Group of Soldiers defy orders, say We Won’t Fight Boko Haram With Bare Hands or obsolete weapons

A group of soldiers in Maimalari Barracks, Borno State, have defied the military authorities, refusing to fight Boko Haram militants, saying that they would not fight with obsolete weapons. A soldier who pleaded anonymity told the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his colleagues numbering over 30 assembled their military vehicles along the Maiduguri-Bulabiri… [Continue Reading]

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President Jonathan has no vested interest in Adamawa Aspirants – Marwa 

As the battle for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  ticket gathers momentum in Adamawa State, a front runner, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd) has allayed the fear of delegates across the State that the Presidency was scheming to impose a candidate on the party. PDP members in the State are worried and alleging a top national… [Continue Reading]

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Boko haram kingpin Kabiru Sokoto to name Boko Haram sponsors if granted amnesty

Convicted Boko Haram terrorist, Kabiru Umar aka Kabiru Sokoto, according to reports will soon start unveiling names and organisations of alleged sponsors of the dreaded Islamic sect. Sokoto will drop the names to the to the office of National Security Adviser for onward submission to President Goodluck Jonathan if amnesty is granted him, according to… [Continue Reading]

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Emir Sanusi Turbans 2 Kano Emirs as heirs to the throne of Kano emirate

The Emir of Kano, His Eminence, Muhammad Sanusi II, has turbaned his uncle, Munir Sanusi as Danmaje and Yahaya Inuwa Abbas as Dokaji of Kano emirate respectively. The ceremony took place at Soron Nadi, the emir’s palace. Munir Sanusi is among the sons of the grandfather of the present Kano emir, the 54th emir of… [Continue Reading]

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BBOG Plans Mass Protests Tomorrow over Chibok girls

The #BringBackOurGirls group, yesterday decided it would take to streets in Abuja tomorrow to mark the 126 days of the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State. The group, which was meant to embark on the protest today, which coincides with its 110 days of daily sit-out, stated that because it is… [Continue Reading]

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Disposed Emir Of Gwoza Meets President Jonathan

After a week in hiding from the Boko Haram terrorists atop the rocky hills of his domain, the Emir of Gwoza, His Royal Highness Muhammadu Idrisa Timta, yesterday met with the Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan. The president was said to have assured him that the Nigerian forces would soonest reclaim his domain for him. The… [Continue Reading]

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Police chief Showcases Police Mortgage Share Certificate To Officers

The acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, yesterday presented Police Mortgage Bank Plc shares to beneficiary officers and men of the force. The presentation dispelled allegations that the Police Mortgage Bank Plc was a fraud used to short-change personnel who have been making deductions into the police co-operative society. Speaking during the distribution of… [Continue Reading]

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How Boko Haram Conquered, Destroyed Ancient Damboa And Gwoza Towns

Damboa and Gwoza towns are two ancient settlements that are important to Borno State, especially in the area of agro-economy. But when Boko Haram sect decided to lay siege and conquered these towns, they went a little further in their assault by hoisting their flags. Although the military has taken back Damboa, the town of… [Continue Reading]

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IBB Kicks Against Deployment Of Military During Elections

Former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has kicked against drafting of the military for electoral duties, saying it would expose them to compromise, even as he pointed out that it is difficult for the federal government to fight Boko Haram and negotiate with them. IBB, who spoke to correspondents at his hilltop home in… [Continue Reading]

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General Dambazau: Why Nigeria Army Is Yet To Win War Against Boko Haram

Former chief of army staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau has said the Nigeria Army is yet to win the war against insurgency and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because they are not capable and gallant. In an… [Continue Reading]

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POLITICS

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PDP Decides Ribadu, Marwa, Others Fate Today over Waiver Application

Barring any last minute changes, the National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), will today meet over applications for waiver forwarded to the party by three of the aspirants ahead of the October 11 gubernatorial election in Adamawa State. It was gathered that some of the aspirants whose applications for waiver will be […]

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Nigeria Must Learn From MDG Setbacks’

At the ongoing Presidential Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Post-2015 Development Agenda, WaterAid Nigeria has stated that Nigeria needs to reflect and learn from its poverty reduction setbacks if it is to fully capitalise on the Sustainable Development Goals which are currently being negotiated globally to replace the existing MDGs. Speaking at […]

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Group of Soldiers defy orders, say We Won’t Fight Boko Haram With Bare Hands or obsolete weapons

A group of soldiers in Maimalari Barracks, Borno State, have defied the military authorities, refusing to fight Boko Haram militants, saying that they would not fight with obsolete weapons. A soldier who pleaded anonymity told the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his colleagues numbering over 30 assembled their military vehicles along the Maiduguri-Bulabiri […]

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Educated illiterate in Nigeria by Olamide Oluwabunmi

Name: Olamide Oluwabunmi Twitter ID: @BunmiOlamide Essay Topic: Educated illiterate in Nigeria Educated illiterate is someone who is educated with some level of formal education but who is actually, for one or many reasons, unable use to that training for all sort of development purpose and is living like an illiterate As we continue to […]

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FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

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Nigerian rapper 9ice Ventures Into Politics, Eyes Reps Seat

The Gongo Aso crooner 9ice is set to combine music and politics. That is if he wins the primary election in his yet to be declared party of choice for the House of Representatives election for his Ogbomoso north constituency. The singer has made this known on several occasions through social platforms, interview sessions and […]

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SPORTS

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Enyeama, 22 Others Invited For Devils of Congo and, Bafana Nations cup qualifier Clashes

Nations Cup defending champions Nigeria yesterday called up 23 players, including goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who made the nation proud as one the best goalkeepers at the World Cup for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Red Devils of Congo and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. The Nigeria Football Federation released a […]

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Ebola: Dr Adadevoh, Sawyer’s Primary Contact Doctor Dies In Lagos

Minister of health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu yesterday announced the death of a senior female doctor who attended to the index case of the late American-Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyerr. The minister stated this in a terse statement signed by his special assistant on media and communication, Mr Dan Nwomeh, and made available. The statement reads in […]

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ENOUGH OF APC PARANOIA by Sunny Okoro

Before I proceed with this piece, I will want to congratulate the Governor of Osun state Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on his re-election as the governor of Osun state. Also I salute the courage of the people of osun to have conducted themselves well enough to see that the elections were peaceful and devoid of fracas […]

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When Africa Went to America by Zainab Jaji

“I stand before you as the President of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa. The blood of Africa runs through our family. And so for us, the bonds between our countries, our continents, are deeply personal.’ President Barack Obama The oratory […]

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