NAF Killing of bandit kingpins: Gumi’s camp reacts

NAF Killing of bandit kingpins: Gumi’s camp reacts Sheik Ahmad Gumi By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo • Challenges military to show evidence • Harps on dialogue, diplomacy As the nation celebrated onslaught by the Nigerian military in decimating bandits who continued to make life unbearable to many citizens, especially the recent bombing by Nigerian Airforce jets in […]

Ex-Osun military administrator, Anthony Obi dies

By Sikiru Obarayese The former military administrator of Osun State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd) is dead. Obi, who served as the military governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998, died on Saturday, January 1, as announced by his family. Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in a condolence message, mourned the demise […]

Former Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Inuwa Wushishi, dies in a London Hospital

Niger mourns late former Chief of Army Staff Gen Wushishi From John Adams, Minna The Niger State Government has described the late former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi (retd), who died on Saturday at a London hospital, as a disciplined and dedicated officer who distinguished himself in his professional career. The state […]

Army denies killing in Enugu community

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu have denied a video circulating about the killings of innocent persons and burning down of houses by soldiers in Mgbowo, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The division said the video is aimed at whipping up sentiment and inciting the public against […]

6 Days of Kidnapping Drama in Lagos: ‘How retired Air Force chief, Smith, tackled his abductors’

By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Editor In the last one month, no fewer than five people have been abducted in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The incidents, which sent shivers down the spine of residents, left many wondering if the nationwide scourge of kidnapping had spread to the city. That wasn’t the first time the city […]

Court orders Navy not to release Ndubuisi Kanu’s body for burial

Godwin Ndubuisi Kanu By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, ordered the Nigerian Navy not to release the body of the late former governor of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, for burial until it orders so. While the burial ceremony of the late military administrator is ongoing, his family […]

Kano Naval Base: Where Critics Got it Wrong

Ali M. Ali I watched with growing consternation the opposition to the establishment of a Naval ‘base’’ in Kano. The decision followed the approval by the Navy Council to establish three such bases in Lekki, Oguta and Kano. The one in Kano appears to be the one causing bellyache. It has raised a lot of […]

Bandits Attack Joint Base, kill military personnel in Sokoto

By Onuminya Innocent Residents  yesterday  said gunmen suspected to be armed bandits attacked a joint military base codenamed “Burkusuma camp’ located  in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State and  killed unspecified number of military personnel. Villagers and security sources told THISDAY that the attack took place in the early hours of Friday. It was  gathered that the […]

61st Independence: Army notifies FCT residents of movement of heavy military equipment (Is it independence or war?)

The Nigerian Army has urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to panic as heavy military equipment will be moved ahead of Nigeria’s 61st Independence celebration. The Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Usman, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Guard Brigade, Capt. Godfrey Abakpa, on Monday […]

General Anthony Ukpo is dead

General Anthony Ukpo is dead By Emma Una, CALABAR BRIGADIER GENERAL Stephen Anthony Ukpo, who served as the Minister of Information and Culture and Rivers State Military Administrator respectively during General Ibrahim Babangida’s regime is dead. Gen Ukpo is reported to have died on Monday morning in his Asi Ukpo hospital, one of the high […]

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