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 […]

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 […]

Atiku Demands Inquiry Into Secret Burial Of Soldiers As …DHQ Denies Report

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the reported burial of 1000 fallen Nigerian soldiers in a secret mass grave. He also wanted another panel of inquiry to determine the true state of the war against terror in the country. In a statement personally […]

Probe ‘Secret Burial’ Of 1,000 Soldiers By Insurgents, Atiku Dares Buhari …Military Denies Existence of Secret Grave Yard

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the reported secret burial of 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP. In a statement he signed yesterday, Atiku said that the Wall Street Journal’s report on the matter was saddening, adding that the attempt […]

Insecurity: Buratai meets Army top brass on way forward

Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quartet Conference is currently underway at the Army Headquarters Command Officer mess, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The conference is being attended by Principal Staff Officers from Defence and Army headquarters, operations Commanders, Commander Multi-National Joint Task Force, Njamena, Chad Commanders of Nigerian Army Training Institutions, Corps Commanders, […]

Driver, naval rating steal magistrate’s N5m car, sell it for N600,000

Afeez Hanafi The driver of a Chief Magistrate in Igbosere, Lagos State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a Toyota Corolla belonging to his boss, Mrs. Folake Oshin. The suspect, Timothy Yashim, reportedly connived with three other accomplices to sell the car estimated at N5m to a car dealer in Kano State […]

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