Seven children among 14 killed in roadside bomb in Burkina Faso
Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians, killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso
Court orders FG, OPSH to release Zakka Dung, pay N5m damages
A Plateau State High Court has ordered the Federal Government and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) to release Zakka Dung and pay him N5 million for violation
Global index finds climate change driving ‘alarming’ hunger levels
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
Army launches ‘operation identify yourselves’ to track fleeing terrorists, others
The Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday launched ‘Operation Identify Yourselves’ aimed at tracking and arresting fleeing terrorists and criminals from the North East region.
Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad: army officer
A female suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists.
37 dead in intercommunal fighting in Chad: president
At least 37 people have been killed in fresh fighting this week between rival ethnic groups in Chad, President Idriss Deby said on Friday.
11 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack
At least 11 Chadian soldiers were killed in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists at Lake Chad, the latest in a surge of attacks in the region, authorities said on Sunday. "The Chadian army lost 11 men including three officers... and six soldiers were wounded," the regional authority told AFP. It added that Chadian…
Protests in Chad over threat to re-introduce military courts
Opposition parties in Chad on Wednesday denounced President Idriss Deby Itno after he hinted that military courts may be re-introduced in a bid to curb ethnic violence.
Exploring hydrocarbon prospects in North’s Inland Basins
After about 40 years, Nigeria has returned the search for oil in the North. The debate on the viability of the search, primarily championed by President Muhammadu Buhari has divided stakeholders. Apart from seeing the project as a northern agenda, and a waste of taxpayers resources, some stakeholders have repeatedly condemned the project, while others…
The persistent herders’ attacks
The carnage on innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen that reached its zenith with the mass killings in Benue and Plateau state in early 2018 seems to have resumed with the recent mass killings in Numa village in the Andaha community of the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Only a few would have forgotten…