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Nigerian Army chief urges support for education sector

The General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Okudili Azinta has urged well meaning Nigerians to support the government in its quest to raise standard of education in the country.

Major shake up in Nigerian Army, redeploys 399 senior officers

Some Principal Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commander and General Officers Commanding (GOCs) have been moved in a posting and redeployment announced by the Nigerian Army on Friday.

Kwara PDP seeks Senator Shaaba Lafiagi’s recall over protest killings

The Kwara State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyiola Oyedepo, and the youth wing of the party have demanded that a former Governor of Kwara State and the incumbent Senator, representing Kwara North, Shaaba Lafiagi, be recalled from the Senate.

Court stops Nigerian Army from demolishing houses in Ibadan estate

Residents of Mesiogo Estate in the Akobo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, have secured a court injunction against the planned action of the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, to demolish their houses and take over the land.

Nigerian troops arrest barge laden with 456,600 litres of illegal commodity

Troops of the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, participating in the on-going Operation Crocodile Smile II, have arrested a barge laden with 456,600 litres of suspected illegally refined Automated Gas Oil (AGO).

Buratai calls for support of Nigerians on security

Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Turkur Buratai, has called on all Nigerians to be supportive and committed to the resolve of government to stem the tide of criminality.


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Group drums support for Buhari/Osinbajo re-election bid

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