Boko Haram Kills 11 In Yobe, Takes Over Highway In Damaturu

Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have attacked Gamdu town in Yobe State, killing 11 residents and taking over Damaturu-Maiduguri highway. Gamdu is a commercial and agricultural settlement along Damaturu-Maiduguri highway and is located 35 kilometres east of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.

British High Commissioner Highlights Strategies To Tackle Boko Haram


The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Poc*ck, has said for the country to overcome the security challenges facing it, the government must properly equip its military, against the backdrop of increasing serial attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the Northeast. He also said that the Nigerian

SSANU Threatens To Go On Strike If FG Stops Funding UDPS


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government goes ahead with its plan to stop paying the salaries of teachers of University Demonstration Primary Schools. This was issued in a statement via the National Vice Chairman, Eastern Region of SSANU,

Nigerian Govt. Probes Amnesty International’s Claim Against Military


The federal government has commenced the investigation into the allegations of human rights abuses levelled against the Nigerian military by the Amnesty International. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo in Abuja on Wednesday where he described the

‘Stop Offering Excuses’, PDP Tells Buhari

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as evasive, diversionary and pre-emptive, the Buhari administration’s ‘pile up’ of excuses for possible failure in delivering its campaign promises to Nigerians. The PDP said it was unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, who were privy to the

ECOWAS Members Meet To Deliberate On Proliferation Of Small Arms

The Chairpersons of National Commissions on Small Arms of ECOWAS Member States met in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, to deliberate and come up with dynamic approach towards the elimination of the illicit flow of Small Arms among member states. Declaring the 3-day workshop open, Deputy Governor of Cross

Extractive Industry Reforms: NEITI Urges Government To Implement Its Report

The International Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (IEITI) has called on the Nigerian Government to implement its past reports in its quest to reform the mineral extractive sector of the economy. The IEITI Chairperson, Mrs Clare Short, made the call on Tuesday during a visit to Nigeria, to meet with the

President Buhari To Hold Crucial Meeting For Extractive Industries


The Chair of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Clare Short arrived Nigeria on Monday June 15th and is expected to hold consultation with President Buhari on the execution of the independent reports of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) .

FG Set To Abandon Another Airport


The N11 billion brand new Dutse International Airport ticks all the boxes of what an airport in a developing country ought to look like apart from the most important option: serving as a hub for aeroplanes carrying people and goods. Critics expect that within the next decade or two, the airport

Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Emergence Is A Plus For Buhari – Ita-Giwa

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa believes the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as the President and Deputy in the Nigerian Senate is a plus for President Buhari’s government. The former PDP lawmaker was the guest of Politics Today on Channels Television where she analysed the recent controversy in the

Senate Leadership: A Democratic Revolution Against Imposition – APC Member

(L-R) Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Senator Ike Ekweremadu. A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki, as the President of the upper chamber, was a democratic revolution against the imposition of candidates on party members.

Oma: Of Subsidy & Deregulation


The recent fuel crisis got the better of most of us. Paying over 200 percent more on transportation is not a nightmare that I ever want to have. Some people were lucky to have fuel that they could use for a little while; but as soon as they ran out,

NASS Leadership: APC Is Nothing But A Honest Broker – Mohammed

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed, says the party would resolve its in-house crisis over the choice of candidates for the leadership of the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly. Speaking to Channels Television via the telephone on Tuesday morning, ahead of

Dogara Could Accept Deputy Speaker Position If Offered – Abubakar

A member-elect of the House of Representatives, Yunusa Abubakar, believes the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, should have convinced the entire party of their candidate’s competence for the position of Speaker rather than impose him on them. Abubakar, from Gombe State, who is a supporter of Yakubu Dogara

APC Reaches Out To Aggrieved Members On Senate, House Leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is reaching out to all its members in the incoming 8th National Assembly who may be aggrieved after the emergence of the party’s official candidates on Saturday. The party said in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni,