Fraudster bags three months jail over employment scam
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of a fraudster, Sule Raymond, on a one-count charge bordering on cheating.
Seven killed as Boko Haram attacks military base
Seven people were killed when Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those displaced by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday.
Lalong commends Army for launching Operation Egwu Eke III
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended the Nigeria Army for launching Operation Egwu Eke III which is aimed at ensuring a successful 2019 general elections. Lalong gave the commendation on Friday at the flag-off of Exercise Egwu Eke 111 by the 3 Division Nigeria Army Rukuba, near Jos. The governor who was represented by…
Troops nab wanted Boko Haram terrorist
The Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a room in a house, where he was hiding in the community. According to Usman, two…
Python Dance III: South East governors’ forum tasks army on professionalism
The South East Governors Forum has called on officers and men of the Nigerian Army to be professional in the execution of their duties under the Operation Python Dance III in the zone.
Army denies closing Maiduguri-Monguno road
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.
Controversies over video of Nigerian soldier's claim of poor weapons
The Nigerian Army said a video showing some troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the country's northeast leaving the frontline because of outdated weapons was shot in 2014. "The video was recorded in 2014 and therefore cannot be a true reflection of the present reality," army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement on Monday.…
2019: Army promises to enhance democratic principles
The Nigerian Army has urged its officers and men to continue to ensure that enabling environment is created to enhance democratic process as the country approaches 2019 general elections. The Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Nasiru Jega, gave the advice at the 2018 West African Social Activities (WASA) held in Igbawa barracks in Abak,…
One naval personnel killed in Boko Haram attack on military base
The Nigerian Army has confirmed that navy personnel was killed when troops repelled terrorists attack on the Headquarters of the 7 Brigade Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) at Baga in Borno. The attack occurred on Wednesday at 7 p. m. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, said…
‘Sabotage, obsolete equipment delaying end to Boko Haram’
After over three years in the frontline, in a tour of duty that was supposed to last just six months or thereabouts, some soldiers from one of the three military formations in Calabar Municipal Council, Cross River State summarised their heart-rending experiences. They spoke to ANIETIE AKPAN, the Deputy Bureau Chief, South South. What were…