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Boko Haram

UN counters Nigerian govt, says three Borno LGAs cut off by Boko Haram

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…

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FEATURE: The Major Highlights Of Buhari’s Turkey Visit

President Recep Erdogan hosted Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations. This was President Buhari’s first visit to Turkey since his election in 2015, but…

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Nigeria Air Force bombs Boko Haram base, kills many – Official

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said on Saturday that it has neutralised and set ablaze many Boko Haram structures in Urga area near Konduga in Borno State. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Olatokunbo Adesanya, an air commodore, made this known in Abuja. Mr. Adesanya explained that…

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Nigeria, Turkey agree to strengthen security cooperation

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, on Thursday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to counter terrorism. Speaking at a joint press conference after a tete-a-tete with his host, President Buhari said he was ‘‘very pleased’’ that the…

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Cholera: UNICEF, Borno govt. create hand washing points in IDP camps

The Borno state ministry of water resources and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF on Monday jointly launched hand washing points for children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, within schools. The initiative is part moves to curb the cases of cholera that have so claimed the lives of 59…

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Oshiomhole speaks on Buhari’s World Bank statement

A former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday spoke on the controversy trailing the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari, supposedly directing the World Bank to focus its assistance towards the northern part of the country. The former governor confirmed that he was present at the interactive meeting between Mr. Buhari…

Boko Haram

Nigerian Court jails 45 Boko Haram members, discharges over 400 suspects

A Federal High Court in Kainji, Niger State, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail, following the conclusion of the first phase of the trial of some 575 suspects. The court discharged 468 suspects, and ordered they undergo de-radicalisation and rehabilitation…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Why Nigeria’s International Partners should proscribe IPOB – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s international partners should designate the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB a terrorist organisation, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said. The minister said this in an article, entitled ''Thwarting Terrorism in Nigeria'', which appeared in the U.S. newspaper 'Washington Times' on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Mr.…

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Presidency clarifies Buhari’s statement to World Bank President on favouring ‘northern regions of Nigeria’

The presidency has clarified the statement by the World Bank President, Jim Kim, that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the bank to focus its development efforts on “northern regions of Nigeria.” “In my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus…

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops owed two months allowances cry out

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in North-east Nigeria have complained that they have not received their allowances in the last two months. Some of the soldiers who disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Friday said the situation was causing them hunger and deflating…

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In suspected protest against U.S. ban, Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram

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…

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Buhari asked us to focus on Northern Nigeria — World Bank chief

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the World Bank to prioritise its developmental programmes across the northern parts of Nigeria, the bank's President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday. At a press briefing on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C., Mr. Kim said his organisation has…

Boko Haram

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger

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…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: 86 percent of Borno IDPs not willing to return home – Report

Majority of the 1.8 million internally displaced persons in Borno State said they are still scared of going back to their communities months after the military liberated them from Boko Haram control, a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, reveals.  Tagged "Too Scared to Return", the report says…

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Again, Nigerian govt expresses commitment to return of Chibok girls

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to securing the release of the remaining abducted Chibok girls, and sending a clear message to the rest of the world that such criminal acts of abduction would not be condoned in the country. Mr. Osinbajo said, “We…

Nigerian Army

15 killed as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack – Official

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops had killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents after repelling attack by the terrorists at Yamteke village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Rations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Mr. Usman, a brigadier…

Boko Haram

No Borno local govt under Boko Haram control – Theatre Commander

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, a counterinsurgency operation in North-east Nigeria, Ibrahim Attahiru has said the outlawed Boko Haram group no longer controls any of the local government areas in Borno State. Mr. Attahiru, a major general, said the activities of the troops under his command have brought…

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Amnesty International calls for fair trial of Boko Haram suspects

As the mass trial of Boko Haram suspects on terrorism-related charges commences in Nigeria, Amnesty International Nigeria has said justice will remain a mirage for the suspects unless they get fair trials from the Nigerian authorities. In a press statement issued by Isa Sanusi, Media Manager, Amnesty International Nigeria, the…

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Nigerian Army denies ambush by ISIS linked Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday denied a media report suggesting that soldiers recently suffered an ambush carried out by members of Boko Haram linked to the Islamic State, ISIS. According to the disputed report, 30 Nigerian soldiers died in the ambush that allegedly occurred on Friday afternoon. A foreign based…

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Nigerian soldiers kill three Boko Haram herders after gun battle – Official

A suspected Boko Haram cattle rustling syndicate was on Sunday busted by Nigerian soldiers who engaged the armed gang in a shootout that left three of them dead and a soldier injured. The group, believed to be Boko Haram herders, were intercepted in Lingir village of Borno State while attempting…

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Families launch appeal fund to defend detained Boko Haram suspects

Less than 24 hours to the commencement of trial of 1600 Boko Haram suspects, about 1200 family members of some of the suspects on Sunday launched a fund raising exercise to back their campaign for justice for the suspects. The Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Justice said last…

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Nigerian soldiers ambush, kill two Boko Haram members – Official

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed two Boko Haram insurgents at Mayanti village of Bama Local Government Council of Borno State. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Rations, 7 Division, said in Maiguri the troops had ambushed a group of insurgents while trying to cross…

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VSF distributes 800 goats, cash to 200 families in Yobe

About 200 households in Yobe state who were affected by the Boko Haram conflict, on Thursday, received 800 goats and cash token as part of the empowerment initiative of the Victim Support Fund, VSF. VSF is federal government humanitarian organ set up in 2014 to provide support to all persons…

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52,311 Borno children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency – Gov. Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said on Thursday that 52, 311 children in the state were orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast zone of Nigeria. Mr. Shettima disclosed this in Maiduguri during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government, Fadama III and…

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Four Boko Haram fighters killed as troops foil attacks on IDP camp

Troops of the Nigerian army have in different operations in parts of Borno state killed four Boko Haram fighters plotting to carry out suicide bombing attacks on camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, officials have said. The spokesperson of the army, Sani Usman, said the troops prevented a 'mass death'…