• 952,029 school-age children out of schools following Boko Haram attacks — Abdulsalami

    952,029 school-age children out of schools following Boko Haram attacks — Abdulsalami

    Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), said yesterday that though the Boko Haram insurgency was on the verge of being nipped in the bud, effects of the magnitude of the human, economic and ecological problems created by it would remain with the North East for a long time.

    General Abubakar made the observation in Yola at a two day conference organized by Modibbo Adama University of Technology, MAUTECH, the Nigerian Army and the Chad Basin Commission, with the theme, […]

  • Nigeria lost $5.9 billion to Boko Haram insurgency, says Abdulsalami

    Nigeria lost $5.9 billion to Boko Haram insurgency, says Abdulsalami

    Nigeria, according to former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, “recorded a loss of $5.9 billion or N1.8 trillion” to the Boko Haram crisis in the North East of the country.

    He added that the situation has “dangerously deepened the state of poverty in a region classified among the poorest in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 7 million people documented as vulnerable to deprivation, hunger and disease.”

    Abubakar made the disclosure, yesterday, in Yola, at the Regional Conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in […]

  • Governor Bindow has no bulletproof cars – Abdulsalami

    Governor Bindow has no bulletproof cars – Abdulsalami

    Former head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), has called on the media to always verify facts before publishing and broadcasting their stories.

    Abdulsalami made the call while reacting to stories by a section of the media about the use of bulletproof cars by Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, despite the ongoing recession in the country.

    The former head of State, who was in Yola for the Regional Conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in the Chad Basin holding from […]

  • Former President Jonathan visits Babangida, Abdulsalami in Minna

    Former President Jonathan visits Babangida, Abdulsalami in Minna

    Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, paid a visit to former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd) at their Hilltop homes in Minna, the Niger state capital.

    Journalists were not allowed into the meetings but Channels Television learnt that the immediate past president arrived first at the home of General IBB about 11am where he spent about one hour before he proceeded to the home of General Abdulsalami Abubakar […]

  • What I discussed with Buhari – Abdulsalami

    What I discussed with Buhari – Abdulsalami

    Following the visit of former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) to President Buhari, the former has disclosed the issues they discussed it the closed door session.

    Abubakar said this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which was held inside the President’s office.

    The former military ruler however refused to disclose the specific issues he discussed with the President when reporters asked him to do so.

    “I came to discuss issues of national interest and […]