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Rights Violations: Nigerian Army’s defence lawyer dragged before NBA, legal disciplinary C’ttee 

•Accused of obstruction of justice    Senator Iroegbu    Mr. Michael Owolabi, the Defence Lawyer in the case involving the Nigerian Army and Maj-Gen. Ijeoma N. Ijioma, one of the 38 senior officers contesting unjust retirement in 2016, has been dragged before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, for obstruction of justice.   Gen. Ijioma

Boko Haram: Buhari orders emergency procurement of critical military equipment

 •As Dan-Ali directs Buratai to remain in North East •Service chiefs reorganises operational commands Senator Iroegbu Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has in response to the upsurge in Boko Haram terrorists attacks, ordered for emergency procurement of critical military equipment to effectively prosecute the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in parts of the North East. This

Boko Haram: Buhari sends Defence Minister to Chad for emergency security meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the Minister of Defence, retired Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for an emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the deterioration of security at the Nigeria–Chad border. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dan-Ali had on Thursday briefed President Buhari on security development across the

Dan-Ali in Japan to strengthen defence cooperation

Jude Johnson  The Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, is in Japan to strengthen defence ties with the Asian country. In continuation of his official visit to Japan, Dan-Ali on Friday  paid a visit to Ministry of Defence at Shinjuku-Ku,Tokyo. The Public Relations officer to the  Minister of Defence, Col. Tukur Gusau,

HURIWA condemns lynching of Hausa-Fulani passengers in Benue

Calls for dismissal of Defence Minister  Jude Johnson      The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the alleged lynching of some purported Hausa/Fulani bus passengers travelling to Taraba who were allegedly intercepted by some hoodlums in Gboko and burnt alive.   HURIWA said the Federal government should take decisive steps to

Herdsmen: Why Defence Minister should quit

LAST week’s statement by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, that tended not only to condone, but also justify the activities of marauding Fulani herdsmen, came to many decent Nigerians as shocking and least expected of a government official of such a high rank. His ignominious outbursts were laced with

Terrorism: Over 200,000 killed in Nigeria, other ‘Islamic’ countries

•Records $348 billion economic losses Jude Johnson  The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) has said that over 200,000 people were either killed or wounded over the last five years in Islamic countries’ terror attacks. This was disclosed on Sunday when the Defense Ministers of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition met for the first time