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Buhari Pledges ‘Full Support’ For Military, Security Agencies

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the full support of the Federal Government for the military and other security agencies in tackling all forms of crime across the country. The President’s pledge followed a meeting with the service chiefs on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. “Briefing today from the...

Nigeria At 57: President Buhari Visits Nigerian Troops In Maiduguri  

1 year ago /
Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerian troops for their gallantry and service in defending the nation from Boko-Haram terrorism. The President, who paid a visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, to celebrate the 57th independence day anniversary with the troops, said theirs was the highest form of service that could be...

38 Senior Army Officers Petition Buhari Over Wrongful Dismissal

1 year ago /
Nation 

Thirty-eight senior army officers have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as wrongful dismissal from the Nigerian Army and accused the Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai of victimisation...

Terrorism War: Buhari Directs Service Chiefs To Beef Up Security

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari,  has directed all the Service Chiefs to enhance their security operations in tackling insecurity across the country. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin who briefed journalists after the meeting, stated that security matters and threats were discussed, including the IPOB issues. He added that the...

U.S. Lauds Nigeria’s Efforts In Tackling Boko Haram Insurgency

2 years ago /
Nation 

The United States has advised countries facing challenges of terrorism to take a cue from Nigeria in winning the war against global terrorism. The U.S. Secretary of States, Mr Rex Tillerson, gave the recommendation on Thursday at the ‘Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS’...

Government’s Delegation Visits Borno Over Rann Bombing

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian government’s delegation is in Borno State for an assessment of the situation in Rann community following Tuesday’s air strike on local settlement. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel, the Chief...

Retirees Drag Nigerian Military To Court

2 years ago /
Nation 

Retired military officers on Tuesday dragged the Army, Navy and Air Force to court over non-payment of debarment allowance instituted in 2012. The retirees instituted a class action against the forces at the National Industrial Court Abuja, claiming they were yet to access the funds since 2012. The debarment allowance is a...

FG Approves Harmonisation Of Military Pensions

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has confirmed the harmonisation of military pension by the Federal Government. A statement issued by the spokesman of the board, Flt.-Lt Ikenna Ezendu on Monday said the harmonization takes effect from August 2016. Ezendu said the decision was part of efforts to bridge the gap in pensions...

Vice President Osinbajo Says Previous Regime Stole $15bn Of Public Money

3 years ago /
Security 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the previous administration of stealing about $15bn of public money through fraudulent arms deals. Mr Osinbajo said the huge sum was "lost... to fraudulent and corrupt practices in... security equipment spending during the last administration", according to a statement released by his office on Tuesday. The figure...

Badeh Diverted N558m Monthly From Air Force – Witness

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, before a Federal High Court in Abuja accusing him of diverting the sum of N558, 200,000 from the account of the Nigerian Air Force monthly throughout the period...

EFCC’s Fresh Proof-Of-Evidence Stalls Badeh's Trial

3 years ago /
Security 

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, was on Monday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, after the inclusion of additional proof-of-evidence by the prosecution. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecutor, had filed additional proof to beef up...

EFCC raids Alex Badeh's mansion, recover $1 Million Dollars

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered $1m cash from one of the mansions belonging former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh(retd.). Punch reports that the money was recovered after detectives searched a mansion located at 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama, Abuja. A detective at the EFCC, who...

BREAKING: Alex Badeh sent to Kuje prison

3 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja today ordered former chief of defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh remanded in Kuje Prison until Thursday, when his bail application will be heard. The court has also fixed 14 March for the beginning of his trial. Badeh is facing a 10-point charge of theft and...

Federal High Court Abuja Decline Badeh’s Application For Bail

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday declined an application for bail filed by Alex Badeh former Chief of Defence Staff. Justice James Tsoho ruled in favour of the objection by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the effect that Badeh’s detention was on a subsisting court order. The...

Alex Badeh seeks bail from detention

3 years ago /
Nation 

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal, Alex Badeh (Rtd), has approached the Federal High Court Abuja, asking for bail from detention. Badeh is being held in Lagos by the EFCC since February 8, 2016, when he was invited by the anti-graft agency for questioning.‎ In the application dated February 15, and...

$2.1bn arms probe: Ex-DMI, Gen Wiwa arrested

3 years ago /
Nation 

A serving officer and former Director of Military Intelligence, Major General Wiwa, has been arrested by the EFCC for his part in the $2.1bn arms deal fraud. General Wiwa, younger brother to late Ken Saro-Wiwa, the late Ogoni rights activists’ who was executed by the Abacha’s government in connection with the...

 

Support the security agencies – Abayomi Olorinsakin

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The chief of defence staff, general Abayomi Olorinsakin wants Nigerians to support the security agencies to check the activities of Insurgents, oil pipeline vandals and other crimes in the country. General Abayomi made the appeal during an oversight visit of the house committee to defence headquarter on in abuja....

 

NAF drones bombard Boko Haram strongholds

3 years ago /
Security 

The military averted another suicide attack on Maiduguri when troops intercepted two bombers who attempted to enter the city. Residents said two suicide bombers made desperate efforts to enter the city through the outskirts but were gunned down in the process. Regardless, Media Coordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Mustapha Ankas confirmed that the...

How we rigged Ekiti poll for Fayose – Ex-PDP secretary

3 years ago /
Politics 

Dr. Temitope Aluko, has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan gave Governor Ayo Fayose N4.7bn cash to prosecute the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state. He said the money was used to defeat the then Governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was the governorship candidate of the...

Chibok Girls: President Buhari orders new investigation

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, January 14, has ordered a fresh investigation into the abduction of the Chibok girls, according to reports by Leadership news. Reports have it that the panel that will investigate the incident is to be named by the national security adviser (NSA) General Babagana Munguno. The presidential senior...