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Obasanjo Attacks Jonathan Again, Says ‘When The Head’s Rotten, The Whole Body Is Useless’


A week after he rated President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance as ‘below average’, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has again launched a verbal missile at the present administration, saying its actions put Nigeria’s democracy at great risk. Speaking at a book launch in honor of the pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices ... Read More »

I’m Not Desperate To Become President, Atiku Insists


A former Vice-President and presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday insisted that he is not desperate to become Nigeria’s next president as he considers politics as a means of service, rather than for self-aggrandizement. The ex-VP also promised to bring an end ... Read More »

Suicide Bombing: Death Toll Rises To 60 In Maiduguri


It has been gathered that the death toll in Tuesday’s suicide bombing at a market in Maiduguri has risen over 60. Apart from about 35 bodies said to have been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), 24 were also taken to the State Specialist Hospital, reports Thisday. ... Read More »

CAN, PFN To Pray In Benin Over Boko Haram, Elections


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have concluded plans to hold an inter-denominational service in Benin City where prayers will be offered for the country, as tension heightens ahead of the 2015 elections. Prayers will also be said to stop the wanton destruction ... Read More »

Ohaneze Ndigbo Begs Boko Haram To Lay Down Arms


Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohaneze-Ndigbo, has begged members of the Boko Haram sect to put an end to the wanton destruction. Speaking in Abuja during a courtesy visit to former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark in his Asokoro residence, President of the Lagos Chapter of ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kill Scores In Borno As Soldiers Flee


Scores have been reported killed in Damasak, Borno State, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the town with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs. Damasak is 187km north of Maiduguri. The gunmen were said to have stormed the town around 7 am in a convoy of Toyota Hilux vehicles ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Urges Sultan To Write Boko Haram To Stop Attacks


Leader of Christians in Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called on his Muslim counterpart, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks, just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The President of the Christian ... Read More »

Fake Suicide Bomber Arrested In Kano


Police in Kano State have arrested a fake female suicide bomber, following a bomb scare in the commercial city of Kano. The incident occurred around 12.30p.m. on Monday, when the police guard on duty at the Kwali Police Division suspected a strange middle-aged woman in Burqa heading to the station, ... Read More »

JNI Condemns Unabated Acts Of Terror, Urges FG To Wake Up To Its Responsibility


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), yesterday said incessant attacks and the establishment of an ‘Islamic caliphate’ by the Boko Haram sect are gradually eroding Nigeria’s sovereignty. Secretary-General of the organization, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, made the remark at a media briefing in ... Read More »

America Warned Us About Boko Haram But We Did Nothing – Masari


A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that before the Boko Haram insurgency began in 1999, the U.S Government had warned Nigeria of the potential threat posed by the sect’s activities but the Nigerian Government did nothing about it. Speaking to newsmen in ... Read More »

Boko Haram: The World Should Understand That We Are Fighting A Peculiar War — Olukolade

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The Defence headquarters has appealed to the international community to show more understanding for the peculiarity of Nigeria’s current security situation. “If, with the sophistication of global coalition, money and military resources so far deployed to fighting the Islamic State, IS, Western powers are yet to dislodge ISIS from Iraq ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises To Link Nigeria’s Capital Cities By Rail


President Goodluck Jonathan says all state capitals in Nigeria will be linked with rail transportation, as part of ways to boost the nation’s economy. The president who was in London last week made this known at the 17th meeting of the Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC). According to him, once ... Read More »

President of Chad May Be Buying Weapons For Boko Haram


A close associate of the President of Chad, Idriss Déby, has been arrested for providing weapons for terrorist group Boko Haram. The suspect, Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, was reported to have been arrested on the Chadian-Sudan border with 19 SAM2 missiles. He was alleged to have purchased the missiles from the ... Read More »

Army Promotes Three Officers For Showing Bravery Against Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army has promoted three Captains to the rank of Major in recognition of their exploits in the battle against Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye announced this in Abuja, on Friday, while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up for the 2014 ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Desperation To Remove Tambuwal Undermining Anti-Terrorism War, Says APC


The All Progressives Congress has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of political desperation and sabotaging his own administration’s war against Boko Haram all in a bid to satisfy his selfish ambition. The party said this desire is unbecoming of a self-respecting national leader. In a statement in Abuja on Thursday by ... Read More »

ACF To NASS: Jonathan’s Emergency Rule Has Failed, Don’t Approve Its Extension

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The pan-northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, yesterday asked members of the National Assembly to reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to extend the emergency rule in the three north-east states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, arguing that the current ploy was aimed at disenfranchising northerners ahead of the 2015 general ... Read More »

Boko Haram Activities Started With Dele Giwa’s Murder In 1986 Via A Letter Bomb – Odinkalu


The Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, on Thursday in Kaduna, traced the activities of the outlawed sect, Boko Haram, to the 1986 parcel bomb episode that killed the Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, Dele Giwa. Odinkalu also decried what he regarded as democratisation of violence since the return to ... Read More »

45 Killed In Boko Haram Attack On Another Borno Village


Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Wednesday attacked a village in Borno called Azaya Kura, 45 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital, killing at least 45 persons and injuring several others, witnesses said. It was learnt that the suspected insurgents attacked the village, which is in Mafa local local government ... Read More »

Reps Reject Jonathan’s Request For Extension Of Emergency Rule In Adamawa, Borno, Yobe


The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected the extension of emergency rule in the three troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for a fourth time. The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Mohammed Zakari, said the lawmakers rejected President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for ... Read More »

NEMA Registers 678,773 IDPs In Adamawa, Borno, Yobe Camps


The Boko Haram affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yola have witnessed the registration of about 700, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from January to date, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. The agency, in its current update on IDPs by its North-East zonal office in Maiduguri and ... Read More »