Tuesday, May 18, 2021



MURIC condemns Israeli military’s bombardment on Palestine

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned the Israeli Military for the ongoing bombardment of Palestinian cities.

BREAKING: Buhari leaves for Paris Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday to Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit. The summit will focus...

We’ll assist Chad stabilise and return to democracy, Buhari assures Mahamat Idriss Deby

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Nigeria will assist the Republic of Chad to stabilise and return to constitutional rule.

Buhari hosts President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed door with President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Mahamat Idriss Deby, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Deby, who...

Buhari mourns Dogonyaro, describes him as ‘a thorough-bred soldier’

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Joshua Dogonyaro

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army changes tactics, renames Operation Lafiya Dole

The Nigerian Army has renamed the ongoing Military onslaught against Boko Haram code-named 'Operation Lafiya Dole' to 'Operation Hadin Kai' in the northeastern part...

U.S pledges support, solidarity to combat insecurity in Lake Chad region

The U.S. government has pledged support and absolute solidarity to combat the lingering and growing insecurity in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Region.

Security: Buhari seeks U.S assistance, urges relocation of AFRICOM’s headquarters to Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the U.S. to reconsider relocating U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM, from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation.

‘Negotiating with Boko Haram will save Nigeria N1.2trn spent annually on arms, other logistics’

A former Nigerian diplomat has told the Federal Government to embrace negotiated settlement option to save Nigeria about N1.2 trillion being spent annually to defeat Boko Haram.

Buhari mourns Idriss Deby, says late Chadian President was a gallant leader

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over "the sudden and tragic death of President Idriss Deby of Chad on the front line, fighting against rebel soldiers." 

Idriss Deby son appointed as head of Chadian Transitional Military Council

A transitional military council is established in Chad, headed by Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of late president Idriss Deby, the Al Wihda newspaper reported on Tuesday.

BREAKING: Chadian leader Idriss Derby killed

Chadian rebels have reportedly killed the Chad's President Idris Derby. Army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television...

Damasak attack: Gov. Zulum donates 12 operational vehicles to Nigerian Army

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited Damasak to access damages caused by insurgent attacks on the town and donated 12 operational vehicles to the soldiers.

18 killed, 21 others injured in Damasak attack – Zulum

No fewer than 18 persons died and 21 injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Damasak town in Borno on Tuesday.

Information ministry, NDLEA to launch campaign against drug trafficking, illicit drugs

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture will collaborate with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to launch a national campaign against drug trafficking and illicit use of drugs in the country.

Nigerian troops repel attacks on Muslims breaking Ramadan fasting in Damasak, Gajiram

Nigerian Troops on Tuesday foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and some Muslim faithful during the breaking of Ramadan fasting at Gajiram and Damasak in Borno State.

BUA’s charitable organisation, ASR Africa, appoints pioneer MD

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa (ASR Africa) initiative has announced the appointment of an international development and M&E expert, Ubon Udoh, as its pioneer...

FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

NDLEA arrests Chadian, 35, for drug deal in Taraba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Taraba has arrested a 35-year-old Chadian for an alleged drug deal.

UN climate expert issues red alert, advises relocation of Hadejia town over impending floods

By Hamisu Gumel A United Nations focal person on climate change, Nura Jibo, has advised authorities to relocate the ancient town of Hajedia in Jigawa...

54 Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters dead as rival terror groups clash near Lake Chad

A battle for territorial supremacy has intensified between the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters and terrorists belonging to the Abubakar Shekau-led...

Libya’s instability, major problem for Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow into Nigeria and the Sahel region of the African continent.

Nigerian troops eliminate many terrorists along Lake Chad – Army

The Nigerian Army says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, have eliminated scores of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP terrorists on Saturday in Borno.

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