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Boko Haram: Shehu Of Bama Trapped In Maiduguri


Shehu of Bama still trapped in Maiduguri The Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Ibrahim Elkanemi is still trapped in Maiduguri, following his visit to some of his displaced subjects who were being camped in the city. The monarch who had experienced the violence of Boko Haram first-hand when his ... Read More »

Military Ready To Defend Maiduguri – DHQ

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The Defence headquarters (DHQ) yesterday declared that the troops are battle ready to defend Maiduguri, following fears expressed by Borno elders that the city had been surrounded by Boko Hara insurgents. According to the DHQ, the alarm by the elders, that the terrorists have mobilised to invade the Borno State ... Read More »

Boko Haram Have ‘Surrounded’ Maiduguri – Borno Elders


Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements. The warning from the Borno Elders Forum, made up of retired senior civilian and military officials, comes after the United States warned ... Read More »

26-year-old Man In Court For Defiling A 3-year-old Girl In Kano


A 26 year-old man was on Thursday arraigned before a Kano Magistrates’ Court for allegedly r*ping a minor. The accused, Abbas Sanusi of Kabara quarters in Municipal Local Government Area, was accused before the court, sitting at Nomans land, of defiling a three year-old girl an offence contrary to section ... Read More »

Niger Woman Kills Grandson, Eats His Flesh And Drinks His Blood

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A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old woman, Fatima Tsaraka for allegedly killing her grandson. The accused it was alleged abducted her grandson, took him to a nearby bush where she and two others slaughtered him, made a meal of his flesh and drank ... Read More »

Ali Modu Sheriff Was Already In Chad, Jonathan Didn’t Take Him There – Presidency


Despite being seen in a photograph with former Governor of Borno State Ali Modu Sheriff, the Presidency has dismissed claims he went to Chad Republic with President Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement on Thursday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, Sheriff went to ... Read More »

Despite Security Challenges, Nigeria’ll Overcome – Wamakko


Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State yesterday insisted that the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria will surely come to an end for good. Wamakko, who noted that the situation has gotten to a stage whereby everybody is forced to ask whether they are safe in the country, urged ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Badeh Has Failed, Deserves To Be Sacked – Agbakoba

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A former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, for failing to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. The legal expert believes that the Nigerian military with Badeh at the helm ... Read More »

Reps, NMA, Education Minister To Meet On Schools’ Resumption Monday


The House of Representatives Committee on Education, on Wednesday, said it had invited the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, and the Nigeria Medical Association to a meeting over the resumption date for schools. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Aminu ... Read More »

Ebola: Sept. 22 Schools’ Resumption Date Based On Expert Advice – Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday described as irrational, calls by some Nigerians to delay the resumption of schools till December or early next year as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease. He made this known while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the ... Read More »

Gov. Obiano Presents 3 Refurbished APCs To Anambra Police Command


Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Wednesday presented three refurbished Armoured Personnel Carriers, APCs, to the state police command to strengthen and sustain security in the state. In his speech at the occasion, Mr. Obiano said the target of his administration was to refurbish and present 20 APCs to the state ... Read More »

Allegation Of Boko Haram Sponsorship Attempt To Demonise Ihejirika – Aka Ikenga

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An Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga, has faulted attempts to portray former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), as an alleged sponsor of Boko Haram insurgents, describing the development as a “satanic machination and conspiracy of the anti-Nigeria mafia in the ridiculous attempt to demonise Ihejirika”. In a ... Read More »

Non-Payment Of Pension Increment: Retired Soldiers Threaten ‘Guerilla Warfare’

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Benin City, the Edo State capital, yesterday witnessed the convergence of over 100 retired soldiers, who were protesting over alleged non-payment of the 2010, 53 per cent increase in their pension by the Federal Government, warning that they may resort to guerrilla warfare if their demands are not met. The ... Read More »

Ebola: 18-Month-Old Infant Tests Negative, Says Rivers Commissioner


The Commissioner of Health in Rivers State, Dr Sampson Parker, yesterday, said that the 18 months old baby at the Port Harcourt Ebola treatment centre has tested negative to the disease, adding that a fresh test would be done on the infant before concluding on his Ebola status. The infant ... Read More »

Parradang Urges Immigration Officials To Join Fight Against Insecurity


The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr David Parradang, has asked officers of Nasarawa State command to cooperate with other security agencies to maintain peace in the country. He gave the charge when he addressed officers and men of the command in Lafia on Wednesday. Parradang called for joint efforts ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Igbenedion At 80


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commended the Esama of Benin kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, “for living a life of uncommon accomplishments”. A statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja said Jonathan’s commendation was contained in a congratulatory letter addressed ... Read More »

JTF Recovers STolen Crude In Septic Tanks, Shrines

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The Joint Task-force codenamed Operation Pulo Shield said it had uncovered the new tactics by oil thieves and illegal oil bunkerers operating in the Niger Delta region. According to the JTF, they now bury stolen crude oil in traditional grounds, shrines, sitting rooms of a house and in septic tanks ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Hawul, Kills 3

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No fewer than three innocent civilians were yesterday as suspected members of Boko Haram sect attacked Shaffa District, Hawul Local Government area of Borno state. This is coming barely 24 hours after another set of terrorists attacked Debiro communities in the same council, setting ablaze churches and houses belonging to ... Read More »

Mubi Has Not Fallen To Boko Haram – DHQ


The Defence headquarters declared yesterday that the troops were in full control of Mubi, the second largest city in Adamawa State. A Defence Headquarters, DHQ tweet yesterday read, “Mubi has not been attacked. Troops are still in patrol. Deployment positions in and around the town keeping watch. Situation is calm.” ... Read More »

Fashola Defends Lagos State’s N160bn Debt


Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, explained the rationale behind the decision of the state to take a bond worth over N160 billion from the World Bank. According to the governor, the economy of the state had recorded exponential growth over the years and had been consistently rated high by ... Read More »

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