Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "Military"

    Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to produce his academic records.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Abubakar told the tribunal that the president can direct the military to make available the credentials if they exist as he claims.Buhari had failed to submit his academic records ahead of the presidential [...]

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Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for "obeying court orders when he was a military head of state but doing the opposite in a democratic government".Speaking at a public lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he is writing the [...]

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    Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the military to rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.According to him, the military used its Operation Python Dance launched across all states of the federation "effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters, [...]

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    We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the army is bound to obey orders from constituted authorities, dismissing Atiku Abubakar’s call for the military not to obey President Muhammadu Buhari.On Monday, Buhari directed security operatives to deal ruthlessly with those who might want to snatch ballot boxes during the elections.Reacting, however, Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    FG launches campaign in support of military

FG launches campaign in support of military

The federal government has launched a campaign in support of the military.Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Thursday in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the campaign is important because the men and women in the military are risking their lives to protect the country.Mohammed said those who do not know the sacrifices the soldiers make have [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    Daily Trust editor freed by army

Daily Trust editor freed by army

Uthman Abubakar, north-east regional editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, has been released.Mannir Dan-Ali, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, announced the release after receiving Abubakar who was brought into the Maiduguri office by an army officer.On Sunday, soldiers invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.The soldiers barricaded the gate [...]

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    Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the biggest problem the military has is probably the social media and not Boko Haram.Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.The minister said the federal government is planning to launch a national campaign to rally support for the military.Everyone, he said, [...]

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    Military needs ‘N9bn annually’ for shoes, boots

Military needs ‘N9bn annually’ for shoes, boots

Jumo Osahor, director-general of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, says the military needs N9 billion to provide boots for soldiers annually.Osahor said this on Thursday while delivering a paper at a conference organised by the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists of Nigeria (SLTCN).The conference held at the Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna [...]

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    ‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

John Agim, spokesman of the defence headquarters (DHQ), has told members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be ready to face the consequences if they take on the military.Members of the movement better known as Shi’ites clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja last week.The army confirmed that three Shi’ites were killed while four soldiers sustained injuries but [...]

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    EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

Hamza Al-Mustapha, presidential candidate  of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), did not submit his his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Al-Mustapha, a retired major in the Nigerian army, told the commission his documents are in possession of the military.In [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says military intervention in governance is to be blamed for the “lopsided” political structure in Nigeria.He said while in power, the military created states and local governments “by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning”, thus necessitating a restructuring of the country.He said the military might [...]

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    Defence ministry partners EPAIL for production of military equipment

Defence ministry partners EPAIL for production of military equipment

The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), a parastatal under the ministry of defence has partnered with the Equipment Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL), for the production of equipment.This was disclosed during a visit by DICON leadership team headed by the Bamidele Ogunkale, its director-general, to EPAIL facility located at Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun state.EPAIL is an affiliate of MOMMAS group [...]

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    REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

Not less than $670 million is spent on security votes in Nigeria every year, a new report by Transparency International Defence and Security (TIDS) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has revealed.The report, titled 'Camouflaged Cash', was launched in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, the $670m is more than the annual budget of the Nigerian army [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence in the north-east are being abused by the Nigerian security forces, according to Amnesty International (AI).In a report unveiled in Abuja on Thursday, the organisation said investigations showed how women, young girls and children were “raped and starved to death” by soldiers in various internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.The report [...]

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