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Italy Considers Military Action against Boko Haram

Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has said his country may consider contributing to tackling the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria. Speaking in Rome yesterday, Gentiloni said Italy would also help to tackle extremist groups in Libya. He said military action response to extremism was inevitable and implied military consequences.…


Mark: I Won’t Leave PDP Even If I’m Left Alone

Senate President, David Mark Says defectors are fair weather friends  *I’d rather resign from politics than defect, says Aliyu By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja and Aisha Wakaso in Minna
 Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday dispelled rumours making the rounds that he was contemplating dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress…


Council Boss Accuses Suswam of Burning INEC Office, Petitions NHRC

Governor Gabriel Suswam By Tobi Soniyi
 The All Progressives Congress (APC) in  Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State has submitted a petition against the state governor, Gabriel Suswam over allegations of intimidation and the burning down of the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the area. According to him, preliminary reports…


Osinbajo May Head APC Transition Committee

Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Israel congratulates Buhari, pledges assistance against terrorism Onyebuchi Ezigbo in AbujaThere are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today constitute a transition committee to be headed by the Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to begin the transition process from the Jonathan administration to the incoming administration that will be…


UNHCR: Chibok Girls May Have Been Slaughtered in Bama

Insurgents kill four traders in Borno village African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit April 8 Senator Iroegbu 
with agency report    
 An official of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mr. Raad Zeid al Hussein, believes that the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram a year ago may have had…


Fulani Insurgents Raid Benue Again, Kill 31

The attacks which cut across three wards of Turan, Tombo and Tse Vir were carried out simultaneously between 5am and 5:30am. Fulani insurgents on Wednesday again attacked and raided villages in Logo Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State killing about 31 persons in the process. The attacks which cut across three wards of Turan,…


Fayose Lifts Curfew as APC Petitions IGP Over Attack on Members

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti The Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose has lifted the dawn to dusk curfew imposed on the state in the wake of the declaration of the results of the last presidential election won by Major Gen Mohammed Buhari of the APC. Fayose in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Idowu Adelusi on Thursday said…


Jega: Cloned Voters’ Cards Cannot be Used for Polls

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega Chuks Okocha in Abuja
 Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has warned politicians and Nigerians intending  to undermine the electoral process by presenting cloned voters’ cards for accreditation during the polls that doing so will be an effort in…


As Nigeria is Burning Jonathan is Swearing in New Ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore in ‎eight ministers that were recently cleared by the Senate. The president equally effected a minor cabinet reshuffle as Dr.  Alhassan Khaliru‎ has been named Minister of Health while Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, (Ebonyi State) is now the new Minister of State, Health‎.…


Security Council Meets, Reviews Military Operations, Elections in N’East

Service chiefs  Minimah: No news yet on Chibok girls  NPAN: Polls must hold as scheduled Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja   With the rescheduled elections less than two weeks away, the Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said on Tuesday that though several towns and villages had been liberated by the military and regional…