Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff, on Monday said the military would engage Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to stop attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta.
Olonishakin said this at the inauguration of 12 refurbished gun boats and 40-bed space accommodation for troops in Okirika local government area of Rivers state.
Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, believes that military option cannot bring about an end to the militancy in the Niger Delta region.
Describing militants as “my brothers”, Kachikwu recommended dialogue as a viable option to end the restiveness in the Niger Delta.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says nobody will be shielded from the military operations against militants. He was speaking on Monday when he received the military high command in his office ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari-ordered crackdown on the militants who are attacking pipelines.
The Nigerian Army yesterday said an unidentified bomb maker for the Boko Haram sect had been killed as he attempted to escape from the military’s air and land assault on the sect’s remaining camps inside Sambisa Forest.
IMO State Government has warned that it would be forced to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession of the institution if the workers fail to call off their strike.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that Biafra can be realised through civil disobedience or direct action contrary to the belief in some parts of Igboland that it cannot be achieved through demonstrations alone.
Saturday, 21 May 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the chief of naval staff to reorganise and strengthen the military joint task force (JTF) in the region to deal effectively with the resurgence of militancy and the sabotage of oil installations.
The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG advocacy group has faulted claims by the Nigerian Military that the second returnee Chibok girl, Serah Luka was a Senior Secondary School One student of Government Secondary School, Chibok at the time of her kidnap.
Friday, 20 May 2016
Thursday, 19 May 2016
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is thought to have crashed into the sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board - including one British national. Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in Delta State and National Organising Secretary for Grassroot Mobilisers for Buhari, High Chief Igho Osiebe, Wednesday, adjudged President Muhammadu Buhari, the best President in the history of Nigeria, saying Nigerians should be grateful to God who through the forces of change and accelerated development thrust up the Daura-born retired General and politician.
Nigeria’s army on Wednesday confirmed that a girl rescued in a Boko Haram enclave in the northeast is one of 219 abducted from their school in Chibok more than two years ago. “This is to confirm that one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls… was among rescued persons by our troops,” army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared yesterday that it would have no need to resort to war in order to actualise a sovereign state of Biafra. The president, during a recent visit to Katsina reportedly said, “for Nigeria to divide now, it is better for all of us to jump into the sea and get drowned.”
There were indications on Tuesday evening that armed militants operating in the Niger Delta may have again blown up a gas pipeline operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The federal government has directed all ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of government agencies to invoke the provision of “no work no pay” in respect of workers who participate in the planned strike by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Tuesday in Abuja, presented N55 million cheque to parents of Chibok school girls and Buni Yadi school boys, who were abducted and murdered respectively by Boko Haram.
The federal government has threatened to wield the big stick on labour union officials who try to coerce workers to participate in the planned industrial action slated for today. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal stated this Tuesday night in Abuja following an unproductive parley it held with the Ayuba Waba-led faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.
Judicial workers in Imo State have again shut down all courts in the state indefinitely, following what they termed “non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances owed us by the state government”.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Apparently miffed by the incessant attacks on farmers in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the state governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday raised the alarm that the state is under siege.The governor, who was reacting to the weekend’s attacks on Agwabi village in Binev Council Ward in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, called on the herdsmen to vacate the state immediately before the people resort to self-defence as they have been pushed to the wall.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the source of funds used for his political campaign in 2015. The national executive committee (NEC) of the party in its resolution on Tuesday described the probe of its members by the Buhari government as selective and an attempt to silence the opposition.
Despite an order of the National Industrial Court restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from going ahead with their planned strike to protest the hike in price of petrol, the strike will go ahead as planned on Wednesday, labour officials have said.