Formerly a safari, the Sambisa forest, which covers an area of about 600,000 square kilometres, was captured by Boko Haram in 2013. After the Nigerian Army partially reclaimed the infamous kidnapping and killing field, the Nigerian government is now ready to restore the reclaimed forest to its old glory.
Last Sunday marked five years since Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their school in northeastern Nigeria. While some are back, 112 are still missing. The mass abduction sparked a global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign and remains Boko Haram's biggest publicity coup.
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, was crowned chess champion for kindergarten through third grade days back in New York. The Nigerian boy fled to the US with his parents in 2018 went undefeated at the state tournament last weekend, outwitting children from elite private schools with private chess tutors.
A security alert from the U.S Embassy and consulate in Nigeria has noted that the Islamic State West Africa and Boko Haram have stated plans to disrupt Nigeria's upcoming elections by attacking infrastructure and places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls.
Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, who is standing trial over alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the purchase of arms in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists has asked a trial court to suspend his trial indefinitely pending when the Federal Government complies with orders of Courts which granted him bail.
Last week Thursday, the Senate shut its self down after about one and half hours of expressions of grief and sorrows over the overrunning of military base in Metele, Borno state, by Boko Haram insurgents penultimate Sunday which left scores of soldiers and some officers dead.