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Minimah Promises To Restore Military Checkpoints, Set Up More Court-martial


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah says he would restore military checkpoints, which President Muhammadu Buhari ordered dismantled a few weeks ago. He also promised to set up more General Court-Martial to try erring soldiers and check indiscipline among troops engaged in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the ... Read More »

Dogara Condemns Bomb Attack On Yobe Church


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has condemned Sunday’s bomb attack on worshippers in a church in Potiskum, Yobe state. He described the attack as barbaric, inhuman and wicked. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr.  Turaki Adamu Hassan,  ... Read More »

Over 600 Terrorists Killed In 30 Days, Says Military


Although Boko Haram terrorists have killed over 300 people in the last one month, the Nigerian military says over 600 of the militants might have been killed in the last one month while others are finding life extremely difficult to navigate around in groups due to renewed onslaught by the ... Read More »

Igbo Youths Fault Buhari’s Sectional Appointments


The Youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to carry every section of the country along while announcing appointments to positions in his administration. Making the call under the aegis of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, the youth said they were unhappy with some sectional appointments so ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Been Seriously Degraded, Says Army Chief


Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Saturday said the Nigerian Army would tame the Boko Haram terrorists and restore peace to the North East region of the country. Minimah made the commitment at the passing out parade of Direct Short Service Commission Course 22/2015, held at the ... Read More »

Nigeria Winning The War Against Boko Haram – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

  Although nearly 300 people have been killed since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on May 29, the president says Nigeria is making progressive in the war against the terrorists group. Speaking at the graduation of officers of Senior Course 37 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), ... Read More »

Six Female Suicide Bombers Involved In Borno Attacks – Police


Terrorist group Boko Haram has continued it’s use of young females as suicide bombers in attacks across the country. Borno State commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun confirmed this, saying Friday’s Boko Haram attacks on Borno towns involved six female suicide bombers. In a reply to enquiries by a Thisday ... Read More »

EU Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks

Boko Haram

No fewer than 150 persons were killed in attacks this week by Boko Haram gunmen, including men praying in mosques. “The attacks killing around 150 people in two villages in northeastern Borno State in Nigeria and targeting Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan are another attempt to destabilise ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Urges Muslims To Be In Tune With Modernity


The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday urged Muslims in the North to adopt new approaches to address the social, economic and political challenges facing them. Sanusi gave the advice in Kaduna at the 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture organised by VON, FRCN and NTA, with the theme: ... Read More »

Obiano Denies Blaming Obi, Jonathan For Transfer Of Boko Haram Detainees To Anambra Prisons


The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has reacted to reports in a section of the media on Friday regarding the transfer of Boko Haram suspects from the Northeastern part of the country to Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra. According to the reports, Gov. Obiano confirmed the presence of the Boko ... Read More »

We May Negotiate With Boko Haram If They’re Willing – Presidency


The Federal Government has declared its willingness to come to the negotiation table with the Boko Haram sect in order to find a lasting solution to the security crisis in the country, if the group is willing. The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, ... Read More »

Buhari Urges Muslims To Condemn Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the Muslim community to make a strong statements that would condemn the activities of insurgents who kill around the world in the name of Islam. Buhari spoke following the killing of about 150 men, women and children in Kukawa, Borno state on Thursday and also ... Read More »

Boko Haram Latest Killings A ‘Very Heinous Atrocity’, Says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condemned in strong terms the latest onslaught by the Boko Haram sect in Kukawa, Borno State, which resulted in the death of about 150 persons. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, described the latest wave ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slits Throat Of 11 Fleeing Members In Borno

Boko Haram

Eleven members of the violent terrorist organization, Boko Haram, were killed on Friday by fellow insurgents in Miringa village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State after they reportedly fled from one of its camps near the area. According to SaharaReporters, the terrorist sect sent at least 20 fighters in ... Read More »

There’s Great Hope, Buhari Tells Boko Haram Victims


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured victims of terrorism across the country and indeed all Nigerians that there is hope for them. Buhari’s message of assurance was conveyed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Yola, Adamawa State, when he visited internally-displaced persons in the NYSC Orientation Camp and terrorism patients ... Read More »

Saraki Condemns Renewed Boko Haram Attacks, Mourns Drowned Lagos Pupils

Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday condemned the renewed onslaught against innocent Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect especially during the holy month of Ramadan. He also expressed deep pain over the death of six school children in Lagos following a boat accident that involved 14 school children, who were ... Read More »

Osinbajo Preaches Hope As He Visits IDPs In Adamawa


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, assured victims of Boko Haram attacks in Adamawa State of the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of terrorists. He urged them not to lose hope. “Everyday, the President is thinking about you. That is why he sent me to come and ... Read More »

Saraki Condemns Borno Boko Haram Bombing

Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the renewed Boko Haram attacks, especially now that it is coming during the holy month of Ramadan. In a statement yesterday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki also expressed concern that the terrorists attacked on a ... Read More »

Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 97 Muslims While Praying Ahead Of Iftar

Boko Haram

Although the Muslim faithful are in the Holy month of Ramadan, Islamist group, Boko Haram were not curbed from carrying out attacks as they shot and killed nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in Kukawa, 180 kilometers northeast of Maiduguri, Borno State shortly before iftar on Wednesday. The attack happened ... Read More »

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 »