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Fed govt begins payment of pensions to civil war soldiers, police officers

Seventeen years after they were granted presidential pardon, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), on Wednesday, disclosed of plans to commence the payment of pension benefits to soldiers, paramilitary officers and policemen affected by the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970).

Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

Medical outreach part of Armed Forces’ constitutional responsibility – John Enenche

The Defence Headquarters on Sunday described the Armed Forces’ medical outreach as part of the Forces’ constitutional responsibility of securing lives and property of Nigerians.

Pro-Biafra IPOB had plans to destabilize Nigeria – Mansur Dan-Ali

Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, insists that separatist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by their actions were planning to destabilize the country, hence the action taken by government to nip their activities in the bud.

Presidential panel on military rights violation concludes sitting in South-East

The Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement concluded its sittings in the South-East zone on Tuesday.

Counter-insurgency: National Defence College commandant lauds NAF’s efforts

The Commandant, National Defence College, (NDC), Rear Adm. Adeniyi Osinowo, has commended the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) at fighting insurgency and other forms of criminalities in the country.

Nigeria@57: Call for restructuring hijacked by secessionists -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the call for restructuring Nigeria is proper but regretted that it’s been hijacked by secessionists.

Nigeria@57: We’ll address genuine grievances – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign-rallying cry to restore security, re-balance the economy and fight corruption was not all rhetoric.

National Assembly remains proper forum for restructuring debate – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari this morning reasserted his stance on the restructuring debate that the National Assembly is the proper and legal forum to address ongoing call to restructure the country.

President Buhari’s independence day broadcast

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom.

Nigerian Army reclaim all territories from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had reclaimed all territories earlier ransacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.

Convicted soldiers drag Army before presidential probe panel

Erstwhile Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, who was demoted from the rank of Brigadier-General to Colonel, was among soldiers that, yesterday, that demanded justice from the presidential probe panel sitting in Abuja.

Presidential panel begins military officers’ probe for alleged rights abuses

The Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement begins sitting in Abuja today (Monday).

World Humanitarian Day: Civilians should never be targets of violence – Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today joined other world leaders and international organizations like the United Nations (UN) to insist that civilians must never be targets in conflict situations in commemoration of this year’s World Humanitarian Day.

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