Army chief denies engaging ex-militants, ex-servicemen

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah| credits: www.nigerreporters.comThe Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Kaduna denied alleged plan to enlist 10,000 former Niger Delta militants and ex-service men to boost the fight against the current insurgency in the North-East.The Northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, had on Thursday warned…

Boko Haram: Displaced persons take over churches in Borno

Thousands of internally-displaced persons have stormed churches in Borno State for refuge.The internally-displaced persons decided to seek refuge in the places of worship after members of the Boko Haram terrorist group sacked their communities.Some of the churches where the internally-displaced persons are taking refuge, Saturday PUNCH learnt are the Assembly of God, Wulari; Church of…

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T.B Joshua’s Synagogue Church Building Collapses 15 bodies recovered

A six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos, collapsed on Friday with no fewer than 50 persons feared dead. The building, which was under construction, was initially a two-storey building before the addition of four new floors which were under construction. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the building, which housed guests…

Mohammedan emirate of the North lists its case against President Jonathan

The North unleashed yesterday a blistering criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of “insensitivity.”The  North’s apex socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF), is not pleased with Dr. Jonathan’s handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.The ACF listed its grouses against the President and his administration in “an open letter to Mr.…

Army Chief Lt. Gen Minimah We don’t need ex-Niger Delta militants to defeat Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has denied the purported plan to enlist 10,000 ex-Niger Delta militants in Nigeria’s South-South and ex-service men to boost the fight against insurgents in the North-East. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) had yesterday warned the Nigerian Army against using ex-militants, who had benefitted from the late…

Group drags Ihejirika, Modu-Sheriff to International Criminal Court over alleged Boko Haram sponsorship

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), has written to the Trial Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands, requesting it to investigate allegations of complicity against government officials in the terrorism war by Boko Haram Islamist insurgents in Nigeria’s North-East.