The Nigeria Police have dismissed 121 of at least 167 police officers who absconded last week, from a counter-terrorism training facility in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents, according to a report by Premium Times, a leading online newspaper. The police had in their first reaction on...
The Force Headquarters has ordered the arrest and prosecution of 190 riot policemen who absconded from the ongoing training at the Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe State, according to Premium Times, a leading online newspaper. The fleeing policemen were part of the 2,000 Police Mobile Officers mobilised for the training...
“People often don’t realize how much choice Boko Haram gave women,” a psychologist who operated a deradicalization program said. Many were extended freedoms they’d never experienced before. Around 6:30 p.m. on an evening in April, 2013, Aisha Yerima was at her home in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria. Aisha was twenty-one,...
I sent my car for service in preparation for my trip to Benue since Wednesday. The vehicle was not returned until yesterday evening. I was very angry that the mechanic delayed my planned trip but was also glad that he brought the car back for me to leave this morning. So...
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has warned that Nigeria could witness an insurgency worse than Boko Haram in the near future if nothing was done to fix the country’s economy and check its growing population. The emir, who represented the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad III, said this during...
NIGERIA’S Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says that the federal government spends a total of N3.5 million every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shi’ite Islamic sect. Mohammed made this claim while addressing State House correspondents after...
The Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington, says disregard for justice and rule of law is more dangerous than stealing of public funds.The US envoy stated this while responding to a question on the sideline of the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin in...
Hajiya Ireti Kingibe, former wife of one-time Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babagana Kingibe, has denied that her husband abandoned MKO Abiola at the height of the struggle to validate the result of the June 12 election. Ireti Kingibe said in the current edition of The Interview magazine...
The vehicle belonging to the missing Major General Idris Alkali (Rtd), has been found in a pond in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Soldiers draining a pond in Dura Du in Jos, found the car of the missing Gen. Alkali, who was declared missing on the 3rd of September, 2018. The...
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop subverting the rule of law. Soyinka spoke in view of recent cases in which the Buhari-led administration was found wanting of subverting the rule of law in his usual dictatorial style during the military regime. The Nobel laureate,...