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Federal government considers suspension of anti-grazing law

In order to reduce tensions caused by the passage of the controversial anti-grazing law in three states, the federal government is considering suspending the implementation of the law, while negotiating safe routes for cattle herders.

Insecurity: Senate asks security chiefs to submit budget for special funding

The senate has asked heads of security agencies to send a special budget that would enable them tackle insecurity in the country.

IGP Ibrahim Idris absent as service chiefs meet senate

The Senate is at the moment in a closed door session with Service Chiefs over the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and herdsmen and kidnapping across the country.

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.

Defence chief visits wounded troops in Chad

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has visited wounded troops engaged in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad region.

Minister: Boko Haram can no longer stage organised operations in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said the counter insurgency operations against Boko Haram have rendered the terrorist group incapable of launching organized attacks.

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.

US military worries over attacks in Nigeria by foreign extremists

The United States military has expressed concerned over attacks being carried out by foreign extremists in Nigeria and other West African countries.

Security chiefs allege plan to scuttle 2019 polls

Heads of the nation’s security agencies have expressed worry over alleged ongoing attempts by some groups to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections.

Dapchi: Service chiefs meet troops commanders in Maiduguri

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a Nigerian Army General, was on Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, alongside other service chiefs where they held a three-hour meeting with troops commanders over the search for the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

Stakeholders mum on outcome of security meeting with President Buhari

The prevailing security challenges in the country may have necessitated a Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

95 ex-Boko Haram fighters set for release into society – CDS

Ninety five ex-Boko Haram terrorists that have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society.

President Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo, others lay wreath to honour fallen Heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday led Service chiefs, other top government functionaries and members of the diplomatic corps to lay wreaths in honour of those died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments.

2017: General Olonisakin appreciates military’s performance

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has congratulated members of the Armed Forces for performing “creditably’’ in 2017 in spite of numerous challenges.

38 Dismissed Nigerian Army officers drag federal govt to ECOWAS court

One and half years after they were dismissed under controversial circumstances, 38 top officers of the Nigerian Army have headed to the community court of justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.

President Buhari, security and the right team strategy

One must however slightly disagree with Mr. President, who should have given himself credit for handpicking the right team to deliver his desired mandate in security. Having the right team in place is additional guarantee that things will turn out well.

Army War College graduates 33 pioneer students

The newly-established Army War College, Nigeria, on Friday, graduated its 33 pioneer officers.

Nigerian Army Board approves promotion of 30 senior officers

The Board of the Army War College (AWC) has approved the promotion of 30 senior officers of the Nigerian Army to the next ranks, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has said.

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