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NNPC To Reinvogorate Exploratory Activities In Seven Hydrocarbon Basins

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday said it would reinvigorate exploratory activities in the seven hydrocarbon basins in Nigeria to shore up the nation’s reserve base. NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, disclosed this in Abuja when he received Gov. Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe in a courtesy visit. In a...

Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Gwoza

4 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack at their base in Yamteke axis of Gwoza, Borno state.                            Confirming the incident in a statement, army spokesman brigadier general Sani Usman, said the terrorists had attempted to infiltrate the military base with vehicles and persons-borne improvised explosive devices on Tuesday night. He said...

UNIMAID Disowns Fake Admission List

5 days ago /
Education  Nation 

The University of Maiduguri in Borno state has disclaimed what it describes as, fake and misleading admission list, being circulated on some online media, claiming that it is the university’s 2017/2018 admission list. A press statement by the director public relations, Professor Danjuma Gambo said, the content of the fake document,...

Troops Kill Suspected Boko Haram Cattle Rustlers, Recover Weapons

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has engaged some members of the  Boko Haram sect  in what appears to have also taken to cattle rustling, in order to survive, recovering deadly weapons from them. The Army engaged the suspects over the weekend in Borno and Yobe states, killing four of them and recovering assorted...

Military assures of security in northeast

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian chief of army staff, lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says, the army will do its best to ensure that security in the northeast is stabilised. He also says that the troops are ever remain loyal in the discharge of their responsibilities to the nation. The army chief was speaking at the...

CSOs Not Doing Enough To Fight Corruption – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has accused the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) of not doing enough to fight corruption. Professor Osinbajo, who made the accusation at a meeting with members of various CSOs, called for more support in the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive. “There is not enough outrage from civil society...

SERAP Asks CJN To Review Composition Of Salami Committee

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Water Onnoghen, to urgently revisit and review the composition of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) headed by Justice Ayo Salami. In an open letter sent to the CJN, who is...

Nigeria At 57: President Buhari Visits Nigerian Troops In Maiduguri  

1 week ago /
Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerian troops for their gallantry and service in defending the nation from Boko-Haram terrorism. The President, who paid a visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, to celebrate the 57th independence day anniversary with the troops, said theirs was the highest form of service that could be...

Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adeniyi, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road. The Assistant Police Commissioner, who is serving in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, was said to have been abducted on Wednesday in Kaduna State. A close relation of the ACP, who confirmed the incident to reporters, said...

Dermatologists Offer Services At Borno IDP Camps

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A group of Nigerian dermatologists comprising eight doctors from across the country have been offering specialized dermatological outreach, to internally displaced persons' camps, in Borno state. The outreach involves a 5-day free consultation and treatment, of skin related diseases.    The community dermatological contribution to the IDPs in Borno State, is coming under...

Ayo Salami Heads Corruption Trial Monitoring Committee

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has appointed a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, to head its 15-member Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO). A statement signed on behalf of the NJC Secretary by the Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, said the decision...

UNDP Empowers N/East IDPs

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The United Nations development programme, UNDP, has empowered one hundred and seventy nine youths from Borno, Adamawa and Yola states with various entrepreneurial skills. At a graduation ceremony held in Yola, the UNDP also called on north east governors to introduce more skill acquisition programmes to engage the youths and prevent...

Boko Haram: HRW Accuses Cameroon Of Endangering Nigerian Refugees

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Cameroon was on Wednesday accused of forcibly returning some 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists. Human Rights Watch said Nigerians who had sought refuge across the border because of the Islamist violence had been abused, attacked and even sexually exploited by...

Northern Governors Forum Commends Governor Ikpeazu

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Northern Governors Forum has commended the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for the matured way he handled the recent crisis in the state. The chairman of the forum and governor of Borno state, Kashim Shetima gave the commendation when he led four other Governors of Kebbi, Sokoto,‎ Katsina and...

Troops Ambush, Kill Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Army troops have killed a large number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement, said the terrorists were neutralised in the early hours of Monday. Brigadier General Usman said the dead insurgents and others who...

Cholera Outbreak: 14 Dead, 230 Admitted In Borno IDP Camp

1 month ago /
Health 

Fourteen persons have died and 230 people are currently on admission following an Outbreak of cholera in an IDP camp at Muna garage in Borno State. In response to the outbreak, the U.N. has opened an emergency hospital in the camp and the patients are currently being admitted in two facilities. Officials...

PDP Inaugurates Lagos, Kwara Caretaker Committees

1 month ago /
Politics 

The national chairman of the PDP caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has charged all state party executives to ensure no one is left out in its decision to return power to the people. Senator Makarfi gave the charge in Abuja, while inaugurating caretaker committees for Kwara and Lagos states. The PDP national chairman...

Shekau Arrest Ultimatum Fails

1 month ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops have failed to arrest Boko-Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, after the forty-day ultimatum given to apprehend the terror kingpin elapsed. The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had on July twenty-one ordered the commander of operation Lafiya Dole and his troops to arrest Abubakar Shekau at all costs. At...

Resurgence Of Boko Haram Raise Fears Among The Public

1 month ago /
Security 

The number of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have risen in the last few months, and Nigerians are getting worried over the resurging danger. In this report, AIT’s Mngusuul Uji looks at the impact of the terror sect’s seeming recovery, and the challenge before the security agencies responsible for fighting them. Between...

Humanitarian Workers Pull Out Of IDPs Camp In Maiduguri

1 month ago /
Nation 

Humanitarian workers have pulled out of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The decision followed the outbreak of violence in the camp during a protest by the IDPs over the quantity of food brought in for distribution. The Gubio Road IDP camp is home to displaced...


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