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LAGOS — Minister of State for Health Olorunnimbe Mamora says the Federal Government is taking measures aimed at bridging the infrastructure gaps in the Nation’s military formations. Mamora said this on Saturday at the inauguration and handing over of Jetty and Shoreline protection facilities at Underwater Warfare School, Ojo, Lagos State. The minister said that such intervention projects were necessary in order to respond to emerging trends and sophistication in modern warfare in addressing security...

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The Nigerian Army has declared a total of 12 officers and 89 soldiers wanted for deserting the war front in Borno State. Military sources said the order to arrest and freeze bank accounts of the fleeing soldiers was handed by authorities of Operation Lafiya Dole. Various formations of the army have been notified to apprehend and deliver any of the soldiers found in their areas of responsibilities. The soldiers were said to have absconded from duty after...

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the new service chiefs on Tuesday. The confirmation of the appointment came after the Red Chamber considered the report of the Committee on Defence which recommended their confirmation. The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, had on last week Wednesday referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, for the confirmation of the new service chiefs, to the Defence committee. The committee, which was led by Senator Aliyu Wamako, was given...

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No fewer than eight bandits were killed when some bandits’ camps were raided in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State by a joint police-military patrol in a three-day operation that ended on Sunday. The official report said members of the operation also recovered one AK-47 rifle and burnt nine motorcycles belonging to the bandits during the operation. The spokesperson of Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, also confirmed the development in Katsina on...

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The Senate joint committee on Defence, Army, and Navy has kicked off the screening exercise of the newly-appointed service chiefs. The nominees appeared before the panel shortly after plenary on Tuesday. Those who appeared before the committee are the Chief of Defence Staff, a Lucky Irabor, a major general, and the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, also a major general. Others include Chief of Naval Staff, Awwal Gambo, a rear admiral, and Chief Air...

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The Nigerian Air Force has released the names of seven of its officers who died in Abuja crash on Sunday. The aircraft, Beechcraft KingAir B350i belong to the NAF. The jet en-route Minna in Niger State, after reporting engine failure, crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement said, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao,...

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The Senate, on Tuesday, read a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, for the red chamber to confirm the newly appointed service chiefs. The request was contained in a letter dated 27th January 2021, was read by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, during a plenary on Tuesday. According to a statement by the Senate President’s aide, Ezral Tabiowo, the letter from Buhari read, “In compliance with the provisions of Section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act....

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ABUJA —  President Muhammadu Buhari has written to seek the confirmation of the recently appointed service chief from the National Assembly. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, disclosed that Buhari’s letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan was dated January 27. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson had announced the appointment of the service chiefs on Tuesday. The appointees include Lucky Irabor, a major general, as...

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ABUJA — The immediate past Chief of Army Staff,  retired Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says he left the Nigerian Army better than he met. Buratai stated this in his valedictory speech during the Pulling Out Parade by the Nigerian Army on Friday in Abuja. He said that the army under his watch had achieved tremendous feat in the fight against insurgency and other security threats in the country. He added that he ensured adequate training of...

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For almost twelve years now, the Military in Nigeria has been fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast and Northwest and other parts of Nigeria, yet the terrorists continued with their heinous acts on communities. It is against this background that the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) a non-governmental organization based in Kano conducted research in 2020 in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, and Kano on how to use non-violent mechanisms to end insurgency in...

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