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  •  The Nigerian Army on Saturday rewarded 21 year old Kefas Samson son of a fallen hero in Giginya Barrack Sokoto for distinguished honest act after returning a lost expensive mobile phone to the owner Samson was rewarded by the General Officer Commanding GOC 8 Division of Nigerian Army Sokoto Maj Gen Uwem Bassey after recognising his good hellip
    Army rewards fallen hero’s son for returning missing mobile phone in Sokoto
     The Nigerian Army on Saturday rewarded 21 year old Kefas Samson son of a fallen hero in Giginya Barrack Sokoto for distinguished honest act after returning a lost expensive mobile phone to the owner Samson was rewarded by the General Officer Commanding GOC 8 Division of Nigerian Army Sokoto Maj Gen Uwem Bassey after recognising his good hellip
    Army rewards fallen hero’s son for returning missing mobile phone in Sokoto
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    Army rewards fallen hero’s son for returning missing mobile phone in Sokoto

    The Nigerian Army on Saturday rewarded 21-year old Kefas Samson, son of a fallen hero in Giginya Barrack Sokoto, for distinguished honest act after returning a lost expensive mobile phone to the owner.

    Samson was rewarded by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division of Nigerian Army Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Uwem Bassey, after recognising his good conduct at interfaith prayers organised by the  Army as part of its Remembrance Day Celebration.

    Bassey, who was represented by Garrison Commander, Brig.-Gen. Ralph Nnebeife, urged people to emulate good habits and pray for the success of officers and men of the Nigerian Army on thier various operations and national mandates.

    The GOC said the essence of the prayers was to pray for troops deployed across the country for internal security operation and for peace to the nation.

    He noted that sanitation was part of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation activities aimed at building cordial relationships with the civil populace.

    According to him, the exercise will  further afford the Nigerian Army the opportunity to make civilians environment clean and prevent the spread of communicable diseases among the people.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that joint prayers were led by Chief Imam of Giginya Barrack, Lt. Abubakar Ahmed and Chaplain, Lt. Col. Elemi Clement.

    The duo offered prayers for the soul of fallen heros and for the success of various military operations at all levels as well as for peace to reign in the country.

    The GOC also led officers and men on a physical sanitation across streets in Sokoto metropolis  as part of the annual event.

    NAN reports that Army personnel evacuated accumulated refuse, cleared drainage blockage, removed littered substances and swept roads.

    Special prayers had earlier been offered on Friday at the Juma’at Mosque, led by Chief Imam Ahmad at Giginya Barrack.

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  •  The 3 Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos has organised a special Juma at prayers to mark the 2022 Army Day celebration Shortly after the prayers on Friday at Rukuba Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali the General Officer Commanding GOC the division said the event was to pray for God s intervention on the current security challenges hellip
    2022 Army Day: 3 Div. holds Juma’at prayers
     The 3 Division of the Nigerian Army Rukuba near Jos has organised a special Juma at prayers to mark the 2022 Army Day celebration Shortly after the prayers on Friday at Rukuba Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali the General Officer Commanding GOC the division said the event was to pray for God s intervention on the current security challenges hellip
    2022 Army Day: 3 Div. holds Juma’at prayers
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    2022 Army Day: 3 Div. holds Juma’at prayers

    The 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, has organised a special Juma’at prayers to mark the 2022 Army Day celebration.Shortly after the prayers on Friday at Rukuba, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali,  the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the division, said the event was to pray for God’s intervention on the current security challenges facing the nation.”On July 6 to be precise, the Nigerian army will be 159 years of its existence and so the Army Day celebration is a day set aside to commemorate its existence.”Usually,  we have a week-long activities lined up to mark the day.”Today being Friday, is dedicated for special Juma’at prayer and we prayed for peace and progress of this nation and for the Nigerian army to overcome the myriad of security threats facing this nation,” he said.Ali explained that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, was  currently in Owerri for the celebration.Earlier in a sermon, Col. Abubakar Tahir,  the Chief Imam of the division,  called on Muslims to be peaceful and support the authorities towards a progressive and united Nigeria.According to him, there is nothing as attractive as peaceful coexistence, and urged Muslims and indeed Nigerians to desist from discriminating against others.He insisted that Islam abhorred tribalism, racism and other tendencies that could lead to retrogression in the society.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2022 celebration has the theme: ”Repositioning the Nigerian Army in the Joint Operations Environment: A Panacea for Success in Addressing Contemporary Security Challenges”.

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  •  The Nigerian Army will continue to engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has said Yahaya said at this on Tuesday night at a Regimented Dinner he organised for the 2021 set of retired officers from its 3 Division hellip
    Army to engage services of retired personnel in tackling insecurity – COAS
     The Nigerian Army will continue to engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has said Yahaya said at this on Tuesday night at a Regimented Dinner he organised for the 2021 set of retired officers from its 3 Division hellip
    Army to engage services of retired personnel in tackling insecurity – COAS
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    Army to engage services of retired personnel in tackling insecurity – COAS

    The Nigerian Army will continue to engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya  has said.Yahaya said at this on Tuesday night at a ”Regimented Dinner ” he organised for the 2021 set of retired officers from its 3 Division, Rukuba, near Jos.The COAS,  who was represented by Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali,  the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the division and Commander Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), thanked the retired personnel for their sacrifices and commitment to duty while in service.He explained that the expertise of the retired personnel would be needed toward supporting the Nigerian army  in its bid to end all forms of insecurity in the nation.”I wish to assure you that the Nigerian army is grateful for the services you rendered to our father land.”There are ongoing efforts to engage the services of the retired professionals with the wealth of experiences gathered over the years.”These experiences are necessary toward tackling all forms of insecurity in our nation, ”he said.Yahaya added that the dinner was organised to appreciate the retired personnel and their spouses for thier meritorious service to the nation.The COAS assured the personnel still serving, to put in their best in securing the territorial integrity of the nation and promised to make their welfare top of his priorities.Also speaking, retired Maj.-Gen. Hasaan Umaru, who was Special Guest at the event, thanked the COAS for introducing the dinner as a welfare package for the retired officers.He tasked the retired officers to be good ambassadors of the Nigerian army and be ready to support it anytime their services would be needed.Umaru advised them to contribute to the growth of their immediate communities and the society in general.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that earlier, a buffet was held in honour of retired soldiers at the cantonment.

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  •  Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Oyo State Command has called for collaboration with the 2 Division Nigerian Army Ibadan to achieve its mandate in the state FRSC s new Sector Commander in the state Joshua Adekanye made the call during his familiarisation visit to the division s General Officer Commanding GOC Maj Gen Gold Chibuisi on Tuesday in hellip
    FRSC seeks army’s collaboration for operational success
     Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Oyo State Command has called for collaboration with the 2 Division Nigerian Army Ibadan to achieve its mandate in the state FRSC s new Sector Commander in the state Joshua Adekanye made the call during his familiarisation visit to the division s General Officer Commanding GOC Maj Gen Gold Chibuisi on Tuesday in hellip
    FRSC seeks army’s collaboration for operational success
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    FRSC seeks army’s collaboration for operational success

    Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command, has called for collaboration with the 2 Division Nigerian Army, Ibadan, to achieve its mandate in the state.

    FRSC’s new Sector Commander in the state, Joshua Adekanye, made the call during his familiarisation visit to the division’s General Officer Commanding (GOC), Maj.-Gen. Gold Chibuisi, on Tuesday in Ibadan.

    Adekanye said that the two security agencies needed to collaborate, particularly in terms of training and operations, to achieve its mandate in the state.

    He expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Army for the existing cordial relationship between the two security agencies in the state.

    The sector commander reiterated that the command’s readiness to reciprocate in any area where the army personnel needed its services, especially in the areas of drivers’ licence and training of drivers.

    Adekanye said that the command could also assist in recovery of stolen vehicles, stressing that the corps had a robust data base to track such vehicles at point of registration.

    In his response, the GOC said that the army was always ready to render support to the corps and would not relent in sustaining the existing collaboration between the two agencies.

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  •  The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya says the army is concerned over the frequent leakage of classified and secret army operational documents in the media Yahaya raised the concern at the Chief Clerk s Convention 2022 organised by the army in Port Harcourt on Tuesday to improve proficiency of its clerical personnel across hellip
    Army caution officers against leakage of classified, secret documents
     The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya says the army is concerned over the frequent leakage of classified and secret army operational documents in the media Yahaya raised the concern at the Chief Clerk s Convention 2022 organised by the army in Port Harcourt on Tuesday to improve proficiency of its clerical personnel across hellip
    Army caution officers against leakage of classified, secret documents
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    Army caution officers against leakage of classified, secret documents

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya says the army is concerned over the frequent leakage of classified and secret army operational documents in the media.

    Yahaya raised the concern at the ‘Chief Clerk’s Convention 2022’ organised by the army in Port Harcourt on Tuesday to improve proficiency of its clerical personnel across the country.

    The training has its theme as “Enhancing the Responsiveness of the Nigeria Army for the Accomplishment of Missions in a Joint Environment: Roles of the Chief Clerks”.

    He said: “This seminar is designed to improve the productivity and capacity of Chief Clerks in the army, especially in the areas of clerical duties, document security; staff work and office management.

    “I am particularly disturbed by the recurring leakage of our (army) official documents in contravention of the Official Secrets Act.

    “More worrisome is the spate of violations of the Armed Forces Policy on the use of social media by personnel.

    “I’ve directed that all clerks and personnel handling sensitive documents be routinely vetted by appropriate corps and departments of the army,” Yahaya told the participants.

    Represented by Maj.-Gen. Usman Mohammed, the Chief of Administration (Army), Yahaya ordered senior clerical officers to detect and block all leakages, to ensure the matter was decisively addressed.

    He said the army must be vigilant to emerging threats from cyberspace as well as the impact of social media on its operations.

    “There have been sustained efforts by subversive elements and dissident groups to cast aspersions against the army, especially on the allegations of human rights violations using social media.

    “These among other situations demand that we all must be circumspect, adaptable and responsive.

    “To this end, this seminar will expose personnel to new and innovative techniques in data management, clerical duties, organisation and office management,” he said.

    Also speaking, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigeria Army, Port Harcourt, Maj.-Gen. Olufemi Oluyede said that participants were drawn from army headquarters, formations and units across the country.

    According to him, the participants would be exposed to modern clerical and information trends by experts in the field.

    “Resource persons will deliver lectures aimed to equip participants with requisite knowledge, professional skills and capacity for optimal mission accomplishment,” he added.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN