WORRIED by the militarization of the South East and south-south regions and the attendant intimidation by soldiers, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor and the National Publicity Secretary of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, have called on the Nigerian Army to be humane and compassionate in their relationship with commuters and people of […]

Military authorities have dispelled the rumour of mass compulsory retirement of senior military officers, following the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya. The Acting Director of Defence Media Operation, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, faulted the claim at a press conference on Thursday at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted three newly acquired JF-17 Thunder multi-role aircraft into its inventory. President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, performed the induction at an event held on Thursday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. He stated that the induction ceremony was personally […]

The Nigerian Army has condemned and threatened to sue those involved in sharing the graphic pictures of personnel who paid the supreme price in the cause of defending and protecting the country from its adversaries on social media. In a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, “This act is not […]

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has gone missing while on an operation in the north-eastern region of the country, authorities have said. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. He said the aircraft lost contact with radar while on an interdiction mission in […]

The Nigerian Army has yet again deferred its qualifying exam for prospective recruits seeking enlistment into the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) and the Short Service Combatant commission (SSC), according to a report . An internal army correspondence seen by the Gazette stated that the SSC and DSSC examinations have been “postponed indefinitely” till further […]

The Defence Headquarters has denied the absorption of some deradicalized Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerian military. In a press release signed by the Director Defence Information, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu, the military says the claims are not only bereft of the truth, but laced with mediocrity emanating from poorly researched and uninformed positions. He adds […]

The United Nations has advised the Nigerian government to step up its fight against insurgency as military action is not enough to address the situation in the North East. UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, gave the advice in a statement. The UN humanitarian chief who visited Nigeria recently said […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the sustained onslaught against remnants of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists (BHTs) in the Northeast of the Country has again yielded significant results. This follows the destruction of another ISWAP hideout and neutralization of several of their fighters at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of Lake Chad […]

The Nigerian Army has accused a non-governmental organisation, Action Against Hunger (AAH), of aiding and abetting terrorists. In a statement issued on Friday, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel, Ado Isa stated that the actions of the NGO persisted despite several warnings. Consequently, the army declared persona non grata for aiding […]

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