Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "north-east"

    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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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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    UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

The UN says it will provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in north-east Nigeria by the end of 2018.Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, said this at a conference in New York tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’.Kallon said: “In Nigeria, we [...]

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    Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Sadique Abubakar, chief of the air staff (CAS), has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.Abubakar made the appeal when Taco Gilbert, senior vice-president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja.The air chief said delivery of the aircraft would enhance the air force’s capability [...]

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    Security report from north-east worrisome, says FG

Security report from north-east worrisome, says FG

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says the report from the north-east is worrisome but the federal government has taken action on it.The minister said this following the reported killing of over 60 people in Malari, a village in Borno state, on Sunday.Boko Haram fighters were said to have arrived in trucks firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.Speaking with journalists after [...]

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    Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

The European Union says Boko Haram insurgency remains a major threat to peace and security in the north-east.Stefania Marrone, head of regional cooperation, European Union delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a three-day workshop organised for journalists by the ECOWAS Commission.Marrone also said acts [...]

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    Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the operation was conducted on Friday through air strikes.“The mission followed the discovery, by NAF Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, of activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the two [...]

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    Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, says there will be no Boko Haram if the level of education in the north-east matched what is obtainable in the south-west.Obasanjo said it took quite some time for Boko Haram to incubate and evolve into a full-fledged terrorist group.He said history may repeat itself if the women, children and youth of the north-east region are [...]

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    Dambazau directs IGP to relocate to north-east

Dambazau directs IGP to relocate to north-east

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has directed Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP),and  Abdullahi Muhammadu, commandant-general of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to relocate to the north-east.They are to liaise with the army and the governors to ensure that security is provided to schools in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.The directive was disclosed by the presidency in a [...]

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    The Nigerian killing fields

The Nigerian killing fields

There is an ugly, depressing reality of Nigeria that beggars understanding. The leaders and the institutions they run have generally been skewed to revere and pamper themselves as the demi-gods, while utterly placing no value on the lives and aspirations of ordinary citizens outside the circle of the ruling elites. The public systems and institutions are not designed for problem [...]

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    Be wary of unexploded IEDs, army warns north-east residents

Be wary of unexploded IEDs, army warns north-east residents

The Nigerian Army has warned residents in the north-east to be wary of unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ordnances "dotted around the region".In a statement sent to TheCable on Thursday, the army also charged citizens to be more security conscious to avert attacks from the Boko Haram insurgent group.The army said while the continuous decimation of Boko Haram members by [...]

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    EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

The Nigerian military seems ready to go any length to defend the progress it has made in the ongoing war against insurgency in the north-east.With the debate on the correctness or otherwise of the $1bn approved by governors to fight the Boko Haram war, the military has taken an unusual step in explaining why the decision is “the best” for [...]

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    Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Past and present government have refused to invest in the mental care of soldiers, a military commander has said.The senior military officer said this is partly responsible for the delay in the victory against insurgencyHe said soldiers fighting the Boko Haram war were usually depressed.On Saturday, TheCable reported the case of a soldier who killed himself out of frustration. The tragic incident came [...]

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    Buhari: Even the opposition knows security in north-east has improved

Buhari: Even the opposition knows security in north-east has improved

President Muhammadu Buhari says even the opposition party recognises that security has improved in the north-east.Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, quoted Buhari as saying this on Saturday at a bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi.The meeting held on the sideline of the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul, Turkey.Although Buhari did not state the opposition party he [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's request to the World Bank for humanitarian assistance in the north-east has been twisted to achieve a political goal.The president had come under criticism after Kim Jong, World Bank president, said he made the request during a meeting in 2015.Reacting to the outcry that emanated from Jong's disclosure, Oshiomhole said Buhari [...]

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    North-east has always been Buhari’s priority, says presidency

North-east has always been Buhari’s priority, says presidency

The presidency says north-east has been the priority of President Muhammadu Buhari even before he got into the highest office in the land.The statement follows reactions to the comment of Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, that Buhari requested the organisation to focus development on the north.Many, especially on social media, had accused the president of promoting the [...]

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