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Armed Bandits: FG indicts traditional rulers, illegal miners as collaborators in killings

•Says security forces making progress against bandits Senator Iroegbu The Federal Government has indicted some traditional rulers and illegal miners as collaborators and sponsors of the murderous bandits terrorising parts of the North West Nigeria. The Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), in a statement on Tuesday by his Public Relations Officer

Special Report: Nigeria’s security situation in three years of Mansur Dan-Ali’s leadership

Samuel Ogundipe As Nigeria’s defence minister since 2015, Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali has taken on a number of major policy initiatives aimed at fostering a sustainable reduction in security crises and a determination to shore-up defence capabilities in a country beset by perennial unrest on many fronts. Dan-Ali, a retired brigadier-general, remains largely

Defence, security dominates Nigeria’s 2019 Budget with N1.03trn allocation 

•Subsidy to gulp N305bn Jude Johnson Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, presented to the federal legislators a 2019 budget of N8.83 trillion with allocations to the Defence and Security sector taking larger chunk of the estimated expenditure.  The 2019  budget estimate is N300 billion lower than the N9.1 billion being implemented

How MOD squandered N35bn loan on substandard military equipment – report

•Money were disbursed without reference to our offices-Military chiefs •Mostly expended before 2011 Jude Johnson with reports from Everest Amaefule and Olaleye Aluko (TP) The Presidential Committee report on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces from 2007 to 2015 has accused Nigeria's Ministry of Defence (MOD) of misappropriating

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,

Due process was followed on MINUSMA Army Hospital contract- MOD

•Supply pictorial evidence  Babatunde Opalana  The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Wednesday in Abuja stated that due process was followed in the award and execution of a contract involving relocation and refurbishment of the Nigerian Army Level II Military Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Reacting to an online social


Captain Hashim Abdullahi 1. DE-CLASSIFIED CIA FILES REVEAL HOW NIGERIA WAS UNDER MILITARY SIEGE UNDER BABANGIDA has stumbled on a series of analysis from a declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files on Nigeria during the military era of General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) between 1985 to 1993. The CIA intelligence assessment rightly