warnings from the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK). Recall that the US authorised the evacuation of non-critical staff in the country, while the UK had asked its citizens not to embark on ‘non-essential’ movements in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). President Muhammadu Buhari, in his response, said that despite the terror alerts, attacks are not imminent. “However, it does not mean an attack in Abuja is imminent.…

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Julius Berger shuts down operations over terror alert

Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has it will close all operations in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja, throughout the weekend over the travel advisory issued by the United States and United Kingdom on possible terror attacks in the FCT. The company is the second one to take the decision after the popular Jabi Lake Mall, acting in response to the alert on public places in the nation’s capital city, decided to shut down operations till further notice. This is despite the Federal Government downplaying the threat, saying measures…

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Abuja Terror Alerts: “Don’t panic, be alert”, Buhari urges Nigerians

…Says Govt. has reinforced security The nation’s security establishment and entire citizens have been advised to continue to be vigilant and careful with security. This comes in the wake of the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) travel advisory alert to their citizens at the weekend of a possible terrorist attack in Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, in an issued statement said President Muhammadu Buhari gave the advice upon his return from South Korea yesterday, urging Nigerians to remain calm saying it…

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Terror alert: Northern group seeks NSA, Service Chiefs’ sacking

A Northern group, ‘The Arewa Youth Assembly‘, has said the security advisory by the United States Embassy and the British High Commission to their citizens over an imminent terrorists’ attack in Abuja has vindicated their call for the sacking of the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd). Recall that the group had in August 2022 demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should sack the NSA or face mass action. The group had on August 1, handed down a 14-day ultimatum for the Federal Government and went ahead to protest…

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US/UK Terror Alert: “No imminent threat in Abuja”, Says IGP, allays fears of possible attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday insisted that there is no security threat in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Recall that at the weekend the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) both warned of a possible terrorist attack in Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Recall that the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advisory update to British nationals in Nigeria. According to the warnings, the attack would be especially aimed at government buildings, places of worship, schools and other centres where large crowds…

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Abuja Terror Alert: FCTA reclaims Law School land, as Jabi Mall shut operations

Following a heightened security alert in the nation’s capital, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has reclaimed parts of the Nigeria Law School’s land taken over by criminals in Bwari town. The development came as one of the biggest malls in the territory, the Jabi Lake Mall shut down operations in what its management said is to protect staff and customers in the wake of a recent security advisory issued by some embassies. Also, most primary schools in the territory have announced a mid-term break. The Senior Special Assistant…

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