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Nigerian troops kill 10 Boko Haram/ISWAP commanders, over 100 terrorists



During the land and air clearance operations along the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) killed ten Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders, as well as over 100 terrorists.

The operation codenamed Operation Lake Sanity is a joint and combined operation involving the MNJTF troops from Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon and troops from Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK- Nigeria) as well as the Air Task Forces of the MNJTF and OPHK, other security agencies and the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF).

According to a statement by the spokesman for the MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole, some of the areas cleared by the troops include Zanari, Arina Woje which served as a major fabrication workshop for the terrorists.

Other areas include Asagar, Larki, Garere, Kerenoa, Wurje, Arege, Abadam, Doron Lelewa, Kolaram, and several other locations around the islands.


However, 18 soldiers were wounded while three others and a member of the CJTF paid the supreme price during the operation.

Dole said the terrorists and their commanders were neutralised within the period of the operation, following intelligence-driven lethal airstrikes in the Lake Chad islands by the combined air task forces.

He listed some of the commanders killed to include Abubakar Dan Buduma, Abubakar Shuwa, Abu Ali, and Abu Jubrilla, among others.

During the operation, several sophisticated weapons of different calibres were either destroyed or captured, including a 105 mm artillery piece, several canoes/boats, motorcycles, and bicycles.

Other terrorists’ equipment, several Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) making factories, and bunkers were also destroyed while a significant number of innocent citizens mostly women and children held captive by the criminals were said to have been rescued.

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The statement read, “Recent activities of the operations include a clearance patrol to Fedondiya settlement where logistics and foodstuffs, including several bags of maize and beans, motorcycles, some immobilised and cannibalised military and civil vehicles were discovered.

“Others, including grinding machines, other vehicle fabrication tools, and military uniforms, were all destroyed and set ablaze in the location. It is obviously a big Boko Haram /ISWAP camp having another large IED-making and vehicle-borne IED-making factory that was cleverly camouflaged to prevent detection from the air.

“In a related development, the MNJTF troops on clearance patrols in the general areas of Kimeguna near the Lake Chad in Niger republic accosted BHT/ISWAP logisticians ferrying 457 bags of fish in several carts. The bags of fish were immediately destroyed in line with the MNJTF Standing Operating Procedure while the suspects are being profiled.

“The obviously frustrated criminals – BHT/ISWAP have resorted to the indiscriminate laying of IEDs and use of vehicle-borne explosive devices to attack. One pattern noticed in the operation is that the criminals hastily withdraw and avoid making contact with the approaching troops.

“They instead rely on suicide vehicle-borne attacks. About four different such attacks have so far targeted the determined troops who have not been deterred. Sadly, 18 soldiers, including an officer have been wounded in these attacks and have been evacuated to various military medical facilities for treatment while three soldiers and one member of the CJTF paid the supreme sacrifice”.


In his reaction, the Force Commander of MNJTF, Major General Abdul Ibrahim, commended the troops and the CJTF for their courage and commitment.

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While paying tribute to the members of the operation who paid the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, he described them as heroes who would never be forgotten.

Ibrahim also prayed for the quick recovery of the wounded heroes and urged the troops to be resolute and bold to finally eradicate the criminals from the Lake Chad areas.



CASON celebrates 10 years of professionalising church administration (Photos)



The Church Administration Society of Nigeria (CASON) recently marked its 10-year anniversary with a grand celebration in Lagos. The event took place on September 25, 2023, at the Pistis Hub in Maryland, Lagos.

The theme of the anniversary celebration was “Professionalising The Practice Of Church Administration In Nigeria.”

The event featured esteemed speakers such as Prof. Ademola Tayo, the President and Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Pastor Yemi Davids, the Lead pastor of Global Impact Church, and Mrs. Funke Amobi, the Deputy Head of Operations at Stanbic Bank Plc.
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CASON was established on the principle of leaders joining hands to effectively manage the resources entrusted to them by God.


Pastor Sam Adeyemi, who gave the keynote address at the inaugural conference in 2013, commended Pastor Seyi Oladimeji, the President of CASON, for his unwavering commitment to the vision of the society.

Pastor Adeyemi highlighted that CASON is addressing cultural defects in church administration and bridging the gap between raw resources and refinement.

“There is no much use for raw without refinement, and this is a gap CASON is bridging,” he said.

Prof. Tayo emphasized the importance of innovation and capacity-building within the church. He stated that the church cannot afford to remain stagnant and must strive to maintain order and accountability in its administration.

“The church that lacks order and accountability may put the church administration in disarray,” Prof. Tayo said, “A church that runs smoothly when the GO is not around is a church of the future.”

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Other speakers echoed Prof. Tayo’s sentiments and stressed the relevance and necessity of CASON in Christianity.

In his goodwill message, Bishop STV Adegbite emphasized that the society plays a vital role in the development and advancement of church administration.

The anniversary celebration was a momentous occasion, reflecting the growth and impact of the Church Administration Society of Nigeria over the past decade. As CASON continues its mission to professionalize church administration in Nigeria, it is expected to contribute significantly to the advancement of the church and its effective management of resources.

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Ghana is looking to supply Nigeria with its electricity needs following power grid shutdown



LAGOS- With the goal of achieving “100% universal energy access” and maybe exporting electricity to its neighbor, Nigeria, Ghana has steadily been developing its power sector.

During his presentation in Lagos on the second day of the Nigeria Energy Leadership Summit, Mr. Hanson Monney, the Head of the Generation and Transmission Unit at the Ghanaian Ministry of Energy, made this point, emphasizing that via effective policy development and implementation, Ghana has already attained an impressive 80% to 85% universal energy access inside its boundaries.

“So, we are working on all these things to make sure that the power system of Ghana continues to be as good as it is or even better, and then, maybe, we can be exporting more to our big brothers in Nigeria when the grid is finally settled,” Mr. Hanson Monney said

This declaration follows the second national power grid breakdown in Africa’s most populous country and the continent’s top oil producer, Nigeria which resulted in a total blackout of homes and businesses.


In contrast, Ghana is aggressively pursuing a variety of energy sources, including grid electricity, mini-grids, and solar-dominated renewable energy, to attain “Universal access to energy by 2024” as instructed by the country’s President.

Monney agreed that the geographic limitations make it difficult to provide everyone in Ghana with access to electricity, particularly on isolated islands, riverbanks, or lakeside villages. In response to this, he stated,

“So, now, we are trying to scale our renewable energy access, and that is how we have planned in 2022 to scale up our renewable energy program,” he said.

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Financial sustainability is one of the biggest problems facing Ghana’s power sector, as the country struggles with growing debts and the purchase of surplus capacity.

“There is so much debt that the government has to shore up to make sure that the system is afloat because we have procured a lot of excess capacity, which comes with attendant costs. So, these financial challenges require some policy actions to eliminate legacy debts,” Mooney stated.


Monney stressed the significance of lowering electricity prices, particularly for enterprises, since high electricity bills are a major issue in Ghana. “We saw that in Ghana historically. These industries have been subsidizing the residential sector, and it should be the other way around. Industries should remain viable so that businesses can thrive,” Mooney stated.

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EFCC declares Delta brothers wanted over alleged N330m fraud



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared two siblings from Delta State wanted for alleged fraud of N330 million.

This was contained in a statement issued by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, copies of which were made available to journalists in Warri, Delta State on Friday.

The anti-graft agency named 55-year-old Faith Onoja and 44-year-old Emmanuel Onoja, both from Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, as being declared wanted by the EFCC.

According to the commission, Faith’s last known address is “Close to Celestial Church, Ekrovie new layout, old Egini road, Orhuehorun, Delta State” while Emmanuel’s last known address is “No 6. Jasmison Street, NPDC/ND Western Estate, Warri, Delta State”.


The statement urged that “anybody with useful information as to their whereabouts should contact the commission” in its offices nationwide.

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