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UN, US And UK React As Military Seize Power In Zimbabwe

UN, US And UK React As Military Seize Power In Zimbabwe

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The United Nations, UN, United States of America and the United Kingdom have all reacted to the military coup in Zimbabwe. The military on Wednesday overthrew 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe  after seizing the National Radio Station on Tuesday. Mugabe has been in charge of the country for 37 years. The UN has consequently issued a security advisory, instructing its personnel to work from home. Some schools were closed and some students failed to sit for their final examinations, including at the University of Zimbabwe. Also, the UK foreign and commonwealth office has updated its travel advice to British nationals in Zimbabwe. It reads in part, “Due to the uncertain political situation in Harare, including reports of unusual military activity, we recommend British nati
Blame Babangida For State House Clinic Ineffectiveness- Junaid Mohammed

Blame Babangida For State House Clinic Ineffectiveness- Junaid Mohammed

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A medical doctor and Second Republic Lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed has come out with reasons the Aso Rock Clinic is in its current deplorable state. Mohammed blamed the poor state of the hospital to the way it was first established by former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. He said Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who brought the matter to the public glare was not known for telling lies, adding that no one had contested what she said. The ex-lawmaker noted that those running the clinic have their own priorities. He told Vanguard, “The first major reaction came from those who are customers of the Aso Rock Clinic, that is the First Lady herself and the fact that the first person that they have to account to is the First Lady and if she comes out to condemn them a
Confusion Over Continual Presence Of Nigerian Military In South East

Confusion Over Continual Presence Of Nigerian Military In South East

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Residents of Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, and Aba, the commercial hub of the state, have expressed mixed feelings over the continued presence of soldiers in the state. While some residents of the two major cities believe that the presence of the soldiers is worthwhile because the state has witnessed relative peace since they were deployed in the state for an operation code named Python Dance II, others believe there has been nothing to show for their continued presence as criminal activities are still being recorded in the state almost on a daily basis. A release by the spokesman of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Musa Sagir, had hinted that soldiers of Sector 1 of the ongoing Operation Python Dance in the state had raided a kidnappers’ den at Ohanze in Obingwa Local G
Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

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The Yoruba socio- cultural organization, Afenifere has called on the Federal government to halt its plan to launch’ Operation Crocodile Smile ‘in the south west of the country. The operation comes in the wake of Python Dance in the south east. The group said such operation would encourage military takeover. It has also appealed to governors of Ondo and Osun to resolve brewing crisis between their supporters, insisting it doesn’t want war between two Yoruba states. Briefing newsmen at the end of the group’s meeting, spokesman for the group, Yinka Odubakin said although government has claimed the Crocodile Smile is to confront menace of badoo, Afenifere’s position is that the gang had been decimated by police and Oodua People’s Congress. “We insist that the military has no dut
NIGERIA MILITARY CHIEFS OBEYS OSINBAJO

NIGERIA MILITARY CHIEFS OBEYS OSINBAJO

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Nigeria’s military chiefs on Tuesday morning arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in response to the orders of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo last week held a closed-door meeting with all heads of the nation’s military to review the worsening Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria. Apart from last week’s ambush and abduction of a team of geologists from the University of Maiduguri, Boko Haram insurgents had carried out about 90 separate or multiple suicide attacks within and around Maiduguri in the past four months. The service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a general, arrived the air force base in Maiduguri at about 11 a.m. The team comprising the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, and his colleague from th
BIAFRA: WHY FRANCE SUPPORTED BIAFRA DURING THE CIVIL WAR

BIAFRA: WHY FRANCE SUPPORTED BIAFRA DURING THE CIVIL WAR

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The real reason France supported Biafra during the 1967-1970 civil war has been revealed. According to Daily Post, the revelation was made in a war-time memos compiled by the US Central Investigation Agency, CIA. In the compilation, French Secretary General for African and Malagasy Affairs, Jean Mauricheau-Beaupre was quoted as saying that French’s support to Biafra as it fought to break away from Nigeria was not in defence of its secession cause — even though it had a humanitarian appeal. He said the European country’s support was due to the desire to have access to the region’s oil. He said, “France supported Biafra because of the oil and ERAP, but not the Ibo revolution,” referring to Emergency Response Action Plan, ERAP. Mauricheau-Beaupre was further quoted in the memo as
AIR FORCE JETS BOMB BOKO HARAM’S ARTILLERY IN SAMBISA FOREST

AIR FORCE JETS BOMB BOKO HARAM’S ARTILLERY IN SAMBISA FOREST

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets on Friday successfully destroyed an artillery piece being sneaked into Sambisa forest by insurgents. Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement, said the artillery piece was concealed under a tree and sighted by a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area. He said that about seven insurgents were also observed to be moving out from under the tree. “The crew on board the ISR platform therefore, immediately called for air strikes by NAF combat platforms. “Following the alert, one Alpha Jet and one F-7Ni fighter aircraft were scrambled for air interdiction on the artillery piece. “The Alpha Jet and F-7Ni strikes were obs
SOLDIERS KILL 15 BOKO HARAM MEMBERS IN SAMBISA FOREST

SOLDIERS KILL 15 BOKO HARAM MEMBERS IN SAMBISA FOREST

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Troops of the Nigerian army today 27th April 2017 ‘delivered a devastating deep punch to Boko Haram terrorists’, leading to the death of 15 members of the group and capture of huge weapons and artillery from the terrorists. Several other Boko Haram members were also injured. A statement signed by the deputy director, army public relations, 7 division, Kingsley Samuel, revealed that the raid was carried out in Sambisa forest, Borno State. The gallant troops made heavy seizures with the destruction of 1 vehicle bound Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) belonging to the terrorists and capture of 1 Buffalo Gun truck mounted with Long Barrel Shilka Gun, 2 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 PKM Gun, mortar tubes, 3 AK-47 rifles, 2 FN rifles, 1 G3 rifle. Others are 5 pieces of 60mm mortar
BOKO HARAM: DHQ GRADUATES 1ST SET OF PERSONNEL TRAINED TO REPAIR WAR VEHICLES

BOKO HARAM: DHQ GRADUATES 1ST SET OF PERSONNEL TRAINED TO REPAIR WAR VEHICLES

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The first set of military personnel trained by the Defence Headquarters to service and maintain military war vehicles including armoured vehicles being currently used against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, graduated yesterday. The technicians, who cut across the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Navy, are to maintain current and future automobiles of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and its personnel. At the graduation ceremony of the 14 military personnel from the Armed Forces Electrical and Mechanical Engineering school, AFEME, in Abuja, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, while noting that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies were working assiduously in ensuring terrorism and other criminalities were checkmated, said it ...
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