Home Topics Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
The key signatories to the letter are David Patrick Paul Alton, the Lord Alton of Liverpool, a Liberal Democratic member of UK Parliament; Caroline Annex Cox, a cross-bench member of the UK House of Lords; and Sam Mason.

UK MPs seek sanctions against Nigeria over ‘attacks on Christians’

Some members of United Kingdom House of Lords have asked the UK to take more action against Nigeria to check the rising killings of Christians by terrorists and state actors in parts of the West African country.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Northern elders involved in beer parlour talk over service chiefs

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has charged the Northern elders to contribute their part in the fight against Boko Haram and leave Service Chiefs alone.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai tasks military commanders on loyalty to democracy

The Nigerian Army has charged its officers and men to ensure absolute loyalty to democratic governance, calling on unit commanders of the force to continue to provide leadership and work towards making their personnel understand the need to uphold the tenets of military professionalism.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Arewa youths demand sack of service chiefs, works minister

The Arewa Youth Consultative Council (AYCC) on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the service chiefs immediately and appoint competent young people with the required energy, vigour and zeal to do the job.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.
The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.

Ethiopian forces conducting offensive to capture Mekelle – Tigray leader

The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor flags off Operation Crocodile Smile, hails Nigerian Army on security

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has hailed the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their services which culminated in the successful inauguration of his administration on February 14, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari chairs National Security Council meeting after Lekki shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, NGF security council, security heads meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave strong assurances that security will be restored to Borno State, North East and nation at large, following the recent adoption of new strategies and the acquisition of modern military equipment.

President Buhari: I’ll render all possible help to secure North East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave strong assurances that security will be restored to Borno State, North East and nation at large, following the recent adoption of new strategies and the acquisition of modern military equipment.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Insecurity: President Buhari, security heads, Northeast governors meet in Aso Rock

Following the worsening security situation in the country, especially in the Northern flank, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Governors of the North East and Security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

General Buratai: We won’t reconcile with bandits

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has kicked against any move by politicians to reconcile with the bandits, stressing that, “the Army will not reconcile with them”.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

General Buratai to commission army school project in Imo

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Turku Yusuf Buratai, will on Thursday commission a two classroom block built by the Nigeria Army, at Amakohia-Ubi community in Owerri west local government area of the state.
The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian Army to try the General Officer Commanding 8 division, Sokoto Major Gen Hakeem Oladapo Otiki has found the senior officer guilty on all five counts and ordered his dismissal from service with disgrace and dishonour.

Nigerian Army dismisses former GOC for stealing

Major General Hakeem Otiki, former General Officer Commanding (GOC), has been dismissed from Service by the General Court Martial set up by the Military Council to try him for stealing money belonging to the Nigerian Army.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Missing N400 million: Army court martial set to deliver judgement on General Otiki

The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian army to try one of its officers Major-General Hakeem Otiki, is set to deliver judgement.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Boko Haram: General Buratai says he’ll remain on frontline until ‘final defeat’

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has admitted that the Boko Haram fight has lingered for too long and that the army is poised to root them up within a very short time.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country.

Boko Haram: General Buratai relocates to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country.

Recent Stories

A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.