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Operation Crocodile Smile: Nigerian military moves to rid South West of criminals

The Nigerian Armed Forces have commenced training of personnel of security agencies in preparation for a massive military manoeuvre tagged EXERCISE CROCODILE SMILE 4, intended to caste an iron shield cordon on the country against criminal elements.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army renames ‘Operation Python Dance’ in South East to ‘Atilogwu Udo’

The authorities of the Nigerian Army wish to inform the general public of the change of name of one of its annual training exercises code-named, “Exercise Egwu Eke” to “Exercise Atilogwu Udo”.

General Buratai unveils second edition of management and policy studies

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has inaugurated Course 2 of the Management and Policy Studies aimed at proffering research-based solutions to defence and security challenges facing the country.

Army chief orders aggressive postures against bandits, criminals

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto States, among others, to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of operations.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno seals deal with 30 Saudi clerics to stop Boko Haram war

The Borno State Government has gone spiritual in its efforts to halt the Boko Haram insurgency.

General Buratai: Insurgency can’t be defeated by warfare alone

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Monday said that Boko Haram and other terror groups operating in the country cannot be defeated by warfare alone.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army court martial former GOC over alleged stolen N400 million

The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Sokoto, Hakeem Otiki, a major general, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command.

Farmers-herders’ crisis: Ex-Senate president berates General Danjuma, others

Third Republic Senate President, Chief Ameh Ebute, has berated the former Defence Minister, Lieutenant General TY Danjuma (Rtd) some serving governors and elder statesmen of leveraging on the farmers/herders’ clashes to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Xenophobia: Don’t buy looted Shoprite, other shops’ items – Police warn Nigerians

The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Three soldiers die as troops engage terrorists in Borno

Three soldiers have been killed as troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole engaged members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno State.
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Three soldiers dead, eight others injured in shoot out with terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian army said three of its soldiers were killed and eight others injured during a shoot out with the Boko Haram terrorists group at Munguno in Borno State.

US, Southeast Asia to hold first ever joint maritime drill

The US and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing “wrongdoing” as Washington and Beijing jostle for influence in the region.
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Sudan forms transition government to lead country to civilian rule

Sudan’s military leaders and the country’s pro-democracy opposition movement have formed an 11-member sovereign council to lead the country through a three-year transitional period towards civilian rule, state news agency SUNA reported.

Boko Haram: Borno community celebrates first Sallah in five years

According to the monarch, this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims.

Terrorists kill two soldiers, two-year-old girl

Two soldiers and a two-year-old girl were killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in the southern Philippines as the country marked the feast of Eid al-Adha, the military said on Tuesday.

General Buratai: Criminal elements will not occupy any part of Nigeria

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has vowed not to allow criminal elements occupy any part of Nigeria.

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.
The assurance came yesterday, on the heels of a new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major-General Anthony Omozoje, during his courtesy visit to Governor Seyi Makinde in his office at Agodi, Ibadan.

Nigerian Army to synergise with government to tame security challenges

The Nigerian Army has again assured of its readiness to synergise with governments at levels to tame the spate of security challenges bedevilling the nation.
R- Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Peanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Mrs Nuratu Batagarawa decorating the newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun (Middle) in Jaji, Kaduna State on 12-7-2019

Coalition lauds President Buhari, Nigerian Army for promoting officers

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has reacted to the recent promotion of two senior officers of the Nigerian Army.
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Lamidi Adeosun decorated Lieutenant-General

The newly promoted Lieutenant-General, Lamidi Adeosun, has been decorated with his new rank.
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Algeria’s army chief cautions against calls for ‘civilian state’

Algeria‘s army chief has warned protesters against calling for a “civilian, and not military, state”, denouncing the demand as being marshalled by “traitors”.
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Lamidi Adeosun now lieutenant general in new army promotion

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two Generals and a Subaltern of the Nigerian Army as reward for their gallantry and exemplary leadership.

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Oluwo: Insecurity in Nigeria is perennial problem

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi said insecurity in Nigeria is a perrenial challenge which requires a linear process to be tamed.
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Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
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Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Akwa United’s right-back, Etim Mathew, has expressed confidence that the Promise Keepers have the wherewithal to conquer Enyimba International when the two teams will face each other on NPFL Match-day 12 on Wednesday in Aba.

Etim Matthew: Akwa United Going For Victory In Aba

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The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Nigerian women worried at constant threat to children – minister

Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallan has condemned the kidnapping of 300 female students from another secondary school in Zamfara, saying it is heartbreaking.
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Just after coming out of its 737 Max fiasco, Boeing Co is in new trouble again over the safety of its 777 jets.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

African swine fever detected in South Africa’s Western Cape

South Africa’s Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the provincial head of agriculture said.