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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

The Nigerian army says hundreds of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents are being flushed out of their hideouts.Sagir Musa, army’s spokesperson, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.He said artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram settlements have forced the insurgents to flee to north and central Africa sub-regions.“This mass movement for their [...]

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    Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has said the development of technology is one of the best ways to fight insurgency.Zulum was speaking on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2nd meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The governor said the region is incapacitated in terms of equipment, in terms of modern warfare to [...]

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    Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 host leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to an informal security meeting.Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby in Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).The LCBC, created in 1964, is an intergovernmental organisation that oversees [...]

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    Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this while hosting Moussa Mahamat, chairman, African Union Commission, on Friday.Buhari said the Lake Chad, which provides a means of livelihood to [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram sect is no longer in control of any territory in the country.He said this on Tuesday during the graduation of 55 soldiers from Advance Water Markship Training in Jaji, Kaduna state.He said the insurgents have suffered high degradation since 2015 till date.He added that the 55 soldiers would be included [...]

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    Buhari receives freed UNIMAID lecturers at Aso Rock

Buhari receives freed UNIMAID lecturers at Aso Rock

Three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri who were ambushed by Boko Haram insurgents on July 25, 2017, are currently with President Muhammadu Buhari.The lecturers who were among a group of geologists and technologists exploring for oil in Lake Chad were attacked at Magumeri area of Borno state.They had collected soil samples and were on their way back to town when the [...]

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    NNPC confirms abduction of 10 oil experts in Borno

NNPC confirms abduction of 10 oil experts in Borno

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says 10 scientists exploring oil in Lake Chad, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on Tuesday, are from the University of Maiduguri.TheCable had reported the ambush of a team of oil exploration workers and security agents by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri in Gubio local government area of Borno state.Out of 10 vehicles [...]

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    ICRC: Women in the north-east are engaging in prostitution to keep their children alive

ICRC: Women in the north-east are engaging in prostitution to keep their children alive

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says women in the Lake Chad basin are being forced into prostitute to survive.ICRC attributed it to an insurgency by Boko Haram fighters that had driven millions from their homes and left children to starve.“The violence has displaced over 2.4 million people across the swamp lands of Lake Chad, where the borders [...]

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    Confusion over Merkel’s ‘Lake Chad pledge’

Confusion over Merkel’s ‘Lake Chad pledge’

There is confusion over the pledge of Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to "invest €18billion in the development of Lake Chad Basin region and €50billion in the overall development of the area".While the above figures were stated in a release by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, the claims have been put into doubt.Shehu had released a [...]

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    Buhari begs international community for $14bn for restoration of Lake Chad

Buhari begs international community for $14bn for restoration of Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for global support for the cleanup of Ogoniland and to raise 14 billion US Dollars for the restoration of Lake Chad Basin.The president made the call while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71) in New York, USA.He said the call had become imperative in view of [...]

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    Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save the Lake Chad from extinction before the people of the area start creating problems for them.Buhari said this while receiving Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, in Abuja on Thursday.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake [...]

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    Terrorism: Nigerian Navy to deploy troops to Lake Chad Basin

Terrorism: Nigerian Navy to deploy troops to Lake Chad Basin

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    UN to ask for more funds for n/east Nigeria at world summit

UN to ask for more funds for n/east Nigeria at world summit

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    Boko Haram: Buhari orders release of $21m to MNJTF

Boko Haram: Buhari orders release of $21m to MNJTF

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of $21 million out of the $100 million that Nigeria pledged to the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNTJF) in the fight against insurgency.Buhari gave the directive while chairing the African Union (AU), Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting at the on-going AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.The president, who said the order [...]

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    US vows to help Nigeria ‘destroy’ Boko Haram

US vows to help Nigeria ‘destroy’ Boko Haram

Following a brutal attack on Karamga Island of Lake Chad, the United States department of state says it would help West Africa in degrading and destroying Boko Haram.In a statement released by its state department, US condemned Boko Haram barbaric attacks on human life in the region.“We condemn the attacks by Boko Haram on Karamga Island in Lake Chad, which killed [...]

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