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Polls: Military jets, Nigerian Air Force take over Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Adamawa

There was palpable panic among residents in some key states of the country on Friday as the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance jets began air patrols over perceived flashpoints in the North-East, Kwara, Adamawa and Rivers states. The [...]

March 9, 2019 Military
Nigerian Air Force

Elections: Nigerian Air Force replaces helicopter with military jet in Kwara

The Nigerian Air Force has replaced the surveillance helicopter it used in Kwara State during the February 23 elections. NAF said a military jet had been deployed in the state for Saturday’s elections, stating that the jet had better surveillance [...]

March 8, 2019 Military

Fresh outrage at use of soldiers for election

The protest against military’s involvement in elections continued yesterday with a group in Abuja under the aegis of Save Democracy Women (SDW) cautioning against further deployment of soldiers for polls. On Tuesday, a pro-democracy group known as Impact Future Nigeria [...]

March 7, 2019 Military

Gunmen storm Kaduna community

Six people have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen while eight others sustained gunshot injuries at Sabon Sara, near Kidandan village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. An investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that [...]

March 3, 2019 Military
Army parades 11 corps members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud

Army parades 11 corps members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud

The 6 Division Nigerian army,PortHarcourt, has paraded 11 National Youth Service Corps Members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud in Rivers State. The corps members were said, to have been arrested in a hotel in Gokana Local Government Area of [...]

March 2, 2019 Military
Maryam Awaisu

Maryam Awaisu released hours after arrest

#ArewaMetoo campaigner and writer Maryam Awaisu has been released hours after she was arrested by the men of Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in her office in Kaduna on Tuesday. Amnesty International confirmed her release. “Maryam Awaisu has been [...]

February 20, 2019 Military
Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Thursday witnessed an unusual presence of soldiers, policemen and other security agents patrolling the city and causing fear among residents.  Our correspondent observed that as early as 8am, more than 80 vans and [...]

February 15, 2019 Military
Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

The Mesiogo Estate in the Akobo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was again invaded on Thursday by soldiers from the 2nd Mechanised Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo. Thursday was the fourth time of soldiers invading the estate in the last eight [...]

February 8, 2019 Military
Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums invaded Technical College in Ideato North Local Council of Imo State, injuring scores of trainees and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s workers at the weekend. They carted away electronic and other items belonging to the commission and intended ad-hoc [...]

February 4, 2019 Military
Survivors of Sokoto gruesome attacks recount heart-rending tales

Survivors of Sokoto gruesome attacks recount heart-rending tales

Sokoto gruesome attacks: Last Sunday was a sad day for the people of Warwanna, Dutsi and Kursa villages in the Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State as 26 residents were dead– 10 in Warwanna, four in Dutsi and 11 [...]

January 20, 2019 Military

Buhari’s coup against Shagari, unfortunate – Senators

Senators on Thursday unanimously condemned the 1983 military coup against Shagari led by President Muhammadu Buhari and lamented that the change in government affected Nigeria’s development and unity negatively. They stated this while contributing to a motion sponsored by Senator [...]

January 18, 2019 Military

Umahi flays Operation Python Dance III critics, donates 134 vehicles for security

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday said those criticising Operation Python Dance III in the South East are against Nigeria’s progress, stressing that the nation must move forward. The state government also donated over 134 security vans and Toyota Sienna [...]

January 16, 2019 Military

NDLEA urges court to dismiss Kashamu’s suit to enforce right against extradition

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop security agencies from extraditing him to the United State of [...]

January 15, 2019 Military
Operation Python Dance

2019: PDP rejects ‘Operation Python Dance ‘

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said it was opposed to the commencement of a nationwide military exercise, Egwu Eke III otherwise called ‘Operation Python Dance‘. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, had said the military exercise [...]

December 29, 2018 Military

2019 elections: Army begins Python Dance nationwide January

The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke III, otherwise known as Python Dance, in all parts of the country in preparation against security challenges anticipated before, during and after the 2019 General Elections. The Chief of Army [...]

December 29, 2018 Military

Police arrest native doctor using army uniform to rob

The robbery escapade of a native doctor, who dressed in Nigerian Army camouflage to snatch cars, has reached the end of the road following his arrest by the police. The suspect, Abdullahi Mudi, was apprehended along with his accomplice, Christopher [...]

December 22, 2018 Military

Nigerian Army begins recruitment

The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of recruitment into the army for interested Nigerians. In a statement on Wednesday, it said interested candidates can now apply for trades/non-tradesmen and women categories. The application windows opened on December 19  and will [...]

December 20, 2018 Military

Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, murdered

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has been killed. It was gathered that the retired military officer was killed on the Abuja-Keffi Expressway on his way back from his farm.   He was said [...]

December 19, 2018 Military

Army withdraws allegations, lifts suspension on UNICEF activities in North-East

In a dramatic twist, the Nigerian Army has lifted a suspension it placed on activities of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund in the North-East, after only six hours, quoting certain “interventions by well-meaning and concerned Nigerians.” The Operation Lafiya [...]

December 15, 2018 Military

It’s a lie, we did not raid Atiku’s sons – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Monday described the allegations that its operatives raided the Abuja home of Atiku Abubakar’s sons, as nothing but lies. The EFCC said in a series of tweets that detectives only searched the house [...]

December 11, 2018 Military

Niger State Police Command apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora for unlawful possession of firearms

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora from Babana in Borgu Local Government Area of the state for unlawful possession of firearms. The suspect was arrested with six locally-made single barrel guns and three live cartridges. Northern [...]

December 10, 2018 Military

Army finally release casualty figures of Metele attack

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 23 of its personnel were killed and 31 others wounded when the Boko Haram insurgents overran the military base at Metele in Borno state. This was contained in a statement released by the Army [...]

November 29, 2018 Military

FG mulls arming highway police — but would guns and traffic chaos mix?

FG mulls arming highway police: From dealing with daily traffic snarls and potholes to unruly drivers in rickety vehicles with expired documents, Nigeria’s highway patrol officers have a lot on their plate. At the same time, they have to face [...]

November 24, 2018 Military

Soldiers’ killing: Buhari dispatches Defence Minister to meet Chadian President

Following the rising spate of renewed insurgent attacks and killings in the northeast, especially the recent massacre of scores of Nigerian soldiers in the frontline of Matete, Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur [...]

November 24, 2018 Military

BREAKING: Police vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly

The Police on Friday ended their siege on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. All entrances to the complex which had been barricaded since Tuesday morning are now open. Details later…   Only three women got APC ticket in [...]

November 23, 2018 Military

ICJ probes Army, Shiites clashes in Nigeria

Following the receipt of the petition by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) alleging massacre of its members by the Federal Government, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun probe of the claims. In the course of the investigations [...]

November 16, 2018 Military

Military attacks militants, pirates, destroys illegal oil facilities in Niger Delta

The military has attacked militants, pirates and destroyed illegal oil facilities in the Niger Delta. The ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III in 6 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Nigerian Army achieved the mission. The Deputy Director, Army Public [...]

November 14, 2018 Military

Gunmen attack Catholic priests, kidnap four in Delta

Unidentified gunmen yesterday kidnapped four Catholic priests, wounding others in a brazen broad day attack that has sent shivers down the spine of the survivors who were lucky to escape. The abducted priests include Rev. Fr. Victor Adigboluja of Ijebu [...]

November 8, 2018 Military

Police nab cleric, nurse over missing placenta in Kwara

ILORIN—Officers of Kwara State Police Command are still battling to recover the placenta of a newborn baby allegedly sold to a cleric in Ilorin for ritual purposes by a nurse in a private hospital. At press time, Vanguard reliably gathered [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms— Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the Army cannot face its members, who are Shi’ites, if they had weapons. Making the claim, Monday, at a briefing on the recent clash between soldiers and its members in Abuja, Abdullahi [...]

November 7, 2018 Military