Concerns over FRSC Corps Marshal’s tenure

December 5, 2020 Nicodemus Bassey 0

One of the cardinal principles of governance as espoused by President Muhammadu Buhari administration is strict observance of the rule of law and extant regulations of public service rules.  The President, since his election and assumption into office in 2015, didn’t mince words in telling all his appointees to adhere to these golden principles through personal declarations as well as Read More

Criticisms emboldening terrorists, group warns

December 4, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

A coalition of civil society groups have condemned the open criticism of the Nigeria military in their quest to stamp out the activities of terrorists and all forms of banditry in Nigeria. According to the coalition, it portends the danger of demoralising the gallantry of Nigerian military officers at the frontline of the battle thereby emboldening the terrorists. In a Read More

Borno massacre: Pro-northern group cautions Shekarau

December 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Northern Patriotic Assembly (NPA) has warned former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, to desist from running errands “for coupists with his statements on national security and the service chiefs.” In a statement signed by its Director of Press, Muhammadu Adamu, on Thursday, the group said Shekerau’s remarks was “despicable and might be a manifestation of one of the many smear campaigns Read More

Zabarmari Killings: Face realities in insurgency war, Senate, Reps told

December 2, 2020 Editor 0

Following the killing of farmworkers in Zabarmari, Borno State, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives have been advised to face the reality on the ground and see the fight against insurgency as a collective one.  The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) gave this call on Wednesday at a press conference in Abuja.  Speaking on behalf of the group, Read More

Borno massacre: Blame game continues as Reps summon Buhari, Senate insists ‘Service chiefs must go’

It was a moment of tension at the National Assembly Tuesday as lawmakers expressed misgivings over the slain 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, a community renown for rice farming in Jere local government area of Borno state. While the House of Representatives resolved that President  Muhammadu Buhari should appear before the lawmakers to brief them on the security situation in the Read More

General Buratai, the patriot

November 23, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

When General Tukur Yusufu Buratai was appointed as the 20th Chief of Army Staff by the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on July 13th, 2015, the choice was hailed by all and sundry. This was because, in the history of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Buratai remains one of the most decorated officers ever to be elevated Read More

Why garlands for Nigerian military?

November 21, 2020 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

One of the elements of national power projected by nation states is their armed forces. It is, therefore, expected that militaries of these nations are respected and celebrated. SAMSON BENJAMIN, in this report, examines the scenario. In Nigeria, like most countries of the world, the military is established for a significant cause; to protect its country from external belligerence; quell Read More

Group wants more funding for armed forces, passes vote of confidence on service chiefs

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Concerned Citizens of North-East region has canvassed adequate budgetary provision for the military waging the ongoing war against terrorism and other forms of criminality in the country. The group led by Comrade Adamu Kabir expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Nigerian armed forces in safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country. Speaking at a rally in Read More

General Buratai’s doctrine on probity

November 5, 2020 Okanga Agila 0

Love or hate Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, but what catches that attention of everyone around him is his sagacious endowments and infectious aura are his admirably constant leadership qualities. It has secured and led him to break new grounds to the bewilderment of his contemporaries in Nigeria. He directs timely focus to catchy areas and adopts the necessary modalities Read More

#EndSARS and professionalism of the Nigerian Army

October 28, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

A lot of confusions have assailed Nigeria now over #EndSARS protests. Merchants of violence and bloodbath have taken control of parts of Nigeria in irrefutably dubious protests. Hidden retrogressive schemes have been hatched and re-enacted by various interests within the country. Surely, these demonstrations have become a mass exhumation and combination of satanic motives by groups, demonic interests, questionable personalities Read More

Understanding Falana and his phobia for Nigerian Army

October 28, 2020 Richard Murphy 0

An American international gospel evangelist, Rev. John MacArthur recently ruminated: “It is confusing to watch people demanding justice by violating laws.” There seems to be a conflict of law tormenting Nigeria’s human rights activists over the bloodily raging #EnSARS protests in Nigeria. Leading the pack of rights activists is a lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN. He is vociferous in threats Read More

Crocodile Smile: Oduduwa group hails Nigerian Army, drums support

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Oduduwa Integrity Foundation (OIF) has welcomed the launch of the operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ by the Nigerian Army, describing it as “timely” at a period the corporate existence of Nigeria is under threat.  With the #EndSARS protests taking a violent twist after reportedly being hijacked by individuals and groups against the interest of the nation, the Oduduwa group said the Read More

Nigerian Army and where Sowore got it wrong

October 16, 2020 Charles Mbani 0

Failed presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the convener of the failed #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, is not one to count his teeth with his tongue. If he were, he would have realized that picking on the Nigerian Army, even at the height of the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest, will not do much to boost his stature as one who Read More

Between Borno govt and SARS recognition

October 16, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

Yesterday, it was reported that the Borno House of Assembly honoured the State Commander of the now disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, police unit, CSP Ibrahim Mohammed. The SARS Commander was honoured with a plague for what the House of Assembly said was for his gallantry in the fight against insurgency in the state. Members of the Borno Assembly Read More

Global Peace Index and Nigeria’s resilience against all odds

September 24, 2020 Lawrence Audu 0

There have been insinuations in some quarters discrediting the efforts of the Nigerian government towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. This trend in recent times has assumed a pronounced dimension with an avalanche of reports by various organizations indicating government’s failure towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. Some concerned stakeholders have indeed voiced concern Read More

Security: Elder statesmen counters Obasanjo, affirms Buhari has recorded more achievements

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Some elder statesmen under the aegis of the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed his predecessors in terms of security, contrary to claims by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.   The group made this known in a communique issued on Tuesday and signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango, its President and Secretary Read More

Re: Lt. Gen. Akinrinade (rtd): A stakeholder who missed the path

September 22, 2020 Simon Shango 0

The Nigerian media buzzed with news of the visit of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. TY Buratai on Monday September 14, 2020 to the home state of his senior and retired colleague, Gen. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Osun. The former COAS had a privilege, courtesy of the invitation extended to him by the Osun state Governor, to speak Read More

President Buhari’s successes on the war against insurgency

September 17, 2020 By Abubakar Gana PhD 0

The issue of insecurity has dominated the discourse in Nigeria in recent times. In some quarters it has been stated that the security situation in the country had degenerated and that Nigeria is tilting towards a failed state. This school of thought lent their argument on the perceived crisis in North-East Nigeria with the Boko Haram Insurgency, as well as Read More

Nigeria @60: APC youths laud Buhari, military for ‘defeating Boko Haram’

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Solidarity Vanguard (NYSV) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for putting an end to Boko haram activities.  The APC youths, in a statement through its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Abdulmuminu Kabir, on Wednesday said President Buhari has kept his promise of securing the country and defeating the terrorist Read More

Obasanjo: Shun prophets of doom, pray for nation’s unity, Christian group tells Nigerians

September 13, 2020 Editor 0

Following a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo about Nigeria’s unity, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has urged Nigerians to ignore “prophets of doom” and pray for the country.  Obasanjo had alleged that “Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state” due to the recent mismanagement.  The ex-president’s remarks attracted widespread criticism from Read More

Insecurity: Group warns against plot to blackmail Service Chiefs

August 16, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-governmental organisation known as Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness (CISA) has warned against alleged plot by some people to blackmail the Service Chiefs and the Nigerian security agencies in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and bandits across the nation. The group also called on the government and the military high command to look into every issue that might Read More

Fishing, livestock business allegations against soldiers baseless – DHQ

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

…Says we‘re leaving nothing to chance on US warning The Defence Headquarters has described the allegation that soldiers fighting Boko haram/ISWAP terrorists in Baga axis of Northern Borno of engaging in fishing and livestock business as “baseless”. Briefing journalists on update of military operations across the country at the Defence Headquarters Abuja Thursday, the coordinator Defence Media operations,  Maj.  Gen.  Read More

Informants worse than bandits – Masari

August 11, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state Monday said armed banditry and kidnap for ransom in the North-west zone have been sustained by the activities of informants. Addressing a press conference at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari local government area of the state, the governor cautioned residents of communities troubled by banditry to desist from providing information to Read More