Boko Haram Strikes In Borno Kills monarch, 19 others in fresh attacks
About 20 villagers including a monarch were killed after gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, attacked two villages in different parts of Borno state on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, security sources and witnesses said.
In one of the attacks, the gunmen on Wednesday morning at about 7 a.m. stormed Wala Village, killing 18 villagers and injuring several others.
Wala Village is in Gwoza Local Government Area, some 130 km southwest of Maiduguri, the Borno capital.
A local government official, who does not want to be named for security reasons, said “We are in difficult times in Gwoza local government; deaths and killings has become a daily affair; 18 people were killed in Wala this morning by the Boko Haram gunmen”.
A senior officer of the Department of State Security Service, DSS, also confirmed the killing in Wala; but asked not to be quoted. Add a comment
FAAC Okays Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Shares N641.38bn
Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has ratified its committee’s decision to remove the petroleum subsidy.
This as the three tiers of government shared the sum of N641.380 billion as allocation for the month of March, despite a shortfall in the revenue for the month.
FAAC last month set up a committee to look into the possible removal of fuel subsidy. The committee comprised a member from the commissioners’ forum, the customs, state accountants general and the minister of state for finance etc.
On the submission of the report yesterday, FAAC simply approved the removal.
According to the chairman of Commissioners forum, Mr Timothy Odaah, the approval would be sent to the President for ratification.
He said that the fuel subsidy has not solved the problem for which it was introduced, adding that only a few privileged individuals are benefiting from it to the detriment of the majority Nigerians. Add a comment
PDP Provides Further Details Of APC's Involvement In Terror
APC’s Body Language, Utterances Promote Insurgency, PDP Insists
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated calls on Nigerians to stand up and resist unpatriotic elements whose actions and utterances have continued to fuel insurgency in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday said inflammatory utterances by certain key politicians against the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan, sparked off hatred against the administration by their followers, while attracting impudent insurgents, who started demanding the ouster of the President with threats to cripple the system through acts of terrorism .
“When the PDP, said that the All Progressive Party, (APC) is responsible for the spate of terror in Nigeria, many had an emotional response, but it is now time to dispassionately focus on the facts in order to stop the carnage on innocent Nigerians.
“Whilst we concede that insurgency existed in the nation before the advent of the current administration, we wish to point out that inflammatory utterances from leaders, many of whom by design or otherwise are now chieftains of the APC have succeeded in emboldening them to launch large scale attacks , maiming and killing
our people, believing their actions enjoy the approval of such leaders”, the statement said. Add a comment
REVENGE OF THE WHITE WIDOW: 7/7 monster Samantha Lewthwaite linked to NIGERIA bombing
A huge explosion ripped through a busy bus station in the country's capital, Abuja, during the peak rush-hour this morning.
The enormous blast destroyed FORTY buses and left a sickening trail of death and destruction as fuel tanks on nearby vehicles also exploded amid the heat of the blast.
But while nobody has officially claimed responsibility, security sources fear the bombing may have been a REVENGE attack for the death of al-Shabaab terror chief Makaburi, aka Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed - Lewthwaite's MENTOR - just two weeks ago.
Lewthwaite, the infamous widow of 7/7 bomber Germaine Lindsay, is on the run in Africa with three children.
The daughter of a British Army soldier, she is already on Interpol's Most Wanted list in connection with SEVEN murders as well as the siege of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in September last year which left 67 dead and nearly 200 injured.
She was known to be 'extremely close' to Makaburi, who coordinated the Westgate atrocity. Add a comment
Sultan: Nobody Can Islamise Nigeria
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there are no plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at the golden jubilee lecture of the JNI in Kaduna late Sunday.
“Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, if Allah wanted he would have made everybody Muslims, so also with Christianity. God would have made everybody Christians if He wanted,” he said.
He stressed the need for the people to set aside ethno-religious differences and be committed towards the peace and development of the nation.
The sultan said JNI's criticism of certain policies of the present government was a wakeup call for government or those in leadership positions “to do what is right”.
He said JNI’s action was not aimed at fighting the government or any group or religion. Add a comment
Breaking News: Many Feared Dead In Terrorist Attack In Abuja
More than 200 people are feared dead in an explosion which rocked an outskirts of Abuja, the Nigerian capital, this morning.
The explosion sounded in a highly populated motor park in Nyanya, less than five minutes drive from the Abuja city Centre.
It is not clear yet how the bomb was ferried into the park, but witnesses suspect it was planted by a suicide bomber.
Several dead bodies now litter the blood spattered park and the expressway leading to the city.
Some of the dead victims and the injured are being taken to hospital by ambulances and vans belonging to the police, the Vehicle Inspection Office, Federal Road Safety Commission, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the National Emergency Management Agency. Add a comment
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