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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’

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

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 »

Boko Haram: Army Commanding Officer Disowns Petition To Jonathan


The Nigerian Army on Thursday distanced the Commanding Officer of the 103 Battalion, Lt. Col Anthony Wende, from a petition he purportedly wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan, on why the counter insurgency operations in the North-East had not yielded the desired results. The letter, which went viral online last week, ... Read More »

Over 100 More Soldiers To Face Military Court


The Nigerian Army is set to court-martial over 100 soldiers for a number of offences bordering around the current fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the country. 118 soldiers have been transported from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to face charges in Abuja, online news platform, Premium Times reported, citing ... Read More »

Army Was Last Kitted During Shagari’s Era


Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has admitted that the Nigerian army is ill-equipped. The army have often complained that it lacks adequate military hardware to prosecute the war against Boko Haram, which has led to some soldiers refusing to go on operations sanctioned ... Read More »

Mrs. Minimah Calls For Prayers To End Boko Haram Insurgency


Wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Felly Minimah, has called for the support and prayers of the spouses of men and officers of the Nigerian Army against the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Mrs. Minimah made the call at Alamala Barracks in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital ... Read More »

Army Reaffirms Commitment To Win War Against Boko Haram

Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its determination to win the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents. Acting Brigade Commander, 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, Col. Aba Popoola, stated this on Saturday, while decorating three senior officers of the brigade recently promoted. Popoola said that the battle ... Read More »

Boko Haram: US Cancels Training For Nigerian Military

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The United States has stopped its training of a Nigerian Army battalion on advanced infantry skills to help in the fight against Islamist sect Boko Haram. According to a statement issued by its embassy in Abuja on Monday, the first two phases of the training were conducted between April and ... Read More »

Army Promotes Three Officers For Gallantry In Fight Against Terrorism

Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the promotion of three Captains to the rank of Major in recognition of their exceptional gallantry in the fight against terrorism in the North-East. Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, Director, Army Public Relations, announced this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the  activities lined up for the  ... Read More »