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April 22, 2018

Army bars Soldiers from attending Church, Mosque outside Barracks

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has barred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army from attending church and mosque services outside the barracks. Buratai also announced the setting up of a special standing court martial in preparation for the upcoming 2019 general election, to investigate and try army personnel found to be partisan and hobnobbing with politicians. This is coming just as he warned personnel, whom he said were “sympathetic,” to political, religious and ethnic groups, to voluntarily retire from service or have themselves to blame. Buratai gave the warning at the opening of the Chief…

Prayer can solve Nigeria’s problems faster than soldiers – Gowon

  A former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd), has described prayer as a formidable weapon that can solve the nation’s many challenges better and faster. Gowon said this in Ibadan on Sunday evening at a one-day prayer rally organised by the South-West Zone of a non-denominational religious group – ‘Nigeria Prays’. The prayer campaign, which had gone round the country in the last 20 years, is spearheaded by Gowon. It is the longest campaign in Nigeria to mobilise people for regular, fervent and result-oriented prayers for the healing and transformation of the country. ‘Nigeria Prays’ is also…

Boko Haram Kills 44 in Mosque

Suspected Islamic militants wearing army fatigues gunned down 44 muslims praying at a mosque in the town of konduga, 35km from the Borno State Capital Maiduguri while another 12 civilians died in an apparently simultaneous attack, security agents have said. An eye witness said the terrorists entered the mosque and opened fire on praying muslims. Sunday’s attacks were the latest in a show of violence blamed on religious extremists where the radical Boko Haram group, which wants to oust the government and impose Islamic law, which has been posing the greatest security threat in years. It was not immediately clear…

Angry Muslim youths rise against Boko Haram in Maiduguri –Say: ‘Enough is enough’

Angry Muslim youths last week confronted gun-wielding Boko Haram members, in Maiduguri, Borno State with machetes. They combed the metropolis, seeking to smoke out the insurgents from their hide-out. Armed with machetes and sticks, the residents said that they have had enough of the activities of the dreaded insurgents. The youths arrested many of the sect members on Monday and handed them over to security agents. The action, according to one of the leaders, Abubakar Maulum, was fueled by the courage displayed by a group of youths at Hausari, a renowned Boko Haram den last weekend. Some of the youths…

2015: Obasanjo Dumps Jonathan

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo reopened what is arguably Nigeria’s most critical issue – leadership.  “You know you can help somebody to get the job, but you cannot help him to do it.  If somebody cannot do the job, we have Sule Lamido who we are confident can do the job”, he told a crowd of would-be investors, dignitaries and ordinary folks in Dutse, capital of Jigawa State on Wednesday. It was at the opening of the First Jigawa State Economic and Investment Summit at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall at the state secretariat. Obasanjo did not elaborate on his statement…

Soldiers leak tactics to Boko Haram …says Chief of Army Staff

Disloyal soldiers were warned to stop fraternizing with enemies of the state. Some military men have been leaking information to the Boko Haram Insurgents, who the military are battling in three North east states. Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, who issued the warning, revealed that the attack on a Mali-bound military convoy in Kogi State early this year followed the leaking of information on their movement to the insurgents. Two soldiers were killed after the ambush on 190 troops who were travelling through Kogi State enroute Kaduna on their way to Mali on January 19. Factional Boko…