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Boko Haram: CSOs Call for New Strategies in the…

The state Chairman, Network of Civil Society Organisations, Amb. Ahmed Shehu, made the call on Sunday in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri. Shehu said based on their interactions with the people of Borno, the military had done very well in degrading the insurgents, but that new strategies have become necessary. “There is no denial to the fact that successes have been recorded in recent times. We urge the Nigerian Armed Forces to re-strategies in their approach to countering terrorism and securing the lives and properties of the citizens as enshrined in the constitution,” he said. readmore

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Launches Fresh Attack in Gwoza Town

Maiduguri — Fleeing residents of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state have revealed that armed Boko Haram sect have on Sunday night launched an attack on the town with fear of severe casualties. Gwoza is one of the Council areas declared as Boko Haram caliphate until it was liberated. The incident according to sources started at about 10pm with heavy sounds of gunshots and explosions from the side of the terrorists and security operatives. readmore

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Six Nigerians Convicted in UAE for Funding Boko Haram…

Six Nigerian nationals were convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding Boko Haram in 2019, according to Daily Trust. This was disclosed on Monday in an exclusive report by Daily Trust. The media platform revealed that the Nigerians were responsible for laundering the sum of $782, 000 between 2015 and 2016. readmore

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Repentant Boko Haram Member Responsible For Army Colonel, Bako’s…

Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has called on the Nigerian Government to stop granting amnesty to so called repentant terrorists. Ndume made this known shortly after the budget defence session of the Nigerian Army. According to the Borno lawmaker, a repentant Boko Haram member was responsible for the murder of Colonel D.C. Bako, one of the commanders of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. readmore

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EndSARS: Please Return to Duty, ex-IGP Tafa Balogun Urges…

A retired Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun has appealed to officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to return to their statutory duties after they were displaced from their stations during the #EndSARS protests. Vanguard reports that in a statement issued on Thursday, November 12, the ex-police boss urged the police to continue to provide the much-needed security to the country, Nigeria. readmore

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EndSARS: Falana Describes Complaint Against Him At ICC As…

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has said that a criminal complaint lodged against him at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, was sponsored by persons behind the killing of peaceful protesters demanding an end to police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria. Falana’s reaction followed the complaint lodged at the ICC by one Joseph Nwaegbu, a Senior Associate of Pathfind Attorneys on behalf of Make Nigeria Better Initiative. readmore

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Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in…

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied a curfew to demand an end to police brutality. Nigeria’s military has denied that the uniformed men, seen in social media videos firing on the unarmed protesters, were their troops. Twenty-five year old Dominic Alonge left work early after Lagos authorities announced an impromptu curfew that began at 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday. He spent hours in traffic but couldn’t make it through road blocks mounted by protesters. He then walked until he arrived the Lekki toll gate and decided to join the protests. readmore

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At Least 1,588 People Were Killed in Nigeria as…

At least 1,588 have been reportedly killed in Nigeria between July to September 2020, according to findings by SBM Intelligence. The findings also revealed that 137 security personnel have been hacked to death within the period under view. According to the findings, the breakdown of people killed by geo-political zones includes; 638 in North-West, 544 in North-East, 194 in North Central, 93 in South-South, 70 in South-East and 49 in South-West.readmore

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Boko Haram Jihadists Kill Eight Farmers in Nigeria’s Borno…

Eight farmers have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Monday. The insurgents attacked the farmers on Sunday as they were harvesting crops in Moranti outside Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, two sources said. “The attackers used knives, not guns, to kill all eight farmers, so as not to attract attention,” militia leader Babakura Kolo said. readmore

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Miscontrued “Formal Qualification” tag :Justice Ishaq Bello, Gambia former…

The African Bar Association has issued a statement putting the records straight in respect of the false information which saturated the social media and the mainstream media claiming that African countries sponsored judges who were not qualified to sit at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
The AFBA statement read : “The negative statement by Africans especially the ones made by Nigerians has become a source of worry and the African Bar Association is disturbed, and most especially given the wide circulation given to the statements in the local and international media in relation to the nominations of some notable African Judges for election into the Bench as judges of the International Criminal Court (I.C.C) which will take place in December, 2020. We wish to state categorically that the criteria for nomination and election as judge of the ICC are well contained in the Rome Statute. The treaty was signed by all member countries and not subject of political or mundane interpretations. readmore