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Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday handed over command to the new Army Chief, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

General Buratai hands over to new army chief

Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja, Buratai said he was nearly retired by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, 21 years ago at the rank of major.

Nigerian Air Force to partner private companies to combat Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will continue to encourage partnership with the private sector to provide facilities where aircraft can be maintained to enhance the fight against insurgency.
L-R: Fleet Commander, West, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke; Commander NNS WEY, Rear Admiral Uduak Ibanga; SGOH, FOC WEST, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji; Zonal Coordinator, Naval Officers Wives’ Association and wife of the FOC, Dr Mrs Feyisayo Daji, Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses and other senior officers of sister Service and Paramilitary.

Nigerian Navy builds transit accommodation for 230 junior ratings

The Nigerian Navy has completed the construction of a transit accommodation that will take not less than 230 Junior Ratings, with a view to motivating personnel and enhance efficiency.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

Nigeria Defence Academy commandant’s house gutted by fire

The official residence of the Commandant of the Nigeria Defense Academy, NDA, Major General Sarham Jamil, was on Sunday night gutted by fire.

Yuletide: NSCDC chief orders deployment of personnel to flash points

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has ordered the deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies of the country in order to maintain peace, order and effective security of lives, property before, during and after the yuletide season.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai affirms commitment to revitalise Army schools

Buratai stated this at the opening of a Four-Day Workshop for Nigerian Army Education Corps Officers on Instructional and Professional Skills, organised by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on Monday in Abuja.
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Edo election: NSCDC deploys additional 1,998 officers

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, has approved the deployment of an additional 1,998 special force of the Corps for the Edo State Governorship Election.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Edo election: NSCDC deploys 13,3111 personnel, 60 sniffer dogs

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.
Commandant General of NSCDC, Mr. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu

Eid-El-Fitr: NSCDC deploys 35,000 personnel nationwide

The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Abdullahi Gana, says the corps will deploy 35,000 personnels nationwide to ensure hitch-free Eid-
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC urges President Buhari to disregard Rivers monarchs on disbandment of joint taskforce

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard the call by the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers to stop the activities of the Joint Taskforce on the movement of Agricultural Products and foodstuffs, set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in the state.
Commandant General of NSCDC, Mr. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu

NSCDC: Private guards must wear name tags now

Following the arrest of some fake Private Guard Operatives during the Covid-19 lockdown at beats and locations within the country, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has directed that all State Commandants of the Corps should ensure and enforce the recent directive that all Private Guards in the country should sew their Private Security Identification (PSID) number on their uniforms.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor summons security council meeting over herders-farmers clashes

Following reported cases of clashes between farmers and herders in some parts of Gombe State, Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, has summoned a meeting of the State Security Council.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army to x-ray 2019 activities at COAS conference

The Nigerian Army is set to evaluate its activities for 2019, and develop strategies for its 2020 activities at the 2019 Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference.

Board promotes 10 Immigration officers from ACGs to DCGs

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 10 officers from their former ranks of Assistant Controllers/Commandants and Assistant Comptrollers–General (ACGs).
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Board approves promotion of 51 Prisons, Immigration officers

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the promotion of 51 officers to the rank of Assistant Controller General in Civil Defence, Immigration and the Nigerian Prisons.

NDA immortalises Generals Salihu Ibrahim, Thaddeus Ashei

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has immortalised Lt-Gen. Salihu Ibrahim and Maj-Gen Thaddeus Ashei, both former Commandants of the Academy.
Gov. Karim Shettima of Borno

2019: Kashim Shettima optimistic of free, non-violence election in North East

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has expressed confident that the people of Borno and northeast who have experienced a lot of challenges as a result of boko haram insurgency would not engage themselves in any form of politically motivated or related violence before, on or even after the elections.

Nigerian military redeploys 399 officers in major shake-up

The Spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Maj Gen John Enenche, and 398 other officers have been redeployed in a major posting and appointment released by the Nigerian Army on Friday.

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Obafemi Martins breaks silence on ‘rift’ with Burna Boy

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Fulham manager Scott Parker has expressed his disappointment after Josh Maja’s equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur was disallowed for handball by the VAR.

Fulham boss laments Josh Maja’s disallowed goal in defeat to Spurs

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Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

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Benue governor: Terkula Suswam’s killers will be punished

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed that the killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam will be apprehended and brought to justice.
1. The former Lagos state governor, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has revalidated his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

2023: Group donate N10 million for Asiwaju Tinubu ‘presidential bid’

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