Boko Haram recruits Tuareg fighters •As sect, army claim control over Bama, Michika, Madagali •Cameroon kills 100 insurgents

by Chris Agbambu, Seyi Gesinde, Hassan Ibrahim, James Bwala and Christian Okeke THE war against insurgency in the country is entering a new dimension, as the Boko Haram Islamist group is believed to be recruiting Tuareg fighters to beef up its offensive against Nigerian military.ADVERTISEMENTAn indication to this was confirmed, when Cameroon’s Communications Minister, Issa…

Imo varsity PRO abducted

BY CHIDI NKWOPARAOWERRI – Palpable anxiety has gripped the management and staff of Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, following the reported abduction of the institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Nze Ralph Njoku-Obi, last Sunday.Vanguard gathered that unidentified armed hoodlums scaled through the perimeter fence of Njoku-Obi’s private residence in Owalla, Uratta, Owerri North local Council…

Australian negotiator: Jonathan owes Nigerians explanations —Northern Elders Forum •Says forum against Jonathan’s second term

THE Northern Elders Forum (NEF), on Monday, said it was alarmed over the silence of President Goodluck Jonathan regarding the revelations made by Australian cleric and international negotiator, Dr Steven Davies. The Australian had alleged that former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, were sponsors…