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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RELOCATION ORDER: Service Chiefs arrive in Maiduguri

Following the relocation order given to Service Chiefs by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, some service chiefs have arrived in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. At an emergency meeting last Thursday, the acting president asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and ...

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Army admits misleading Nigerians; gives fresh report with pictures

The Nigerian army has expressed regret over the misleading information it disseminated to the public in the wake of Boko Haram ambush of its men and some oil workers in Maiduguri. Read the statement below: The incident of 25th July ...

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Detailed account of how kidnapped students were rescued – Police, Ondo governor

Lagos Police Commissioner, Deputy Governor, Rescued Students with Ondo State Governor - Photo by PremiumTime

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, have given detailed account of how the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, were rescued. Speaking Friday, in Lagos, shortly after the students ...

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CRIME: IGP redeploys all police officers, men along Kaduna-Abuja highways

Inspector-General of Police

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has redeployed all junior and senior police officers currently serving in different formations along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. Below is the full statement by Jimoh Moshood, the Nigeria Police spokesperson: To ensure total success of ...

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FRESH: Army grants special promotion to 6,199 soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Chief of Army Staff TY-Buratai approves promotion

In a statement released by Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday approved the promotion of 6,199 soldiers currently involved in the fight against Boko Haram. “The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, ...

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