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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.

Federal government shuts borders, police restrict vehicular movement as polls draw closer

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all land borders with effect from 12pm on Friday (today) to Sunday due to the Presidential and National Assembly polls scheduled to hold Saturday.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army gets new spokesman, others

Col. Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting Director, Army Public Relations.

Nigerian Army redeploys senior officers, gets new spokesman, DDI

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu was moved from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole to Defence Headquarters and appointed Acting Director Defence Information.

Nigerian Army retires 130 generals, colonels, others

There is rumble in the Nigerian Armed Forces, following the retirement from service of over 130, officers of the Nigerian Army.
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Elections: Military identifies troubled zones

The Defence Headquarters has identified some likely zones that might be prone to violence during the forthcoming general elections.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ warns personnel against fraternising with political parties

As Nigeria prepares for the presidential election next week Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Defence Headquarters has warned it personnel against fraternising with any political party or association.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ orders off-duty military personnel to wear mufti on election day

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday ordered members of the Nigerian armed forces to desist from wearing their uniforms or other official kits on February 16 when the presidential election will hold.

NAF redeploys 27 AVM, 45 other senior officers

The Nigeria Air Force has redeployed a total of 72 senior officers comprising 27 AVMs, 30 Air Commodores, eight Group Captains, 4 Wing Commanders and three Squadron Leaders for operational efficiency and effectiveness.
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.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC, seeks compensation for victims of 2017 Rann bombing

A senior Nigerian lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking compensation for the families of about 200 Internally-displaced persons (IDPs) ‘mistakenly’ bombed in January 2017 by a Nigeria airforce jet at a camp in Rann, Borno State.

DHQ announces date for Alex Badeh’s burial

The Defence Headquarters has announced the date for the burial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).

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.
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Remembrance Day: DHQ announces closure of some roads

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said some roads in the city centre in the FCT would be closed on January 15 for the celebration of the 2019 Armed Forces Day.

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.

New Year: NAF chief urges personnel to remain optimistic, courageous

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has enjoined personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to march into 2019 with optimism.
Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olanisakin, accompanied by Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri-1

CDS, service chiefs visit Maiduguri to assess security situation

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olanisakin, accompanied by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, Borno State.
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.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.