Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Military ‘foils suicide operations in Borno’

Military ‘foils suicide operations in Borno’

The Nigerian military says it has destroyed a vehicle loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Konduga, Borno state.The explosives allegedly belonging to suspected members of Boko Haram were said to be meant for suicide operations.Suicide bombers have struck across different communities in the northeast, particularly in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.PRNigeria, a public relations organisation, issued a statement to say Nigerian [...]

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    Nigerian troops ‘recapture’ 3 Adamawa towns

Nigerian troops ‘recapture’ 3 Adamawa towns

The Nigerian military says it has recaptured three communities that were seized by Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa state.The militants had laid siege on Gombi, Pelia and Hong communities, after they were overpowered in Mubi, the second largest town in the state.However, the defence headquarters announced on Wednesday that those communities had been recovered and some insurgents captured.The army further said that it [...]

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    Boro Haram ‘may seize 3 states’ in 3 months

Boro Haram ‘may seize 3 states’ in 3 months

Zanna Mustapha, the deputy governor of Borno state, on Monday urged the federal government to redouble its effort to check the excesses of Boko Haram insurgents in the northeastern part of the country.Mustapha made the call while speaking to journalists in Yola, capital of Adamawa state.He expressed worries over the rising daredevilry of Boko Haram attacks, saying Borno, Yobe and Adamawa [...]

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    Mubi ‘now generally calm’, says Adamawa CP

Mubi ‘now generally calm’, says Adamawa CP

Gabriel Adaji, the Adamawa state commissioner of police, has dismissed media reports on Thursday that insurgents seized Mubi, the second largest town in the state, triggering an exodus of inhabitantsAddressing reporters in Yola, capital of the state capital on Friday, Adaji said Mubi was safe, branding news that insurgents overran the town as the handiwork of rumour peddlers.He said the police would not [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘raped, abducted, violated, detained’ boys and girls in the northeast

How Boko Haram ‘raped, abducted, violated, detained’ boys and girls in the northeast

Warring parties in the troubled northeastern Nigeria have subjected boys and girls to forced recruitment, detention, attacks at school, abductions, rape, and other forms of sexual violence, a Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict report has revealed.Released on Thursday by the international human rights and humanitarian organisation, the report detailed the gravity and scale of the violations in the northeast [...]

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    APC alleges DSS being used to destabilise the party in Borno

APC alleges DSS being used to destabilise the party in Borno

The All Progessives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Department of State Security (DSS) is being used to destabilise the party in Borno state.The party warned against the arrest of its chairman in Borno, Ali Abubakar Dalori, for undisclosed reasons, adding that it was “capable of precipitating a crisis in an already volatile environment.”The spokesperson of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, [...]

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    NUT warns of impending nationwide strike

NUT warns of impending nationwide strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) is worried by the refusal of the government to pay the 27.5 per cent Teachers Salary Scale (TSS) allowance to teachers in unity schools, and has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike should the situation persist.Speaking at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, during a conference organised by the union, Mr. Michael Olukoya, the national president of NUT, [...]

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    Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians of its preparedness to conduct the 2015 elections in the states under emergency rule: Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, gave this assurance on  on Monday while commissioning the headquarters in Abuja.According to Jega, the successful conduct of the by-election in Yobe State on Saturday, despite security challenges, is clear proof of the commission’s readiness."We are [...]

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    Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

A coalition of civil society groups from the northeast has blamed the rise and spread of Boko Haram on governors in the geopolitical zone.The groups, which came together under the aegis of Gidado Ibrahim’s Northern Alternative Forum, accused the governors of “politicising" insecurity in the region.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, the special adviser on communication and security strategy [...]

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Boko Haram ‘kills 30 in Borno’

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram about 4am on Wednesday attacked Shawa village in Damboa Local Government of Borno State, killing 30 persons.The gunmen, who shot sporadically and razed houses, attacked the villagers while they were asleep, Trentonline reported.Witnesses say the marauders chanted “Allahu akbar”, which means "God is great," while they were carrying out the attack.Another witness said: [...]

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    Military warns foreigners in ‘danger zone’

Military warns foreigners in ‘danger zone’

Nigerian military authorities have warned "tourists, journalists and adventurers of diverse interests" to avoid "unnecessary risks" in the areas where the military is currently carrying out security operations.Defence spokesman Major Gen. Chris Olukolade said those who are moving about in the areas where security operations are currently ongoing especially in Adamawa and Borno States "without the necessary security cover or [...]

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    UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan cancelled his trip to Chibok, Borno State.Abati, through his twitter handle @abati1990, said: "Every trip by the President is usually pre-announced. The Presidency did not at any time announce a trip to Chibok today. Ignore rumours. The statement issued by my office yesterday (Thursday) indicated very clearly that the President [...]

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    Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

The senate, for the second time, on Thursday, deferred debate on the President Goodluck Jonathan's request for an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for another six months.But the house of representatives has given Jonathan the go-ahead to extend the emergency.The senate postponed debate on the request to next Tuesday after a closed door [...]

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    Senate defers debate on emergency rule

Senate defers debate on emergency rule

The Senate has deferred debate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for an extension of  emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.Jonathan had, on Tuesday, asked the Senate to extend the state of emergency in the three states for additional six months.The President argued that the extension is necessary due to continued threats of Boko Haram insurgency in the [...]

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    Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has asked the national assembly not to extend the state of emergency in the state as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan.In rejecting the move, the government of Yobe State said it takes serious exception to the request, maintaining that "extending emergency rule is not the answer to the prevailing security challenges in the three [...]

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    UPDATED: Borno identifies 23 more girls in video

UPDATED: Borno identifies 23 more girls in video

The Borno State government said it has now established the identities of 23 more girls in the video released by Boko Haram on Monday.The total identified so far comes to 77.Governor  Kashim Shettima had confirmed that some of those in the video were among those abducted at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, April 14/15,2014.‎He initially said 36 of them had been identified by [...]

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