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Peace Corps to work with governments at all level, CG assures

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps, Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has assured president Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and local government chairmen that the organisation under his leadership will work with all other sister agencies to bring about peace in the country. Nneji however, urged the president to sign into law the bill establishing […]

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Gen. Enenche removed as Defence Spokesman, see latest Army postings, appointments

The Nigerian Army has released the 2017 Fourth Quarter Postings and Appointments of its Officers. It will be recalled that recently some senior officers were promoted to the ranks of Brigadier Generals and Major Generals respectively, while some have also left service on completion of mandatory years of service in the Army. A statement issued […]

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We are working to release 113 captive Chibok girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  has declared that his heart had remained with the remaining 113 abducted Chibok schoolgirls still being held by the Boko Haram insurgents.  Buhari who made the declaration Saturday while addressing Chibok communities in Chibok town, noted that the scenario surrounding the abduction of the girls was regrettable, stressing that the he is […]

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NAF jets bomb terrorists’ hideouts in North-east

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has intensified its air operations in North eastern Nigeria and in the process, neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists during its bombardment of the locations in Tumbun Rago, a settlement at the northern fringes of Borno state bordering Lake Chad. During a routine Intelligence, Surveillance […]

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Buratai Celebrates Christmas With Nigerian Troops in Gwoza, Shehu of Borno Urges Urges Continued Prayer for Peace

The Chief of Army  Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai Wednesday celebrated 2017 Christmas with the Nigerian troops at the war front in Gwoza town of Gwoza LGA of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, the former Caliphate of the Boko  Haram Militants in 2014. The COAS  visit was part of the  efforts of the Nigerian […]

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Christmas Day Attack: Boko Haram Burns 3 Persons to death, Abducts Molai woman

At least three persons were reported  burnt alive and a woman abducted by Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to enter Maiduguri city on Monday, Christmas day. The persons killed were drivers who were bringing food items to Maiduguri from Biu and caught up in the cross fire at Molai, outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis when the […]

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Borno Police Beef Up Security, Assures Maiduguri Residents Peace Christmas Celebration

The Borno state police command has commenced intensive patrol in collaboration with other Security Agencies within Maiduguri metropolitan area and its environs  to beef up security in all the nooks and crannies of the state capital as well as across the state. A statement issued Sunday by the PPRO, DSP Victor Izuku warned motorists especially, […]

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Delta CP pledges partnership in fight against crime

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim has expressed the readiness of the command to work with other security agencies in the state towards ensuring greater security of lives and property. The Commissioner of police, who was represented by his deputy in charge of Administration, DCP. Ngozi Onadeko, stated this […]

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We’ve zero-tolerance for indiscipline, Buratai tells officers

From Musa Umar Bologi Kaduna Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said any act of disloyalty or disobedience to constituted authority, including insubordination by any personnel will be decisively dealt with and defaulters shown the way out. The COAS gave the warning at the passing out parade, commissioning and oath taking […]

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Our military bracing up to challenges of national unity – Minister

By Helen Oji Abuja The Nigeria Armed Forces has risen to the challenges of collective action for national unity and security, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said. The minister stated this while inaugurating 270 blocks of flat for the personnel of the military at the Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja. According to him, the military profession […]

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Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks, reassures on security

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The Plateau state Police Command has reassured the people of the state of a watertight security arrangement in order to prevent crimes and criminality during the Christmas festivity. The command spokesman, ASP Tyopev Terna, stated this in a press release yesterday in Jos. He said: “The command in collaboration with […]

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20 B/Haram killed, 17 captured – Army

By Abubakar Sadiq Maiduguri The Nigerian Army said yesterday that its troops had killed 20 Boko Haram insurgents in a clearance operation in the Lake Chad Basin. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Division, Timothy Antigha, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Antigha said that the troops captured 17 insurgents, rescued 100 people, […]

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Army refutes alleged troops attack on Benue communities

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Nigerian Army has refuted media report alleging invasion of communities and burning of houses in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue state by soldiers of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi. The army described the allegation as “false and untrue” and should be discarded in its entirety, as “none of our […]

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Police need N1.13trn annually, IG begs NASS

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Nigeria Police yesterday declared that, by conservative estimation, the security outfit needed nothing less than N1.13trillion for its overhead cost annually to enable it effectively carry out its fundamental duties of ensuring security, law and order across the nation. The sum of N31.6 billion was earmarked for the Police overhead […]

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UN condemns killing of aid workers in Borno, Army Disputes Media Reports

Following the attack on UNWFP convoy carrying food supply to IDPs in Ngala local government area of Borno state, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon has condemned the attack describing it as a setback to the delivery of  humanitarian support and assistance to the IDPs  in the northeast of Nigeria. A  statement issued […]

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Sign Peace Corps Bill to reduce unemployment, violent crimes, Bayelsa Elders tell Buhari

Elders and Traditional chiefs  from the Eight Local Government Councils of Bayelsa State have  written to President Muhammadu Buhari over the noticeable delay in the signing into law of the Bill establishing the National Peace Corps, saying the signing of the bill into law will reduce rising tension and conflict around the country. The Traditional […]

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Numan may be different

By Aliyu U. Tilde Just two days before the Numan massacre, cattle rustlers attacked a village in Zamfara killing over 25 people and injuring many. I have not heard of any panel of inquiry, no condolence. It was reported for a day in the Hausa international channels and it is gone… Why? Because we have […]

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Okiro tasks new police cadets on dedication, service

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Mike Okiro (retd), has charged new Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), who passed out at the Police Staff College Jos, Plateau state over the weekend to embrace diligence, hard work and commitment to duty as they prepare to face the challenges of their […]

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Army sentences soldier to death for murdering 5 civilians

  The General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno state has sentenced Lance Corporal John Godwin, a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole, to death for murder. It also sentenced some soldiers to jail for various offences ranging from manslaughter to illegal possession of fire arms and ammunitions. Lance Corporal Godwin, was charged with murder, […]

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Navy recovers 1,330 jerry cans of petrol from oil thieves

The Nigerian Navy says they have recovered 1,330 jerry cans filled with petrol during a raid on oil thieves in Atlas Cove Island in Lagos. The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROCT Commander, Rear Adm. Maurice Eno, told journalists on Saturday night that the product was evacuated from a storage facility in Ilado/Idimangoro area of the […]

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Troops capture 167 terrorists in Chad Island

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have captured 167 fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in an Island around Lake Chad basin. Troops also neutralized scores of the terrorists around the area in a two-week coordinated operation, which involved both air bombardment and ground troops assaults in the terrorists enclave, according to Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesperson of Operation […]

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NAF begins ‘Ruwan Wuta 3’, bombs terrorists’ hideouts

Nigerian Air Force says it has begun intensive bombardment of the hideouts of Boko Haram Terrorists Northern Borno state and Sambisa general area in the third face of “Operation RUWAN WUTA” NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that an air interdiction mission was conducted on the terrorists hideout in Kolaram, […]

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Buratai charges officers on professionalism, patriotism

Visits wounded soldiers in hospital Stories by Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces to maintain high standard of professionalism and patriotism while discharging their duties. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Junior Course 84 of the Armed Forces Command and […]

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$1bn insurgency fund: Learn from Jonathan’s mistakes, SERAP tells Buhari

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regarding the funding and management of information on the Boko Haram insurgency war. The group’s advice came on the heels of the approval of […]

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No soldier, officer should die in Boko Haram war, Theatre Commandant warns

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas has warned officers and soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole that  henceforth the Nigerian Military will no longer tolerate loss of any officer or soldier in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. He also said that the Theater Command will not condone any act of  abandoning […]