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Nigerian Troops Rescue 54 Hostages from Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno

Nigerian Troops Rescue 54 Hostages from Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno

Troops of 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in collaboration with local vigilantes have continued moving into the hinterland on clearance operation to destroy Boko Haram terrorists. Consequently, on the 11th of May 2019, troops effectively cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaga – Munye villages in Borno State. No encounter with Boko Haram terrorists was made as they run away before troops’ arrival ... Read More »

Features: Wonder scenes in Borno, By Mahmud Jega

Features: Wonder scenes in Borno, By Mahmud Jega

It was the last place in Nigeria that I expected to find the most beautiful public schools, cutting edge health equipment, a lush housing estate and an industrial park humming with activity. Most stories out of Borno in the last decade were about insurgency, bomb blasts and IDPs, plus rent driven through the roof by local and international NGO spending. ... Read More »

Tackling Transnational Crimes: IGP Hosts ECOWAS Police Chiefs

Tackling Transnational Crimes: IGP Hosts ECOWAS Police Chiefs

By Adebola Owolola As part of ongoing efforts at galvanizing multinational efforts towards finding a lasting solution to transnational crimes, especially terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, maritime security, herders and farmers’ conflict amongst others, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, would be hosting West African Police and Security Chiefs between ... Read More »

Ramadan: MURIC wants amnesty for 54 soldiers serving 10-year jail term

Ramadan: MURIC wants amnesty for 54 soldiers serving 10-year jail term

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to grant presidential pardon to the 54 soldiers who are currently serving a 10-year jail term. The Islamic human rights organization made the appeal in a press statement issued on Monday, 13th May, 2019. The statement was signed by MURIC’s Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According to MURIC, the ... Read More »

Internet Fraudster Bags Six Months Jail Term

Internet Fraudster Bags Six Months Jail Term

By Adebola Owolola Justice I. M Sani of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced Uchenna Samuel Nwosu (a.ka. Jackson Mendez) to six months imprisonment for internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining $500 from an American, Carmen Alvarez, under false pretence. Nwosu was arraigned by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office ... Read More »

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

By Owolola Adebola The United States Department of Justice with the assistance of Nigeria has successfully extradited Muhammad Khalid KHAN to the U.S. KHAN was arrested at the request of the U.S. Justice Department in Nigeria pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York. The United States Department of Justice heavily depended and relied ... Read More »

Opinion- Ekiti APC: Stakeholders and their concerns, By Segun Dipe

Opinion- Ekiti APC: Stakeholders and their concerns, By Segun Dipe

…another stakeholder’s perspective When we talk about power politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, now national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a starter. He knows one or two things about it, having fought several battles for and against power. One of the refrains he often borrows is that Power is never served ... Read More »

Jos North LG boss wants Gov Lalong made new leader of the Middle-belt zone

Jos North LG boss wants Gov Lalong made new leader of the Middle-belt zone

PRESS RELEASE Post May 29th swearing-in: His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong eminently qualified as the New Leader Middle-belt zone- Hon. Dr. Philip Izang Nyam. The Hon. Chairman Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State Hon. Dr. Philip Ian Nyam has advocated the emergence and endorsement of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong, the Executive Governor ... Read More »

Special Features: Gov Kashim Shettima makes Borno number one medical destination in Nigeria, By Femi Ige

Special Features: Gov Kashim Shettima makes Borno number one medical destination in Nigeria, By Femi Ige

  S *Gov Shettima (4th right) during a foreign trip to seal agreement on procurement of medical equipment for the state* SIMPLY put, medical tourism refers to a trip or trips across international boundaries in search of medical treatment, usually for better quality care. This presupposes that people living in poorer parts of the globe go to other parts of ... Read More »