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Nigeria troops repel Boko Haram attack in Damasak and Yobe state

– The Nigerian Army repelled hundreds of Boko Haram members who wanted to attack Damasak, a town in Borno state – The assailants belonging to the Mus’ab Albarnawi camp of the Boko Haram, drove in convoy of vehicles mounted with Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) – They were ambushed by Nigerian …

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No hope for Atiku, PDP in Yobe — Shettima

The Director general of APC campaign organisation in Yobe state said that peoples Democratic Party has no hope in the state. The DG, who spoke at the inauguration of the Executives of Concerned Marketers Solidarity Forum (CMSF) for Buni,  Bra-bra and Khadija, said that Yobe State had been the comfort …

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Christians from India, Nigeria and Iraq detail the persecution their communities face

(Photo: Archdiocese of Erbil)Father Thabet Habib evaluates the inside of a burned out church right in Karamles, Iraq right after the town’s liberation from the Islamic State in October 2016. At the rollout of Open Doors USA’s annual top-50 list of countries where Christians are most persecuted, Christians from Africa, Asia …

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How Borno/Yobe state IDPs are facing cholera outbreak

Nigerians in internally displaced camps in the North-East are crying out over the lack of facilities in their camps for which communicable diseases have become the order of the day. SADIQ ABUBAKAR writes. For nearly two million people who were forced to leave their homes in the north east over …

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Nigeria: Islamic State claims attack on Geidam military base

ISIS claimed fighters from its Islamic State West Africa province affiliate attacked a military base in Geidam in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, January 23. The Yobe state town of Geidam, near the border with Niger, came under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at around 5:30 p.m., the Daily Trust reported. One …

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13 guber candidates sign peace accord in Yobe

Thirteen governorship candidates in Yobe state have signed a peace accord and pledged to conduct themselves peacefully in the forthcoming general elections. The peace accord, which was signed at the office of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Damaturu, was signed by the representatives of the candidates. Speaking at the …

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Boko Haram attacks Geidam town in Yobe

Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have launched an attack on Geidam community in Yobe state.The attack is coming two days after president Muhammadu Buhari visited the state for his re-election campaign. Residents say the militants came in their numbers and shot sporadically. They claimed that the insurgents …

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Successor of Malam Aminu Kano, Khalifa Hassan Yusuf, buried in Yobe

The remains of elder statesman, Khalifa Hassan Yusuf (Galadiman Damaturu), have been laid to rest at exactly 11:45am in his personal residence in Damaturu, Yobe State. The late Yusuf succeeded Malam Aminu Kano in 1983 as leader of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and emerged presidential flag bearer which late President …

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Former PDP chairman, others decamp to APC in Yobe

A former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lawan Gana Karasuwa, a one time Senetorial candidate, Dr. Mairo Amshi and other supporters of the party have decamped to the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) in Yobe State. The defectors were received by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam on Tuesday at APC …

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2015 elections: Gov. Gaidam accuses military of aiding rigging in Yobe

Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has accused the military of aiding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to rig the 2015 senatorial election in zone B of the state. The governor, who made this accusation at the zonal APC rally, on Wednesday in Sabon Garin Nangere town, said he has written …

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