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Boko Haram attack market near Maiduguri

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram insurgents attacked a market outside the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, local people who witnessed the incident told AFP on Saturday. About 50 gunmen on motorbikes stormed the weekly market in Ngom village, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) from the Borno state capital, at about 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Friday and […]

Soyinka: The Wages Of Impunity in Nigeria

•Prof. Wole Soyinka

By Wole Soyinka The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of September 11 – most appropriately. Shekau’s danse macabre was surpassed by the unfurling of a political campaign […]

Gen. Benjamin Adekunle, ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead

Late General Benjamin Adekunle

General Benjamin Adekunle (rtd), popularly known as ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead. According to The Nation, his wife, Folake, said he died Saturday morning in Lagos although the cause of his death was not revealed. Wikipedia reports that Adekunle was born in Kaduna. His father was a native of Ogbomosho, while his mother was a member […]

Nigeria’s destiny tied to PDP – Mu’azu

Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, on Friday in Abuja, said that the country’s glorious destiny was without doubt tied to the lofty ideals of the party. He stated this at the formal inauguration of the PDP Zonal Integration Committee, South-East caucus, at the party’s headquarters. According to him, members […]

Nigeria’s military claims victory over Boko Haram

•Nigerian soldiers

Nigeria’s military on Friday claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another under-siege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a “massive” attack on the town of Konduga, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) from […]

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram near Maiduguri

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Nigerian government forces were fighting Islamist insurgents 35 km (20 miles) outside Borno state capital Maiduguri on Friday to try to stop any attack on the northeastern city, local residents said. Authorities were struggling to reassure frightened locals that the armed forces would defend them against the Boko Haram militants, who have overrun a string […]

Ali Modu Sheriff: Jonathan shying from the truth – APC

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC, National Publicity

The dust over President Goodluck Jonathan’s hobnobbing with former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, is yet to settle. Indeed, the All Progressives Congress (APC) raked more storm today when it accused the Goodluck Jonathan presidency of being economical with the truth in its response to the widespread condemnation […]

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