Staff, (Guardian) - Less than 24 hours after its camps were bombarded by the military, the Boko Haram Islamic sect Saturday staged a desperate, but weak, fight-back, detonating a bomb that killed two Maiduguri residents and injured two others.
Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - MEN and machines ready for the battle against insurgents are already heading to key areas being controlled by insurgents in Borno State, particularly areas such as Marte, Bama, Kukawa, Ngala, Kalabalge and Bama local governments.
Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - Angered by the upsurge in insurgent activities in parts of the north, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State with a directive to the military hierarchy to carry out more personnel deployment in the affected states.
Press Release, (Nigeriaworld.com) - Dear compatriots, It has become necessary for me to address you on the recent spate of terrorist activities and protracted security challenges in some parts of the country, particularly in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and most recently Bayelsa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states. These unfortunate events have led to needless loss of lives and property of many innocent Nigerians including members of our security forces.
Oyetunji Abioye, (Punch) - The Federal Government on Sunday said illegal consignments and cash in local and foreign currencies were being smuggled on daily basis in and out of the country aboard private jets. It also said some persons that securities agencies had declared wanted were being airlifted out of the country aboard private and chartered jets.
Staff, (Guardian) - Indications emerged Friday that the Federal Government may have commenced probe of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), over allegations of official corruption and abuse of office.