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$1bn insurgency fund: Learn from Jonathan’s mistakes, SERAP tells Buhari

December 17, 2017 Administrator 0

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regarding the funding and management of information on the Boko Haram insurgency war. The group’s advice came on the heels of the approval of $1bn for the anti-terrorism war Read More

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Boko Haram: CDS attributes success to discipline, professionalism

December 9, 2017 Administrator 0

  Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, attributed the victory recorded against the Boko Haram to the discipline and professionalism displayed by officers and men of the Nigerian Army. Olonisakin, who spoke as Special Guest of Honour at the graduation of the 33 participants of the Army War College course 1/2017, assured his officers of government’s support to Read More

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Breaking: Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 30 in Adamawa

November 21, 2017 Administrator 0

A suicide attack by a teenage boy after early morning prayers at a Mosque has claimed the lives of at least 30 persons in Mubi, Adamawa State. According to the Adamawa State Police Command,  the suicide attack occurred around 5:20am local time, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North. It was allegedly triggered by a yet to be identified teenage Read More

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Boko Haram kills eight soldiers in Yobe attack

October 26, 2017 Administrator 0

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed eight soldiers in Sassawa village, Damaturu local government area of Yobe state. According to Daily Trust, the insurgents came to the village in five Hilux vans around 6:00pm on Tuesday. They were said to have immediately opened fire on the soldiers, killing eight of them and injuring others. A resident of the village was Read More

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Boko Haram occupying Three Borno LGAs, UN confirms

October 23, 2017 Administrator 0

At least three local government areas in Nigeria are still cut off due to the presence of Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has said. The claim is coming weeks after the military command in northeast Nigeria announced that no part of Borno state was under the control of the deadly group. But the UN said despite efforts by the Read More

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Chad stops fighting Boko Haram, withdraw troops

October 13, 2017 Administrator 0

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said. The pull-out over the past two weeks could weaken a region-wide struggle against the militants who have killed tens of thousands of people, forced many more to flee and triggered a humanitarian crisis. There was Read More

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Boko Haram siege forces aid workers to flee Borno town

October 11, 2017 Administrator 0

Aid workers have begun leaving Gwoza a town in Borno State as insurgents on Tuesday laid siege to it. The town was once declared the headquarters of the Boko Haram insurgents. One of the residents of the town, Abubakar Ahmed, who spoke with our Correspondent on Wednesday, said, “The attempt by Boko Haram to overrun the town, which was successfully Read More

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Traditional rulers worst hit by Boko Haram – Sultan 

September 21, 2017 Administrator 0

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has lamented that the traditional institutions especially in Northern Nigeria are the worst casualties of the activities of the Islamic militants, Boko Haram. Sultan, who is the chairman of Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said this while delivering a lecture to the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 10, at the Department of Read More

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Konduga massacre: Atiku condoles with victims of Boko Haram

September 19, 2017 Administrator 0

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar, has consoled with the victims of Boko Haram suicide attack in Meshimari village in Konduga local government area of Borno state. A statement signed by Atiku Media Office Tuesday in Abuja, expressed sadness over the suicide bombing activities, even as he commended the Nigerian military for securing Read More

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Breaking: Suicide bombers kill 15 in Borno village attack

September 18, 2017 Administrator 0

At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians. The blasts occurred in the Konduga area, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, both of which have been repeatedly targeted by the jihadist group. On Read More

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Boko Haram kills 28, injures 82 in midnight Borno attack

August 16, 2017 Administrator 0

Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said.   The attack — the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region — took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the Read More

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Soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroon

August 19, 2016 Administrator 0

Soldiers killed 27 Boko Haram insurgents and arrested 10 others in Northern Cameroon, the Commander of a Regional Army Force said yesterday. “A Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) set up by Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon to fight Boko Haram across borders, ambushed a group of the terrorists on Wednesday, near the town of Fotokol. “It is located close Read More

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Film village: Between Kannywood and film-haram advocates

July 26, 2016 Administrator 0

By Ali Abubakar Sadiq The Hausa film industry, popularly known as Kannywood, is one of the major youths employer in northern Nigeria. From the moment a writer puts pen on a paper, that power of the pen creates a cascading chain of jobs for artists, technicians, translators, editors, cinematographers, transporters, hoteliers, tailors and even married women that rent out costumes Read More

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NLC threatens mass action over Boko Haram

March 3, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday said it would not hesitate to mobilise workers across Nigeria to protest the continue massacre of Nigerians in North-Eastern states unchallenged by the Boko Haram sect. NLC President Abdulwaheed Omar in a statement said the massacre of defenseless students in Yobe state and the routine decimation of communities in Borno and Adamawa states bring Read More

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Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks Bama again

February 20, 2014 Administrator 0

  Gov Shettima briefs Jonathan   UN human rights office condemns attacks Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri, Abdullahi M. Gulloma Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram on  Tuesday night launched another attack on Bama town in Borno state, killing an unspecified number of people. They also destroyed property worth millions of naira. The senator representing the Borno Central district, Khalifa Read More

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Season of insanity (1)

February 7, 2014 Administrator 0

It’s a season of madness, time when mindlessness is wisdom and the most mindless occupy premier positions in the land. It is a period when followers stupefied by poverty and prejudice crassly relish celebrating each other’s misfortune. And an age when the sane get whacked for being sane and the insane are awarded priceless trophies. It is a season of Read More