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THE Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has lamented that public misconducts of some soldiers in recent times were giving the public negative perception about the Nigerian Military.

DHQ: Public misconducts of some soldiers giving military bad name

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has lamented that public misconducts of some soldiers in recent times were giving the public negative perception about the Nigerian Military.

Trial of Alex Badeh’s ADC, six others to resume January

The trial of the Aide-De-Camp of the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh will resume January 2020.

Senator Ndume: Why President Buhari can’t appoint new service chiefs

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari cannot afford to change or appoint new service chiefs for now.

Reps committee visits Defence Headquarters

The Committee led by its chairman was received by the Chief of Defense Policy and Plans (CTOP), Air Vice Marshall Nurudeen Balogun, and taken to the office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, while the other members of the Committee were taken to the conference hall where the meeting will take place.
Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has commended the Nigerian army for its research and development effort as well as innovation leading to the production of made in Nigeria military hardware.

General Olonisakin lauds army on technological innovations

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has commended the Nigerian army for its research and development effort as well as innovation leading to the production of made in Nigeria military hardware.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Presidency: Democratic path to change is the way to go, not violence

The presidency has reacted to a statement credited to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alexander Ogomudia (rtd) who submitted that, ‘Nigeria may be restructured violently.’
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Katsina governor, army urge bandits to hand over weapons

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the Army yesterday called on leaders of repentant bandits and their followers to hand over their weapons to the government.

General Ihejirika: We averted a major problem by recruiting more soldiers to fight Boko...

Azubike Ihejirika, a former chief of army staff, says more soldiers and officers were recruited into the army to fight Boko Haram insurgents during his tenure.

General Buratai: Why we’re holding military operations nationwide

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday said that the ‘Operation Positive Identification’ (OPI) would not hinder the day-to-day activities of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari orders DICON to supply military, police uniforms

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military, police and other security services to procure their uniforms and other kits from the Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON).

Police arraign two journalists in Delta over report on former defence chief

The Police has arraigned the Managing Editor of the BIGPEN Online newspaper, Joe Ogbodu, and Prince Amour Udemude at the Magistrate court 5 Asaba, over a story on the oil crisis rocking Uzere community Isoko South local government.

Nigeria, Turkey sign deal on military clothing production

The Ministry of Defence and Sur-Corporatewear of Turkey, on Thursday in Abuja, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a military and paramilitary clothing and accessories factory in Nigeria.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo tasks NIPSS to lift hundred million Nigerians out of poverty

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has charged the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) to help the country achieve its national target of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

We’ll continue to support army – Kaduna emir

The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has pledged the cooperation and support of the people of Zaria Emirate for the Nigerian Army in all its activities in the area.
Members of 78 Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) during their Passing Out Parade at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, Kaduna State on October 18, 2019

General Olonisakin tasks army on selfless service, professionalism

Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, on Saturday tasked Nigerian Army to uphold the virtues of selfless service and professionalism to meet contemporary security challenges.
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National Assembly pledges better funding for Nigerian Army

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Sen. Ali Ndume and the House of Representatives counterpart, Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, have promised to ensure adequate funding for the Nigerian Army in the 2020 budget.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

National Security: Nigerian Army recruits 5,000 soldiers

Speaking at the passing out ceremony of the new soldiers, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, assured Nigerians that the military will not rest on its oars until the country is safe from the threats of Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.

Military retirees demand own ministry

Military retirees in the country have urged the Federal Government to upgrade the Veterans Affairs Division in the Ministry of Defence to a full-fedged ministry to cater for their welfare.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.