Army recovers bodies of 15 missing in action soldiers

The Nigerian Army said it had recovered corpses of “one officer and 15 soldiers’’ earlier declared “Missing in Action” during an operation to dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents from Gashigar Area in Borno on Oct. 16, 2016. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, disclosed this at a weekly review of Operation More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Buhari orders tough measures to restore peace in Kaduna

As military begins air surveillance—Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that normalcy would soon return to the crisis-ridden southern part of Kaduna State. Buhari who condoled with families More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Military won’t release information on Chibok girls’ whereabouts – DHQ

The Nigerian military on Thursday said it would not disclose information on the whereabouts of the Chibok schoolgirls presently held by their Boko Haram captors. Many had expected the good news that all the remaining More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Nigerian troops rescue another Chibok school girl, Rakiya Abubakar.

The Nigerian Army on Thursday disclosed that its troops stationed in the North-East geopolitical zone have rescued another missing Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar. The newly confirmed spokesperson for the army, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Shake-up in Nigeria Customs, Wale Adeniyi, 245 top officers affected

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) has approved the redeployment of eight Assistant Comptrollers-General and 238 Deputy Comptrollers of Customs including the service spokesman, Deputy More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Buratai gives Fayose 7-day ultimatum to withdraw corruption allegation against him or…

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has given the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw his statement branding the sitting Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Brig.-Gen Sani Usman confirmed as substantive spokesperson for Nigerian Army

Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman is the now the substantive Director of the Nigerian Army Directorate of Public Relations. The Nigerian Army announced Usman’s confirmation via the WhatsApp handle operated More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Army presents Shekau’s flag to Buhari

The Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja hosted President Muhammadu Buhari to Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner and presented to him the captured Boko Haram flag. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Military dismisses Abubakar Shekau’s video as laughable, sheer propaganda

The military, on Thursday, dismissed as laughable and sheer propaganda a video making the rounds in which the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau’s video purportedly claimed that Boko Haram group was yet to More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Relief as Boko Haram fighters surrender to Niger Republic authorities

The Niger Interior Minister, Mohamed Bazoum, on Wednesday disclosed that dozens of Boko Haram fighters gave themselves up to authorities in southern Niger. The laying down of arms occurred less than a week after More...