Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tag "armed forces"

    Echoing TY Danjuma to avoid being arrested

Echoing TY Danjuma to avoid being arrested

In Nigeria, it is not what is said, it is who says it. When an unknown man says it, it would be called hate speech, but when a man of both influence and affluence says it, it would be called a national advice. If a poor man was to make this statement: “the armed forces are not neutral. They collude [...]

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    Military tackles Ekweremadu over ‘coup’ talk

Military tackles Ekweremadu over ‘coup’ talk

The defence headquarters says the comment of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the possibility of a military coup is derogatory.In a statement on Thursday, John Agim, defence spokesman, asked the public to "disregard the apprehension"of the lawmaker.While commenting on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said: “The problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army [...]

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    Arms probe report not doctored, says FG

Arms probe report not doctored, says FG

The federal government on Friday rejected insinuations suggesting that the report of the committee auditing the procurement of arms between 2007 and 2015, was doctored.The government also noted that the committee would soon begin the audit of procurement of the armed forces between 2007 and 2010.In a statement, Lai Mohammed (pictured), minister of information and culture, said the audit carried out [...]

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    THE FILE: Not just Ihejirika, Minimah. All 54 people under probe over fresh arms scandal

THE FILE: Not just Ihejirika, Minimah. All 54 people under probe over fresh arms scandal

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the probe of 54 individuals, as recommended by the committee on the audit of procurement of arms.Those listed for investigation include 18 serving and retired military personnel, 12 serving and retired public officials and 24 chief executive officers of companies.The committee, led by John Ode, disclosed that the total amount spent for procurement and [...]

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    Buhari vows to overhaul soldiers’ conduct

Buhari vows to overhaul soldiers’ conduct

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to overhauling the rules of engagement for the military, and has warned that proven acts of human rights violation by the armed forces will be punished under his leadership.         According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president gave the warning while addressing officers, troops and newly commissioned cadets at the Nigeria Defence Academy [...]

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    FG bans paramilitary agencies from using camouflage uniforms

FG bans paramilitary agencies from using camouflage uniforms

The use of camouflage uniforms by various security agencies other than the armed forces (the army, navy and air force) has been banned, Chris Olukolade, major-general and director of defence information, said on Friday.But he said the Nigeria police will use the uniform when in joint operation with the military or on special operations, such as specific anti-riot missions.“This followed the [...]

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