• Buhari mourns Cuban leader, Fidel Castro

    Buhari mourns Cuban leader, Fidel Castro

    President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the passing on of former Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.

    The president said he received the news of Mr. Castro with profound sadness.

    Mr. Castro died Saturday at age 90.

    “On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari offers deepest condolences to Cuban President Raul Castro, and the people of Cuba on the passing early Saturday of the legendary leader, who passionately served his people for almost half a century,” Mr. Buhari said in a statement […]

  • Boko Haram leader reacts to Donald Trump’s victory

    Boko Haram leader reacts to Donald Trump’s victory

    The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West.

    “Do not be overwhelmed by people like Donald Trump and the global coalition fighting our brethren in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and everywhere,” Abubakar Shekau said in an audio message posted on YouTube late Sunday.

    “We remain steadfast on our faith and we will not stop,” he said in the hour-long […]

  • FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.

    All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]

  • Boko Haram kills Col. Ali, leader of the operation that recaptured Baga

    Boko Haram kills Col. Ali, leader of the operation that recaptured Baga

    Muhammad Abu Ali, a lieutenant colonel, whom Boko Haram dreaded, is dead.

    Ali led one of the army’s fiercest-ever battles with Boko Haram, in February 2015, culminating in the recapture of Baga town in Borno state.

    Sani Usman, army spokeman, said he was killed in an encounter with the insurgents on Friday.

    The deceased was was granted accelerated promotion from rank of major to lieutenant-colonel in September 2015, for his courageous performance in a series of the army’s engagements with Boko Haram.

    ‎Usman added […]

  • Police arrest OPC leader, 22 others for robbery

    Police arrest OPC leader, 22 others for robbery

    According to reports, the police in Ogun State have arrested a coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Segun Olaojo, for alleged armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm.

    The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, paraded the suspect and 22 others yesterday at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

    Iliyasu also displayed 28 assorted guns, including pump action, double barrel, single barrel, locally-made and pistols, recovered from suspected bandits.

    He said Olaojo, who is the OPC coordinator in Ita Oluwo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, […]

  • Ex-militant leader mobilises support for Buhari, Dickson

    Ex-militant leader mobilises support for Buhari, Dickson

    Ex-militant leader and Coordinator of Second Phase Amnesty Programme, Mr. Salvation Ibina, on Friday, called on stakeholders in the Niger Delta region to support the administrations of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Ibina also urged the people of Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation to throw their weight behind the government of Governor Seriake Dickson.

    The ex-militant leader particularly hailed Buhari and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), for paying the two-month stipends of ex-militants.

    He described Buhari as […]

  • Troops nab top Niger Delta militant leader

    Troops nab top Niger Delta militant leader

    A top commander of the Urhobo/Isoko militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has been arrested by the operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF).

    The militant leader was apprehended on Sunday after days of surveillance by JTF operatives.

    The acting JTF spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Otuji, confirmed the development to Newsmen.

    The suspect, said to have been arrested along with four of his foot soldiers, allegedly masterminded attacks on oil and gas trunk-lines in Ughelli and its environs in Delta […]

  • Former militant leader Ateke Tom dismisses death rumour

    Former militant leader Ateke Tom dismisses death rumour

    Former militant leader in the Niger Delta region, Chief Ateke Tom, has dismissed speculations that he is dead as falsehood, declaring that he is alive.

    Ateke said on Friday that he was hale and hearty, adding that those spreading the rumour about his death were enemies who detested him.

    There had been speculations since Wednesday that the former leader of the defunct Niger Delta Vigilante had died in a hospital outside the country.

    But Ateke, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Ifeanyi […]

  • ICPC arraigns suspected syndicate leader of certificate forgers

    ICPC arraigns suspected syndicate leader of certificate forgers

    It was gathered that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) said yesterday, it has arraigned an alleged leader of certificate forgery syndicate.

    The accused, Owoyele Kolawole was arraigned before Justice S.A. Adepoju of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for alleged forgery and possession of blank Senior School Certificates.

    Spokesperson of the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement that the commission had received a petition from the Federal Ministry of Education regarding growing cases, whereby […]

  • IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    It was gathered that the treason trial of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will still go on despite the withdrawal of Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court from the case, lawyers have said.

    On Monday, Justice Tsoho stepped down from the case following Kanu’s petition to the National Judicial Council, demanding the judge’s probe.

    In the petition through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader said the judge gave parallel judgments […]

  • APC leader behind attacks on Kyari, Daura – Group

    APC leader behind attacks on Kyari, Daura – Group

    The Arewa Youth Leaders for Development and Change (AYLDC) has alleged that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South-west is behind “the nefarious activities to bring down both men and all those close to President Muhammadu Buhari.

    In a statement in Kaduna at the weekend, the group maintained that the current campaigns of calumny against the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, and the president’s nephew, Alhaji Mamman Daura, in some online news […]