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Boko Haram Wants To Instigate Religious Violence In Nigeria – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said Boko Haram’s attacks on churches in villages near Chibok, Borno, on Sunday were attempts to instigate religious violence in the country. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, said Jonathan received reports of the attacks ... Read More »

Breaking News: Boko Haram Bombs Divisional Police Hq In Borno


Shani Local Government Area of Borno State was Monday invaded by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, who bombed the Divisional Police Headquarters at about 2:45pm, according to a report by Vanguard. Shani is about 245 kilometres  from Maiduguri and is a border town between Borno and Adamawa States. The town was ... Read More »

Maku Urges Northern Leaders To Support Jonathan


The Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Labaran Maku has urged Nigerian leaders especially those from the North to cooperate with President Goodluck Jonathan as the government seeks to achieve peaceful coexistence and development in the region. The Minister made the call Monday in Jos, the Plateau State capital at ... Read More »

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Jumia FashionbyNaija Competition

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Bauchi, Kaduna Killings: Jonathan Condemns Heinous Attacks, Vows To Apprehend Perpetrators

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday condemned bombings targeted at a brothel in the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi State and the mass killings of people in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna State, saying those responsible for the gory acts would be brought to book, In a statement by his Special ... Read More »

We Don’t Know The Location Of Chibok Girls – US


The United States on Friday said it had reduced its surveillance flights in the search for the about 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, over two months ago, but added that the overall effort has not been affected due to more flights by other countries. It ... Read More »

Ramadan: Yero Urges Boko Haram To End Killing Of Innocent Nigerians

Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state

Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Ramalan Yero has asked the Boko Haram insurgents to use the opportunity of prayers and self denial associated with the Ramadan period to end the killing of innocent Nigerians. Yero also, urged other Muslims in the country to use the advantage of the holy month ... Read More »

10 Drown In Oyo Flood

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A heavy downpour on Saturday has flooded Ibadan, drowning 15 people in the Oyo State capital city. 10 casualties were recorded at Apete area of the city on Saturday, while another five persons including three children of a woman taking refuge in a C&S church located around Olodo river were ... Read More »

Boko Haram Are Not Representing Islam; Muslims Are Not Terrorists

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Prof. Musa Abdur-Raheem, guest speaker at the 9th Ramadan Lecture of Muslim Media Professionals of Nigeria (MMPN) held in Abuja has decried the security situation in the country, but stated that Islam had nothing to do with terrorism. “Boko Haram are not representing Islam, Muslims are for peace and most ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Why US Reduced Surveillance Flights

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The United States weekend said it had reduced its surveillance flights in the search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram members on April 14 in Chibok, Borno State, but added that the overall effort was unchanged due to more flights by other countries. “We don’t have any ... Read More »

51 Killed As Gunmen Attack Churches In Chibok


An attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram on some communities in Chibok and Biu local government areas of Borno State led to the death of over 51 people, most of which are Christian worshippers. Five churches including Cocin, EYN and Deeper Life Bible Church in ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill 13 Fulani Herdsmen In Taraba


The police in Jalingo confirmed that unknown gunmen on Saturday trailed and killed 13 Fulani herdsmen who were returning from village markets in Garba-Chede and Maihula. ASP Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the police command in the state made the disclosure on Sunday in Jalingo. He ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrest 104 Suspects, Seize 1,000kg Of Cannabis In Taraba


The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday said it arrested 104 suspects involved in various drug related offenses in Taraba between January and June. Mr Yusuf Kwajafa, the agency commandant in the state, told newsmen in Jalingo that the suspects were arrested with assorted illicit drugs at various ... Read More »

Breaking News: Churches Attacked Near Chibok By Suspected Islamists


Suspected Boko Haram Islamists armed with explosives attacked a series of churches on Sunday near Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped in April, witnesses said. Residents said dozens of people may have been killed in the raids on villages roughly 10 kilometres, (six miles) ... Read More »

Bakassi Peninsula: Compensate My people, Ita-Giwa Begs FG


Leader of the Bakassi people, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, who is a delegate at the ongoing National Conference and Chairman, Conference Committee on the Environment, has pleaded with the Federal Government to compensate her people. The ex-Senator, while contributing to the report of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Diaspora ... Read More »

Why We Prevented Massive Airlift Of Pilgrims From Maiduguri Airport – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters has said that contrary to reports in many newspapers and online media, it did not close the Maiduguri airport to deny its use for airlift of Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, instead, the airport was only observing restriction of the facility to military use in view of ... Read More »

Let Us Radicalize Youths Against Boko Haram – Bozimo


A former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo has called for the radicalisation of youths against Boko Haram. Bozimo, who expressed worry about the spate of attacks in recent times, especially the bombing at Emab Plaza, Wuse II, Abuja said: “Deliberate efforts should be made to energize the youths ... Read More »

Bauchi Attack: Death Toll Rises As Witnesses Say Attackers Wore Army Uniforms


The death toll in yesterday’s bombing at the red light district of Bayan Garin, Bauchi has risen to 13, just as eyewitnesses recounted their experiences, with some saying the attackers wore army uniforms. Speaking on the bombing, yesterday, Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sani Malami, said 34 injured victims ... Read More »

Ramadan: Atiku Urges Boko Haram To Bring Violence To Permanent End


As the 30-day-long Ramadan fasting period enters its second day, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised Boko Haram fighters to abandon any form of violence against innocent people once and for all. In a goodwill message to Muslims in Abuja issued by his media office, the former Vice President said the war between Boko Haram fighters and ... Read More »

First Lady Enjoins Women To Intensify Prayers For Boko Haram Repentance At Ramadan


The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Saturday urged Muslim women across Africa and especially those in Nigeria, to reflect on new ways to spread the culture of sustainable peace and harmonious coexistence in their communities. She made the call in her Ramadan message made available to journalists by her ... Read More »

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