Benue ANA urges patronage of state’s library, Buratai renovates alma mater, donates 1,000 textbooks
Benue State chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has called on the general public to patronise the state’s library. Chairman of the association, Dr. Charles Iornumbe, made the call yesterday when he led other executive members on a familiarisation visit to the state’s library board in Makurdi.
Deal with criminals, respect human rights, COAS tells troops
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has directed troops fighting criminals in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and other states to deal decisively with all undesirable elements in their areas of operation.
Nigerian Army restates commitment to end insurgency, buries five soldiers
The Nigerian Army on Friday reiterated its commitment to end Boko Haram insurgency, restore peace and stability to the North-East. Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the incoming Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this at the burial of five fallen heroes...
Coas, Sunshine Spikers target Premier League ticket
After seven league games, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Spikers and Sunshine Spikers volleyball clubs are currently unbeaten at the ongoing Nigeria Volleyball Division One League holding in Ilorin, Kwara State.
A nation and its armed forces
So much indignation has greeted a comment attributed recently to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai expressing dissatisfaction with the performance of his troops in the war against insurgents. He was reported in various media to have said, ‘it is unfortunate, but the truth is that every setback the Nigerian Army…
Sabotage, others behind fresh setbacks in anti-insurgency war, says Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has attributed the latest round of operational setbacks in the fight by the Nigerian Army against the Boko Haram sect to sabotage, low morale and lack of commitment on the part of officers.
Buratai warns officers against information leakage
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned his officers against leaking classified information through social media platforms. He gave the warning while opening a five-day workshop on “Army Officers’ Office Management and Document Security” at 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna. The COAS reminded the participants that the military…
Igbinedion Varsity unveils centre to combat emerging security challenges
Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Okada, Professor Lawrence Ezemonye has said the institution’s Centre for Contemporary Security Affairs will proffer solutions to emerging security challenges confronting most nations of the world. He stated this at the official unveiling and launch of the Centre in Okada, Edo State, adding that the centre aims to be a world-class citadel of…
Army to establish ‘special forces battalion barracks’ in Kogi – Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said army authorities had approved the establishment of a ‘Special Forces Battalion’ Barracks to be located in Okene, Kogi. Buratai disclosed this on Friday to journalists in Okene after inspecting the proposed site of the new barracks at Okene Secondary School in Okene Local Government Area.…
Boko Haram: Troops construct own water, bread factories to support soldiers
Troops of 115 Task Force Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, Nigerian Army in Askira-Uba, have constructed bread and sachet water factories to support soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. Maj. Yusuf Salisu, 115 Task Force Commander, disclosed during Operational visit of Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the army on…
We are in control of Baga, says Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that Baga town in Borno State remained under the control of the Nigerian military, despite reports that insurgents had sacked the troops and taken over the community they had occupied in the past. Buratai, speaking in Maiduguri, the state capital, during the flag-off of…
Buratai under pressure over military spending
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has been sent a joint Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), asking him to provide information on the 2015, 2016 and 2017 budget implementation reports of the Nigerian Army.