North-east underdevt fuelling insurgency – Buratai

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has said the North-East lacks development and this is fuelling insurgency in the zone. Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Friday in Yola at the 24th, 25th and 26th convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University. Buratai, who was the Guest Lecturer, said the under-development of the North-east was Read More

Gen Yahaya: Plumbing the foundations with RSMs

July 30, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

“Primus inter pares, first among equals” Discipline, maintaining standards, ethical conduct, professionalism, patriotism, regimentation, respecting the chain of command, dedication to duty, honour and country, remain some of the most cherished and enduring values of military institutions. Ensuring adherence to these timeless military tradition in units, companies, battalions,brigades, divisions and formations lies with one of the most important figures among 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

Ambassador TY Buratai’s foresight on national security

June 20, 2021 Mark Bonaventure 0

Nigeria is somewhat experiencing security challenges that are not surprising because there are various factors responsible for it. In this case, I would say the Boko Haram insurgency took the country unaware since 2009 when the Boko Haram group began a violent campaign in North-East Nigeria. The Nigerian military has been actively involved, recording gains and setbacks simultaneously because it’s Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Incorporate Buratai, other ex-service chiefs in security architecture, PFN tells Buhari

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

Following worsened security situation across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to integrate Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd) and other immediate past service chiefs into the nation’s security architecture. According to the Patriotic Front of Nigeria (PFN), Buratai and other former military heads “still have a lot to offer the country in this critical point of our existence”. Read More

TY Buratai: A new vista in diplomacy

March 28, 2021 David Onmeje 0

The recent appointment of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd) as Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari threw up yet the political sentiment among Nigerians who largely see things from the prism of politics instead of the bigger picture. The hues and cries over the appointment by a handful political opponent is an indication that Read More

Ambassadorial Nomination: Presidency not lobbying Senate for Buratai , others – Omoworare

February 9, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Presidency declared Monday that is not lobbying Senators for Confirmation of appointments of immediate past Service Chiefs as Ambassadors . President Muhamnadu Buhari had on Thursday last week , through a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media , Femi Adesina , forwarded request for Confirmation to the Senate , Ambassadorial nominations of former Chief of Defence Staff Read More

Breaking: Buhari nominates ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

February 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate. In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour Read More

Honour Buratai, Olonisakin, others with GCON award, Coalition tells Buhari

January 27, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to honour the immediate past Services Chiefs with national awards for meritorious duty while in service. The Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance and Transparency said Buhari should honour the immediate past Service Chiefs with the award of the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON). Conveners of the coalition, Dr Read More

Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More

Armed Forces Day: Buhari ushers in salvation at last

January 15, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently Read More

2021: As Nigerian military silence wailers…

January 13, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

All President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides occupy a special place in my heart. It is not easy to discharge the arduous obligation of defending a leader who is deliberately and nastily persecuted. Of all the aides, however, Mr Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have caught my endless admiration. Each time I read their pieces and analyses of national issues, Read More

We‘ll disgrace terrorists in 2021 – Buratai

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared that the Nigerian Army will shame the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021. Buratai gave the assurance at a sit-out night to usher in the 2021 New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Biu local government srea 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

Buratai’s doctrine on probity

November 6, 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 to Read More

Breaking: COAS talks tough, meets top Army commanders over protests

October 26, 2020 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai is currently meeting with top army officers in Army. Before the meeting went into a closed-door, obviously angry Buratai addressed the media. He spoke of international travel ban threat over reported human rights abuse. According to him, “Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because 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

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