Why military won’t interfere in Nigerian politics again – IBB

January 13, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A former Nigerian military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has explained why the military will not interfere in the Nigerian politics again. Babangida spoke in an interview with Channels Television on Friday. The former military leader stated that military interference robbed Nigeria off true federalism, adding that the era of military dabbling into politics has come to an end because Nigerians have Read More

Curb the excesses at military checkpoints

January 10, 2024 Fadeela Mustapha Lawan 0

For years, Nigeria has struggled with insecurity and corruption, two problems that have badly affected the country’s economy and its people. Despite efforts by the government to address these issues, they remain a major challenge for the nation. Now, as Nigeria faces a new set of challenges, the future of the country looks uncertain. The Nigerian military has been praised Read More

Curb the excesses at military checkpoints

January 9, 2024 Admin III 0

For years, Nigeria has struggled with insecurity and corruption, two problems that have badly affected the country’s economy and its people. Despite efforts by the government to address these issues, they remain a major challenge for the nation. Now, as Nigeria faces a new set of challenges, the future of the country looks uncertain.  The Nigerian military has been praised Read More

How Nigeria military neutralised 43 terrorists, arrested 115 – Official

January 5, 2024 Admin III 0

The Defence Headquarters has said no fewer than 43 terrorists have been neutralised and 115 others arrested by troops in different operations in the past week. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Buba said the military remained focused on its campaign against insurgents and operations against other criminals Read More

Fresh anxiety as military helicopter crashes into residential area

January 3, 2024 Admin III 0

At least three persons have been confirmed dead after a Ugandan military helicopter gunship crashed into a residential house in the country’s western Ntoroko district. Those who lost their lives include, two army crew members of the rank of lieutenant and a civilian whose house was crashed into by the Mi-28 gunship. Uganda’s defence spokesperson, Felix Kulayigye in a statement Read More

Curb the excesses at military checkpoints

January 3, 2024 Fadeela Mustapha Lawan 0

For years, Nigeria has struggled with insecurity and corruption, two problems that have badly affected the country’s economy and its people. Despite efforts by the government to address these issues, they remain a major challenge for the nation. Now, as Nigeria faces a new set of challenges, the future of the country looks uncertain. The Nigerian military has been praised Read More

Tudun Biri attacks: CSO appeals for caution, restraint 

December 11, 2023 Agi Onda 0

  The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development  (CCSPSND) has appealed to Nigerians to exercise caution and restraint in the wake of the accidental bombing of civilians in Tudun Biri, Igabi LGA of Kaduna state. The conveners of the group, Hon. Chief Michael Msuaan, MON, and Mallam Adamu Kabiru regretted the attack on the civilians and Read More

Victims of Tudun Biri bombing deserve justice 

December 8, 2023 Mustapha Abdullahi 0

The quest for justice has reached a critical juncture in Nigeria, particularly in the North, where the innocent souls of Tudun Biri in Kaduna state have fallen victim to an unthinkable tragedy. The incident has sparked outrage with calls for a thorough investigation. Tudun Biri, a community already grappling with security challenges, was suddenly thrust into a harrowing ordeal when Read More

FG promotes 32,361 paramilitary personnel

December 2, 2023 Admin III 0

The Board of Immigration, Civil Defence, Fire and Correctional Services has approved the promotion of 32,361 personnel from the four services. Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed details of the promotions through the NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, on Friday in Abuja. A total of 4, 498 of those promoted were personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service out Read More

Nigerian military’s looming invasion

October 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Boko Haram, the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, are deadly terrorist sects in Nigeria. But their atrocities extend beyond our shores to some Sahel nations like Mali, Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroun and Burkina Faso. Over a decade ago, Nigeria joined the league of nations where terrorism is endemic as a result of the activities of the insurgent groups. Read More

Military speak on ‘attack’ against Kogi governor

October 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The Defence Headquarters has denied that its personnel attacked the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, on Sunday. Bello had claimed there was an assassination attempt on his life a few kilometers away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja, the state capital. A statement by the state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo, stated that the assailants Read More

Burkina Faso signs agreement with Russia for nuclear power plant

October 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Burkina Faso has been ruled by a military junta since last year and has sought to diversify its international partners, moving closer to Russia in particular. “The government of Burkina Faso has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a nuclear power plant,” it said in a statement. “The construction of this nuclear power plant in Burkina Faso Read More

Nigerian military and the repeated pledge to safeguard democracy

September 28, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

It is not that many choose to denigrate her. There is biting poverty across Africa. But that is not all. Corruption has also eaten deep into the fabric of our African society. It even seems the continent is still living in the stone age. Africa is economically underdeveloped, over six decades after most of its countries gained independence and sovereignty. Read More

Revealed! World’s military ranking, see Nigeria’s spot

September 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Global Firepower’s 2023 Military Strength Ranking has been revealed for nations of the world. The ranking also considers factors including the amount of military equipment and troops each country has, as well as their financial standing, geography, and available resources, information which may be imperfect. Notably, the ranking only evaluates militaries from a conventional standpoint, overlooking a country’s capacity for Read More

Gabon military leader sworn in, vows free polls, amnesty for dissenters (3)

September 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Gabon’s coup leader, General Brice Oligui Nguema, vowed after being sworn in as interim president on Monday, to restore civilian rule through “free, transparent and credible elections” after a transition. In a speech after taking the oath of office, Nguema said the elections would be the stepping stone to “handing power back to the civilians,” although he did not give Read More

Reps Minority Caucus decries multiple military coups in Africa

September 2, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

As global condemnation over rising spate of military coups in some African countries continues, the Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has registered in strong terms, its displeasure at the growing trend of military adventurism on the continent. In a statement issued by the Leader of the Minority Caucus, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, while outrightly condemning the ugly developments, said, Read More

Increasing military interventions in Africa, danger to democracy, press freedom – CAJ

September 1, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The president, Congress of African Journalists (CAJ), on Friday decried the spate of military take-overs in Africa, saying it portended danger to democracy and press freedom in the continent. CAJ president Chief Chris Isiguzo raised the alarm in a statement, stressing that the development could threaten the gains being made in the march towards stability and progress on the continent. Read More

ECOWAS military intervention, blessing or curse?

September 1, 2023 Sulaiman Mande 0

25,OOO years ago one of the greatest Chinese strategists Sun Tsu defined the art of war in a way that helps us understand the dangers of military confrontation/aggression (war). In recent history we can remember how military intervention in parts of the world ended in devastation. The damage done to the social, economic and political structures of these countries could Read More

Nigeria, ECOWAS never prioritised military intervention in Niger

August 7, 2023 Zakari Usman 0

Following the coup plot which ousted the democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency meeting whose outcome condemned the situation and announced measures to be taken by the regional bloc to restore democracy in the country. At the summit, chaired by Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, immediate sanctions were announced Read More

Niger coup: JNI cautions Tinubu, ECOWAS on use of military

August 6, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has cautioned President Bola Tinubu and Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) to use dialogue and diplomacy in returning peace and order to Niger Republic rather than force. The military junta, in a coup, wrestled power away from the democratically elected government in Niger Republic, while arresting the President. This has forced various reactions from Read More

Mali: The lengthening shadow of military rule

August 3, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

It is bad news for Africa. Democracy is once again on the run from the gun. Military adventurers have shot their way into power in six sub-Saharan African countries in three years, between 2020 and 2023. Mali (2020), Chad (2021), Guinea (2021), Burkina Faso (2022), Sudan (2021) and the latest, Mali, a couple of weeks ago as of this writing, Read More

Niger coup: Between ECOMOG and US military base

August 3, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald 0

There is a clash between junta led Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and democratic countries across the world. United States of America has a military base in Niger Republic. Will the military in Niger close the military base? Will the military in Niger close the United States military base and stop ECOMOG Army? The military junta in Niger is a threat Read More

NSA: Stop creating gap between military and society

June 9, 2023 Olufemi Kayode 0

There is nothing wrong to aspire to a political position. But it is one thing to aspire and another for the aspirant to genuinely prove that he or she is qualified to take up such position in the overall interest of society. In most cases, people who know that they are unable to meet the standards, become mischievous in their Read More