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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 »

Jonathan Exploiting Boko Haram Insurgency To Make Elections Impossible – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday held what it called a salvation rally in Abuja where it accused President Goodluck Jonathan of using the Boko Haram insurgency for a hidden agenda to win 2015 presidential election. The party said there was no limit to the length the President had ... Read More »

Emergency Rule Has Failed – Gaidam

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam,

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has noted that the existing emergency rule in the state has so far failed to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. The governor, who spoke through his media adviser, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego on Wednesday, recalled that “Only ten days ago, our very young students full ... Read More »

Senate Summons Service Chiefs To Defend Request For Extension Of Emergency Rule

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The Senate has invited service chiefs to brief its members on the state of things in the country’s fight against Islamist sect Boko Haram, as the upper chamber of the House failed for the second time, to agree on whether the emergency rule placed on north eastern states of Adamawa, ... Read More »

Military Recaptures 3 Adamawa Towns From Boko Haram

Nigerian Army

‘Operation No Mercy’ embarked on by the Nigerian military to drive out Boko Haram terrorists from towns taken over in Nigeria’s north east is recording success as three more communities have now been recaptured. The Defence Headquarters disclosed this on Wednesday via its website. The hard-fighting security operatives were said ... Read More »

Angry Mob Kill Suspected Terrorist Found With Explosives In Gombe


Residents of northern states that have suffered Boko Haram attacks are increasingly taking the security of their communities into their own hands, as a mob Tuesday beat a suspected terrorist carrying explosives, to death. The suspect was said to have been stopped at a bus station in Gombe, capital city ... Read More »

No Boko Haram In Niger State – Police Commissioner


The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Amore, on Monday debunked rumours of the presence of Boko Haram in Minna, the state capital, he explained that some residents were mistaking the activities of rival gangs that clashed near a public school in Kpagungu area of the capital for terrorist activity. The ... Read More »

It’s ‘Disgraceful’ For Nigerian Military To Celebrate The Recapture Of Chibok – Oyegun


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun on Monday said it was a disgrace for the Nigerian military to celebrate the recapture of Chibok from Boko Haram insurgents. Oyegun said this while receiving completed presidential expression of interest and nomination forms, from former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, ... Read More »

$1bn Loan For Counter-Insurgency Operation May Be Diverted For Elections – Falana

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Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has expressed fear that the $1bn loan the Federal Government requested the National Assembly to approve so that it can purchase military hardware to effectively tackle the Boko Haram insurgency, may be diverted for the 2015 elections. He said this at ... Read More »

Yobe Pupils Massacre: BBOG Takes Protest To Education Ministry


The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Minister of State for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, on Monday shunned a protest by the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group in Abuja over the recent massacre of schoolchildren by the Boko Haram sect in the North-East. The protesters marched to the Federal Ministry of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG Seeks Extension Of Emergency Rule In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa


Although the present emergency rule in Nigeria’s north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe have not stopped Boko Haram attacks in the region, the Federal Government is set to send a request for an extension, to the National Assembly. “After a review of the state of Emergency in the ... Read More »

Adamawa To Train 10,000 Local Hunters To Fight Boko Haram


The Adamawa state government has taken the defence of its people against Boko Haram attacks into its own hands. The government is set to train 10,000 local hunters, vigilantes and civilian JTF who would then be enlisted to reclaim towns taken by the terrorists. The training will ensure that the ... Read More »

Jonathan Too Gentle To Wipe Out Boko Haram – US Army Captain

Boko Haram insurgents

War against Boko Haram can be won if the government is determined and President Goodluck Jonathan can stop being too gentle in the fight against insurgency. This was the opinion of Nigerian-born U.S. Army Captain, Sunday Adebomi, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday. “There are several ... Read More »

FG Okays Extension Of State Of Emergency In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa


Indications have emerged that the Federal Government is favourably disposed to extending the state of emergency declared in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States for a third time. It would be recalled that the emergency rule was first declared in the affected states on May 14, 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Self-Defense Is The Only Option, Says Atiku


Following the federal government’s inability to protect lives and property of Nigerians, self-defense becomes the only option against Boko Haram, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said. Speaking to journalists in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, Mr. Abubakar faulted government’s handling of the insurgency problem in the North-East, wondering why ... Read More »