Friday, April 28, 2017

Borno

    AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno state.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents invaded the school and abducted 27 girls, while some managed to escape and others regained freedom, 195 are still in captivity.Tijjani Tumsa, vice-chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East initiative (PCNI), disclosed the [...]

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    4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

Five persons were killed while eleven others sustained injuries in suicide bomb attacks in three different locations in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Wednesday morning.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East, disclosed that the affected areas were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia.He said the attacks were carried out around 4:11am.The dead persons include four [...]

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    Shettima: Borno will be massively developed in six months

Shettima: Borno will be massively developed in six months

Kashim Shettima, Borno governor, has said the state will be massively developed within the next six months to one year.The Boko Haram insurgency of the past eight years has hindered development in the state.Speaking on Tuesday at the Summit for the Security and Development of Northern Nigeria, the governor said his government will particularly invest in girl-child education, job creation [...]

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    Security agents foil suicide attack in Maiduguri, kill bombers

Security agents foil suicide attack in Maiduguri, kill bombers

Security operatives foiled an attack in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Monday, killing two female suspects.Damian Chukwu, the state police commissioner, confirmed this in a statement, revealing that one of the bombers died after detonating her bomb.The bombers had attempted entering the state capital through Mamanti village in Jere local government area of the state.“At about 0510hrs, three female [...]

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    How Boko Haram survivors are rebuilding their lives in Borno town

How Boko Haram survivors are rebuilding their lives in Borno town

Tens of thousands of Nigerians have lost their homes and livelihoods in the conflict between the military and the Boko Haram sect in the north-east.Displacement and fear have shaped their lives, leading many to flee to Pulka, a town in Borno state.Ahmed, a 57-year-old man, frowned as he spoke. Suddenly and surprisingly, his mood changed and he started smiling.He paused, [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) says it has arrested the former wife of Mamman Nur, a factional Boko Haram leader in Borno state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, NSCDC commandant in the state, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday.He said his men arrested two female suspects in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Friday.Abdullahi said at first they were suspected to [...]

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    Fake JAMB registration centre discovered in Borno

Fake JAMB registration centre discovered in Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has uncovered a fake Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) centre in Maiduguri, Borno state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, the commandant of the corps in Borno, told NAN on Sunday in Maiduguri that operators of the fake centre were defrauding applicants.Abdullahi explained that the centre was uncovered on Thursday at the Kawu Shopping Complex [...]

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    Two suspects in the ‘business’ of diverting IDPs food arrested

Two suspects in the ‘business’ of diverting IDPs food arrested

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested two suspects who connive with officials to divert food items in an Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) camp in Dalori, Borno state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Ibrahim Abdullahi, commandant of the corps, said the suspects were arrested at premises of the camp.He explained that the food items in question [...]

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    Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

The Nigeria army foiled a suicide attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) around 11pm on Sunday, killing only the suspected bomber.A witness told TheCable that one of the officers sighted the suspect as he tried to gain entry into the institution.After he was killed, security was beefed up in the area.Presently, men of the civil defence, police and the [...]

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    Two suicide bombers die in failed attempt to hit Borno mosque

Two suicide bombers die in failed attempt to hit Borno mosque

Two suicide bombers suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, Borno state capital in the early hours of Saturday, leaving four persons injured.According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the incident happened around a mosque close to the federal high court, Jiddari Polo in the ancient city.Only the bombers were said to have died in the failed attack.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesman of [...]

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    250 Borno IDPs sit for WAEC exams

250 Borno IDPs sit for WAEC exams

250 internally displaced persons are taking part in this year’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) senior secondary school certificate examination.The SSCE candidates are made up of 94 female and 156 male students. [...]

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    HIV ravages Borno IDP camps, 3,800 cases recorded in 3 months

HIV ravages Borno IDP camps, 3,800 cases recorded in 3 months

Barkindo Saidu, executive secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 3,800 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state.Saidu told NAN in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the new cases were recorded after voluntary screening in 15 IDPs camps in the state.He said currently 2.4 percent of the population [...]

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    UN answers Buratai’s call, sends experts to assess Sambisa landmines

UN answers Buratai’s call, sends experts to assess Sambisa landmines

A team of UN experts has arrived in Nigeria to assess the number of landmines Boko Haram terrorists have laid in the Sambisa Forest.Agnes Marcaillou, director, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), told NAN in New York that the team arrived the country on Tuesday.She said the assessment is with a view to de-mining and clearing the area of landmines.UNMAS collaborates [...]

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    NYSC to reopen Maiduguri orientation camp ‘as soon as possible’

NYSC to reopen Maiduguri orientation camp ‘as soon as possible’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) said on Tuesday that it was working towards re-opening its orientation camp in Maiduguri following the return of relative peace to the state.Suleiman Kazaure, director-general of NYSC, gave the hint while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri. [...]

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    Tension as soldiers invade Borno JAMB office ‘to register girlfriends’

Tension as soldiers invade Borno JAMB office ‘to register girlfriends’

Some soldiers invaded the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday, to assist some young ladies register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The officers who were unruly threatened to beat up anyone who did not follow their orders.Since the commencement of registration last week, hundreds of applicants have been trooping [...]

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    Fake soldier arrested while molesting JAMB candidates

Fake soldier arrested while molesting JAMB candidates

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno command, says it has arrested Ahmed Alibe, 21, for posing as a soldier and molesting members of the public.Ibrahim Abdullahi, the corps commandant, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that Alibe was arrested on March 29 at the Nasara computer centre at the computer village.Abdullahi said that the suspect, [...]

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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
LAGOS388497420
KANO387495417
PH390500420
ABUJA388497420
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