Presidency reacts as CNN reporter Isha Sesay debuts book on Chibok girls

British Sierra Leonean journalist and lead reporter CNN Africa, Isha Sesay, in her first book titled Beneath the Tamarind Tree, explores the ISIS-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram’s 2014 kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok. Sesay broke the story and followed it for years. For two years, 219 of the girls remained […]

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent […]

4 suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Edo

Edo State Police Command has arrested four suspected Boko Haram members in the state. The suspects, who are also said to be members of the robbery and kidnapping gangs terrorising Kogi and Edo states, were planning coordinated attacks against police formations in Edo State. This was disclosed yesterday in Benin, the capital of the state, by […]

BREAKING: Panic in Maiduguri over heavy firing

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Maiduguri residents have been thrown into panic following heavy firing heard in different locations in the capital early today. Scores of residents around 1000 Housing Estate and those along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road are fleeing their homes as heavy sounds like multiple bomb explosions were heard in the area between 6:18am and 6:35am. Military jet […]

Has Nigeria Forgotten Leah Sharibu? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Feb. 23, 2019 –  As President Muhammadu Buhari, the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, moves from one state to another, campaigning for a second term despite nearly four years in office which has been widely adjudged a horrendous failure, a 15-year old, tender, innocent girl called Leah […]

Boko Haram attacks Shettima’s campaign convoy

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Boko Haram insurgents have attacked the convoy of Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, along a major road in the central part of the state while his team was on a campaign tour.  Security sources at the Government House said the insurgents ambushed some vehicles on the campaign convoy of the governor on […]

Boko Haram: 3 soldiers, scores of terrorists killed in Borno shootout

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army yesterday said that three of its soldiers lost their lives in a shootout with the Boko Haram terror group in Borno State. The assistant director, army public relations, theater command, Col.  Onyeama Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement, said the soldiers killed scores of the terrorists who tried to attack […]

South-East soldiers, biggest casualties of Boko Haram war

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused President Muhammadu Buahri and his party, the All Progressives Congress, of deceiving Nigerians with phony promises they do not intend to fulfil. The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Uche Achi-Okpaga, said this on Friday in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH. The Ohanaeze’s spokesperson therefore predicted electoral […]

Happening now: Boko Haram infiltrates Maiduguri suburbs, creating fears – military

Happening now: Boko Haram infiltrates Maiduguri suburbs, creating fears – military   Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The military has said that Boko Haram insurgents have infiltrated some areas around Maiduguri, the Borno State capital instilling fear by asking people to vacate their homes. Spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Thursday morning, said […]

8 soldiers dead, 10 terrorists killed in Yobe – Army

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has said eight of its men were killed after Boko Haram terrorists attacked their location at  Buni Gari village, in Yobe State, last weekend. Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who made this known in an interview with Daily Sun, in Abuja, also said that the soldiers killed […]

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