Tag archive for ‘Military’
By admin On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

NUPENG Orders Members To Stop Distribution Of Petroleum Products In Delta

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG has ordered its workers to stop work in Delta State and protest against the oppressive habit the management of More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Boko Haram: Ijaw Youths Kick Against Approval Of $1bn For Military

LAGOS APRIL 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Ijaw of the Niger Delta have kicked against the Federal Government’s approval of $1 billion for the purchase of military equipment to combat Boko Haram in the North East. In More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Crackdown On ‘Bush Refineries’ Unsettles Nigeria’s Oil Heartland

LAGOS JANUARY 3RD (URHOBOTODAY) – Listening for the engines of navy boats hunting illegal refineries in the swamps of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, workers heat up crude oil in a tank next to a waterway. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Obama Holds Talk with Buhari, Hails Fight against Corruption, Terrorism

Buhari and Obama LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-U.S. President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday held talks with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, where he lauded the effort of the leader of Africa’s most populous More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Okowa Warns against Use of Military as Panacea to Niger Delta Crisis

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has warned against the use of military might in solving the lingering militancy crisis in the Niger Delta region. Okowa said this when he More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Residents Panic Over Heavy Military Presence in Warri

LAGOS AUGUST 30TH (URHOBOTODAY)-There was a widespread apprehension among residents of Warri and its environs in Delta State on Monday, following the deployment of troops and equipment in the ongoing military training More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Oba of Lagos to Buhari, Change Your Style and Stop Finding Faults in Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari and Oba of Lagos Oba Akiolulu LAGOS AUGUST 16TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to change his leadership style, saying the president More...

By admin On Monday, May 30th, 2016

Ogun State Boils as Oil Pipeline Vandals, Policemen Cash

Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase LAGOS MAY 30TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Elebute community at Ibafo community in Obafemi Owode Local government Area of Ogun State was yesterday deserted by landlords, tenants, More...

By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2016
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Nigeria Military Besiege N’Delta as Attack on Oil Installation Enter Day 3

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Attacks on oil installations in Delta State entered the third day, yesterday, as militants blew-up major crude oil and gas pipelines to the Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Tank More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Boko Haram: Gowon Faults Buhari’s December Deadline, Hails Jonathan’s Military Success

Gowon LAGOS OCTOBER 27TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A former military Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian military over the December deadline for ending the Boko Haram More...

By admin On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Despite Boko Haram Bombings, Nigeria’s Battered North Sees Progress

Where is Shekau? LAGOS SEPTEMBER 25TH (URHOBOTODAY)-When Boko Haram abducted Rev. Enoch Mark’s two daughters, he felt like his world had come to an end. The girls were part of the over 200 students kidnapped from More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Weeks before Election, Burkina Military Over Throw Transition Govt, Dissolves Government

Blaise Campore, former Burkina Faso President LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (URHOBOTODAY) — The military in Burkina Faso has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country, confirming that a coup has taken More...

By admin On Monday, August 10th, 2015

Bayelsa Military Base Attack: Soldiers Grab 6 Suspects, Recovers Snatched Arms

LAGOS AUGUST 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta said Sunday night that it has arrested six suspected pirates behind the attack that killed four of its soldiers and a policemen in Nembe, More...

By admin On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

America in Africa: Military Ties Grow but Trade Lags

Obama LAGOS JULY 23RD (URHOBOTODAY) – President Barack Obama’s keenly-awaited trip to Africa this week comes as the US superpower’s military footprint on the continent is growing. But US diplomatic and trade More...

By admin On Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Boko Haram Militants Take Over Damaturu-Maiduguri Road

LAGOS JULY 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES say Boko Haram militants have taken over the highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, capitals of Borno and Yobe states respectively. A police officer More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Adesina Debunks Media Report on Buhari, Says He is Getting Better at 72

]President Muhammadu Buhari LAGOS JUNE 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has debunked media report that Buhari was reported to have said More...

By admin On Friday, May 29th, 2015

Full Text of Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Inaugural Speech

Muhammadu Buhari and his wife during the presidential inauguration ceremony LAGOS MAY 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph More...

By admin On Monday, April 6th, 2015

Buhari Makes ‘U Turn’ on Crushing of Boko Haram, Says Nigerians Should not Expect Miracle from Him

Mohammadu Buhari LAGOS APRIL 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President elect, Muhmmadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians not to expect him to perform miracles once he assumes power come May 29th. Gen Buhari said this while speaking More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Lekki Bank Robbery: Lagos Police Vow to Arrest Culprits, Fault Nation Newspaper’s Report

IGP Suleiman Abba LAGOS MARCH 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Few days after Lekki bank robbery in which no fewer than four people lost their lives, the Lagos State Police Command has vowed to arrest and bring to justice More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Nigeria Military Begin ‘Final Onslaught’ against Boko Haram

LAGOS MARCH 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – Nigeria has begun the “final onslaught” against Boko Haram, the country’s national security spokesman said on Tuesday, after the militants were ousted from More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Crude Oil Theft: Edwin Clark Blames Military, Foreigners….Exonerates N’Delta Youths

Chief Edwin Clark LAGOS MARCH 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has exonerated the people of the Niger Delta from the massive oil theft taking place in the region, saying attention should be shifted More...

By admin On Thursday, February 26th, 2015

U.S. Military Trains African Armies Ahead of Boko Haram Campaign

Members of Chadian special forces form a line during Flintlock 2015, an American-led military exerci … LAGOS FEBRUARY 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)- – Under the glare of the Saharan sun, a U.S. special forces trainer More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Ex-Militant Leaders Make ‘U’ Turn on War Treats, Beg Nigerians To Vote For Jonathan

Tompolo and Asari Dokubo LAGOS FEBRUARY 25TH (URHOBOTODAY)-In a remarkable twist, ex-militant leaders who had threatened to plunge a war in the country if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected come May 29, More...

By admin On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

2015: Buhari is Not Qualified To Contest-Ozekhome

APC Presidential Candidate, Gen Mohammadu Buhari LAGOS JANUARY 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Foremost Nigerian Constitutional lawyer and Human Rights advocate, Chief Mike Ozekhome, (SAN) Friday said the APC presidential candidate, More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Some Chibok Girls Gain Freedom

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-A yet unclear number of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the extremist boko haram sect in April have been released, officials said. A top military source said two Toyota Hiace buses More...