Historic! Nigerian Army gets first Professor

November 18, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, has announced the promotion of Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam to the rank of a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering. Imam is said to be the first professor among serving personnel in the history of the Nigerian Army. The Registrar of the Academy, Brig.-Gen. A.M. Tukur announced the promotion in a statement on Friday in Kaduna. Read More

Nigerian Army speak on fake online recruitment portal

November 14, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigerian Army (NA) has expressed dismay over the alarming rate of the spread of fake online recruitment information, particularly regarding the Nigerian Army Direct Short Service (DSS) Recruitment Portal for the year 2023. A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu warned members of the public against falling prey to fraudsters. He said, “The Read More

No plan to stage charity walk in Edo – Army Spokesman

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, on Saturday, refuted a purported plan to stage a 10km three-day charity walk in Benin. Capt. Yemi Sokoya, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, made the clarification in a statement while reacting to an online publication that the army planned the walk to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA). Read More

Nigeria military inflict more casualties, extinguish terrorists in North-east, others

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Defence Headquarters has warned terrorists and bandits that their days are numbered as the military thwarted the criminals in several operations within the last one week. “The military will continue to deny the terrorists, insurgents and violent extremists the ability to achieve their selfish objectives. “The war is on and their days are numbered, unless they surrender,” Defence Spokesman, Read More

Army speak on postponement of screening exercise, new date

November 3, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigerian Army has announced the postponement of its recruitment screening exercise. The Army announced this in a statement on its X page on Friday. It said the exercise, scheduled for 6th November 2023, has been rescheduled for December 4–17, 2023. The post reads: “This is to inform members of the general public and all applicants that applied for 86 Read More

Army, DSS foil Boko Haram planned attack in Kano

November 3, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigerian Army and the Department of State Service (DSS), Friday, foiled planned attack by Boko Haram in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state. According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, five AK 47 rifles, five AK 47 Rifle Magazines, one rocket-propelled gun, five RPG bombs, six hand grenades, five pairs of desert camouflage Read More

Army: Lagbaja harps on training, discipline

July 12, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has said training, discipline and commitment to duty are key to the current drive to reposition the Nigerian Army. Lagbaja, who gave this hint in his opening remarks during the ceremony for the second commanding officers’ workshop 2023, themed: “Enhancing operational capability of commanding officers for better performance in a joint Read More

Army begins officer’s training week

May 12, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Nigerian Army (NA), 81 Division, has commenced its training week to enhance effective leadership skills among officers in Lagos and Ogun. It commenced this year’s Officers Training Week with the theme, “Enhancing Operational Preparedness of Officers for Participation in Joint and Multi-agency Operations Within 81 Division AOR” held at the Brigade Officers’ Mess, Ikeja, Lagos. The General Officer Commanding Read More

Troops kill 7 bandits in Kaduna community

February 17, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy have neutralized seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Friday indicated that the troops after subduing the bandits in a fierce gun Read More

2023: NSCDC plans new strategies to combat electoral violence, insecurity

June 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Security and Security Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it will deploy new strategies to address electoral voilence and put an end to insecurity in the country. Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said this Thursday in Abuja at the quarterly Commandant General’s Conference, held at the Corps headquarters. The conference brought  together Read More

Pictures: 104 ISWAP terrorists, families surrender in Borno

February 7, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army has announced that 104 terrorist believed to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their families have surrendered to the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Damboa, Borno state. This was made known in a statement by the Nigerian army, via its official Facebook handle. The statement read, “ISWAP fighters and their families Read More

Pictures: Obasanjo decorates son as Brigadier General

January 20, 2022 Admin III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decorated his son, Adeboye Obasanjo, as Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army, following his recent promotion in the military. Obasanjo, a former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was accorded a rare privilege by the military authorities on Wednesday to decorate his son with his newly acquired promotion of a Brigadier-General Read More

Sustain offensive against insurgents, bandits – COAS charges troops

November 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has directed troops of the Nigerian Army to sustain offensives against insurgents and bandits across the country. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, quoted Yahaya as saying this while addressing troops during operational visit to 23 Brigade, Yola on Saturday. He urged them to continue to Read More

Pictures: Anguish as Military buries late Army General, 7 others killed by terrorists

November 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Tears flowed freely on Friday, day late Brigadier General Dzarma Zurkusu, and seven other Nigerian military personnel who were killed by Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists, were buried at the military cemetery in Yola, Adamawa state capital. Their names were given thus: Major Luka Barde 47, Lt. Usman Abubakar Usman 29, Private Salihu Mohammed 23, Private Read More

Coup: Army committed to defending democracy-Nwachukwu

November 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Saturday debunked a publication by an online medium Naija News House which claimed that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had warned soldiers against overthrowing President Muhammadu Buhari,   saying, “the Army is committed to the defence of democracy.” Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.- Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, while reacting to the publication captioned, “Defence Headquarters warns soldiers against overthrowing Read More

Updated: Troops kill ISWAP commander, several terrorists, losses General Zirkusu

November 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Saturday said troops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai killed several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during an encounter in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu however, said Brig.- Gen Dzarma Zirkusu, the commander of 28 Task Force Brigade, Read More

UN to partner Nigerian Army against security challenges

October 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The United Nations (UN) has pledged continuous partnership with the Nigerian Army in tackling security challenges in the country and the Sahel region. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu on Friday said representative of the UN Secretary General for  Central Africa Mahamat Khatir Annadif Saled stated this  during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt- Gen. Read More

How soldiers killed, burn houses in Imo community-Eye witness

October 10, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, 0

As news about the crisis in Umuokwe Aboshi, Izombe, Oguta LGA of Imo state between the Army with the villagers continues to make the rounds, an eye witness who spoke to our correspondent said that more than 10 Hilux vans filled with soldiers were deployed to Izombe community to kill villagers and burn their houses. Blueprint gathered that crisis started Read More

Corps member donates toilet facility to Army Day school

October 9, 2021 Admin III 0

As a measure to put a lasting solution to the felt needs of her host community, a corps member Iniobong Emmanuel Dorcas with service number (OY/20B/0993) as part of her personal Community Development Service recently donated a twin toilet facility to Army Day Secondary School, Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Commissioning the project, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Read More

Video of Magashi carrying AK-47 fake- Aide

October 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The ministry of Defence has debunked a video trending on social media where a man carrying AK47 rifle was portrayed as the Minister of Defence Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), describing it “as misleading and misinforming.”A statement by Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity Mohammad Abdulkadri, said its findings revealed the identity of the person in the Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More