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Dapchi Girls abduction: Coalition criticises Yobe Govt

Dapchi Girls abduction: Coalition criticises Yobe Govt

Nigeria’s leading anti-terrorism campaigner, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has condemned the recent comment by the Yobe State Government which blamed the recent abduction of School girls in Dapchi, Yobe State on the withdrawal of troops from the area. National President of the group, Comrade Gabriel Onoja in a press statement said it

Group commends Buhari, Military Over Quick Rescue of Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls 

A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency and fGood Governance, has commended the quick intervention of the Nigerian military in the abduction of over 94 schoolgirl from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state which led to their immediate rescue. The group said as compared to the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls where the then

Director Genersl of SSS, Lawan Daura

Governors, military and police top brass, politicians flood Daura for DG DSS’s daughter’s wedding

In the last one week, Nigeria’s political elite have closed ranks, setting aside party differences to celebrate with two leading members of the fraternity. Last Friday, Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria’s former military Head of State, gave out his daughter, Halima in marriage. On that day, the city of Minna, Niger State, venue of the wedding was

Judge orders release of Dasuki’s Military Aide, warns EFCC, Army against Impunity

An Abuja High Court, sitting in Jabi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Nigerian Army (NA), to release Colonel Nicholas Ashinze who was Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Colonel Ashinze who is still a serving officer was detained before resuming his new posting as Defence Attaché

Zakzaky, wife recuperating from bullet injuries in detention, NSCIA confirms

Some members of the contact committee set up by the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) who visited Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, Nigerian leader of the Shia Islamic Movement, have confirmed that the Sheikh and his wife Sister Zeenah Ibraheem are all recuperating from the bullet wounds they sustained during the army’s attack on the

DSS, military operatives in N310m robbery, two arrested, N66.4million recovered

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two of five of its operatives involved in a robbery of a Bureau De Change operator in Abuja. N310million was stolen and shared, on 20th November, 2015. Only N66,437,445.00 and $6,200 have been recovered so far. A statement signed by DSS spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo disclosed that while

Insurgents fleeing Borno communities, Military claims

Military authorities in Borno on Monday said suspected Boko Haram terrorists had fled their camps in Bitta and Damboa axis in the state. Col. Tukur Gusau, Media Coordinator of ‘’Operation Lafiya Dole’’, the military formation against the insurgency, made this known in a statement in Maiduguri. Gusau said that the insurgents fled their area on

Sunday morning explosions in Maiduguri, routine test of equipment – Military

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State on Sunday said the early morning explosion in the out-skirt of Maiduguri emanated from routine testing of military equipment. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, spokesman of the Division, Col Tukur Gusau, urged residents not to panic. “It is a routine test firing of our

Military extends Boko Haram deadline to December, says it won’t be distracted

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that no amount of distractions would deter it from ending terrorism in Nigeria by December. Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, the Theater Commander, Operation “Lafiya Dole”, gave this assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Abubakar was reacting to recent spate of suicide bombings by suspected

A Military man achieved what you could not, Sylva mocks Oshiomhole

Newly-elected flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the December 5 Governorship Election in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva has berated the Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole for failing to conduct a peaceful and credible primary election of the party. Sylva who spoke shortly after he was declared winner of the primary said, “It’s

Boko Haram: APC tasks military on intelligence gathering

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday urged the military to sustain its gallantry and patriotism and step up intelligence gathering efforts in the fight against terrorism. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, made the call in a statement issued in Lagos. The statement hailed the military for its recent string