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Kaduna Blasts: Killing Buhari, Bauchi would have set Nigeria on fire – Presidency


The Presidency has expressed profound gratitude to God for the safety of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, who were targets of two bomb blasts in Kaduna on Wednesday. According to the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Professor ... Read More »

Blame Game Between FG, Opposition Fueling Insurgency – Shehu Sani

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Kaduna based civil rights activist, Comrade Shehu Sani, has said that political bickering and blame game between the government and the opposition parties in the country are helping to fuel the current wave of violence and insecurity in the country. In a statement on Friday, Sani, who is also the ... Read More »

Don’t Associate Boko Haram With Islam – Sultan


Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared that life is sacred, thus anybody who bombs himself under the illusion that it is a pre-condition to enter heaven, is delusional. The Sultan, who said this yesterday when he hosted security ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG Orders 40 Attack, Transport Helicopters From US, Russia

Apache Attack Helicopter Takes Off from HMS Ocean

In a determined effort to eliminate terrorism by routing insurgents from their hideouts in parts of the North East and North West once and for all, the Federal Government has placed purchase orders for 40 helicopters for attacks and transportation from the United States and Russia. Reliable security sources within ... Read More »

PDP Members In The US Commend Jonathan On Confab


Members of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the U.S. have commended President Goodluck Jonathan for convening the National Conference which its final plenary session will hold on Aug. 4. A statement by the Chairperson, PDP Atlanta chapter, Mrs Ngozi Orabueze, said that Nigerians in the Diaspora viewed the success of ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Connection To Kaduna Bomb Attack


Troops in Kaduna have arrested a man in connection with the explosion targeted at Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, the Defence Headquarters (DHq) said on Friday. According to a statement by the DHq, the young man was apprehended by military patrol team that swooped on the area immediately after the ... Read More »

Cameroon Soldiers Killed In Crossborder Boko Haram Attack


A suspected crossborder raid overnight by Nigeria’s radical Islamic group Boko Haram killed two Cameroonian soldiers, a Cameroonian security official said Friday on condition of anonymity. The attack occurred late Thursday in the border village of Balgaram in northern Cameroon. Eight soldiers posted there fought back, and “in the clash ... Read More »

We Dealt With Civil War For 30 Months, We Can Deal With Boko Haram, Says Buhari


Former Head of State and frontline opposition figure, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) yesterday relived his close shave with death when a suicide bomber rammed into his convoy in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State. Despite the attack, which claimed scores of lives, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader said Nigeria is capable ... Read More »

IBB: Bloodletting Has To Stop


Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida said yesterday that the prevalent bloodletting by Boko Haram in the country must stop. Gen. Babangida, who made his position known in a statement which he personally signed, said the wanton killings and needless bloodletting had been retarding the nations’ growth. The statement said: ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 11 Women Delivered Of Babies At IDPs Camps


Eleven women have been delivered of babies at the two camps established by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for people displaced from Damboa, Borno State following the capture of the town last weekend by Boko Haram insurgents. NEMA revealed yesterday that it had registered about 10,000 internally displaced persons ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Oritsejafor Tasks Religious Leaders In The North On Ending Insurgency

Ayo Oritsejafor

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, has tasked religious leaders in the north on ending the Boko Haram insurgency. Orisejafor spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the graduation, send-forth and prize giving ceremonies held by Stephen International Centre. “With all sense of all responsibility, ... Read More »

Rescue Chibok Girls Or Forget 2015 Elections, Activists Tell FG

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Civil rights activists, Nollywood actors, lawyers and lawmakers, yesterday, staged a protest in Lagos calling for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, failing which President Goodluck Jonathan should forget next year’s elections. At the protest were the President, Women Arise Initiative and Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr. Joe Okei ... Read More »

How Nigeria Can Gain The Upper Hand In The War Against Boko Haram Insurgency – Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha

The former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has stated that Nigeria can have the upper hand in the war against the Boko Haram insurgency if ongoing security operations are not frequently put out in the public domain as is currently ... Read More »

Boko Haram: NANS Blasts Jonathan, Threaten To Stone NASS Members Over $1bn Loan Request


Exactly 100 days after over 200 girls were abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has carpeted President Goodluck Jonathan for his “indolent and incompetent” leadership over the incident. In a statement yesterday by NANS Public Relations ... Read More »

Kaduna Bomb Attacks: JNI Decry Loss Of Innocent Lives


Islamic body, Jamaa’tul Nasril Islam (JNI) has condemned the Kaduna bombing which killed many innocent Muslims and injured several others. “We are dazed over the news of the twin blasts in Kaduna city, which claimed the lives of many innocent Muslims in a Tafsir closing session of Sheikh Dahiru Usman ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 82 Killed In Kaduna Bomb Attacks


The death toll in Wednesday’s bombing in Kaduna has risen to 82 as insurgents attempted to kill former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who both escaped unhurt, Vanguard reports. There were two bomb blasts which happened in the space of two ... Read More »

5 Killed In Fresh Attack On Damboa Town


Suspected Boko Haram gunmen has launched a fresh attack on Damboa town, Borno State shooting five residents dead before fleeing into the forest in Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. Although many have fled the terror-hit town, some remained saying they had nowhere to go. One of such is a 78-year-old ... Read More »

Buhari Escapes Death In Kaduna Bombing


Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped death in a second bomb explosion that rocked Kaduna town this afternoon in which over 20 persons were killed. Buhari was believed to have been the target of the second bombing, but escaped unhurt, according to an official ... Read More »

Bomb blast in Kaduna this afternoon leaves at least 25 people dead


A bomb concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car one went off this afternoon July 23rd along Alkali road which leads to the popular Murtala Square in Central Kaduna killing at least 15 people. According to eyewitnesses, the bomb went off as a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, drove ... Read More »

Explosion Rocks Central Kaduna, At Least 10 Feared Dead


An explosion has rocked central Kaduna killing at least 10 people, according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES. The blast which occurred Wednesday afternoon along Isa Kaita road that leads to the popular Murtala Square, is believed to have been targeted at the convoy of a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik ... Read More »

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