Nigerian govt bungles prosecution of two Boko Haram suspects

Two Boko Haram suspects who were arrested over five years ago have been freed. They were freed by the court on Wednesday after the judge accused the government of poor prosecution. The Federal High Court in Abuja discharged two persons, Ibrahim Ahmed and Sani Argungu, arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram, for lack of…

14 hurt in new fires at Nigerian camp for displaced people

At least 14 people sustained burns in a fresh outbreak of fires at a camp housing tens of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria, according to an aid agency. The outbreak comes just two weeks after a blaze at the camp, located at Rann, about 175 kilometres (108 miles) east…

IGP reinstates Janga as Kogi police Commissioner – Daily Trust

Mr Ali Janga has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, the state police command spokesman, ASP William Aya, has confirmed. Aya told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of the Inspector -General of Police, Mr…

Breaking: 18 killed, 84 injured in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri.

Maiduguri- At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadist  clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the emergency services agency said Monday. “So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages Bale Shuwa and Bale Kura,” on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Benlo Dambatto,…

Troops kill 21 bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops killed 21 armed bandits in the ongoing clearance operation at Tunga Daji in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara. Brig. – Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement that many bandits escaped with gunshot wounds in battle with soldiers on April 4…

Benue: Herdsmen kill two farmers, injures three

Two persons have been reportedly killed by suspected Fulani militia in Agasha town, Guma Local Government area in Benue state. The herdsmen also shot and wounded three persons who are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and rustled hundred cows. Police spokesperson DSP Moses Yamu said he was yet to get the information from the Guma Divisional…

NAF deploys Special Forces to Zamfara State

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the deployment of Special Forces to Gusau, following the recent attack on Bawan Daji community in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State where some lives were lost. A statement by Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF said the deployment was directed by…

Emergency rule: Marafa is being mischievous, envious – Zamfara govt

Zamfara state has fired back at the senator representing Zamfara central in the senate  Kabir Marafa over his recent call for the removal of  Abdulaziz Yari as the executive governor of the state. Senator Marafa had earlier clamoured for the removal of governor Yari when he raised a point of order at the plenary of…

7 Important Facts to shape your Life

Don’t be impressed by: Money Job titles Followers Degrees Appearances Social Media Big words Be impressed by: Kindness Trustworthiness Genuine generosity Sincerity Integrity Honesty Optimism

UEFA Champions League: Reds halt Guardiola unbeaten run at Anfield

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each scored their seventh UEFA Champions League goals on Wednesday as Liverpool stunned Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield. Meanwhile, Barcelona benefited from two own goals as they beat Roma 4-1 at the Camp Nou, with Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also getting on the scoresheet. Here are Wednesday’s results: *…

Senator Bukar Mustapha is Dead

Bukar Mustapha, the senator representing Katsina North, is dead. Mr. Mustapha was President Muhammadu Buhari’s senator as he represented the president’s senatorial district. He died after a brief illness on Wednesday, Securewatch gathered from reliable sources learnt. The News Agency of Nigeria quotes Mr. Bukar’s younger brother, Kanta Bukar, as confirming the news. Mr. Bukar’s…

Where Is the Nigerian Opposition? By Reuben Abati

Less than a year to the next general elections in Nigeria, the biggest deficit in the political process leading to that moment is the absence of a robust, virile and effective opposition. The role of the opposition in a democracy is to question, criticise, challenge, and audit the governments of the day – local and…

Securing Military Gains in Northeast Nigeria

To win this war of ideas against the Boko Haram, there should be a complementary force deployed to maintain and secure liberated town from being overrun and becoming battle areas again. The numbers if IDPs in Nigeria kept increasing while resources to maintain them are winning, clearly lives in those IDP camps are far below national average.

Christian Conflict Management 101

To be able to live peacefully in any environment, we need to understand the fact that; Conflicts are inevitable and might not be totally avoidable. Regardless of our nature and personality traits, we tend to have issues with other people. Dealing with conflict isn’t easy; natural order of things has made scarcity of resources and time major…

Understanding the Lessons of Easter

Understanding the Lessons of Easter  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3) The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we’ve…