Jire Dole: Agony of Borno women struggling to obtain justice for their missing men
Women of Borno have seen it all: torture, killings and prolonged detention of their sons and husbands by soldiers fighting insurgency in northeastern Nigeria since 2009 when Boko Haram insurgency started.
Ogun State government enjoins youths to join army, plans to deworm 839,273 school children
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday said that the state would sensitise students in the state on what they stand to gain by joining the army.
NAF’s remarkable gender inclusion
It am cheering news that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently registered itself on the side of global trends on gender sensitivity. For the first time in its 55-year-history, NAF commissioned two ladies into its fighter aircraft sections
Army hands over 86 Boko Haram child fighters for rehabilitation
Over 86 Boko Haram child fighters, who voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, were yesterday, handed over to the Borno State government for comprehensive childcare rehabilitation.
The price of liberty
If you live near a military formation you may probably have become used to the booming voice of the soldier at the sentry, with rifle cocked, commanding a rather wayward fellow who might have strayed from his footpath into the forbidden territory of the men in uniform, probably armed to the teeth and ready to shoot.
The military and ‘Operation Positive Identification’
A nation-wide military operation code-named Operation Positive Identification (OPI) said to have commenced at the weekend despite vehement objection from the public and members of the National Assembly should be seen for what it is: a sad day for Nigerian democracy.
Army refutes "operation show ID card" exercise
The Nigerian army has refuted claims that it has deployed troops across the states of the federation to begin ‘Operation Positive Identification’ (OPI) exercise. A number of Nigerian organisations issued travel advisories to their staff concerning the military operation. A company identified as Bricks told its staff "that residents should move around with valid means of identification,…
Every statement that comes out of the tongue of the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buratai has the limitless capacity of attracting attention. That is because he is Nigeria’s chief warrior against the insurgents in North Eastern Nigeria