Tag: Nigerian military

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 16, 2018

The Big 5: Oshiomhole, Saraki exchange words over bribery allegation; FG, ASUU meeting end without resolution | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 4, 2018

The Late 5: 149 military personnel in trouble for social media posts; Roger Federer says Serena Williams went too far at the US Open final | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. At least 149 personnel have been penalised for violating the social media code ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJanuary 1, 2018

700 persons have been freed from Boko Haram captivity – Military

The Nigerian Military has rescued 700 people from Boko Haram insurgents. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Division, Timothy Antigha, ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 4, 2017

Buratai insists that the battle tide against Boko Haram has shifted

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Monday said that the power of insurgents – Boko Haram ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 22, 2017

President Buhari orders clampdown on bandits in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered a military crackdown on brigands operating in rural communities in Zamfara. Antecedent: Fresh attacks on some ...

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EditorNovember 20, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Punishing women combatants for excellence is the kind of backward thinking Nigeria needs to be rid of

At a time the world is creating more space for women and breaking the barriers that once limited them, we’ve ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 15, 2017

Nigerian military set to hold the second phase of “route march exercise” with sister security agencies

The Nigerian Defence authorities have announced the second phase of its quarterly ‘route march exercise’ involving the military and other ...

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EditorSeptember 30, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 30th of September

Follow these links to read our cover stories and analyses on YNaija: Has Evans the kidnap kingpin truly repented? “Nnamdi ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 30, 2017

Defence Headquarters reaffirms “total subordination” to constituted civil authorities

In a Press Forum for the month of September, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the various operations and exercises are being ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 16, 2017

Buhari charges the military to “defeat ideologies that promote mindless killings”

President Muhammadu Buhari while commissioning 689 new officers into the armed forces on Saturday, told the military that they must ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 16, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 16th of September

Follow the stories and analyses on YNaija: Political and religious leaders should lead Biafra struggle not the youth – Mbaka ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 16, 2017

What makes IPOB a terrorist organisation?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The Nigerian Army has reportedly designated the controversial group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 16, 2017

Military has no right to declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, human rights group says

The Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC) says the military does not have the power to declare the Indigenous Peoples of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 13, 2017

Nnamdi Kanu says “non-violent” struggle will be re-considered

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu Wednesday, announced that his Pro-Biafra group would reconsider its “non-violent” ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 13, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Is President Buhari uniting or dividing Nigeria?

A Facebook user posted this on her timeline yesterday September 12, 2017: “Niger Delta – Operation Crocodile Smile Boko Haram ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 13, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Examining Operation Python Dance II as an act of provocation

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, September 10, 2017 launched a military operation in South Eastern states – Codenamed, Operation Python ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 10, 2017

There was no attack on Nnamdi Kanu’s home – Police

In reaction to the incident that occurred at the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ...

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EditorSeptember 5, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Why the Military must not take Amnesty International’s report on B’Haram lightly

Human right organisation Amnesty International in a fresh report said about 381 civilians were killed by the dreaded Boko Haram ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 3, 2017

Injured soldier promises to go back to fight Boko Haram

Private Samuel Ernest, who is recuperating from an injury at the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri, says he would go back to ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 29, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Paradigm Initiative condemns military monitoring of Nigeria’s social media space

Digital rights organization, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria has lent its voice to the growing condemnation of the decision of Nigeria’s military ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 25, 2017

Don’t sell weaponry to Nigeria – Nigerian Shiites urge U.S. govt

A Nigerian Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), in a letter dated August 17, to the United States government ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 23, 2017

Social media will now be dutifully monitored – Military

The Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche said the activities of Nigerians on social media are now being monitored ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 12, 2017

Defence Headquarters deny raiding UN House in Maiduguri

The Defence headquarters in a statement on Friday has denied media reports that military men raided a United Nations house ...

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AzeezAugust 2, 2017

Nigerian military unable to hold territories recovered – US

The US Department of State has said the Nigerian military has been unable to hold on to territories regained by ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 25, 2017

Army secretly investigating officers over alleged coup plot

The Defence Headquarters, has on Wednesday in Abuja, spoken on the rumours of a coup plot, saying the military respected ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 17, 2017

Today’s noisemakers: The Nigerian military, Yahyah Jammeh, Michelle Obama and others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 28, 2016

How Military captured Sambisa Forest (WATCH)

The capture of the dreaded Sambisa Forest by the Nigerian military has been greeted with joy across the country. The ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 7, 2016

The Thread: “The death of Lieutenant Colonel Abu Ali is really outrageous”

The death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali has raised quite some questions on social media. He died on Friday, the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Ayo: Smack dab in the theatre of insurgency [Nigerian Voices]

by Ayo We slid across the rough ground on our elbows and thighs, barely raising our helmet protected heads above ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 26, 2016

IED kills 4 soldiers, injures 19 others in Borno

The Nigerian military on Sunday lost four of its men to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Borno state. The ...

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