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Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Anti-Robbery Police Chief in Yola

By SaharaReporters, New York Unknown gunmen opened fire at a car dealership in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday afternoon killing the police officer in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state. Eyewitnesses told Saharareporters that the assailants might have trailed the senior police officer to the scene. The officer, Mohammed Ali, was a […]

UK deports 120 Nigerians over immigration offences

By LAWANI MIKAIRU & DANIEL ETEGHE The British government yesterday deported about 120 Nigerians from the United Kingdom over alleged immigration offences, including lack of valid papers and stay permit among others. The deportees were said to have arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos aboard a chartered cargo aircraft in the early […]

13% Derivation: Delta lawmaker lambasts Northern governors

Hon. Keston Okoro, member representing Udu in the Delta State House of Assembly, DTHA has lambasted the Northern Governors for stoking needless controversy in making provocative statement that the 13 percent derivation fund met for Niger Deltans should be reviewed. Okoro who made this comment while addressing newsmen condemned the statement made by the Chairman […]

Ex envoys, group laud FG on S/Africa face off

The Association of Retired Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARAN) and the Society for International Relations Awareness  (SIRA) has commended the Federal Government over its firm stance during its recent row with the South African Government. This commendation was made by the two groups in two different press statements yesterday. The ex envoys under the aegis of […]

Boko Haram warns journalists

The Boko Haram Islamic sect yesterday warned some journalists to stop or desist from misr-epresenting their views at a Media Telephone Conferencing, stressing that enough is enough.  Women under the aegis of concerned mothers of Borno also yesterday protested what they termed wanton killings and destruction of public properties in the state. The women comprising […]

11 cartons of explosives intercepted at MMIA

By Daniel Eteghe Security agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) under the aegis of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA), Command Friday intercepted eleven cartons of explosives weighing 95 kilogrammes which were allegedly smuggled into the country. The eleven cartons of explosives labeled catridge powder devices and chargers were flown […]

Italy president upset at failed hostage rescue attempt

  Italian President Giorgio Napolitano  It is “inexplicable” the United Kingdom did not tell Rome of a bid to rescue a Briton and an Italian held in Nigeria, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano says, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday. Islamist militants took Chris McManus, 28, of Oldham, and Franco Lamolinara hostage in north-west Nigeria […]

18 corps members feared killed in auto crash

Eighteen graduates of the Imo State University, Owerri, are said to have died in an auto crash on Thursday night. The graduates were said to be on their way to the National Youth Service Corps camp in Taraba State for their orientation programme. They were said to be intending Batch ‘A’ corps members. It was […]

Boko Haram deny abducting Europeans killed failed rescue bid

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday pleaded with all those involved in unleashing violence on the nation, including members of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to lay down their arms in the interest of the nation. He urged them to embrace peace so that they could join hands with his administration to tackle the nation’s common enemies, […]

Boko Haram deny abducting Europeans killed failed rescue bid

KANO  (AFP) – Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday denied any involvement in the kidnapping of a Briton and Italian who were killed during a bid to rescue them in northwestern Sokoto city. “We are not behind the hostage taking … which led to the military operation yesterday in Sokoto in which the hostages […]

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