Military invasion: Bayelsa community sends SOS to FG
Bilabiri community residents, whose houses and properties were burnt and destroyed during Friday’s military invasion, have sent a Save-Our-Soul message to the federal and state governments.
608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents currently undergoing rehabilitation, says military
The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor
Police deploy operatives to worship centres, markets, parks at yuletide
The Kano State Police Command has deployed joint operatives to forestall likely security breaches during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Military operation to flush out militants in Benue, two other states, winds down
The Nigeria Defense Headquarters (DHQ), on Friday, said that Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), had achieved its set mandate and would wind down in phases.
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
Court stops military’s operation positive identification campaign
A Federal Court, Lagos has ordered the Nigerian Army and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to suspend the ongoing operation positive identification campaign by the military.
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.
Attack on Mali military post kills 49 soldiers
A "terrorist attack" on a military post in strife-torn northeastern Mali has left 49 soldiers dead, the army said Saturday, revising downward an earlier death toll. The assault on Friday at Indelimane, in the Menaka region, close to the border with Niger, was one of the deadliest strikes against Mali's military in a region wracked by Islamist violence.
Growing in stature - Part 2
Let me endeavour to explain what spiritual stature means in simple terms. Any country’s military is invested with the authority of that nation to defend the honour of that country. Every soldier, recruited and commissioned is a partaker of this authority but the level of this authority wielded and used effectively depends on the rank…