Terrorism

Ali orders arrest of customs officers, importer of 661 guns in Lagos

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos All customs officers that were involved in the release of the dangerous cargo containing about 661 guns from the port have been arrested and detained by the service to serve as deterrent to others.

Read More »

‘Relocate from Rivers, vacate your oil fields’, Ijaw youths tell Shell

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt Some Ijaw youths, have asked Anglo-Dutch multinational oil prospecting company, Shell, to prepare to vacate its lucrative offshore oilfields in the Niger Delta if it eventually carries out its plan to relocate its corporate headquarters from Rivers State to Lagos.

Read More »

NEMA says 1 civilian JTF, 3 suicide bombers die in Borno explosion

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of four people in late night multiple blasts in Mafa Local Government, outskirts of Maiduguri.

Read More »

Families of 218 deceased soldiers get insurance claims from FG

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Government has presented cheques for insurance claims to families of 218 deceased officers and men of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.

Read More »

Troops kill 15 terrorists over Rann bombardment, recover arms

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri Nigerian troops have killed 15 members of the Boko Haram terrorists, who were part of insurgents responsible for the mistaken deployment of rockets by the Nigerian Air Force in Rann, on Tuesday.

Read More »

COAS lauds Irabor, Theatre Operations commander, GOC on Boko Haram

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has commended the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, for his efforts in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorists.

Read More »

Ooni of Ife moves to turn Ile-Ife town to tourism haven

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo The Ooni of Ile- Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has pledged to turn the ancient city into a tourism haven to boost its economy and to ensure that it occupies its pride of place.

Read More »

Buhari sends Kyari, others to Borno over Air Force bombing

y Wahab Akanji, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-powered delegation to condole with the government and people of Borno State over Tuesday’s accidental bombing of a civilian community in the state.

Read More »

Dogara condemns Boko Haram’s attack on University of Maiduguri

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has condemned Monday’s bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) which left three people, including a professor of Veterinary Medicine, Aliyu Mani, dead.

Read More »

Ministers, BBOG leaders search for missing Chibok school girls in Sambisa

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri Two ministers, those of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali alongside the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili on Monday participated in a search sorties for missing Chibok girls in Sambisa Forest.

Read More »