National Security Adviser News

Kudos to Mahmood Yakubu and INEC

But the entirety of the nation’s security architecture under the superintendence of the then National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.)

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

INEC’s boo-boo

Spokesperson Festus Keyamo said, “We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire…We do hope that INEC will remain neutral and impartial in this process…” He noted that the PDP “did the same as the ruling party in 2015.” In 2015, INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, taking a cue from the National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Four-year election cycle as a drag on economic growth

According to reports, for the conduct of the 2019 polls, a total sum of N242bn was approved for INEC and five other agencies namely, the Office of the National Security Adviser, Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Cross River communities speak on killing of PDP Chairman, petition police, DSS

In the petition, they called on the police boss, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS) to save the souls of the people by freeing them from what it termed, “Sponsored insecurity across Etung Local Government.” While accusing the APC and its leaders of turning their villages into killing fields, they appealed to the IGP to urgently arrest what they termed ugly situation.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Buhari, service chiefs, IGP, govs in closed door meeting

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with the Service Chiefs including the National Security Adviser, NSA, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu at the State House, Abuja.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019

Conspiracy theories trailing INEC’s postponement of presidential election | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

This was after, according to the stories, sources close to the Presidency revealed that the National Security Adviser (NSA) had studied all security reports and voter numbers with global analysts and arrived at the conclusion that President Buhari would not win the elections if they where held on Saturday.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

Postponement: The minimum expected of INEC

In 2015, Nigerians were already set for what was building up into hotly-contested elections when, at the insistence of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the Attahiru Jega-led electoral body had to call for a six-week postponement.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

APC, Edo govt invited Chinese nationals to clone electoral materials – PDP chairman

The National Security Adviser was very clear on it; he even visited some of the international communities to brief them ahead of time before the elections were postponed.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 17, 2019

Polls Postponement: NAS calls for scrutiny of INEC reasons

The postponement in 2015 gave ample time for broad based consultations and was predicated on security concerns raised by the National Security Adviser and not logistics incontinence of the electoral body.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 17, 2019

Poll shift: Changing the beat in the middle of a dance

Also, in 2014, a simple but loaded statement by the then National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 16, 2019