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A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East

Baga Massacre: “It Got to a Point that Soldiers Offered us their Guns” – Civilian JTF

A member of the volunteer army fighting Boko Haram known as the Civilian Joint Task Force spoke to TAP about life since having been displaced as a result of violence in his hometown of Baga, Borno State. He talks about fighting alongside Nigerian army, but getting overwhelmed and having to…

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I can’t lose 2015 presidential elections — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is confident of winning the forthcoming presidential elections later this month. The president said in an interview with television channel, Aljazeera, that he has done enough to guarantee victory for him and his ruling Peoples Democratic Party. He said there was no way he…

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Nigeria’s military careful not ​to ​harm civilians – Jonathan

Jonathan on Tuesday in Abuja said that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.…

President Goodluck Jonathan and South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-Duk,

No human rights violations in anti-Boko Haram operations — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday in Abuja that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria,…

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U.S. lawmakers warn Nigerian government against further shift of elections

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has passed a unanimously bipartisan legislation to condemn the activities of the insurgent group in Nigeria, Boko Haram. The Committee, chaired by U.S. Representative, Ed Royce, lambasted the group over its bloody attacks, which has left thousands of citizens dead, while several hundreds of…

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Nigerian troops gun down 73 Boko Haram terrorists in fresh attack on Konduga

Nigerians soldiers in Borno state on Monday killed at least 73 members of the Boko Haram sect when the terrorists made yet another futile attempt to capture Konduga, a town 35km away from Maiduguri, the state capital. The troops, who engaged the terrorists for over five hours, however lost a…

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Boko Haram: Chadian forces recapture Nigerian town, Dikwa

Chadian forces, who have joined their Nigerian counterparts in the fight against terrorist group, Boko Haram, have taken Dikwa town in Borno State, held earlier by the insurgents, Nigerian military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES. Dikwa, which is the seat of the Dikwa Emirate, was recaptured at about 12:40 p.m.…

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Nigerian military clears​ Yobe community of terrorists

The Nigerian military on Monday said it has ​flushed out terrorists operating in KukawaGeri, a community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State. In a tweet on its official page, the Defence Headquarters said troops have taken control of operations in the community. The DHQ also said cordon and…

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Boko Haram: Ribadu commends Jonathan, Nigerian soldiers, others for successes

The Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, has lauded the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan and security operatives for routing the Boko Haram insurgents from occupied territories with minimal collateral damage. He said both the political leadership and the armed forces deserve a vote of confidence…

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Mob burns woman to death

By Mijinyawa Ahmed Some residents of Bauchi on Sunday set ablaze a lady at the popular Muda Lawal market. The mob were said to have acted after the lady refused to be searched, amidst suspicion she was a member of the Boko Haram, whose insurgency including use of suicide female…

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UN to probe Nigerian government’s decision to impose insurance levy on students

Reprieve may have come for the parents of the 125,000 pupils in the 104 Federal Government Colleges as the Office of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education and Office of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons have confirmed to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability…

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Boko Haram kills many in Borno’s Mainok village market

About a dozen traders were reportedly killed Friday at a market in Mainok village of Kaga local government of Borno state when Boko Haram terrorists attacked.  Witnesses and security operatives said a large number of Boko Haram terrorists invaded the town Friday afternoon and began shooting sporadically. Many people were…

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Police confirm 13 dead, 14 injured in Jos explosion

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, has confirmed 13 dead and 14 injured in Thursday’s twin bomb explosions at the Bauchi Road Motor Park, adjacent the University of Jos. PREMIUM TIMES counted nine corpses being deposited at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital mortuary with 11 injured people hospitalized…

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Another suicide bombing kills many in Biu

Dozens may have been killed and injured in Biu town today as a suicide bomber driving a tricycle scaled through security check and blast himself near a crowded neighbourhood, witnesses said. The suicide attack occurred at about 3pm when the suspect, a man, managed to pass through the checkpoint which…

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Jonathan visits Mubi, heads to Baga

President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the insurgent group, Boko Haram. The president arrived Yola international airport at about 10.45a.m. Thursday, accompanied by the Chief of Defence staff and all the service chiefs and the inspector…

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Jonathan visits Nigerian territories recovered from Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Mubi in Adamawa State, a town recently recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents. The president, who arrived the Yola International Airport at about 10:45 a.m. met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahmadu, and some residents who have returned to the town. The president…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Army chief visits Baga, says elections may hold in recovered territory

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minima, said on Wednesday that elections could be held in territories recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents. Mr. Minima, a Lieutenant General, said successes recorded by the troops in dislodging the insurgents from some territories may enable the displaced persons to return back to…

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Boko Haram kidnaps Adamawa council vice chairman

The Adamawa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Bijida Yakubu, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said three vigilante members that were with…

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Nigeria​n​ military destroy terrorist havens in five communities

The Nigerian military ha​s succeeded in destroying terrorists’ hideouts in five communities - Baga, Gwoza, Sambisa, Bama and Pulka - in the North Eastern Nigeria, ​PRNigeria has said. The media outlet​,​ which distributes press releases for security agencies in Nigeria​,​ released a video showing an aerial bombardment of a location.…

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Buhari, Jonathan not fit to rule Nigeria, says Borno cleric who exposed N7b bribe to CAN

The Borno-based cleric who accused the Christian Association of Nigeria of collecting N7 billion bribe from President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, lambasted both Mr. Jonathan and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari. The pastor, Kallamu Dikwa, while reiterating his accusation against CAN during a Press Conference…

Suicide bombing is becoming rampant in Nigeria

UPDATE: Kano blast toll rises to 26

At least 26 people died in an explosion that occurred at a bus station in Kano Tuesday. Witnesses said 20 people, including 18 passengers, the driver and conductor of a bus, all died in addition to six militants. Three of the militants, who detonated their explosives were killed instantly, while…

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Jonathan condemns Kano, Yobe bombings; says Boko Haram facing extinction

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday condemned the multiple suicide bombings that have killed dozens between Monday and Tuesday in Yobe and Kano States, saying the Boko Haram sect, suspected in the attacks, is facing extinction as a result of fierce bombardments by federal troops. A suicide bomber had on Monday…

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Boko Haram Twitter Account Suspended

A Twitter account linked to the Boko Haram sect has been suspended by the social media company. The account, opened recently, had only 19 tweets before it was flagged and brought down Tuesday. Before the suspension, the account was used to propagate messages from the group and its leader, Abubakar…

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APC demands Jonathan’s resignation; accuses President of allowing Boko Haram to fester

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said President Goodluck Jonathan bears a huge moral responsibility that will haunt him for a long time to come for deliberately allowing the Boko Haram insurgency to fester, leading to the deaths of over 15,000 Nigerians and the displacement of over 3 million others…

FILE PHOTO: Scene of the explosion at the Kano Central Mosque in November 2014

UPDATE: Police confirm 12 dead in suicide bombers attack in Kano

At least 26 people died in an explosion that occurred at a bus station in Kano Tuesday. UPDATE: The Kano state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed the death of 12 persons, including two suicide bombers, in today's bomb attack on Kano Line Motor park on Zaria Road, Kano.…