NAF convokes probe panel, investigates accidental bombing of IDP camp

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday disclosed that it had set up a board to investigate Tuesday’s bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann by one of its fighter jets. Rann is a remote village in Borno state. Spokesman of the Nigeria Airforce Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a group captain, disclosed this in a statement. Fifty More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Why we are collecting N40, 000 from unemployed youth —Peace Corps

The Nigeria Peace Corps on Thursday defended its collection of N40,000 from mostly unemployed youth who seek job placement in the organisation. The Commandant of the Peace Corps, Mr Dickson Akor who spoke on the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Accidental bombing, a tragic mistake, says Chief of Air Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has described the bombing of a civilian settlement by an Air Force fighter jet as a tragic mistake. Air Marshal Abubakar spoke at the 117 Air Combat More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Dozens feared dead as Nigerian military accidentally bombs IDP camp

Dozens of civilians might have died early morning on Tuesday during an airstrike by military troops on location in the eastern part of the state where suspected Boko Haram members were suspected to have re-grouped. An More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, others honour Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday in Abuja led government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of Nigerian soldiers who died in active service. The News Agency More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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We ‘ll recruit 2,000 in Lagos State alone in 2017–Peace Corps

The Peace Corps of Nigeria on Saturday said it would recruit 2, 000 youths from Lagos State alone, this year. The South-West Zonal Commandant of the corps, Mr Mutairu Habib, who made the disclosure on Saturday More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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How ex-Defence Chief, Badeh gave my company N100m to build churches, mosques in his village – Witness

A prosecution witness, Mr Joseph Okpetu, on Thursday gave a graphic details of how a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, gave his company N100 million to build churches and a mosque in Mr. Badeh’s village More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Nigerian not planning to attack any country– Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday dismissed as false a report by an online news portal, Premium Times, to the effect that Nigeria was raising troops for Gambia to dethrone Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh. The report More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Alleged Malicious Publications: Nigerian Army, Premium Times in ‘war of hot words,’ agree to battle in court

The Nigerian Army has commenced a lawsuit against an online publication, the Premium Times over its failure to retract and apologize to it regarding alleged consistent publication of false, subversive and malicious More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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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 More...