President Buhari Suspends Intelligence Chief, SGF, Over Corruption Allegations

President Buhari Suspends Intelligence Chief, SGF, Over Corruption Allegations

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ( SGF), Babachir David Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East, PINE. The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF […]

Three Suicide Bombers Die In Failed Bombing Attempt In Borno

Three Suicide Bombers Die In Failed Bombing Attempt In Borno

Three suicide bombers have died after detonationg their vests, in failed attempts to cause mass casualties in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The first bombing was carried out by two men who detonated their explosive vests close to the  Gujari fuel station, blowing up a 45,000 litre petrol tanker waiting to discharge its cargo, killing themselves and […]

UN Security Council Passes First Ever Resolution On Boko Haram

UN Security Council Passes First Ever Resolution On Boko Haram

New York, April 1, 2017 (NAN) – The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted its first resolution addressing Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin. The resolution followed a report of its mission to the region earlier this month. In unanimously adopting the resolution 2349 (2017), on Friday, the Council expressed concern about the […]

Suspected ISWAP Fighters Abduct 22 Girls In Borno

Suspected ISWAP Fighters Abduct 22 Girls In Borno

Fighters allegedly from the Islamic State’s West African Province have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in Northeast Nigeria, residents and local vigilantes said. In the first attack on Thursday, the fighters  attacked the town of Pulka near the Cameroonian border where they took eighteen girls. It is yet unclear what happened to the Nigerian Army formation stationed in […]

President Buhari Nominates Two New Ministers

President Buhari Nominates Two New Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has the sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports A source close to the Senate told a NAN correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe states. Our […]

We Will Get Shekau Soon- Nigeria’s Defence Minister

We Will Get Shekau Soon- Nigeria’s Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Tuesday said the Nigerian armed forces had successfully suppressed Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Dan-Ali, a retired brigadier general, who had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, also reassured Nigerians that the army would soon apprehend the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau. “If you have had the […]

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community, Abducts Ten

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community, Abducts Ten

Fighters of the insurgent group Jamaa’atu Ahlis-Sunnati Lid-Da’wati Wal-Jihad aka Boko Haram attacked communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, and abducted at least ten people, an security official has said. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno, said the fighters in their attack on […]

At Least 8 Killed In Multiple Suicide Bombings In Maiduguri

At Least 8 Killed In Multiple Suicide Bombings In Maiduguri

At least eight people, five of them suicide bombers, have been killed, and over twenty others wounded, in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The three attacks hit three locations in the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of Maiduguri at around 4:00AM. The first attack struck Muna Kumbori, an unofficial camp for internally displaced people, housing 199 people. The attack was carried out by […]

Magumeri Attack: Nigerian Army Accuses Town’s Residents Of Helping Boko Haram

Magumeri Attack: Nigerian Army Accuses Town’s Residents Of Helping Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has accused residents of Magumeri Town in Borno State of providing support to the Boko Haram fighters who attacked the area last night, even as it claimed it had repelled the attackers. Magumeri  Town lies 52 kilometres northwest of Maiduguri, the state capital. The Army’s accusations against the town’s inhabitants comes after they accused the Nigerian […]

Boko Haram Attack Magumeri Town, Kill Dozens

Boko Haram Attack Magumeri Town, Kill Dozens

At around 9:30pm yesterday evening, Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on Magumeri Town, headquarters of Magumeri LGA of Borno State, killing dozens of civilians. According to a source from Magumeri Town, the insurgents had earlier informed the inhabitants of the town that they were going to attack the area, taunting them that that the […]

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