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Rights Violations: Army Court-Martial sentences 13 soldiers to death, life imprisonment

Molly Kilete  The General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Army has sentenced 13 soldiers to death and life imprisonment over various human rights violations offences ranging from manslaughter, murder, torture to assault and arson. This is even as the army has reiterated its commitment in the fight against terrorism in the

BREAKING: Police nab eight suspected kidnappers of Chibok Schoolgirls

Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Police has arrested eight persons suspected to have taken part in the kidnap of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls in Borno state. The eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists who are among 22 persons paraded on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. According to the Police, the suspects were said to

Ekiti Election: Police investigating Fayose over attempt to announce results

•Says governor "should know how to suffer his loss" •Force not biased, acted strictly on security •No PDP agent, observer was chased away Jude Johnson The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has disclosed that it is investigating the embattled Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, over attempt to announce the result of the

Plateau killings:Military task force denies allegation of connivance with assailants

 •Video alleging wrongdoing of troops intended to pitch masses against OPSH  Jude Johnson  The military task force in Plateau State, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has denied allegation that it aided and abated recent attacks in some villages in Plateau State, which claimed many lives. An allegation of military connivance with killer herdsmen and

Boko Haram Attacks: Military admits “soldiers” wounded, Buratai visits war front

Jude Johnson The Nigerian military has after series of denials, admitted that not only one but "soldiers" were wounded in a surprise Boko Haram attacks in the North East. To this end, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai and his team have been in the Theatre in last 48hours to

IPPIS: Nigeria sets July 30 deadline for  military personnel enrolment

•SGF urges public officers to participate in IPPIS Verification  Jude Johnson The government of Nigeria set the July 30, 2018 deadline  to begin the enrolment of all military personnel on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) scheme. The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at

Denial of landing permit to southern leaders’ chartered flight, not political- NAF

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has explained that decision to deny a landing permit to the chartered flight carrying Southern leaders to Middle Belt Conference in Makurdi, Benue State, was not influenced by political consideration. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, on Tuesday,

Boko Haram Attacks: Hundreds of Nigerian troops still missing or killed- Ahmad Salkida

•Says Army lying, trying to "cover-up" in its denials Jude Johnson  The controversial investigative journalist, Ahmad Salkida has called the Nigerian military out for trying to "cover up" the alleged killing of several soldiers with hundreds missing when Boko Haram attacked or overran their bases in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, North

Police fret over killing of 11 officers in two weeks

•Place N5m bounty for information on killers •IGP orders prompt, thorough investigation into attacks   Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has expressed concern over the high rate of killings of  its personnel across the country by unknown gunmen. To this end, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim  Idris, has placed a N5 million bounty for

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