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 […]

Attack on NDA: No where is safe any more in Nigeria, bandits are in total control — Retd AVM Ararile

By Kingsley Omonobi, Dapo Akinrefon, Evelyn Usman & Ibrahim Hassan …Fury as bandits attack NDA, Kill 2 officers …Kidnap one officer, injure another ….NDA vows bandits’ll be apprehended ….I suspect insider collaboration — CDS …NDA invasion worrisome — Col Agbede …This should be turning point in fight against banditry — Brig Gen Usman Shock, dis […]

Insecurity: Change of Service Chiefs has not produced desired effect – President of Catholic Bishops

As the current insecurity challenge facing Nigeria continues unabated, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Most Rev. (Dr) Agustine Akubueze Sunday  declared  that the change of service chiefs by the Federal Government was yet to produce the desired effect. He spoke during the ongoing second plenary of their Conference taking place in […]

Navy releases major posting of senior officers

The Nigerian Navy has released major postings of its senior officers following the recent appointment of new Service Chiefs. The major postings involved a total of 257 senior officers. The postings affected 60 rear admirals, 123 commodores and 74 captains. In a statement yesterday, by Naval spokesperson, Sulemanterr Dahun, “Rear Admiral Francis Isaac, formerly the […]

Nigerians Can’t Continue to Live in Fear, Says CDS

  President Buhari has decorated the new service chiefs with their new ranks with a charge for them to use the next few weeks to control the rising insecurity in parts of the country. He performed the ceremony inside the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday. The service chiefs and their new […]

Reps Task Service Chiefs Designate, IGP on Rescue of 42 abducted School Students, Staff, Relatives

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, urged the Service Chiefs designates and the Inspector General of Police to intensify efforts in the rescue of the 27 abducted school children and three staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara – Niger State. The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on the ‘Urgent […]

Despite opposition, Senate confirms ex-service chiefs ambassador-designates

From Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Four former Service Chiefs and a former Director of Defence Intelligence as ambassador-designates following their nominations by President Muhammadu Buhari. This Senate urged the President to post the newly-confirmed ambassador-designates to neighbouring countries like Chad, Cameroon and Niger, where there is an ongoing insurgency war. […]

South-East not fairly treated, Northern elders tell Buhari regarding service chiefs’ appointments

 0 From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being unfair for excluding the South-East in the recent appointments of the federal Service Chiefs, describing it as an ‘injustice being done to the Igbo nation.” CONEPD National Coordinator Engr Zana Goni, in a statement, […]

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