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We Are More Resolute To Deal With Terrorism – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has gathered more capacity to effectively root out insurgency in the country, following  the formation of a stronger regional coalition between Nigeria and her neighbouring countries in the full activation and deployment of  the Multi National Joint Task Force. Speaking when he received the United Nations ... Read More »

Buhari Returns After Working Visit To Cameroon

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday afternoon returned to Abuja after a two day working visit to Cameroon. The president, who went to the neighbouring African country as part of efforts to strengthen regional cooperation against insurgency, was quoted as saying no country can win the war against Boko Haram alone. Read More »

Army Liberates 21 Children, 7 Women From Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army said Tuesday that it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast. Army officials said the operation to free the captives took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State, ... Read More »

3 Local Fighters, 11 Boko Haram Militants Killed In Borno

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Three local militia fighters and 11 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a clash in a village in northeastern Nigeria, a local resident and a member of the militia fighting alongside the army said on Tuesday. “On Monday afternoon around 2:00 pm (1300 GMT), Boko Haram gunmen on motorcycles ... Read More »

NIDO Plans Appeal Fund For Boko Haram Victims

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation has said it would soon initiate an appeal fund to assist Boko Haram victims. The Chairman, Board of Trustees of NIDO, Dr. George Manuwuike, said this on Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Manuwuike said the organisation had perfected ... Read More »

Buhari To Travel To Cameroon Over Boko Haram Insurgency

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President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Cameroon tomorrow to consult with his counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram insurgency, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has said. Buhari had been invited to Cameroon following visits to Chad and Niger where he discussed the menace of the terror group and how to put ... Read More »

Troops Kill Many Terrorists On Dikwa-Maiduguri Road, Recover Weapons

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The Army yesterday said troops killed many terrorists on Dikwa-Maiduguri Road. But the Army remained silent on the casualty figure. A statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman Kukasheka said recent military operations against Boko Haram insurgents had been very successful, with the terrorists fleeing the ... Read More »

FG Plan To Dialogue With Boko Haram Right Step – Williams

Ishola Williams

A former Chairman of the Nigerian chapter of Transparency International, Maj.-Gen. Ishola Williams (retd), has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to negotiate with genuine leaders of the violent terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The former army officer hailed the decision as the right step in the right direction ... Read More »

Financial ‘Bailout’ To States Buhari’s Display Of Financial Creativity, Compassion – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the Federal Government’s financial ‘bailout’ to states owing workers’ salaries as the product of President Muhammadu Buhari’s financial creativity. Osinbajo, who spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Saturday, said given the prevailing financial circumstances of the affected states and the plight of ... Read More »

40 Killed In Adamawa, Borno By Suspected Boko Haram Militants

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At least 25 people were killed on Friday when gunmen suspected of being members of Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, raided three villages in Adamawa State. The attackers rode into the villages on motorcycles on Friday morning before gunning people down, according to residents and Maina Ularamu, the Chairman of ... Read More »

Troops Recapture Dikwa Town From Boko Haram

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Less than two weeks after the appointment of new Service Chiefs, troops have recaptured Dikwa town in Borno State from Boko Haram insurgents. The recapturing was attributed to concerted efforts by the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army. A statement last night by the military said: “A combination of ... Read More »

Stop Being Defensive, Take The Battle To Boko Haram, Army Chief Charges Troops

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The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Y. Buratai, yesterday charged officers and men of the Nigerian Army to take the fight to the dreaded Boko Haram sect and dislodge them. He said the era of waiting in defensive positions for the criminals to come and attack and run ... Read More »

US Senator Labels Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram “Murderers And defilers”

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Senator Patrick Leahy – sponsor of the Leahy Law that prohibits the US Department of State and Department of Defence from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity – believes that President Muhammadu Buhari’s opinion of the effect of the law on the war ... Read More »

APC Publicity Secretary Tasks Journalists On Reporting The Government’s Seriousness In Ending Terrorism

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The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Lai Muhammed has implored the media to reflect the federal government resolve towards tackling terrorism in the country. Speaking during the Award of Fellow of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) conferred on him by the union in recognition of his contribution ... Read More »

US Condemns Boko Haram Attacks In Gombe

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The United States has condemned Boko Haram attacks at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday, July 22. “We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the soldiers, government officials and civilians killed, and hope for the speedy recovery of those injured,” ... Read More »

Buhari Never Accused U.S Of Aiding Boko Haram – Presidency

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The Presidency has denied reports in the local and international media that President Muhammadu Buhari accused or indicted the United States Government of helping the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said on Friday in a statement that such reports are ... Read More »

Boko Haram Not Planning To Attack Osinbajo But VIPs, Says VP’s Aide

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The Presidency has denied reports that Boko Haram was targeting the house of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Although the presidency acknowledged that the statement was contained in a communique issued at the end of the Thursday National Economic Council meeting chaired by the Vice President, it explained that the statement ... Read More »

Osinbajo Says Boko Haram Is Planning To Bomb His House

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Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has raised the alarm that Boko Haram members were planning to bomb his house. Osinbajo made the disclosure at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting with governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday. However, he did not mention which of his residences was under ... Read More »

Fani-Kayode Accuses US Of Helping Boko Haram

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says the United States government is guilty of spreading Boko Haram insurgency in the country by refusing to classify the group as a terrorist organisation until 2014. “The US govt. helped BH immensely by refusing to classify them as a terrorist org. until 2014 ... Read More »

Boko Haram Planning To Bomb My House – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday alleged that members of the Boko Haram sect have concluded plans to bomb his house. He raised the alarm during a meeting of the National Economic Council held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja earlier today. The council, which has the vice president as its ... Read More »