Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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    Ethnic tension, rising insecurity – five issues Buhari should consider in his state address

Ethnic tension, rising insecurity – five issues Buhari should consider in his state address

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from the UK, where he had spent 103 days receiving medical treatment.His return was at best epochal. His supporters formed human walls on the airport road in Abuja to welcome him. There was also fanfare in his native Daura and in other parts of the country.A lot happened while the president was away. [...]

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    Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

The Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents say their abduction was just an accident as the sect members had a different agenda when they visited the school.According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Naomi Adamu, one of the 82 girls released by the sect in May, revealed this in secret diaries kept by the girls while in captivity.Adamu, 24, described in the [...]

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    Chibok boy paralysed by Boko Haram may walk again

Chibok boy paralysed by Boko Haram may walk again

Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy from Chibok, in Borno state, who was paralysed by Boko Haram three years ago, has a chance to be on his feet again.Ahmadu was reportedly run over by the motor cycle of the terrorist sect during a night raid in Chibok, the town where 275 schoolgirls were kidnapped the same year.Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity group [...]

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    Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and civil society groups have demanded the release of Ahmed Abba, a Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon "for reporting Boko Haram activities".Abba, a Radio France Internationale correspondent in Cameroon, was given a ten-year jail term in April 2017 by the Cameroonian government.In a statement jointly issued on Thursday, the groups, numbering 36, condemned Abba's “unjust” [...]

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    The Economist: After Damascus, Lagos is the worst global city to live in

The Economist: After Damascus, Lagos is the worst global city to live in

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister publication of The Economist of London, says Lagos, is the worst global city to live anywhere in the world -- after Damascus in war-torn Syria.According to its 2017 liveability report, which considers 140 major cities, Melbourne in Australia retained its crown as the best city to live anywhere in the world, for seven [...]

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    Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

The Nigerian army on Thursday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in clearance operations in Marte local government area of Borno.A statement issued in Maiduguri by Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 task force division, said the troops also recovered bicycles and cows from the insurgents.He also said the troops launched two separate attacks against the insurgents at [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents must be swiftly brought to justice, says UN

Boko Haram insurgents must be swiftly brought to justice, says UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Tuesday's Boko Haram attacks in Borno, saying the perpetrators should be “swiftly” brought to justice.A female bomber had blown herself up at a market in Konduga, a village near Maiduguri, killing 27 persons.In a separate attack, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates of an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, injuring many.In [...]

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    Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked and razed Muduvu and Nyibango villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.The attack is coming few days after similar ones in Ghumbili and Mildu villages of the council.Yusuf Muhammed, chairman of Madagali local government council, told NAN that the attacks lasted between 11pm and 12 midnight.He said the recent attack was the [...]

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    Army launches strike force to crush Boko Haram insurgents

Army launches strike force to crush Boko Haram insurgents

In a renewed onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east, the Nigerian army has inaugurated special mobile strike force.Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, made the announcement on Tuesday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri.He said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and [...]

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    Defence spokesperson: We have evidence that Shekau has been killed… but there are many Shekaus

Defence spokesperson: We have evidence that Shekau has been killed… but there are many Shekaus

John Enenche, a major general and defence spokesperson, says the Nigerian military has evidence that Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader has been killed, but adds that there are many Shekaus.Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Enenche said Boko Haram has been defeated but total peace can never be achieved in the northeast -- like [...]

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    Salkida: ‘Cocktail of lies’ gaining traction in Boko Haram war

Salkida: ‘Cocktail of lies’ gaining traction in Boko Haram war

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership, has warned against the consequences of “a cocktail of lies and hearsay” in the fight against insurgency in the north-east. Writing on his Facebook page on Friday, he said one key challenge in the fight against insurgency in the north-east is lack of accurate information.He also said apart from [...]

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    Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday.According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation.The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the building.“At about 2am early this morning, Nigeria [...]

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    Buratai tells troops to go into bushes, forests to clear out Boko Haram insurgents

Buratai tells troops to go into bushes, forests to clear out Boko Haram insurgents

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has charged troops to move deep into the bushes to engage and clear remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists from the north-east region.Buratai gave the charge on Tuesday in Bama, after he decorated two officers and 63 soldiers with gallantry medals for their exceptional performances in the clearance operation."You must take this fight to their [...]

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    Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

BY ABIODUN ISRAEL If I had a chance in my youthful days, I would have enlisted into one arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces.  But I was frustrated, as several attempts I made for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna were met with a brick wall. After the third failed attempt, I resigned to fate and gave up pursuing [...]

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    Fear of Boko Haram: 70 lecturers quit UNIMAID

Fear of Boko Haram: 70 lecturers quit UNIMAID

At least 70 lecturers have resigned from the University of Maiduguri since 2009 owing to the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.Dani Mamman, chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Maiduguri chapter, who disclosed this to the BBC, said the number of students enrolling had dropped significantly since the insurgency started in Maiduguri.He also said the university had employed lecturers [...]

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    Group writes Trump over sale of attack planes to Nigeria

Group writes Trump over sale of attack planes to Nigeria

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has written a letter to President Donald Trump, commending him over the sale of fighter jets to Nigeria.In the letter signed by Isaac Ikpa, the group's executive secretary, CESJET said this would strengthen the relations between US and Nigeria in view of eradicating terrorism in the West African sub-region.He added that the sale was [...]

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