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2015 Army Day celebration Commences Tomorrow, July 1


The Nigerian Army will mark the 2015 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL 2015) between July 1 and July 6, 2015. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman. Mr. Usman said the theme of this year’s Army ... Read More »

Army Present Cheques To Families Of Slain Soldiers In North-East


The Nigerian Army yesterday presented cheques to 62 families of officers and soldiers killed in counter insurgency operations in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country. The cheques were presented to families of the slain heroes at the Army Headquarters in Abuja by the Chief of Administration, Major General Adamu ... Read More »

Insurgency: Nigerian Army Collaborating With Foreign Militaries – Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, said the Nigerian Army is partnering with the military in Lake Chad Basin to fight terrorism. The Army Chief made this known when he visited Yola, the Adamawa State capital Wednesday, as part of the process of establishing a military command ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Minimah, Amosu Visit Maiduguri As Military Relocates Command And Control Centre

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In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on Tuesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and the Chief of Air ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Denounce Fake Online Recruitment


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its attention had been drawn to the activities of a syndicate extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public under the guise of enlisting them into the army. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Acting Director of army Public Relations, Sani ... Read More »

Dismissed Soldier Apprehended For Robbery, Impersonation


A member of a suspected robbery gang that specializes in wearing military camouflage to rob unsuspecting private and commercial vehicles trapped in traffic around Mile 2, Festac, Alakija and its environs has been arrested by the police in Lagos. According to police sources, who spoke to VANGUARD, the suspect was ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Plans Boxing Competition To Strengthen Military-Civil Relations


The Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Mohammed Bello, says his command plans to revive the Onitsha Cantonment Boxing competition. According to him, this will aim at keeping youth within the barracks and environs away from involvement in crimes and other vices. Mr. Bello, a Colonel, told ... Read More »

481 Elite Troops Deployed To North-East To Fight Boko Haram – Army


About 481 elite troops drawn from the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy and Police Force, completed a Special Forces training before they were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North East. The Director, Army-Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who made this known during a monthly press conference at the ... Read More »

Presidential Inauguration: Army Alerts Public On Firing Of Artillery Guns


The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Monday in Abuja alerted the public on firing of artillery guns for Presidential Inauguration and Swearing in Ceremony come May 29. This information is contained in a statement issued by Maj. Charles Ekeocha, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations in the Guards ... Read More »

Save Us From Dying, Restock ATMs With Cash, Borno Residents Cry Out To Banks


Maiduguri residents on Saturday appealed to the management of banks operating in the city to restock their Automated Teller Machines to allow more residents to access their money when in need. The residents’ appeal followed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state capital by the 7 Division of the Nigerian ... Read More »

DHQ In Possession Of Video Recordings Of Boko Haram’s Heinous Atrocities – Olukolade


The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that troops of the Nigerian Army have recovered video recordings of the heinous acts perpetrated by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast. It, however, refused to go into details of the crimes against humanity captured in the video clips. The Director of Defence Information, Chris ... Read More »

Army Must Document Combat Operation Against Insurgency In North-East – Ex-Gen


Retired Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Bassey has called on the Nigerian Army to carefully document its experiences in the ongoing operations in the North-East with a view to improving on its overall combat efficiency. Bassey, who was the reviewing officer at the pulling out ceremony of 31 retired senior Army officers on Friday ... Read More »

Army To Begin Proficiency Drill, Ammunition Inspections On April 20 In Port Harcourt


The Nigerian Army will begin series of proficiency drills and special ammunition inspections in Port Harcourt, an official said. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Capt. Nsima Essien, the Army Public Relations Officer of 2 Brigade Army, Port Harcourt. The statement quoted Essien as saying that ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slaughters 12 During Army Rescue Operation in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Friday reportedly killed 12 persons near Gwoza, in Borno State. A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the gunmen struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been taking ... Read More »

Guber Polls: Army Charges Personnel To Focus On Safety Of Electorate


The Nigerian Army has ordered soldiers, who will be on election duties today for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections to focus on the safety of the electorate. It also directed all formations and units to remain vigilant and to act within the law to forestall any attempt ... Read More »

Troops kill dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno


Troops from the Seventh Division of the Nigerian Army have killed dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in Alagarno village and neighboring communities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. Alagarno is 45 kilometres from Maiduguri and has been a major stronghold of the terror sect. This came following a ... Read More »

Polls: Oshiomhole Denounces Brigade Commander Over Minister’s Vehicles’ Gift To Army

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Edo Sate Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday faulted the Brigade Commander, 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin City, Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, for allegedly soliciting and receiving from the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, 14 Toyota Hilux vehicles, for the purpose of elections monitoring. The governor, who frowned at the ... Read More »

Tinubu Secures Court Injunction Against Possible Arrest, Intimidation By Military


A former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, secured an interim injunction of a Federal High Court in Lagos, shielding him from possible arrest and detention by the Nigerian Army. Justice John Tsoho, who granted the order, specifically barred the ... Read More »

‘Never Again’ Will Nigerian Army Be Humiliated By Terrorists, Minimah Vows


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has vowed that never again, will the Nigerian Army be subjected to humiliation as had been done in the battle to contain insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country. Minimah said the challenges faced by the Nigerian Army only highlighted ... Read More »

Appeal Court Stops Execution Of Soldiers Sentenced Over Mutiny


The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has granted stay of execution of the death sentence on two of the twelve Nigerian soldiers who were convicted last year by a Military Court Martial over their alleged complicity in acts of mutiny. The soldiers who were part of the Nigerian ... Read More »