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Commission seeks increase in VAT allocation to develop north-east

    Commission seeks increase in VAT allocation to develop north-east

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has asked the national assembly to allocate five percent of value-added tax (VAT) and ecological fund to develop the region. The north-east region has

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Magashi visits troops in Maiduguri, hails them for ‘job well done’

    Magashi visits troops in Maiduguri, hails them for ‘job well done’

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, has paid an assessment visit to troops fighting insurgency in the north-east. The minister visited the troops on Friday and was accompanied by Lucky Irabor,

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Hope for normalcy growing in north-east, says UN envoy

    Hope for normalcy growing in north-east, says UN envoy

Ahunna Eziakonwa, UN regional director for Africa,  says there is hope for things to return to normal in Nigeria’s north-east. Eziaonwa said remarkable progress has been recorded in the region,

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FG: We’re winning war against insurgency — Boko Haram insurgents surrendering

    FG: We’re winning war against insurgency — Boko Haram insurgents surrendering

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government is winning the war against insurgency in the north-east. Speaking in an interview with NAN, the minister said the

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Gombe governor: How we’ve maintained peace despite insecurity in north-east

  Gombe governor: How we’ve maintained peace despite insecurity in north-east

Inuwa Yahaya, governor of Gombe, says his administration has taken effective measures to ensure peace in the state, despite the

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Audacity of fake news: Army recruiting Boko Haram members? 

  Audacity of fake news: Army recruiting Boko Haram members? 

It is my deduction that fake news is fecundated by prejudice; prejudices whether ethnic, political or religious. Nigeria’s social media

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Army: Boko Haram fertiliser supplier arrested in Yobe

  Army: Boko Haram fertiliser supplier arrested in Yobe

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested one Yusuf Saleh, a suspected supplier of urea fertiliser to Boko Haram insurgents.

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G7 countries to donate $382m to address crisis in north-east

  G7 countries to donate $382m to address crisis in north-east

Members of the G7 countries have pledged to donate $382 million to address humanitarian crisis in the north-east. This was

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‘Drug abuse fuelling insurgency’ — north-east governors seek int’l collaboration against insecurity

  ‘Drug abuse fuelling insurgency’ — north-east governors seek int’l collaboration against insecurity

The North-east Governors’ forum has called on the international community to support the region in its efforts to stop drug

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UNDP: Insurgents killed 34,457 people in 11 years

  UNDP: Insurgents killed 34,457 people in 11 years

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says 34,457 people were killed by insurgents in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states between

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