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Elections: Police reads riot act to politicians, hoodlums

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Southeast for the general elections, Micheal Ogbizi Anthony, has warned politicians and hoodlums not to underrate the resolve of the Police and other security agencies to deal decisively with anyone planning to subvert Saturday’s election.
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President Rouhani to unveil Iran’s cruise missile-equipped submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to unveil a "state-of-the-art" domestically produced submarine, which the defence ministry said is capable of firing cruise missiles.

Nigerian Army redeploys senior officers, gets new spokesman, DDI

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu was moved from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole to Defence Headquarters and appointed Acting Director Defence Information.
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Elections: Military identifies troubled zones

The Defence Headquarters has identified some likely zones that might be prone to violence during the forthcoming general elections.
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DHQ warns personnel against fraternising with political parties

As Nigeria prepares for the presidential election next week Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Defence Headquarters has warned it personnel against fraternising with any political party or association.

Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman retires from service

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, has announced his voluntary retirement from the Nigerian Army.

Nigerian Army denies inducing soldiers with uniform allowance to vote for ruling party

The Nigerian Army has denied reports making the rounds that the payment of uniform allowances to its officers and soldiers was aimed at inducing them to vote for a particular political party.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

Retired Generals endorse President Buhari’s re-election bid

President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid has received the endorsement of retired military officers of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan military court tries army general for treason

A military court on Monday began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir’s government.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Apapa residents issue 21-day ultimatum to federal government over gridlock

Residents of Apapa and its environs have issued a fresh 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to relocate the articulated vehicles causing traffic gridlock in the area.

DHQ announces date for Alex Badeh’s burial

The Defence Headquarters has announced the date for the burial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).

Three soldiers, Boko Haram terrorists killed as troops foil attack on Borno community

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that three soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole lost their lives while successfully fighting to repel Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Rann in eight gun trucks on Tuesday.

Boko Haram: General Buratai honours FOI request, provides army’s expenditure

The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Tukur Buratai, has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to provide information on spending on military operations across the country, particularly in the Northeast.”

Nigerian Army: We’ve curtailed herdsmen/farmers crisis in Adamawa, Taraba

The Commander, 23 Brigade, Yola, Brigadier General Bello Muhammad, said his command had succeeded in curtailing clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa and Taraba States.

Miyetti Allah: We’ll fish out kidnappers in Ondo

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, in Ondo State has vowed to fish out criminals among the pastoralists and called on the assailants to lay down their arms or face the wrath of law.

Governor Shettima: Military alone should not fight Boko Haram insurgency

The ongoing counter-insurgency war should not be left to the military alone, Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has said.
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Remembrance Day: DHQ announces closure of some roads

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said some roads in the city centre in the FCT would be closed on January 15 for the celebration of the 2019 Armed Forces Day.

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Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Elections: Senator Shehu Sani lauds orderliness of voters

Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Lberia’s Elen Sirleaf leads ECOWAS team to observe elections

The head of ECOWAS Election Observers Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson-Sirleaf, on Saturday led a delegation of election monitors to many polling stations in Abuja.
Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blase J. Cupich (R) talks with chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, as they wait for the arrival of the Pope for the third day of a global child protection summit for reflections on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, on February 23, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino / POOL / AFP)

Cardinal admits church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.
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Election: INEC replaces malfunctioning card reader in Ifaki-Ekiti

The card reader for Ward 2, Unit 3 at Ifaki-Ekiti malfunctioned in the early hours of Saturday.
[FILES] Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at one of the polling units in Lagos on February 23, 2019. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Police arrest nine for molesting voters in Lagos

Nine suspected cultists were arrested in Somolu area of Lagos for allegedly molesting electorate on their way to polling stations.