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Irabor says military has no plan for coup, warns politicians against tempting officers

    Irabor says military has no plan for coup, warns politicians against tempting officers

Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, says the personnel of the Nigerian armed forces are not contemplating undertaking a coup.  Irabor spoke on Friday at a virtual media chat tagged

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UNICEF: Over 8000 boys, girls recruited as child soldiers in Nigeria since 2009

    UNICEF: Over 8000 boys, girls recruited as child soldiers in Nigeria since 2009

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 8,000 Nigerian boys and girls have been recruited as child soldiers since 2009. Phuong Nguyen, UNICEF chief field officer in Borno, spoke

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Obaseki to Nigerians: Soldiers making sacrifice for Nigeria’s unity… don’t take it for granted 

    Obaseki to Nigerians: Soldiers making sacrifice for Nigeria’s unity… don’t take it for granted 

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says Nigeria’s unity shouldn’t be taken for granted as it was “achieved on the blood of fallen heroes”. According to NAN, Obaseki said this on

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Marwa: Curbing drug trafficking will help military in fight against terrorism

    Marwa: Curbing drug trafficking will help military in fight against terrorism

Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says addressing drug trafficking will contribute positively to the fight against insecurity. He said this on Thursday during an

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DHQ finally honours Abu Ali, the lieutenant-colonel killed by Boko Haram in 2016

  DHQ finally honours Abu Ali, the lieutenant-colonel killed by Boko Haram in 2016

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has honoured Muhammad Abu Ali, a lieutenant-colonel and the then commanding officer of the 272 Task

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Buhari to military: Don’t give Nigeria’s enemies breathing space

  Buhari to military: Don’t give Nigeria’s enemies breathing space

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the military not to give criminal elements a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests. Buhari

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Kaduna crash: Our spirits remain unshakeable, says Irabor

  Kaduna crash: Our spirits remain unshakeable, says Irabor

Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, says the military will remain steadfast in the fight against insecurity. He stated this

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Security agents retreated to re-strategise… they didn’t abandon their posts, says Niger governor

  Security agents retreated to re-strategise… they didn’t abandon their posts, says Niger governor

Abubakar Sani-Bello, governor of Niger, has condemned the killing of soldiers and policemen by suspected bandit in Shiroro LGA of

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Defence minister: Nigeria is in a critical situation

  Defence minister: Nigeria is in a critical situation

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, says Nigeria is at a critical point and it is necessary to limit distractions capable

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Army appoints Sagir Yaro as NDA commandant

  Army appoints Sagir Yaro as NDA commandant

Sagir Yaro, a major-general, has been appointed as the commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA). The NDA is a

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