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12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny

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September 16, 2014 General, Military

Nigerian soldiers kill many Islamic extremists

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September 13, 2014 International, Military

Military capture child soldiers battling for Boko Haram

Several alleged foreign mercenaries as well as child soldiers are fighters of Boko Haram who attacked several villages and towns in Adamawa State, authority said yesterday. The mercenaries are said to be “fair” in complexion and do not look like [...]

September 11, 2014 General, Military

Nigerian warplanes bomb Boko Haram bases

Nigerian warplanes are doing air attacks against Boko Haram militant bases located in northeast Borno state, says a senior official. It is reportedly a government counter-attack against the group’s apparent drive to create an Islamist enclave. The official said Nigeria’s [...]

September 6, 2014 General, Military

Nigeria and US renew commitment to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria as well as the United States have revived their promise to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. The two countries also expressed the determination to ensure credible elections in Nigeria in 2015 and as part of its effort, the U.S [...]

September 6, 2014 General, Military

US plans extensive border security program throughout Nigeria

The United States is getting ready to start a “major” border security program that can help Nigeria as well as its neighbours fight the growing number as well as range of attacks by the Islamic extremists, said by a senior [...]

September 5, 2014 General, Military

26,000 people flee as Boko Haram fights for land in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have influenced more than 26,000 people coming from the northeastern of Bama in the middle of intense fighting, witnesses as well as security sources reported on Wednesday, as Islamists concentrate more on getting as well as holding [...]

September 4, 2014 General, Military

Many killed as Boko Haram attacks town of Nigeria

Boko Haram have overcrowded much of the north-eastern Nigerian town following hours of fighting which has killed many and displaced countless residents, several security resources reported today. The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 kilometres from [...]

September 2, 2014 Government and politics, Military

U.S. performs counterterrorism attack in Somalia

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September 2, 2014 International, Military

Lesotho Coup Attempt

  Gunfire had been heard throughout Lesotho Saturday early morning while military units enclosed government buildings, as well as police offices within the capital. Witnesses say the move is apparently part of a coup attempt in the small mountainous southern [...]

August 30, 2014 Africa, General, Military

Cameroonian military shell Boko Haram camp

  Came­roon’s armed forces has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, putting one of their camps throughout the border as well as killing “many” fighters, the security official stated on Thursday. The source said the army had shelled the [...]

August 29, 2014 General, Military

Police officers kill 4 suspected robbers

Imo State Police Command Officers yesterday shot 4 alleged armed robbers dead after a gun fight at Area M Zone E World Bank Housing Estate, New Owerri part of the state. Two cops however, suffered gunshot wounds over the encounter [...]

August 22, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Air Force, NIMASA show MPA abilities

The Nigerian Air Force as well as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have shown the features of the Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) managed by NAF. The two bodies last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which [...]

August 22, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Chadian soldiers release the majority of Boko Haram’s captives, kill a number of terrorists

Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram, kidnapped 100 people previously this month but many were freed – and the majority were young males, not females – authorities said Friday. A member of the anti-Boko Haram movement said 20 females and about [...]

August 16, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

Police Established Tactical Operation Points in the North to Fight Terrorism

In the strategic measures aligned to include unlawful movement of small arms, light weapons along with other explosive products, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Suleiman Abba, has directed the fast establishment of Tactical Operation Points (TOP) in chosen [...]

August 14, 2014 Government and politics, Military

16 Female Suicide Bombers Arrested along with Boko Haram Master Trainer

A person who is regarded as the master trainer of female suicide bombers of Boko Haram was arrested by the Joint Task Force in Kano. He was arrested with 16 females who were reportedly training for suicide operations. According to This [...]

August 12, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

Boko Haram Butcher reveals it takes him only 2 Minutes to Slaughter a MAN

Mohammed Zakari, the Boko Haram’s self- acclaimed chief butcher terrorist group has narrated on how he would once slaughter persons for the terrorist group. It was reported that, the chief butcher said he headed a five-man terror cell. His other accomplices [...]

August 7, 2014 Government and politics, Military era, Societal issues

Female suicide bomber photo goes viral, heats up controversy on missing Chibok girls

An image comparison of the female suicide bomber juxtaposed with among the missing Chibok girls has provided credence to the reports making rounds that Boko Haram may possibly indeed use a few of the missing Chibok girls as suicide bombers. [...]

August 6, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigerian Military Cut Throats of Detainees

The Nigerian military and civilian militias of “extensive human rights violations” was accused by Amnesty International in their battle against extremists within the northeast of the country. The global rights watchdog said gruesome video footage, images and witness testimonies collected [...]

August 5, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigeria Still Powerful In Peacekeeping, According to Military

Despite the security challenge confronting the nation, Nigerian military authorities have got asserted the international community continue to looks up to Nigeria being a peacekeeping giant in global system. The Nigerian armed forces therefore insisted that Nigeria would not relent [...]

August 2, 2014 Government and politics, Military

APC asks FG new method of fighting insurgency and not granting money

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has requested the Federal Government to create new strategy in fighting against the Boko Haram insurgency rather than demand for money. It said in a statement on Tuesday, that imaginative thinking, instead of sticking to [...]

July 23, 2014 Economy, Government and politics

FG Floats Support N30bn Fund for Victims of B’Haram

President Jonathan declared the other day that the federal government has worked out plans to float a N30 billion assistance fund for Boko Haram victims attack throughout the country. It was gathered that, while the victims support fund got the [...]

July 10, 2014 Government and politics, Military

21-yr-old arrested by killing his father at Redemption Camp

A man named Tolani Ajayi, was arrested by the Ogun State police command for killing his father named Mr Charles Ajayi, within the Redemption Camp, on Tuesday at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The suspect, a 300-level student of the Department of History [...]

July 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Law

60 Nigerian women and girls escape from Boko Haram

Over 60 women as well as girls have apparently escaped from Boko Haram. According to the reports they were among 68 abducted last month near the town of Damboa in the country’s north-eastern Borno state, The Nigerian military said it killed [...]

July 7, 2014 Government and politics

Boko Haram burns churches near Chibok kills 48

There are attacks on Sunday on 3 villages close to Chibok throughout Borno State, setting on fire 5 churches as well as killing no less than 48. In the offensive, which was said to have lasted for about four hours, [...]

June 29, 2014 Environmental issues, Military

Pastor sold his blood to buy drugs

Mr. Victor Edo, a zonal pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God said he donate his blood in return for cash in order to satisfy his desire for heroin, cocaine and several other tough drugs. Victor said this on Tuesday, [...]

June 25, 2014 Government and politics, Health issues, Societal issues

Fayose victory at last

The candidate of PDP in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, announced a booming triumph having a total vote haul of 203, 090 out of the 350,256 votes cast. The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, [...]

June 23, 2014 Government and politics

Nigerian Independence according to elders

This talks to the Nigerians who were there at the Nigera Independence in 1960 – and also asks, what was this all about… along with what went wrong. “On Oct 1st 1960 I was still a student at Government College [...]

June 19, 2014 General, Government and politics

Jonathan should make surprise visit to Chibok

Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, said the presidency could salvage its battered integrity over the botched Chibok trip by arranging a surprise one, which would not leak before the trip. A statement by its spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, also [...]

May 19, 2014 Government and politics

A season of conspiracies against Goodluck Jonathan, By Femi Aribisala

There are well-placed Nigerians, especially in the North, sponsoring aiding and abetting terrorism for the sake of political gain. The Yorubas have a proverb. They say: “A witch cried out yesterday and a child died today. Who does not know [...]

May 13, 2014 Government and politics