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FG Committed To Free And Fair Election – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, in a meeting with US Secretary of State, John Kerry, reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring the February elections is free and fair. He assured that the government would give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) all the support it requires to conduct a free and ... Read More »

US Secretary Of State Holds Separate Meetings With Jonathan, Buhari In Lagos

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Sunday arrived Lagos for an official engagement. Kerry reportedly touched down in Lagos about 1 p.m. and headed straight for separate meetings with Jonathan and the main opposition’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Kerry’s visit was announced on Friday during an emotional speech in ... Read More »

Boko Haram Launches Simultaneous Attacks On Maiduguri, Monguno • DHQ Declares Curfew

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A curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, following simultaneous attacks by the Boko Haram sect on Maiduguri and Monguno, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has said. The attacks came on the heels of a recent video uploaded to YouTube by leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, who showcased ... Read More »

Linking Jonathan With Insurgency Illogical, Says Minister

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Minister for Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, said on Saturday that it was illogical to link the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents to the Federal Government. Turaki said this while speaking at the PDP Presidential Rally held in Maiduguri. He described individuals peddling such romour as “most unpatriotic”. “It ... Read More »

Boko Haram Frees 192 Hostages In Yobe

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Reports coming from Yobe State indicate that 192 out of the 218 people abducted at Katarko town, Gujba local government area of the state by the Boko Haram sect have been released. This was disclosed by a prominent politician, Alhaji Goni Katarko, whose family members were among those released by ... Read More »

Why We Have Not Been Able To Rescue Chibok Girls – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has explained why the federal government had not been able to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. Speaking, yesterday, at the palace of the Shehu of Borno, where he had gone to pay homage to the traditional ruler, when his campaign train got to the state, the president ... Read More »

Borno: Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack

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Boko Haram gunmen have killed 15 people, including a village leader, near Maiduguri, security sources and residents said Saturday. “The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri around 5:00 am. They killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze,” Vanguard quoted the security source ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Court Martial Frees Army Commander, Two Others

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A military court in Abuja has freed an army Commander who had been standing trial over an offence committed during an operation against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. The general court martial, sitting in Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja and presided over by Brigadier General M.S. Yusuf, on January 20, discharged ... Read More »

FG To Prosecute Boko Haram Over Use Of Children As Suicide Bombers

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, says members of the Boko Haram sect will be prosecuted for using female children as suicide bombers. Adoke made the government’s position known in an advisory issued by him on January 21, where he expressed deep concern ... Read More »

DHQ Blogsite Restored After Hackers Failed In Attempt To Infiltrate Database

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Director Defence Information, Maj. General Chris Olukolade says the information website of the Defence Headquarters, defenceinfo.mil.ng, which was hacked into at the early hours of Friday, January 23, 2015 has been restored. According to a statement by Olukolade, posted on PRNigeria.com, the site was defaced at the front end. He ... Read More »

Military Set For Major Attack As Terrorists Occupy Area ‘As Large As Belgium’

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The military has finalised plans to conduct “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. PRNigeria, an online news platform with consultancy links with the security forces, reports that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large ... Read More »

‘We Don’t Need International Troop Support To Fight Boko Haram

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National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Friday, ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram. According to him, Nigeria and its partners can handle the threat. It is expected that African leaders will discuss the possibility of “enhanced international support” against Boko ... Read More »

US Secretary Of State To Meet Jonathan In Lagos Over Boko Haram

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US Secretary of State, John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF), that he would visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram. “Violent extremism has claimed violence at ... Read More »

Ex-COAS Bemoans Politicization Of Military, Rates Performance Against Boko Haram Low

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A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has rated the Nigerian Army low in its battle against Boko Haram insurgents, saying the performance of the military has been below expectation. The military’s conduct in the war against Boko Haram, he said, made the international community to question the ... Read More »

Ezekwesili Weeps For Nigeria’s Lost Empathy, Says It’s Time For The People To Win

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A former Minister for Education, Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili, wept for Nigeria on Thursday over its citizens’ losing empathy they need to stand as a nation. Mrs. Ezekwesili broke down in tears over tragedies suffered by countless Nigerians in the past, from the Civil War to the abduction of more ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgency Overshadowing My Achievements – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration has achieved a lot but his achievements are being overshadowed by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. He said this at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday, shortly before addressing a political rally in the state capital. ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria To Recall Troops From Peacekeeping Operations

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The Federal Government is considering the recalling of soldiers in the country’s peace keeping mission abroad to enhance the operational capability of the military against insurgency in the North East. http://www.newbalanceshoesinc.com new balance 858 The Coordinator, National Information Centre, NIC, Mr. Mike Omeri, disclosed this, yesterday, during the usual press ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Military Inadequately Equipped To Fight Boko Haram – Ex-SGF Kingibe

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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe, has said Nigeria’s military is ill-equiped to fight the Boko Haram sect. Kingibe, who was the late MKO Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 presidential election, also said the Boko ... Read More »

Shekau Displays Disturbing Cache Of Weapons Allegedly Seized From Troops In Baga, Brands Jonathan, Buhari ‘Infidels’

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The controversial leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, on Tuesday released a disturbing video in which he set fire to the Nigerian flag, displayed a large cache of arms and ammunitions as well as threatened to end democracy in the country. Shekau had also in the 36 minutes ... Read More »

22 Army Officers Face Court Martial Over Boko Haram

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A brigadier general and 21 other army officers have been ordered to face a court martial over alleged sabotage in the war against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to Reuters, which cited two military sources. http://www.newbalanceshoesinc.com new balance 1500 The charges against the 22 officers were however not specified. ... Read More »