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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

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

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

Justify why you’re sent to defeat Boko Haram, Theatre Commander challenges officers

•Organises orientation course on counter-terrorism operations  •Says cowardly attitudes responsible for military setbacks   Senator Iroegbu  The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, has challenged the newly posted Commanders and Staff officers why they were deployed to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists. Akinroluyo in a statement by  Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu,

Nigerian Army cautions officers, soldiers against drug abuse 

•Conducts free medicare for personnel  Jude Johnson with Agency report   The Nigerian Army has advised officers and soldiers against the intake of illicit drugs in order to ensure effective combat readiness among them. The  Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Medical, Maj-Gen. Ikechukwu Okeke, gave the advice during the 2018 annual health week by the

Army secretly buried 100 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks

Ola Akiotu The Nigerian Army has reportedly organised a private burial for over 100 officers and soldiers killed during terrorist attacks on N 157 Task Force Battalion Metele, Borno State, last month. Punch was informed by one of the widows of the officers that the burial would take place in Maiduguri on