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There was massive shooting in Monguno, a major town in northern Borno State, as the Nigerian military battled to repel an attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram, sources said.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has lamented that public misconducts of some soldiers in recent times were giving the public negative perception about the Nigerian Military.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has led the top echelon of the Army hierarchy and top Commanders to celebrate the 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) and Medal Parade in dreaded Gwoza, Borno state just as he declared that the federal government is in firm control of all Nigerian territories.
The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre has called for the prosecution of terrorists sponsors over incessant attacks on humanitarian workers in Nigeria.
The military at the weekend retired 527 soldiers, ratings and airmen from service with a charge to remain committed, loyal and patriotic to the Nigerian State.
Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, has urged South East governors and other Igbo leaders to rally and give a befitting state burial to the deceased parents of Nnamdi Kanu.
Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has commended the Nigerian army for its research and development effort as well as innovation leading to the production of made in Nigeria military hardware.
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-radicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerians military.
The Nigerian Army is set to evaluate its activities for 2019, and develop strategies for its 2020 activities at the 2019 Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently intervene and put pressure on the Nigerian authorities and their agents to immediately end the intimidation and harassment of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN simply for defending their clients’ rights.”
A Nigerian rights group has written the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights requesting intervention to stop the harassment by the Department of State Services of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana.
Nigerian Military under the Nigerian Navy have allegedly laid siege at Escravos, anchoring their gun boats at the front of Oporoza creek, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State.
The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) of Nigerian Military has handed over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to Borno State Rehabilitation Centre in Bulumkutu.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused the Nigerian military of using surveillance technology to spy on ordinary Nigerians and the press.
An oil pipeline surveillance company, Darlon Security and Guards Limited (DSGL), operating in Bayelsa State has denied allegations that its staff allegedly killed some Bayelsa youths in Korokorosei community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Amnesty International has again asked the International Criminal Court to open investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram in North East.
The Nigerian Film Corporation and the Nigerian Military have decried the wrong portrayal of the military in Nigerian movies, saying it is undermining the military’s enormous sacrifices and its personnel.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano chapter, has commiserated with the Management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the death of its immediate past Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru.
Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, Convener of the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID), has urged the nation’s anti-graft agencies to immediately undertake an holistic probe of the finances of Ebonyi State in the last 16 years in the light plethora of its abandoned projects and huge debt overhang.
The Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for Judiciary and Legislature has urged governors to comply with the Executive Order 10.
Athletic Bilbao coach, Gaizka Garitano, has extended his contract until June 2021, the Spanish club announced on Sunday.
Mrs Sadiya Salisu, the wife of Mas’ud Salisu, a Nigerian stranded in Egypt, has called for the Federal Government’s intervention to facilitate his return home.
Six others were injured during the attack just as an undisclosed number of animals were rustled from three villages of Yan Nasarawa, Unguwar Alhaji Babba and Unguwar Kanya.
The top-flight, which was halted in mid-March owing to the coronavirus pandemic, has been allowed to resume by President John Pombe Magufuli and already teams have started group training sessions ahead of the restart.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has commiserated with Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen over the passing of his father.
The Katsina State Government says it is investigating the causes of the unusual rise in deaths being recorded daily across the state.
The cleaning up exercise of the records of registered market operators, embarked upon by the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, under the present leadership of its acting Director-General, Ms Mary Uduk, has led to the cancellation of registration of eighty four (84) inactive operators as well as giving 94 others a pre-notice of cancellation of their registration.