Thursday, 25 August 2016

4 World Bank Contractors Drown In Egbe Dam, Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria

Four World Bank contractors have reportedly drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Lawmaker Kidnapped In Kaduna, North-Central Nigeria, Abductors Demand N70m Ransom

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly Kidnapped a sitting member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, one Honourable Ibrahim Samaila representing Tudun Wada Constituency.

Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Fatally Injured, Commanders Killed In Aerial Strike

The Nigerian Military, on Tuesday, claimed that an aerial bombardment on Boko Haram enclave in Sambisa Forest, has left some members of the insurgent group, including its factional leader, Abubakar Shekau fatally wounded.

Jungle Justice: 8 Polytechnic Students Lynched In Zamfara State Over "Blasphemy Against Islam"

No fewer than eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara. Sources said the attackers broke into a house where the alleged culprit was hiding for safety, and set him ablaze together with his seven friends, completely razing the house to the ground.

Monday, 22 August 2016

No Intelligence That Boko Haram Keep Chibok Girls in Sambisa Forest - Air Force Chief    

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force has no intelligence on whether the Chibok girls are in Sambisa Forest or not.

Militant Group Adaka Boro Avengers Insists on Niger Delta Republic, Set To Launch Radio Station

Sequel to reports that the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, have agreed to a ‘ceasefire’ to allow for a dialogue with the Nigerian Government, its sister militant group, the Adaka Boro Avengers (ADA) has said it would not engage in any dialogue with the government, and vowed to go ahead with the October 1 declaration of the Niger Delta Republic.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

BREAKING NEWS! Niger Delta Avengers Announces Ceasefire, Agrees To Negotiate With The Nigerian Government

The Niger Delta Avengers today, Sunday, 21st August, 2016, announced a unilateral ceasefire and agreed to negotiate with the Nigerian Government. In a Press release, the militant group laid down terms and conditions of its negotiation and appointed Chief Edwin Clark as its representative.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Nigerian Government Agrees To Swap Detained Boko Haram Insurgents for Abducted Chibok Girls

Strong indications emerged on Friday that the Nigerian Government has concluded plans to swap the abducted Chibok girls with some Boko Haram members detained at various prisons across the country.

Friday, 19 August 2016

President Buhari Set To Rehabilitate 414 Grazing Reserve Centres Across Nigeria

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is set to rehabilitate the 414 grazing reserve centres and stock routes across the country, what it described as steps taken to end the clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country.

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Two NPDC Pipelines in Delta State, Nigeria

Two pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, were in the early hours of Friday blown up by gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants.

Nigerian Airforce Expecting Delivery of 12 Attack Helicopter Gunships from Russia - CAS

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, said yesterday there was urgent need to boost the capacity of Nigerian Air Force to meet its responsibilities.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Police Foil Attempted Jail Break In Abakaliki Prisons

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Thursday foiled a jailbreak attempt at the Abakiliki Prisons fueled by hours of intense protest by prison inmates. The inmates staged a protest, alleging maltreatment and poor welfare by the prison officials.

National Security: Nigeria Begins Implementation of Counter Terrorism Strategy

The Nigerian Government is set to begin the full implementation of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy, NACTEST, as part of measures to enhance its onslaught on insurgency. 

Niger Delta Avengers Set To Declare Independent Niger Delta Republic October 1st, 2016

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, insists on going ahead with its plans to declare an independent Niger Delta Republic on October 1st, 2016. In It's latest press release signed by its Spokesperson, Brig. General Mudoch Agbinibo, the NDA says, "The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigeria government fails to retrace it’s step by restructuring this country". 

Nigerian Pilgrims Face Execution In Saudi Arabia Over Drug Trafficking 

Three Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj exercise at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia risk execution over their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The pilgrims from Kwara State, whose identities were being protected, were arrested for alleged possession of substance suspected to be cocaine. Drug trafficking offence carries death penalty in Saudi Arabia.