• Troops reclaim town, captured by Boko Haram amid heavy gun fight – Army

    Troops reclaim town, captured by Boko Haram amid heavy gun fight – Army

    Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have captured Mallam Fatori in northern Borno after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

    According to a statement signed by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday, the town was captured under “Operation Gama Aiki” of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

    Usman said that the troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter, who subsequently withdrew “to a vantage position”.

    ‪”However, the terrorists […]

  • Top US envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

    Top US envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

    Top US diplomat John Kerry will fly to Brussels and London on Monday for talks with Washington’s key allies in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

    US officials travelling to Rome with the secretary of state told reporters on the flight that two stops had been added to his European itinerary at the last moment.

    “Tomorrow we’ll go to Brussels and then on to London,” one official said.

    Washington was dismayed last week when British voters chose to leave […]

  • Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Civil servants in Ekiti State yesterday suspended their four-week-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government agreeing to a seven-point deal.

    Secretary to the governor, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, represented the government, while labour was represented by the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson; the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the […]