Why North lost its industries, wealth – Sanusi, others

THE industrial edge of the North is long gone! It’s like an earthquake struck and wiped away all the blossoming industries that used to dot the length and breadth of the region and produced enormous wealth for the natives. From footwears industries to fabrics manufacturing and essential goods-producing entities, the North is now bereft of […]

Osinbajo, Fintiri, minister meet over North-East security

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Gov. Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa over humanitarian and security situation in the North-East. Also at the meeting were Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana […]

Military: Pandemic Has Changed Operations in North-east, Troubled Spots

Major General John Enenche Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja As Nigeria grapples with the spiraling COVID-19 pandemic, the military high command said yesterday the disease had changed battle plans and the entire military operations in the North-east region and other troubled spots in the country. This is coming as it recovered 18,000 barrels of stolen crude […]

UN suspends humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East

By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja The United Nations has suspended its humanitarian assistance mission in the North East epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism following a bloody attack on humanitarian convoy by the Boko Haram insurgents, which left several officials of aid groups seriously wounded. The suspension will be in place pending the review of the security […]

Senate invites security chiefs for update on fleeing terrorists in North East

The Senate has invited the country’s security chiefs to brief it on the activities of fleeing terrorists in the North East to prevent the spread of terrorism. The summon followed a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North) on the recent attack on Nimbo Community in Enugu State by persons suspected to be herdsmen. […]

Danjuma, Dangote to lead committee on rehabilitation of IDP’s in North-East – Buhari

Former minister of defence, Theophilus Danjuma, and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to lead the presidential committee to rehabilitate infrastructure and resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east. According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the committee would be inaugurated soon. Speaking on Friday at the state house, Abuja, in response to a goodwill message delivered […]

We are not owing troops operating in North East allowances – Army boss

THE Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, on Monday in Abuja, said the Nigerian Army was not owing allowances of troops involved in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the North-East Minimah, represented by Major General Donald Oji, the Army Chief of Civil Military Affairs, said this while briefing newsmen on the activities lined […]

Opinon: Jonathan’s trip to the North-East

  Uche Igwe At last, President Goodluck Jonathan visited the troubled areas of Baga and Mubi recaptured from the Boko Haram insurgents by the Nigerian military. It was nice to see the President visit injured soldiers, commend and encourage those at the battlefield. It was nice to hear him chant, “Never again.” The visit constituted […]

Residents return to ‘ghost town’ seized from Boko Haram

A “ghost town” of burnt-out homes and looted properties greeted residents returning to Gamboru in northeast Nigeria for the first time since Chadian forces retook it from Boko Haram. Scores of people crossed the 300-metre (yard) bridge that forms the border with Cameroon under military escort on Friday to survey the ravaged town. Boko Haram […]

N’East: EU demands security to monitor elections

The European Union may send election observers to the North-East, if Nigerian government guarantees security of its officers in the zone. The Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, Mr. Santiago Fisas, gave this indication during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Thursday. Fisas was asked whether the EU would […]

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