Jul 29th, 2013
Information at the disposal of the Nigerian Tribune confirmed on Sunday that the meeting of five state governors from the northern part of the country with President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday was largely to discuss security issues. Sources, however, stated that a leg of the meeting was use...
Oct 22nd, 2012
KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities on Monday slapped a 15-hour daily curfew on a northeastern city where unrest blamed on Islamist extremists has killed at least 31 people in recent days. Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam “has approved the imposition of restriction of movement in Potiskum to...
Nov 28th, 2011
Kano – Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram sect was responsible for a string of weekend bombings targeting government buildings and churches in Geidam in the northeast, its purported spokesperson said on Monday. Abul Qaqa, who claims to speak for Boko Haram, said in an emailed statement that th...
Nov 27th, 2011
Kano – Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram have bombed a police station, a bank and a beer parlour in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state, residents say. The gunmen threw explosives into a police station and a beer parlour in Geidam town, 160km from the state capi...