President Buhari will on Wednesday visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The President will use his visit to flag off the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference which begins today. He is also expected to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region. The planned visit by the Commander-in-Chief comes about two weeks after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram splinter group, killed dozens of soldiers in Metele, a remote village near the border with the Niger Republic.
President Muhammadu Buhari officially resumed duty on Monday and is presiding over a meeting with the security chiefs. The President is meeting with the service chiefs inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja, two days after he returned to the country from his vacation in the United Kingdom. The meeting has in attendance the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and other security chiefs. The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris; Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Matthew Seiyefa, and Director-General of the national intelligence agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, are also present. Also in attendance are [...]
The Federal Government yesterday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming. The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Brinin Kebbi. The Minister and the delegates were in the state for a two-day international literacy Day conference organized by the national commission for mass education. Mallam Adamu said the country had about 1.5 million to 75 million illiterates describing the figure as unbecoming and high, considering the country’s population. Adamu who was represented by Mr. Jonathan Mbaka, the director of Basic and [...]
The attack by members of the Boko Haram on Maiduguri was yesterday successfully repelled by the Nigerians military. It was reported that the attack on the Jiddari Polo area of the city, a few kilometers from the elite Government Residential Area, G.R.A. In its response, the army said it neutralized the attackers. According to Army spokesperson, brigadier General Sani Usman Kuka Sheka, “in a merciless operation, Nigerian troops have neutralized Boko Haram Gunmen, who attempted to attack Jiddari Polo Community in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital. He added that residents of the area had planned to flee their homes but [...]