Panic in Borno/Adamawa communities

    By TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, MAIDUGURI …As Boko Haram insurgents flee Gwoza Fear has gripped residents of some communi­ties around the border of Borno and Ad­amawa states following rumours that Boko Ha­ram insurgents fleeing from Gwoza may attack their communities. Ezekiel Musa and Markus Yalah, both residents of Askira, south of Borno and Madagali in…

Fire destroys over 100 shops in Ibadan market

GOODS worth over N1billion were destroyed in a fire inferno that ravaged parts of the popular Aleshinloye market in Ibadan,Oyo state capital at the weekend.Men of the State Fire Service yesterday successfully quenched the raging fire, which began on Friday night.Hundreds of affected traders were seen wailing over the huge loss, calling on well- meaning individuals and government at all levels to come and assist them.

Cameroon orders security agents to hide intelligence from corrupt Nigeria

Strong indications have emerged that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, is not cooperating with the country in the efforts to stop the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and its borders.Investigations on Friday revealed that the Cameroonian government had issued a directive to all its military commanders in charge of border areas with Nigeria to keep all critical information about Boko Haram away from Nigeria.

Chadian soldiers free Hausa/Fulani Islamic terrorists Boko Haram captives

Chad’s troops have rescued most of the 100 people kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect, following a successful military operation against the sect.The terrorist group earlier this month kidnapped 100 people, according to a Nigerian security official and a local self-defence member.The Associated Press reported that the rescue operation took place on Friday.

Sacked doctors:Says negotiations with FG will continue after 16,000 sacked resident doctors are recalled

The Nigerian Medical Association has vowed not to suspend the ongoing strike  unless the Federal Government reverses the sacking of  16, 000 resident doctors.The Lagos State Chairman of the association, Dr. Tope Ojo, who spoke at a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, vowed that the NMA would only resume negotiations with the Federal Government when it reverses the sacking of the doctors.

Lies: Nigerian Troops Are Capable Of Fighting Boko Haram–Major General Olukolade

Major General Chris Olukolade TIME Speaking at a media interaction organised by INigerian Initiative, a non-governmental organisation active in the redefinition of Nigerians’ perception of their country, Olukolade insisted that either in hardware or in training, men of the Nigerian armed forces have everything it takes to combat the current enemy. “The Nigerian military is…

Babangida warns Jonathan over deployment of soldiers for elections •FG disagrees, APC backs Babangida

  Babangida issued the warning in an interview with newsmen in his Hill Top Mansion in Minna, Niger State, to mark his 73rd birthday, which comes up tomorrow.President Goodluck Jonathan, as the Commander- in-Chief, has developed a template for providing security during elections using soldiers along with other security forces.He did this in the governorship…