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August 7, 2018 11:07 AM UNICEF facilitates release of 128 child soldiers in S/Sudan– The Sun News

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has facilitated the release of 128 child soldiers from a disbanded rebel group in Yambio located in South Sudan’s southern region of Western Equatoria. According to a statement by UNICEF, some 90 boys and 38 girls were released from the South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM) and the Sudan People’s Liberation 17

August 7, 2018 8:24 AM HRW decries “short” sentences for 3 Congo peacekeepers guilty of murder –

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday decried the “short” sentences for three Congo Republic peacekeepers who murdered 11 civilians. A court in the Congolese capital Brazzaville sentenced each of the soldiers to three years in prison each in April for the killings of 11 civilians committed in 2014 while the soldiers were serving in an African Union peacekeeping 18

July 31, 2018 4:03 PM Buratai explains role of new army training school in P/Harcourt –

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the newly-created Army Training School in Port Harcourt was established to improve proficiency of troops in the Niger Delta. Buratai, who inaugurated the training school and other facilities in the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, said the school would be used to train troops 18

July 29, 2018 3:16 PM What Buhari must do over his alleged involvement in assassination of Aguiyi-Ironsi – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Sunday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari was part of the Northern officers who plotted the coup and assassination of former Head of State, Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi in 1966. Aguiyi-Ironsi was a senior Nigerian military officer and the first Nigerian Military Head of State. He took over power in the ensuing 26

July 23, 2018 3:49 PM Army restates commitment to professionalism –

Despite the barrage of challenges facing it, the Nigerian Army has declared that it would remain committed to professionalism in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities. Accordingly, the Army said it was poised to overcome its present challenges through series of training the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen, Tukur Buratai, has outlined 21

July 18, 2018 1:22 AM Army court-martials soldiers, hands death sentence, life terms for various offences– The Sun News

A General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Army has sentenced 13 soldiers to death and life imprisonment for offences ranging from manslaughter, murder, torture to assault and arson. This is even as the army has reiterated its commitment in the fight against terrorism in the North East, and other internal security operations across the country 24

July 16, 2018 4:12 PM MOSOP urges Buhari to end military occupation in Ogoni –

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has condemned the activities of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end military occupation of Ogoni farmlands. MOSOP also condemned alleged continual violation of the rights of the Ogoni people by Nigerian soldiers attached to the Shell, insisting 24

July 13, 2018 5:38 AM Ekiti guber: Soldiers, security agencies in show of force– The Sun News

The Nigerian Army paraded major roads in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State, yesterday night, displaying different types of weapons of war, including bazooka, which is the common name for a man-portable recoilless anti-tank rocket launcher. The soldiers were conveyed in about 15 different vehicles, including big trucks, an ambulance from 2 Division of the army, one Hilux 23

July 6, 2018 1:24 PM Buhari now in Borno for Nigerian Army Day celebration [PHOTOS]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for a one-day state visit. Buhari arrived the Maiduguri International Airport at 10.30 a.m. in company of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari. He was received by Gov. Kashim Shettima, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal 20

July 2, 2018 7:00 PM Herdsmen killings: Gowon tells Buhari what to do

Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to identify, arrest and deal with those responsible for the various killings across the country. Gowon stated this while speaking in Katsina State during a two-day North West zone, Nigeria Prays event. He said Nigerians needed to come together and condemn 26