Nigerian Army: Emulating General Buratai’s accountability aura

September 3, 2020 Yemi Itodo 0

I have followed the operations of the Nigerian Army keenly since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed leadership of Nigeria. My interest in the activities of the Nigerian Army stems from two factors. One is the promise made by President Buhari on assumption of office, to tackle insecurity headlong and two, my childhood ambition to join the Nigerian Army.  I Read More

Borno, Boko Haram and how Gov Zulum should come to equity

August 18, 2020 Okey Okechukwu 0

Borno state once regarded as the “home of peace and hospitality” can definitely not boast of that anymore. It is a little over a decade now that the war against insurgency began, in the same period it has been more of a roller coaster for this particular state. At the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency in 2012, 2013 and Read More

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NAWC: Buratai has elevated bar of womanhood – Ene Ede

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Ene Ede, a renowned gender activist popularly called Mama Gender, has been advocating equality and equity in all sectors in Nigeria and in other climes. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she speaks on the increasing number of female cadets in the military, particularly the in the army, and calls on politicians and other stakeholders to take a lead on Read More

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Insecurity: Buratai charges commanders on synergy with Police, others

April 8, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has charged commanders of units and formations of the Nigerian Army to collaborate with the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to ensure security in their areas of responsibilities. The Army Chief gave the directive in Bauchi, Bauchi state, after the inauguration of new Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess at the Read More

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2019 elections: Bayelsa Gov differs with INEC, absolves Army of blame

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, has asked Nigrrians not to blame the Nigerian Army for performing its duties during the last general elections. The governor stated this on Saturday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, during the inauguration of projects at the 16 Brigade Barracks, known as Tukur Buratai Camp. Dickson who was represented by the deputy Governor, John Read More

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Operation Last Hold To Clear Farmlands, Water Ways for IDPs in Borno

May 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that the planned conduct of Operation LAST HOLD at the extreme northern part of Borno state is aimed at reinforcing the ongoing operations in the theater command of operation Lafiya Dole. This he said is to clear the areas, provide an enabling environment for the returning IDPs Read More

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Birnin Gwari: Crush bandits in 3 weeks, Buratai orders troops

May 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops fighting armed bandits in Birnin Gwari general area in Kaduna state to bring the criminals to their heels within three weeks. The army chief gave the charge while addressing troops of 2 Battalion at the Forward Operation Base of Operation Idon Raini, stationed at Kampani Doka, Birnin Gwari Read More

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Era of inter-agency rivalry over – Buratai

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

  As the country continues to face several internal security threats, the military and other agencies must work in harmony to achieve the common goal of eradicating these threats for peace and development of the country, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. Buratai said this yesterday while addressing troops at the Headquarters of 73 Battalion, Janguza Read More

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Winning people’s minds critical to curbing insecurity – Buratai

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Wining the hearts and minds of the populace is critical in solving internal security challenges in the country, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. He said this while inaugurating a water project in Galengu, Balinga local government area of Gombe state. The project is part of the civilmilitary activities of the Nigerian Army. It consists Read More

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Group comends Nigerian Army, Buratai over commitments to halt killings in the country 

May 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Middle Belt pressure group, the Middle Belt Rights Congress (MBRC) has described as highly commendable the ability of the Nigerian Army to rise above various political distractions and unnecessary criticisms in tackling the incessant killings in the country, especially in the middle belt region. The group also commended the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for his on the Read More

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Danjuma allegations: Army to make findings public – Buratai

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Army promised yesterday that it will make public the findings of the panel it set up to investigate allegations leveled against it by former Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. TheophilusDanjuma (rtd). The Chief of Army Staff , Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, gave the promise when the panel, led by its President, Maj.-Gen. John Nimyel, submitted its Read More

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We’ll resist any attempt to politicise the military – Buratai

April 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said yesterday that any attempt by individual or group to politicise the nation’s military would be resisted and defaulters “severely dealt with.” The army chief said this in his remarks during the inauguration of new office complex of Army War College Nigeria, in Asokoro, Abuja. He said the Nigerian Army would remain Read More

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Use of drones to fight terrorism, a force multiplier – Buratai

April 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that the use of armed drone in the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in the Northeast is a force multiplier, which provides the military with intelligence. The army chief said this during a telephonic press conference after the 6th African Land Forces Summit at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. He said the Read More

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Army to develop own helicopter – Buratai

April 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Nigerian Army, in collaboration with some of its partners, is working on a prototype helicopter that will aid its operation in the North-east and other internal security tasks. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this during exhibition of hard and soft ware at the Nigerian Army 2nd Transformation and Innovative Summit, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. Read More

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Infantry remains nucleus of military operations – Buratai

April 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has described the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) as the nucleus of military operations and important in achieving the training mandate of the army. Buratai spoke on Saturday at the ground breaking ceremony for the building of the headquarters of the school at Jaji Cantonment in Kaduna. He said the Read More

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Buratai receives ‘Excellence’ award from Ghana

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Association of African Journalists and Broadcasters (AAJB), Accra, Ghana, has conferred an “Award of Excellence” on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for his “immense contributions to sustainable peace in Nigeria and Africa. ” Speaking at the Pan African Distinguished Achievers Award ceremony, AAJB Deputy Country Coordinator, Nigeria, Baba Ransome Adamu, said the award was informed due Read More

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16th Brigade’ll safeguard Niger Delta region – Buratai

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Yusuf Buratai, has said the establishment of the 16th Brigade, Nigerian Army in Bayelsa state would secure the people of the Niger Delta region. The COAS stated this at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Brigade, heralding the formal commencement of the construction works on the camp, one year after the Brigade was operationalised. Read More

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Why Rivers now peaceful – Buratai

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the synergy between the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in Rivers state was responsible for improved security situation in the state. The army chief said this during the inauguration of extended headquarters complex of 6 Division, Port Harcourt. He commended security agencies for the recent arrests of notorious Read More

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New army formations to improve internal security – Buratai

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the creation of new formations across the country is part of the federal government’s strategies to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, as well as defending its territorial integrity. The army chief said this during the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of headquarters of 16 Read More

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Be ready for more exercises, Buratai tells troops

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has charges troops to get ready for more training exercises that will be conducted by the Nigerian Army across the country this year. The army chief gave the charge while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora Barracks, Niger state. Buratai said Read More