Tuesday , 28 June 2016


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Reduce Battle Fronts, Tackle Nigeria’s Problems, Secondus Tells Buhari

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The immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress federal Government to stop causing more problems for the country and set out to tackle the myriads it already created. Rather than make efforts to address …

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Boko Haram Resort To Seizing Petrol From Motorists In Yobe

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With the Nigerian security agencies tightening their noose around Boko Haram by putting them on the run and cutting off their source of supplies, the insurgents have now resorted to obtaining petrol by force from motorists in some parts of Yobe State. Security and local sources said the insurgents operate …

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DHQ: Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Now Disguise As Vigilantes, Hunters

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The Defence Headquarters on Monday alerted Nigerians to the latest trick used by Boko Haram insurgents fleeing Sambisa Forest, saying they now disguise as vigilantes and hunters to evade “easy detection”. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja. His …

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Human Rights Group Begs Buhari, Police Service Commission Not To Retire AIGs

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Responding to the call of new acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris telling president Muhammdau Buhari to retire 30 senior police officers, A human rights group, Campaign for Democracy, (CD) has appealed to the President and the Police Service Commission not to disengage them now especially when the country …

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Army Probes ‘Cash-For-Soldiers-Escort’ Along Borno Highways

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Allegations of bribery leveled against soldiers on counter-insurgency operations in the North-East are currently being investigated, the Nigerian Army has said. Some soldiers have been accused of demanding financial gratification from civilians before escorting them on highways in Borno State. During the height of Boko Haram insurgency, the highway leading …

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Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Adamawa

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked the village of Koh, few kilometers from Yola the Adamawa State, capital. According to eyewitness report, the herdsmen stormed the village on Sunday morning killing a farmer and injuring five members of the community. Five herdsmen were also killed in the attack. The attack is …

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5,000 Hostages Rescued From Boko Haram – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said about 5,000 people were rescued from the Boko Haram sect by soldiers and members of the vigilante, Civilian JTF. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, however, said a member of the Civilian JTF was killed on Saturday during the battles with the …

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Army Dismisses Allegations On Funds Diversion

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The Nigerian Army will not be distracted in its resolve to end Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole gave this assurance while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday. The Commander was reacting to an online publication alleging diversion …

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IOM Trains Stakeholders To Improve Response To Humanitarian Crisis In Northeast

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The International Office of Migration (IOM) has conducted a four-day training from 20 to 23 June in Maiduguri Borno state on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for government agencies and organizations responsible for camp management and emergency response. Participants were trained on specific issues such as Global Trends on …

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Troops Strike Boko Haram Enclaves In Borno; Arrest 2 Suspects

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A joint patrol team of Sector 1 of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Headquarters Strike Group has stormed some villages in Borno State and cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves. The villages include Buhari, Matari and Kaidiri, located some kilometres to Damasak, Borno State. According to the Acting Director Army …

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Borno: 24,000 IDPs In Dire Health Situation In Bama – MSF

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International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Wednesday, said a catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State. An MSF medical team was able to access the town of Bama for the first time on June 21. The team …

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I’ve Not Owed Workers’ Salaries In Five Years Despite Insurgency – Gov. Shettima

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has disclosed that workers in the state have been receiving their salaries in the last five years despite the Boko Haram insurgency and current economic realities in the country. SEE ALSO: Atiku Abubakar Commends Gov. Shettima He said the state was able to prioritize …

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Atiku Praises Gov. Shettima’s Administration

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has praised Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State for recording tremendous achievements in office in spite of the challenges posed by Boko Haram insurgency. The former vice president, who gave the commendation in a chat with journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital, said it was …

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Shettima Gives Contractor Two Months To Complete N890m Bama Market Project

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Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has threatened to revoke the N890 million Bama market projects, if work is not completed in two months’ time. The governor issued the threat yesterday at Bama while inspecting the level of completing the ultra-modern market destroyed in 2012 by Boko Haram. The …

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Boko Haram Opens Fire On Mourners In Adamawa Village, Kills 20

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At least twenty persons were killed and several others injured in Kuda village, Madagali local government area of Adamawa State when suspected Boko Haram insurgents opened fire on them. Witnesses said the suspected insurgents walked into the village from the direction of Sambisa Forest around 9pm on Thursday and opened …

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FG Alerts Nigerians Over ISIS Indoctrination App

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has developed a mobile application meant for propagating Jihad to children, the Federal Government has alerted Nigerians. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, warned that the app named ‘Huroof’ (Arabic alphabets …

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More Than 700 Boko Haram Militants Surrender – Army Spokesman

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More than 700 repentant Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East have surrendered to the military, the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar has said. Abubakar said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, in Abuja …

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Boko Haram Floats Radio Station

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Although the Nigerian military and President Muhammadu Buhari say Boko Haram have been “technically defeated”, the terrorist sect has refused to give up, at least not yet. Determined to remain relevant and give the authorities a new cause for concern, the sect has reportedly floated a radio FM station. According …

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Boko Haram Kidnaps Three Women, Kills Four Villagers In Fresh Attack

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Boko Haram militants killed no fewer than four villagers on Tuesday and kidnapped three women near Chibok where more than 200 girls were kidnapped in 2014. According to residents and survivors, Boko Haram fighters attacked Kautuva village at dawn, set houses ablaze and fired on residents. “Some of us were …

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Politics Hampered War Against Insurgency Under Jonathan – Ex-CDS

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A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim (Rtd), has said the war against insurgency under the leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan did not yield the desire result because it was politicized. The former defence chief made the disclosure yesterday in an interview with journalists on …

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