Summary New facts showing stronger links between former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Boko Haram sect have emerged, further fuelling suggestions the ex-governor is a major financier of the terrorist sect. Only the 2015 elections will test the weight of his trust and his allegiance to Sheriff. - When the stronghold of Boko Haram, the Garannam shrine was destroyed by the combined efforts of the youth volunteer and the JTF, the youth arrested confessed to the fact that it was Sheriff that mounted them in those places and they were working for him.
Summary The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has said that the All Progressives Congress will win all the six states in the North-East in the 2015 elections. The governor's representative, who received the food items from the National Welfare Officer of the APC, Alhaji Dikko Umaru, lauded the party for the donation, assuring that the items would be delivered to the displaced persons.
Summary Shettima, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, expressed the optimism Monday in Maiduguri, the state capital, while receiving 100 bags of rice donated by the APC national leadership to persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Summary The captured towns are Buni/Yadi and Bara of Gujba and Gulani local councils of Yobe State. According to Isa Bukar of Bara town, the displaced persons now fear returning to their places of abode because some communities in the neighbouring states of Borno and Adamawa were attacked despite the claimed ceasefire agreement between the insurgents and the Federal Government last Friday.
Summary Maiduguri- The Borno Government on Tuesday announced the termination of the appointment of Alhaji Warizi Imam as chairman of the Borno Express Transport Company. "Governor Kashim Shettima has approved the termination of Warizi Imam's appointment as the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Borno Express Transport Company with immediate effect,'' the statement said.
Summary This is a clear demonstration of their non-compliance with the declared ceasefire deal announced Friday by the federal government. The security source said the fight against Boko Haram would be sustained since the terrorists had refused to honour the so-called truce.
Summary Their anger stemmed out of the latest attacks on Abadam in the lake Chad region and shaffa in the mostly christian southern borno state which has left several people sent to their graves. The insurgents wore military fatigue of the Nigerian army and opened fire on the chairman and others who were in the vehicle.
Summary This termination was announced in a statement signed by Hajiya Maryam Bukar, Permanent Secretary, Administration and General Services, in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). "Gov. Kashim Shettima has approved the termination of Warizi Imam's appointment as the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Borno Express Transport Company with immediate effect. ".
Summary The Nigerian troops seem to have abandoned the ceasefire between the Federal Government and Boko Haram as they killed 25 insurgents in Damboa, Borno State on Sunday. But findings on Sunday by The PUNCH had revealed that the Federal Government might have entered into the deal with a faction of the group interested in ending the insurgency in the North-East.
Summary Maiduguri -- Boko Haram insurgents Sunday night suffered another heavy defeat in the hands of soldiers in Damboa, Borno State, Daily Trust gathered yesterday. Credible sources said troops from the 195 Battalion of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army engaged the insurgents when they arrived Damboa in a convoy.
Summary State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona said in a communique issued at the end of a three-day fasting and prayer session for Christians in Maiduguri that Christians were in support of the peace efforts. "Probably there is a faction of the sect that might not be interested in the ceasefire agreement but we are happy with the ceasefire. We believe it is only a faction that is not interested in the peace process. We believe that those interested in peace are in the majority. Government should also be sincere in dealing with the insurgents to ensure lasting peace," the communique said.
Summary Before April 2013, when President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the North East states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno because of the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency, other criminal activities like illegal bunkering, oil thievery, piracy and pipeline vandalism were ignored or received less attention.
Summary MAYVILLE - Two accomplices of murder suspect Davide Coggins testified Tuesday that the gang had plans to rob the home of a drug dealer before they massacred Gordon and Joyce Skinner in their Town of Carroll home in April 2013.
Summary Fabulous! The cache was part of Monday's air drop that aimed to provide weapons and supplies to Kurdish militia members fighting ISIS in the town of Kobani on the Syrian border, the AP said. With the new weapons in the hands of the Kurds, "the balance of power would change in any moment," sources told the activist group . 3.
Summary Edward MacKenzie Jr. is the former director of operations at the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem Church, whose members belong to the Swedenborgian denomination. The U.S. attorney's office says MacKenzie pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 13 counts including racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. The church fired MacKenzie when he was arrested last year.
Summary The editor, who has suffered from Alzheimer's disease in recent years, had been moved to hospice care in late September due to declining health. A few years later, the editor worked with Woodward in Bernstein in exposing the 1972 wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel by a committee seeking to reelect President Richard Nixon, which paved the way to the president's resignation.