Boko Haram stops over 15,000 pupils from schooling, which excludes thousands killed …destroys over 200 schools so far.

Activities  of the Boko Haram sect has resulted in no fewer than 15,000 pupils  dropping out of school in Borno State in the last one year, a  non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has said.The group, which made this known on  Thursday, also claimed that the actions of the sect had led to the  destruction of no…

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Jonathan acting out alone as Obasanjo, Buhari, Mark refused to show up.

THREE of President Goodluck Jonathan’s successors-ex-President  Olusegun Obasanjo; ex-Heads of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)  and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida – as well as President of the Senate, David  Mark, were on Thursday absent from the country’s centenary being held in  Abuja.They did not attend the international conference held as part of  activities marking the…

UNBELIEVABLE: Nigerian Soldiers Run Away from Boko Haram! A Pastor in the Shuwa area told AFP that Nigerian soldiers ran into the bush on sighting Boko Haram men.

When the governor of Borno State, who is on ground and knows what is going on in his state, said those who have been recruited by the Boko Haram are better armed and motivated than the Nigerian Army, people like Doyin Okupe who haven’t been to Borno since the killings started insulted the governor. But…

Fawehinmi, Fela families, Soyinka reject centenary awards

As the Federal Government honours 100 persons today with Centenary awards as part of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration, the families of late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti have rejected the post humous awards for both late Fawehinmi and Fela even as Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka also mulls rejecting the award.Professor Soyinka is on the list alongside the likes of Professor Chinua Achebe, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu, Nwankwo Kanu, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Mike Adenuga and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, among others.

Igbo group declares support for President Jonathan 2015

The Supreme Igbo Security Council, a group committed to peace on Thursday said it would support President Goodluck Jonathan for second term if he indicated his interest.The President of the council, Mr Bobby Ukadike, made the declaration while addressing journalists in Abuja.He said that the North and South had had a fair share of the office of the president, saying that other parts of the country should be given a chance to lead as well.Ukadike said that in spite of many challenges ravaging the polity, President Goodluck Jonathan had delivered dividends of democracy to the

AFTER BORNO, YOBE MASSACRE: Boko Haram terrorists strikes in Adamawa, kills 14

YOLA— WITH the nation yet to recover from the shock arising from the massacre of about 58 students of Federal Government College, Bunu Yadi, Yobe State and abduction of 16 female students by Boko Haram insurgents last Tuesday, the sect, yesterday, moved to Adamawa where it attacked two local government council areas which share common borders with Borno State, killing 14 persons.They also torched three branches of new generation banks before setting several other shops ablaze. The branches of the new generation banks, houses and shops destroyed were located along the major Maiduguri-Gombe-Adamawa federal highway.Also, in Plateau State, two members of a family were killed and about 50 houses burnt in fresh attacks on villages in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state, yesterday.

Yobe massacre: We’ll spare no resources to bring perpetrators to book —Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, challenged African leaders to come together to fight the menace of terrorism in the continent, noting that terrorism is undermining the development of the continent.President Jonathan’s remarks came on the day the French President, Francois Hollande and the British Prime Minister; David Cameron assured Nigeria and indeed Africa of their support in the fight against terrorism on the continent.President Jonathan, who spoke at the International Conference on “Human security, Peace and Development: Agenda for 21st Century Africa, organised as part of the Centenary celebration, to mark the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria, said no expenses would be spared by Nigeria to ensure that those who murdered innocent students at a Federal Government College in Yobe

While T.A Orji is busy chasing Senate seat that will never happen, hoodlums are active kidnapping two market women and baby in Abia.

by GEORGE OPARA Gunmen  and Kidnappers appear to be on the prowl again in Abia State as they  have kidnapped two market women and a six-month old baby boy.They perpetrated their nefarious act by feigning to be operators of  taxi cabs and motorcyclists Aba, the commercial nucleus of the state,  and Umuahia, the state capital.Yesterday,…