Boko Haram killed over 1,000 in one week –Borno Senator

Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas, Ahmed Zannah Khalifa, has alleged that over 1,000 people have been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the last one week in the North East region of the country.Khalifa, who is representing Borno Central in the Senate, spoke on Sunday in an interview with the Daily…

Yobe state spends N6bn on Army’s logistics to fight against Boko Haram terrorism

The Yobe State Government has spent over N6 billion on logistics to support the Army and other security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the last 27 months.The gesture was aimed at protecting people’s lives and property against terrorism, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said. Gaidam stated this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs and Information, Abdullahi Bego, in Damaturu, the state capital.The governor said that since the insurgents’ deadly onslaught of November 4, 2011 on Damaturu, the increasing security cost had eroded the state’s meagre resources from monthly Federation Accounts allocations.

Fresh Boko Haram Scare Hits Imo Nigeriens, Northerners Flood Owerri

Palpable fear and uneasy calm is gradually enveloping in Imo state following the unprecedented increase in the number of Nigerians and Northerners in the state.It would be recalled that the PDP in Imo state had at a press briefing few weeks ago raised alarm about possible Boko Haram in Imo when it alleged that people from the Northern part of the country where activities of Boko Haram is dominant were being trained at the state government built ICAPS complex on Egbu road Owerri. Later discoveries indicate that youths from a particular Northern state were undergoing training at ICAPS. The trainees were later sent back to the respective state by concerned authorities in Imo.

We are seeing hell – Borno Elders

The Bornu Elders, Monday gave a graphic details of how life in Borno and the entire north east has been reduced to hell by the activities insurgents.Addressing a gathering of Northern Elders Forum in Kano, Zanna Hassan Boguma who delivered a goodwill message on behalf of Borno Elders Forum declared that the entire region is now engaged in full time war from enemy within.Boguma stated that “we have been seeing hell, our people are constantly decimated, our towns and villages razed, properties destroyed, schools and places of worship burnt, even innocent travelers were not spared” .

Abacha’s award: SERAP backs Soyinka, wants FG to disclose spending on centenary celebration

Former Head of State, Sani AbachaSocio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has backed Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka’s rejection of the centenary award, and said that “any public award to indicted corrupt public officials sends a wrong message and amounts to a triumph of corruption over public probity and integrity.”The organization also “wants the Federal…

2015 Imo guber ticket: Okorocha, aide on collision course

FROM GEORGE ONYEJIUWA,OWERRIAs preparations for the 2015 general elections intensify, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and his former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development and currently chairman of Imo State Housing cooperation, Prince Charles Onuoha may be heading for a collision over the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).It will be recalled that…

Top Military Officers Blast Maku for Warning Them Against Coup

The minister of information, Labaran Maku, is in trouble for daring to warn the military against intervening in the ongoing political logjam as top military officers have frowned against such ‘ill-advice’ from a civilian. With feelers coming from the military, the “talk-talk” minister may have advised a wrong audience as not fewer than seven top…