News - Army

Mugabe Gets Immunity As Resignation Deal

1 day ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

1 day ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local...

Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

2 days ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba. In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army’s new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace. He said...

BREAKING: Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe Resigns

3 days ago /
International News 

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker,  Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse. “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” said speaker Mudenda, reading the...

Gombe Security Agencies Assure Residents Of Safety

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Gombe state security agencies have reassured residents that they would continue to collaborate to make the state safe. This reassurance is coming as the army and police conduct drills on the streets of the metropolis. Drills with the Nigerian Police and the army, a show of confidence and partnership between the two...

Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance

6 days ago /
International News 

Embattled president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. Mugabe attended a graduation ceremony in the nation’s capital, Harare. Mugabe had been under house arrest for days after the army made its move following a power tussle over his successor. The military...

House Seeks Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

1 week ago /
Nation 

The contracts for construction of the second Niger Bridge and reconstruction features in the nation’s annual budget without any sign of completion or the amount needed to do so. This uncertainty has prompted the House of Representatives to investigate the nature of the contracts and the concession arrangements. The completion of the...

Rohingya Crisis: U.S. Calls For Investigation

1 week ago /
International News 

US secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an independent investigation into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis. Myanmar's army has been accused of killing Rohingya people and burning their villages, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee to Bangladesh. Tillerson said the crisis concerned the us, but added that sanctions against Myanmar were "not...

Troops Battle Boko Haram Terrorists In Adamawa Community

1 week ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle in Sabon Gari village, Adamawa State. The village, located between Gulak and Madagali town in the state, came under attack today (Wednesday) evening, according to the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Mohammed Yusuf. Wednesday’s attack is...

Three Die In Kara Multiple Accident

1 week ago /
Nation 

At least three persons lost their lives on Thursday in a fatal accident which happened at the popular Kara market along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The accident, which happened in the early hours of the day, also left a number of people injured. According to eyewitnesses, about six vehicles were involved in the accident. The...

Power Slips From Mugabe As Military Steps In

1 week ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” close to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior...

Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State. Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff sergeant, under the influence of alcohol, was assaulting civilians...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself, from the content of a letter in a recent publication titled “Boko Haram open letter to finance minister” which was reportedly written by one “wing commander AA Abubakar” of Minna, Niger State, said to be a retied NAF officer. NAF in a statement...

Army Investigates Chibok Shooting Incident

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The headquarters of 26 brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a staff sergeant, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno state.  Speaking on the incident, army spokesman brigadier General Sani Usman said the unit had...

Soldier Commits Suicide After Killing Colleague

1 week ago /
Nation 

The military authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of two soldiers in Borno state, North-East Nigeria. Director of Army Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, in a press statement, said its 26 Brigade received a report today of the soldier, who was reported to be drunk. The statement read in part, “At about 12.50pm...

Operation Deep Punch: Troops Clear More Terrorist Hideouts

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more bokoharam hideouts, following information that the some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. The operation was part of clearance efforts under Operation Deep Punch, currently been conducted by Army troops in collaboration with the...

BBOG Canvasses Better Welfare For Nigerian Soldiers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Members of the bring back our girls group are cautioning the Nigerian government not to jeopardize the country’s peace and security by neglecting the welfare of the soldiers in the north-east and other parts of the country. The group at its daily sit-out in Abuja on Thursday raised concerns over the...

Presidential Investigation Panel On Human Rights Concludes Sitting

2 weeks ago /

The presidential investigation panel reviewing compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement has concluded its sittings in all six geo- political zones in Nigeria including the FCT.  The nine-member panel chaired by justice Georgewill Biobele had in the last three months been reviewing over hundreds...

Falana Writes Buhari Over El-Zakzaky’s Continued Detention

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Human Rights lawyer,  Mr Femi Falana, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. In a letter dated November 7 and addressed to the President, Mr Falana recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had...

What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...


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