North East


Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Rann IDP camp, kill 8

Soldiers battled for hours to repel over 100 Boko Haram gunmen who came attacking at about 6p.m.

IDP bomb blast

Rann bombing: Air Force sets up probe panel

The panel is to submit its report not later than 2 February 2017”.


IDP camp bombing: 54 victims stabilised in 3 Maiduguri hospitals

Thirty-two of the injured are receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital.

Jolly Nyame

N1.64 billion fraud: Ex-Taraba Governor Jolly Nyame to know fate February 14

The prosecution had on November 22, 2016 closed its case against Mr. Nyame after presenting 14 witnesses.

bags of rice

Councillor, four others arrested for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice meant for IDPs

The rice was donated by Danish Refugee Council, the EFCC said.

prisoners in a cell

Inmates treated after outbreak of scabies in Nigerian prison

“We need to eradicate the disease among them before it extended to other communities,” an official said.


Boko Haram: IDPs in host communities to be relocated to govt facilities – PCNI

“There are plans to take children in the north-east back to school.”

Senator Ali Ndume

Boko Haram: Court adjourns Ndume’s trial

Mr. Ndume was arraigned in 2011 on a four-count charge of allegedly sponsoring the violent Boko Haram sect.


Former Borno Assembly Speaker is dead

Asheikh Bashir was buried in Maiduguri at about 4:30 p.m.


UniMaid Explosions: Education under attack in north-east Nigeria – Atiku

“The attack on UNIMAID is not just about a bomb exploding in a mosque.”


Nigeria university suspends student examinations after suicide attacks killed 4

A professor was among four persons killed in two related bomb explosions at the University of Maiduguri.


Professor, 3 others confirmed dead in Maiduguri explosion

‎The police also said 15 people were injured in the explosions.

University of Maiduguri

Many feared dead as bomb explosion rocks University of Maiduguri

One of the explosions occured at a mosque in the school.


NIS arrests 128 foreigners attempting to obtain Nigerian ID Cards

Mr. Wunti said those arrested comprised 63 Cameroonians, 31 Chadians, 27 Nigeriens and seven Malians.


INTERVIEW: Why I won’t run for Borno Governor in 2019 – Ndume

The Borno senator pledged his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Burning firewood

Borno bans sale of charcoal, firewood on streets

“All those engaged in the business should relocate to the Charcoal and Firewood market,” the government said.


Borno spends N1 billion on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram

The Borno government said it also employed about 4,300 health workers.

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

Winners emerge in Bauchi Quranic competition, get new cars

The government says it spent N57 million on the contest.

adamawa map

Adamawa govt sacks revenue agency chairman

The removal of the chairman was sequel to the adoption of a White Paper, an official said.


Maitama Sule, Paul Unongo, others denied access to IDP camp in Maiduguri

he visitors could not deliver some 100 bags of rice they came with.

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno, kill 10

The Nigeria military had in December 2016 announced the fall of Sambisa forest.

Bomb blast

Bomb hits Madagali again

Details of the attack are still expected.

Cattle herd

‘Over 1 million’ cattle lost to Boko Haram, rustlers in North-east, Group claims

The group wants government’s assistance.

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa

Boko Haram: Borno governor denies, then apologises for UN fund ‘misuse’ claim

UN officials met the governor on Thursday.

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa

Borno Govt. says ‘baby factory’ found in state

One baby was rescued.