Boko Haram’s child fighters released by Nigeria Army.

Following the effort to end insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria, the Nigerian Military on Thursday, November 7, said over 86 children used as child soldiers by the Boko Haram insurgents have been handed over to the Borno state government.

The defence headquarters in a statement by its spokesperson, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the children were handed over to Borno state government by the Operation Safe Corridor.


Onyema said these children voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and that they are currently with the Borno state Rehabilitation Centre located in Bulumkutu.

Nwachukwu while stating that the Military released the children to the state government to ensure that other minors and other repentant Boko Haram fighters in the northeast region get all the support needed to embrace peace.

He also said that the children received by the state government are between the ages of 10 and 19 and that they were part of over 1,370 Boko Haram fighters who had surrendered to troops.

Nwachukwu also said that a fresh set of 500 Boko Haram members who have repented from terrorist activities will be transferred to Operation Safe Corridor for the De-radicalization, Rehabilitation and Re-integration Programme.

Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigerian Army had announced its plan to recruit 4,832 soldiers who would be deployed to different parts of the country.

The commandant of the Depot Nigerian Army, Major General Sani Mohammed said new recruits would be officially commissioned after a passing out parade.


Speaking on the training for the fresh recruits, Major General Aminu Maitama who represented the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said training in the Nigerian Army is a continuous process that would last throughout a soldier’s career.

Also, some troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the region repelled an attempt by the terrorists to infiltrate the capital city of Yobe state, Damaturu.

The commissioner of Police in the state said the attack was averted following intelligence gathered about the suspicious movement of the insurgents ahead of the incident.





On behalf of Federal Government,Aregbesola declared Monday as Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday as a public holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Maulud, the birthday of Prophet Muhammed.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, through the ministry’s spokesman, Mohammed Manga.

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the prophet, which he said are love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.


Aregbesola expressed the hope that the challenges confronting the nation at the moment would soon be over and called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.

He said, “With the immense potential the country is endowed with and its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilised, Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations.

“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria.”

The minister restated the government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians and urged all citizens to pursue love for one another.







In the course of official duty this morning,I have to continue with an official obligation that warrant carrying out an inspection in the finished product warehouse.

The construction of the finished product warehouse has three floors with the down floor.

So,it it necessary that I have to climb the stairs case in order to get to the last floor which is the point at which the inspection will be carried out.

While pushing and propelling my weight on the stair climbing up,I kept on feeling how difficult it is for me to push against the force of gravity that was pushing me back.

In essence,it was difficult to climb up and I need to expend more kilojoules of energy to get myself to the point of inspection.

But when I got to the point of inspection and I finished my findings,I felt relieved when coming down the stair.I spent less energy and lesser time to get down to the down floor

It was at this point that I was inspired writing this piece.

While going up,it was difficult climbing up with more energy needed to climb and more time was spent going up the stairs.

So,I felt like a weakling with a fragile bone.

While coming down the stairs,the story was different and I felt like a champion with me having more strength to move down the stair cases.

The journey of life can be likened in description to what I experienced and encountered on the stair this morning.




With personal experiences and with the little I have heard from people around me,the story of people growing up in life is always painful and sometimes sluggish and bleak.

No doubt about it, moving ahead or propelling forward in life is always costly with pain and more energy is always spent in terms of resources needed to be successful in life.

People pass through many difficult situations before they become what they are today and before any feat of success can be acquired,it is always with tears and sweat.

Most of the time,tears and sweat confirm the genuity of any feat of Success that is real and original.

You are not supposed to be bothered with whatever the situation around you might be now because as you are busy spending time and energy to move up to the top of the ladder in your chosen path in life,once you achieved your intentions,it is very sure that the energy and resources expended by you will be gained back easily.

You might look like a weakling now with no one to help in making your heart desires becomes a reality,what you need is internal strength that will propel you to the point of achievement that will make you a cynosure of all eyes and when this is done,you will be relieved and the strength you have lost climbing the ladder of success will be gained back without anyone been part of you.

A lonely path awaits you in your journey to Success and stardom.

Do not feel bad now that you are moving alone in your quest to be successful,rather look ahead to the beauty of your desired Success and ensure that it is obtained the way it has been imagined.

And when you are done achieving it,all that has been done in investing resources will be gained back in due time.


Bill to halt sexual gratification in Nigeria’s Higher Institutions passed second reading.

During its plenary on Wednesday, November 6, the Senate in a crucial motion sponsored by the deputy president of the red chamber, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, deliberated on the proper punishment for lecturers who demand physical gratification from students in institutions.

The proposed bill, which has now passed its second phase at the Senate, came with 27 clauses and was tagged: A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions and for Other Matters Connected Therewith 2019.


The bill is seeking a 14-year jail term for offending lecturers with a minimum of five years, which comes without an option of fine as a deterrent, Channels TV reports.

The bill deals with offence ranging from actual gratification with students, demand for it, harassment, and threat from lecturers.

Making a case for the purpose of the bill, Omo-Agege said:


“The most effective way to deal with the offence of sexual harassment in our tertiary institutions is to penalise the very impropriety of the act, with or without consent.”

However, the deputy Senate president added that the bill prescribes expulsion as punishment for wrongly accusing lecturers of committing any of the listed related offences.


Omo-Agege said:


“An educator whose character is maligned is at liberty to sue for defamation under the law of defamation which is well-settled in our jurisprudence and needs no duplication in this bill.”

Meanwhile, reported that not less than eight lecturers of the Akwa Ibom state University had been sacked after they were accused of harassing female students.

The lecturers sack was approved by the institution’s management and disclosed by the vice chancellor, Eno Ibanga.