News - Chief of Defence Staff

Badeh Urges Defence Attachés To Project Country’s Positive Image

4 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh on Friday, called on  Defence Attachés and Advisers to project  positive image of the country in the places  they serve. Badeh made the call in Abuja at the close of a weeklong Conference of the Defence Attaché and Advisers (DAs) organised by the...

Soldiers Moves To Take Over Sambisa

4 years ago /
Nation 

While the battles raged in Chibok and Gwoza, a large number of soldiers were seen in Maiduguri yesterday moving towards the dreaded Sambisa forest, the fortress of the terrorist Boko Haram sect in Borno State, thus signaling the commencement of an operation, which military sources said was aimed at recovering...

Insurgency: CDS, Service Chiefs To Appear Before Senate Today

4 years ago /
Nation 

The senate on Wednesday summoned the the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh; and the service chiefs in charge of Army, Navy and Airfoce to brief the upper chamber on the insurgency situation in the North-East. This was made known by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator...

 

No Helicopter Evacuated The CDS Family Members From Mubi - DHQ

4 years ago /
Nation 

The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to an article with the caption, “The Helicopters that evacuated CDS Badeh’s family from Mubi: A lesson for All Nigerians” written by a certain Elvis Iyorngurum and posted in an on-line news outlet, NewsRescue.com on the 6th of November, 2014....

Nigeria Not Under Siege, Says Defence Chief

4 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria is under siege of terrorists and insurgents. Badeh, who was reacting to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, also debunked the claim that the Armed Forces were not capable...

President Goodluck Jonathan Holds Meeting With Service Chiefs On Ceasefire Agreement

4 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria security chiefs on Tuesday met with President Goodluck Jonathan to discuss the ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram. Though no official statement was made available to state house correspondents, sources at the meeting, however, say the fate of the over 200 girls held by the insurgents was discussed. It was gathered that...

Boko Haram Spokeman: Chibok Girls To Be Released To Chadian President

4 years ago /
Security 

The purported Secretary General of terrorist Boko Haram sect, Danladi Ahmadu, who represented the group and negotiated the recent ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government, has affirmed that the abducted Chibok schoolgirls would be released soon to Chadian President, Idriss Derby, for onward presentation to the Nigerian government. Ahmadu, who spoke...

Biography Of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi; Chairman Daar Communications

4 years ago /
Oddities 

HIGH CHIEF RAYMOND ALEOGHO DOKPESI, PhD, OFR a Marine Transport Engineer was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on 25th of October 1951. He hails from Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government Area in Edo State of Nigeria. He attended Ebenezer African Church School, Ibadan, Loyola College, Ibadan and Immaculate Conception...

TUC Lauds FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday applauded the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgent group for reaching an agreement to cease hostilities in the North East of the country. Mr Bobboi Kaigam, the TUC President said that the agreement reached by both parties would usher in peace and unity...

Ceasefire: Farmers Can Now Go Back To Farm – AFAN

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) said on Friday that farmers in the conflict-torn North East zone of the country would return to their farms following the truce reached between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram Sect. AFAN National President Kabir Ibrahim said this while reacting to the announcement of...

 

Nigeria, Cameroon Hold Bi-Lateral Talk Over Boko Haram

4 years ago /

Nigeria and Cameroon will be having a meeting today the 15th of October,2014 at the Defence Headquarters, this meeting is to combat the terrorism in West-Africa sub-region. Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the spokesman of Defence Headquarters, said the meeting, which would be for duration of three-days, would take place at the Nigerian...

APC Slams PDP For Its Explanation Over Alleged $9.3 Million Arms Deal

4 years ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the PDP-led Federal Government for its insulting and disingenuous explanation aimed at deceiving Nigerians over the US$9.3 million cash-for-arms deal that went awry in South Africa, saying everything about the deal is shady. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National...

Implementation Of Niamey Agreement Will Give Us Greater Success Against Terrorism

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Monday in Abuja that he was confident that with the intensification of joint patrols, military operations and intelligence sharing by Nigeria and neighbouring countries as agreed by their leaders in Niamey last week, the activities of insurgents and other cross-border criminals will soon be drastically curtailed. Welcoming the...

Fifth Columnists Causing Conflicting Information Emanating From The Military - Badeh

4 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Defence Staff, Marshal Alex Badeh, yesterday said that there are “fifth columnists” causing conflicting information emanating from the military. Mr. Badeh made the allegation in Abuja, while reacting to some presentations at the start of a three-day workshop on “Security/Media Relations in Crisis Management”. The retreat was organised by...

Nigerian Army Reclaim Michika, Kill 100 Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Security 

A fierce battle is ongoing between Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian troops who have been intensifying efforts to reclaim territories captured by the insurgents in northern Adamawa. Reports indicate that about 100 insurgents have been killed in the latest offensive as Nigerian troops forced the terrorists out of Michika town which...

Sallah: FG Tighten Security Nationwide

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Security agencies in the country have been put on red alert to forestall terrorist activities as Muslims troop out today to celebrate Eid el-Kabir festival. Prayer grounds and other public places have been put under surveillance by plain-clothed security men, just as enhanced security has been ordered across the country. According to...

Boko Haram Wreak Havoc In Adamawa

4 years ago /
Security 

Reports gathered from Vanguard says Michika local government area of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, informed that Boko Haram insurgents have destroyed no fewer than 500 houses in Kubi and Watu villages. The dreaded Islamist militants are in full control of Michika and Madagali local governments of Adamawa state. It was gathered from...

Service Chiefs, NSA, Kifasi For National Honours

4 years ago /
Nation 

The president, Goodluck Jonathan has approved 2013/2014 National Honours award to 305 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with Service Chiefs and other top Security Chiefs leading the way. The approved list, was announced on Thursday in a statement signed by the Director(Special Duties Office), Mr. Adeyemo Tunde, for the Secretary to the Government...

Youths And Vigilantes Kill 80 Fleeing Insurgents In Adamawa

4 years ago /
Security 

Youths and vigilance group members in Michika and Madagali local government areas of Adamawa State on Tuesday night killed about 80 Boko Haram insurgents fleeing the areas.

Insurgency: 10,000 Dismissed Nigerian Soldiers Beg For Recall

4 years ago /
Security 

A group of dismissed Nigerian soldiers have appealed to the Presidency and the Nigerian Security Council to look into their cases and recall them, having not been properly discharged from the army.