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Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Five Rescued Civilians In Borno

2 days ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to death for murder. Deputy Director 7 Division Army Public Relations, Colonel Kingsley Samuel in a statement on Friday said the soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder for killing...

Court Of Appeal Halts Demotion Of General Ibrahim Sani

4 days ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal in Abuja has asked the Nigerian army to maintain status quo in the appeal brought before it by one Major Ibrahim Sani who was court martialed by the Nigerian Army and found guilty. In the motion for stay of execution of  judgement of the special court martial  filed by...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

5 days ago /
Nation  Security 

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...

Senate Seeks Solution To Youth Unemployment

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the federal government and the private sector to as a matter of urgency focus more attention on youth unemployment and development challenges crisis facing the country. Saraki said it would do the country no good to continue to shift blames on any individual...

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the Army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, identifying him as former...

Buhari Decorates Commander Guards Brigade, Commend Professionalism Of The Army

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the guards brigade for demonstrating a high-level of discipline and professionalism expected from officers and men of the Nigerian army. Speaking on Tuesday at the decoration ceremony of the commander, guards brigade, brig-gen. Musa Yusuf as major-general, president Buhari said it was instructive that the senior...

“Operation Lafiya Dole” Gets New Commander

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Major General Rogers Nicholas has been appointed  the new theatre commander for “Operation Lafiya Dole”, the northeast counter insurgency operation. He takes over from major general Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to Abuja as deputy chief of policy and plans. Until his appointment, gen. Nicholas was the chief of logistics at...

Nigerian Army Commanders Review Boko Haram Operations

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The northeastern part of Nigeria is still grapping with the challenge of Boko haram terrorism, the nation’s biggest security threat. To boost the military response against the group, Nigerian army commanders who have been involved in the operations in the last six years have converged in Abuja for a strategic retreat. Since...

Troops Arrest Boko Haram Commander, Rescue 212 Victims

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a Boko Haram commander and rescued 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists in Borno State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, this in a statement signed by him on Tuesday. He said the feat was made during a clearance operation by troops...

SARS Cannot Save You On Judgement Day, Wike Tells Public Officers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned public officers against bad conducts, saying no security agency can save them from giving an account of their stewardship to the people. The governor said this on Tuesday in while inaugurating some projects at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, the state's capital. “Wherever...

Army Takes Decoration Of Senior Officers To Maiduguri; Calls For Govt. Intervention In Recaptured Communities

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is need for better deployment of the police and civil administration authorities in areas that have been recaptured from Boko haram in the Northeast. The Army Chief made the call at the decoration of 45 newly promoted major generals in...

Lagos To Acquire Surveillance Aircraft To Secure Creeks

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said plans has been perfected to acquire Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform to secure creeks and riverine communities in the state. Ambode said the specialised light aircraft is aim to ensure the comfort and safety of residents and investors in Lagos state. Speaking...

Three Soldiers Die As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State losing three soldiers in the process. Boko Haram terrorists were said to have attempted the attack by 6:00 p.m. with the intent to attack the town and dislodge...

Exercise Wazobia Kungama: Nigerian Army Coducts Combat Training Exercise In Falgore Forest

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has conducted a joint combat training exercise for its personnel in the Falgore forest, which stretches from Kano to Bauchi, Kaduna Plateau and Kaduna states. The training exercise comprised troops from the Nigerian Army school of Infantry (NASI), the Nigerian Army Depot, The Warrant Officers Academy, and the...

Mugabe Gets Immunity As Resignation Deal

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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...


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