SAFETY

COAS orders deployment of troops in south-east to stop ‘violent’ agitations

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has ordered the deployment of troops in the south-east to quell “violent” secessionist agitations. Speaking on behalf of Buratai at a news conference on Friday, DD Ahmadu, army chief of training and ...

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Army reportedly kills two deputies to Boko Haram leader Shekau killed

Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terror group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day, an official has said. The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in ...

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PHOTOS: New Lagos police commissioner Imohimi officially replaces Owoseni

The new commissioner of police in Lagos state, Imohimi Edgar, has officially assumed office. The state police public relations office, Olarinde Famous-Cole who made the confirmation, said the handing over ceremony between the immediate past commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, ...

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US sells $593m Super Tucano warplanes to Nigeria

Super Tucano

The United States has sold warplanes and weapons worth $593m to Nigeria. It is reported that the Pentagon notified the US Congress on Monday of the sale to Nigeria of 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons. The Super Tucano ...

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IPOB, other issues discussed during Buhari’s meeting with service chiefs

The chief of defence staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, said service chiefs discussed the secret service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other issues with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The meeting, which lasted three hours, took place at the ...

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Buhari presides over Security Council meeting with military chiefs, IG of police

President Muhammadu Buhari today presided over a security council meeting at the presidential villa. The council is the executive organ responsible for national security decisions. Those in attendance include: the national security adviser, service chiefs, and the inspector-general of police. ...

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Troops ambush Boko Haram, kill 10, recover cows

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in a clearance operations in Marte Local Government Area of Borno. A statement issued in Maiduguri by Col. Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 Task Force ...

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Osinbajo unveils five Super Mushshak aircraft bought from Pakistan

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired by the federal government to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ...

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Army to train NSCDC and police in North-east, to fight Boko Haram

The military in Nigeria says it has concluded plans to train mobile strike team among personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and men of the Nigerian Police Force fighting Boko Haram in the North-east. This information ...

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US finally approves sale of $593m Super Tucano jets to Nigeria

Super Tucano

After years of foot-dragging, the US state department has approved the sale of a $593 million A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons, to Nigeria. The defence security cooperation agency delivered their certification of the ...

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