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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Elections: DHQ warns politicians against unlawful conduct

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday warned politicians against engaging in unlawful behaviour and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law in today’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. This is...

Katsina corps members offer free medical treatment to villagers

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the remote village of Daddara in Jibia Local Government Area, under the NYSC Medical CDS group on Tuesday offered free medical treatment for those that cannot assess medical facilities on their own.

DHQ: We’ll deal with anyone that threatens this election

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday, said that it would deal decisively with anyone that would in any manner, threaten the forthcoming election on Saturday.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government tasks teachers, parents on children career path

The Edo State Government weekend called on teachers to collaborate with parents to educate their children on the need to aim high and achieve their potential for success through legitimate means.

NAF chief Sadique Abubakar wants Alex Badeh’s killers brought to book

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday vowed that the killers of the late former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh, would be fished out.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Election: General Olonisakin reiterates military’s neutrality

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, on Monday in Abuja reaffirmed military’s commitment to neutrality in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Ex-CDS Alex Badeh for burial January 23 in Abuja

Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, who was murdered along the Abuja-Keffi/Kaduna road, would be buried on January 23.

Banditry: Defence chief reassures Zamfara people of safety

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has reassured the people of Zamfara State of their safety.

Alex Badeh was killed by expert marksmen – associate

Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was killed by expert marksmen, an associate of the deceased has alleged.
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Suspect: Why we killed Alex Badeh

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), because they wanted to rob him.

Police arrest Alex Badeh’s alleged killers

The Force Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force is set to parade some suspects involved in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).
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Alex Badeh’s killers release abducted friend

The killers of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), have released his abducted friend.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, on Saturday led other service chiefs on operational visit to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

Service chiefs pay operational visit to Theatre Command

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, on Saturday led other service chiefs on operational visit to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu condemns Alex Badeh’s murder, condoles with family

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has expressed his condolences and shock over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staf, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who was killed on Tuesday.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gabriel Olonisakin: Budgetary provisions ‘cannot adequately fund armed forces’

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, has stated that the annual budgetary provisions cannot fund the Armed Forces with its statutory responsibilities of safeguarding the nation.

Abayomi Olonishakin: Nigerian Army can’t force peace on unwilling people

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, has said that no nation in the world can enforce peace on its people except the warring factions themselves agree to embrace peace in the first instance.

JTF destroys over 300 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, the Commander, Joint Task Force codenamed: “Operation Delta Safe” (OPDS) says no fewer than 300 illegal refineries have been destroyed in the ongoing operation.

NYSC Club donates food, clothes, cash to orphanage

The Charity and Tourism Club, a Community Development Service (CDS) group of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has donated assorted food items, clothes and an undisclosed amount of money to the Sokoto Orphanage.

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Kano elections: Police restrict movement in for supplementary poll

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