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Revealed! What Buhari won’t do over insecurity, others

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

“Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations. To those asking Mr. President to resign, I wish to say this: Mr President will not resign. He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023,” the federal government has said. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Read More

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Operation rattle snake 3: NAF destroys ISWAP training camp

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded another success in the ongoing Operation Rattle Snake 3, as the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno state. This was achieved in air strikes conducted Read More

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Buhari’s theory of self-help

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

When the Boko Haram marauders raided Kano in 2013 or thereabouts, killing close to 100 of innocent folks in one fell swoop, among them travellers at a popular motor park, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient city and was shocked by what he saw. After sniffing the air reeking with the stench of charred bodies, and bereft of fresh Read More

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Essence of Buhari’s sympathy visit to Maiduguri

February 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The visit was, in fact, unexpected but, in reality, it symbolises the action of a great leader that President Muhammadu Buhari is. The visit was to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, and the purpose was to condole with the government and people of the state after the Boko Haram insurgents have killed many and destroyed multimillion Naira worth of Read More

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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NAF neutralises ISWAP fighters at Kollaram in Borno

January 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed portions of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP)’s tactical headquarters at Kollaram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state. The NAF said it also neutralised of some ISWAP fighters in the same area. The NAF director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this Read More

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B/Haram: Why Buhari should act on 2015 inaugural speech – VSF boss

December 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Executive Secretary Victims Support Fund (VSF), Professor Sunday Abogonye Ochoche, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit his 2015 inaugural speech on the Boko Haram insurgency and redeem his pledge. He said five years after, the president was yet to redeem his pledge on how to do a post-mortem of the crisis with a view to determining factors that led Read More

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NGOs’ covert agenda

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recent events in the country have heightened public appreciation of the significance of intelligence gathering in the national security architecture. In a country where citizens are more inclined to criticize than to applaud, the onerous perpetual duty of maintaining law and order, defending the territorial integrity and generally ensuring that Nigeria remains a nation they can call their own is Read More

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NGOs Covert agenda

October 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recent events in the country have heightened public appreciation of the significance of intelligence gathering in the national security architecture. In a country where citizens are more inclined to criticize than to applaud, the onerous perpetual duty of maintaining law and order, defending the territorial integrity and generally ensuring that Nigeria remains a nation they can call their own is Read More

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NASS lauds army’s performance, pledges more support

October 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Army have lauded the leadership of the Nigerian Army for the commitment of personnel to professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Senator Ali Ndume, chairman, Senate Committee on Army and Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, chairman House of Representatives Committee on Army, stated this during a visit to Army Headquarters Tuesday in Read More

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Ndume and his crocodile tears on Boko Haram

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

When the expired 8th session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki,slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume n March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the denate committee on ethics and privileges adduced for the suspension Read More

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B’Haram: NGOs providing logistics for insurgents — C’ttee

October 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

A joint committee of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has alleged that some of the NGOs operating in the North-east are providing logistics for the insurgents. The committee in its preliminary report on the allegations of human rights abuse in the North-east also alleged that some senior officials were liaising with leaders of the insurgents. The report, a copy which was obtained Read More

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‘End of the road’ for Boko Haram as troops record major achievement, nab ‘terrorists top Leaders’ …see them

October 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has captured 10 suspected key Boko Haram members, one of which includes, Alhaji Bukar Modu, a high profile leader who is on the wanted list published by its authorities. In a statement by the Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the suspects were apprehended while attempting to sneak into some communities around Bitta in Gwoza LGA of Read More

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Troops rescue abductees from insurgents in Borno

October 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

In continuation of the drive to clear marauding insurgents in the state, the Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with the 21 Special Armoured Brigade’s Quick Response Force (QRF) has thwarted the kidnap of three civilians. A statement issued Monday by the media coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Aminu Iiyasu, said the rescue operation occurred about 12:20 pm on October 4, Read More

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Army commences Operation Positive Identification in North-east

September 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole has commenced an operation nicknamed, ‘Operation Positive Identification’. The deputy director, Army Public Relations Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa said in a statement Sunday that this has become necessary following credible information that some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno,  Yobe and other North-east states. He Read More

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ISWAP suffers losses as NAF jet destroys gun truck, others

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has dealt another blow on the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements, destroying an ammunition-laden gun truck and immobilising another one belonging to the group at Garunda in the northern part of Borno sate. NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said this in a statement. He said the feat Read More

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UN: Boko Haram has killed more than 27,000 Nigerians within 10 years

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

The United Nations (UN) has stated that Boko Haram has killed more than 27,000 Nigerians since 2009 when the terrorist group took up arms against Nigeria. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, gave the figure while speaking at an event to mark 10 years since the crisis erupted in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states that over “27,000 civilians” were Read More

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Presidency condemns new ISWAP video on humanitarian workers’ abduction

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency on Thursday condemned the latest video released by Boko Haram insurgents on the abduction of humanitarian aid workers. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the video has created urgency for the security agencies to ensure the release of all those abducted by the insurgents. The Read More

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Boko Haram: Chidoka moves to raise $30,000 for fallen soldiers

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has embarked on 48,000 steps walk as part of activities marking his 48th birthday and bid to raise $30, 000 dollars for the families of soldiers who lost their lives in the war against Boko Haram. Chidoka, who terminated the walk at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council’s Secretariat in Read More

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Boko Haram killed Colonel, Captain, 3 Soldiers in Borno – Army

July 19, 2019 Editor 0

Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed the killing of a Colonel, a Captain and three soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Isa Ado, gave the confirmation in a statement in Abuja. He said the incident occurred on Wednesday in Jakana area of Borno, adding that the officers and soldiers were on transit Read More

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Yobe flags-off distribution of support package to 8,960

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Yobe state government has restated its willingness to partner with North-east Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) and other donor agencies to provide interventions to vulnerable communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Governor Mai Mala Buni represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana stated this Thursday at the flagging-off transitional support materials to 8,960 beneficiaries, mostly women at Damaturu, the Read More

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Ndume urges Gwoza IDPs to return home

July 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Senator representing Borno South senatorial district at the national assembly, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwoza LGA of the state taking refuge in Maiduguri, city  to return home, while  assuring them adequate protection and security. Ndume made the plea on Monday while addressing the IDPs in Bakassi and Gubio IDPs camps in Maiduguri Read More