• Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday the continued presence of the army in the southern Niger Delta energy hub has undermined peace talks and prompted attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region.

    The Niger Delta Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister urged militants to stop attacks following strikes on the Trans Forcados Pipeline, main contributor to the Forcados crude stream, the most recent of which was claimed by the NDA.

    Most groups have adhered to a ceasefire […]

  • History will reckon with Oshiomhole’s presence as governor of Edo State, says Buhari

    History will reckon with Oshiomhole’s presence as governor of Edo State, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday expressed satisfaction with the administration of Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for sacrificing his personal comfort to provide essential services to the people of the state.

    He said this while commissioning the new Central Hospital in Benin, the state capital, as part of his two-day official visit to Edo.

    Commending Oshiomhole for building a hospital instead of a government House, the President expressed hope that the new health facility would ensure that the masses received better health […]

  • We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    In order to sustain the prevailing peace in Calabar, the Cross River governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday demanded heavy presence of military operatives in the State.

    He made the appeal when the Chief of army staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar.

    Represented by his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, Ayade applauded Buratai’s sterling leadership qualities, narrating how the army’s proactive intervention had helped to checkmate the activities of militants in the state, recently.

    The governor expressed […]

  • Delta community cries out over heavy military presence

    Delta community cries out over heavy military presence

    Indigenes of Kokodiagbene, an Ijaw community in Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, yesterday cried out over heavy presence of military personnel in the riverside communities in search of illegal oil bunkerers and militants.

    The Chairman of the community, Sheriff Mulade, in a statement, said the presence of military in patrol boats in search of criminals in the creeks has forced his people to be relocating deeper into the swamps for fear of attack.

    He said […]

  • How militants murdered my husband in my presence – Mrs Buhari cries out

    How militants murdered my husband in my presence – Mrs Buhari cries out

    One Mrs. Ramota Buhari has lamented the death of her husband, Waheed Buhari, who was killed by men, suspected to be militants in Ogun State.

    The gunmen reportedly invaded Imushin community in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.

    The assailants believed to be militants were reportedly on a revenge mission. They also shot her 13-year-old daughter, New Telegraph reports.

    Narrating her ordeal, Ramota said Waheed was shot and killed moments after he stepped out to urinate.

    The grieving widow […]