While Emir of Kano educates Jonathan on how to keep Nigerria together, Borno emir narrates his ordeal in the hands of Boko Haram.

 A SOLDIER guarding the home of a  general was one of the casualties of Tuesday night’s Boko Haram’s attack  on Bama, Borno State, it was learnt yesterday.Borno State Police Commissioner Lawal Tanko said General Umar Tukur Buratai was not at home during the attack.“The soldiers succeeded in repelling the  attacks on Buratai, resulting in minimal damage,” he said, confirming  that one soldier was killed. He did not give further details.The Borno State Government said  yesterday that last Saturday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Izge,  Gwoza Local Government Area, was not targeted at any religious group.Governor Kashim Shettima stated this during a sympathy visit to the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Timta, in Gwoza.Shettima urged Nigerians to see the Boko Haram sect as a common enemy rather than a religious group, going by its destruction.“The report on alleged mass killing of  Christians in Izge is untrue because Izge is a predominant Muslim  community and most of the victims are Muslims.“What is happening is not an ethnic or  religious war.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Invades JTF Commander’s Home As Scores Die in Fresh Borno Attacks

Maiduguri — Gunmen suspected to be members of  deadly Boko Haram terrorists, yesterday, evening invaded the residence  of the Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF), Niger Delta, Major General  Tukur Buratai at his country home, Buratai District in Biu Local  Government Area of Borno State, killing two persons including a security  personnel on guard suspected to…

47 killed in fresh Boko Haram terrorists attack on Bama

Forty seven people have again been killed while several houses and vehicles were destroyed in Bama, Borno State, during a five-hour attack by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.This came even as Governor Kashim Shettima accused the Presidency of insensitivity to the plights of the people and the state government since the Boko Haram insurgency started in 2009.The insurgency has claimed over 365 lives and many houses; and other properties this year alone.Yesterday’s attack also came a day after the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said the Army

28 heads of government for Nigeria’s centenary celebration •Gowon heads fund committee

ABOUT 28 world leaders are expected to be guests of President Goodluck Jonathan during the activities marking the Centenary anniversary of the country, which kicked off in January 25.The Federal Executive Council (FEC) devoted its entire session on Wednesday to fine-tune final preparations for the celebration, which will be climaxed by an international conference on human security and sustainable development in Africa.According to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Ayim, who joined other ministers to brief State House

Dr Ekwueme & Prof Nwabueze decline to lead Igbo to the National Conference

SECOND Republic Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme and iconic constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) have declined to lead the Igbo delegation to the forthcoming National Conference.Igbo leaders mounting pressure on the two leaders said the duo, who are intellectual giants and vastly experienced in the act of constitution making would, apart from marshalling the Igbo position, also help hammer out an equitable and workable grundnorm for the country.Professor Nwabueze, who is chairman of The Patriots, a group of eminent Nigerian statesmen, played pivotal roles in the making of the 1979

Boko Haram: Our hands are tied — Presidency

Senate  By Henry Umoru & JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU  ABUJA—THE Presidency explained, yesterday, why the nation’s security forces have found it difficult to completely flush out from their hideouts, members of the Boko Haram sect, who have massacred innocent people and massively destroyed property in the North Eastern part of the country. It admitted that the situation…

Zoological Reps to Probe: ‘N1trn Spent On Kerosene Subsidy In 4 Years’

Despite the inability of the many Nigerians to buy kerosene  at the official N50 per litre, it was disclosed yesterday that the  country had spent a whopping N1 trillion over the past four years to  subsidise the domestic product. Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, made the  disclosure while declaring open an investigative hearing on…

Zoo’s Senate confirms Gusau, Obanikoro, 9 others as ministers

ABUJA — THE Senate, yesterday, confirmed former National Security Adviser, Gen. Mohammed Aliyu Gusau, former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro and former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna, from Zamfara, Lagos and Adamawa states as ministers. Former Nigerian Ambassador to China, Aminu Wali, former Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Mohammed Wakil, Mrs.…


Former  Head of State and Chairman, Board of Patrons of the Arewa Consultative  Forum,  General Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday bemoaned Nigeria’s unending  woes and said the country could only overcome its challenges through the  unity of the citizens.Gowon, who spoke at the inauguration of the new officers of ACF,said no nation could thrive on the…