Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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    Defence minister: We’re closing in on Dapchi schoolgirls

Defence minister: We’re closing in on Dapchi schoolgirls

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says the 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College will return “as soon as possible".The girls were abducted when Boko Haram insurgents raided their school on February 19.Speaking when he appeared on a Channels TV programme on Saturday, Dan-Ali said the federal government is already closing in on the girls.When asked how much [...]

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    Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

The senate has summoned Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, over the alleged incursion of the Cameroonian army into Nigeria.The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by John Enoh, senator representing Cross River central, and two other lawmakers.Enoh said on January 25, more than 80 Cameroonian soldiers allegedly crossed the border of the Danare-Daddi/Danare-Bodom axis and abducted [...]

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    ‘30,000 victims rescued in 2 years’ — FG insists Boko Haram has been defeated

‘30,000 victims rescued in 2 years’ — FG insists Boko Haram has been defeated

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says the Boko Haram sect has been completely decimated, with its leadership dismantled.He said this on Monday during a townhall meeting for the military and security agencies in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Corroborating Dambazau's view, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said at least 30,000 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram insurgents in the [...]

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    Defence minister says $1.4m contract ‘in order’ — but new documents raise more questions

Defence minister says $1.4m contract ‘in order’ — but new documents raise more questions

Tukur Gusau, spokesman of Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says there is no fraud in the award of the contract for the relocation and refurbishment of Nigeria's UN Level 2 Military Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).The project has been completed and awaiting inspection by the ministry, Gusau also said in a press statement [...]

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    Nigeria ‘considering purchase’ of military equipment from Russia

Nigeria ‘considering purchase’ of military equipment from Russia

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says Nigeria is considering the purchase of Russian military equipment.According to NAN, Dan-Ali on Thursday said the country is interested in MiG fighters, Yak-130 aircraft, artillery equipment and armoured vehicles."The Russian equipment that could be of our interest are MiG fighters and some artillery equipment," he said."We are here to have a look. We [...]

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    Boko Haram: Osinbajo meets service chiefs

Boko Haram: Osinbajo meets service chiefs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with security chiefs to discuss efforts to rebuild the parts of the north-east destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.In attendance at the meeting which held at the presidential villa in Abuja were Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno sate and officials of the state emergency management agency.The service chiefs at the meeting were Tukur Buratai, chief of army [...]

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    Defence minister: Over 4,000 persons freed from Boko Haram so far

Defence minister: Over 4,000 persons freed from Boko Haram so far

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says over 4000 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents have been freed.Dan-Ali said this on Thursday while speaking at a two-day retreat holding at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Plateau state.The minister said more should be done to consolidate the efforts to sustain the peace and security currently [...]

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    Osinbajo has been doing well, says defence minister

Osinbajo has been doing well, says defence minister

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says many communities have been saved of pipeline bombings and oil theft as a result of the intervention of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Dan-Ali said this on Monday after he and some security chiefs met with the acting president at the presidential villa in Abuja.Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), Gabriel Olonishakin, chief of defence staff [...]

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    Defence minister: Rescuing remaining Chibok girls may take years

Defence minister: Rescuing remaining Chibok girls may take years

Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, says it may take years to find the remaining kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.Speaking with the Hausa service of VOA, the minister said the army had continued its search of the girls in the vast Sambisa forest."It took the US up to seven, eight, up to 10 years before they could get to Bin Laden. We are [...]

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    Shekau could be hiding in Sambisa forest, says defence minister

Shekau could be hiding in Sambisa forest, says defence minister

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, is still alive and could be hiding in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the sect in Borno state.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Dan-Ali said Shekau had been disguising with masks to evade arrest.He maintained that the military had [...]

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    FG compensates families of 218 deceased soldiers

FG compensates families of 218 deceased soldiers

The federal government on Monday presented cheques for insurance claims to families of 218 deceased officers and men of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, who presented the cheques, also promised that the welfare of the serving military personnel would be given priority.Dan-Ali also said that government owed both serving personnel and families [...]

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    Army to launch special operation to end southern Kaduna killings

Army to launch special operation to end southern Kaduna killings

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the military will commence a special operation in the southern part of Kaduna to end the persistent killings.Fulani herdsmen have been accused of carrying out killings in southern Kaduna, which led to the declaring of a 24-hour curfew in three local governments areas of the state.The curfew has since been relaxed by 12 [...]

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    Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has pleaded with Nigerians to give the military more time to finish off Boko Haram, saying insurgency cannot be eliminated in one day. Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Dan-Ali said 95 percent success had been achieved in the fight against insurgency."Give us additional time, recall that recently [...]

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    Power, transport, defence…the MDAs which got lion share of FG’s N753bn

Power, transport, defence…the MDAs which got lion share of FG’s N753bn

The ministry of finance, under the leadership of Kemi Adeosun, says it has shared N753,633,667,464 to ministries agencies and departments (MDAs) for the execution of capital projects in the country.According to a breakdown seen by TheCable, the highest allocations have gone into power, defence, transport, agric, and the ministry of water resources.HERE IS A FULL  BREAKDOWN OF THE ALLOCATION:MDA Minister in [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram, Niger Delta militants stretching us to the limit

Buratai: Boko Haram, Niger Delta militants stretching us to the limit

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the involvement of the army in operations to check insurgency, pipeline vandalism, cattle rustling, among others is stretching the force close to the limit.Speaking on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja, Buratai said the need to optimise the capability of the army to meet emerging security challenges could [...]

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    Dubai asset: Defence minister defends Buratai

Dubai asset: Defence minister defends Buratai

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has described recent report of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, owning property in Dubai as a calculated to distract the military from its war against insurgency.Dan-Ali said it was needless to overstate the matter as Buratai had declared the assets twice as the commander of the multi-national joint task force and as the army [...]

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