Two bombers killed in failed suicide attack
The Police in Borno on Tuesday said two Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed in a failed attempt to attack a mosque in Jidari Polo area in Maiduguri. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Damien Chukwu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Chukwu said that…
Four killed in multiple suicide blasts in Maiduguri
At least four people were killed and nine others injured in multiple suicide attacks outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the emergency services and residents said on Friday.
Troops destroy Boko Haram training camp in Borno
The Nigerian Army on Monday said its troops had destroyed a Boko Haram insurgents’ training facility at Benisheikh, Borno. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that the troops also killed one insurgent and rescued one person held captive…
FG seeks $15b loan to complete Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project
The Federal Government is negotiating a $15 billion loan to complete the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this yesterday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, the Itakpe/Warri railway project will be completed and commissioned by August this year. The minister…
PDP condemns demolition of Maiduguri office, accuses APC of desperation, impunity
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to physically attack its members and offices. Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, told journalists in Abuja that because APC had realized that its chances of winning the 2019 elections was getting slimmer by the day, the party resorted to…
Borno governent extends curfew in Maiduguri by another 7-days
The Borno Government has announced the extension of the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Maiduguri fby another seven days. A statement by Dr Muhammad Bulama, the Commissioner for Information, on Friday in Maiduguri said the curfew was extended to Jan. 20. “In other words, the prevailing curfew regime is to now to last…
Borno government extends curfew in Maiduguri for 7 days
The Borno Government on Friday announced the extension of curfew in Maiduguri for another seven days from 8:00 p.m. to 6: 00 a.m. The government on Monday rescheduled the curfew hitherto observed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to run between Jan. 2 and 6. A statement by Dr Muhammad Bulama, the Commissioner for Information,…
Borno reviews curfew in Maiduguri
The Borno Government has reviewed the curfew in Maiduguri metropolis from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM as against the existing 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
Five dead in suicide bombing in Maiduguri mosque
At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.
IDPs in Maiduguri demands return to Bama
The Bama Initiative for Human Development, an NGO, on Sunday in Maiduguri staged a peaceful demonstration demanding the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their respective communities in Bama.