Military okays 17 hospitals as COVID-19 isolation centres

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian military on Friday said it had prepared 17 hospitals for the isolation and treatment of confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic. The Defence Headquarters in a press conference in Abuja added that the military had also concluded plans to recall its retired medical personnel to complement those in the active […]

Breaking News: Boko Haram Kills 47 Soldiers, Wounds Dozens More

It was a sad day for the Nigerian Military as no fewer than 47 soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush in Buk area of the Sambisa forest in Borno State. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major John Enenche, the soldiers were not killed in direct combat with the terrorists. According to him, the […]

Terrorists, Army clash claims 19 insurgents, three soldiers in Borno

The Nigerian Army said its soldiers engaged in the counter-terrorism operations in the North-East have thwarted terrorists’ attempt to attack one of its military bases at Damboa in Borno State. The Army said the soldiers killed 19 of the terrorists, wounded several others and recovered several arms and ammunition from them. The Media Coordinator in […]

President Buhari condoles with NAF on air accident

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force on the air accident which involved two fighter jets in the fleet in Abuja on Friday. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. The […]

NAF neutralises ISWAP leaders in Borno

By Doris Esa The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno, as they assembled for meetings. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made the disclosure in a […]

Insurgency: Buratai promotes 3 soldiers for outstanding performance

By Sumaila Ogbaje Three soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have been rewarded with special promotion to the next rank for their outstanding performance in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, decorated the soldiers during a visit to their camp on Sunday as part […]

Insurgency: Nigeria takes delivery of fighter helicopters

By Ismaila Chafe The Federal Government has taken delivery of two fighter helicopters to boost the ongoing fight against insurgency and banditry in the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of Security Council at the Presidential Villa, […]

Gov. Wike calls for reward system to encourage soldiers

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has called for the institution of a reward system to encourage soldiers to put in their best for Nigeria. He made the call during an inter-denominational Church Service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumuepirikom on Sunday, The Governor, who urged members of […]

Buhari criticized heavily for keeping silent on the allegation that his defence minister diverted $550,000 in security funding

President Muhammadu Buhari came under heavy criticism yesterday for his failure to act in the alleged indictment of his Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, for a $550,000 security fund diversion. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu deflected response on the allegation to the office of the Minister of Defence when The Guardian sought the presidency’s reaction on […]

Pictures: Buhari unveils indigenous mine-resistant military vehicles

Buhari unveils indigenous mine-resistant military vehicles By Sumaila Ogbaje resident Muhammadu Buhari, has inaugurated the first set of combat and light vehicles manufactured at the Nigerian Army Command Engineering Depot in partnership with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in Kaduna. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vehicles were unveiled at the opening […]

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