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I accept responsibility for service chiefs’ performance, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the performance of the service chiefs may have been disappointing but he will continue to accept responsibility for not changing them. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by NEWSTIMES. The President said having been a military administrator, minister and …

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Nigerian Army releases Daily Trust journalist

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The detained Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, Uthman Abubakar has been released by the military authorities. The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday shortly after speaking to the editor, who had been in detention since Sunday According to Dan-Ali, Abubakar was brought back …

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Ebonyi not part of Biafra, says Gov Umahi

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, on Sunday said Ebonyi state was not part of the states that formed the “Sovereign States of Biafra,” which had been proclaimed by the Indigenous People of Biafra. Umahi, who also serves as Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, however, said some of …

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Nigeria can’t afford another war – Fayemi

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said on Thursday that Nigeria could not afford another civil war hence the need for citizens to desist from acts that could threaten peace. The governor praised members of the Nigerian Legion and serving soldiers for their sacrifice to keep the country united during …

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B/Haram war has been politicised – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Monday said some people in the country had politicised the fight against Boko Haram in the North-East, warning that it would “monitor and take necessary action against the perpetrators”. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, in a statement, said the military would no longer …

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Buratai: Why B/Haram appears strong

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Boko Haram terrorist group is appearing to be very strong because it has instilled fear in Nigerians, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Yusuf Tukur Buratai, has said. He said the group had long been degraded but that the effectiveness of its psychological warfare on the psyche of Nigerians …

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Military: We’ve dealt mortal damage to Boko Haram insurgents

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The Nigerian military has said it had dealt a mortal damage to the Boko Haram insurgents in the latest attack on Gudumbali. The insurgents who had always gained upper hand in the battle of Gudumbali in the past, according to a military source, met their Waterloo when they invaded the …

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5 robbers in military uniform arrested in Kogi

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Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the Quick Response Force have arrested a gang of armed robbers at Felele area along the Lokoja-Okene Road in Kogi State. The army said the suspects wore military camouflage and robbed commuters along the highway. The army identified the suspects as Saviour Denis, …

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