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NAF partners UI on local production of aircraft, weapons

Godsgift Onyedinefu The University of Ibadan (UI) has indicated its willingness to partner with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the area of aircraft engineering and manufacturing of weapons to reduce foreign dependence. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, said the institution will provide homegrown solutions

Rising violence in CAR threatens wider regions — UN warns

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), Francois Lounceny Fall, has warned against rising violence in the Central African Republic which according to him threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability. The

Army Guards Brigade commissions new projects to boost troops welfare

Godsgift Onyedinefu     The 176 Guards Battalion Nigerian Army has on Friday commissioned seven new and upgraded projects in Abuja in an effort to improve the welfare of the Nigerian troops.   The commissioning was led by Commandant of Guards Brigade, Brig-Gen Umaru Musa,  at the Gen. A.O Azazi Barracks in Gwagwalada Area Councik,

Boko Haram: Drama as Nigerian military reverses suspension order on UNICEF 

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian military has within hours, reversed the suspension order it placed on UNICEF activities in the North East over allegations of  espionage to sabotage counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. "Sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians over the recent suspension of UNICEF operations in

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army buries 19 Metele fallen hereos in Maiduguri

Jude Johnson with Agency   The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 19 soldiers among those who lost their lives in an attack by Boko Haram terrorists  at Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area (LGA),  Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Reports claim that over 100 soldiers were killed by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur

AU commissions study on youth’s contribution to peace and security in Africa 

•Develops study methodology  Senator Iroegbu  The African Union (AU) African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) has commissioned a continent-wide study to ascertain the contribution of youth in security and peace-building in Africa. To this end, the Peace and Security Department (PSD) of the African Union Commission (AUC) on December 12-14, 2018,  in Addis

Breaking: Nigerian military suspends UNICEF activities in North East for ‘sabotage’ 

•Engaged in espionage, clandestine activities    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian military throough Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has suspended the activities of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the Boko Haram terrorists affected parts of the North East for alleged espionage activities that have sabotaged the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts. The Deputy Director Public

I’m relieved Senate didn’t confirm me–Magu

•Testifies at libel suit against The Sun   Olu  Igbe The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu said if the Senate had confirmed him, perhaps he