Tag: Defence Minister

Insecurity: Nigeria is in a critical situation – Defence Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) says Nigeria is in a critical situation as the country faces series of terrorist attacks, banditry and kidnappings. According to him, merchants of violence in the country are threatening to tear the country apart. The minister made the assertion on Monday at[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Army Chief Orders Panel Probe Allegations of the Military Colluding with Killer Herdsmen

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday inaugurated a panel of inquiry in Abuja to investigate claims by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), that the armed forces were colluding with herdsmen in Taraba State to perpetuate the killings and destruction[Read More…]

Former Nigerian Minister Obanikoro Could Face Extradition From US – Justice Department

United States legal scholar and an official of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have provided answers suggesting that Nigeria could successfully request the extradition of Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, who is currently a resident in the US. The responses from Rutgers law professor, Roger[Read More…]

Cameroon Army Kills 100 Boko Haram Terrorists, Frees 900 Hostages

The Cameroon army yesterday killed 100 Boko Haram terrorists and freed 900 hostages in a three-day operation last week. “A special cleanup operation from November 26 to 28 against Boko Haram in the border area with Nigeria neutralised more than 100 jihadists,” Defence Minister, Joseph Beti Assomo, said in a[Read More…]

Dia Zamani: Why Musiliu Obanikoro @MObanikoro Will Win Lagos State In 2015

By Dia Zamani As the battle for the Alausa seat of government hots up, analysts and pundits are having a field day rationalizing over which candidate and what party will clinch the governorship seat at the end of the day. The two major parties in contention – the PDP and[Read More…]

‘Obanikoro Has Spent More Time In Ekiti Than He Has In Chibok’ Tinubu Flays Defence Minister

A former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, takes a swipe at the Minister of State for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro, questioning his competence in addressing the insecurity plaguing the country. In a speech, Tinubu said Obanikoro had spent more time playing politics rather than facing the job he was[Read More…]

Opinion: Hiding In Plain Sight Inside Boko Haram Mansions

by Farouk Martins Aresa Boko Haram leaders are not lost in the vast land, in the evil forest, in desert or under the stone of Borno State as most people are led to believe or think. They are hiding in the open amongst the rich and powerful in the comfort[Read More…]

Security Challenges: Jonathan Summons Governors & National Security Council Members

Press Releases President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow at the Presidential Villa against the background of recent events and developments in the country. The meeting which will be presided over by President Jonathan is scheduled for 1100 hours. Those expected[Read More…]

Fmr PDP Chair, Bamanga Tukur To Be Appointed Defence Minister

Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper reports that the ousted former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has been penciled down by President Goodluck Jonathan as the next Minister of Defence. President Jonathan had revealed that he was going to reward the former chairman with a very tough appointment[Read More…]