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Gulf News
Soldier killed in NE Nigeria landmine blastburied mine.“The vehicle hit an IED planted by Boko Haram terrorists, which dam
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
buried mine.“The vehicle hit an IED planted by Boko Haram terrorists, which damaged the vehicle and killed a soldier,” a Nigerian army officer said on condition of anonymity.Three other soldiers were wounded in the blast, the officer added, and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Redoubling Effort in Anti-Insurgency Battlean excellent tradition of meeting timelines, punches on target and above all co
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
an excellent tradition of meeting timelines, punches on target and above all concerned about reforms that will enthrone the Nigerian Army as one of the best in the world. General Buratai sees a greater and more united Nigeria beyond Boko Haram and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ogembe - PDP Now a Moving TrainStaff on the recent Operation Lion Roar which was successful and professionally
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Staff on the recent Operation Lion Roar which was successful and professionally carried out. I make bold to say that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have distinguished themselves by making sure that they didn't act anyone's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
IMN Protests Continued Detention of El-ZakzakySheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, by the federal government, and to commemorate the t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, by the federal government, and to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the group at Gyaletsu, Zaria, Kaduna State. The protest march which took off from the Wuse... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Military Seeks More Information, Support to End Insurgency in North Eastin the North-East. Nicholas made the appeal yesterday in Maiduguri while addre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
in the North-East. Nicholas made the appeal yesterday in Maiduguri while addressing troops of 7 Division Garrison of Nigerian Army after his familiarisation tour of military formations at Maimalari Cantonment and Giwa Barracks. He said what... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Six Soldiers Killed in Boko Haram Ambushesbecause of a lack of security in camps and elsewhere. Meanwhile, President Muh
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
because of a lack of security in camps and elsewhere. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday tasked the Nigerian Army to intensify its current efforts on the fight against Boko Haram and work closely with other security agencies... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Huriwa Seeks Investigation of Alleged IPOB Members Killingthe silence by officials of the current administration on the alleged human rig
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
the silence by officials of the current administration on the alleged human rights violations committed by officers of the Nigerian Army during the month-long Operation Python Dance II in the South East. In a statement signed by the National... Read more
6d
AllAfrica.com
Two Feared Dead in Alleged Militants Attack in Calabarnormalcy has returned to the area. Soldiers have taken control. The Public Rel
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
normalcy has returned to the area. Soldiers have taken control. The Public Relations Officer of the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army in Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi confirmed the incident, saying they got information of militants shooting in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Unique Style of Counter Insurgencyvirtues, but the boldness and courage to exhibit and apply it. In the more tha
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
virtues, but the boldness and courage to exhibit and apply it. In the more than two years of the leadership of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has demonstrated in actions and mien of his proper... Read more
10d
AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Army Slays Boko Haram Terror Groupthe suspects. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Rela
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
the suspects. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, confirmed the breakthroughs. The Nigerian army is engaged in battle with the Boko Haram northeast of the country. The sect is perpetrating a violent campaign... Read more
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10d
AllAfrica.com
Abaribe Files Motion Seeking Court's Visit to Kanu's Abia ResidenceAfaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia State) from September 11 to 14, 2017, and the even
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia State) from September 11 to 14, 2017, and the eventual arrest and taking away of Kanu by the Nigerian Army. The motion is predicated on the grounds that Kanu was at his residence before and all through September 11 to... Read more
11d
AllAfrica.com
Abaribe Seeks Court's Inspection of Invaded Kanu's Residencehe was known to be in his residence at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia St
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
he was known to be in his residence at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State. "Sometimes in 2017 or thereabouts, the Nigerian Army High Command on the instructions of the Chief of Army Staff, announced publicly that they were going to... Read more
11d
AllAfrica.com
Troops Kill 3 Boko Haram Insurgents - Nigerian ArmyThe Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurg
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest area of Operation. Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in... Read more
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11d
AllAfrica.com
Abuja Minister Convenes Emergency Meeting Over Embassies' Security Alertsconcern over reports of increase in the use of drugs around the city. Accordin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
concern over reports of increase in the use of drugs around the city. According to the statement, representatives of the Nigerian Army at the meeting released a quick response number, '193' to the public. "The FRSC released the number 122 for... Read more
11d
AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Soldiers Ambush Boko Haram, Kill ThreeThe Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurg
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest area of Operation. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Mr.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Again, Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trialbut disappeared five months later with no trace yet of his current location. H
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
but disappeared five months later with no trace yet of his current location. His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of arresting Mr. Kanu during an invasion of his residence in Abia State, but military spokesperson, John... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army's New Language PolicyLast week the Nigerian Army unveiled a new language policy in which it mandated
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Last week the Nigerian Army unveiled a new language policy in which it mandated all soldiers to learn and be proficient in the three major Nigerian languages of Hausa, Yoruba and within one year. Army spokesman Brig Gen Sani Usman said all officers... Read more
17d
AllAfrica.com
Reps Ask Army to Stop Policy On LanguagesDagomie (PDP, Rivers) and Diri Douye (PDP, Bayelsa) said the statement by Army
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Dagomie (PDP, Rivers) and Diri Douye (PDP, Bayelsa) said the statement by Army spokesman, Brig Gen Sani Usman, that the Nigerian Army has given its personnel one year to learn and be proficient Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa was uncalled for. They said... Read more
17d
Eye Witness News
Nigerian army captures Boko Haram commander The captured Boko Haram commander identified as “Ameer” of Chawa, Amman Judee
Eye Witness News / Posted 17 days ago
The captured Boko Haram commander identified as “Ameer” of Chawa, Amman Judee, is said to be undergoing interrogation. Picture: Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman/Nigerian army public relations. NIGERIA - The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Review Automotive Policy, Auto Dealers Tell Govtcurrent clampdown on undutied vehicles at various car stands across the nation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
current clampdown on undutied vehicles at various car stands across the nation by the customs, and in some instances the Nigerian Army. Adedoyin, who lamented the hardship suffered by his members since the inception of the crackdown which has... Read more
19d
AllAfrica.com
Govt Tackling Suicide Bombingsand implored it as well as other radio stations to donate airtime for the natio
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
and implored it as well as other radio stations to donate airtime for the national sensitisation campaign. However, the Nigerian Army yesterday announced that three of its troops were killed and six others wounded while fighting to repel the... Read more
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19d
Aljazeera
Amnesty: Shell involved in Nigeria abuses in 1990sthrough thousands of pages of Shell's documents and testimony statements. The f
Aljazeera / Posted 19 days ago
through thousands of pages of Shell's documents and testimony statements. The files show that Shell repeatedly urged the Nigerian army to take action against the protests of the Ogoni community. According to the organisation, Shell called for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lagos Speaker Commends Nigerian Army Over Introduction of Indigenous LanguageThe Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has lau
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has lauded the Nigerian Army on its directive to its personnel to learn the country's three major indigenous languages -- Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. The directive according to him,... Read more
20d
AllAfrica.com
Three Nigerian Soldiers Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Army Base, Borno VillageThe Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of three soldiers in a battle with Bo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of three soldiers in a battle with Boko Haram members after the insurgents invaded an army base and Magumeri community in Borno State. An army spokesperson, Timothy Antigha, said the attack occurred on... Read more
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20d
Eye Witness News
Nigerian army repels Boko Haram attack on town - spokesman Three soldiers were killed and six others wounded while fighting the militant
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
Three soldiers were killed and six others wounded while fighting the militants in Magumeri. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Chad. Picture: AFP. MAIDUGURI,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What's Happening in the Northeast?a few kilometres under military escort to collect firewood or do some limited f
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
a few kilometres under military escort to collect firewood or do some limited farming, although this can be stopped by the Nigerian Army at any time due to insecurity. In others, such as Bama, the camp is entirely closed and people are entirely... Read more
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23d
AllAfrica.com
Man Caught With 7 Human Skullssoon as the investigation was concluded on the matter. The Command also parade
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
soon as the investigation was concluded on the matter. The Command also paraded five other suspects, including a serving Nigerian Army sergeant, allegedly caught over the theft of a new green-coloured Land Rover SUV belonging to Minister of State... Read more
23d
AllAfrica.com
Rights Group Hails Military Over Global Terrorism RankingThe current victories by the Nigerian Army over terrorism in Nigeria have conti
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
The current victories by the Nigerian Army over terrorism in Nigeria have continued to receive commendations even as the Eko Civil Rights Movement yesterday joined in the foray of those who have acknowledged the giant achievements of the... Read more
23d
AllAfrica.com
Senate Orders Reinstatement of Dismissed ColonelAbuja — The Senate has urged the authorities of the Nigerian Army to immediatel
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Abuja — The Senate has urged the authorities of the Nigerian Army to immediately reinstate one of the 38 dismissed officers, Colonel Chidi Kalu Ukoha, and pay all his entitlements. It also cautioned the army against arbitrary disengagement of its... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Senate Asks Nigerian Army to Reinstate Wrongfully Dismissed OfficerThe Senate has urged the Nigerian Army to reinstate Chidi Ukoha, a colonel, who
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
The Senate has urged the Nigerian Army to reinstate Chidi Ukoha, a colonel, who was wrongfully dismissed alongside 38 other officers in June 2016. The Senate also cautioned the Army authorities against arbitrary disengagement of officers. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Citing Gaps in Management of Recovered Assets, Buhari Inaugurates Audit Panela full battalion of Special Forces in Zamfara State, and the operationalisation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
a full battalion of Special Forces in Zamfara State, and the operationalisation of the newly-established 8 Division of the Nigerian Army in Sokoto in the new Order of Battle (OBAT). Shehu said the president also approved the movement of the 1... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sisters' Forum of Islamic Movt Condemns Zakzaky's Detentiontrigger at slight or no provocation, impunity is already on the prowl. "And it
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
trigger at slight or no provocation, impunity is already on the prowl. "And it was with such impunity and bitterness that Nigerian Army brutally cracked down upon unarmed, defenseless civilians under the guise of series of grotesque accusations:... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Army Introduces New Language Policy for Personnellearn and be proficient in the three major Nigerian languages - Yoruba, Igbo an
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
learn and be proficient in the three major Nigerian languages - Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. "Invariably, by December 2018, all Nigerian Army personnel are expected to learn the three major Nigerian languages. "The standard of proficiency to be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army Raids, Arrests Seven 'Militants'leader of the militants, Ejima Igwedibia, alias Don Wanny, who is on the list o
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
leader of the militants, Ejima Igwedibia, alias Don Wanny, who is on the list of wanted persons of the 6th Division of the Nigerian Army. It would be recalled that six members of Don Wanny's gangs were killed in the early hours of Monday during a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army Orders All Personnel to Learn Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in One YearAbuja - The Nigerian Army has ordered all personnel to learn the three major Ni
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Abuja - The Nigerian Army has ordered all personnel to learn the three major Nigerian languages Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in one year just as it introduced a new Language Policy with emphasis on officers and soldiers ensuring that they speak the three... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army Orders All Personnel to Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba Before 2019The Nigerian Army has directed all its officers and men to immediately commence
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
The Nigerian Army has directed all its officers and men to immediately commence the learning of the three major Nigerian languages. A statement by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said all personnel are expected to be proficient in Igbo, Hausa and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Suicide Bomber Kills 50 in MubiBuratai, tasked army chaplains to encourage families of troops in the northeast
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Buratai, tasked army chaplains to encourage families of troops in the northeast. He stated this in Maiduguri yesterday at the Training and Conference Week of the Nigerian Army Directorate, Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic) at Maimalari Canto... Read more
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26d
AllAfrica.com
Army Unearths 10 Human Skulls, Weapons in Cultists Den in RiversTroops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of Monday uncovered 10
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of Monday uncovered 10 human skulls when they stormed a notorious cultists-cum kidnappers' hideout in Omoku, Rivers State. Aminu Iliyasu, a colonel, the division's deputy director of Army... Read more
26d
AllAfrica.com
Army Promotes 136 Officers to Rank of GeneralThe Nigerian Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Gene
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
The Nigerian Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals respectively. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman,... Read more
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26d
AllAfrica.com
Buhari's Tall Ranking On Terror WarNigeria and the world of the de-humanizing crime of terrorism. NDMG's Presiden
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Nigeria and the world of the de-humanizing crime of terrorism. NDMG's President, Dr. Ibukun Ola, succinctly submitted that Nigerian Army's operations like ' Operation Python Dance," "Scorpion Sting", "Lafiya Dole," "Crocodile Smile" are the... Read more
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26d
AllAfrica.com
Army Promotes 45 Brigadier Generals to Major GeneralsThe Nigerian Army Council has promoted 45 senior officers from the rank of Brig
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
The Nigerian Army Council has promoted 45 senior officers from the rank of Brigadier Generals to that of Major Generals. Also, the council elevated 92 officers from the rank of Colonels to Brigadier Generals, bringing a total of officers promoted to... Read more
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26d
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Gunmen Kill Nigerian Soldier, Seize Weapons in Port-Harcourtcomments from military spokespersons about the development. Sani Usman, a brig
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
comments from military spokespersons about the development. Sani Usman, a brigadier-general and spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, did not respond to requests for comments. Calls and messages sent to him were unanswered. John Enenche, a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Army Promotes 136 Officers to GeneralsThe Nigerian Army has promoted 136 senior officers to generals. Those promoted
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
The Nigerian Army has promoted 136 senior officers to generals. Those promoted include 45 brigadier generals who were promoted to major generals. Also, 92 colonels were promoted to brigadier generals. A statement from the army spokesperson, Sani... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Court Says Nnamdi Kanu's Sureties Should Appear in Decemberhe was granted conditional bail specifically on April 25 based on health ground
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
he was granted conditional bail specifically on April 25 based on health grounds. His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of invading Mr. Kanu's residence in Abia State and kidnapping him (Kanu). The allegation was however denied by... Read more
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27d
AllAfrica.com
The Lingering War Against Insurgencyother religious figures and overwhelmed the state command of the Nigerian Polic
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
other religious figures and overwhelmed the state command of the Nigerian Police, but was no match for the battle-ready Nigerian Army contingent. The sect lost grounds they previously held and was finally brought to its knees. Surviving members... Read more
27d
AllAfrica.com
Court Insists On Three Conditions for Biafra Leader's Suretieshe was granted conditional bail specifically on April 25 based on health ground
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
he was granted conditional bail specifically on April 25 based on health grounds. His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of invading Mr. Kanu's residence in Abia State and kidnapping him (Kanu). The allegation was however denied by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Kidnappers Killed Five Drivers Along Birnin Gwari Road'robbers along the highway. He said, "We recently held a meeting with Yakubu Soj
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
robbers along the highway. He said, "We recently held a meeting with Yakubu Soja head of Operation Yaki outfit and also visited the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army headquarters to plead with them on ways to provide more security along our highw... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
I Do Not Know Kanu's Whereabouts, Says Buratailed by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the court that they have not seen or heard from
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
led by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the court that they have not seen or heard from their client since September 14 when the Nigerian Army invaded his house "on a murderous raid, where life and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenceless... Read more
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Police Arrest 104 Suspects, Including Killers of Uniben Donvisited the command where he held a close-door meeting for 45 minutes with head
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
visited the command where he held a close-door meeting for 45 minutes with heads of security agencies of the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and the Police. Obaseki, who spoke with newsmen after the meeting,... Read more
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Why I Cannot Produce Biafra Leader for Trial, Buratai Tells Courtled by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the court that they have not seen or heard from
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
led by Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the court that they have not seen or heard from their client since September 14 when the Nigerian Army invaded his house "on a murderous raid, where life and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenceless... Read more
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