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Clearance of Sambisa a major milestone of insurgency war – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that troops’s clearance of Sambisa forest is considered a major milestone in the war against insurgency operations in the Northeast.

General Buratai’s father buried in Maiduguri

Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, the father of Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was laid to rest in Maiduguri on Friday.

Soldiers kill 7 Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops recorded more successes in the ongoing clearance operation to route out remnants of the terrorists in Sambisa Forest.

Nigerian Troops kill 7 Boko Haram fighters

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram fighters in the Sambisa forest in Northern Borno in an operation supported by the Air Force.

Nigerian Army promotes 123 officers

The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 123 officers across various ranks.

Nigerian Army explains why troops searched UN House in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Friday admitted carrying out a cordon and search operation at a building housing staffers of the United Nations, UN, in Maiduguri but said it was in response to alert on high-profile Boko Haram members.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army decorates 65 gallant soldiers

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has decorated 65 soldiers with gallantry medals for outstanding performance in the counter-insurgency campaign.


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Turkey slams EU statement on Greece, Cyprus before key summit

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Youths urged to stop blaming politicians, get involved in politics

The convener of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ initiative in Surulere Federal Constituency I in Lagos State, Mr. Ifeoluwa Chris, has called on youths to participate in politics instead of lamenting and blaming the older politicians.

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Governor Okorocha: Dapchi girls’ release shows President Buhari’s political will

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has ascribed the quick release of the 105 Dapchi girls abducted by the Book Haram sect to display of political will by President Muhammad Buhari.

Woman sells four year-old daughter for N100

A four year old girl in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, Uloma Igwe, has been sold to a widow, Nwali Josephine, for N100.

NYSC: Corps member attacked in Bayelsa responding to treatment

Loto Omolayo, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bayelsa, on Wednesday said the corps member whose hand was allegedly cut off by armed robbers in the state was responding to treatment.

My target now is to set an unbreakable record in powerlifting – Paralympian Paul Kehinde

A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.