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Insecurity: North East going through a hard time – Buni

Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Buhari in Yobe, pledges improved security in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched his re-election bid in Damaturu, with a pledge to improve on the gains recorded in the security sector. Addressing...

Nigerian military raids Daily Trust office in Maiduguri, arrest 2 journalists

Armed soldiers on Sunday invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim...

When war is not a tea party…, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

By the time shots are fired either by the belligerent army or the defending army, the duel becomes fierce hostility where the ultimate quest...

There’s high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria, UK warns travellers

The United Kingdom has said there is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. It also warned its nationals against travelling to the North-East, citing...

22 Boko Haram, Chibok girls’ abductors, other suicide bombers arrested

The Nigeria Police Force, Borno Command has arrested 22 Boko Haram commanders and fighters who are behind the series of suicide bombings, mass killings of innocent people and abductions of Chibok school girls in the North-eastern states.

Rape allegations: Amnesty int’l dares Nigerian military, says ‘threat, intimidation won’t deter us’

Amnesty International has called the bluff of the Nigerian military, saying that no amount of threats, intimidation and smears campaigns would deter them from carrying out their humanitarian duties of documenting the human rights violations in the North-eastern part of the country.

Dapchi School girls’ abduction: The big picture, by Muhsin Ibrahim

As it is with anything and everything in Nigeria, the Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction has been politicised. Only a few people now care to, honestly,...

Nigerian govt to train 11, 300 IDPs in North-East

The Federal Government has concluded plans to train 11,300 persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, labour and employment minister, Chris...

UN agency requires $1.1bn for 2018 North-East interventions

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the agency had concluded arrangements to launch an appeal fund to achieve this. Mr...

Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis most severe in the world – UN agency

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA, has said the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region is...

1.8m IDPs not ready to return home — Report

The Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, has said 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their ancestral communities any...

Nigerian Army tackles Buba Galadima, says no territory under Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had reclaimed all territories earlier ransacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. A ruling APC chieftain, Buba...

Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram terrorist planning suicide attack

By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri The troops of 251 Battalion, 7 Division Nigerian Army, have killed a suspected suicide bomber who attempted to cross through their...

Nigerian Army alerts public on Boko Haram’s new suicide attack tactics

By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri The Nigerian Army on Monday alerted the general public on the new tactics devised by Boko Haram insurgents in carrying out suicide attacks. Spokesman...

Nigerian troops kill 404 Boko Haram insurgents, capture 810 in 4 months

By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri No fewer than 404 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed, while 810 others were arrested in various operations between March and...

Notorious Boko Haram terrorist nabbed in Buni Gari

Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed to Buni Gari in Borno said they have arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist. Sani Usman, the Director...

SHOCKING: Yobe governor, Ibrahim Geidam, appoints 716 aides [Full List]

By Ibrahim Sulaiman The governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, on Wednesday approved the appointment of 716 aides. A statement by Shuaibu Abdullahi, the spokesman to...

16 killed in Borno suicide attacks

At least 20 people, including four suicide bombers, on Sunday died in separate suicide attacks in Borno. An official of the National Emergency Management in...

Army, residents kill 13 Boko Haram members in Borno village

The combined forces of the Nigerian Army and the community residents of Gumsuri village of Borno state have killed at least 13 members of...

BUK lecturers donate N5m food items to IDPs

The Bayero University Kano, BUK, chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday, donated food items worth five million naira to...

Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram commander, Abu Nazir, rescue kid fighters

By Ibrahim Sulaiman The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it carried out a successful clearance operation at Jarawa village, Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno...

Nigeria needs volunteers to help save millions of lives, by Geoff Prewitt

The looming humanitarian crisis hovering over Nigeria is largely invisible from the streets of Abuja. The word famine is spoken and makes front page...

Air Force’s new helicopters hit Boko Haram enclaves

Newly acquired helicopters of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, have carried out day and night all weather gunship on the Boko Haram’s large structure...

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