Tambuwal Advocates Increase Funding for Army, Other Security Agencies

Aminu Tambuwal The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has advocated that a special provision be made constitutionally to increase funding for the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the country. Tambuwal and his Zamfara State counterpart, Bello Muhammad Mutawalle, who were special guests at the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp 4 at Faskari, […]

Buhari, Army silent as US warns ISIS, al-Qaeda planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria

By Rasheed Sobowale The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Nigerian Army Headquarters have been silent since the media reported that ISIS and al-Qaeda groups are planning to infiltrate Southern Nigeria and expand across West Africa. Likewise, there was a sudden loss of voice of the Presidential Aides who are reputed for their quick reactions […]

Fani-Kayode reacts to US’ claim that Al Qaeda, ISIS planning to infiltrate South

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode says the claim by the United States that Al Qaeda and ISIS are planning to infiltrate the south is alarming. He said if it was true, the south would soon experience the barbarity and savagery that the north had been subjected to by these two terrorist organisations […]

Ohanaeze wants FG to rename 82 Division, Nigerian Army after Aguiyi Ironsi, blasts Danjuma

By Chijindu Emeruwa Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, an Igbo socio-cultural group, has called out a former Military General, Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) over the 1966 Coup that led to the death of ex-Military Head of State, Major General Thompson Aguiyi Ironsi. The Igbo group urged Danjuma to apologize to the Igbo nation and the family […]

Depressed soldier shots, kills officer in Borno – Army Headquarters

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Musa said the incident occurred when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call. He said that the soldier is in custody undergoing investigation while the general […]

Army investigates Boko Haram attack on governor’s convoy

By Sumaila Ogbaje Nigerian Army is to investigate Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Musa said that the governor’s convoy came under terrorists fire while visiting Baga town. He […]

Pictures: Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile given full military burial

(NNP) Amidst tears, sobbing and sadness, Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died from head injuries suffered in a car accident last week, was buried Thursday in Abuja military cemetery. Among the dignitaries who attended the solemn event were Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Chief of Defence Staff, […]

Banditry: Buratai updates Buhari on military operations in N/west

Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai   By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received an update from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on military operations against bandits in the North West zone of the country. Addressing State House correspondents after the closed door meeting, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. […]

Senate bill passes to establish Nigerian Army University

(NNP) The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill into law that would establish the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ali Ndume, the bill considered what he termed as “areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that […]

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, […]

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