Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said the Sultanate Council was committed to the education of the girl-child, debunking the notion that Islam is against the education of women. He also disclosed that preparations had reached advanced stage for the establishment of All- Women University of Medical Sciences in Sokoto state. Speaking at…
A manager in Shell Development Petroleum Company (SDPC) Nigeria and a businessman have been allegedly killed in Rivers State by fraudsters impersonating as women on a dating site. The corpses of the victims and one other unidentified person have been recovered in a bush by the police in the state. The late Shell manager, Mr.…
A former Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Brig.-Gen Williams Obene (retd.), has said the Federal Government has failed in its war against Boko Haram by not declaring a total war against the terrorist group. In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, the retired general, who said he pioneered the Nigerian Army Counter-Terrorism and…
A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Far East as a counter-terrorist specialist, explained that Nigeria is under siege from terrorists from other lands.He advised the Nigerian government to seek help in dealing with the insurgency.
AbubakaR Shekau, leader of the militant Boko Haram Islamist group, yesterday claimed responsibility for last week’s bombing of a crowded bus station in Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, the nation’s capital.The twin bomb blasts killed at least 75 people and left hundreds seriously wounded.The outlawed insurgent commander made the claims in a 28-minute video message posted online on
In spite of the evil machinations of terrorists, criminals and their collaborators, our administration remains ardently focused on efforts to successfully execute the Federal Government’s Agenda for National Transformation and achieve sustained development.” With these words, President Goodluck Jonathan sued for peace as Christians celebrate Easter today.Many governors and leaders in the country echoed his sentiment.“My belief in our ability to overcome all retrogressive and divisive forces in our midst and build a strong, united and prosperous nation by turning our unique diversity into a source of strength remains unshaken and we will
The war of words between Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and the Presidency continued last night on genocide in the North. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, lambasted Nyako for daring to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan and said Nyako did not deserve to be a governor given his utterances in recent times.Nyako fired back, accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of being incompetent.The governor, who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmed Sajoh, said the response by
PARENTS and relations of students of the Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State abducted by suspected insurgents returned home yesterday without any of the girls.They alleged no soldier went in search of the girls because none of them was at sight throughout their stints in the farthest parts of the bush.The parents told the Hausa service of the BBC that throughout their 12- hour search in the forest, they did
The annual Afia Olu festival turned bloody yesterday in Oko, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State.One of the soldiers, allegedly invited by the paramount ruler of the community, Prof Laz Ekwueme, to stop youth from observing the festival killed a masquerade.It was gathered that the paramount ruler had ordered no masquerade should perform during the festival, which did not go down well with the youth.