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Boko Haram: 8.5m people need live-saving support in North-East – UN

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Maiduguri – The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says over 8.5 million persons need life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko...

Thu Feb 8th, 2018     Read More →

Report of selective praise for military: Shettima threatens media houses with libel suit

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By Ndahi Marama MAIDUGURI—Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has threatened to invoke the wrath of the law against any journalists and mischief-makers in the opposition parties he...

Thu Feb 8th, 2018     Read More →

Boko Haram: before we rejoice

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By Ochereome Nnanna OVER the past weekend, the Nigerian Army announced it had “completely defeated” Boko Haram, the Islamist insurgents wracking the North East, especially Borno State....

Thu Feb 8th, 2018     Read More →

We’ll make private schools unattractive in Borno—Gov Shettima

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By Emmanuel Elebeke MAIDUGURU—Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has vowed to make private schools in the state unattractive to the children of the state. Shettima The governor made the...

Thu Feb 8th, 2018     Read More →

Troops hit Boko Haram armoury, kill fighters

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making-factory and several fighters killed in the process. The Deputy Director of Public Relations at the...

Wed Feb 7th, 2018     Read More →

WHO to immunise 1.2m people against Yellow Fever in Borno

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it targets to immunise 1.2 million people against yellow fever in Borno. Mr Terna Nomhwange, the WHO Country Representative and National Surveillance...

Wed Feb 7th, 2018     Read More →

Shekau releases new video, vows to keep fighting against Nigeria, western education

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video Tuesday pledging to continue attacks days after Nigeria’s military repeated that the jihadist group had been defeated. This screen grab...

Wed Feb 7th, 2018     Read More →

Boko Haram: Military disagrees with Shettima over rating, performance

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The Defence Minister and top senior security officers have expressed their dismay over the alleged claim by Governor Kashim Shettima that Generals from the Southern parts of the country are...

Wed Feb 7th, 2018     Read More →

Donald Trump commends Nigeria’s military strength

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Defence minister Mansur Dan-Ali has said that Nigerian troops had freed 30,000 captives from Boko Haram Terrorists and that Donald Trump had commended Nigeria’s military strength when they...

Tue Feb 6th, 2018     Read More →

Time to call out Osinbajo

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By Yinka Odumakin DEAR Mr. Vice President, I recall then Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fasola, a silk like you hailed your nomination as Vice Presidential candidate in 2014 as a good omen...

Tue Feb 6th, 2018     Read More →

We’ve every reason to celebrate defeat of Boko Haram — Shettima

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By Emmanuel Elebeke Maiduguri—Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday said peace and order had been restored in the state by the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a special town hall...

Tue Feb 6th, 2018     Read More →

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon despite ‘defeated’ claims

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Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeast Nigeria and murdered two civilians, while six people were killed in an attack in northern Cameroon, a local resident and security sources told...

Mon Feb 5th, 2018     Read More →

Buratai: Ending terrorism in grand style

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When Boko Haram Terrorists fumed in Nigeria, and eventually domiciled its fighting strength, comrades, arsenals and other explosive devices deployed to committing atrocities or tormenting...

Mon Feb 5th, 2018     Read More →

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states – Minister

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the current outbreak of Lassa fever has affected 15 states with 105 laboratory confirmed cases, three probable cases and 31 deaths. Lassa...

Mon Feb 5th, 2018     Read More →

More than 300,000 displaced Nigerians taking refuge in neighbouring states — Minister

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Mrs Zainab Ahmad, the Minster of State, Budget and National Planning, on Monday, says no fewer than 300, 000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are taking refuge in Cameroun, Chad and...

Mon Feb 5th, 2018     Read More →