Boko Haram, ISIS must not link up —FG •Says Nigeria will never surrender to terror •Meets US, UK, China, Kenya

THE Government, on Wednesday, warned that the Boko Haram sect must not be allowed to establish fresh links with the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This was as it called the parties involved in combating terrorism to continue to break any operational link between Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, El Shabab and other…

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…

2015: It’s wrong to say Jonathan shouldn’t contest – Kalu, ex-Abia gov

Recently, the former governor of Abia State and Founder, SLOK Group, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, went to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where he donated some computer sets and promised rewards for the best graduating students of the insti­tution.After the event, he retired to his NEYA Camp at Igbere, Abia State, where he ad­dressed…

Zoo’s Army propaganda: 10,000 dismissed Nigerian soldiers beg for recall

A group of dismissed Nigerian soldiers have appealed to the Presidency and the Nigerian Security Council to look into their cases and recall them, having not been properly discharged from the army. Some of the dismissed soldiers who spoke to newsmen in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Thursday, said that since 1979, about 10,000 soldiers…

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.