Tagged: Boko Haram

Nigerian soldier laments as girlfriend secretly marries

A certain Nigerian soldier has taken to his IG to lament as his girlfriend secretly got married, while he is out fighting Boko Haram. According to the Nigerian soldier, they started dating 4 years ago but after he left home 2 years to fight Boko Haram and never returned, she got married to someone else. The Nigerian soldier who cried out after his girlfriend secretly got married, wrote; We started dating 4yrs ago ad i went away fr 2years without coming home.she never told me she cld’nt wait anymore.i was hoping on coming home Smeday ad make her smile again.but...

Boko Haram: How frustration made me criticise Jonathan – Gov. Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has revealed that frustration as a result of been kept at arms length by the presidency under the Goodluck Jonathan administration and the suspicion of his administration in Borno state with regards to the crisis of Boko Haram, informed his criticism of the past administration. Shettima told participants at the emergency security meeting he convened at the Government House Maiduguri, that when he said in February 2014 that the Nigerian military is not well equipped to fight Boko Haram was a spontaneous reaction which came out of frustration and it was in defence of soldiers...

JULY 5: A FREE EDUCATION FLASHBACK

On July 5, 1954, a procession of about three thousand people, led by Regional Ministers of State and attended by four orchestras, I. K. Dairo’s Orchestra, Ibadan String Circle Orchestra, Central Temple’s Orchestra and Ayandola Tijani Apola Band, was on the march from the British Council area of Dugbe in Ibadan towards Mapo Radio Square at the other end of the city. To the earth-thumbing rhythm of the spicily variegated music, tumultuous cheering greeted the throng from Lebanon Street, Amunigun, and all the way. Twenty vans of the Regional Information Service slowly careered in a pre-planned formation, ahead of, betwixt,...

Boko Haram Threatens to Bomb University of Ibadan

Tension heightened Friday afternoon at the University of Ibadan following the circulation ‎of a letter purportedly written to all staff by a Boko Haram group threatening to wreck monumental havoc through ceaseless bombings of the institution, beginning from today, Saturday. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Northeast residents narrate ‘evils’ of Boko Haram in Ibadan

Some people from the Northeast zone have urged traditional rulers and Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) in the Southwest to do everything possible to avoid the type of crisis currently in the northeast. Speaking in Ibadan at a workshop on “Conflict Prevention, Tolerance, Peaceful Coexistence and Alternative Dispute Resolutions for traditional rulers and CSOs in Southwest”, the speakers urged the rulers to promote tolerance. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Boko Haram: Oyo to evacuate beggars

Boko Haram: Oyo to evacuate beggars

In order to arrest the influx of Boko Haram members in Oyo State and check activities of criminals, who may be hiding under the pretense of being beggars, the state government has concluded arrangement to evacuate beggars in all major streets in Ibadan, the state capital, and other towns to check the menace of crime and other social problems. This was the resolution of the state Inter-Religious/ Inter Ethnic Committee held yesterday and presided over by deputy governor, Otunba Moses Adeyemo. The meeting, which had in attendance representatives of various ethnic groups and religions, including Alhaji Kunle Sanni (Muslim), Bishop...

Fani-Kayode slams Oyo ministerial nominee over B’Haram comment

Fani-Kayode slams Oyo ministerial nominee over B’Haram comment

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has berated the ministerial nominee from Oyo State, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, over his comment on Boko Haram during his screening at the Senate on Monday. Shittu, while answering a question, had said Boko Haram was not an Islamic group but added that he would not like to speak much on Boko Haram because he did not want the sect to kill his family the way they had done to others who had criticised terrorism in the past.  He had said, “It will be a difficult thing for anybody who wants to continue to...

Nigerian Police, NEMA debunk rumour of terrorist attack on Lagos -Ibadan road

Nigerian Police, NEMA debunk rumour of terrorist attack on Lagos -Ibadan road

NEMA described the message as “complete lies and unfounded.” The Nigerian Police and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, have debunked rumours that suspected Boko Haram insurgents took over a section the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, shooting and maiming their victims. In a statement in Lagos, Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA’s South-West Spokesperson, said that the agency received “a false alert” about the purported attacks along the expressway. A message had been circulating via Blackberry Messenger and other social media avenues that 18 suspected Boko Haram members, armed with AK47 rifles, were on the highway “displaying their skills.” “If you are on the Lagos/Ibadan...

Alaafin urges govt to step up anti-terrorism fight

Alaafin urges govt to step up anti-terrorism fight

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, has urged the Federal Government to step up the fight against terrorism. In his condolence letter to President Goodluck Jonathan on the Nyanya bomb blast in Abuja, Oba Adeyemi urged the President to seek the help of the international community, especially neighbouring countries like Cameroon, Niger Republic and Chad Republic, to combat the Boko Haram sect. Describing the Boko-Haram menace as an embarrassment to the nation, he said: “Your Excellency, Islam, of which I am a strong adherent, is a religion of peace, which forbids and abhors the killing of any human....

Boko Haram: UI, Army to research on solution

Boko Haram: UI, Army to research on solution

By Tayo Johnson The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Isaac Adewole, has said the fight against Boko Haram requires academic and strategic research. This is coming on the heels of the assurance by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) that the sect’s insurgency would end soon. But the sect, early in the week, killed scores of people, injured others and destroyed property in Adamawa and Borno states. Prof Adewole spoke yesterday when he visited Maj.-Gen. Ahmed Jibrin, the general officer commanding (GOC) 2 Division, at Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State. He said there was need for strategic...