Women group lauds military for synergy in North-east

August 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North-East Women Solidarity Forum (NEWSF) on Tuesday said synergy in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in tackling insurgency in the region is yielding results. The group in a press release signed by its president Aisha Gombe and Secretary Hajatu Maina, commended Nigerian Air force and Army for the recent successful outing that led to elimination of scores of Read More

We‘re committed to ending insecurity, unity of Nigeria -DHQ

July 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has reinstated its commitment towards maintaining the unity of Nigeria and tackling all security challenges bedeviling the nation.   Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 16 and 28 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja. He Read More

Women affairs minister hails military over gender policy

July 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has hailed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, for launching the Armed Force of Nigeria Gender Policy (AFNGP). A statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Air Commodore Wap Maigida Tuesday, said the minister stated this during her visit to the CDS, at the Defence Read More

Be wary of sensational reportage against military-Group tasks media

July 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A women’s coalition, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has cautioned the media to be wary of sensational reportage against the military in times of national crisis, urging the media to always uphold national interest.  MUN stated this in reaction to an online report quoting the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, as saying that the Nigerian Armed Forces Read More

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Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 22, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

Eid el kabir: COAS observes Eid prayers with troops in Maiduguri

July 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. – Gen. Faruk Yahaya has performed this year’s Eid-El Kabir prayers with troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) at the 212 parade ground in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday General Yahaya observed the prayers along Read More

We’ve intensified aggressive posture against criminals – DHQ

July 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military says it has intensified aggressive posture against criminal elements in order to forestall their activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko who stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 2 and 15 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja, said the operations have Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

We’re employing new tactics to tackle insecurity- Buhari

July 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is employing new tactics and deploying state powers to promote peace and tranquillity in the country.Represented by the Minister of Defence Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), Buhari also restated the political will of his administration to strengthen multinational and multilateral cooperations in the Lake Chad Region to defeat transboarder crimes plaguing the nations. Read More

Nigeria besieged by massive security threats for past 12 years – Buhari

July 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigeria had been under the siege of massive security threats, but gave the assurance that his administration was determined to reverse the trend through promotion of national security and development. Buhari, who identified the threats challenging Nigeria as Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as activities of secessionist and armed militias among Read More

Oba Adetona backs US-based musician‘s prayer for peace in Nigeria

July 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetaona, has declared support for the 30-day-Global Prayer for Peace in Nigeria. The prayer which begins on September 1 is the brain child of Prince Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu, a US based musician, peace activist and social entrepreneur. Declaring his support for the initiative in a statement Thursday, Oba Adetona said, “we owe it Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Read More

Buhari meets Pakistan’s army chief, appreciates military pact

July 2, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Islamic Republic of Pakistan had remained faithful and consistent in the training of members of Nigeria’s armed forces. The president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he received the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Islamic Republic, Gen. Nadeem Raza, at the Read More

SALW: Small arms, big challenge

July 2, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Guns fuelling the fire -Paul Collier One of the greatest challenges of the global community is keeping the world safe. International organizations, nation states, non-state actors are confronted with various challenges such as climate change, poverty, insecurity, crimes and criminality, wars, diseases – some epidemic, others pandemic. While the world is united against all the ills that have bedeviled humanity, Read More

Army observes 40th day prayers for late COAS Attahiru

July 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday observed the 40th day prayers for the repose of the souls of the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other personnel, who died in a air mishap on 21 May 2021 at the Kaduna International Airport. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS, Read More

Hunger, starvation imminent over security concerns

June 25, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Farmers unable to go to farms due to banditry – el-Rufa’i …Food calamity looms unless…- CAN …12.83m citizens in crisis levels – FOA, ActionAid …We’re finding it difficult to cope – Nigerians …Don’t worry, we’re combing bandits’ hideouts – Military The increasing security concerns in Nigeria especially in the North have made it difficult for farmers to go to their Read More

Irabor meets retired senior officers in South-west

June 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has met with retired senior military officers in the South West to discuss ways out of the current security challenges in the country. Speaking at the opening of the meeting on Thursday at the headquarters of 2nd Division Nigerian Army Ibadan, Irabor said it was part of efforts aimed at tracing Read More

PDP govs berate presidency over response to Its Uyo communique

June 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the presidency over its response to it’s Uyo communique. The governors had in its meeting on Monday in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state, expressed concern over the operational method of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). While the Presidency had on Wednesday said that Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Arms proliferation: Nigerians alarmed as insecurity heightens

June 4, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…It’s a threat to nation’s corporate existence – CDS ‘…6,145,000 illegal arms with civilian non-state actors’ …Increases insecurity, deaths – Ex-head of state …Drives increasing violence rate in Nigeria – Oxfam …Land borders, maritime routes poorly manned – Experts Despite the efforts being made by security agencies to tackle the myriads of security challenges confronting the country, insecurity is on Read More

Insecurity: We inherited insurgency from PDP – APC

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attributed the current level of insecurity in the country to the “inept manner” with which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the Boko haram terrorists while it held sway as the ruling party. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja by the Secretary to the APC national caretaker committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, the party Read More