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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 the state. Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the military base in

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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 of escalating the security situation. Magashi stated this on Monday

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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 military university based in Kaduna. Bashir Jagira, the academy’s spokesperson,

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‘Pigeons have joined #EndSARS protest’ — reactions as birds released by Buhari refuse to fly

    ‘Pigeons have joined #EndSARS protest’ — reactions as birds released by Buhari refuse to fly

There was a mild drama at the national arcade in Abuja on Friday when some pigeons President Muhammadu Buhari released to commemorate the armed forces remembrance day refused to fly.

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Defence minister: Least appreciation Nigerians can show soldiers is to pray for them

  Defence minister: Least appreciation Nigerians can show soldiers is to pray for them

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, has urged Christians to take advantage of the Christmas period to pray for troops involved

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CSOs demand prosecution of security agents involved in killing of #EndSARS protesters

  CSOs demand prosecution of security agents involved in killing of #EndSARS protesters

A coalition of civil society organisations has called for the prosecution of security agents involved in the killing of #EndSARS

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Group: Buratai’s presence on the battle ground is a boost to anti-insurgency war

  Group: Buratai’s presence on the battle ground is a boost to anti-insurgency war

A group known as the Northern Patriots (NP) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the “improved security” in 19 northern

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Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

  Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

President Muhammadu Buhari says the success in the fight against insurgency has restored Nigeria’s honour in the world.  Buhari spoke

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Our absence from reps meeting wasn’t deliberate, says Olonisakin

  Our absence from reps meeting wasn’t deliberate, says Olonisakin

Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, says the absence of the service chiefs from the meeting of the house of

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Buhari: There is a new Boko Haram

  Buhari: There is a new Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram has now factionalised and mutated into a “new form of terrorist threat”. Buhari was

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