Ogun State Governor has advised Nigerians not to allow the ongoing deployment of soldiers deter them from casting their votes on Saturday (March 28). Governor Ibikunle Amosun, in a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, said although it was abnormal to deploy armed soldiers for supervision of civil acts like
The Nigerian military on Wednesday arrested two journalists working for Aljazeera television, in Maiduguri, Borno State. According to Premium Times, the military accused the journalists, Ahmed Idris and Mustafa Andy, of loitering in areas were combat operations were still ongoing.
Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited has organised a nationwide test-drive for some selected members of the media from Lagos to PAN’s Corporate headquarters in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, aimed at creating public awareness on a number of its new generation vehicles. Notably among its brands in the past are 504, 404,
Relations and friends of late Chibuike Ede, who was said to have died while in Police custody in Benin city, the Edo State capital have asked the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, to intervene in the matter and help them get justice. In a protest led by the deceased’s
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) have commenced voter education for electorates of Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-east Nigeria. The Desk Officer of NOA in the State, Danlami Mohammed, said in a session with journalists on Wednesday, that the
Exit polls has indicated that Israel’s governing Likud party and the opposition, Zionist union, are neck-and-neck in the country’s general election. Estimates by two Israeli broadcasters gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat parliament, the Knesset.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has accused the main opposition party in the state – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – of sponsoring a protest. The protest was staged in the commercial city on Monday, as posters and billboards belonging to the APC governorship candidate were allegedly
According to recently provided inside information from the US, Nigerian military commanders leaked plans to rescue the abducted Chibok girls to Boko Haram terrorists. According to Nigerian Watch, this was disclosed by US intelligence sources.
The Nigerian military on Friday said it has recaptured two more communities from Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern part of Nigeria after intense fighting. The Defence Headquarters said Friday that government troops flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Gulag, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, and Bara
As the Nigerian military gain momentum in the quest to wipe out Boko Haram, Nigerians, unusually, have reacted in support of the government. Many were angered by what was termed a politically motivated statement released by the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) coalition, demanding verifiable evidence of victories over Boko Haram insurgents from
Nigerian troops have recaptured Baga from Boko Haram militants today according to a tweet from the Nigeria defense spokesperson. Baga was overrun by Boko Haram militants in January 2015 a few days after the Multi-national troops withdrew from army barracks of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
As the war against Boko Haram rages on, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it is recording great results in its current battle to wipe out the insurgents, especially in Sambisa Forest and Gwoza in Borno State. According to the Nigerian Watch, military authorities claim to have killed over 600
The Nigerian government has gotten the full support of the United Nation (UN) to completely crush the Boko Haram terrorist group from the surface of the earth. It was reported by the Nigerian Pilot that the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon, gave the backing on Tuesday.
Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed in a Nigerian border town before dawn on Wednesday before being repulsed, a Chadian military source said. “The Boko Haram elements wanted to surprise us by attacking at about 4 am (0300 GMT).
Months after Nigeria recorded success in managing the deadly Ebola virus, fears over a new wave of epidemics occurred February 2, Monday. It was initially reported that a 9-year-old Nigerian girl with symptoms associated with Ebola, was admitted to the special Ebola quarantine unit at the Ernakulam General Hospital, India.
Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces. The onslaught came a day after Chad sent troops across the border to flush the jihadists out of the Nigerian town of
Pirates have hijacked a crude oil tanker off the Nigerian coast, taking three hostages and killing the vessel’s Greek deputy commander, the Greek coastguard said Wednesday. The Malta-flagged Kalamos was anchored and awaiting fresh cargo from Qua Iboe, an oil terminal in Nigeria’s southeastern region operated by ExxonMobil, when it