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Boko Haram commander has been killed in Sokoto

A top commander of the Boko Haram sect, popularly called Buwayayye (meaning ‘untouchable’ in Hausa), has been killed and another captured yesterday in Sokoto after an eight-hour fierce gun battle between the sect and a combined team of security forces comprising soldiers and operatives of the State Security Service. The brigade commander, 1 Brigade, Brig.…

Governor-Amaechi

Rivers Gov warns of looming danger

THE Rivers State Government has condemned the sudden withdrawal of soldiers from the Government House in Port Harcourt. A group of soldiers, who have been mounting guard at the Government House, were suddenly withdrawn from their posts on Wednesday, a development that caused panic among workers within the place. Speaking with The PUNCH in a…

Ayo-Oritsejafor

Amnesty panel meeting ends in a deadlock with CAN

A meeting between the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria and members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in North ended in deadlock on Thursday in Abuja. This came as the umbrella Christian body kicked against the composition of the committee, threatening not to accept any recommendation made…

Soyinka

Wole Soyinka blames Jonathan for Rivers crisis

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for the political crisis rocking Rivers State, warning that Nigeria was fast sliding towards monarchism; the system of government where too much power is vested in one person. This is even as Governor Rotimi Amaechi cried out yesterday that the state is under siege going…