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    Details of Paris agreement against Boko Haram   

Details of Paris agreement against Boko Haram

The Heads of State of Benin, Cameroon, Chad, France, Niger and Nigeria, as well as representatives of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated on 17 May 2014 in a Summit in Paris dedicated to security in Nigeria.This Summit has helped intensify regional and international mobilisation to combat the terrorism of the Boko Haram group.Regional [...]

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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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Boko Haram: Jonathan seeks help in France

President Goodluck  Jonathan will on Friday travel to Paris, France, to participate in a summit convened by French President, Francois Hollande.The Summit is to discuss strategies for dealing with the security threat posed by the Boko Haram insurgency and other terrorists groups in West and Central AfricaSpecial Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati disclosed this in [...]

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    Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Vincent Enyeama is the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English-speaking Africa to be named France’s Ligue 1 African player of the season.The Super Eagles' vice-captain has played all 37 championship games for his club Lille this season, conceding just 25 goals.The 31-year-old, at one point this season – which comes to an end next weekend – went [...]

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    Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

All efforts to identify the location of the kidnapped schoolgirls have not yielded any lead, TheCable understands.Initial enthusiasm that the involvement of the US, UK and France will deliver quick results has now given way to some pragmatism in government circle.Government sources in Abuja said on Tuesday that the government may now be left with no other option than to [...]

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    Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Nigeria has accepted Israel's offer to send anti-terrorism experts to help in the search for the 276 girls in Boko Haram captivity.The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made the offer to President Goodluck Jonathan in a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said, in a press statement, that Jonathan expressed optimism that with the entire international community backing [...]

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    Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

The hunt for the kidnapped girls has entered a new phase, with Nigerian soldiers moved to the country's border with Cameroon.Soldiers have also been stationed near the borders with Chad and Niger.Boko Haram insurgents are believed to be operating from these countries because of loose border security.The kidnapped girls are said to be in the Sambisa forest which is close to [...]

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    Northern govs: Boko Haram won’t last another three months

Northern govs: Boko Haram won’t last another three months

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) says the Boko Haram terrorists group would be annihilated within three months.Chairman of the forum, Governor Babangida Aliyu, stated this in on Saturday an address at a joint Northern States Governors/United States investors’ summit held in Abuja."Contrary to insinuations that leaders in the region failed to openly condemn the rascality of the terrorists, we have instead [...]

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    British team lands in Nigeria for Chibok girls

British team lands in Nigeria for Chibok girls

A team of experts from the United Kingdom has arrived in Nigeria to assist the government in tackling terrorism and rescuing the 276 school girls abducted  by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State.According to Reuters, the UK experts, who will advise and support the country, arrived the country today.The team comprises diplomats, aid workers and officials of Britain’s Ministry of Defence.The [...]

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    Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

It is the dream of every Nigerian player to be at the World Cup donning the green-white-green jersey of the country.Making the provisional 30-man list is a first step to boarding the aircraft to Brazil. Not being among the unlucky seven that will get chopped off the list is the next.Here is what each player needs to do and avoid [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach.VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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    Godwin Okpara: I didn’t rape the nanny

Godwin Okpara: I didn’t rape the nanny

In Scotland in 1989 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria had a team that included future African Footballer of the Year Victor Ikpeba, Precious Monye, Patrick Mancha, Babajide Oguntuwase, John Agum and one Godwin Okpara.After a group match, in which he was voted the best player, the great Pele predicted Okpara would be one of [...]

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