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NAF graduates 769 UK-trained special forces

Determined to rout terrorist group, Boko Haram in the North-east, the Nigerian Air Force yesterday graduated 769 special forces trained in partnership with the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT).

Tukur Buratai: Newly promoted officers to move to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Thursday, hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter terrorism operations.

Nigerian Army promotes 29 Major-Generals, 95 Brigadier-Generals, 106 Colonels

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 29 Brigadiers-Generals to Majors-General, 95 Colonels to Brigadiers-General, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant-Colonel.

231 senior army officers promoted

The breakdown of those elevated, according to a statement issued by the army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman on Tuesday shows that 29 Brigadier-Generals were elevated to Major-Generals and 95 Colonels to Brigadier-Generals.

Tukur Buratai reaffirms combat readiness against militancy in Niger Delta

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has passed a vote of confidence in the abilities of his men and officers operating both on land and along the coastal areas to tackle insurgency and other social vices capable of disrupting the peace currently prevalent in the region.
Nigerian Army on Friday commenced 'Operation Crocodile Smile III’ exercise at 16 Brigade in Bayelsa State and extended to all States under 6 Division Area of Operational Responsibility to stop the tide of pipeline vandalism in the region.

Nigerian Army reaffirms commitments to civil partnership

The Commander, Sector 1, ‘Operation Delta Safe’, under the 6 Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army, Col. Alhassan Grema, has assured the indigenes within its area of responsibility of the cooperation of his men and officers in enhancing cordial relationship through its civil-military efforts.
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Fake Army officer arrested in Delta

A 48-year-old man, identified as Mohammed Sali, who had been parading himself as an Army Major has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police in Delta State.

Nigerian Army holds promotion examination

The Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has commenced promotion examination in Sokoto for 150 Captains moving to the rank of Major, from different Army formations across the country.

2019: Hamza Al-Mustapha emerges PPN presidential candidate

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, on Sunday, emerged the presidential candidate of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).

Police: Female abductor gives birth while holding victim hostage

A pregnant woman who abducted the son of the Borno State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ali Dalori, gave birth while holding her captive hostage, the police said yeserday.
Army officers preparing for combat proficiency competition and drills at 9 Brigrade Parade Ground in Ikeja, Lagos. NAN

Nigerian Army test officers’ proficiency in handling of weapons, military drills

Officers of the 81 Division, Nigerian Army, on Monday embarked on proficiency test on how to handle weapons effectively and military drills.

Nigerian Army begins special operation against bandits in Sokoto

The Nigerian Army has launched a joint security operation to clear bandits terrorizing Gandi and Tabanni villages in Rabbah Local Government area of Sokoto State.

Suspected herdsmen kill soldier in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Sunday reportedly killed one of the military officers on peace keeping mission in the Logo LGA of Benue State.

Police arrest 28 suspected kidnappers, armed robbery gang

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 28 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger.

Enugu council polls: ‘Okpa,’ sachet water sellers make brisk business

Vendors of popular delicacy in Enugu, `okpa,’ and chilled sachet water made brisk businesses on Saturday in Enugu, as the Enugu State Local Government got under way, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian Army holds promotion exams for 326 majors, captains

The Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) on Monday said a total of 326 Majors and Captains from across Army formations would sit for promotion examination, beginning from Aug. 7, in Kaduna.

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Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

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National Sports Festival: Biased officiating worry athletes, spectators

Some athletes and spectators at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja say they are getting worried at the quality and performance of those officiating at the competition.