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By Femi Fani-Kayode Permit me to begin this contribution with some basic truisms: firstly, that God is great and that He alone forges the destiny of nations and rules in the affairs of men. Secondly, that He is faithful and true and that He alone is worthy of our fear and of our praise. Lest

Boko Haram: Buhari threatens legal action against PDP, Metuh

A former head of state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammad’s Buhari, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the PDP to retract its wild accusation linking him with the Boko Haram terrorist acts, tender an unreserved public apology to him or face a legal action. In a statement he personally

B’Haram kills 20 in fresh Borno attacks

BY KAYODE IDOWU There seems to be no end in sight to the Boko Haram insurgency as some men believed to be members of the sect waylaid traders returning from a local market in Borno killing 18 of them. Also, a senior officer of the Department of State Security said that some hours earlier, another

Borno officials, Principal denied Military claim of rescuing pupils

There is controversy over the rescue of abducted school girls in Borno with the state government and the school principal faulting the military’s claim that most of the pupils have been freed The claim by military officials in Abuja on Wednesday that 107 abducted girls of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok were freed is

B’Haram invades Borno villages, kills 38

Men believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect have again invaded the Borno villages of Ngoshe and Kaigamari, in Gwoza and Konduga Local Government Areas, respectively,  killing 38 people. The insurgents also set ablaze several houses and shops in addition to destroying mobile telecommunications masts in the area. Ngoshe is located east of

Boko Haram: Security stops IBB, Buhari, Sultan, others

FOR safety, security agencies have restricted the movement of some dignitaries. On the list of the Very Important Personalities (VIPs) are the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, former-President Shehu Shagari, former military President Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and others. Also affected by the “protective” restriction are prominent emirs, governors,

Boko Haram: 1,500 innocent souls perish in 90 days…

Following the unending attacks by Boko Haram and uncontrolled reprisals by Nigeria’s security forces there has been the rise in the  death toll in North East Nigeria to at least 1,500 people, a number which more than half of it are civilians, in the first three months of 2014, Amnesty International stated in its recent