THE ZOO IS IN TROUBLE : Newly appointed Defense Minister Aliyu Gusau has resigned.

Mr. Gusau’s sudden decision to quit President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet arose from what the former minister considered an act of insubordination and indiscipline from Nigeria’s top military brass. Several sources at the Defense Ministry told SaharaReporters that Nigeria’s top military officers yesterday refused to have a joint meeting with Mr. Gusau and his deputy, Musikilu…

United Nations High Commission for Refugees57,000 Nigerians now refugees

Despite  the fact that Nigeria is not at war, Nigerians are now refugees in neighbouring countries as more than 57,000 people have fled to Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic as a result of insurgency by Boko Haram, according to the United Nations.The world body also disclosed that about half a million people have been internally displaced in the country which it described as a very alarming situation.Spokesperson of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, Mr Adrian Edwards, who spoke with reporters in Geneva said of 57,000 people who fled Nigeria, 17,000 are registered as Nigerians while the rest are nationals from neighbouring countries who have

Benue gov, Fulani herdsmen in gun battle

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Monday, afternoon escaped death by the whiskers when his convoy was ambushed by  Fulani herdsmen who engaged his security aides in exchange of gunfire at Tee‑Akanyi village in Guma local government area of the state.This was just after the rampaging invaders had sacked about 64 villages on the Daudu‑Gbajimba axis of the council, killing no fewer than 37 persons whose corpses still littered the invaded communities.In his reaction, former PDP chairman, Senator Barnabas Gemade, representing Benue North East Senatorial District alleged that those behind the invasion and killing of the people of Tiv and Idoma of Benue State were mercenaries  from neighbouring African countries of Chad, Mali and Cameroon that had been contracted to destabilize the country.

Suspects Boko Haram terrorists Our mission ended, camps closed

Scores of wounded Boko Haram insurgents captured by security forces in the ongoing military offensive in the North-East have asked troops to spare their lives, saying that their mission has ended.The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, in a statement yesterday in Abuja signed by its Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said that the captured insurgents made the declarations in their confessions to interrogators.He said the arrested members of the dreaded sect claimed that their clerics had directed them to disband their camps and escape and that the mission had ended.

Duplicitous Atiku Commends Jonathan On 2nd Niger Bridge, knowing full well that it is a scam.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, said, Monday, that the flag off of the construction of the second Niger Bridge by President Goodluck Jonathan was belated, “as the project ought to have been completed before now.” Atiku stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 16th annual conference of African Council for Communication Education.…

MASSOB Members Attacked Enugu Govt House – Police Commissioner

by: niyiThe Enugu State Police Command, Monday, said that its investigations into last Saturday’s attack on the Enugu government house was carried out by members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, a group canvassing for the re-declaration of Biafran republic. Disclosing this while briefing newsmen in the state, Commissioner…

Yobe state spends N6bn on Army’s logistics to fight against Boko Haram terrorism

The Yobe State Government has spent over N6 billion on logistics to support the Army and other security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the last 27 months.The gesture was aimed at protecting people’s lives and property against terrorism, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said. Gaidam stated this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs and Information, Abdullahi Bego, in Damaturu, the state capital.The governor said that since the insurgents’ deadly onslaught of November 4, 2011 on Damaturu, the increasing security cost had eroded the state’s meagre resources from monthly Federation Accounts allocations.

Fresh Boko Haram Scare Hits Imo Nigeriens, Northerners Flood Owerri

Palpable fear and uneasy calm is gradually enveloping in Imo state following the unprecedented increase in the number of Nigerians and Northerners in the state.It would be recalled that the PDP in Imo state had at a press briefing few weeks ago raised alarm about possible Boko Haram in Imo when it alleged that people from the Northern part of the country where activities of Boko Haram is dominant were being trained at the state government built ICAPS complex on Egbu road Owerri. Later discoveries indicate that youths from a particular Northern state were undergoing training at ICAPS. The trainees were later sent back to the respective state by concerned authorities in Imo.