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.
Abubakar Shekau's wife may have been killed in airstrike, Nigerian military says
The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it was investigating reports that a recent bombing raid killed one of the wives of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
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…
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.
455 rescued from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno
Troops have rescued another 455 people held captive by Boko Haram terrorists, thus bringing the total hostages freed since Saturday to 666.
Intelligence information sharing: benefits of collaboration among security agents in Nigeria
When breakdowns in information sharing occur, it erodes trust and is counterproductive to risk management, an example was the case where the US Troops providing combat training for the Nigerian Ranger Unit for counter insurgency opps...