Top Nigerians Named as Boko Haram Sponsors


Stephen Davis, a hostage negotiator reportedly hired by the government to interface with Boko Haram has named a former military chief and a former governor as sponsors of the militant group.


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Armed Boko Haram insurgents.

  • Nigeria:  Under the Hood of Boko Haram

    Daily Trust, 31 August 2014

    Last week, a foreign source identified two of the Nigerians he alleges to be behind the Boko Haram militants. One of them: former military Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Azubuike ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Sponsors - Fani-Kayode's Comments Hasty, Indecent - Dino Melaye

    Vanguard, 31 August 2014

    House of Representative member Mr Dino Melaye has take a swipe at Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode for his defence over alleged Boko Haram sponsors read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Boko Haram Plans to Attack Another Church in Nigeria' - TB Joshua

    Daily Independent, 1 September 2014

    If the prophesy from Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos, is anything to go by, members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Captures Another Borno Town in Fresh Attacks

    The Guardian, 29 August 2014

    BOUYED by their recent gains and capture of communities in Borno State, Boko Haram gunmen, operating in over three dozen Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles at dawn on Thursday, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram in Fierce Battle With Soldiers in Bama Town, Borno State

    Daily Trust, 1 September 2014

    Fighting is ongoing between troops of the Nigerian army and suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama town, central part of Borno State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Igbo in Northern Nigeria Vow to Protect N40 Billion Investment

    This Day, 1 September 2014

    The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Kaduna State, has vowed that the Igbo resident in the northern part of the country will not abandon their over N40 billion ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Alleged Boko Haram Sponsors - Fani-Kayode's Comments Hasty, Indecent - Dino Melaye

    Daily Trust, 31 August 2014

    Hon. Dino Melaye has described the defence of an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, as identified by the Jonathan Administration-appointed negotiator Stephen Davis, and Mr. Femi ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Kills 14, Torch Houses in Borno

    The Guardian, 31 August 2014

    - State, UNICEF begin psycho-social support for displaced persons - 'Igbo won't flee north' read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Won't Go in a Hurry - Ekhomu

    Daily Independent, 30 August 2014

    Onah Ekhomu, security expert and owner of Transworld Security, in this interview with Assitant Politics Editor, EMMA MADUABUCHI, says ascribing politics and conspiracy theory to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Military and Politics of Boko Haram

    Daily Independent, 30 August 2014

    Events in the last one week subjected Nigeria's sovereignty to a major challenge; perhaps with greater trepidation since the civil war era. The seizure of Gwoza town and subsequent ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram and 2015 Controversy

    Daily Independent, 30 August 2014

    What pundits have described as Boko Haram's ultimate challenge to the Nigerian state occurred on Monday, August 25, 2014. It was on that day that Abubakar Shekau, leader of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - UK-Based Cleric Predicts Death of Prominent Nigerians

    Daily Independent, 30 August 2014

    The on-going war against terrorism may consume some prominent Nigerians if urgent steps are not taken to weaken the stronghold of the insurgents. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - How New 'Caliphate' Emerged

    Daily Trust, 30 August 2014

    The declaration of a Caliphate by the leader of Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, with its headquarters in Gwoza town on August 24, may have come as a surprise to many ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Thousands Flee to Cameroon As Boko Haram Conscripts Youths to Fight Nigeria

    Vanguard, 1 September 2014

    MAIDUGURI--Following sustained Boko Haram attacks in the North-Eastern part of the country, thousands of Nigerians have been forced to flee their homes, swamping towns in the north ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Boko Haram Reaches Out to Al Shabaab and ISIS

    Dalsan Radio, 30 August 2014

    An Australian mediator who involved in negotiating with Boko Haram so that they could release school girls warns that the group is trying to unite ISIS and Alshabaab. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Insiders Compromise Sensitive Information - Expert

    Vanguard, 30 August 2014

    The National Assembly has been advised to urgently pass legislation on sensitive information in order to safeguard Nigeria's economic and military secrets from prying eyes. read more »