Abdulkareem Haruna

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Boko Haram

Gunmen attack village near Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack on Auno, a village some 24 km east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, residents and security sources say. The attack, which started at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, was still on as at the time of filing this report. Sources near Auno…

Ishaq Akintola

Killings: Muslims are victims too, MURIC tells CAN

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to see ongoing attacks by suspected herdsmen as not a sectional issue but a tragedy that befalls every body in the country. The group made this remark in reaction to last week's call by the president…

Boko Haram: Military winning the Lake Chad war despite losses – General Irabor

Lucky Irabor, the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Ndjamena, Chad, said he recently lost about 22 soldiers in the course of prosecuting the war against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. About 75 soldiers were also wounded in the series of operations that were resisted…

2019: Media, CSOs fear elections may be violent in Borno

Members of the civil society and media practitioners in Borno State have expressed fears that the forthcoming 2019 elections might turn violent if relevant authorities fail to take preemptive steps. This concern was raised at a media and CSO roundtable on citizens’ understanding and participation in the electoral process organised…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Boko Haram: Presidential committee visits Bama

The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) was, on Thursday, in the reclaimed town of Bama, Borno state, where internally displaced persons were returning after three years of displacement. The PCNI team, led by its deputy chairman, Tijjani Tumsa, took a tour of the entire town after which it concluded…

Boko Haram

Four killed, many injured in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

At least four persons, including two female suicide bombers and an operative of Civilian-JTF, were confirmed dead as Boko Haram suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday. Both the police and the military confirmed the attack. The invasion was the most daring in recent times…

Former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema [Photo: pulse.ng]

Alleged N5.7 billion Fraud: Ex-gov Shema being persecuted for political reasons – Aide

A former governor of Katsina State, Shehu Shema, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Federal High Court over alleged misappropriation of N5.7 billion under the then Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P), but his aide insists his trial is politically motivated. The governor is currently remanded in the custody of the Economic…

Boko Haram

Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

The Boko Haram invasion of Maiduguri was successfully repelled by soldiers on Thursday night, the army has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on Thursday night causing panic among residents amidst the sound of gunshots. The head of the Nigerian Army's operations in the North-east, Rogers Nicholas, later released a…

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Maiduguri under attack as military, Boko Haram engage in gun battle

Boko Haram insurgents are attacking Maiduguri, the Borno state capital now, with government troops pushing them back. The attack appears to be coming from the Damboa Road axis of the city that is popularly called Polo area. Residents of the neighbourhood are currently fleeing their houses. The shooting started at…

Ishaq Akintola

Why we can’t speak on Shiites’ travail – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has in a press statement explained why it has not been making comments on the ongoing faceoff between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), (Shiites) and the Nigerian government. The group, whose principal duty is to ensure the protection of the rights of…

Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III arriving Maiduguri

Alaafin of Oyo arrives Maiduguri

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, has just arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to attend the 23rd convocation ceremony of the University of Maiduguri. The Alaafin is the Chancellor of the second generation university. The Yoruba monarch who arrived Maiduguri international airport in the company of two wives…

Northern leaders

Boko Haram: 320 Borno chiefs, others trained on traditional justice system

About 320 local chiefs and traditional record keepers have been trained by the British Council’s Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) office in Borno State on the use of traditional justice system (TJS) in dispute resolution. The chiefs, who have been certificated by the British Council, are to henceforth sit…

Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi

UNIMAID records high enrollment despite Boko Haram – VC

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi, said over 36,000 undergraduate students recently applied to be admitted into the institution despite the Boko Haram insurgency affecting the state. The second generation university is only allowed to admit 9,000 students every year. “The year before last we had…

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UPDATED: Four killed as suicide bombers target Borno mosque

At least four persons were killed and eight others injured as two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Bama town of Borno State in the early hours of Sunday, officials have said. The attack comes about three weeks after the Borno State Government sanctioned the return of internally displaced persons…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Nigerian Army launches operation to “totally destroy Boko Haram”

The Nigerian Army has announced the launch of a new operation to totally destroy the terror group, Boko Haram. According to a statement by David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, the new operation‎ will last four months. "Operation LAST HOLD is expected to last for 4 months and…

pic 2. DSS HANDS OVER 82 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS TO MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA

#ChibokGirls: 30, not 15 abducted schoolgirls alive, Salkida clarifies

Days after he tweeted that only 15 of the remaining 113 abducted Chibok schoolgirls were alive, Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known for his access to the Boko Haram leadership, said the figure he gave was not correct. His latest tweets on Monday indicated that the correct number of the missing…

Sheriff’s supporters threaten to quit PDP

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe State loyal to a former national chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff, have threatened to pull out of the PDP over alleged imposition of the state executive committee by its national working committee. The members also said Mr Sheriff remains their…

Only 15 of the 113 Chibok girls alive – Journalist Salkida

A Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has ​claimed that only 15 of the at least 113 Chibok girls believed to still be in Boko Haram captivity are alive. Mr Salkida, who is believed to have access to credible sources within the terror group, made this disclosure on Saturday on the fourth…

Chibok Girl

Our regrets, fears about our abducted daughters — Chibok parents

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have urged the federal government not to use the recent rescue of Dapchi schoolgirls as an excuse for relenting in the search for the remaining 109 Chibok girls still in captivity four years after. They also urged the government to step up effort for…

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction

Primary health care system in Nigeria is dogged by multiple challenges despite billions of naira spent over the decades on health facilities by government at different levels. Less than 20 percent of the 30,000 public PHCs in the country is fully functional, a recent survey by a nongovernmental body, CISLAC,…

Boko Haram

Nigerian military sets up panel to probe deadly Maiduguri Boko Haram attack

The head of the Nigerian military's operation in the North-east, Nicholas Rogers, on Tuesday set up a four-man military panel to investigate the Easter Sunday attack by Boko Haram fighters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The army general said the investigation become expedient given the large civilian casualties recorded in the attack. He…

Death toll in Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri 28 — Military

The Nigeria military on Monday said at least 15 persons including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to wade off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri the Borno state capital. Soldiers on guard at…

Internally Displaced Persons

How Bama IDPs will return home – Gov. Shettima

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, said Thursday that internally displaced persons from Bama local government will be returned in batches to their rebuilt communities after assurance by the military of security of the area. Mr. Shettima said he would adhere to global standard for returning displaced persons to their…

Despite Boko Haram, Borno launches first rice pyramid in North-east

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Tuesday led hundreds of farmers in the state to launch a pyramid of rice in Maiduguri, the state capital. The thousands of bags that was piled into a pyramid at the city’s civic centre, Ramat Square, was a demonstration of the bumper harvest recorded…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks community on newly reopened Maiduguri-Bama road

Some suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday night attacked a Borno community located along the Maiduguri-Bama road. The road was on Saturday reopened by the Nigerian military four years after it was taken by Boko Haram. The gunmen stormed the village in their dozens at about 10 p.m. Sources said…