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Nigerian Army Warns Applicants Over Fake Online Recruitment Portal

The Nigerian Army has detected the existence of an unauthorised portal that has been misleading prospective applicants by soliciting applications in the name of the Army.

In a statement released via the Nigerian Army’s official X account, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations urged job seekers not to fall for the fake report.

The statement reads: “The Nigerian Army (NA) has noted the alarming rate of the spread of fake online recruitment information, particularly regarding the Nigerian Army Direct Short Service (DSS) Recruitment Portal for the year 2023.

“The NA wishes to state that the false online publication is a deliberate fraudulent effort by some unscrupulous persons to mislead the public.

“Considering the damage this fake online publications could do to the psyche of would-be candidates and the general public, it is crucial to clarify that the fake online Direct Short Service Portal 2023, is a scam and should be clearly avoided.

“The NA has already set measures in motion to apprehend those behind the fraudulent portal. Accordingly, members of the public are enjoined to report any suspicious recruitment portal or activities to the NA,” the statement read.

The statement further stated the commitment of the Nigerian Army to maintaining a transparent and credible recruitment process, adding that the official channels for recruitment information include the Nigerian Army’s official website ( and verified social media platforms such as Twitter (@HQNigerianArmy), Facebook (HQ Nigerian Army), and Instagram (HQNigerianArmy).

Nwachukwu advised the public to rely solely on these authorized channels for accurate and up-to-date information, advising prospective candidates and the public at large to take the refutal seriously and exercise vigilance in seeking information related to the Nigerian Army’s recruitment processes

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The Chauvinism in the military is sickening – Sowore criticize Nigerian army detaining a female soldier for accepting a male corps member’s proposal

Omoyele Sowore averred that the “chauvinism in the military is sickening”, he added hat there are numerous examples of male soldiers proposing to their girlfriends in uniform and he attached photos of male soldiers proposing to their girlfriends in uniform.

omoyele sowore
omoyele sowore

Sowore wrote; 

#FreeSofiat The HQ Nigerian Army authorities have denied Army Private Akinlabi Sofiyat access to members of her family and refused to provide her with food, sanitary materials and medical care. She’s detained under unhealthy conditions in a “guardroom” reported meant for male soldiers at Sobi Military Cantonment in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Her Commanding officer, Brigadier General AE Abubakar is threatening to send her to an underground cell at the @HQ Nigerian Army dungeon at the Army HQ in Abuja!

Pte Sofiyat Akinlabi must be released immediately. #RevolutionNow


Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the female officer violated military laws by getting involved in a public display of amorous relationship with a paramilitary trainee, a corps member. He also claimed the public would have been outraged and accused the Army of coercion had a male soldier proposed to a female corper during NYSC parade.