South South Youth Leaders Threaten President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has been warned by his kinsmen under the auspices of the Forum of Past Youth Leaders of ethnic nationalities in the South South zone not to contest the 2015 general election, Vanguard reports. The ex-youth leaders threatened that if the President decided to go ahead and contest the 2015 general elections, he…

400,000 persons displaced by Boko Haram, says NEMA

 by Kayode Idowu The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said that 400,000 persons had been internally displaced in the troubled North-eastern region of the country from January 2014 till date. Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the information officer of the Northeast zonal office of the agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, said the number…

Ultimatum to Jonathan on Chibok Girls: Shut up, you’re rabble-rousers, NEC tells NEF

    Says this is not time to criticise, but to join hands with FG to fight insurgency By Henry Umoru ABUJA —  A group of Northern elders under the aegis, Northern Elders Council, NEC, yesterday, took a swipe at the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, for asking President Goodluck Jonathan to forget about contesting in…

Thousands fleeing Boko Haram for safe haven

by: Our Reporter Thousands of Nigerians fleeing Islamist militants are searching for sanctuary, say government and international relief officials. No thanks to the latest Boko Haram’s campaign to seize the Northeast. Gwoza, a town of about 50,000 near Nigeria’s remote border with Cameroon, is worse hit, reports Wall Street Journal Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians…

National Conference final report divides North & South

SOUTHERN and Middle Belt delegates at the National Conference, yesterday, told their northern colleagues and the country that there was no hidden agenda in the draft Constitution produced by the Secretariat of the Conference, saying that it was an insult to allege that President Goodluck Jonathan was planning third term using the delegates.Drawn from the South- South, South-East and South-West geo- political zones of the country and the Middle Belt, the delegates backed the draft Constitution, which they described as a product of resolutions reached by all delegates including northern delegates.They stressed that if the entire report produced by the Conference was fully implemented by President Jonathan, it would give birth to a new Nigeria.

Women dropping hijab over female Islamic terrorists Boko Haram suicide bombings

Women in Kano are abandoning their traditional religious dress after a spate of suicide bombings by young girls with explosives under their hijab.The commercial city was hit last month by four separate attacks involving teenage girls in the Muslim dress, leaving at least nine people dead and scores more injured.Although no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, fingers have been pointed at Boko Haram, the Islamist militants blamed for a string of attacks on the city.

Thousands fleeing Islamic terrorists Boko Haram for safe haven

Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians fleeing Islamist militants are searching for sanctuary, say government and international relief officials, the latest fallout from Boko Haram’s campaign to seize the northeast of Africa’s most populous country. Local authorities said Tuesday that in a fresh exodus from violence, hundreds of people continued to flee Gwoza, a town of about 50,000 near Nigeria’s remote border with Cameroon that suspected Boko Haram fighters overran last Wednesday. Boko Haram has made the surrounding Borno state the epicenter of its insurrection against Nigerian soldiers, Christians and—increasingly—civilians who stand in its way.

Over 50 Islamic terrorists Boko Haram, 30 soldiers killed in Gwoza

No fewer than 50 Boko Haram members and over 30 soldiers have been feared killed in encounters around Pilka, Kirawa and Gwoza communities of Borno State in the last one week, a reliable security source has confirmed.It would be recalled that Boko Haram terrorists in a daring move last week captured the strategic town of Gwoza and abducted the new Emir of the town, Alhaji Muhammed Idrisa Timta, who took over from his late father killed by insurgents.