FG promotes 32,361 paramilitary personnel

December 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 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 Content Administrator II 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 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Content Administrator II 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

Nigeria Military well equipped to tackle terrorism, oil theft, others – Asari Dokubo

June 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A prominent Niger Delta leader, Asari Dokubo, Friday, said the Nigerian Military formations are well-equipped to tackle terrorism, kidnapping, oil theft among other security challenges facing the country. He made the statement during his visit to the president at the Aso Villa in Abuja. He also alleged that the bulk cases of oil theft recorded in the oil-rich region were 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

The cry of distressed Nigerians in war-torn Sudan

May 5, 2023 Lawan Bukar Maigana 0

It is still raging. The fight in Sudan between two factional military groups which started on April 15, about two weeks ago, has left hundreds of persons dead. Thousands have also fled for their safety. A large number of foreigners in Sudan, especially diplomats and students, have been evacuated by their governments. But some are still stranded in the Sahara Read More

We’re upgrading military to become a force of global reckoning – Buhari

May 2, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the repositioning of the military, through training, networking and equipping, will turn it into a force of global reckoning, while urging officers to keep giving their best to the nation. Speaking at the commissioning of a Nationwide Secure Defence Headquarters Communications Network, GIWA 2 Project, Phase One, President Buhari assured that the government Read More

Tinubu’s inauguration: We salute you, Natives thank security agencies 

April 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-Nigeria and anti-sabotage group on the platform of The Natives has commended the Nigerian security agencies for their resilience, asking them to step up their vigilance ahead of May 29 scheduled date for inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Natives, however, acknowledged that Nigerian security agencies, especially the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Military and Read More

Breaking: Military helicopters crash

March 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Several people have reportedly died after two military helicopters crashed in Kentucky. Crew members were flying two HH60 Blackhawk helicopters during a routine training mission before the crash at Fort Campbell at around 10pm local time on Wednesday (3am on Thursday UK time), the military base has said in a statement. The statement adds: “The status of the crew members Read More

US Bio-labs and increasing danger to global order

February 23, 2023 Jerry Ukom 0

The Yongsan US military base in Seoul, the ROK, was surrounded by ROK citizens shouting “Shut down the bio-labs!” It was not the first time that such protests took place in a country in which US troops are based. But the date of this campaign made it different. It was April 10, 2022, the 50th anniversary of the opening for Read More

Final rites for Commodore Dan Suleiman begins Feb 14

February 10, 2023 Agi Onda 0

…TY Danjuma, diplomats, others to witness interment Feb 17 The final rites of former Military Administrator of old Plateau state, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd), who passed away on February 1, 2023, has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 with a Service of Songs at the 1st Baptist Church, off Gimbiya Street, Abuja. A commendation service will be held at Read More

Seadogs campaign for girl’s child education in Kwara rural school

December 11, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  Seadogs Association of Nigeria (SAN) otherwise known as Pyrates Confreternity, Friday took a campaign for promotion of Girl’s Child Education to Government Secondary School, Afon, in Asa local government area of Kwara state.  The association also donated writing  materials to female students and advocated for free education from primary to secondary schools in the country.  The campaign was part Read More

Terrorism: Nigeria ranked 2nd most terrorised country globally after Iraq

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has been ranked second most attacked country by the Islamic State terrorist group globally, according to the data by an acclaimed global and international terrorism research group, Jihad Analytics, with Iraq being the first and Syria being the third in the world. The report which was made in its half year report spanning January to June 2022 stated that Read More