Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Plateau attack: Ignore smear campaigns against military, group urges Nigerians

August 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A peace advocacy group, Coalition of Plateau Peace Practitioners Network (COPPPN), has condemned recent attack on Irigwe community of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. In a statement, Monday, signed by its National Coordinator, Dr Daniel Babale Andruwus, and National Secretary, Mrs Lucy Nyami, respectively, the group expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, the government and people Read More

NAOWA visits COAS assures Army of support

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The national president, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya, has said the association will give the Nigerian Army (NA) all the support it needs to succeed in tackling security challenges confronting the nation. She also appealed for NA’s support to enable the organisation sustain its humanitarian activities across formations and units of the NA in order Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

COAS commissions office complex in honour of late Attahiru

July 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has commissioned a newly constructed office accommodation in honour of former COAS late Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, at the Headquarters, Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Wednesday, said the COAS disclosed that the new facility is 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

Suspected kidnapper of a military officer arrested in Ogun

July 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer has been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command at Odo Pako Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state. According to a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made available to Blueprint Monday, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received Read More

Airforce debunks reports of another plane crash in kaduna

July 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has debunked report by an online medium (Daily Post) that an its Alpha jet crashed in Kaduna.According to the medium, “The fighter jet left Yola, the Adamawa capital, this morning (Sunday) to go clear bandits before it was reportedly gone down.”Quoting a source, the medium said the location was given as “somewhere in Kaduna state”.Similarly, Daily Read More

COAS promotes private soldier for display of professionalism

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has granted automatic promotion to 19NA/782148 Private Jamilu Mohammed. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the promotion came as a result of the professional military skills displayed by the soldier at a regimental Quarter Guard during COAS’ operational visit to Command Engineering Depot in Read More

Troops rescue 17 in Borno, foil attempt to abduct commuters

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army said troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed Read More

COAS assures wounded soldiers of commitment to their treatment

July 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has reiterated Nigerian Army’s (NA) commitment to giving prompt attention to the medical needs of wounded officers and soldiers at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna.  According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the COAS gave the assurance Thursday, while visiting wounded personnel in Read More

Tiv group backs Buhari over move against secessionists

July 9, 2021 Editor 0

Tiv Youth Council Worldwide (TYC) has said any attempt to treat secessionist individuals and groups with kid gloves could throw the country into deeper crises beyond anyone’s imagination. Consequently, the group has thrown it’s weight behind the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for the re-arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, and the Read More

How robbers shot army officer dead, wound another in Jigawa

July 8, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

Jigawa state Police command Wednesday said suspected armed robbers have shot dead an army officer, Major M.S. Isma’il and wounded another,Harisu Aliyu when they mounted a road block at Dundubus village of Dutse local governement area of Jigawa state on Sunday. The force spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Dutse.He said the shooting occurred on Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of 27 kidnapped students, teacher of Bethel Baptist school

July 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 3 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the rescue of 26 students and one teacher kidnapped from Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama, Kaduna state early Monday morning.  Unknown gunmen stormed the boarding secondary school in Chikun local government area around 1:00 am shooting sporadically into the air before attacking the school where they abducted unknown number of students and teachers.  Read More

NADCEL: COAS sues for peace, harmony among Nigerians

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS made the call today Friday during Jumma’at Prayers observed to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja. General Yahaya commended the effort of troops of the Read More

2021 Nigerian Army Day: We’ll defeat our adversaries within shortest possible time says COAS

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other security agencies will within the shortest possible time defeat  all adversaries of Nigeria and secure her territorial integrity. Maj.-Gen. Yahaya stated this Thursday at a press briefing in preparation for the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 in Abuja. He said the 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

FCTA demolishes over 349 illegal structures in Lugbe

June 27, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has demolished over 349 illegal structures in Lugbe-across along Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The operation tagged ‘2021 mother of clean ups’ was led by the chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Mr Ikharo Attah, accompanied by security personnel and Fire Service officials. He said the operation was part of the regular exercise on Read More

Parley with veterans shows determination of AFN to end insecurity in Nigeria-MUN

June 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN) has commended the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) for organising a parley between the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, and retired senior military officers, saying “it shows determination of the AFN to restore peace in the country.” MUN’s Publicity Secretary Hajia Salamatu Adebayo, in a press release on Thursday, Read More

FGC Birnin Yawuri abduction: Troops rescue 2 teachers, 5 students

June 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday disclosed that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued two teachers and five students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yawuri, that were abducted by bandits after a fierce exchange of gun fire.  A statement by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday, indicated that the rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of Friday. Read More

Why Nigeria’s experiencing different crises – Charly Boy

June 18, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Charles Chukwuemaka Oputa popularly called Charly Boy speaks on his life even as he begins to count his age backwards. As he marks his 71st birthday today, he tells select journalists that  he would rather mark it as the 70th birthday so that next year, he would mark his 69th birthday in that order. ELEOJO IDACHABA was there. The man Read More