Nigeria must protect civilians amid the alarming increase in attacks: Amnesty International (Press Release)

BY Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International is alarmed by the increase in attacks by unknown gunmen on people in north-east Nigeria and called on the government to take effective measures to protect the people and prevent further human rights abuses.     “Since the beginning of this year the attacks have intensified. Over 600 people have been killed…

Boko Haram stops over 15,000 pupils from schooling, which excludes thousands killed …destroys over 200 schools so far.

Activities  of the Boko Haram sect has resulted in no fewer than 15,000 pupils  dropping out of school in Borno State in the last one year, a  non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has said.The group, which made this known on  Thursday, also claimed that the actions of the sect had led to the  destruction of no…

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Jonathan acting out alone as Obasanjo, Buhari, Mark refused to show up.

THREE of President Goodluck Jonathan’s successors-ex-President  Olusegun Obasanjo; ex-Heads of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)  and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida – as well as President of the Senate, David  Mark, were on Thursday absent from the country’s centenary being held in  Abuja.They did not attend the international conference held as part of  activities marking the…

UNBELIEVABLE: Nigerian Soldiers Run Away from Boko Haram! A Pastor in the Shuwa area told AFP that Nigerian soldiers ran into the bush on sighting Boko Haram men.

When the governor of Borno State, who is on ground and knows what is going on in his state, said those who have been recruited by the Boko Haram are better armed and motivated than the Nigerian Army, people like Doyin Okupe who haven’t been to Borno since the killings started insulted the governor. But…

While T.A Orji is busy chasing Senate seat that will never happen, hoodlums are active kidnapping two market women and baby in Abia.

by GEORGE OPARA Gunmen  and Kidnappers appear to be on the prowl again in Abia State as they  have kidnapped two market women and a six-month old baby boy.They perpetrated their nefarious act by feigning to be operators of  taxi cabs and motorcyclists Aba, the commercial nucleus of the state,  and Umuahia, the state capital.Yesterday,…

MASSIVE rape in Uni-Osun; many injured.

Uni-OsunArmed  hoodlums, yesterday, invaded the hostel of students of the Osun State  University main campus in Osogbo and allegedly raped some female  students while some male students were injured.The hoodlums, according to sources, stormed the hostel located at Oke  Bale area outside the university campus in the evening and stole some  property belonging to the…

Tension as child traffickers invade Onitsha

From EMMANUEL UZOR, OnitshaUneasy calm reigns in  Onitsha, Anambra State as child theft has  assumed a dangerous dimension in the commercial city with the emergence  of a syndicate that allegedly steals  children from Calabar, Cross River  State and uses  Onitsha as its sales point.However, luck ran out on two suspected female members of the  syndicate…