Hundreds of British troops are set to be sent to Nigeria to help local forces in their war with Al Qaeda-linked terrorists holding nearly 300 schoolgirls hostage.Details of the planned deployment show that plans have been drawn-up for UK soldiers to be flown to West Africa to provide specialist training to Nigerian forces as part of a package of assistance provided by the British government to tackle the threat posed by the increasingly bold militia.
Men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have shut down over 30 primary and secondary schools in Bolmo area of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, a reliable source in the area has said.Our source, a top-ranking personality in the area, spoke with reporters on Wednesday under conditions of anonymity. He revealed that the residents of the area have fully informed the security agencies of the latest development, adding that the suspected terrorists are in full control of the area. He also said they are recruiting youths at Gwani village of Gwaram, giving them the sum of N50,000 and brand new motorcycles.
Senate Committee Member Denies Clearing NNPC or Minister Of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke Of Fraud
The Senate Committee on Finance has strongly denied recent media reports that it has
GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has accused students of being the brains behind the high level of crime and criminality in the state. Chief Okorocha, who stated this Tuesday in his pre-democracy day press briefing in Owerri, also disclosed that over 60 percent of criminals in the state were students. Although the governor fell…
Kala-Balge Villagers Allegedly Holding 40 Soldiers Caught In Boko Haram Raid As Prisoners:ENDS has received exclusive, distressing information that the villagers of Kala-Balge in Borno state, caught over 40 suspected soldiers of the Nigerian army and have held them prisoner since the defensive two weeks ago where they successfully thwarted a Boko Haram invasion and…
Fourteen soldiers, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Hassan Thlama of Buni Yadi Division and the station’s Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, and 12 civilians were among the victims of Boko Haram attacks in Yobe and Borno state yesterday.The terrorists launched their attacks in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State and Chinene village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.Buni Yadi is about 55 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, and had witnessed several attacks,
Igbo Delegates Assembly, IDA, in the 19 northern states and Abuja have called for the unconditional release of the over 250 Chibok Secondary School girls abducted since April 14, 2014 by the Boko Haram sect.The union which says it is in full support of a corporate and peaceful Nigeria also called on the Federal Government to use all possible means to secure the lives of the girls unharmed.The assembly stated this in a communiqué made available to newsmen after a crucial meeting held in Lokoja,
A delegation of the Northern States of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NSNGF, met Monday night with Governor Murtala Nyako and members of the Adamawa State House in a bid to settle the rift between the Executive and Legislative arms of government in the state.The delegation of the governors, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aliyu Magartada Wamakko met with Nyako and the legislators behind closed doors at the Government House, Yola.Governor Wamakko could not attend the meeting as his chartered aircraft had to return to Abuja due to bad weather.
The Federal Government is planning to construct the longest gas pipeline in the country from Calabar via Ajaokuta to Kano State.This is part of efforts aimed at ensuring steady supply of gas to meet growing market demand.Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday.
Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Tuesday advised Nigerians to desist from abusing her husband because