Borno 2019 and the Southern Borno Conundrum

Borno 2019 and the Southern Borno Conundrum

By Abba Ali As the elections draw nearer, there have been lots of political calculations in the polity, especially at the state level. This trend is more pronounced in states where the governor is not seeking reelections. And as natural, the struggle to succeed him takes center stage. In times past, I have advocated in […]

Suicide bomber killed 8 worshippers in Borno

Suicide bomber killed 8 worshippers in Borno

A suicide-bomb attack at a mosque in the Mainari area of Konduga, Borno State, claimed the lives of eight worshippers in the early hours of Monday, July 23, 2018. According to a report, a security source and a local resident confirmed that a male suicide bomber detonated his explosives at about 5:15am, leaving five people […]

Court Warns Kogi Legal Practitioner to Abide by Bail Conditions

Court Warns Kogi Legal Practitioner to Abide by Bail Conditions

Bayo Oyewale Lokoja A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja has warned a lawyer, Mr Julius Elukpo to abide by his bail conditions or face the full wrath of the law. The presiding Chief Magistrate Mr Seidu Hussain gave this warning in Lokoja on Thursday. Hussein  who was reacting to a submission made by the […]

Group accuses TY Danjuma, Ishaku of fuelling armed conflict in Taraba

Group accuses TY Danjuma, Ishaku of fuelling armed conflict in Taraba

Chris Steven, Abuja A socio-political group, Middle Belt Conscience Guard has accused the former Chief of Army Staff, General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) and the Taraba State governor, Arc. Diarus Ishaku of fueling armed conflicts in Taraba State and its environ. The group made the allegation on Sunday in Abuja at a Press conference addressed by […]

School feeding: 400,000 pupils to benefit in Adamawa

School feeding: 400,000 pupils to benefit in Adamawa

No fewer than 400,000 primary school pupils will benefit from the Federal Government school feeding programme in Adamawa state, an official has said. The State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Ahmad Abba, who made this known in Yola on Tuesday, said that the benefiting pupils were those from primary one to three. He said […]

NEXIM bank votes N6bn for northeast development

NEXIM bank votes N6bn for northeast development

The Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has set aside N6 billion as Northeast intervention fund to support exporters in the region. The bank disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. It said that a delegation from the bank visited the region for an on-site assessment of export oriented projects in […]

Dapchi: Yobe State Government and the rest of us

Dapchi: Yobe State Government and the rest of us

BY IDOKO AINOKO The abduction of over 90 girls in a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, is unfortunate. More embarrassing however, is the bid by the Yobe State Government to try shrug blame off its shoulder to blame another by saying it is the withdrawal of the military from the area that was responsible […]

Coalition blasts Yobe Govt Over DAPCHI Girls

Coalition blasts Yobe Govt Over DAPCHI Girls

Chris Steven, Abuja 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 […]

International Organizations, Boko Haram Re-Enacting An Old Script To Destroy Nigeria — Group Alleges

International Organizations, Boko Haram Re-Enacting An Old Script To Destroy Nigeria — Group Alleges

Chris Steven, Abuja A coalition of 50 civil society groups , comprising NGOs, FBOs and CSOs have accused Amnesty International and others of re-enacting an old script targeted at destabilising Nigeria. The Coalition while reacting to the timing of the recent reports released by Amnesty International said the international organisation often attempts to embolden the […]

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