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War Against Terror:Police Commence Special Operations

By Frank Mba In line with the resolution of the Police High Command to ensure a seamless and secure Easter Celebration and beyond, the Nigeria Police Force has commenced special operations nationwide. The operations encompass extensive counter-terrorism sweeps, detailed overt and covert surveillance operations, intelligence-driven raids, arms mop-up exercise, special stop and search exercise, amongst others ...

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Military Retracts Statement on Rescue of Kidnapped Borno Female Students

The Defence Headquarters has retracted a statement it issued on Wednesday claiming that only 8 female students of Government Girls Secondary School ,Chibok ,Borno State were still missing out of the 129 kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram members. Controversy trailed the categorical statement by the military as the Principal of the school as well as officials of Borno State and parents reportedly debunked the ...

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FUTA Alumni Win International Award For Excellence In Forest Sciences

The excellent academic programmes of the Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA, has received another international endorsement as two alumni of the University have won a major international award for excellence in forest sciences research. The duo of Julius Adewopo and Tolulope Daramola, graduates of Forestry and Wood Technology of FUTA have been declared winners of the 2014 IUFRO Student Award for E ...

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Intensive Army Checks Cause ‘Go-Slow’ Along Abuja –Keffi Road

(A typical go-slow) Commuters on Abuja –Keffi road have recounted tales of woes on Thursday.One of those who spoke to Newsdiaryonline said he had been on the road since morning but he has not reached Abuja as at 12.15 pm. “We are at Ado after Nyanya.There is heavy checkup.In fact Iam trying to take a bike now so that I can reach Abuja” he said. The go-slow has been caused by Army checkpoint at Nyanya .If yo ...

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Only 8 Borno Female Students Still Missing, Says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has given further clarifications on its rescue efforts that has resulted in freedom for most of the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok,Borno State in Northeast, Nigeria. Major General Chris Olukolade,director, Defence Information in a statement Wednesday night said more have been freed this evening and only eight of the abducted female students are still ...

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NHRC,NLC Condemn Abduction Of Female Students In Borno

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the abduction of over 100 students of the Government Girls Secondary School and destruction of property in Chibok, Borno State less than 48 hours after the deadly bomb blast at the popular Nyanya motor park in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Abuja blast left about 76 persons dead and several others injured. The Executive Secretary of the NH ...

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Some Kidnapped Borno School Girls Freed,Says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters ,DHQ has revealed that some of the Abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State have been freed. Director of Defence Information Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement “More of the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State have this afternoon been freed as troops pursuing the terrorists close in on the ...

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Bill Gates empowers RUFORUM to strengthen Agriculture in Africa

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Bill and Melinda Foundation has released the sum of US$16.2 million to the Uganda-based research and training network, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to strengthen agriculture in Africa. Ruforum will use the money to develop agricultural universities with graduates that are dedicated to improving rural livelihoods and promoting resear ...

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First Lady Decries Abduction Of School Girls In Borno

The First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan said she is pained as a woman and mother by the reported abduction of school girls in Chibok, Borno State. She described the action as inhuman and needless perpetration of evil against innocent school children. Dame Jonathan condemned the action and appealed to those behind the abduction to release the school girls and embrace dialogue to settle their differences. ...

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Suspected Boko Haram Members Abduct 200 School Girls In Chibok-Channelstv.com

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have abducted 200 students in a raid at a Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a town on the border between Borno and Adamawa States. The assault on the all-female high school took place on Monday night. Witnesses said the gunmen, who came in Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles, stormed the town and kept firing sporadic gunshots before setting ablaze several houses an ...

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