Igbos urged to save language from extinction.

UNESCO, in 2012, predicted the extinction of the language The participants at a symposium to commemorate Mother Tongue Day, on  Friday, urged the Igbos to take pride in speaking their language to save  it from extinction. Speaking during the event organised by Umuada Igbo in Enugu, the  President-General of the group, Kate Ezeofor, urged parents, teachers,  care-givers…

Boko Haram terrorists: Outdated weapons hinder military operations

There are strong indications that the ongoing military operations against  insurgents in the North-East may have been seriously hampered by lack of modern military hardware and the prevalence of aging equipment in the Armed Forces.Saturday PUNCH learnt that the military had been faced with the difficult challenge of using mostly refurbished military hardware in the critical campaign against the deadly members of the Boko Haram sect.It was learnt that a good number of the military hardware in the country such as the Armoured Personnel Carriers, the Alpha Fighter Jets, the MIG Fighter Jets and the Helicopter gunships that were being used in the ongoing fight

Boko Haramterrorists: Fresh attacks cause tension in military

The renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East is causing serious tension in the military, even as the Service Chiefs are already charting new courses to ensure that the situation is arrested.Before the Service Chief’s assumption of office in January, there was a relative peace in the North East especially, as the former chiefs had tried to curtail the insurgents.It was this progress that made government to create 7 Division, Nigerian Army, as well as approved the handing over of all military operations in the North East to the Army by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).