Zulum convoy attack: Lead calls for Boko Haram to surrender, group tells Borno elders

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has charged fellow elders from the North-east to lead the call for Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.  In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Simon Shango, and made available to newsmen on Monday, the PEC challenged leaders and stakeholders from the region to rise up against the terrorists.  The PEC’s call followed the recent attack Read More

Gana: Tiv youth group commends Army

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Advancement Vanguard ( TYAV) has heaped praises and commendations on the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the killing of wanted militia warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in a gun battle. Gana who terrorised communities in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa and particularly Katsina-ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue was killed during Read More

How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

North-east govs’ forum appoints Sen. Aji as secretary

September 17, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Northeast Governors Forum (NGF) has appointed Senator Muhammad Abba Aji as executive secretary in charge coordinating the forum’s affairs. He is also head of secretariat for an initial period of years. Borno governor who is chairman of the forum, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, conveyed the appointment in a letter he signed, which was dated September 15, 2020. “Following the Read More

Nigeria @60: APC youths laud Buhari, military for ‘defeating Boko Haram’

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Solidarity Vanguard (NYSV) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for putting an end to Boko haram activities.  The APC youths, in a statement through its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Abdulmuminu Kabir, on Wednesday said President Buhari has kept his promise of securing the country and defeating the terrorist Read More

Buhari, military efforts in North East under-reported – Don

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

A University lecturer at the Kwararafa University, Dr Uzah Thomas, has observed the prevailing security situation in Northeast Nigeria and revealed that efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and that of the military in dealing with security situation in the region is grossly under-reported. Dr. Thomas who is also the head of Mass Communication Department of the University, said Read More

Banditry: Matters arising as Buratai comes to the rescue

September 14, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

When service chiefs were appointed in July 2015, like many people with keen interest in the polity especially security. I went further to dig into the profile of the newly appointed chiefs. They all seem to be great choices made by Mr President. However one of them exceptionally caught my attention, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai. With a physically imposing Read More

North West counter banditry campaign and the Buratai formulae

September 13, 2020 Moses Mbu 0

2015 was a turning point in Nigeria for several reasons. President Buhari won elections as an opposition candidate, which is a very rare occurrence in this part of the world. He thereafter made what I call one of the best appointments ever. In changing the service chiefs, the President appointed core professionals and battle tested soldiers to head the military. Read More

Withdraw your statement on Gana, youth group tells Suswam

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) has called on the lawmaker representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to withdraw his statement on notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which make up the senatorial district which the ex-governor represents and was among the worst affected Read More

NEDC and transparency in governance

September 2, 2020 Deborah Obeweh 0

Transparency, as one of the basic principles of good governance, implies the public insight in the work of public administration and bodies. Citizens should be enabled to inspect the work of the public administration as well as the availability of instruments for monitoring the decision-making process. Also, citizens should be familiar with the regulations applied in the procedure for exercising Read More

MNJTF facilitates return of nurse abducted by terrorists

August 28, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) has said thst it has facilitated the return of a Nigerian Nurse abducted by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) since the beginning of 2020. Spokesperson of the MJTF, a military coalition formed by countries within the Lake Chad region to fight terroriam and  headquartered at Ndjamena, Chad Republic,  Col.  Mohammed Dole said the Read More

Air force kills ISWAP commanders, fighters in Lake Chad area, southern Borno

August 19, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

As the military continue its onslaught against terrorists in North east Nigeria, the Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole,  under a subsidiary Operation HAIL STORM, have killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders during air strike at Bukar Mean along the fringes of Lake Chad area of Borno state. The strikes also destroyed several logistic Read More

DICON on the match to regain lost glory – Magashi

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Minister of Defence,  Maj.  Gen.  Bashir Magashi (rtd),  has said that the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)  was on the match to regain its lost glory by maintaining global acceptable standard  in the production military weapons and equipment. The Minister said this Thursday in Kaduna while concluding a two-day working visit to DICON Kaduna,  where he inaugurated the Read More

North-east govs elect Zulum pioneer chair

August 9, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governors in the North-east have unanimously elected Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, as pioneer chairman of the forum. His tenure is to last for a period of two years. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the forum’s second meeting which held in Maiduguri Sunday. The meeting was attended by governors of Adamawa, Ahmadu Read More

Buratai ‘leads battle to flush out Boko Haram in North East’

April 11, 2020 NAN 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He said that Buratai disclosed this while addressing the troops of Special Super Read More

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NHRC, UNHCR train human rights monitors in North-east

March 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

Disturbed by the increasing rate of human rights violation in the North east states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has change its focus in the North-east from protection issue to human right abuses. Consequently, the commission has trained human rights monitors to document human right issues in the region. Speaking at the training workshop Read More

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Planned withdrawal of military’ll be gradual – Buhari

January 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-assured Nigerians that the planned withdrawal of the military from areas where peace had been restored “will not be done in a manner that will expose communities to more risks of attacks.” The president’s assurance followed reservations expressed in certain quarters about the consequences of military withdrawal from some troubled spots across the country. The decision Read More

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North-east: Challenges of governance

November 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is indisputable that the North East sub-region is the worst hit by security challenges confronting the country. The insurgency and attacks on communities have unleashed unprecedented destruction and massive displacement of people. The socio- economic life of the people and infrastructure have also been senselessly destroyed. Today kidnappings taking place in states like Adamawa and Taraba have compounded the Read More

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Media expert urges FG to empower youths in North-east

September 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The founder of TNT event Sophie Tarfa has urged the Nigerian government to channel more attention on youths especially those from the north-eastern part of the country who are affected by Boko Haram crises. Tarfa made this statement recently, at a press conference in Abuja. She said the insecurity in the north-east has made youths in the area vulnerable. “The Read More

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Eid-El-Fitr: Celebrations peaceful in Northeast

June 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

The Eid-El-Fitri festivities was on Tuesday celebrated peacefully in States within the Northeast sub-region that had been grappling with security challenges. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and neighbouring Jigawa, report that the festivities took place without any ugly incident. NAN reports that the authorities in some of the states, namely Borno Read More

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North East Development Commission: Accolades and advice

May 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

All patriotic Nigerians, especially those devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, once more commend President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating the Board of the North East Development Commission and for appointing two illustrious sons of the region, Maj. Gen Paul C. Tarfa (Rtd) and Mohammed Goni Alkali, as chairman and the managing director, respectively. The two, if Read More