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Nigerian Army redeploys generals, appoints new commander for Boko Haram war

The Nigerian Army has announced yet another set of postings which centred largely around the Boko Haram war in the North-east. The reshuffle, which took effect from August 14, comes amidst pressure on the military to end the 10-year insurgency [...]

August 15, 2019 Military era
Gowon Obasanjo

Why we overthrew Gowon – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed why Former Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, was overthrown in a bloodless coup on July 29, 1975, ushering in the government that came to be known as the Muritala/Obasanjo regime. General Gowon [...]

August 7, 2017 Military era

Buhari’s ’83 coup: How Maitama Sule submitted self for arrest

KANO— Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), revealed, yesterday, in Kano how the late elder statesman, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, submitted himself for arrest shortly after the 1983 coup d’etat that saw many top flight politicians clamped into [...]

July 10, 2017 Military era

Nzeogu And Orkar Coups Attempts To Stop Internal Colonialism. – Fani-Kayode.

One of Nigerian prolific social critic and politician, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has gone down memory lane to describe the 1966 Coup lead by Major Kaduna Nzeogu and the 1991 Orkar Coup as deliberate attempts by the young military officers to [...]

January 15, 2017 Early History of Nigeria, General, Government and politics, Military era, Nigerian-Biafran War

Warning to Mischeif Makers [Nobody is Planning Any Coup]

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to another campaign of calumny and distraction by faceless criminal gang of economic saboteurs that hide under the aegis of Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) alleging that some officers of [...]

June 23, 2016 Military era

Christians hide in mountains as Boko Haram conquers town

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) was informed that Gwoza residents in north eastern Nigeria remain in hiding in close by mountains following their town was overrun by the group Boko Haram on 6 August. According to local sources, after being repulsed [...]

August 9, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military era

Boko Haram Butcher reveals it takes him only 2 Minutes to Slaughter a MAN

Mohammed Zakari, the Boko Haram’s self- acclaimed chief butcher terrorist group has narrated on how he would once slaughter persons for the terrorist group. It was reported that, the chief butcher said he headed a five-man terror cell. His other accomplices [...]

August 7, 2014 Government and politics, Military era, Societal issues

16 die as military rescue Cameroon’s Vice PM’s wife

The kidnapped wife of Amadou Ali, Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister that was abducted on Sunday, was rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers. The rescue operation was carried out by soldiers from Cameroon in an operation reported to have lasted several hours. [...]

July 30, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military era

U.S. Warned Uganda’s Airport Of Possible Terror Attack

U.S. has informed its people in Uganda in which intelligence confirmed there’s probably a terror attack at the Entebbe International Airport. The U.S. embassy in Uganda said in a statement on its website Thursday it had received information from the [...]

July 4, 2014 Military era

Jonathan’s administration will not bow to B’Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan and his administrationsaid on Monday, will not bow on the brutal activities of terrorist group, Boko Haram, ensuring the evil will become defeated. The president equally noted that the nation’s defence is being strengthened  in an onerous [...]

July 1, 2014 Environmental issues, Military era

Army Begins Massive Recruitment – Ihejirika

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, said the army had commenced massive recruitment to tackle the security challenge in the country. Ihejirika said this while opening a five-day seminar organised by the army’s Department of Civil-Military [...]

October 22, 2013 Military era