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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Monday says the role of the population where insurgency is fought is very critical to succeeding in irregular warfare.
The Federal Government alleged on Thursday that the opposition was stockpiling arms in a bid to cause mayhem in the 2019 general elections.
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, presided over the National Security Council which has the nation’s security chiefs and Minister of Defence in attendance.
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara will on Saturday lead a protest against the cancellation of the state governorship primary and referred to Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman, as a dictator.
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State on Friday called out his supporters for a peaceful protest over the decision of the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress to cancel the party’s governorship primaries held on Wednesday.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali on Tuesday inaugurated a 17-member Committee for the implementation of the new “National Defence Policy for the country.”
The week-long ‘elaborate’ activities to mark the 58th Independence anniversary of Nigeria ended, in Abuja, on Monday, with the display of military strength and skills.
The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary to October 1.
The Nigerian Army has set up a modern rehabilitation centre for soldiers injured in combat and non-combat operations in the country.
The governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, says insecurity in the state has led to the loss of at least 2,300 people from 2011 till date.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Alli, on Monday admitted that the security report still emanating from the troubled North Eastern part of the country is still worrisome.
“All the operations were reviewed and all the issues concerning the operations were dealt with. And he directed that we should continue to step up our game to ensure that the nation is safe and people go about their daily activities in a very safe manner.”
The nation’s security chiefs have demanded that the Federal Government provide more equipment for the Armed Forces in order to sustain the tempo in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges across the country.
Others on the delegation are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau; and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings.
A new report on Thursday found that violence involving armed herdsmen was six times more deadly than Boko Haram in the first half of this year. The report then recommended urgent steps that the Nigerian government must take to stem further attacks.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.
The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.
A 15-year-old boy, who hacked his 22-year-old brother to death with a machete has been arrested.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.
A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed a rare life sentence in Spain on Thursday.
Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, a member of Osun House of Assembly, has commended Federal Government for approving N60 billion subsidy for rice farming in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group over its reported endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, did not surprise him.