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Senate Summons Defence Chiefs NSA & Moro

Following President Goodluck Jonathan’s Tuesday request to extend the emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, the senate has kicked off processes of the extension. Requiring detailed information from all relevant agencies, the senators in the upper legislative council on Wednesday, unanimously res...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on May 14, 2014

Boko Haram: US AFRICOM Commander meets Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff

Air Marshal Alex Badeh The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has met with Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, the Commander of the United States African Command (US-AFRICOM) at the Defence Headquarters to discuss modalities in furtherance of US support to Nigerian Military to put an end to ...

Categories: PM News
Posted on May 13, 2014

Insecurity: House Summons IGP, NSA, Defence Minister

Following a motion moved by Honourable Ibrahim Gusau, the Federal House of Representatives has invited Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of Defence, retired Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau; and National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki to give their accounts on the security situation in...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Apr 8, 2014

Murder trial: Pistorius opens defence

Pistorius : in the dock Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius called a forensic pathologist to the stand Monday to open his defence in the trial over the murder of South Africa model, Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend. The star athlete is expected to testify thereafter. Barry Roux called former state pathologist Jan Both...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Akpabio Charges Defence College Participants To Develop Spirit Of Nationalism

  Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio has charged participants of Course 22, Team 8 of the National Defence College to take advantage of their ongoing course to develop a strong spirit of nationalism and commitment to national development. The governor gave the charge while addressing the particip...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Oct 23, 2013

Civil Defence Shuts Illegal Security Companies

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says it has shut down over 65 private security companies for operating illegally in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Assistant Commandant General, Private Guard Companies, NSCDC, Dr. Nnamani Nwinyi during a three-day training in Ij...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Oct 1, 2013

Violence in Nasarawa: APC Wants Defence Portfolio Taken from Maku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded that Information Minister, Labaran Maku be relieved of his new assignment as Supervising Minister of Defence, because he is an interested party in the spiralling crisis ravaging Nasarawa, where the Federal Government has ordered the deployment of troops to help...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Sep 20, 2013

Maku shouldn’t be supervising minister of Defence -APC

by Citizens Platform The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Minister of Information Labaran Maku should not be allowed to continue in his role as supervising minister of defence. According to a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Maku who is of the Eggo...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Sep 19, 2013

Nasarawa: APC Wants Defence Portfolio Taken From Maku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded that Information Minister Labaran Maku be relieved of his new assignment as the Supervising Minister of Defence, because he is an interested party in the spiralling crisis ravaging Nasarawa, where the Federal Government has ordered the deployment of troops to h...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 19, 2013

Groups allege discrimination in Defence Academy admissions

By Citizens platform Following a series of complaints that trailed the release of list of candidates for admission into Nigerian Defence Academy by various Youth groups in the central and Northern Senatorial districts, a coalition of civil society and community based organisations have petitioned relevant aut...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Sep 17, 2013

Oil Pollution: Fashola Orders OPD To Sue Civil Defence

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has ordered the Office of the Public Defender, OPD, to take legal action against the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for illegally arresting eight residents of Ejigbo whose wells were contaminated by petroleum products that seeped from oil pipeline in...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Sep 3, 2013

5 Civil Defence staff nabbed for petrol theft

The Nigerian police force in the central state of Kwara has arrested five officers of the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for petrol theft along Asa Dam road, Ilorin. The police were said to have promptly swooped on the suspects following an alert by vigilant and patriotic people in that neighbo...

Categories: PM News
Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Chuba Ezekwesili: In Defence of Nigeria’s Ethnic Diversity

By Chuba Ezekwesili With all the ethnic vitriol being spewed within the last few weeks-the latest being Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode’s bitter truth about the Igbo– I’ve wondered what exactly our ethnic diversity has brought us as a nation. The average Nigerian would describe our ethnic diversity as nothi...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Aug 13, 2013

Lebanese Businessmen Open Defence In Day 4 Of Terrorism Trial

The three accused Lebanese businessmen have opened their defence with the third accused person, Mister Talal Ahmad Roda as its first witness in what passes as the fourth day of trial for terrorism charges brought against them by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Mister Roda told the court under cross examina...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Aug 3, 2013

Chief of Defence Staff of Military Strategy

  As Military operations in the past few Months have raised questions about decorum and conduct, the Chief of Defence Staff, Ola Ibrahim on Tuesday urged the next generation of Nigerian Military Leaders to perform their functions with the utmost dispensation of intellect and precision. The Chief of Defen...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jul 30, 2013

National Defence College To Increase Number Of Foreign Intake In 2013

The National Defence College will in 2013 increase the number of international participants from 11 to 18 in 2013. The increase according to the Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson, is a means of strengthening the cordial bilateral relations that exist between Nigeria and t...

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Posted on Jul 27, 2013

Defence Minister on Oil Theft

 Nigeria’s Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada says decisive action needs to be taken against crude oil thieves. Obada made the call when the British Minister for International Security Strategy Andrew Murrison paid a visit to The Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.   ̵...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jul 24, 2013

Defence Headquarters Authorises Restoration Of GSM Services

The Defence headquarters has authorized the restoration of GSM services in Adamawa State. The release is sequel to positive indications in the ongoing security evaluation of the situation in the States affected by the State of Emergency. A statement from the military said “this development is in line with t...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Jul 12, 2013

Nigeria- China sign major agreements to boost defence, trade and economic cooperation

By Citizens platform President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday July 9 lead a team on a five-day state visit to China for the signing of at least four major agreements between the two countries. The agreements which will be signed after talks between President Jonathan’s delegation and President Xi Jinping...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jul 4, 2013

Defence Tours Yobe & Borno

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters says it is satisfied with the level  by its Troops in the Operation to end Terrorism and restore normalcy to the North East of the Country. DIrector of Defence Information Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade noted that after a duty Tour of Yobe and Borno States, the Nine-Member...

Categories: AIT
Posted on Jun 28, 2013

Baga kilings: President Jonathan receives preliminary reports from NEMA and Defence HQ

By Citizens Platform President Goodluck Jonathan has received preliminary reports of the investigations carried out by the Military High Command and NEMA into the killing of over 185 people at Baga, Borno State. According to a statement released Tuesday by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, the president ...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on May 1, 2013

Jonathan Commends Defence HQ, NEMA Over Swift Response In Baga Town

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Military High Command, the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development for their swift response to his order for immediate action to investigate the incident in Baga, Borno state, assist and rehabilitate ...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Baga killings: Defence HQ, NEMA submit preliminary reports to Jonathan

PRESS RELEASE President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Military High Command, the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development for their swift response to his order for immediate action to investigate the incident in Baga, Borno state, assist and...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Baga Killing: Defence Headquarters Insists On Minimal Casualty Figure

The Defence Headquarters fact-finding team to Baga has returned to present its report to the Chief of Defence Staff on the outcome of its 3-day visit to Baga following the reports on last week encounter between the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Boko Haram Terrorists in the town. The team which w...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2013

Baga massacre: Defence Headquarters says 25 Boko Haram, one soldier killed (VIDEO)

The Defence Headquarters has reacted to the news all over the media that a gun duel between soldiers and the members of the Islamic militant sect Boko Haram has left almost 200 people dead. The Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Kolade told journalists in Abuja that the information from the...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Apr 23, 2013

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