Before the Nigerian military becomes hapless

November 29, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

These are not the best of times for Nigerians. The country is battling to contain ravaging insecurity, for over a decade now, which has resulted in the deaths of millions of citizens, while stunting the growth of its economy. Some factors are responsible for persistent security challenges bedeviling our dear fatherland. They include poor governance, social injustice, extreme spiritual ideologies, Read More

Military deserve commendation for peaceful Easter – Coalition

April 11, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The National Coalition for Peace in Nigeria (NCPN) has said the Nigerian Armed Forces led by General Lucky Irabor deserve commendation over peaceful Easter celebrations across the country as well as the violent-free general elections. The Coalition said the tireless efforts of troops and other security agents haven’t gone unnoticed, evident in the highly harmonious festivity. Speaking in Abuja, its 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

How Boko Haram attacked Kuje Correctional facility

July 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, yesterday night around 10pm laid siege to the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje Abuja, attacking the facility with explosive devices and sophisticated assault weapons. The gunmen numbering about 300 according to eyewitnesses, rode motorcycles invading multiple military and police checkpoints in the city to successfully overpower a Read More

Military intelligence: Northern group demands restructuring

July 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The Northern Advocacy for Peace (NAP), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately remove all heads of the military intelligence units and take further decisive actions to stop the wide spread Boko Haram/ ISWAP and bandits attacks on communities across the country. The group in a statement signed by its Convener, Ambassador Khalifa Shuaibu, particularly pointed failure of intelligence Read More

Group urges North-east residents to support military onslaught against terrorists

October 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, the North-East Peace Advocates (NEPA) has urged residents of the area to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in its ongoing onslaught against remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters. The group said its investigation revealed that successes recorded by the military have led to the return of business activities in Read More

Group drums support for Nigerian military

September 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, the One Nigeria Project (ONP) has urged Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations to support the Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) in order for them to tackle all security challenges confronting the nation. The group, while thanking the Armed forces for being a stabilizing factor in the unity of the country, described as ‘uncharitable’, Read More

Waiting for repentant bandits

August 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The end of the war against Boko Haram is near, as the cheering news has continued to emerge that many members of the deadly group are surrendering. Although, mixed reactions have continued to trail their repentence, since the emergence of the group in 2007, waging a war against the Nigerian state, Boko Haram is reported to have killed over 100,000 Read More

NDA: The unanswered question

August 26, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent attack of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna that led to the death of two innocent security personnel and abduction of an officer is totally reprehensible. Not a few Nigerians were shocked by the development while many others are in a dilemma as to its possibility given the heavy security within and outside the vicinity 24hours. Unfortunately, those who Read More

Making Nigeria whole by investing in the girl-child

August 24, 2021 Adewale Ajadi 0

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan is a global milestone. It is a prototype of counter-terrorism, as defined by the West, and its efficacy, and also brings into sharper focus the role of women and the effects of the exclusion of women in any society, especially those whose economic evolution is still emergent. In the same week, the president of the Read More

How to treat repentant Boko Haram members

August 22, 2021 Admin III 0

After the death of the dreaded leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian troops record unprecedented victory in the decade-long war against the extremists. This feat forced thousands of Boko Haram insurgents to down their weapons and surrender to the Nigerian military. The prevalent surrender of this militias seems to have put the government in dilemma. Evidently, Borno state governor, Read More

Zulum resettles 1,200 Baga residents donates food, clothes, cash

August 9, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, weekend travelled to Baga, a famous fishing area and supervised the resettlement of 500 families that were made up of 1,200 members displaced for more than seven years, by insurgent’s attacks. Of the 1,200 family members, 716 women received N10, 000 cash each, a wrapper and children’s clothing, while 486 men received Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

4. 7m women, children in North-east need humanitarian support – UN

August 6, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called for global support to address hunger and starvation threatening the residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-east, deeply affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon, who made the call at the National Council of Development Plan meeting at the Government House Maiduguri Thursday also explained that the Read More

Kanu, Igboho: End to agitations in sight?

July 30, 2021 Admin III 0

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), MaziNnamdi Kanu and Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, are presently facingprosecution from the federal government over various offencesbordering on treason, incitement, among others. With both standingtrial in different courts, PAUL OKAH wonders if their prosecution willput an end to agitations by various groups for secession. Since independence, Nigeria has faced agitations Read More

Be wary of sensational reportage against military-Group tasks media

July 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A women’s coalition, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has cautioned the media to be wary of sensational reportage against the military in times of national crisis, urging the media to always uphold national interest.  MUN stated this in reaction to an online report quoting the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, as saying that the Nigerian Armed Forces Read More

We’ve intensified aggressive posture against criminals – DHQ

July 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military says it has intensified aggressive posture against criminal elements in order to forestall their activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko who stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 2 and 15 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja, said the operations have Read More

Insecurity: Reps recommend vetting programme to fish out moles, okays use of private security contractors

July 13, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has recommended to the executive arm of the federal government, to initiate a screening and vetting programme of all frontline officers of the Nigerian military to fish out moles and double-agents who have so far compromised most efforts at combating insecurity and win the war against insurgents and terrorists. The recommendation was one among several others Read More

South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More

Breaking: DSS invites Sheikh Gumi over comment on Nigerian Military

June 25, 2021 Admin III 0

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has been reportedly invited the Department of State Security ( DSS) for questioning over remarks he made on Arise TV interview that allegedly portrayed the Nigerian military in bad light. This was revealed via a report by the Voice of America, VOA, Hausa service monitored on Friday. The report said Gumi was invited Read More

NAF working steadily in right direction

June 20, 2021 Gbenga Adedoyin 0

When the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao hinted of a new and renewed synergy in the Nigerian military set up, most of us doubted it’s workability. A keen observer will note that in the past the different arms of the military seem to be working to restore peace without collaboration. But on Thursday, President Muhammadu Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

A case for NYSC and the Nigerian youths

May 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Nigeria’s national parliament is not expected to function like a house of comedians. It ought to be a serious chamber and a progressive think-tank for Nigerians. It is supposed to be populated by men/ women of integrity, foresight and very knowledgeable legislators mandated to make good legislations for the progress and development of Nigeria. Unfortunately, and glaringly too, the nation’s Read More

Gov Sule mourns Lt.-Gen. Attahiru

May 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Saturday said the death of Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has robbed the nation of fine military officers.He stated this in a condolence message personally signed by him.He condole the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Defence staff, the military, family and the friends of the departed officers. “I received the news of death of Read More