Abuja natives drag Nigerian military to Senate over land grabbing
Abuja natives drag Nigerian military to Senate over land grabbing.
Nigeria needs serious electoral reforms - EU observer mission
The European Union observer mission says Nigeria's elections needs serious reforms as the elections were marred by the involvement of military personnel. The Nigerian Army has denied the alleged involvement of its men in the violence that erupted in some states during the country’s governorship election.
Pakistan downs two Indian Aircraft
Military tensions between India and Pakistan have not helped markets this morning and they have escalated to the most serious level in decades.
US airstrike kills 35 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
"Precision strikes" have killed 35 al-Shabab fighters as the group was attempting to "mass their forces" in Somalia, the US military has said. The group had recently claimed responsibility for a car bomb in Mogadishu.
US and Asian nations launch 'Cobra Gold' military exercises
Ten days of military exercises with the US and Asian nations have started in Thailand. They come as US President Donald Trump asked South Korea to pay $500 million more for keeping US troops in South Korea.
Venezuelan military official breaks with Nicolas Maduro, backs opposition
Jose Luis Silva, a key Venezuelan military official, has stepped down as defense attache in the US and thrown his weight behind opposition leader Juan Guaido. The military could play a crucial role in the current crisis.
Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt
Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday (January 7), seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco.
Shehu Usman Shagari (GCFR) 1925 - 2018
Former Nigerian president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died at 93. Shagari was the first president of Nigeria's Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo's military government.