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Explosions rock Borno, Yobe on election morning

Early morning explosions have rocked Borno and Yobe states a couple of hours to the opening of polling units for the general election. A resident told TheCable that the explosions started a few minutes to 6am, with reports suggesting Maiduguri and parts of Yobe were affected. Military helicopters are currently …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Overpowers Soldiers, Kills Civilians In Borno Village On Eve Of Presidential Election

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Borno village of Zabramari, some 10 kilometres from Maiduguri in Borno State, SaharaReporters can report. The insurgents came in a convoy of utility vehicles to attack Zabramari, located in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, at exactly 5pm, and opened fire on …

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Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his opponent Atiku Abubakar cast their ballots Votes are being counted in Nigeria’s closely-fought general election, with voting hours extended in some places following delays in the morning. The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is the former …

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2019 Election: Buhari wins seven of 27 LGs in Borno as results collation continues

The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has won seven of the 27 local government areas in Borno Satte, as election result collation in the Saturday’s presidential election continues. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that presidential collation was conducted at the Kashim Ibrahim of College of Education, …

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Nigerian elections: Voters taken through Boko Haram danger zone

Image caption This is one of the overcrowded camps people had fled to Displaced people in north-east Nigeria have told the BBC they were transported through a dangerous conflict zone ahead of the country’s elections in an operation agreed by the main political parties. The BBC has been told that …

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Air Force strikes Boko Haram camps in northern Borno

The Nigerian Air Force said Saturday that it has conducted air strikes on Boko Haram terrorists Camp at Zanari in northern part of Borno State. Its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that scores of insurgents were killed during the strikes. He added that the attacks on …

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Thugs Engage In Knife Fight Over Politician’s N50,000 In Borno

File Photo Sahara Reporters Media Security operatives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have arrested some thugs who engaged in violence along Bama Road, Maimusari Primary School, where 016 voting points are stationed. They were engaged in a fight with knives over N50,000 given to them by an unnamed politician. …

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In Nigeria, delayed election takes place amid polling glitches and Boko Haram attacks

Max Bearak February 23 at 10:11 AM Tens of millions of Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday, a week after a last-minute election delay, as Africa’s most populous nation struggles with challenges including a stumbling economy and an ongoing Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram militants. Just before polls opened, …

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Community informants yield results in surveillance for suspected polio in hard-to-reach areas – Nigeria

Abuja, 21 February 2019 – Engagement of community informants for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance has yielded positive impact in Borno State. Following nearly a decade of insurgency, many local government areas (LGA) in Borno State have become access-compromised, making it difficult for the local population to access basic health …

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