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General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

320 Nigerian soldiers retire from military

Three hundred and twenty military personnel, comprising 262 from the Nigerian Army, 44 from the Nigerian Navy and 14 from the Nigerian Air Force have voluntarily who bowed out of the Armed Forces.

320 Nigerian soldiers retire from service

Three hundred and twenty soldiers, who have completed a six-month training at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos, in new skills, have formally retired from the service.

DHQ: No concrete evidence ISIS is training Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian military said Wednesday there was no evidence that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had sneaked in fighters from Syria to support Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, as recently reported by the media.

NAF deploys combat helicopter to Gusau

Adesanya said: “The helicopter will operate from the recently constructed helipads at 207 QRG Gusau thereby, enhancing overall operational effectiveness.”

Nigerian military slams Amnesty International over rape report on troops

The Nigerian Military has denied the report by Amnesty International accusing soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, of raping women and girls at IDP camps.

Two killed in suspected herdsmen attack in Benue

Two persons were last night killed and several others injured after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse-Ikyaan village in Makurdi LGA.

Amnesty: Nigerian soldiers, JTF rape, starve Boko Haram victims

Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.

Military alleges plan by Amnesty International to destabilize Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has accused Amnesty International, AI, of planning to destabilize Nigeria.

DHQ: Troops kill 35 militia herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, others

The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.

Military launches Operation Whirls Stroke to flush out killer groups in Benue, others

He said the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin in consultation with service chiefs and commanders of other security agencies re-strategised and constituted the operation to ensure peace and security of lives and properties in the affected states returned back to normal.

Report: Boko Haram faction seizes Northeast towns, taxes residents

A breakaway Boko Haram faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa has seized some towns in Borno and Yobe states, providing protection to Muslim residents and collecting taxes from them, Reuters reports.

DHQ: 13 soldiers killed during Operation Ayem Akpatuma

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said thirteen soldiers were killed during a special operation in five states code-named “Operation Ayem Akpatuma.”

DHQ accuses Taraba politicians of inciting people against military

As controversy continues to trail the killings in Taraba State, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Wednesday accused politicians in the state of inciting the people against the military and attempting to confront soldiers.

Armed Forces prepare 39 senior officers for life after retirement

To ensure a meaningful life after service, the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) on Tuesday began an entrepreneurship and management training for 39 senior military officers.

Taraba traditional ruler appeals for increased military surveillance

The traditional ruler of Gashaka in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba, Alhaji Zubairu Hammangabdo, has called on Defence Headquarters to empower soldiers of 20 Mechanised Battalion in Serti with facilities and trained personnel to improve surveillance to rid the area of criminal elements.

President Buhari’s ‘other room’ statement as embarrassment to mothers – Pastor Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment of women.

General Olonisakin: Nigerian youths facing enormous challenges

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, has said that youths in the country are facing enormous challenges that must not be ignored if the nation is to grow.

Federal government dismisses General Danjuma‎ claims on alleged military’s role in killings

The federal government has dismissed allegations by a retired military general that security forces are conniving with deadly attackers across Nigeria, saying such calls are inflammatory and should be disregarded.

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Ahmed Musa: Why I struggled at Leicester City

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Edo guber: APC national vice chairman justifies direct primary, cautious party

Suleiman Wambai, North-Central, National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said direct primary election in Edo was the only way to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara experience.

Gbenga Ogunbote: LMC’s ‘playoff’ option not fair to Enyimba, others

Lobi Stars coach Gbenga Ogunbote has disclosed that the playoff option to end the League as been touted by the LMC is unfair to clubs who have played fewer games all season.
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President Buhari, Speaker Gbajabiamila mourn deceased New Telegraph editor

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, have commiserated with the media industry over the passing of Waheed Bakare, the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.