Remains of former army spokesman Chukwu buried in Abuja

April 14, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The remains of the former Director of Army Public Relations, retired Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, was on Friday laid to rest at the Guards Brigade Cemetery, Lungi Barracks, Abuja. Chukwu, who passed on in Abuja after a brief illness on Jan. 5 was appointed army’s spokesperson in February 2018. The burial rites of late Chukwu commenced at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Read More

Publication on eviction of retired senior officer misleading – Army

April 14, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a report that soldiers invaded the Enugu residence of a retired Army officer and evicted his family. It further alleged that soldiers assaulted his wife and children in the eviction process. A statement by army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachuckwu, Thursday, said the story is not only misleading but aimed at tarnishing the image and Read More

Shake-up as Army redeploys MNJTF commander Ibrahim, other senior officers

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army has carried out a major shake-up within its ranks with the redeployment of about some senior officers. Blueprint understands that the redeployment will take effect from April 3, 2023. Among those affected by the redeployment is Maj. Gen. Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the Lake Chad and the General Officer Commanding, Read More

SIIP-NE: COAS accuses Reuters of sabotaging combat insurgency

March 27, 2023 Binta Shama 0

The Nigerian Army has challenged the international news agency (Reuters) to bring up evidence to substantiate the claims on abortion of 10,000 pregnancies, massacre of children and other sexual and gender based violations against the Armed Forces. It stated that the intention is to rubbish the successes story in combating insurgency. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, Read More

Nigeria Army announces shortlist for 2023 direct short service *See full list, how to check

March 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army has announced the dates for the recruitment screening exercise for applicants of the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 27/2023. In a public announcement on its verified Facebook page late Tuesday, the Nigerian Army said, “The state recruitment screening exercise is scheduled to will hold at Nigerian Defence Academy (old site), Kaduna State from 21 – 31 Read More

Breaking: Army rescue kidnapped, tortured Soldier, capture gunmen

December 29, 2022 Admin III 0

Gunmen who reportedly kidnapped, stripped naked and tortured a female Soldier Lt. P. P Johnson have been captured. At the same time, the Nigerian troops rescued the abducted Soldier on Thursday December 29, 2022, Blueprint gathered. Johnson had travelled to her hometown for Christmas in the South-Eastern part of the Nigeria. She was reportedly molested, before the gunmen threatened to Read More

OC hosts Christmas Carol, felicitates with commanders

December 19, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila Lagos 0

The General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Obinna Ajunwa, Sunday hosted the 81 Division Christmas Carol of the Nine Lessons to felicitate with top security agencies commanders, corporate individuals, and troops’ families as part of activities to celebrate the Yuletide season. The Carol, which was held at the Hippo House, Ikoyi, has in attendance the former Nigerian Read More

Reuters report infanticide, fabricated to undermine national security – Group

December 9, 2022 Editor 0

The Convener, Northeast Advocacy for Peace and Justice (NAPJ) Ambassador Abdullahi Gambo, has described a report by Reuters alleging forced abortion of unborn babies in facilities run by the Nigerian Army as a conspiracy to derail peace efforts and the fight against insurgency in the country. He insisted that the report was a premeditated, high wired and international attempt to Read More

Independence: Army decorates personnel with medals in Damaturu

October 1, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Nigerian Army Headquarters Sector 2 Joint task force North-East Operations Hadin Kai has decorated officers and soldiers in the front line who sacrifice their lives and freedom for their father land in Yobe. The medal presentation parade took place in Damaturu, Yobe state capital. Presiding over the medal decoration, the commander headquarters of Sector 2 Joint task force North-East Read More

Nigerian troops decimate notorious bandit gang in Kaduna

September 10, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops of Nigerian Army have killed notorious bandits, Musti, Yellow Mai-Madrid and Dan-Katsinawa among other scores of fighters, even as their leader Boderi Isiya narrowly escaped death. The gang under Boderi and Musti were responsible for the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, kidnappings of students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Mando, Kaduna, Emir of Read More

Inflation, corruption, and banditry killing the economy

August 3, 2022 Olawale Feranmi 0

Globally, this is not the best of times for any economy, particularly Nigeria. The battle against COVID-19 pandemic had barely settled and economies began to struggle to shake off the impact when Russia invaded Ukraine, disrupting world composure. Since February 2022 the world supply chain has been disrupted and prices of goods and services have risen astronomically. Nigeria’s situation is Read More

Senate asks Army to quit contentious land in Apapa

March 4, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate on Friday asked the Nigerian Army to vacate a large expanse of land currently being occupied by its Signals Barracks in the Apapa area of Lagos state. The Senate’s directive came from its Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions’ Committee, while ruling on the matter brought before it by the law firm of Messrs Muiz Banire & Associates on Read More

Amy officer, one other to die by hanging for robbery in Ekiti

January 18, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

An Ekiti state High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Monday, sentenced Olasoji Damilola, 36, and Koiki Tunde Benson, 32, to death by hanging for armed robbery. Besides the duo, Ogbesetuyi Tunde, 30, and the two defendants are to serve life imprisonment for conspiracy and attempted robbery. In his judgment, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable Read More

COAS pays condolence visit to families of Gen Zirkusu, others

November 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

… As troops eliminate scores of terrorists The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Sunday led a team of senior officers of the Nigerian Army to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, Brig- Gen Dzarma Zirkusu to commiserate with families of the fallen heroes. Blueprint report that General Read More

Insecurity: DIA to conduct retreat for defence advisers, attachés

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to tackle security challenges confronting the nation, the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is set to conduct retreat for  defence advisers and attachés.  A statement by  Acting Assistant Director Defence Intelligence Agency Major Joseph Afolashade said the event is scheduled to hold from 8-13 November 2021 at Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Asokoro Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Insecurity: Army raises the alarm over reduction in budget size

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday complained bitterly over reduction of its budget size from N710 billion it proposed to N579 billion approved by the Ministry of Finance and Budget Office for the 2022 fiscal year. The Army, through its Chief of Staff, Lt – General Farouk Yahaya declared the development would impede its operational efficiency. The Chief of Army Staff, who Read More

UniAbuja invasion: Police fortify security, assure residents of protection of lives, property

November 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Babaji Sunday, has dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses as well as the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university Read More

Soldiers allegedly invade Enugu community, set house ablaze

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Some military personnel, armed to the teeth, Monday, allegedly invaded Mgbowo community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state and shot sporadically into the air. The angry soldiers, it was learnt, set somebody’s house on fire when they could not get the person suspected to be a member of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the vigilante arm of the pro-Biafra group, Read More

Addressing over-dependence on external sources for defence needs

October 28, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

While addressing participants of Course 15 of the National Defence College, Abuja, in 2007, Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, the then Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, like many others before and after him asserted that only fools take nations dependent on external sources for their defence needs seriously. Stating the obvious, he pointed out that; “In order to increase its capacity to Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More