Alleged terror sponsorship: PDP dares APC

By TAIWO AMODU, Abuja… Says, you’re twisting factsThe Peoples Democrat­ic Party (PDP) has urged the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) to reveal all the facts as pre­sented by the Australian ne­gotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, hired by the Federal Govern­ment to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Addressing newsmen on Tuesday on…

Boko Haram: Bodies litter Bama town

PHOTO: Book Haram snipersBodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said.On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had…

Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram captures another border town, Banki, in Borno

Twenty four hours after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bama town in Borno state, the sect members yesterday, in a convoy of Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles took over another border town of Banki, after killing unconfirmed number of residents, as others fled to Cameroon. According to a resident, Ibrahim Musa, in a telephone interview from Cameroonian border village yesterday, the Nigerian Custom Services, NCS, Nigerian Immigration Services, NIS, military and police posts at Banki border areas were deserted by security personnel manning them, two hours after the attack on Tuesday night.

Nigeria drops to 127th position in global competitiveness

Despite being Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria’s global competitiveness has dropped seven places to 127th position.According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, Infrastructure (human and physical) continue to be Nigeria’s toughest challenges.The report attributed the decline in global competitiveness “to weakness in public finances (as a result of lower oil exports), continuing institutional frailty and deterioration in national security.”

USA warns Missing planes in Libya may be used for terrorist attack

United States officials fear Islamic militants have stolen nearly a dozen commercial planes in Libya which could be used to carry out 9/11-style terrorist attacks in the region.Eleven commercial jets operated by two state-owned airlines went missing last month, after militant group Libyan Dawn overtook the international airport in the capital city of Tripoli.