Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "Army"

    Olonisakin: Insecurity threatening Nigeria’s existence

Olonisakin: Insecurity threatening Nigeria’s existence

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff (CDS), says the prevailing insecurity across the country is threatening its existence.Olonisakin was speaking on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the joint campaign planning course at the Defence Intelligence College in Abuja.The CDS said the security challenges must be tackled through collective efforts.Represented by Paul Ohemu, deputy director of training, Olonisakin lamented the gap [...]

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    Wike offered me billions to compromise Rivers poll, says army commander accused of oil theft

Wike offered me billions to compromise Rivers poll, says army commander accused of oil theft

Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of offering him bribe to compromise the gubernatorial election in the state.In a statement by Aminu Iliyasu, the division's spokesman, Sarham said Wike declared war on him when he refused to accept the governor's offer.Wike had accused Sarham of running [...]

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    Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

The Nigerian army says President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Shuaibu Ibrahim as director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).The army's claim was contained in the report of the senate committee which investigated the appointment.In May, the army announced Ibrahim as the new NYSC DG, raising concerns in different quarters that the presidency ought to announce the [...]

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    Army bans use of motorcycles across seven states

Army bans use of motorcycles across seven states

The Nigerian army has banned the use of motorcycles in remote areas of seven states in the north over the increasing activities of bandits and kidnappers in the region.The states affected by the ban are Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi in the north-west and Niger state in the north-central.Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the military took the decision after it [...]

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    Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

The Nigerian army has raised the alarm over the "plot by some individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration.In a statement on Saturday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country's democratic process.He said these individuals are also "determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation" in Nigeria in particular and West [...]

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    Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the security agencies need the support of Nigerians in the fight against insurgency. Speaking on Tuesday when he declared open the 2019 Nigerian army infantry corps conference in Jaji, Kaduna state, he said bandits do not come from the moon.He said they live among ordinary citizens and patronise the same markets, emphasising the need [...]

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    Shake-up in army, generals redeployed

Shake-up in army, generals redeployed

Some senior officers have been redeployed in the latest shake-up in the Nigerian army.Sagi Musa, army spokesman, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday."Maj.-Gen. S.O. Olabanji, GOC 8 Division had been moved to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander under the new posting. Brig.-Gen. H.I. Baturefrom 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations and Brig.-Gen. [...]

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    Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

The Nigerian Army says there is no truth to the allegation that it made an attempt on the life of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers.Wike had alleged that Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding of 6 Division, sent troops to assassinate him in his residence on February 15.But the army, in a statement by Sagir Musa, its spokesman, described the allegation [...]

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    Democracy: The Nigerian army and sanctity of constitutional orders

Democracy: The Nigerian army and sanctity of constitutional orders

BY RICHARD MURPHYI trust Lt. Gen, TY Buratai, the COAS and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations. He is a man worth the trust. He first earned my trust when he punished scores of solders who played undemocratic roles in the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti state. They were punished for professional misconduct and acts inimical to the striving of democracy [...]

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    Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

The army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a house where he was hiding in the community.Usman said two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment [...]

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    Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust says the military is yet to state the reason for invading its offices across the country.On Sunday, soldiers had arrested staff of the newspaper and carted away equipment when they raided the head office of the newspaper in Abuja, its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.Among those arrested were Uthman Abubakar, regional editor, and Ibrahim [...]

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    Army to launch Operation Python Dance nationwide

Army to launch Operation Python Dance nationwide

The Nigerian Army says it will soon conduct "Egwu Eke III" also known as Operation Python Dance, across the nation. Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, announced this at a news conference in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Friday.Buratai, represented by Lamidi Adeosun, chief of training and operations, said the exercise will be conducted from January 1 to February 28, 2019.The army [...]

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    TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

In May 2015, shortly after Candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential election, there was a renewed effort by the Nigerian Army to crush Boko Haram. The army, which was said to have gotten new arms and South African mercenary for the war, was making great progress. The media recorded many headlines chronicling the progress the army was making at the [...]

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    Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has challenged the special forces combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east to prove that they are better than the insurgents.Buratai gave the charge while addressing the special forces and army strike group deployed in the north-east in Maiduguri, on Sunday.The army chief told the soldiers that they were deployed in the north-east because they were [...]

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    Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Some Nigerians in the diaspora have described as mischievous, the reports that the incumbent president of Nigeria is an impostor known as Jubrin from Sudan.In a statement on Sunday, the individuals under Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), said those behind the rumour need psychiatric attention."The claim is being bolstered with a poor rendition and understanding of scientific procedures like [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

The Nigerian army has replaced Texas Chukwu as its spokesman, TheCable can report.A military source told TheCable that Chukwu's removal followed outcry from different quarters on his "inability" to manage information on the counter-insurgency campaign."Chukwu was not attune with media management and did not sustain the efforts already in place," the source said."A good public relations officer always responds to [...]

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