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July 18, 2018

Army bars Soldiers from attending Church, Mosque outside Barracks

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has barred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army from attending church and mosque services outside the barracks. Buratai also announced the setting up of a special standing court martial in preparation for the upcoming 2019 general election, to investigate and try army personnel found to be partisan and hobnobbing with politicians. This is coming just as he warned personnel, whom he said were “sympathetic,” to political, religious and ethnic groups, to voluntarily retire from service or have themselves to blame. Buratai gave the warning at the opening of the Chief…

COUP: UK warns on alleged plan to overthrow Buhari …PDP, Ohanaeze react

The British government has warned against the planning or execution of a coup in Nigeria by soldiers as a way of changing government insisting it will not support such undemocratic process. There was concern that some soldiers were being approached by politicians on how to carry out a coup and this concern was strengthened by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai’s warning to soldiers not to mix with politicians. The army chief warned all officers and soldiers interested in politics to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith. “Any officer or soldier of Nigerian Army found…