No fewer than 5,000 youths have already applied for enlistment into the Nigerian Army in the ongoing recruitment exercise, a reliable military source has disclosed.The source said the applications done on line as directed by the authority is from youths across the country, but with the North having the highest number.Although Army headquarters described the response to the call for application as overwhelming, it refused to
Mallam Shehu Sani a Civil Rights activist, has said the only way to gegt back Chobok girls is by negotiating with Boko Haram sect. He also said, people should desist from doubting if former president, Olusegun Obasanjo held a meeting or not in Ogun State with some relatives of Boko Haram members. Here is how Thenation reports it;Civil Rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, said in Kaduna Wednesday that he led a delegation of some families of
By Saharareporters, New York The controversial arrest and detention, running nearly four years, of Tamunotonye Kunais has come to an end, say leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, known by the acronym ‘MEND,’ in a public statement.Their statement, obtained by SaharaReporters, details his controversial arrest in December of 2010. In a rare gesture of appreciation, MEND said the Nigerian Government acted in
Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, on Thursday disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan has announced amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect as parts of his administration’s youths-friendly programmes and policies. Haruna disclosed this while giving an overview of youth’s position in the present administration’s transformation agenda at a special event tagged “A…
The African country of Nigeria supplies nearly 3% of the world’s oil, and is currently the top producer in Africa. Despite the country’s vast natural wealth and exports, the average person in Nigeria does not live so well.According to the CIA World Factbook, the average life expectancy is only 52.6 years. Only 61.3% of the population is literate. 29% of Nigerians between the age of 5 and 14 are child laborers.The government of Nigeria has long been a tool of European and US corporations. In 2013, the Nigerian regime
The United States said, yesterday, that it does not have information to support the claim by the Nigerian military that it knows the whereabouts of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh said on Monday that the military knew the location of the schoolgirls, abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic sect on April 14.Badeh’s claim has also reportedly incurred the wrath of the Presidency.
Boko Haram Islamist sect, yesterday, killed 51 persons and injured 12 others in separate attacks in Borno State. In one of the attacks on Gurmushi village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, the terrorists killed 42 persons and set the entire village ablaze, leaving many of the villagers displaced and taking refuge in Cameroon.Marte is a border community with Chad and Cameroon, which had witnessed deadly attacks in recent times, including the military offensive on some terrorists camps along the Lake Chad Basin, where many of the terrorists were killed last year.
Hundreds of British troops are set to be sent to Nigeria to help local forces in their war with Al Qaeda-linked terrorists holding nearly 300 schoolgirls hostage.Details of the planned deployment show that plans have been drawn-up for UK soldiers to be flown to West Africa to provide specialist training to Nigerian forces as part of a package of assistance provided by the British government to tackle the threat posed by the increasingly bold militia.
Men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have shut down over 30 primary and secondary schools in Bolmo area of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, a reliable source in the area has said.Our source, a top-ranking personality in the area, spoke with reporters on Wednesday under conditions of anonymity. He revealed that the residents of the area have fully informed the security agencies of the latest development, adding that the suspected terrorists are in full control of the area. He also said they are recruiting youths at Gwani village of Gwaram, giving them the sum of N50,000 and brand new motorcycles.