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When COAS meets officers, soldiers wives

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Apart from the political will of the present administration, the leadership style of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai, is another major factor responsible for winning the war against insurgency in the North ...

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NAITES opens prospects for North-east – Rector

Brigadier-General Clement Olubunmi Ojo is the Rector, Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES) Biu, Borno state. In this interview with MUSA UMAR BOLOGI, he speaks on some technological breakthrough recorded and challenges facing the school.  Which segment ...

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Army, Customs partner on training, patrol

The 2nd Brigade, Nigerian Army and Eastern Marine Command of the Nigerian Customs Service Port Harcourt are to synergise on marine patrol and training of customs personnel for better efficiency. A statement by the Deputy Superintendent of Customs and Public ...

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Over 30 US cadets train in Horns of Africa

More than 30 United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets have attended a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency (CULP) course in Djibouti. Acoording to a release on the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) website, the training included ruck marches, ...

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Towards a professionally responsive army

Countering unconventional warfare in the 21st century requires an asymmetry approach and combat readiness in dealing and eliminating insurgency. MUSA UMAR BOLOGI looks at efforts of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at positioning the Nigerian Army ...

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DHQ holds seminar for Defence correspondents

Last week, the Directorate of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, organised a one-day seminar for Defence Correspondents, to build their capacity  in order to enhance their performance in the discharge of their duty. The Seminar, with the theme: theme “Constructive ...

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Nigeria Army: Beyond winning war on insurgency

Recently, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai visited army formations and units in the North-east, to further boost morale of the troops fighting war against Boko Haram insurgents, and to participate in humanitarian services rendered to ...

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Gongon ambush: More soldiers found alive

The Nigerian Army has said that troops on rescue operation have found five more soldiers and officers declared missing in action during last Wednesday’s ambush on troops at Gongon village, by Boko Haram insurgents. Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said ...

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When COAS honours journalists

At  the grand finale of  the Nigerian Army Day celebration in Gusau, Zamfara State, last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, presented the Chief of Army Staff Commendation award to 13 journalists covering ...

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Amnesty condemns Cameroon suicide attack

Amnesty International regional director for West and Central Africa,  Alioune Tine, has described the recent attack by Boko Haram in Northern Cameroon as “horrific”. Tine said the latest attack by Boko Haram against civilians demonstrated once more the insurgents total ...

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NATO appoints first female deputy sec. gen.

United State Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security,  Rose Gottemoeller, has been appointed  North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) the new Deputy Secretary General. Mr.s Gottemoeller will replace Ambassador Alexander Vershbow also from the US, who took ...

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Troops kill 10 insurgents in Muska

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade have killed 10 insurgents in Muska village along Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman said the troops conducted the fighting ...

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DHQ issues warning on terrorists attack

The Defence Headquarters has warned Nigerians of plans by Boko Haram insurgents to launch attack during Ramadan period. A statement by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brig. Gen.  Rabe Abubakar  reads: “Information available to this Headquarters indicated plans by terrorists ...

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Niger loses 32 soldiers to insurgents

Nigerien military received a deadly blow weekend as it lost thirty-two soldiers to Boko Haram fighters its border with Nigeria. Niger,s Defence Ministry which disclosed this in a statement described  incident as  one of the deadliest tolls inflicted by the ...

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As world leaders unite against Boko Haram

Leaders of eight African countries and representatives of some western nations recently converged on Abuja to delibarete on the ongoing military opeartions against Boko Haram and speedy resolution of the humanitarian crises caused by insurgency. MUSA UMAR BOLOGI writes on ...

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Nigeria, France sign pact on defence

President Muhammadu Buhari and French President Francois Hollande has signed a letter of intent that would further agreements in defence matters. Speaking at a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja ...

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