army-03

JTF’ killed 30 terrorists in Borno State

No fewer than 31 suspected terrorists and a member of the youth vigilance group, popularly called ‘Civilian JTF’, were killed yesterday in a clash which erupted in Zagardajeri village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Our correspondent gathered that the incident, which occurred about 1p.m., forced some residents of the village to…

Patience-Jonathan-01

First Lady the issue I have with Gov Amaechi

First Lady Patience Jonathan yesterday spoke of her problem with Rivers State Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Mrs. Jonathan, who has been linked with the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis, told visiting Bishops in Abuja that the disagreement started four years ago. Sixteen Bishops from the Southsouth Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) visited her at…

Maiduguri-map

50 Boko Haram orphans to get Scholarship

Some unusual visitors were at the Government House, Maiduguri, the troubled Borno State capital, on Tuesday night. Fifty in all, the visitors —Orphans all — were guests of Governor Kashim Shettima, who broke his fast with them. They were orphans of Boko Haram victims. Besides the fine meal, they bagged all-round sholarship to pursue their…

Imo-lawmaker 01

Biafra War bombs recovered by Police in Imo

Imo State Police Command yesterday recovered more civil war bombs, rocket launchers and other active explosive devices buried during the Nigeria-Biafra war in five local council areas of the state. The recovered explosives include old wartime ammunition from an old military trench in Okigwe Local Government Area, five primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) found in…

Arewa

Arewa North must produce president in 2015

Six Northern organisations, including the Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders’ Forum, on Tuesday insisted that the North must produce the nation’s President in 2015. The ACF, the NEF, Arewa Reawakening Forum, Arewa Research and Development Project, Northern Union and the Code Group , said at a news conference in Kaduna, that an existing…

nigeria-service-chiefs

Nigerian Army recruits 16,000 in 2 years

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubike Ihejirika, yesterday, said that the Nigerian Army has recruited over 16,000 officers and men to beef up its operations within and outside the country in the last two years. Ihejirika spoke during the Nigerian Army Combat Support Arms Training Week 2013, with the theme Enhancing the Capacity of the…