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Why I Visited Borno, IDPs – Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared the Federal Government’s readiness to resettle those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East part of Nigeria. The vice president, who was in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, currently home to about 1.5 million internally displaced persons on Wednesday, stressed that the ... Read More »

30 Days Of Buhari Presidency: No Cause For Alarm, APC Says

Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Congress has risen in strong defense of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose one month in office was described by the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as all motion, but no movement. The governing APC said contrary to the picture painted by the opposition, there has ... Read More »

Buhari Tasks Governors On Payment Of Salaries

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari today charged state governors to explore efficient means of gradually liquidating all unpaid salaries of workers as soon as possible. According to him, the non-payment of arrears of salaries had brought untold hardship to thousands of families. “I would like also, as a former governor myself to ... Read More »

El-Rufai Appoints Hadiza Bala-Usman Of #BringBackOurGirls, Chief of Staff


Governor Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State on Monday appointed the co-founder of #BringBackOurGirls cause, Hadiza Bala-Usman, as his new Chief of Staff. A statement by his media aide, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, also indicated that the governor had appointed two other aides to assist in the running of the new administration. ... Read More »

Federal Poly Mubi Reopens As Security Situation Improves


The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa, closed in October, 2014, in the wake of Boko Haram invasion of the town, has re-opened for academic work, the Director of Information and Protocol, Mr Philip Ndalamu, has said. Ndalamu made the fact known to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Sunday, saying ... Read More »

No Iota Of Truth In Alleged Relcoation Of Boko Haram Suspects To Anambra – S/East APC


The South-East zonal chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “blatant falsehood” the alleged plan by the Federal Government to transfer suspected Boko Haram detainees to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The reb*ttal came on the heels of protests by traders and angry ... Read More »

Another Sambisa? Five Northern Governors Meet On Security Threat Of Kamuku Forest

Nasir El-Rufai

Not waiting to be caught unawares by the threat of terrorism and other violent criminal gangs, governors of the five states bordering the expansive Kamuku Forest, have moved to prevent the place from becoming a breeding ground for terrorists. The five governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara, and Kebbi met ... Read More »

Obama To Host Buhari At White House July 20


President Barak Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on Monday, July 20. According to a statement from the White House on Wednesday, the visit will underscore the United States’ “longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, ... Read More »

[OPINION] If female suicide bombings continue, should Nigeria ban the veil?


On April 14, 2014, Islamist sect Boko Haram abducted some 276 girls from their high school in Chibok, Borno State, an incident that brought the terrorist group an extended global media attention. While more than 50 had escaped, leader of the group Abubakar Shekau said he had married off the remaining ... Read More »

Rights Abuses: FG Institutes Probe Into Amnesty’s Allegation Against Military

PMB-Service Chiefs

The Federal Government has instituted an investigation into the allegations leveled against the Nigerian military by the Amnesty International. This is contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Bulus Lolo and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in ... Read More »

12-Year-Old Female Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Yobe


A fresh suicide bombing perpetrated by a girl believed to be about 12 years old has led to the death of 10 people in Gujba local government area of Yobe State. The incident which happened around 11am, at the Kasuwan Hatse grain market in the Wagir Market is the latest ... Read More »

Boko Haram Militants Kill Again In Borno


At least 20 people were today killed when Boko Haram militants attacked Debiro, a village in Hawul Local government area of Borno state just hours after over 20 people were killed in suicide attacks that hit Maiduguri, the state capital. The terrorists stormed the village on motorcycles and pick-up vans burning down ... Read More »

Buhari Blows Hot, Vows To Recover Billions Of Dollars Looted By Past Officials


President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja assured state governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting with the governors in the Presidential Villa, Mr. Buhari also vowed that funds stolen by government ... Read More »

Boko Haram: North East Senators Seek Development Commission


Senators from the North-Eastern states have renewed calls for the creation of a North-East Development Commission to be saddled with the responsibility of rebuilding the region, which has witnessed large-scale destruction by the activities of Boko Haram. The senators also vowed to sponsor a joint bill as they lamented the ... Read More »

Maiduguri Suicide Bombing: Only 12 People Died – Police


Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun says only 12 people were killed in the suicide bomb attacks on Baga fish market in Maiduguri, yesterday, as against the ‘more than 20′ which was widely reported. Two female suicide bombers had entered the market yesterday afternoon disguised as beggars. The first ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Dismantling Of Military Checkpoints, Says Police Should Handle Internal Security


President Muhammadu Buhari today ordered the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector-General of police to dismantle all military check points nationwide, noting that internal security should be left to the police. According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismail, Buhari gave the order when he had a ... Read More »

Ramadan: Police Urges Heightened Public Vigilance In Kano


The Kano State Police Command has promised adequate security to the people of Kano State to ensure peaceful conduct and protection of life and property across the state throughout the period of Ramadan and beyond. The police’s re-assurance of adequate security came on the heels of suspected Boko Haram attacks ... Read More »

Alleged Rights Abuses: We’ve Nothing To Hide, Army Says •Accuses Amnesty Of Pursuing Hidden Agenda


The Nigeria Army has faulted Amnesty International for refusing to cooperate with it on the probe of alleged human rights abuses by some serving and retired military personnel. The Chief of Administration of the Nigeria Army, Maj. Gen. Adamu Abubakar, who stated this at a press briefing on Friday in ... Read More »

Military Approach Won’t End Boko Haram – Ex-Army Chief, Akinrinade


The use of a military approach to the persistent Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria might not be the solution to the menace, a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), has said. The former Army Chief made this known on Thursday in Kaduna as ... Read More »

‘Crushing Boko Haram Will Remain A Priority Of My Govt’


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence to the President and people of the Republic of Chad on the twin suicide bombings, which took place in N’Djamena, the country’s capital on Monday. The attack at the country’s police headquarters, which killed 23 people, mostly cadets, who were graduating from the ... Read More »