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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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    State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

There could be six more months of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States following a request to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan. His request letter was read in senate Tuesday morning. It will have to be approved by the national assembly in line with the constitutional provision. The state of emergency was first introduced in May 2013 and [...]

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    ‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will "not sleep with two eyes closed" until the over-200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram are rescued. He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) hosted in Abuja. Jonathan appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to be patient and cooperate with [...]

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    ‘Chai’ and other famous lines from Patience

‘Chai’ and other famous lines from Patience

First Lady Patience Jonathan is a delight to listen to any day, especially when she engages in lengthy speeches. You are never left wanting for quotes that will make you laugh till you forget your name! Here are seven famous quotes from her televised show of emotional outburst on the Chibok girls last weekend. She was meeting with the principal [...]

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