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Military Reacts on calls to take over from Buhari

The Defence Headquarters has responded to the advice to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to the Nigerian military. Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) demanded that the military should control the government temporarily and restructure Nigeria. A statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Defence Information, said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed ...

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“No military farewell patrol for you,” Pentagon tells Trump

The grand spectacle of a US Armed Forces Farewell is a custom dating back to the end of Ronald Reagan’s presidential term in 1989, when he famously thanked the military “on behalf of all America”. Since then, each commander-in-chief has been given a similar tribute as they leave office. But in a major break with tradition, President Donald Trump will ...

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Senator Smart Adeyemi explodes, says military better than this present democracy

Senator Smart Adeyemi has made a surprise remark, arguing that military era is better than this present democracy He added that the system of democracy being practiced in Nigeria currently has been criminalized. He stated this while making contributions to “a bill for an Act to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission and for Other Related matters.” Adeyemi gave instances ...

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Dragging our military into politics will have dire consequences, Osun monarch warns

The Olowu of Kuta in Osun, Oba Hammed Adekunle, has warned those he described as ‘unscrupulous’ politicians to stop politicising the military. Oba Adekunle, in a statement made on Wednesday in Osogbo said dragging military into politics would have dire consequences on national stability and cohesion. The monarch, who maintained that the army represents symbols of national unity , said ...

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Don’t wear uniforms on election day except you are on duty, military warns personnel

The Defence Headquarters has warned that any military personnel not on essential duty but found wearing uniform on election day will be arrested and prosecuted in line with military justice system. Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director Defence Information (DDI), gave the warning on Thursday in Abuja at a news briefing. He, however, said that personnel were free to exercise ...

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Nigerian Army constitutes Special Court Martial to try personnel involved in partisan politics

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has announced the constitution of a Special Court Martial to try Personnel involved in partisan politics as the country approaches the 2019 general elections. Buratai made the announcement on Tuesday, while declaring open the 2ndand 3rd quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference. He enjoined the General Officers Commanding and Field Commanders to ensure that ...

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Presidency defends Buhari’s approval of $1bn for arms

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said those opposing or criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of one billion dollars for security funding are only playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali had on Wednesday revealed that President Buhari had granted assent for the release of the one billion dollars fund for the procurement of security equipment ...

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You must subordinate yourself to Civil Authority, Defence Minister tells Military

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Thursday urged the Military to avoid being used by disgruntled elements to compromise national security. Dan-Ali made the call at the passing out of Direct Short Service Course 27 Cadets of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) in Kaduna. “Let me remind you that we are in a democratic government and you, as members of ...

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Steer clear of politics, PDP cautions Military

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Nigerian military not to allow itself to be dragged into partisan politics, particularly the politics being played with the patriotic call by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and some of its State Governors to desist from endangering the nation’s ...

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I was not part of any political meetings in Kaduna says Jigawa Governor

Jigawa state governor, Muhammad Badaru, has debunked an online report that he held a political meeting in Kaduna State. The governor’s spokesperson, Bello Zaki, in a statement, on Sunday, said that the report was untrue and ‎mischievous. Zaki said the engagement the governor had was a routine meeting of sons and daughters of the state on charting a new course ...

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