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Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram group, has taken responsibility for the bomb blasts that occurred at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday. On Monday, suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked a mosque and another location within the university. The blasts killed four people and injured 17 others, as of first count.

President Buhari reacts to blasts at University of Maiduguri mosque, invokes God’s wrath on perpetrators

President Muhammadu Buhari has invoked God’s wrath on perpetrators of the early Monday morning bomb blast at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri. The president who reacted via a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special adviser on Media and Publicity, described the bombing, which claimed the lives of four persons including Aliyu Mani, a

Bomb blasts rock University of Maiduguri, many feared dead

Twin bomb blasts, which reportedly occurred at a mosque at the University of Maiduguri, has led to the death of many including the suicide, a witness has has told Nigerian Times. The blasts were said to gone off at Gate 5 of the institution. A professor of veterinary medicine is said to be among the

Governments’ appeasement of religious extremists’ cause of violence and crises-Soyinka

The burgeoning religious crises in Nigeria has its roots in the tendency of governments at federal and state levels, to appease religious fundamentalists rather than put them in check, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said. Soyinka spoke on Monday in Abuja at the launch of a book titled, Religion and the Making of Nigeria.

Kanu: I’m a freedom fighter unlike Buhari who overthrew a legitimate govt in 1983

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is a freedom fighter and not a coupist. Speaking before Binta Nyako‎, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Kanu, said his client committed no crime by advocating self-determination for the Igbo. ‎He said the Biafra agitation

Shocking! Politicians sponsoring Boko Haram, housed us in Borno for months before movement to Sambisa – Freed Chibok girls tell Pastor

The recently released Chibok girls have revealed details of how some politicians allegedly sponsored the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast for their personal gains. According to a Chibok clergy called Pastor Bulus Baba from Kaya community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, his discussions with some of the girls

Please free us from this trial, Saraki’s lawyer begs CCT judge

‎Kanu Agabi, counsel to Senate President Bukola Saraki, has appealed to Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to end Saraki’s trial. The nation’s number three citizen is facing 16 counts of false asset declaration brought against him by the government, and his trial continued on Wednesday. Welcoming counsel for the prosecution

Senior lawyer charged with bribing Nigerian judge with N30 million, BMW

Nigeria’s government on Wednesday arraigned a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, alongside a judge of the Federal High Court, Adeniyi Ademola, and his wife, Olubowale. Mr. Ademola and his wife, a former Head of Service in Lagos State, were arraigned on an 11-count charge in December for alleged fraud. They were later granted bail

Accused judge, Justice Ademola seeks accelerated hearing in corruption case

A Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, accused of corruption, has asked for an accelerated hearing into his ongoing trial earlier scheduled to continue January 18. Mr. Ademola and his wife, Olubowale, who is currently the Lagos State Head of service, were arraigned on an 11-count charge on December 13. The duo were accused of

Nigerian military reveals identity of rescued Chibok girl

The Nigeria military has confirmed the rescue of another abducted Chibok schoolgirl. The spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, confirmed the development via a WhapsApp account operated by his office. He responded to enquiries made by journalists on the matter. “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered

BREAKING: Nigerian troops rescue another Chibok School girl

The Nigerian Army announced on Thursday that its troops stationed in the North-East geopolitical zone have rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls. The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, made the announcement on his Facebook Page Thursday afternoon. Mr. Sani, a brigadier general, promised to provide details of the development later. A batch of

Nigerian Army confirms arrest of Borno local government chairman for alleged links to Boko Haram

Two days after media reports, the Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno, Shettima Lawan, for his alleged link with Boko Haram. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed the arrest of the council chairman during a news conference at the 7 Division

IG of Police disagrees with CAN over southern Kaduna killings

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has disagreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on the number of people killed in the Southern Kaduna crises. The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan had alleged that the unrest in Southern Kaduna had claimed over 808 lives, in 53 villages in the area. But Mr. Idris disputed

CAN declares national day of mourning over Kaduna killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians in the country and in the diaspora to wear black clothes to mourn those killed in Southern Kaduna. The association also faulted the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on the development, alleging that he has endorsed the killings of Christians. Musa Asake, general secretary of CAN,

Cocaine worth N1.9 billion hidden in soles of shoes – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized a consignment of cocaine worth £3.8 million (N1.9 billion) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The substance, weighing 9.150 kilogrammes, was concealed inside soles of shoes. According to a statement by the agency on Sunday, the substance was discovered in a shipment of shoes during

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