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Customs generates N78.7m revenue in Borno/Yobe in 6 months

The Borno/Yobe Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has realized N78,776,670.00 revenue from January to June 2018.  This represents over 60 percent of the expected N137,507,673.70 revenue for the year. The Customs Area Command Comptroller, Mr. Joshua. J. Angbalaga disclosed this at a press conference in Maiduguri yesterday. …

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Dozens of Nigerian Soldiers Missing After Boko Haram Attacks

Dozens of Nigerian troops disappeared on Saturday when militant group Boko Haram attacked a military base in northeastern Nigeria, according to reports.  The jihadist fighters descended Saturday evening on a military base in Jilli village, in the country’s northeastern Yobe state. Agence France-Presse reported that the assault may have been conducted by …

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‘North-East tops adult illiteracy’

By Charles Agwam Bauchi—The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, an international no- governmental organisation has disclosed that the north-east has the least adult literacy rate in Nigeria, with all states in the geo-political zone scoring lower than the national average rate. CITAD revealed this yesterday in Bauchi, when …

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Boko Haram overrun military base in Yobe, soldiers missing

Over six hundred soldiers are still missing after suspected Boko Haram militants overran a military base in Yobe State on Saturday, credible sources told Daily Trust yesterday. Many Boko Haram militants dressed in military apparel and armed with sophisticated weapons got access to a military facility in Jilli, a village …

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North East Nigeria Emergency Operations: Situation Report (April – June 2018)

IOM continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in conflict-affected northeast Nigeria: 6.1 million people are targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2018, and while this represents a slight decrease from the 6.9 million people targeted in 2017, humanitarian needs remain severe amidst a volatile security situation. In June 2018, IOM’s …

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