Boko Haram Kills 36 in Borno Attacks

By Michael Olugbode About 27 persons were feared killed in Sabon Gari village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, following the invasion of the village by members of the Boko Haram sect.Sources said the latest attack, which took place at about 6p.m. on Tuesday, left about 20 innocent civilians dead, while seven others…

Shot Abia Commissioner dies

By CHUKS ONUOHA, UmuahiaThe Abia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Ken Nwosu, who was shot last week by gunmen while on his way to his country home is dead.He died after medical doctors battled in vain to save his life for the five days he was in the hospital. Dr Nwosu, a   former executive director…

Jonathan Requests One Billion Dollar Foreign Bailout To Battle Boko Haram terrorists

Today, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with the Nigerian legislature for approval to borrow up to $1 billion, to help the military combat the Boko Haram insurgency.The request, delivered via a July 15th letter titled “Tackling ongoing security challenges for urgent action”, appealed for further “government to government” funding to fight mounting security issues. “You are…