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The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Stolen N400 million: Nigerian Army sends General Hakeem Otiki on course

The former General Officer Commanding of the 8 Division, Sokoto State, Maj. Gen. Hakeem Otiki, under whom five soldiers allegedly escaped with about N400m, is undergoing a course at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos State.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Military panel probes Taraba kidnap kingpin’s confession, invites police

The Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the killing of three police in Ibi, Taraba State, has opened an investigation into the video showing arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, indicting soldiers over his escape.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Joint security panel worried over Taraba kidnap kingpin’s video

The panel set up by the military high command to look into strained inter-agency relations between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police is worried over a trending video of the purported confession of the re-arrested notorious Kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume in police custody.

DHQ constitutes joint investigation panel over killing of policemen in Taraba

The Defence Headquarters has constituted a seven-man joint investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of three police personnel and a civilian by troops of Nigerian Army in Taraba.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: No secret graveyards in North East

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied the existence of secret graveyards in the North East.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops kill 78 bandits, recover 16 rifles in Zamfara

Troops of the Nigerian military under the Operation Hadarin Daji have reportedly shot and killed 78 bandits in various operations carried out in Zamfara State forests in the last two months.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops kill 132 bandits, arrest 25 others

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stolen cash: We’ll make probe outcome public – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, said the outcome of the ongoing investigations, of the former General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Maj. Gen Hakeem Otiki, over alleged diversion of over N400m by five runaway soldiers in the division would be made public.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin urges postgraduate researchers to focus on insecurity facing Nigeria

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has urged postgraduate researchers in the country to focus their researches on the security challenges facing Nigeria and the possible ways out.
Julie Okah-Donlie – NAPTIP DG

NAPTIP seeks military cooperation against human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) has sought the cooperation of the Armed Forces in the fight against human trafficking in the country.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: Security challenges threatening Nigeria’s existence

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has said the security challenges facing the country is threatening its corporate existence.

DSS warns against breach of peace

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned aggrieved politicians to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace.

Revolution: DHQ warns agitators, orders law enforcement agencies to unravel promoters

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, warned promoters of revolution against the Federal Government as contained in a document being circulated in the country to desist or face the wrath of the Nigerian military.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Operations to combat terrorism has recorded success

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says ongoing military operations to combat terrorism, banditry and economic sabotage has recorded some successes in the last one week.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rivers elections: Police, Army resolve conflict

The Nigerian Police Force the Nigerian Army on Friday announced that they have resolved the conflict that ensued between them during the governorship and House of Assembly election in Rivers State.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Elections: DHQ warns politicians against unlawful conduct

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday warned politicians against engaging in unlawful behaviour and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law in today’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. This is...
John Agim - Nigerian Army

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.

Abayomi Olonishakin: Nigerian Army can’t force peace on unwilling people

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, has said that no nation in the world can enforce peace on its people except the warring factions themselves agree to embrace peace in the first instance.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.