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Dead Boko Haram CombatantsThe military on Friday made further gains in its offensive against the terrorist Boko Haram sect by routing them from Bara, the headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Boko Haram's female bombersA crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal, the bigge

Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:08

Nigeria's Ex-President Shagari Clocks 90

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Shehu-Shagari-birthday-01Alhaji Shagari became the first democratically-elected president following the end of Nigeria-Biafra War in 1970. He was in office from 1979 till December 31, 1983, when he was overthrown in a military coup that was led by General Muhammadu Buhari. Ironically, Buhari is now the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:00

Obama assassination threat

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One man offered to shoot Barack Obama to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.Brooklyn men charged with supporting Islamic State group after terrorist plot uncovered.

Three men arrested by the FBI for attempting to join the Islamic State allegedly had plans to shoot US President Barack Obama and commit a terrorist attack in New York.

Bomb-blast -burning01Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group he said would soon be defeated.

In the first, a suicide bomber rushed onto a bus in the northeastern town of Potiskum before setting off a blast that destroyed the bus and killed 16 people, according to security and hospital sources.

boko-haram-shekarauTroops have been mandated to ensure that Boko Haram leader  Abubakar Shekau is captured alive.

Ground troops are expected to advance on Sambisa and Gwoza any moment from now, it was learnt yesterday.

military bombingNigerian warplanes bombed training camps and equipment belonging to Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeast's Sambisa forest on Thursday, the military said, adding momentum to an assault meant to crush the rebels also involving neighbors Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Boko-Haram-01For two weeks now, stories about the regional alliance between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin through a Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) aimed at taming Boko Haram have been prominent.

Family PatriciaA Germiston family is refusing to bury a body from the Nigerian church collapse, which was identified as their daughter.

HIDDEN WEALTH_LISTThe leaked files reveal the wealthiest clients, from businesspersons and entertainers – who will have made their wealth legitimately - to politicians.

Derek-hanekomS. African cabinet is still to decide whether the announced ban on foreign land ownership will apply to all categories of land, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Sunday.