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No More Parking Of Campaign Vehicles Outside Political Parties’ Offices In Borno – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday warned politicians and political parties in Borno State against parking their campaign vehicles outside their party offices. In a statement by the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, politicians were warned that any such vehicles seen parked outside the ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Retakes Monguno, Other Communities From Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army have completely secured Monguno, Marte and other communities in the North of Borno State from Boko Haram occupation. It would be recalled that Boko Haram fighters had launched an offensive on Monguno from different directions and eventually captured the town on January 25, 2015. A statement issued ... Read More »

Obasanjo Defends Buhari Over Certificate Controversy

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has weighed in on the secondary school certificate scandal involving the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), saying at the time the former head of state joined the military, nobody in the Nigerian Army could have been admitted without a ... Read More »

Nigerian Troop Successfully Repel Boko Haram Attack On Damboa, Kill Scores


The Nigerian Army on Sunday dealt a heavy blow on Boko Haram as scores of the insurgents were reportedly killed in an attempt to attack Damboa town, the headquarters of Damaboa Local Government of Borno State, local residents and a member of the Civilian JTF have said. Damboa is 87km ... Read More »

Army Denies Report Of Plan For Interim Govt. If Buhari Wins Polls


The Nigerian Army has described as baseless, reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, was planning to head an interim government in case the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) wins the February 14 presidential elections. A statement yesterday by the acting Director, ... Read More »

Army Reviews Training Curriculum To Tackle Boko Haram – Minimah

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Zaria, Kaduna State, said the Nigerian Army has reviewed the training curriculum of the Depot, Nigerian Army, to effectively tackle insurgency in the Northeast. He made this known during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the 71 Regular Recruits ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Not Supporting Any Political Party – Ex-Spokesman


The erstwhile Director of Army Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Olajide Laleye, has said the Army will continue to remain neutral in the political affairs of the country. Laleye stated this during the handing and taking over ceremony of the 4th Brigade Command‎, Benin, the Edo State capital, where ... Read More »

Army Gets New Spokesman


A new spokesman has been appointed for the Nigerian Army. He is Col. S.K Usman. Usman is expected to take over from the outgoing Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, who is on transfer to the 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, as the Commander. Until his appointment, ... Read More »

Military Set For Major Attack As Terrorists Occupy Area ‘As Large As Belgium’

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The military has finalised plans to conduct “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. PRNigeria, an online news platform with consultancy links with the security forces, reports that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large ... Read More »

Certificate Saga: Jonathan Has Destroyed Army’s Integrity, Says Tinubu


National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said President Goodluck Jonathan has destroyed the integrity of the Nigerian Army. The former Lagos State governor, who addressed supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Katsina State during the party’s presidential campaign, was reacting to the claim of the ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari Directs Secondary School To Release Details Of His WASC Result

Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has addressed a press conference in Kano where he spoke about the raging controversy surrounding his academic qualifications. The press briefing was necessitated by an earlier statement credited to the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Olajide ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: We’re Not In Possession Of Buhari’s Credentials – Army


The controversy surrounding the secondary school certificate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has assumed a new dimension with the Nigerian Army declaring that it is not in possession of Mr. Buhari’s credentials – original or photocopy. new balance 574 mens ... Read More »

227 Soldiers Protest Unlawful Dismissal By 3 Armoured Div., Jos


About 227 members of the Nigerian Army, who were allegedly dismissed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Armoured Division Jos, Plateau State, yesterday protested their unlawful dismissal by the GOC, asking President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah, to intervene in the matter with ... Read More »

Fani-Kayode Says Buhari Not Qualified To Contest Election

Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not qualified to contest in the presidential election of February 14. According to the Director of Media for the organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who spoke ... Read More »

Why US-Nigeria Military Training Was Cancelled – Entwistle


The truth behind the sudden termination of the assisted military training agreement between Nigeria and the United States, which recently raised comments over whether the US was truly committed to helping Nigeria end insurgency has been revealed. According to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, who spoke to some ... Read More »

Major General Salihu Uba Appointed Commander Of UN Mission In Liberia


Major General Salihu Zaway Uba, Commander of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army (TRADOC), has been appointed as the Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) by United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Uba will succeed Major General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya. He brings ... Read More »

Buhari’s Academic Records Intact, But He Needs To Apply For It – Army Spokesman

General Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

The Director of Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Olaleye Lajide, has dismissed reports in a section of the media claiming that the academic records of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) is not in the army’s possession, describing the reports as ... Read More »

Army Reportedly Dismisses 203 Soldiers After Secret Trial


203 soldiers have been dismissed by the Nigerian Army after a secret court martial reportedly at night. The soldiers were dismissed for allegedly disobeying a direct order from their commanding officer. One of the sacked soldiers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, according to online news platform, Premium Times, said ... Read More »

Why We Have Not Reclaimed All Towns Captured By Boko Haram – Army


The Nigerian Army has been criticized in several quarters for allegedly being lackadaisical in its fight against insurgency in Nigeria’s north east. The army however said on Wednesday that the need to reduce collateral damage had delayed the recapture of some towns seized by Boko Haram. Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, the ... Read More »

Amaechi’s Support For Soldiers’ Mutiny, Act Of Treason – Presidency


The Presidency on Thursday described as an act of treason, a statement credited to Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, justifying acts of mutiny by Nigerian troops. The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, said no responsible Nigerian or political organisation should ever contemplate ... Read More »