Imperatives of (Re) negotiating Nigeria
“Our country is an abiku country. Like the spirit-child, it keeps coming and going. One day it will decide to remain. It will become strong.” Ben Okri The Nigeria-Biafra civil war of 1967-1970, the multiple rashes of political and religious upheavals since independence, the Boko Haram insurgency, the banditry in the northern part of the…
Adamawa Government imposes 24-hour curfew
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has imposed a 24-hour curfew throughout the state, citing a breakdown of law and order in Yola, the capital. Fintiri declared the curfew in a special broadcast on Sunday, warning that the government will not fold its hands and allow some few elements to destabilise the relative peace enjoyed in…
Anxiety over fresh strategy to end insurgency
Retired military brass hats, yesterday, said Governor Babagana Zulum’s call for the invitation of Chadian troops to partner with their Nigerian counterparts in fighting insurgency is not only an indictment of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief...
Address poverty, insecurity now, PDP tells Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reposition his government and address the economic and security challenges facing the country. The former ruling party expressed sadness that Nigerians are celebrating the country’s 60th independence anniversary without much to show for it. In a statement, yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola…
Insurgency stalls FG road projects in Borno, Yobe
The decade long Boko Haram insurgency has stalled the completion of 488 kilometres of Federal Government roads in Borno and Yobe States.
End insurgency, sign amended electoral act, ADP urges Buhari
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the signing of the amended Electoral Act as a matter of urgency...
Insecurity: North East going through a hard time but will bounce back - Buni
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back. Speaking during a Gala to mark the end of the North East Governors’ meeting in Gombe State.
Insurgency: NAF sets up aircraft hangar in Maiduguri
The Nigeria Air Force (NAF), says it has established an aircraft hangar at the 105 Composite Command, Maiduguri, to enhance its operations in the counter-insurgency