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Borno

    Corps members posted to Borno not starting orientation till February

Corps members posted to Borno not starting orientation till February

Orientation for the 2016 Batch 'B' (Stream II) corps members posted to Borno will not commence on the same date as others.This was made known by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in a statement on Saturday.  [...]

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    Rann bombing: 170 people may have been killed, says MSF

Rann bombing: 170 people may have been killed, says MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says consistent reports from residents and community leaders of Rann in Borno state, shows that 170 people may have died in the accidental bombing by the Nigerian air force.On Tuesday, an air force plane circled the community twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of Rann, which hosts thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP).“Outside of [...]

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    MSF: We were vaccinating displaced children when air force jet bombed Rann

MSF: We were vaccinating displaced children when air force jet bombed Rann

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation best known for its life-saving projects in war-torn regions, says its men were vaccinating children against measles and screening them for malnutrition when a Nigerian air force jet accidentally bombed an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Borno state.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, had said the military received [...]

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    Professor of medicine, infant killed in UNIMAID bomb blasts

Professor of medicine, infant killed in UNIMAID bomb blasts

Aliyu Mani, a professor of veterinary medicine, and a child are among those killed in the suicide attack on University of Maiduguri.Mani died after a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the senior staff quarters of (UNIMAID) early on Monday morningDamian Chukwu, commissioner of police(CP), confirmed the incident to reporters in Maiduguri.Chukwu said 15 persons sustained various degrees of [...]

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    UPDATED: Boko Haram hits University of Maiduguri with 2 bomb blasts

UPDATED: Boko Haram hits University of Maiduguri with 2 bomb blasts

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have attacked a mosque and another location within the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno state, killing two people and injuring 17 as of first count.According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the incident occurred during "early-morning prayers".The agency said a bomb went off at the UNIMAID junior staff mosque near gate 1, while a second [...]

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    Military ‘must go after’ identified sponsors of Boko Haram

Military ‘must go after’ identified sponsors of Boko Haram

The Northern Interfaith and Religious Organisations for Peace  (NIROP) has urged the military to go after politicians who are sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents.Musa Fomson, national coordinator of the group, said this at a press conference in Abuja.He said it appeared that while soldiers are diligently working to "round up escaping terrorists", some politicians are covertly subverting their efforts.Musa expressed reservations [...]

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    REVEALED: Madagali suicide bomber strapped a baby to her back

REVEALED: Madagali suicide bomber strapped a baby to her back

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that one of the three female suicide bombers that attacked Madagali town in Adamawa state, on Friday, died with a baby on her back.Sa’ad Bello, coordinator of NEMA for Adamawa and Taraba operation office, who confirmed the development to NAN, said nine people died in the triple blast, including the suicide bombers.“So [...]

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    NSCDC ‘discovers’ Boko Haram’s bomb timers in Maiduguri

NSCDC ‘discovers’ Boko Haram’s bomb timers in Maiduguri

The Borno state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has discovered “Count down timers” being used by Boko Haram insurgents to detonate explosives.Ibrahim Abdullahi, commandant of the corps, disclosed this in Maiduguri, the state capital, during an interview with NAN.Abdullahi said the instruments were discovered in Kalari area of Maiduguri, scene of Sunday’s bomb blast.“The [...]

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    ‘3 killed’ as 5 suicide bombers hit Maiduguri in 3 hours

‘3 killed’ as 5 suicide bombers hit Maiduguri in 3 hours

Five suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Sunday night, killing three people in two separate attacks separated by less than three hours.The attacks, which happened at Garki Muna Village and Kaleri Area of Gwange, were confirmed on Monday morning by Victor Isuku, public relations officer of the police in the state."At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three [...]

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    NSCDC ‘uncovers’ strange Shi’ia faction in Borno

NSCDC ‘uncovers’ strange Shi’ia faction in Borno

The Nigeria security and civil defence corps (NSCDC) says it has uncovered a "strange" factional sect of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ia sect, in Borno.Ibrahim Abdullahi, state commandant of the corps, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Maiduguri.Abdullahi explained that the group, which emerged in Kwaya Kusar local government area of the [...]

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    Boko Haram: Borno LG chairman denies arrest of deputy

Boko Haram: Borno LG chairman denies arrest of deputy

Lawal Wasaram, chairman of Kaga local government in Borno state, has denied the claim that the Nigerian Army arrested Mustapha Bukar, the vice-chairman of the council for alleged link with the Boko Haram sect.Wasaram made the denial in a statement made issued on Thursday.He said the allegation was not only untrue but a total misinterpretation of facts.“The attention of my [...]

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    Army arrests Borno LG chairman, says he’s a ‘big supporter’ of Boko Haram

Army arrests Borno LG chairman, says he’s a ‘big supporter’ of Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has confirmed the arrest of Shettima Lawan, chairman of Mafa local government area of Borno state, describing him as a big supporter of Boko Haram.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this at a news conference in Maiduguri, on Wednesday.He accused Lawan and his father of providing moral support for the sect.“All I can say is [...]

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    Shettima: This is the best Christmas I’ve witnessed

Shettima: This is the best Christmas I’ve witnessed

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has described the Christmas of 2016 as the best he has witnessed since his assumption of office over five years ago.Speaking at the reopening of some major highways in the state, Shettima said 2016 signalled “Nigeria’s year of victory and Borno year of hope and liberation’’.The highways are Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak and the Maiduguri-Monguno-Baga roads.“I want [...]

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    Suicide bomber strikes hours after Buhari declared victory over Boko Haram

Suicide bomber strikes hours after Buhari declared victory over Boko Haram

Two female suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, in the early hours of Monday.Victor Isuku, spokesman of the Borno state police command, confirmed the incident.Only one of the attackers, a female, was said to have died in the latest attack, as the other was reportedly captured before striking.The incident comes less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    17 wounded as suicide bombers hit Maiduguri market

17 wounded as suicide bombers hit Maiduguri market

Two suicide bombers on Sunday detonated explosives near a market in Maiduguri, Borno state.According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), only the attackers died in the blasts, but 17 persons were wounded."A male and female suicide bomber have detonated explosives near Monday Market Maiduguri this morning. Rescue workers at the scene," it said."Only the suicide bombers lost their lives [...]

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    Again, suicide bomber hits Maiduguri, kills two

Again, suicide bomber hits Maiduguri, kills two

Another suicide bomber has attacked the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, killing two persons at Muna Garage.The attack, which comes less than a week after a suicide bomber was gunned down at a camp for the internally displaced, was confirmed by the Police command in Borno on Thursday.“About 2106 hours of Wednesday, an explosion occurred at Muna garage along Gamboru Ngala [...]

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Exchange Rates

January 20, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.10387.23335.17
LAGOS498600510
KANO497600508
PH500600510
ABUJA499600510
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