In what has raised concerns over possible violation of Nigeria’s sovereignty, the Chadian government in collaboration with its Cameroonian counterpart, has sent troops to recapture Nigeria’s border town of Baga from Boko Haram insurgents, without the knowledge or approval of the Nigerian government. Read More
About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. Read More
The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has said that “never again” would the military allow any territory of Nigeria to be occupied by terrorists. Read More
The Federal Government on Wednesday inaugurated a working group to address the crisis involving the payment of pension to Nigerian military personnel. Read More
The Senate on Thursday approved a request for external borrowing of not more than N1 billion dollars by President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle security challenges in the country. Read More
The Nigerian military is set for a final, and comprehensive onslaught against the extremist Boko Haram group, in an operation expected to end by before February election, a website that distributes press statements for the Nigerian military, has reported. Read More
The Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State on Sunday said the Nigeria military was competent to tackle the insurgency problem in the country. Read More
The group demands capital punishment for corrupt public officials in the defence and policing sectors.
Following allegations of widespread corruption in the procurement system of the nation’s defence and policing institutions, The Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Presidency and the National Assembly to invite internationally reputable auditing firm to undertake comprehensive forensic audit of Defence and police budgets from 1982 to date. Read More
The Nigerian military has admitted that hundreds of government troops have fled heavy fighting with Boko Haram, but said their apparent escape to neighbouring Cameroon was a “tactical manoeuvre”. Read More
In view of the series of insinuations, allegations and false claims being made by certain activists and politicians on the legal and disciplinary process in the Nigerian military, the Defence Headquarters finds it necessary to call on politicians to avoid using the forum or medium of their political campaigns to incite or endorse acts of indiscipline in the nation’s military establishments. Read More
The NSA said he had no responsibility for military personnel salaries, allowances, and capital projects.
The Office of the National Security Adviser on Tuesday denied the allegation that it managed the funds of the Ministry of Defence. Read More
Out of a total budget of N4.962 trillion, the allocation to the defence sector took about N968.127 billion.
The Federal Government on Friday finally released to the public the 2014 budget approved by the National Assembly and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan. Read More