Boko Haram fighters eliminated in Gwoza mountain battle

Nigerian troops have killed Boko Haram fighters in a gun duel in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. The terrorists were eliminated after an assault against soldiers of the 192 Battalion. The sect members moved in via a route on the Gwoza Madara mountain, while Tango 9 troops responded with higher firepower and neutralized some of them; others were forced to retreat. Read Full Story

Imo Prison Attack Carried Out By IPOB, Says IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has revealed that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) is behind the attack that was carried out on the Imo prison facility a few hours after gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Services and the Police Headquarters in the state freeing an unspecified number of prison inmates. Read Full Story

Buhari Seeks Miyetti Allah’s Help to Rid Nigeria of Security Challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the collaboration of the Miyetti Allah group towards ridding the country of the security challenges facing it. The President, in a statement on Monday by his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, stressed the commitment of his administration to work with all members of the Miyetti Allah society in a bid to rid Nigeria of the activities of terrorists, kidnappers and bandits. Read Full Story

Nobody can stop Kukah from speaking against bad governance — Onaiyekan

Emeritus, Catholicolic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Monday, said that nobody can stop the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, from speaking against bad governance in the country. This is as the Presidency had described the bashing of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by Kukah as ungodly, accusing him of playing partisan politics in his Easter message. Read Full Story

Buhari reacts to attack on Imo Correctional Centre, freeing of inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, which took place on Monday. The president in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity described the attack as an act of terrorism. Read Full Story

What one day governor told Lagos judiciary

One Day Governor of Lagos State 2021, Miss Ajala Gloria Eniola paid a visit to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba at Ikeja High Court premises. Miss Eniola, who became one day governor following her winning of the Spelling Bee Competition, commended the Judiciary for ensuring timely delivery of justice in spite of the effects of the last EndSARS protest on the Judiciary’s operations. Read Full Story

Vladimir Putin signs legislation that formally grants him the right to stay in power until 2036

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has signed legislation formally granting him the right to stay in power until 2036. Putin’s second consecutive and fourth overall presidential term ends in 2024, the year when Russia’s previous Constitution would have required him to step down. Read Full Story

LG says it won’t be making smartphones anymore

South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG, has confirmed that it is cutting its losses by shutting down its mobile phone operations. Once considered a rival to fellow South Korean manufacturer Samsung, LG’s recent high-end smartphones have struggled to compete, while its more affordable handsets have faced stiff competition from Chinese rivals. Read Full Story

UK’s Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution on travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week’s time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming. PM Johnson said criteria for moving forward with a second phase of easing coronavirus restrictions in England had been met. Read Full Story

APC governors’ forum DG says Buni repeating Oshiomhole’s mistakes

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, has said the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress chaired by Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, is repeating the mistakes made by the immediate past national leadership of the ruling party. Lukman said the Adams Oshiomhole-led leadership of the APC failed to call for meetings of the organs of the party, a situation that is recurring under the Buni-led APCCECC. Read Full Story