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    Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa service of [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Maiduguri — after Buhari’s visit

Boko Haram hits Maiduguri — after Buhari’s visit

Residents of Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are currently running for cover following an attack launched by Boko Haram fighters. The attack happened hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a condolence visit to the people of the state over the killing of 30 persons on Sunday. A resident told TheCable that the insurgents have been shooting sporadically for over 30 [...]

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    Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram insurgents have cut off Maiduguri, Borno state capital, from the national electricity grid.  In a statement on Monday, Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the insurgents damaged the electricity equipment serving the state capital and its environs. She said the agency is making efforts to restore electricity supply in the area as soon as possible. "The [...]

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    Many stranded as Boko Haram attacks communities on Damaturu-Maiduguri road

Many stranded as Boko Haram attacks communities on Damaturu-Maiduguri road

Many people have been stranded since Sunday when suspected Boko Haram insurgents launched attacks on communities along Damaturu-Maiduguri road. Damaturu is Yobe state capital, and Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The distance between both towns is about 130 kilometres, and there are a number of villages along the axis. A Maiduguri resident who had gone to Damaturu told TheCable on Monday that [...]

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    PHOTOS: How NNPC GMD shut down Maiduguri for son, daughter’s wedding

PHOTOS: How NNPC GMD shut down Maiduguri for son, daughter’s wedding

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    Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

The Borno state high court has sentenced Zanna Dalhatu, a lawyer, to 18 months in prison for demanding a N7million bribe. Delivering the ruling on Monday, Umaru Fadawu, the presiding judge, did not give an option of fine. The Maiduguri zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Dalhatu, a prosecuting counsel with the federal ministry of justice, on [...]

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    Shops destroyed as fire guts Maiduguri GSM market

Shops destroyed as fire guts Maiduguri GSM market

Dozens of shops and property worth millions of naira were destroyed on Thursday night as fire razed the Maiduguri GSM market. According to NAN, the fire started about 8:00 pm and lasted for several hours before it was extinguished by firefighters, security agents and members of the community. The market, popularly called Kasuwar Jagol, is located at the post office area of [...]

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    Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has dismissed the speculation that Boko Haram insurgents are planning to attack Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Over the months, there has been apprehension following the frequent exchange of gunfire between the insurgents and the troops in areas close to the city. But the army said the planned attack is a rumour. Ado Isa, a deputy spokesperson of the army, [...]

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    DJ Cuppy visits kids displaced by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, calls for ’emergency support’

DJ Cuppy visits kids displaced by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, calls for ’emergency support’

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    Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds  no doctor on duty

Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds no doctor on duty

Babagana Zulum, Borno state governor, did not meet any doctor on duty when he paid an unscheduled visit to some hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Tuesday. The governor was said to have visited the hospitals around 1am to inspect the condition of patients and the facilities. At the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital, Zulum was said to have been shocked as [...]

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    Man commits suicide inside Borno government house

Man commits suicide inside Borno government house

Tragedy struck at government house, Maiduguri, Borno state, on Tuesday after John Antagav, a 60-year-old man, committed suicide. A government official, who spoke to TheCable on the incident, said that Antagav's lifeless body was found hanging on a tree around 2:30 pm on Tuesday. Antagav is said to be a steward at the presidential lodge of the government house. According to his colleague, [...]

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    ‘Soldiers dead’ as army misfires while repelling Boko Haram in Borno

‘Soldiers dead’ as army misfires while repelling Boko Haram in Borno

The Nigerian army have reportedly dropped explosives at four different locations in the Jakana area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, in attempt to repel attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. A few hours to Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, gunmen identified as Boko Haram members had made attempt to infiltrate Maiduguri and Geidam in Yobe state. Confirming the incident, Demian Chukwu, [...]

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    The abuse of activism

The abuse of activism

THE IFURE ATAIFURE The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have been doing great work. Nigerians like them and they get positive press for their efforts, which they should do everything possible not to abuse. SERAP has been at the forefront of utilizing the Freedom of Information Act, often dragging recalcitrant government ministries, departments and agencies [...]

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    Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Damian Chukwu, the Borno police commissioner, says a suicide bomb attack was foiled in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The police commissioner said the thwarted attack took place on the outskirts of Maiduguri. He told the NAN that a teenage female bomber made the attempt around 8:30pm. Chukwu said she tried to infiltrate a security checkpoint but was unsuccessful as security men shot at her [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari in Maiduguri for COAS conference

PHOTOS: Buhari in Maiduguri for COAS conference

President Muhammadu Buhari who cancelled a private visit to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, is currently in Maiduguri, Borno state, for the chief of army staff annual conference. [...]

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    Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Bale Shuwa community in Jere local government area (LGA) of Borno, forcing hundreds of residents to flee into Maiduguri, the state capital. TheCable understands that sounds of gunshot rent the air on Saturday evening while the Muslim faithful were praying. The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops [...]

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