Opposition sponsoring violence in Nigeria to discredit Buhari govt – Group

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Democratic Coalition of Nigeria (DCN) has raised the alarm over what it termed the way, and manner members of the opposition have “continually initiated moves to undermine the sovereignty of Nigeria through the sponsorship violence across the country.” The group stated that the wave of violence across the country was the handiwork of those that are hell-bent on “truncating Read More

Breaking: Zulum leads Borno top govt officials, kinsmen, others to bury slaughtered farmers in Zabarmari

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday morning led top government officials, kinsmen and other residents still in shock for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari. Zulum, during his visit was told that the total death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 Read More

Buratai: Nigeria’s redeemer @60

November 27, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Time is no respecter of persons. It is the only vehicle of existence which waits for no one on its voyage. On a day like yesterday, November 24, a Nigerian was born to a peasant family in an obscure community called Buratai village in Biu town of present day, Borno state, in Nigeria’s Northeast. He was named Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Read More

AI and its failed neo -colonial agenda in Nigeria

November 14, 2020 Mary Johnson 0

The activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria have generated quite some debates. In some quarters, it has been argued that Amnesty International has a sinister motive with regards to its consistent attacks on the operations of the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the Boko Haram war in North-East Nigeria. In Nigeria today, we must admit that cases of human Read More

Insurgents’ll never repent, says APC chieftain Gololo

November 13, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

…Backs Ndume on de-radicalisation A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Garus Gololo, has thrown his weight behind the position of Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) against the federal government move to rehabilitate and de-radicalise repentant members of the Boko Haram sect. Ndume, the Senate Committee chairman on Army, had on Wednesday, during a budget defence of the Read More

Group wants more funding for armed forces, passes vote of confidence on service chiefs

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Concerned Citizens of North-East region has canvassed adequate budgetary provision for the military waging the ongoing war against terrorism and other forms of criminality in the country. The group led by Comrade Adamu Kabir expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Nigerian armed forces in safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country. Speaking at a rally in Read More

Repentant B/Haram member caused Col Bako’s death – Ndume

November 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday called on the government to fish out sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria for immediate prosecution, and also kicked against amnesty for terrorists. The call came just a few days after six Nigerians were jailed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for sponsoring Boko Haram. The lawmakers also alleged a repentant insurgent provided information leading to the recent Read More

My stand for Nigeria, my beloved country!

November 10, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

I was very hesitant replying the tweeted blackmailing diatribes on my personage on social media. They were masterminded mainly by one pseudo-activist, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju who shares bemusing activism instincts with the first.But after deep reflections over it in the course of the night, I decided to pen a response because the Englishman echoes in a maxim that Read More

Banditry: Army neutralises 75 Boko Haram/ ISWAP

November 4, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army Tuesday said it has succeeded in neutralising 75 Boko Haram/ ISWAP insurgents in the last few weeks as troops carried out aggressive clearance operations, ambushes, robust day and night patrols. Addressing journalists on the successes recorded so far  at a press conference held at the  Army Super Camp Headquarters, Ngamdu, the  acting  director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard  Read More

Troops kill, arrest 35 terrorists, bandits, others in one week-DHQ

October 22, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said military operations conducted in the last one week has led to the killing and arrests of 35 suspected terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, oil thieves, illegal arms supplier, smugglers,  drug dealers and other criminals elements in the country. The DHQ, said between October 15 – 21, the military has continued to carry out series of ground and Read More

Nigerian Army ‘ll not clampdown on protesters – Activist

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Human Rights Activist and field researcher of the Global Amnesty Watch, Terrance Kuanum, has stated that the Launch of Exercise Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army would not clamp down on peaceful protesters across the country. He stated this during an interview with newsmen on Sunday. Kuanum believed that the Nigerian Army has evolved into a professional force with respect Read More

Why Boko Haram attacks persist in northern Borno – Report

October 13, 2020 Editor 0

A special rapporteur has blamed poor infrastructure for the continous presence of Boko Haram terrorits in northern Borno and recent attacks on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum.   Professor Philip Daheeda of the Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, made this revelation in a detailed report on behalf of the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC).  Daheeda said it Read More

IPOB and the rest of us

October 13, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

The activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra have generated some controversies in recent times, and this has led to scores of deaths that if care is not taken might escalate into an unimaginable proportion. IPOB, as it is fondly called, is not new to such controversies. As a fact, IPOB has thrived on disputes that often times not leads Read More

General Buratai as Nigeria’s diamond jubilee star

October 7, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Nigeria is 60, and this indeed calls for celebrations for the journey so far. It has been a journey of ups and downs, a journey of sorrows and lots of laughter, and a journey of incredible feats in the life of Nigeria. The 60-year-old journey of Nigeria can be a best seller any day and time because of the various Read More

Interest Lawyers write AGF, want prosecution of Journalist

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

A group of public interest lawyers under the umbrella body of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) has written the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, calling for the prosecution of a journalist, Mr. Ahmad Salkida, over alleged acts of terrorism. In the letter signed Eze Njokwu, Esq, Advocacy Officer of the group said Read More

Buhari messiah of North East – Gana

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

Security expert and public affairs analyst, Dr. Abubakar Gana, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the messiah of Northeast, Nigeria. Dr. Gana said he drew the conclusion based on what the current  administration has done to secure the lives of citizens in the Northeast and to assure them that they are part of Nigeria. In the statement issued in Abuja Read More

Investigation: Nigerian Army most sought after security agency in Nigeria

October 5, 2020 Lawrence Audu 0

The spate of insecurity in Nigeria has elicited concern from various stakeholders. The activities of Boko Haram insurgents, militant groups, armed bandits, kidnappers and other forms of criminalities have indeed tasked our security agencies. Not only has the continued state of insecurity threatened the very fabric of national integration in the country and created the ecology of fear, disquiet and Read More

President Buhari and the northern Borno conundrum

October 4, 2020 Abba Alli 0

If there is anything that bothers the president today, it is the case of northern Borno state where our troops are still battling remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. This area remains the sore point of the seemingly dwindling war against terrorists in the North-East region of Nigeria. According to the words of Governor Babagana Zulum, when President Muhammadu Buhari visited Read More

Nigerian @60: Inter-Faith clerics end special prayers, worship in Abuja

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP), Friday, prophesied years of prosperity ahead for Nigeria at the end of its special thanksgiving, praise and prayer session to mark the country’s diamomd jubilee.  At the colourful event held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the clerics celebrated the nation’s 60th independence anniversary in grand style, declaring an open heaven upon Nigeria.  Read More

Nigerian Army as applicants’ preference for recruitment

October 2, 2020 Subomi Adejare 0

Youth unemployment in Nigeria has been a worrisome trend in recent times. The government has initiated quite a several initiatives towards addressing this challenge. However, there seems to be a current trend in addressing the unemployment challenge in the country, and it is coming from the unlikely of places. The Nigerian Army in recent times has provided that platform where Read More

Group faults Zulum’s call for Chadian Soldiers to fight Boko Haram

October 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Citizens Against Insurgency (CAI) has condemned the call by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state for Chadian troops to help fight Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as “irresponsible” and “ill-conceived”.  According to the group, “No governor worth the mandate supposedly given to him by the electorate, who are Nigerians, should ruminate over such outrageous proposition talk less of voicing it Read More

Military kills scores of ISWAP fighters in Lake Chad fringes

September 30, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed scores of Islamic State West Africa Province  (ISWAP)  fighters  and destroyed their hideouts and logistics structures at Tumbuma Baba, one of the Island settlements on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen.  John Enenche said the operation was conducted on 29 Read More

Baga: Zulum meets families of fallen policemen, CJTF

September 29, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Monday met families of policemen and Civilian JTF volunteers ambushed on Friday while on their way to Baga as security backup. Zulum was at the headquarters of Borno state police command in Maiduguri where the bereaved families gathered to receive him. “I am purposely here to sympathise and condole with you our brothers Read More

Zulum: Sustain onslaught against terrorists in Borno, CSOs tell military

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Civil Society Organisations have urged the Nigerian military to sustain its current onslaught against terrorists in northern Borno.  According to the CSOs, the recent attacks by the sect is a propaganda attempt, born out of desperation to remain relevant amidst massive success by the troops.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja through its Read More

Air force jets, gunships strike terrorists in 3 Borno villages

September 28, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships killed several terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and logistic structure during air interdiction at Arina Woje, Warshale and Valangide villages of Borno state. The air strike were executed on 26 September 2020, under a subsidiary operation code named HAIL STORM 2, according to Coordinator Defence Media  Operations,  Maj.  Gen.  John Read More