INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon.

By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and…

American Security Expert: Nigeria Under Siege: Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab backing Boko Haram terrorists

A forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins has disclosed that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Far East as a counter-terrorist specialist, explained that Nigeria is under siege from terrorists from other lands.He advised the Nigerian government to seek help in dealing with the insurgency.

Abuja bomb blasts: Boko Haram claims responsibility, threatens President Jonathan

AbubakaR Shekau, leader of the militant Boko Haram Islamist group, yesterday claimed responsibility for last week’s bombing of a crowded bus station in Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, the nation’s capital.The twin bomb blasts killed at least 75 people and left hundreds seriously wounded.The outlawed insurgent commander made the claims in a 28-minute video message posted online on

Clueless President Jonathan vows to stop terror attacks

In spite of the evil machinations of terrorists, criminals and their collaborators, our administration remains ardently focused on efforts to successfully execute the Federal Government’s Agenda for National Transformation and achieve sustained development.” With these words, President Goodluck Jonathan sued for peace as Christians celebrate Easter today.Many governors and leaders in the country echoed his sentiment.“My belief in our ability to overcome all retrogressive and divisive forces in our midst and build a strong, united and prosperous nation by turning our unique diversity into a source of strength remains unshaken and we will