Mukaila Ola in Maiduguri The bad roads in the Northeast region of the country has been described as aiding the activities of Boko Haram insurgency. Addressing journalists in Damaturu on Monday, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state, Hon. Kabiru Musa lamented that the roads have made
By Punch The Ministry of Defence together with the Defence Headquarters, the army, navy and air force got over N238bn in 2018 and 2019 to fight insecurity and implement their programmes and operations, according to reports from the Budget Office of the Federation. The reports, which are the 2018 and 2019 Budget
By Yushau A. Shuaib It was a tactful foresight, the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari in appointing people from Borno State into strategic positions in government, especially in sensitive areas that could address the challenges of terrorism in the country. Nigerians expected that the Boko Haram insurgency would be history within fours
Mukaila Ola The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno on Thursday lamented that the renewed terrorist activities in the North East has put the military and security agencies in difficult situation. Monguno however called for assistance from all quarters, such as the one offered by the North East Development
Jude Johnson An estimated 27,000 Nigerians died between 2009 and 2019 in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, the United Nations has said. The United Nations Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this on Wednesday during the commemoration of the tenth ‘anniversary’ of Boko
Ola Lanre Nigerian military has named its fifth commander in less than two years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists. The attacks could hurt President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of re-election in Feb.
•Says donors raised $940m in 2017 By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that over $1 billion would be required for effective response to cases of humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s North Eastern region which had been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency. This is coming as the