Urgent need to create preaching regulatory agency

July 22, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

One minor issue yet mighty one that continually causes crisis in most parts of Nigeria and most especially in the north is the religious difference partly because as the region is home to majority Muslim and minority Christians in some states and vice versa. Nigerians in their culture respect and revere religious leaders than any other person in their lives. Read More

Troops rescue 17 in Borno, foil attempt to abduct commuters

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army said troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed Read More

Between Kanu, Igboho, Gumi and southern governors

July 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Southern governors last week rose from their second-ever meeting with a communique sounding more like one by Niger Delta militants in their heydays. While some of their conclusions are in the national interest, some smack of arm twisting and blackmail. For instance, their position on the removal of electronic transmission of election results from the Electoral Act is spot on. Read More

Group welcomes DHQ’s skill acquisition training for retired military personnel

July 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The North-East Peoples Forum has welcome a 3-day skill acquisition training for retired military veterans organized the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and the Small and Medium Development Agency. The group in a press release Saturday, signed by its president Waziri Gombe, said the 3-days training held in Gombe from 23 – 25 at Read More

Nigeria besieged by massive security threats for past 12 years – Buhari

July 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigeria had been under the siege of massive security threats, but gave the assurance that his administration was determined to reverse the trend through promotion of national security and development. Buhari, who identified the threats challenging Nigeria as Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as activities of secessionist and armed militias among Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 Editor 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

Fight against insurgency: COAS visits Shehu of Borno, pledges to work with traditional institutions

June 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said the traditional leaders were critical to the success of ongoing operation to end Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism in the Northeast. According to a statement Saturday by Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division Nigerian Army/Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI Col. Ado Isa, COAS made this known during a Read More

The power of motivation: The Farouq Yahaya (COAS) way

June 25, 2021 Uba Sanni 0

Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, once said that “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” That is what the new dispensation in the Nigerian Army under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya is most likely to witness. During his Read More

Troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno forest

June 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Monday says troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North-east Operation HADIN KAI in conjunction with the Air Task Force on Sunday 20 June killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists groups around Wartek in the general area of Lambom forest. Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement,  said, “Acting Read More

Don’t relocate Lassa Technical College

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rumours have been making the rounds of plans to relocate Technical College Lassa in Borno state allegedly as the result of insurgency in the North East. The rumour is apparently being orchestrated by some mischief makers who don’t see anything good in Borno state recovering from the over one decade destruction by the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

Breaking: ISWAP frees UN aid worker, others 5 months after

June 14, 2021 Editor 0

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks in Northeast Nigeria. According to reports, the aid workers were freed by the group on Monday alongside other civilian captives, after negotiations. Among those released is a staff of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees abducted along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Jan Idris Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

This thing called ‘Boko’!

June 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

In it, there lies a dangerous legend growing at a speed faster than the growing meadows in the fen, this ‘Boko’! It means different things to different people. The most popular notion implied in the concept of ‘Boko’ has been its association with the utter vulgarity of today’s ‘Boko Haram’ – its decorousness. Whereas the literal meaning in this coinage Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

7 years after, Chibok school resumes

June 7, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

After seven years of closure, Government secondary school Chibok in Borno state on Monday resumed school activities. The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, made this latest development known via his official Facebook page. According to him: “We will never allow that unfortunate incident or something similar to that weaken our determination towards providing free and compulsory education to every Read More

Insecurity: We inherited insurgency from PDP – APC

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attributed the current level of insecurity in the country to the “inept manner” with which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the Boko haram terrorists while it held sway as the ruling party. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja by the Secretary to the APC national caretaker committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, the party Read More

Zulum congratulates new COAS, says Yahaya’s choice reaffirms Buhari’s focus on North-east

May 30, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, who assumed office Friday, following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari. Zulum, in a statement by his spokesman Malam Isa Gusau, said Buhari’s choice of a serving Theatre Commander of “Operation Hadin Kai”, once again, reflects Buhari’s consistency of making fight against insurgency Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

Troops kill 10 Boko-Haram terrorists in Rann

May 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have killed ten Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, the Headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno state. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Friday, said troops successfully destroyed one gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles.  The statement reads: “Barely hours into Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

Ridding the North of Boko Haram and other ills

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The destructive activities of Boko Haram insurgents have rendered a substantial part of Northern Nigeria prostrate due to its asymmetric modus operandi in destroying all the long term legacies so bequeathed by centuries of cultural and economic interactions of the early inhabitants. Analysts are of the strong opinion that illiteracy and poverty play significant roles in all the crises and Read More

Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (1966-2021)

May 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The nation was Friday thrown into mourning following the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other military personnel. Benjamin Samson captures the mood of the nation and citation of the late COAS. The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who died in a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Read More

Fintiri reference point at govs’ forum – Bala

May 22, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has canvassed for the re-election of Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in 2023. Bala described Fintiri as a reference point in Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF), and that he was known for his honestly and sincerity in engineering lots of development to Adamawa state. The Bauchi state governor stated this in Michika local government area Read More