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    Service chiefs meet with reps leadership after Gbaja’s threat

Service chiefs meet with reps leadership after Gbaja’s threat

The service chiefs are meeting with the leadership of the house of representatives, after ignoring a previous invitation last week.The security chiefs except Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, are present at the meeting taking place at the National Assembly Complex as of the time of filing this report.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, had invited them to discuss the country’s security [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will report the service chiefs to President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to honour an invitation to a meeting on security. The service chiefs were absent at the meeting scheduled to take place at the National Assembly Complex on Friday. Other security officers including, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Yusuf Bichi, director-general of [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Service chiefs are ALL overdue for retirement — but Buhari won’t let them go

THE INSIDER: Service chiefs are ALL overdue for retirement — but Buhari won’t let them go

Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff, have one thing in common -- they are ALL due for retirement having spent more than 35 years in military service.But President Muhammadu is holding them back -- after first extending their services by [...]

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    I tried to be fair, Buhari tells Igbo leaders on ‘marginalisation’

I tried to be fair, Buhari tells Igbo leaders on ‘marginalisation’

President Muhammadu Buhari says he tried to be fair with appointments which he said was done based on merit. He said this at the palace of Nnaemeka Achebe, obi of Onitsha, in Anambra state where he had gone to campaign for reelection.Traditional rulers at the palace had alleged that the south-east states were being marginalised but the president said about five members [...]

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    Buhari: I’m not afraid of IGP… I’ll take action

Buhari: I’m not afraid of IGP… I’ll take action

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not changed the service chiefs in order to avoid "competition within the service."Buhari said this in a recorded interview that was aired by Arise TV Monday night.Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Yusufu Buratai, chief of army staff, Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, chief of naval staff; and Sadique Baba Abubakar, chief of air staff, [...]

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    Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and inspector-general of police for the second time in the last few days.The meeting was over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents.Over 100 soldiers are believed to have been killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.TheCable learned from a presidency source that Buhari [...]

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    Buhari summons service chiefs over killing of soldiers by Boko Haram

Buhari summons service chiefs over killing of soldiers by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the killing of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents.NAN report that a source, who preferred not to be named, confirmed the development in Abuja on Friday.Scores of soldiers were killed during the attacks, which occurred at Metele, a remote village bordering Nigeria and Chad.Although some estimates [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Service chiefs assumed ‘Next Level’ launch was a non-political event

Garba Shehu: Service chiefs assumed ‘Next Level’ launch was a non-political event

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the service chiefs left the venue of the launch of 'Next Level 2019' after realising that it was a political event.The Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation had criticised the presence of the service chiefs at the event organised to unveil President Muhammadu Buhari's scorecard and blueprint for his second term bid.The event took place at the [...]

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    Atiku campaign fumes: Why did service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign kick-off?

Atiku campaign fumes: Why did service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign kick-off?

Segun Sowumni, spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, has condemned the presence of service chiefs at an event to showcase President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements.The president also launched his campaign to get re-elected at the event tagged 'Next Level'. It was attended by chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Services chiefs present at the event were Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence [...]

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    CSOs: Those who killed a herdsman were arrested but killer herdsmen still on the prowl

CSOs: Those who killed a herdsman were arrested but killer herdsmen still on the prowl

Two civil society organisations (CSOs) have expressed concern with the way those alleged to have killed a herdsman in Adamawa were arrested while suspects wreaking havoc in different communities across the country are yet to be brought to book.Last week, a court in Adamawa imposed a death sentence on five persons reportedly arrested in connection with the death of a [...]

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    Buhari extends tenure of service chiefs

Buhari extends tenure of service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the country's service chiefs.Mansur Dan-Alli, the minister of defence, communicated the tenure extension in a statement released on Monday by Tukur Gusau, his public relations officer.The service chiefs are Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Yusufu Buratai, chief of army staff, Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, chief of naval staff; and Sadique Baba [...]

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    Buhari meets service chiefs

Buhari meets service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with service chiefs, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, behind closed doors.The meeting presided over by the president was in progress as of the time of filing the report.It is also being attended by Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS); Arab Yadam, the acting director [...]

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    Service chiefs arrive in Maiduguri — five days after relocation order

Service chiefs arrive in Maiduguri — five days after relocation order

Some service chiefs are currently in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, following the order of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that they should relocate to the state.At an emergency meeting last Thursday, the acting president asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to relocate to Borno to restore normalcy to the area.The two military chiefs arrived [...]

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    Adeosun meets service chiefs over humanitarian crisis in north-east

Adeosun meets service chiefs over humanitarian crisis in north-east

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, met with Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, and Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.A source said issues around the humanitarian crisis in the north-east were discussed at the meeting.The meeting was called a day after a United Nations (UN) report said children in the north-east region were [...]

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    Service chiefs meet in Aso rock

Service chiefs meet in Aso rock

Three service chiefs were at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday morning.The service chiefs that visited the villa were Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba,  chief of naval staff.It is not clear if the trio who left around 9am met with President Muhammadu Buhari.Although not seen in public for [...]

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    The military is on top of its game in the north-east, says Osinbajo

The military is on top of its game in the north-east, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said Nigerian security agencies were doing well to keep Boko Haram insurgents at bay in the north-east.While receiving a briefing from the service chiefs, Osinbajo noted that the insurgent group had been heavily degraded.He expressed satisfaction with the job done by the military but clamoured for vigilance, saying the insurgents were now in the [...]

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