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

EU donates 3CIS equipment, trains MNJTF personnel

November 17, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The European Union (EU) has donated Command, Control, Communication and Information Systems (C3IS) equipment to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to enhance its operational efficiency. It has also trained, in line with the agreement for implementation of its support, personnel of the force who would operate the C3IS equipment across the four MNJTF Sectors, according to MNJTF spokesperson, Col. Read More

Why AI should leave Nigeria

November 16, 2020 Ibrahim Raheem 0

A lot was expected from Amnesty International’s maiden foray into Nigeria in 2015. With its burgeoning global status, Africa’s most populous nation envisaged a new chapter in human rights violation. However, five years down the line, AI has underwhelmed, on its way out of the country.  Amnesty presented itself as the “messiah” on a rescue mission to Nigeria. Following the emergence Read More

Wanted Boko Haram terrorists: Coalition pledges support to Nigerian Army

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has pledged to support the Nigerian Army and the Borno state government in accelerating the capture of the 86 terrorists listed on the most wanted list released on Wednesday. CATE, while briefing select newsmen on the published list, in Maiduguri expressed the desire for Army to speed-up the capture or elimination of Boko Read More

Breaking: Nigerian Army unveil another Boko Haram wanted list

November 11, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released another list of Boko Haram terrorists as the fight against insurgency continues. The latest list was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai alongside Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of the state. Prominent on the list is the Read More

My stand for Nigeria, my beloved country!

November 10, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

I was very hesitant replying the tweeted blackmailing diatribes on my personage on social media. They were masterminded mainly by one pseudo-activist, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju who shares bemusing activism instincts with the first.But after deep reflections over it in the course of the night, I decided to pen a response because the Englishman echoes in a maxim that Read More

Military approach alone can’t end insurgency – Zulum

November 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Borno state governor Professor Babagana Zulum has said it would take more than just the military approach to be able to defeat the insurgency in the Northeast region of the country. Speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, the governor also said his administration had resettled Read More

Understanding Amnesty Int’l and Nigeria’s divorce

November 6, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Amnesty International, the all-knowing international non-governmental organisation, is apparently experiencing the human equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) going by the way it is suffering an increase in hallucinating things that do not exist. It suddenly struck on the idea of accusing the Nigerian Army of sponsoring other NGOs against it instead of addressing the real issue, which is the Read More

Operation Crocodile Smile targeted at criminals, #EndSARS protesters – Human rights groups

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Human Rights Monitoring Groups (CHRMG) has assured Nigerians of maximum safety throughout the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ which it says is targeted at criminals.  CHRMG’s coordinator, Abubakar Gana, gave this assurance on Monday at a press conference in Abuja ahead of the start of the exercise.  Gana said the annual operation has no connection with the Read More

Exercise Crocodile Smile: Before we crucify Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

October 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Exercise Crocodile Smile VI commenced on October 20, 2020, and is scheduled to last to December 31. The exercise has been a huge success in dealing with criminals and scaling down the level of crime in many parts of the country in the past five years in areas like the Southwest, Southsouth and others within its scope. But since the Nigerian Read More

Crocodile Smile: Yoruba youths back Nigerian Army

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Youths (CYYY) has welcomed the commencement of the Nigerian Army’s annual exercise, ‘Crocodile Smile’.  According to the Yoruba youths, the operation which commenced in 2016 has been a tremendous success, curbing crime and criminal activities and will continue that trend this year. Comrade Kola Salau, speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference on Monday in Lagos Read More

#EndSARS: Coalition cautions against blackmailing Army on Exercise Crocodile Smile

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has warned human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and others against blackmailing the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’.  According to the group, insinuation by Falana that soldiers will be used to quell the #EndSARS protests across the country was totally false.  The army announced on Friday that its annual exercise will commence on Tuesday to identify, 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

Gov. Zulum, Borno state assembly and Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

October 18, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and its gallant troops fighting Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the northeast Nigeria, are not anybody’s weeping child. Officers, Soldiers ratings and airmen and women who are making enormous sacrifices for the peace and unity of Nigeria, day and night cannot be disparaged, ridiculed or diminished by Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and his Read More

Air force jets kill several ISWAP fighters, destroy hideouts along Lake Chad fringes

October 16, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters Friday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has killed several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche who disclosed said the feat was achieved through 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

Why Boko haram activities declined in one week -DHQ

October 15, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters said the Nigerian military has successfully reduced activities of Boko haram in the North east Nigeria in the past one week due to sustained tempo in troops operations. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this Thursday during a press briefing at the Defence Headquarters Abuja, said troops of the Nigerian military had “forestalled Read More

Boko Haram: Group condemns call for redeployment of defunct SARS operatives to Borno

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Arewa Citizens for Peace (ACP) has condemned the call for the redeployment of operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to the North-East to fight Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as “misplaced, senseless and capable of throwing the country into turmoil”.  While welcoming the disbandment of the anti-robbery unit of the Police, the ACP noted that such a Read More

General Buratai and his golden principle on war

October 13, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Sometime in June 2015, barely 10 days after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s democratically elected leader, a BBC Africa Security Correspondent, published an analysis, captioned; “Will moving Army to Maiduguri help Nigeria against Boko Haram?” The report captured President Buhari’s earliest decisions and actions in office to stymie the raging and devastating Boko Haram insurgency in the Read More

General Buratai and his phenomenal exploits

October 8, 2020 Best Agbese 0

According to the great general of war, Winston S Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. This is the reality of great leaders. Those who must excel in life must keep at whatever it is they want to achieve despite setbacks. Setbacks are a regular feature in the life of Read More

General Buratai’s gallantry and Nigeria @ 60

October 7, 2020 Ibrahim Bulama 0

As Nigeria is celebrating 60 years of independence, it presents a picture of a mixture of spark and dim. Those inclined to the negative hold on to the challenges experienced in the quest towards nationhood to draw conclusions linking occurrences such as military putsch, civil war, religious uprising, corruption and lately Boko Haram terrorism to define Nigeria. But such occurrences, Read More

Buhari messiah of North East – Gana

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

Security expert and public affairs analyst, Dr. Abubakar Gana, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the messiah of Northeast, Nigeria. Dr. Gana said he drew the conclusion based on what the current  administration has done to secure the lives of citizens in the Northeast and to assure them that they are part of Nigeria. In the statement issued in Abuja Read More

President Buhari and the northern Borno conundrum

October 4, 2020 Abba Alli 0

If there is anything that bothers the president today, it is the case of northern Borno state where our troops are still battling remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. This area remains the sore point of the seemingly dwindling war against terrorists in the North-East region of Nigeria. According to the words of Governor Babagana Zulum, when President Muhammadu Buhari visited Read More

Salkida: Group alerts Nigerians against ‘Boko Haram agent’

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) has advised Nigerians to be wary of Ahmad Salkida and his medium HumAngleTV reportedly working for the Boko Haram terrorists group.  According to CAFA, Salkida, a supposed journalist, leads individuals and groups on the side of the radical sect bolstering their nefarious activities in the country.  In a statement signed by its Executive Cordinator, Comrade Richard Read More

MNJTF commander seeks stronger synergy among national forces

October 4, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, has sought stronger synergy between the MJTF and national forces to enhance effective operation against Boko haram/ Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists. Gen. Yusuf made the plea during his 3-day operational visit to Cameroonian formations/units in Maroua in the Far North Region of the Republic of Cameroon, Read More