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Sadique Abubakar: Role of public in irregular warfare critical

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 National Security Council (NSC) meeting held on Thursday on the security situation in the country and the effect on the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Security council meets on peaceful elections

The National Security Council (NSC) meeting held on Thursday on the security situation in the country and the effect on the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Mansur Dan-Ali: Opposition stockpiling arms for 2019 polls

The Federal Government alleged on Thursday that the opposition was stockpiling arms in a bid to cause mayhem in the 2019 general elections.

2019: Muhammadu Buhari meets service chiefs over security challenges

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.

Navy takes delivery of 10 fast patrol vessels

The Nigerian Navy has boosted its patrol vessels with 10 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBS).

Zamfara guber: Abdulaziz Yari, supporters protest annulment of primary

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 Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

APC primaries: Abdulaziz Yari dares Adams Oshiomhole, calls supporters out for protest

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.

Mansur Dan-Ali inaugurates 17-member committee for implementation of national defence policy

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.”

Nigeria wraps up Independence anniversary with military display

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.

APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary to October 1.

Nigerian Army sets up rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers

The Nigerian Army has set up a modern rehabilitation centre for soldiers injured in combat and non-combat operations in the country.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

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.

Security report from North East worrisome – minister

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.

President Buhari directs service chiefs to beef up security

“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.”

Internal Security: Service chiefs demand for more equipment

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left Abuja for Netherlands to participate in activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

President Buhari leaves Abuja for Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS summit

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 Buhari to attend Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS, ECOWAS Summits in Togo

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings.

ICG: Armed herdsmen violence six times more deadly than Boko Haram

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.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

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.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

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.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

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.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

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.