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Ejoor, The Military Governor That Escaped From Ojukwu On Bicycle To Lagos, Dies

A former Chief of Army Staff and governor of the Midwest, David Ejoor, has died. Ejoor was appointed governor of the Midwest in 1966, before he was made Chief of Army Staff between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime. As governor of the Midwest which served as a buffer between federal troops and the breakaway Biafra Republic, was a veritable target by “General” Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s army. As the heat rammed up, Ejoor flee from Benin the capital of the Midwest on his bicycle to Ebor-Orogun,…

Nigerian Defence Academy: 10,000 Scramble For 600 Admission Slots

The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Adeniyi Oyebade, a major general, says over 10,000 candidates have applied for the 600 available admission spaces in the institution. Mr Oyebade disclosed this on Thursday when members of the Kaduna State Council of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) paid him a courtesy visit. He said due to the limited admission slots, the management of the academy had always tried to ensure that only the best candidates were admitted. The commandant…

Tragedy! Soldier ‘Kills’ Four Officers, Self In Chibok

A Facebook user, Jack Vince, has taken to the social media platform to mourn the tragic death of his friend and brother, Tanko Mani, a Captain in the Nigerian Army, and three others by a happy trigger colleague in Chibok, the frontline in the battle against Boko Haram terrorists. Vince posted that Mani was gunned down when he tried alongside his slain colleagues to disarm a soldier who was harassing civilians in the area before he turned the gun on himself. He also raised issues with the long combatant operations of…

EFCC To Add Fresh 2, 250 Personnel To Workforce

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to add extra 2,250 persons to its workforce in the next three years. This comes as President Muhammadu Buhari approves the recruitment of 750 personnel yearly into the Commission. The EFCC, according to report, have gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to embark on the recruitment exercise. “The approval letter was specific that we should employ at least 750 workers per year for the next three years. We have brought this approval…

Nigerian Navy Threatens Crackdown On Niger Delta Avengers

The Nigerian Navy has vowed to resist any threat against the nation’s assets by militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. This comes less than a week after the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) called of its ceasefire with the Nigerian Government. The NDA had threatened Oil Companies that its next line of attacks will be “brutish, brutal and bloody," saying it will "crush everything we meet on our path to completely put off the fires that burn to flair gas in our communities and cut every pipe that moves crude away from…

Tompolo Replies Avengers, RNDA ‘I’m Not Behind Pipeline Bombings’

Ex-militant leader and fugitive, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, have responded to reports that he is behind the bombings of pipelines in the Niger Delta region. The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA and the Niger Delta Avengers had fingered Tompolo in the bombings of the pipelines. Tompolo, in a statement by his Media Consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, described the allegation as a false, wicked and malicious blackmail. Tompolo warned against associating him and his followers with…

‘We Know Where Tompolo Is’ – Militant Group

A militant group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has said it knows the whereabouts of fugitive ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo. Leader of the group and coalition of nine other militant groups, self-styled “Major General” Johnmark Ezonebi, who revealed this to Vanguard said the group was ready to guide security agents to his hideout in the creeks of Niger Delta. He further revealed that some top officials of the Federal and Delta State Government were familiar with the hideout,…

Happy Birthday, Col. Dangiwa Umar

On this day, 21 September 1949, Colonel (retired) Abubakar Dangiwa Umar was born in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. Umar, a former military administrator of Kaduna state, is a social critic and Chairman of Movement for Unity & Progress (MUP). He was appointed Governor of Kaduna State in 1985 after the August 27 coup that ushered General Ibrahim Babangida into power, a position he occupied up till June 1988. While he was Commander of the Armoured Corps Center and School in 1993, Col. Umar opposed the annulment of the…

We’ll Attack Yoruba, Grind All Oil Blocs Owned By Northerners In N/Delta – Militants

Again, militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region have threatened to grind all oil blocs owned by Northerners in the region from September 10. The militants, under the aegis of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA), equally threatened to descend on the Yoruba ethnic group if they fail to heed the September 10 quit notice given to them, alongside the Hausa, to exit the region. The NDA also warned against Federal Government’s moves to re-arrest leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The militants said this in…

Leave Niger Delta Before October 1, Militants Warn Northerners, Yoruba

Niger Delta Agitators, NDA has asked northerners and the Yoruba residing in the Niger Delta to leave the region before October 1, 2017. The threat was conveyed in a statement signed by the convener of the NDA, John Duku; Ekpo Ekpo of Niger Delta Volunteers; Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors); Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters); Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); and Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice). The group, in the statement said the decision was taken after hours of careful…
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