Boko Haram commander killed over 'planned surrender'
A Boko Haram commander was killed by his comrades over his alleged plan to surrender and handover hundreds of hostages to the Nigerian military, two sources told AFP Sunday.
Sani Abacha: 20 Years After
Nigeria's 10th Head of State, Sani Abacha, was born on this day in 1943. On what would have been his 75th birthday, we take a glimpse back into his life and the legacy he left behind. In 1963, Abacha passed out of the Nigerian Military Training Centre in Kaduna, receiving further training in the UK.…
Appreciating the Nigerian Military
At its height, the Boko Haram insurgency not only threatens to decimate Nigeria as we know it; it also seeks to bring large swathes of land under the absolute control of a bloodthirsty sect. Boko Haram declared a caliphate that spanned 11 local councils in states such as Borno, Yobe and Adamawa and reigned with…
A Tale Of The Nigerian Armed Forces
“To serve our fatherland, with love and strength and faith.” Not many hold dear and actively carry out the words of the Nigerian anthem like the military, people who surrender their lives willingly for the protection and glorification of the state. At its height, the Boko Haram insurgency not only threatens to decimate Nigeria as…
Court dismisses Kanu’s suit asking Army to produce him in court
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has dismissed an application filed by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), praying the court to order the Chief of Army Staff to produce him in court.
Fresh fears as Boko Haram resurges
On at least four occasions in the past, the Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed it had killed the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau. But the military high command last week did a remarkable volte-face and ordered its men to capture the lethal killer within 40 days, dead or alive.
Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike
Nigeria's military on Friday blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.
Nigerian military battling 14 security threats nationwide, says defence chief
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, says in New York that Nigerian military is currently confronting no fewer than 14 security threats across the country. Olonisakin disclosed this at a reception organised for him by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN. The defence chief was at the UN headquarters for the…
TUC urges workers to resist military coup
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has flayed rumours of coup making the rounds since President Muhammadu Buhari’s second medical trip abroad and called on all Nigerians...
Protesters want Amnesty International to leave Nigeria
Thousands of protesters on Monday barricaded the Abuja office of Amnesty International, demanding the international organisation leave Nigeria within the next 24 hours.