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Nigeria: How Army Prevents Dozens of Boko Haram Suicide Attacks – Official

By Abdulkareem Haruna The Nigerian Army on Thursday provided more details of its operations in the north-east as it battles the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theatre Commander of the army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, said the army was concerned about the suicide attacks being carried out by Boko Haram in Borno State and was […]

Nigeria: Jonathan Meets U.S. Lawmakers – Speaks On Nigerian Christians, Niger Delta

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with the United States Congress House Sub Committee on Africa to speak on the Niger Delta issue and the challenges facing Christians in Nigeria. A spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze, said the meeting was part of efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to fulfill its mission to promote […]

Nigeria: What Ex-President Jonathan Told U.S. Lawmakers About Nigerian Christians – Full Speech

Photo: Daily Trust Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria. document Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question-A Summary A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me start by thanking Congressman, Christopher H. Smith, Chairman U.S. House […]

Nigeria: Why Boko Haram Insurgents Chopped-Off My Hand, Leg – Former Member

Muhammad Abubakar, a 31 year-old Boko Haram insurgent on Thursday said his hand and leg were chopped off because he was planing to surrender and quit the battle in Sambisa forest. Abubakar disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri during briefing organised by Major-General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, to update journalists on […]

Nigeria: 17 Suspects Involved in Southern Kaduna Killings Arrested

By Mohammed Lere and Agency Report The Nigeria Police said it has arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna State. The violence in Kafanchan is part of the larger Southern Kaduna violence that has claimed the life of over 200 people in recent months. The state government has had to impose […]

Nigeria: NNPC Opens Bids for Fresh Crude Oil Sale, Purchase Contracts

By Bassey Udo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday formally opened tenders from prospective bidders for its direct sale of crude oil/direct purchase of petroleum products contracts. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, who performed the official opening of the bids, said a total of 128 bids were harvested from […]

Nigeria: Fraudsters Impersonate Army Chief

The Nigerian Army has noted with serious concern the activities of some fraudsters and mischievous persons in the society that go about defrauding innocent persons in the name of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai. The fraudsters are employing various means and techniques through the use of the internet and social […]

Nigerian Mom, 43, Gives Birth to Quads in UK, Incurres £500 000 Bill

A Nigerian woman, 43, has reportedly incurred over £500 000 after she gave birth to quadruplets at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London in November, 2016. According to Standard UK, the woman only identified as Priscilla had initially intended to give birth in Chicago, United States – where she had family – after being […]

Nigeria: Govt Approves New Tax Policy, to Raise VAT On Luxury Goods

By Tobi Soniyi In an effort to shore up the federal government’s revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods. Also yesterday, the council constituted a task force to device measures to force down the prices of food […]

Nigeria: UK Deports 41 Nigerians for Immigration Offences

By Chinedu Eze The United Kingdom has deported about 41 Nigerians for committing various immigration offences. The deportees, who were brought into the country in the early hours of yesterday, comprised 33 men and eight women. They arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, at 7.55 a.m. onboard a chartered aircraft. THISDAY learnt that […]

Nigerians Know Who Is a ‘Motor Park’ Personality Between You and I, Obiano Replies Okorocha

By David-Chyddy Eleke Awka — Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has replied his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha’s claim that he is “an aggressive governor who could have done better as a militant than as a governor,” saying the claim was laughable. The governor said it was clear to Nigerians who between himself and […]

Nigeria: Five UN Officials Killed By Bandits in Cameroon

By Daji Sani Yola — Suspected bandits from the Republic of Cameroun have killed five officials of the International Boundary Committee set up by the United Nations to resolve the border dispute between Nigeria and Cameroun. The officials were said to be on a mission to demarcate the boundaries between Nigeria and Cameroun following International […]

Nigeria: Some Women Have Found Expression in Their Own Writings – – Betty Abah, Writer/Activist

interview By Anino Aganbi Betty Abah, is a Nigerian writer, women and child rights activist, and Executive Director of CEE-HOPE, a child/girls’ rights and development NGO. Abah has authored five books including the award-wining Go Tell Our King (poetry), Sound of Broken Chains and Mother of Multitudes, the Biography of Ebele Eko. Speaking to Woman’s […]

Nigeria: Soldier Sentenced to Seven Years for Manslaughter

By Michael Olugbode A Special Military Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri has sentenced a soldier, Private Hassan Adamu, deployed for the counter-insurgency operations in North-east to a seven years jail term for manslaughter. The convict was accused of killing, on December 23 2015, an unarmed civilian, one Umar Alka at the Maiduguri Monday market. The […]