The Emir of Gwoza in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Ahaji Idrissa Timta, was yesterday killed along with two police esc orts during an ambush by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram.Three emirs including Timta and those of Askira, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibn Muhammed Askirama II and Uba, Alhaji Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza II were travelling to Gombe for the burial of the Emir of Gombe Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar who died in a London Hospital Tuesday evening when they were attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents at about 9am along the Gombi-Garkida-Biu road.
Somehow, the issue of creating a new state in the South-East appears to be suffering
The chairman of the Chibok local government area of Borno State, Hon Bana Lawan, has called on the federal government to give special package in terms of scholarship to the abducted schoolgirls as soon as they are rescued.The chairman, who made the appeal during Stakeholders Validation Meeting of Draft Humanitarian Response Plan for Chibok, Borno State, organised by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja, added that the girls should be relocated outside Borno State to continue their education to guard against stigmatisation and enable them regain their confidence.
No fewer than 5,000 youths have already applied for enlistment into the Nigerian Army in the ongoing recruitment exercise, a reliable military source has disclosed.The source said the applications done on line as directed by the authority is from youths across the country, but with the North having the highest number.Although Army headquarters described the response to the call for application as overwhelming, it refused to
Mallam Shehu Sani a Civil Rights activist, has said the only way to gegt back Chobok girls is by negotiating with Boko Haram sect. He also said, people should desist from doubting if former president, Olusegun Obasanjo held a meeting or not in Ogun State with some relatives of Boko Haram members. Here is how Thenation reports it;Civil Rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, said in Kaduna Wednesday that he led a delegation of some families of
By Saharareporters, New York The controversial arrest and detention, running nearly four years, of Tamunotonye Kunais has come to an end, say leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, known by the acronym ‘MEND,’ in a public statement.Their statement, obtained by SaharaReporters, details his controversial arrest in December of 2010. In a rare gesture of appreciation, MEND said the Nigerian Government acted in
Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, on Thursday disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan has announced amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect as parts of his administration’s youths-friendly programmes and policies. Haruna disclosed this while giving an overview of youth’s position in the present administration’s transformation agenda at a special event tagged “A…
The African country of Nigeria supplies nearly 3% of the world’s oil, and is currently the top producer in Africa. Despite the country’s vast natural wealth and exports, the average person in Nigeria does not live so well.According to the CIA World Factbook, the average life expectancy is only 52.6 years. Only 61.3% of the population is literate. 29% of Nigerians between the age of 5 and 14 are child laborers.The government of Nigeria has long been a tool of European and US corporations. In 2013, the Nigerian regime
The United States said, yesterday, that it does not have information to support the claim by the Nigerian military that it knows the whereabouts of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh said on Monday that the military knew the location of the schoolgirls, abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic sect on April 14.Badeh’s claim has also reportedly incurred the wrath of the Presidency.
Boko Haram Islamist sect, yesterday, killed 51 persons and injured 12 others in separate attacks in Borno State. In one of the attacks on Gurmushi village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, the terrorists killed 42 persons and set the entire village ablaze, leaving many of the villagers displaced and taking refuge in Cameroon.Marte is a border community with Chad and Cameroon, which had witnessed deadly attacks in recent times, including the military offensive on some terrorists camps along the Lake Chad Basin, where many of the terrorists were killed last year.