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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.

Taraba killings: Group urges police not to indulge in media trial

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, constituted a 7-man joint investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate Wukari incident.

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Oil sector: NNPC boss commends Nigerian Army

The Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, on Tuesday commended the country’s military for providing a secure environment for the corporation to carry out its functions.

Presidency uncovers drug cartels in military, police formations

For a long time, the use of hard drugs by personnel of the Nigerian armed forces has been a subject of speculations, even in clear cases of disturbing patterns of behaviours–such as the inexplicable cases of soldiers who killed colleagues and superior officers and ended up killing themselves.
In a boost to Nigeria’s anti-terrorism war, the Nigerian Army on Thursday unveiled four mine and bomb resistant anti-ambush protected vehicles. 3

In Pictures: Nigerian Army launches mine resistant vehicles

In a boost to Nigeria’s anti-terrorism war, the Nigerian Army on Thursday unveiled four mine and bomb resistant anti-ambush protected vehicles.
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: DHQ to develop sports in barracks

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has expressed the determination of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to develop sports among youths in military barracks across the country.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, defence chief meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Coalition renews call for retirement of service chiefs

A coalition of civil society organisations under the banner of Coalition of Civil Rights for Justice, Peace and Security, Monday, joined in the agitations in some quarters that the nation’s service chiefs be retired.
President Buhari meets with 36 State Governors and Service Chiefs on Security Matters in State House on 7th June 2019 7

President Buhari extends tenure of service chiefs

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari might have extended the tenure of the service chiefs.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

Governor Sanwo-Olu, SGF Mustapha praise Nigerian Navy for reduced maritime crime, others

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, have showered praises on Nigerian Navy (NN) for reducing maritime crimes to the barest minimum as well as playing vital roles in counter-insurgency.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari shocked by Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received reports of killings in Katsina State with shock, assuring government will restore peace and stability in the polity.

Insecurity: Group backs Pastor Adeboye’s call for support to service chiefs

The Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has endorsed a call by the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, that replacing the Service Chiefs hastily may create fresh problems capable of compounding the security challenges currently facing nation.
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: How military can achieve complete defeat of terrorism, insurgency

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.

Defence minister tasks NAF personnel to strive for excellence

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has charged the new graduands of the Air Force War College (AFWC) Course 4/2018 to strive for excellence and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

Defence minister lauds armed forces for creditable performance

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has commended the armed forces for its creditable performance in addressing the several security challenges that have continued to threaten the nation.
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on 11th April 2019 2

President Buhari orders service chiefs to be ruthless with kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he had directed heads of security agencies in the country to clear the bandits killing innocent citizens in Zamfara State and neighbouring states immediately.
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on 11th April 2019 3

President Buhari orders security chiefs to deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged security agencies to put their acts together and deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers and other security challenges in the country.

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