Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Why we invaded Ogoniland - Army

11 March 2016, 08:38

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has defended its invasion of Ogoni in Rivers State, claiming that a security informant was allegedly buried alive by a cult leader in the area, Vanguard reports.

The statement comes as both the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, as well as the House of Representatives Committee on Army, begin investigations into the Army's invasion of Ogoniland.

According to the traditional ruler of the Mene Bua-Yeghe community in Ogoniland, Chief Barinaada Gbaranee, the invasion on February 23 escalated into the deaths of 12 people.

Gbanaree stated that the unlawful occupation of his territory, along with three other communities, began on February 22, adding that the Army invaded the house of former Niger Delta militant Solomon Ndigbara, and vandalized cars and buildings without just cause.

Also read: Army in solidarity with families of late soldiers

In addition, Gbaranee also stated that officials had arrested Ndigbara's wife and siblings prior to their invasion.

All economic activities in Ogoniland are said to have been halted as a result of the attack, with many having deserted their homes, taking refuge in the bushes and forest due to a heavy presence of military personnel who remain in the region.

Speaking for the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), the South-South Zonal Chairman of the group, Chinedu Uchegbu, described the situation as "worrisome", given that the Army is meant to guarantee security within society and is instead being associated with plots to cause insecurity.

Gbaranee has since called on Senators to help stop tensions and loss of life in Ogoniland, saying that continued exposure has begun causing hunger, sickness and disease among the Ogoni people.

Read more at Vanguard

- News24


EFCC arrests former FCT minister

25 October 2016, 12:27

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...