Don’t politicise security, Wike charges new service chiefs

Don’t politicise security, Wike charges new service chiefs Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commended president Buhari for appointing new service chiefs for the country even though the appointments came late. The governor, in a statement from the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, charged the new appointees to see their appointments as an […]

Mixed reaction to appointment of new service chiefs

Chinelo Obogo; Chukwudi Nweje; Romanus Ugwu, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Fred Itua, Abuja; Tony John, Port Harcourt;Noah Ebije, Kaduna; Geoffrey Anyanwu, Magnus Eze, Enugu and Eziomume Solomon, Nnewi.  Reactions have continued to trail the appointment of new service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari, with Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum and immediate past president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nina […]

With rising insecurity, Buhari bows to pressure and fires incompetent service chiefs – appoints new ones

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. President Buhari […]

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Boko Haram weaker now than in 2015 – Presidency

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja As the country marks the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Friday, the Presidency has declared that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have been weakened compared to what obtained in 2015. This is even as it said that more than 2,403 criminals, including terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and criminals of other sorts, were […]

Buhari announces plans to rejig police, armed forces

By Bayo Onanuga President Muhammadu Buhari, admitting the challenge of insecurity in the country on Friday spoke about his plans to rejig the Nigerian security architecture, to make it more proactive. He did not give a timeframe to accomplish this. He said his administration will “Re-energize and reorganize” the security apparatus and personnel of the […]

Defence/Security Minister pledges improvement in welfare of retired military personnel

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has assured the serving and retired members of the Nigerian Armed Forces of improved welfare in recognition of their sacrifices to their father land. The minister disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Mr Mohammad Abdulkadri, in Abuja, […]

Buhari to service chiefs: How do terrorists get arms?

File: President Buhari and service chiefs …Says terrorists don’t have weapons, money as govt-Buhari …Govs demand bailout for security …Stop killings in S-Kaduna now, Catholic Bishops tell FG, Kaduna govt …Insecurity benefiting some politicians, says Zamfara Gov By Sam Eyoboka, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke, Luminous Jannamike & Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday debunked […]

Senate asks Service Chiefs to step down

By Samson Atekojo Usman The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged all Service Chiefs in the country to step down to allow for the restructuring security architecture. Senator Francis Fadahunsi representing Osun East Senatorial District in an amended resolution in a motion earlier moved by Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial district, said: “Mr President, […]

April salaries of armed forces personnel paid – OAGF

By Jacinta Nwachukwu The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Sunday said it had completed paying April salaries of Armed Forces personnel. Mr Henshaw Ogubike, Director, Information, Press and Public Relation disclosed this in a statement to newsmen in Abuja. Ogubike said that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) Department […]

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 […]

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