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Insurgency: 24 Registration Areas Inaccessible in Yobe State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe State has revealed that twenty-four registration areas cannot be reached during next month’s general elections due to security challenges. Ahmadu Makama, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Yobe State speaking to Executive Members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe State Council said …

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Five crew killed in Nigeria Mi-35 helicopter crash near Damasak as ISIS claims Yobe state attacks

All five crew members aboard a Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter gunship were killed when the aircraft crashed near Damasak in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, the air force said. The crash came as Islamic State claimed attacks on the military in Damasak and bases in nearby Yobe State. The Russia-built …

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Damaturu residents happy over steady energy supply, draw support for Buhari

A cross section of Damaturu residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Damaturu, said the improvement in power supply had promoted social and economic activities in the state. Alhaji Abdullahi Usman, a rice miller, said the improved electricity supply had saved millers from depending …

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Breaking News: Boko Haram Attacks Military Base In Yobe State

Boko Haram Attack Army Troops A military base located in Kukareta village under Damaturu local government area of Yobe state, was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram terrorists, Monday evening. Heavy gunfire was reported at the location while residents of the area are said to be fleeing into bushes for fear …

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Boko Haram: Military shuts, re-opens Maiduguri/Damaturu road

By Bala Ajiya, with Agency reports DAMATURU—The Nigerian Army, yesterday, temporarily closed the only safe highway connecting Maiduguri in Borno State and Damaturu, Yobe State, following a siege laid to the road by Boko Haram insurgents. Consequently, hundreds of passengers travelling along the route were stranded on both sides of …

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INEC expresses worry over non-collection of 172,387 PVCs in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe State, on Thursday expressed concern over significant number of uncollected Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ahmad Makama, represented by Waziri Zanna, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary, said during a Voter Education and Sensitisation Campaign organised by National …

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General elections: Over 100000 PVCs uncollected in Yobe

Less than forty days to Nigerian general elections, with all thesensitization campaigns in media houses and the Civil SocietyOrganizations CSO, the Independent National Electoral Commission INECin Yobe has, said over 100,000 Permanent Voter’s Card PVCs are stillunclaimed in the state. The INEC Resident Commissioner, Ahmad Makama who disclosed this toblueprint …

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Nigeria troops, police officer killed in Boko Haram attack near Damaturu

Boko Haram militants ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing more than a dozen military and police personnel, the army said on Wednesday, December 26. But an officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants had overrun an army base, and put the death toll at 18. An …

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The emergency in northeast Nigeria is far from over

Not enough aid to go around For Maryam, like the almost two million others forced to leave their homes in the region, the only significant change with the advent of the dry season is an increase in violence and insecurity, making them even more vulnerable. As well as losing their …

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