Panic in Enugu over rumour of impending Boko Haram attack •21 suspected insurgents moved to Abuja

Panic again gripped residents of Enugu State yesterday following a rumour that Boko Haram was set to bomb the Army Command Nursery and Primary School at the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in the state.It was gathered that tension gripped the people around the 82 Division when two persons were seen in a black colour Golf car patrolling the area dressed on white brocade. Their presence heightened fears.

Under reportage: Boko Haram victims hit six million –UN.

by Dayo Oketola, Fisayo Falodi, Kayode Idowu, Ademola Olonilua, Eric Dumo, and Jesusegun Alagbe No  fewer than six million residents of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states have  been directly affected by Boko Haram attacks, the United Nations Office  for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said in a recent  report obtained by Saturday PUNCH. The…

B’Haram restricts my movement –Jonathan.

 by Lekan Adetayo President  Goodluck Jonathan with the Chief Medical Director, Maitama District  Hospital, Dr. Adetoun Adetimehin, (l) and victims of the Emab Plaza bomb  blast (r) during the President’s visit to the hospital in President  Goodluck Jonathan on Friday admitted that the activities of the violent  Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have curtailed his movement…

Like flogging a dead Horse: UN sanctions B’Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Ansaru

by Sodiq Oyeleke The  United Nations Security Council has sanctioned Boko Haram leader,  Abubakar Shekau, and a splinter group, Ansaru on Wednesday. According to  Reuters, Shekau is the first individual while Ansaru is the  first entity to be so sanctioned since the Islamist militant group was  blacklisted. With this sanction, Shekau and Ansaru  will be…

Insecurity: NBA reminds Jonathan that his basic responsibility is to protect lives and properties of the citizens.

NBA President, Mr. Okey WaliThe  Nigerian Bar Association said on Thursday that the unabated loss of  lives in bomb attacks in the country was an indication that the efforts  of the Federal Government to tackle insecurity were not yielding  results.In a statement by its President, Mr. Okey  Wali (SAN), the NBA reminded the government that…

Abacha loot: TI blasts Jonathan for encouraging corruption

An  anti-corruption group, Transparency International, has faulted the  decision of the Federal Government to drop corruption charges against  Mohammed Abacha, son of the late military Head of State, Gen. Sani  Abacha.TI expressed this dissatisfaction in a statement by its Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa, Chantal Uwimana, on Thursday.The Federal Government had charged  Mohammed Abacha for…