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President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Elections: President Buhari vows peaceful polls as campaigning ends

Nigeria's top two presidential candidates have wrapped up their campaigns with big rallies in front of enthusiastic crowds, making their final pitches to voters and reiterating their commitment to hold peaceful elections.
Sagir Musa

New Army spokesman Sagir Musa assumes duty

The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, assumed duty on Thursday at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

NOUN appoints ex-army spokesman Sani Usman as faculty member

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has appointed retired Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman as Faculty member of its Business School.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army gets new spokesman, others

Col. Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting Director, Army Public Relations.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Boko Haram: Nigeria yet to take delivery of Tucano aircraft

The Federal Government says it is yet to take delivery of any of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft, being manufactured by an American aerospace contractor, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC).

Insecurity: Federal government launches support campaign for military

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has launched a national campaign to rally the support of Nigerians for the military, especially in the fight against insurgency.

Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman retires from service

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, has announced his voluntary retirement from the Nigerian Army.

Nigerian Army denies inducing soldiers with uniform allowance to vote for ruling party

The Nigerian Army has denied reports making the rounds that the payment of uniform allowances to its officers and soldiers was aimed at inducing them to vote for a particular political party.

Central bank donates books to Nigerian Army

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has donated academic books to the Nigerian Army for distribution to its institutions across the country.
Sani Usman

Nigerian Army: Suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked troops in Yobe

Usman stated, “I confirm an attack on our troops’ location at Geidam at about 5pm. Our troops rose to the occasion and repelled the attack. They are currently pursuing the surviving fleeing attackers. We shall give you full details on completion of the pursuit and operations.”

General Buratai acknowledges power of media, urges restraint

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday acknowledged the power of the media, saying it has the ability to either stabilise or distabilise situation in any given security environment.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram from Baga, other areas

The Nigerian Army says troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade have killed several terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), in northern Borno State after launching an operation to retake the towns recently invaded and occupied by the terrorists.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Boko Haram terrorists flee as Nigerian military retakes Baga

Two soldiers paid the supreme price in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga town of Kukawa local government area of Borno state, officials said.
The Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.

Nigerian troops nab wanted Boko Haram terrorist

The Nigerian Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.
Sani Usman

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram pushing hard to infiltrate troops’ locations

Indications further emerged on Monday that Boko Haram insurgents are pushing very hard to overrun troop’s locations in the North East.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says in spite of pocket of attacks by remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno North, the army is tightening the noose against them

General Buratai leads troops to rout over 100 Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army said on Monday troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram Terrorists in coordinated massive attacks personally led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in the theatre of war in Yobe and Borno states.

100 Boko Haram members killed in fight with Nigerian troops

Troops have killed over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in recent various clearance operations in Yobe and Borno, the army said in a statement on Monday.
Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Nigerian Army appoints new war commanders against terrorism

Following the recent directive by Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali, that Operation Lafiya Dole be reorganised for effective results, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has appointed new operational commanders to prosecute the war on terror.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.