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Boko Haram kills several people in fresh attack on Maiduguri

– A Boko Haram suicide bomber on Saturday, February 16 exploded his bomb vest killing eight people in Polo Jidari, Borno state – The attack occurred at around 5am just Muslim faithfuls were in mosques for the early morning prayers – Residents say the insurgents started first with heavy gunfire …

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Scores killed as military battles IS fighters in Borno

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A fighter jet of the Nigerian Air Force has destroyed a gathering of Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in the Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura areas of Lake Chad in Borno State, killing scores of the insurgents. The NAF said on Monday that the operation …

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Niger says army killed 33 Boko Haram fighters in Lake Chad region

Niger said it had killed 33 Boko Haram “terrorists” and seized vehicles and weapons in an operation in the Lake Chad region. “Offensive actions carried out on Tuesday inflicted heavy losses on the enemy,” a defense ministry statement read on state television said on Wednesday, March 13. “Thirty-three terrorists [were] …

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Pay N20bn owed in pension, gratuity before hand over, NLC urges Borno gov

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Borno State on Wednesday appealed to Governor Kashim Shettima to clear the N20 billion being owed pensioners in gratuity and pension before he leaves office. The NLC Chairman in the state, Mr Titus Abana, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of …

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Boko Haram: Humanitarian organisations task FG on protection of returnees in Borno

The Forum of International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) has called on the Federal Government to adopt proactive rapid response measures to assist returnees in Borno. Mr Mashood Raimi, the INGO’s Communication Officer, made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri. Raimi said the call was imperative to facilitate …

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ICEED trains women, solar technicians in Borno

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), has trained the first 24 solar technicians out of the targeted 140 for Borno State. Tagged ‘Borno MAIDA project’, the training, which combined intensive classroom and practical activities, had five young women among the graduated solar technicians. Under the project, 140 …

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Nigerian Air Force destroys insurgents’ logistics in Borno

– A vehicle belong to Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have been destroyed by troops of the Nigerian Air Force – The Nigerian Air Force launched the attacked and destroyed the terrorists’ logistics at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura in Borno state – According to NAF, the …

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PDP rejects results of governorship election in Borno

– The PDP has rejected the outcome of the governorship election in Borno state – INEC declared APC candidate, Prof. Babagana Zulum, winner of the governorship election in the state – However, the opposition party, PDP, alleged irregularities and refused to sign the result presented by INEC The Borno chapter …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram birthplace elects professor as governor, first across north

Borno State, the birth place of Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria has a new governor following gubernatorial polls held on March 9, 2019. Governor-elect Babagana Umara Zulum also made history according to reports being the first professor to become governor across the Muslim-dominated north. He replaces Kashim Shettima who …

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Vote-buying: EFCC arrests party agents with N1.5m cash at polling units

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two party agents with a whopping sum of N1.5m in cash which was prepared for vote buying at polling units. The EFCC, which announced the arrests on Saturday, March 9, said the agents were picked up by operatives of its Maiduguri …

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