Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed, Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has alleged before an Abuja High Court that the federal government planned to ambush him with double jeopardy in the two criminal charges brought against him at the Federal Capital Territory high court in Abuja and pleaded that the two charges be consolidated in the interest of justice, fair play and due process. Dasuki who has been illegally detained after being granted multiple bails by courts, said that the federal government in the quest to nail him has engaged in gross abuse of court and legal process by instituting various criminal charges against him on just one issue of the office of the National Security Adviser.
The Royal British Army has expressed readiness to assist the Nigerian military in training support and capacity building in the effort to bring an end to insurgency in the North East. The Defence Adviser to the United Kingdom in Nigeria, Brigadier General Charles Calder who assumed duty recently made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) struck a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) location at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain general area about 10km Southwest of Gwoza in Northern Borno. Intelligence report by Sister surface forces had it that remnants of fleeing BHTs were gathered at the location. This report was confirmed by NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft before combat platforms were called in to strike the location.
An application by the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to compel the Department of State Services (DSS) to release former National Security Adviser, retired Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki to testify as witness in an alleged N400m fraud was yesterdayrefused by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has described the recent report by Amnesty International (AI) about the Nigerian Army as biased, unprofessional and lacking merit which does not reflect the realities on ground.
he constant vandalization of Pipelines, destruction of oil and gas facilities and illegal oil bunkering in the country is of great concern to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, . This criminal act is worrisome because of the consequences of economic hardship, damage to public infrastructures, and loss of Government huge investments in the oil sector. In order to halt this trend of wanton destruction of lives and property in a critical sector of the economy, the IGP has reorganized and empowered IGP’S Task Force on Illegal Petroleum Bunkering to decisively tackle these criminals and their collaborators.
General Thomas D. Waldhauser, the Commander of United States Africa Command, AFRICOM has paid a courtesy call on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni. The IGP welcomed the U.S delegation and expressed his delight to have them at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters. He also acquainted his guests with the chains of command, numerical strength and spread of the Nigeria Police Force across the country.
In accordance with the Nigerian Army’s policy of zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct as well as its uncompromising stance on discipline and commitment to the rule of law, 6 Division Nigerian Army has charged, tried and found Private Suleiman Olamilekan of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss Ebere Ohakwe. He was accordingly sentenced to 28 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) and the forfeiture of his salary for same number of days to the Federal Government of Nigeria. It would be recalled that there was a report in the social media that the soldier maltreated one Miss Ebere Ohakwe at Omagwa Checkpoint along Port Harcourt - Onitsha Road on 30th January 2017.
Nigeria has been described as an important nation that is very strategic, not only to Africa but to the whole world while her success determines Africa’s success in the social political and economic emancipation of the continent of Africa. The Commander of the United States African Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas Waldhauser, said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Speaking as a Guest Lecturer at the Air War College (AWC) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Mr. Yushau Shuaib, the brain behind the 2016 Global Award winner in Crisis Communication and expert in social media, pointed out that the battle ground has shifted from physical combat to Cyberspace where social media is the tool of engagement.
The report recently published by the AI alleging death of 240 people including babies in Borno and 177 pro Biafran agitators, is yet another in its series of spurious fabrications aimed at tarnishing the good image of the Nigerian military. Without mincing words, the allegations contained in the said report are not only inconceivable but has no place in the Nigerian military. The report is rather contrived lies orchestrated to blackmail and ridicule the Nigerian Armed Forces which they have unsuccessfully tried to do in the past.
ISS improves knowledge of intelligence gathering which could impacts positively in the ongoing war on insurgency and other criminalities in the country.
The lawmaker disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding 8 Task Force Division, Maj Gen Ali Nani in Monguno. "We are here in your office primarily to thank you and salute the courage, determination and the sacrifice which the Nigerian Army has made towards bringing peace to our communities". Continuing, he noted "We are eternally grateful for the sacrifice that you people have made in liberating our communities from Boko Haram terrorists. It is because of your sacrifice, dedication and zeal that we feel safe to come here today". He stressed that military personnel continually deprive themselves of sleep and other necessities to ensure that other Nigerians sleep with both eyes closed. "Words cannot express our gratitude enough because so many military personnel have paid the supreme price in the cause of defending their father land. I pray that the Almighty God grant their souls peace."
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has called on the South African government to take decisive...
The attention of 6 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a baseless and unsubstantiated allegation by one Mr. Emma Powerful who claims to be the Media and Publicity Secretary of a criminal gang that goes by appellation "Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)" in which he claimed through the media that 11 of its members were killed by soldiers on 20th January 2017 in Port Harcourt while conducting a solidarity rally to commemorate the election of Mr. Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. The allegation is false, malicious and existed in the figment of his imagination. We therefore wish to warn Mr. Emma Powerful and other like minded mischief makers that the Nigerian Army will no longer tolerate such spurious and unfounded allegations that are injurious to the hard-earned image and reputation of the Nigerian Army, its selfless and dedicated officers and soldiers by any group of criminals regardless of their appellation.