President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he had directed that $21m out of the pledge of $100m which Nigeria made to the Multinational Joint Task Force be released within the next one week.
Buhari disclosed this at the 25th AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. He chaired the Peace Security Council at the event.
He said he gave the directive based on the decision of the recent extraordinary summit of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin that $30m should be immediately made available to the MNJTF which is saddled with the responsibility of fighting Boko Haram. Read More →
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President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a proposal for an alternate leadership between Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroun and Benin, of a joint military force against Boko Haram.
At a meeting with leaders of the Lake Chad nations Thursday in Abuja, Mr. Buhari insisted Nigeria must be the sole leader of the joint military operation.
He said a proposal that such leadership alternate amongst the participating nations after every six months, may ultimately undermine the joint operations.
The president said his argument should be adopted since Nigeria remains at the centre of the Boko Haram crisis, and will provide the bulk of troops for the operation. Read More →
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Written by Ismaila Mudashiru, Kano
Family of late Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki has accused the police authorities of trying to cover up policemen involved in the assassination of the university don.
Our correspondent recalled that Falaki who was the director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of the Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria was killed in Fala village of Tudun Wada local government area of Kano shortly after insurgents attacked Kibiya police station in February.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 1, Tambari Y. Muhammad had on Wednesday said the interim report of investigation conducted on the case has revealed that the Professor was killed by mob and that six policemen are being quiz for negligence. Read More →
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From: ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna
Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, near Kaduna, AVM John Chris Ifemeje, has declared that by the time the 174 students of Senior Course complete their one week exercise on electronic and manual war games, Boko Haram, would be wiped out from the country’s territory.
He made the declaration yesterday, shortly after speaking at the opening ceremony of the exercise, which is the final one for the Senior Course package of the College.
The Commandant, who declined press interview after declaring the exercise open simply told newsmen that “be rest assured that when I finish training these officers, Boko Haram will be slaughtered.” Read More →
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Written by Isiaka Wakili
The G7 leaders have told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria is currently faced with serious problems.
The leaders of the seven most industrialized countries of US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Japan regretted that Buhari’s government had to face severe handicaps from the outset.
Speaking in Germany Monday after President Buhari had presented Nigeria’s wish list to them, they listed the handicaps as lack of resources, mismanagement as well as lack of trained and equipped military.
The G7 leaders, however, noted that those “serious problems” facing Nigeria were not President Buhari’s making.
According to a statement yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the G7 Read More →
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Fifteen people were killed when Boko Haram attacked a remote village in Borno State, opening fire and burning homes, residents told Agence France Presse (AFP) yesterday.
The attack happened at about 13:00 GMT on Monday in Huyum, in the Askira-Uba district of Borno State, which residents said has been hit repeatedly in recent weeks by the Islamist militants.
“The whole village was burnt by Boko Haram gunmen. We lost around 500 homes,” said Bukar Zira, who fled to the commercial hub of Mubi in neighbouring Adamawa State as the rebels moved in. Read More →
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Posted by: Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, on Tuesday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will surprise the, Boko Haram sect.
According to him, the increase in Boko Haram’s attacks after Buhari’s inauguration was to test the President’s resolve against the group.
He spoke with journalists after he led members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to a meeting with the President at the Defence House, Abuja. Read More →
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