Scores dead as Boko Haram terrorists assails communities in Borno, Adamawa

At least, no fewer than 8 communities and villages bordering Cameroon Republic, Gwoza, Askira Cuba Local Government Areas of Borno state and Madagali, the headquarters of Gulak Local Government Area of Borno state were on Thursday afternoon razed and completely sacked when some suspected Boko Haram terrorists laid separate ambushes, living scores dead, several others injured with displacement of residents into the bush for safety.Our Correspondent gathered from reliable sources that the insurgents who had separated themselves into groups and stormed Yaza, Kirshinga, Kwargulam, Kuda, Shuwari Bayan kogi of  Madagali in Adamawa state and some remote villages near Lassa in Askira -Uba at about 2pm wrecked havoc by killing several people including aged, youth and teenagers before

India now Nigeria’s largest crude importer

LAGOS (AFP) – Oil-rich Nigeria said on Thursday that India has replaced the United States as its largest crude importer, accounting for more than a quarter of its daily output.“The US, which had traditionally taken the bulk of Nigeria’s crude, has in recent months drastically reduced its demand, which now stands at about 250,000 barrels per day,” the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said in a statement.“India, however, now purchases some 30 percent of Nigeria’s daily crude production which currently hovers around 2.5 million barrels,” it said, quoting senior official Tim Okon.

Stop politicising security problem, Ohaneze tells Arewa youths

OHANEZE Ndigbo Youth Council [OYC] has lashed at the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum [AYCF] over the latter’s attack on South East Governors on the arrest last Sunday of 486 suspected insurgents in Abia section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt express road by soldiers.AYCF was reported to have warned South East governor to stop the arrest of Northerners in their area, saying that the people arrested were not Boko Haram insurgents.Reacting to the position of AYCF, Ohaneze Youth Council warned their Arewa Youths counterpart to “stop politicizing the security problem in the country”, and reminded AYCF that the 486 suspects were arrested by the nation’s security operatives not South East governors.

Official Work begins on 2nd Niger Bridge

Preliminary works have commenced on the construction of the long awaited Second River Niger Bridge in Anambra.The Chairman of the construction firm – Julius Berger- retired AVM Nurudeen Imam, said this in Abuja at the company’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday.Imam said the company successfully entered the Public Private Partnership (PPP) market and was selected as preferred bidder for the second River Niger Bridge project.The chairman stated that the firm also commissioned the Lekki-Ikoyi (Admiralty-Alexander) Link Bridge, West Africa’s first cable bridge.

Gov Amaechi held hostage by soldiers and federal government security agents

The Rivers State Government has expressed concern about the safety of Governor Chibuike Amaechi, alleging that he is “is right now being held hostage commando style by soldiers and federal government security agents in Odudu, Ondo state.”The allegation was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari.Continuing, she said: “Governor Amaechi as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and as an APC governor and chieftain had left Port Harcourt this morning for Ekiti state where he was to join his brother governor in his last mega rally before the elections.

How NFVCB wants the truth in the “Half of a yellow sun” removed so that its purpose will be defeated, though NFVCB denies this.

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Wednesday reiterated that it did not ban the movie “Half of A Yellow Sun ’’ as being speculated. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Caesar Kagho, Acting Head, and Corporate Affairs of NFVCB, in Abuja.The statement said it had become necessary for NFVCB…