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The dangerous delusions of Umar Ladbo

“You say Benue belongs to Fulani by right of conquest. Is such a right greater than that of the original owners or people who the Fulani met there?”.

Eighty-one Boko Haram suspects go on public trial in Niger

Eighty-one people accused of fighting for Boko Haram went on trial in Niger in a public court sitting, one of the first of its kind after closed-door trials of suspected insurgents were criticised by human rights groups.

Sultan commissions Centre for Intellectual Services

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday commissioned a Centre for Intellectual Services on Sokoto Caliphate donated by former governor of the state, Aliyu Wamakko.

Why Nigerian Army took Christmas celebration to Gwoza – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said he celebrated the Christmas with troops in Gwoza to attest to the success so far recorded in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North-East.

Islamic State has been crushed – Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that although the Islamic State (IS) has been crushed, thanks mostly to the strike by the base personnel, it still poses threat to the region and Britain.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar turbans new Wazirin Sokoto, 4 district heads

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Saturday turbaned the new Wazirin Sokoto Prof. Sambo Junaidu and four district heads.

Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight

Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm.

Egypt massacre in Sinai may point to an even more bloody ISIS

The massacre of more than 300 worshippers at a mosque in Egypt's Sinai crossed a new line - even by militants' brutal standards - and could be a sign the Islamic State group is trying to make up for the loss of its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria or that an even more ultra-extremist faction is rising in power.

Governor Tambuwal hails role of Benin Kingdom in fostering national unity

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged traditional rulers to use their influential status to promote good governance and strengthen the unity of the nation.

Islamic State ‘executed’ 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians this month in the Syrian desert, a monitor said Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the jihadists see their "caliphate" collapse.

IPOB faults Arewa CF for condemning Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, over its attack on the leadership of Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.


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Amnesty: Nigerian military alerted before Dapchi abduction

Nigeria’s military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country’s restive northeast.

Nigerian lawyers to earn another $17m from General Abacha’s loot

Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services.

Okoi Obono-Obla: Senator Ekweremadu’s allegations are childish

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, has denied allegations of theft and defamation raised against him by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Ocheme Edoh: El Kanemi Warriors back on track

Scorer of the only goal for El Kanemi Warriors Sunday against FC Ifeanyiubah, Ocheme Edoh, has said his team have clicked into top gear following a less than impressive start to the season.

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested over campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody over campaign financing, according to reports.

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JAMB chief seeks establishment of more centers of learning for the deaf

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Romelu Lukaku: Some Manchester United players ‘were hiding’ against Sevilla

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Kemi Adeosun: Power purchase agreements still valid

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President Buhari arrives in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived in Maiduguri as part of the nationwide visit to trouble areas in the country.