Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack

[FILES] On Monday, ISWAP said it had killed "more than 40 Nigerian soldiers" in Metele and carted away "four tanks" along with other vehicles and ammunition. Nigerian troops fighting on the frontlines of the Boko […]

Buhari summons service chiefs over Metele attack – army

[FIL EPHOTO] Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. The News […]

Soldiers’ killing: Buhari dispatches Defence Minister to meet Chadian President

Following the rising spate of renewed insurgent attacks and killings in the northeast, especially the recent massacre of scores of Nigerian soldiers in the frontline of Matete, Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the […]

Buhari dispatches Defence Minister to Chad for emergency security meeting

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the Minister of Defence, retired Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for an emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the deterioration of […]

Troops kill 2 Boko Haram commanders, reclaim communities in Borno

Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade Damboa, embarked on Joint Clearance Operations from Gumsuri to Gambori in Borno State. Photo/Twitter/HQNigerianArmy The Nigeria Army on Sunday said its troops had […]

Boko Haram steals 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats in Borno – NEMA

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said Boko Haram insurgents came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere Local government of Borno […]

North in shadows of illiteracy, insurgency

[FILE PHOTO] President Muhammadu Buhari For the umpteenth time, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has shown he will not rest until there is a marked improvement in the northern region of Nigeria’s […]

Finding space for Nigeria’s 13m out-of-school children

Education Minister, Adamu Adamu At the moment, Nigeria is the world capital of out-of-school children with more than 13 million of them anywhere but in the classroom. In this piece, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL examines the […]

Shock, anger trail Boko Haram killing of aid worker

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls protesting against the killing of Hauwa Liman, abduction of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls, Rann women and others at the Aso Villa gate in Abuja …yesterday. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI […]

Will Buhari complete his project? – Part 2

[FILE PHOTO] President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO/TWITTER/APCng The country’s shortcomings are severely handicapping its potential, in particular, with regard to industrialisation which Nigeria should have unmatched comparative advantage in Africa because of its natural resource base, […]

Where is Leah Sharibu?

When about 111 girls of Government Girls Science and Technology College were kidnapped from their hostels in Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, their parents prayed that they return safe, healthy and quick. When the […]

Deadline on Leah: Religious leaders urge abductors to free her

Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls Religious leaders, under the aegis of Interfaith Initiative for Peace (IIP), yesterday, in Abuja, appealed to abductors of Leah Sharibu to release her and abandon their threat […]