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Tukur Buratai: Newly promoted officers to move to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Thursday, hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter terrorism operations.

231 senior army officers promoted

The breakdown of those elevated, according to a statement issued by the army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman on Tuesday shows that 29 Brigadier-Generals were elevated to Major-Generals and 95 Colonels to Brigadier-Generals.

Nigerian Army: We’ve identified those behind false death toll on Metele attack

The Nigerian Army said it has identified some persons who released false death toll on Metele attack, saying it was pressing legal action against them.

Nigerian Army warns against subversion of democratic rule

The Nigerian Army has warned against “subverting the democratic process by peddling fake news and falsehood in order to demoralise the military in the war against insurgency and promote a change of government.”

Nigerian Army denies removal of Texas Chukwu as spokesman based on incapability

The Nigerian Army has denied media report that the removal of its Spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, and replacement by Brigadier General Usman Sani was as a result of the former handle and manage proper information regarding the ongoing counter insurgency in the north east.

Sani Usman returns as Army spokesman

A former Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, has returned as the spokesman of the Service.

Nasir El-Rufai mourns the late Abba Kyari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has condoled the family of late elder statesman, retired Brigadier-General Abba Kyari.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

2019: Muhammadu Buhari restates commitment to free, fair elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, reassured Nigerians that the 2019 elections will be free and fair.
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Security operatives arrest 20 suspected criminals in Kogi

A team of military and other security agencies under the aegis of Clearance Operation 777 has arrested 20 suspected criminals including one Mr. Eleme Salihu a suspected kingpin at Itobe, Kogi State.
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Muhammadu Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Worried by the killing of 44 soldiers by Boko Haram last Sunday during an attack on a military base in Metele, Borno State, near the Nigeria – Chad boarder, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, summoned an emergency meeting with the Service Chiefs.

Kashim Shettima: Goodluck Jonathan’s book is simply fiction, devoid of facts swept under carpet

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of sweeping the report by an investigative panel on the abduction of the Chibok Girls ‘under the carpet, describing the book as mere fiction devoid of facts.

Soldiers kill 74 cows in Kaduna

Soldiers are said to have killed 74 cows at a Fulani camp at Riyawa village in Sabon Birni, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Boko Haram attacks three military bases in North-East

Boko Haram jihadists at the weekend attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria, putting the spotlight on insecurity in Nigeria just three months before presidential polls.

Nasir El-Rufai: Muhammadu Buhari aware of my decision to pick a fellow Muslim as...

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of his decision to pick a fellow Muslim, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has announced the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Hadiza Abubakar-Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2019 elections.

Nasir el-Rufai: Why I chose a fellow Muslim as running mate

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday cleared the air on the emergence of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Nigerian Army redeploys Boko Haram war commander, others

The Nigerian Army has redployed the the Commander of the headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the code name for its ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.

A country without ‘rubber bullets’

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting

2019: NYSC chief cautions corps members against abuse of uniforms

Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has cautioned corps members against active involvement in partisan politics while discharging their Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad-hoc assignments.

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Police arraign disbarred lawyer for alleged fraud

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gudu, Abuja, on Thursday remanded a debarred lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, who runs a popular Facebook page, “Due Process Advocate”, in prison following his arraignment by the police.

Outsourced UCH staff protest over 30 months salary arrears

Outsourced staff of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday protested against 30-month salaries arrears the federal government is owing some workers of the organisation.
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Omoyele Sowore kicks over exclusion from presidential debate

Mr Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has protested against his non-inclusion in the planned Presidential Debate being organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG).

2019: Tanko Yakasai tacitly endorses Abubakar Atiku for president

A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has tacitly endorsed the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, ahead of 2091 presidential election.

FCT fire service decries non-payment for fire safety fee

Julius Opetunsin, Assistant Controller-General, Federal Capital Territory Fire Service, has decried the non-payment of Fire Safety Certificate by managers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plants and filling stations in Abuja to the service.