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There is rumble in the Nigerian Armed Forces, following the retirement from service of over 130, officers of the Nigerian Army.
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.
The Army Council has approved the promotion of 29 Brigadiers-Generals to Majors-General, 95 Colonels to Brigadiers-General, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant-Colonel.
The military authorities have charged some Nigerian Army officers who ended a leadership development training in Lagos, to utilize the knowledge to manage the country’s security and socio-political challenges.
President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Monday fired 20 people, including Colonels and a General, over accusations of fraud and graft in purchases of military medical supplies, his spokesman said on Monday, the latest step in a sweeping battle on graft.
The United States and the United Kingdom have insisted that the risk of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the Federal Capital Territory and other states remains high throughout the festive season.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division, Nigeria Army has charged newly promoted senior officers on strategic thinking and on solutions to the country’s security challenges.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, had said retirement in the Nigerian Army is a routine.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Wednesday, sent the representatives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, away from its hearing on a petition on “malicious” compulsory retirement of Lt. Col. Abdulfatai Mohammed by the military.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of an Abuja High Court on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to immediately release detained former Chairman of Skye bank, Tunde Ayeni, from its custody.
Commissioner of Police in charge of Benue State, Omololu Bishi, has disclosed that over 7,000 security personnel who were deployed for last Saturday’s postponed general elections have returned to their places of primary assignment.
Shanghai Shenhua new signing Odion Ighalo has described the chance to be coached again by coach Quique Sanchez Flores as a ‘great opportunity’.
Former Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly prepared to take over at Chelsea FC as long as the club can match his ambition in the transfer market, according to reports in the British media.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that the former Director-General of the service, Mr Lawal Daura, is still in control of its affairs.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has dismissed allegations levelled against it by the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
The streets of the northern commercial city of Kano State are so far calm as residents seem to have come to terms with the news of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday said that it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Feb. 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide.
The Kaduna State Government has condemned what it described as attempts by some ‘busybodies’ to deny the killings of 66 people in fulani settlements in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday.