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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”

President Buhari: Insurgents now feeling ferocity of our firepower

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that by pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, “the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”
The Director of the Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, gave the assurance when he briefed journalists on the ongoing operations across the country.

DHQ: We’re giving criminals close marking to restore peace

ABUJA – The Nigerian Military high Command, on Thursday, said that no criminal elements would escape its ongoing nationwide operations, to restore the peace, as troops were giving them close marking to either arrest or eliminate them.

President Buhari visits ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari visited the personnel of the Operation Hadin Kai, the theatre of the counter-insurgency war, in Borno on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

General Yahaya debunks ‘bad blood’ among service chiefs

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Tuesday denied reports that the service chiefs are failing to achieve their task of curbing the worsening insecurity in the country, due to lack of synergy among them.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: President Buhari can’t shift his constitutional roles on security to states

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

General Yahaya: I joined the Military 36 years ago

Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, told the House of Representatives Committees on Defence and Army that he joined the Nigerian Army about 36 years ago, one year above the 35 years mandatory retirement period in public service.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Nigerian armed forces to get more funds in 2022

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the legislature will work with the Executive to ensure that the Armed Forces are properly resourced and motivated.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

CMD: Nigerian Army hospital treats over 7,000 wounded officers, soldiers

The Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital (44NARH), Kaduna, Colonel Stephen Onuchukwu, on Saturday, indicated that the facility has successfully treated more than 7,000 wounded in action officers and soldiers since the counterinsurgency operations began some years back.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari’s speech on 2021 Democracy Day — full text

As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with globally.
Algiers, Algeria - Polls opened on Thursday in a controversial presidential election with critics saying all candidates should be purged because of their ties to the unpopular former government.

Algeria to elect parliament amid protest movement boycott

Algeria holds a parliamentary election on Saturday under the shadow of a protest movement boycott and deep scepticism that the North African nation can escape political paralysis and worsening economic crisis.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

President Buhari writes House, seeks General Yahaya’s confirmation as army chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives, seeking the confirmation of the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday tasked the Nigerian Armed Forces to end rising insecurity in the country and also collaborate in order to win the battle. The President gave the charge at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday while receiving the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, who was accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.) and Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

President Buhari tasks new army chief, others to collaborate and end insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday tasked the Nigerian Armed Forces to end rising insecurity in the country and also collaborate in order to win the battle.
The only surviving suspected criminal gang member of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, that attacked Owerri, early hours of Sunday, Mr Stanley Osinachi, from Mbieri in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state, said that their funding comes from their supporters abroad and that their charms were prepared by Aguleri native doctors in Anambra State.

Imo attacks: Our funding comes from abroad, Aguleri native doctors prepare us charms –...

The only surviving suspected criminal gang member of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, that attacked Owerri, early hours of Sunday, Mr Stanley Osinachi, from Mbieri in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state, said that their funding comes from their supporters abroad and that their charms were prepared by Aguleri native doctors in Anambra State.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor raises the alarm over arms proliferation

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Douye Diri, has raised the alarm over the increasing proliferation of arms and the worsening insecurity in all parts of the country.
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NAF chief: Armed forces committed to end insecurity

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, yesterday declared that the Armed Forces remained committed to ending the crisis of insecurity ravaging the nation.
The outgoing Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (retd.) has handed over the agency’s Air Ambulance to the new DG Ahmed Mustapha Habib and also thaked the staff and management for their total support during his tenure.

NEMA chief hands over air ambulance

The outgoing Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (retd.) has handed over the agency’s Air Ambulance to the new DG Ahmed Mustapha Habib and also thaked the staff and management for their total support during his tenure.
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CAS: NAF gets approval to conduct residency training programme

The West African College of Physicians has given the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Medical Service, Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos, the approval to conduct Residency Training Programmes for its doctors.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

President Buhari seeks General Yahaya’s confirmation as army chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya, as the Chief of Army Staff.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

Nigerian army chief pledges to prioritise welfare, entrench professionalism

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker: Security summit report‘ll be given speedy consideration

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the report of the security summit organized by the House will be considered speedily for onward transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari for implementation.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Timi Frank: General Yahaya’s appointment as army chief violates constitution

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has condemned in strong terms the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff (CAS).
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Jubilations in Maiduguri as General Yahaya emerges new army chief

The announcement of Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff (COAS) yesterday drew pulsating jubilations at the headquarters of Operations Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

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