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The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko said troops of Operation Hadin Kai have neutralised 37 terrorists in the Northeast. He stated this during the bi-weekly press briefing on the operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria within the last two weeks, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. Major General Onyeuko said Twenty-One assorted arms as well as one hundred and seventeen rounds of different calibres of ammunition, and four gun trucks were...

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has granted amnesty to 50 convicts serving various jail terms across the country. Some of the convicts granted amnesty are Benue indigenes while others are indigenes of other states who committed the offences in Benue state and were convicted before being moved to Jos Correctional Center to serve their jail terms. Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Barrister Michael Gusa who briefed journalists Thursday, January 20th, 2022...

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ABUJA — United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr. Martin Grifftihs has lauded the approach by the Borno State Government to ensure the safe return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes. He stated this in Abuja when he led a delegation to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Hajia S Umar Farouq, noted that it is highly effective. “I am convinced that the approach that we saw both...

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MAIDUGURI — An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Gamboru Ngala of Borno state, Malam Yusuf Gulumba says the strange fire outbreak at the internally displaced persons IDPs camp at Gamboru Ngala in Borno has rendered over 100 inmates homeless. The Gamborun Ngala camp has a population of over 40,000 IDPs and witnessed such an incident in April 2019. The latest fire outbreak had destroyed three mudbrick shelters, 12 makeshift shelters and...

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ABUJA — Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not direct anyone in his administration to implement the removal of petroleum subsidy. Recall that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, had announced last October that the federal government made provision for petrol subsidy only for the first six months of 2022 as the government looked towards complete deregulation of the sector. She had said: “In our 2022...

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LAGOS — A Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a businessman, Ofure Siakpere to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old in-law (name withheld) in his care. The accused was sentenced after finding him guilty of a charge of defilement contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. The convict was 35-years old when the offence was committed. Justice Abiola Soladoye, while passing the judgment,...

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PORT HARCOURT — Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered all the 23 Local Government Area Chairmen in the state to hire bulldozers and destroy every identified illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery site in the state. Recall that the governor on Friday, 14th January 2022 issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the 23 Local Government Area chairmen to provide him with a comprehensive list of all illegal refinery sites and their operators within their...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Senate has challenged the military and other security agencies to closely monitor and effectively block the escape routes being used by bandits and fleeing terrorists to forestall their relocation to safe havens in the country. This was just as it urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to provide food and other livelihood support amenities to affected villages and those that are internally displaced in Mariga, Mashegu, Kontagora and Borgu Local...

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UMUAHIA — Abia State High Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya has ordered the Nigerian government to pay the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the sum of N1 Billion over infringement of his fundamental rights. According to the court the damages to be paid to Kanu were for the invasion of his house. The judge stated that the defence counsel did little or nothing to defend the evidence...

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The Chairman of Berom Youth Movement, (BYM), Vwang District, Barr. Emmanuel Mandung has confirmed the release of Gwom Rwei of Vwang. Recall that the Gwom Rwei of Vwang, Da Gyang Gutt Balak was abducted by some suspected bandits on his way back home in Vom last Sunday around NIPPS kuru, Plateau State. “To God be the glory, we appreciate you Lord for the safe return of our Paramount Ruler. His Royal Highness (HRH) the Gwom...

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