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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared war on Muslim militants seeking to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, acknowledging after months of worsening bloodshed that the troubled oil-rich African state is battling a full-blown
The move is in conjunction with the country's state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, and it is intended to end insurgent activities. "The military operation will focus on tracking down criminal elements within the vicinity of border
The order, issued by President Goodluck Jonathan, applies to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in northeastern Nigeria. He also noted a rise of insurgent violence in eight other states as well, including Nasarawa, where scores of police officers were
Reactions yesterday trailed the declaration of State of Emergency in three Northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. We are in support -- Senate, PDP THE Senate yesterday threw its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan on his declaration of
Day 14/5. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three countries after a series of attacks by armed Muslim groups, most multiple attacks in Nigeria, which killed at least 3,600 people since in 2010.
Abuja The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, yesterday, expressed his readiness to submit himself to the Police to be probed over his alleged complicity in acts of corruption. In a press statement
Briggs told Weekly Trust in Port Harcourt yesterday that those calling for the head of President Jonathan over his interest to contest for 2015 presidential election should know that Niger Delta holds the key to the nation's economy, saying "we hold
May 2013 editorial Speculation that the Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government was preparing to declare a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa and Rivers states anytime soon is founded on hard evidence. Civilians were not invited to the
Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan led a delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which opened in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday...Jonathan left Abuja on Monday for a two-day state visit ahead of the economic forum meeting.
The north, as a political entity, cannot be swayed by the antics of people like Asari Dokubo who believes in violence. Also, because of how he uses violence as a means of getting the crumbs, he thought the north would ultimately become jittery and