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June 20, 2018

Army needs spiritual support to finish Boko Haram war – Bishop Oliver Dashe

Most Rev. Oliver Dashe, the Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese on Sunday urged Nigerians to offer prayers to the military to consolidate its successes in the current war against Boko Haram insurgents in the North East. Dashe stated this at the inauguration of Patrons and Grand Patrons at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. He said although the military had recorded success in the operations, it needed spiritual help to crush the insurgents finally. Dashe said, however, that the military must get engaged in constant prayers as the Boko Haram war required more than…

Boko Haram: Shekau resurfaces

…Says “I’m alive, safe and healthy” The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has resurfaced in a new video posted online on Sunday. Shekau, in the clip debunked claims by the Nigerian Army that he was dead after he had been seriously wounded. “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said. “Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety.” Shekau, in the 40-minute video released on YouTube and dated September 25, said attacks against the Nigerian state will continue. Days before the Sallah celebration,…

FG sacks striking resident doctors

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole,  has directed chief medical directors (CMDs) and medical directors (MDs) of Federal Government-owned tertiary health institutions to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who are on strike. The resident doctors embarked on a nationwide strike on Monday. Spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola said the directive was contained in a circular signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Amina Shamaki. “It has come to the notice of the management of the ministry that some resident doctors in your establishment have voluntarily withdrawn from the Residency Training Programme by refusing to report for training without…

MEETING OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS WITH HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE ASO VILLA, ABUJA, 2ND MAY, 2016

AN ADDRESS BY MOST REV. IGNATIUS A. KAIGAMA, ARCHBISHOP OF JOS AND PRESIDENT, CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA. Your Excellency, On behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), we the Archbishops and members of the Administrative Board, the highest decision making body of our Conference are here in person to congratulate you our President on your election as the leader of our great country and to express our solidarity and willingness to collaborate with you and with your administration in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria. We recall with great delight your speech in February 2015…

Boko Haram still has half of Borno under its control, says Senator Garbai

The Senator representing Borno Central, Baba Kaka Garbai has said that the story that the insurgents have been degraded is nothing but a lie as the terror group still hold on strong to about 50 percent of troubled Borno State. Garbai who spoke to journalists on Saturday evening during a condolence visit to Dalori village where 65 persons were reported killed last week by the insurgents said, the truth about the accomplishment of the military in Borno State was never truly spoken as the Boko Haram and the Nigerian nation are presently administering about the same territories in the state….

Boko Haram grabs more towns in Borno Adamawa States – Advance to Maiduguri town

The Islamics extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria’s northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses  have said, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an “Islamic caliphate” under their black and white flag. Nigerian army soldiers fled when hundreds of insurgents seized military armored personnel carriers, trucks and motorcycles attacked Michika on Sunday, said Marry Dauda, a fleeing resident. She said an air force jet fighter arrived, but did nothing but surveillance. “The jet continued to hover over the town without attacking the terrorists,” she…

Chibok: Snakes Fight Boko Haram in Sambisa

The Boko Haram members are now fleeing from Sambisa forest to local government areas across Borno State owing to strange developments in the forest, believed to be a spiritual attack. One of the arrested sect members, Kolo Mustapha, told Dailypost that snakes were attacking them in the forest. “They (our leaders) told us that it was the people of Chibok that are hunting us through diabolical means in the form of snakes. “Most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes now in the forest, once they bite, they disappeared and the victims do not last for 24…

Boko Haram “preachers” kill 45

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack on Barderi, near Maiduguri, Borno State killing about 45. Survivors told BBC on Thursday that the attackers said they had come to preach to the crowd, before opening fire on them. The militants came into the village of Barderi, near the University of Maiduguri on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday night, telling people to gather to hear them preach, but as they gathered to listen, they turned the guns on the “congregation”. Meanwhile, residents and officials say at least 200 people were killed in a wave of attacks last week….

Boko Haram kills 11 in Damaturu, 22 in Maiduguri

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, returned to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital almost nine months after the last attack, killing seven students and two teachers, Military authority also said three of the attackers were gunned down. The gunmen were said to have invaded Government Secondary School along Gashua road at about 9.15pm, shooting sporadically.  They also headed for the teachers’ quarters and killed two of the teachers. Apart from the 11 killed, three soldiers were critically injured in another clash with JTF, which lasted about five hours, a source said.  He disclosed that three of the insurgents were arrested by…