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95 ex-Boko Haram fighters set for release into society – CDS

Ninety five ex-Boko Haram terrorists that have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society.

President Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo, others lay wreath to honour fallen Heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday led Service chiefs, other top government functionaries and members of the diplomatic corps to lay wreaths in honour of those died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments.

2017: General Olonisakin appreciates military’s performance

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has congratulated members of the Armed Forces for performing “creditably’’ in 2017 in spite of numerous challenges.

38 Dismissed Nigerian Army officers drag federal govt to ECOWAS court

One and half years after they were dismissed under controversial circumstances, 38 top officers of the Nigerian Army have headed to the community court of justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.

President Buhari, security and the right team strategy

One must however slightly disagree with Mr. President, who should have given himself credit for handpicking the right team to deliver his desired mandate in security. Having the right team in place is additional guarantee that things will turn out well.

Army War College graduates 33 pioneer students

The newly-established Army War College, Nigeria, on Friday, graduated its 33 pioneer officers.

Nigerian Army Board approves promotion of 30 senior officers

The Board of the Army War College (AWC) has approved the promotion of 30 senior officers of the Nigerian Army to the next ranks, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has said.

Nigerian Navy inducts 1,585 personnel for military operations

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday inducted 1,585 personnel that would be deployed in counter insurgency and oil theft operations across the country.

Defence chief Gabriel Olonisakin tasks Navy on North East, Niger Delta security threats

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has charged the Nigerian Navy to braced up for the security challenges in the North-East and Niger Delta areas of the country.

In Pictures: President Buhari meets security chiefs in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with service chiefs, Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Mansur Dan-Ali and the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

President Buhari meets security chiefs in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with service chiefs, Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Mansur Dan-Ali and the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

Probe: Senate panel berates Army chief Tukur Buratai, rejects representative

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Wednesday, sent the representatives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, away from its hearing on a petition on “malicious” compulsory retirement of Lt. Col. Abdulfatai Mohammed by the military.

President Buhari urges troops to stand against secession

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told troops of the Nigerian military that they would be the biggest losers if Nigeria should disintegrate as being canvassed by some groups and individuals.

Buhari marks Independence Anniversary in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday to mark the military ceremonies of the National Independence Day.

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2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar visits Governor Fayose in Ado-Ekiti

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Fresh PDP faction collapses, pledges loyalty to Uche Secondus

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Court overturns ban on Bollywood movie Padmaavat

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CHAN: Super Eagles gaining confidence with each game – enthusiasts

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Taraba govt to rehabilitate 19,000 victims of Katibu herdsmen attacks

Taraba Deputy Governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, said on Sunday that the state government would rehabilitate the over 19,000 victims of the recent violent attacks, allegedly carried out by herdsmen in Katibu, Lau Local Government Area of the state.

Ibrahim Umar named new Force CID chief

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