#ENDSARS: NBA condemns killing of protesters, vows to sue Nigerian Military

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Wednesday, condemned the killing of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos by unidentified men of the Nigerian Military.The legal body, in a statement that was signed by its President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, said reports available to it indicated that the Lekki shootings were “a carefully[...]

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Black Wednesday: 9 dead as 2 helicopters carrying soldiers crash

Two helicopters on Wednesday crashed in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, killing nine people aboard, the ministry of defence said .In a statement, the ministry said that the helicopters crashed overnight due to technical issues while taking off, the incident is under investigation.Two local officials told dpa that the helicopters collided while they were evacuating[...]

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5 more U.S. soldiers in S/Korea test positive for COVID-19

Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said on Monday.The USFK said in a statement that five USFK service members were confirmed to be infected after arriving in South Korea between Sept. 10 and Sept. 25.Four service[...]

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Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot has died

The Nigerian Airforce’s first female combat helicopter pilot has died in a road accident. Arotile sustained head injuries in the accident which occurred at her station at the NAF base in Kaduna. She died less than one year after being decorated as the first female combat helicopter pilot. Arotile hails from Iffe in Ijumu local[...]

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Tottenham striker Son completes military training in South Korea

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was named one of the top five recruits in his unit as he finished three weeks of compulsory military training in South Korea on Friday.South Korea’s marine corps posted pictures of Son wielding an M-16 assault rifle and saluting on their Facebook page as he completed his stint at a[...]

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Boko Haram War: Nigerian Army suspends voluntary retirement of soldiers to stop the huge number of retirement request of officers due to recent casualties and intrigues from insurgency war

In an internal memo, the Nigerian Army has suspended approvals for voluntary retirement requests from soldiers, saying the rate at which applications to quit service was flooding its headquarters lately was “disheartening”. The directive, which military sources told PREMIUM TIMES went out late March, said all forms 9B (military retirement application document) have been suspended[...]

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Operation Positive Identification begins today- COAS Tukur Buratai assures a hitch free implementation

Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai says the planned Operation Positive Identification (OPI) is not different from other military operations and would not disrupt the daily lives of Nigerians. Represented by Usman Muhammed, the chief of civil-military affairs, Buratai submitted a report on the operation to members of the house of representatives committee on army[...]

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El-Zakzaky, wife leave Nigeria for India for medical attention today

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky is on his way to India for medical attention today. He said the duo, who had been under protective custody since 2015, would be leaving for India in a few hours. “Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky and his wife, Zeenat have arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport[...]

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EFCC hands over late Alex Badeh’s forfeited property to NEDC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has handed over a 13-bedroom, one-storey building and a basement, forfeited by the late Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, to the management of North East Development Commission (NEDC).   The anti graft agency announced this Thursday, August 8th, saying the property was forfeited on the[...]

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Malgwi confirmed as New Nigerian Army University VC

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has confirmed the appointment of Prof. David Iliya Malgwi, as Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB), Borno State.He said the confirmation had been approved by the Federal Ministry of Education. During an event in the state, Buratai observed that the focal point[...]

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Nigerian Army Raises Alarm: Unpatriotic Nigerians, foreign collaborators planning to derail Buhari’s second inauguration

The Nigerian Army has said some unpatriotic elements, in collusion with their foreign collaborators, are planning to derail the swearing in of newly elected government on May 29 in order to scuttle the nation’s democratic process. “Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have a safe and successful general elections but were[...]

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Nigeria Army reacts to claims Boko Haram members are paid better than soldiers

Nigerian Army has debunked the claim that Boko Haram terrorists are better paid than Nigeria’s military personnel, saying it is a “pure lie.” “This is not true, pure lie and highly irresponsible comment coming from a supposedly knowledgeable person of his calibre,” Army spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement. A member of the Presidential[...]

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Nigerian Army needs N1bn to strengthen own vehicle manufacturing company – Buratai

With its ability to locally manufacture operational vehicles to combat crimes, the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) needs at least N1bn intervention funds, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said. The army boss said Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more[...]

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Traditional Rulers in Zamfara Arrested For Serving As Bandits’ Informants

Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Harbin Kunama 3 have arrested the traditional heads of Doka and Mutu villages in Gusau Local Government Area of the state, accusing them of serving as informants to bandits. Recall that two weeks ago, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Defence, had said some traditional rulers in Zamfara[...]

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court and following a[...]

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Zamfara Security Chaos: Amid widespread criticisms, Air Force launches operation ‘Tsaftan Daji’ to flush out bandits

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday, launched operation “Tsaftan Daji” (Clean Forest), to flush out bandits in the North-West. Launching the operation in Katsina, Air Officer Commanding, Special Operations Command, Napoleon Bali, an Air Vice-Marshal, said the operation was drawn from “Diran Mikiya” operation of the NAF. Mr Bali said the exercise was also[...]

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Army Succeeds in Forcing Bouteflika Out

Long reigning President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has resigned from office, the state news agency said on Tuesday. The ailing Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state television said Tuesday, ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm. Bouteflika “officially advised the Constitutional Council of the end[...]

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Insurgency: Boko Haram Landmine kills 13 Nigerian soldiers

At least 13 soldiers were killed and an unconfirmed number of them severely wounded in Borno State on Monday when they stepped on a landmine planted by Boko Haram, SaharaReporters can report. The soldiers were moving along Gwoza-Yamteke Road in Gwoza Local Government Area when a military operational truck stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device[...]

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Boko Haram attacks Michika, burns bank

Officers of the Nigerian military on Monday routed insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa, after a fierce battle that raged for hours. Some residents of Michika told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) they started hearing gunfire and explosions around 7 p.m. on Michika- Lassa road as the insurgents, who[...]

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Major Shake-up in army, Generals redeployed

Some senior officers have been redeployed in the latest shake-up in the Nigerian army. Sagi Musa, army spokesman, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday. “Maj.-Gen. S.O. Olabanji, GOC 8 Division had been moved to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander under the new posting. Brig.-Gen. H.I. Baturefrom 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and[...]

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