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November 20, 2017 8:29 PM BREAKING: Nigerian Army elevates 137 officers

The Nigerian Army Council has announced the elevation to the next higher rank, 137 officers among whom were 45 Brigadier Generals who were promoted to the rank of Major Generals (two star generals) and 92 Colonels, lifted to the rank of Brigadier Generals (One star generals). A statement from Army spokesman Brigadier Sani Usman gave the names of those 18

November 13, 2017 6:43 AM Biafra: Fani-Kayode speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Femi Fani-Kayode, on Sunday insisted that the Nigerian Army kidnapped the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu from his home. However, Fani-Kayode, who took to his Twitter handle described the actions of soldiers, who allegedly “abducted” Kanu as “heartless and unacceptable.” He wrote: “IPOB leader Nnamdi Nnamdi’s home was attacked 35

November 6, 2017 11:21 AM Army promises to pay allowances owed soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday promised to off-set the two months’ allowances owed soldiers involved in Operation Lafiya Dole. Buratai, in a statement signed by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the outstanding allowances will be paid this week. The Army Chief said the release of funds by the Ministry of Defence would facilitate 25

October 31, 2017 7:04 PM (VIDEO) New SGF speaks on Buhari’s government

Buhari met with the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at the State House. Newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has pledged to implement programmes and policies aimed at uplifting the quality of lives of all Nigerians. Mustapha stated this when he fielded questions 19

October 31, 2017 11:34 AM Army concludes Operation ‘Crocodile Smile II’ in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has concluded its special operation code-named Crocodile Smile 2 in the Niger Delta and parts of South-Western Nigeria. Speaking during the official closing ceremony, which held at the operation’s headquarters in Rivers State, The Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali said the exercise was very successful in both regions. The operation 16

October 31, 2017 11:34 AM Nigerian Army concludes Operation Crocodile Smile II in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has concluded its special operation code-named Crocodile Smile 2 in the Niger Delta and parts of South-Western Nigeria. Speaking during the official closing ceremony, which held at the operation’s headquarters in Rivers State, The Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali said the exercise was very successful in both regions. The operation 19

October 31, 2017 2:36 AM After 6 months, Buhari fires Lawal, Amb Oke; appoints Mustapha as new SGF

ABUJA—SIX months after their suspension, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sacked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke. President Buhari also appointed the boss of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Boss Mustapha 21

October 30, 2017 8:37 PM What Trump campaign heard about Russian hacking before the rest of us

Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI Michael Weiss is a national security analyst for CNN and author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror." The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)In a normal political environment, a former campaign chairman and former campaign aide being indicted on 12 federal felony counts including tax fraud 31

October 30, 2017 6:36 PM Shift attention to Fulani herdsmen menace, Fayose tells military

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the military to direct its “operations Python Dance and Crocodile Smile” to those areas in Nigeria, especially the North Central States of Benue, Plateau as well as North East States like Taraba and Adamawa where Fulani herdsmen are killings Nigerians and destroying farmlands worth several billions 19

October 30, 2017 6:27 PM Buratai orders redeployment of troops to Lake Chad region

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday ordered the redeployment of troops who participated in the special military exercise in the Niger Delta to Lake Chad region. Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, announced the redeployment at the closing of Exercise Crocodile Smile II in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers. He said the redeployed 14