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Nigeria @ 54: We’ve Made Appreciable Progress, Mark Says


Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to have faith and remain steadfast in promoting peace and unity no matter the challenges. The senate president in a goodwill message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Independence Day anniversary, said the indivisibility of our nation is not negotiable because there’s no ... Read More »

Full Text Of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2014 Independence Day Broadcast


President Goodluck Jonathan today addressed Nigerians to commemorate Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. Jonathan harped on the need for Nigerians to support the efforts of the government in its fight against terrorism. He also spoke of the achievements of his administration and policies put in place to ensure the development of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG’s Plan To Borrow $1bn Another Debt Trap – TUC


The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has expressed worry over the decision of the Federal Government to borrow $1bn to prosecute the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-East. TUC President, Mr. Boboi Kaigama, said in his Independence Anniversary speech, made available to reporters on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Adamawa Attacked Again By Boko Haram, 500 Houses Destroyed

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While reports of insurgents surrendering from Nigeria to Cameroon raised hope the country was winning the war against terrorism, recent attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram on Kubi and Watu villages of Michika local government area of Adamawa state shows there is much more to be done to end insurgency ... Read More »

Abandoned Chibok Girl Moved To Undisclosed Location In Abuja For Further Treatment


Indications emerged weekend that the Federal Government has moved the Chibok girl, Susan Ishaya, abandoned by Boko Haram in Adamawa, to Abuja for further treatment. Susan was moved from the Police hospital, Yola, on Saturday to an undisclosed location where she is now receiving treatment in Abuja. Her identity is ... Read More »

We’ll Overcome Our Challenges Through Unity And Cooperation Of Nigerians, Says Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Nigeria will overcome its current challenges through unity and cooperation of Nigerians. He spoke during the 54th Independent Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, themed: ‘Be Still’. Jonathan pointed out that the unity and cooperation of all Nigerians played a major ... Read More »

300 Boko Haram Members Surrender In Cameroon, Begs For Asylum


Dreaded terror sect, Boko Haram has continued losing ground as more members of the group have surrendered in Cameroon over the past three weeks, according to the country’s defense ministry. According to Cameroon’s defence Spokesman, Lt. Col. Didier Badjeck, at least 300 Boko Haram members surrendered their arms and asked ... Read More »

Government’s Inability To Address Insecurity In Nigeria Unacceptable – Kwankwaso


Kano State Governor Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso has described as unacceptable the deteriorating security situation of the country and the federal government’s seeming inability to end it. According to him, insecurity in the country has made more than four million Nigerians flee to Niger, Cameroon and Chad Republic. “The situation is ... Read More »

Presidency Playing Politics With Chibok Girls’ Misery – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of manipulating the release of the abducted Chibok girls to boost its approval ratings and improve public opinion about him. The opposition alleged in a statement released on Sunday, that whatever efforts the government was making to secure the girls’ release ... Read More »

40 Insurgents, 11 Soldiers Killed In Fierce Battles


At least 40 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in Borno State in the last 72 hours when troops launched major offensives against them. Eleven soldiers are believed to have lost their lives in the battles with three others reported missing while 15 are currently receiving medical treatment. Military sources ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Australian Hostage Negotiator Promises To Name ‘Bigger Sponsors’, Confirms Shekau Impostor’s Death

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The Australian hostage negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, who tried to negotiate the release of the over 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram, says he will soon name ‘bigger sponsors’ of the sect. Davis, who has already named former governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. ... Read More »

Jonathan Vows To Crush Boko Haram


President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram the way it ended the Ebola scourge. Jonathan made the vow yesterday in Benin City, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “You are all aware that we have conquered Ebola and we will ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Repel Another Boko Haram Attack


Nigerian troops yesterday Sept. 26th repelled yet another attack by Boko Haram in Konduga, Borno. According to reports, the sect members attempted to penetrate Konduga in the hopes of getting into the state capital, Maiduguri, but troops engaged them in a fierce gun battle, capturing many of them The troops ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Politicians To Stop Politics Of Hatred, Asks Muslims To Fast For Nigeria


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has again called on politicians in Nigeria to stop politics of hatred irrespective of political differences, as 2015 elections draw nigh. The Sultan made the call on Saturday, shortly after turbanning the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as ... Read More »

NGO Seeks UN Intervention In Nigeria’s Fight Against Insurgency

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A non-governmental organization, Nigeria Unite, has urged the United Nations to intervene in helping the government tackle its security challenges. The group made the call in New York as it held series of protests at the U.N. general assembly and demanded immediate action. “We want the UN to take a ... Read More »

400 Security Personnel Head To Russia For Special Forces Training

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In furtherance of its fight against terrorism in the country, the federal government has sent about 400 security personnel including members of the Armed Forces, Police and Department of State Services, to Russia Special Forces training. President Goodluck Jonathaan had earlier in September, at the passing out parade of Officer ... Read More »

Jonathan Calls For Reform Of UN Security Council

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President Goodluck Jonathan has called for a reform of the United Nations Security Council, as he asked for a collective fight against terrorism in the world. He has therefore asked for “equitable representation of all regions in the decision making process of the Council.” Jonathan, who spoke, Wednesday at the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Residents Hail Military’s Recent Strings Of Success


Some residents of Maiduguri, Borno, on Thursday commended the Nigerian military for its gallant efforts aimed at tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region. The inhabitants told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that with the current tempo of military operation against the sect members they were optimistic that ... Read More »

US Skeptical About Shekau’s Death

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The United States have expressed doubts about the authenticity of reports from the Nigerian Military over the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who was said to have been killed in recent clashes between the army and fighters of the Islamist sect. “The Nigerians have announced several times that ... Read More »

Hundreds Of Boko Haram Fighters ‘Surrender’ As Alleged Leader Killed


More than 260 Islamist militants have surrendered in north-eastern Nigeria, the military has said. Over 260 Boko Haram militants have surrendered in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria says the military. Soldiers had also killed a man who featured in Boko Haram’s propaganda videos pretending to be the group’s leader Abubakar ... Read More »

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