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We’ll Rebuild Damboa In Two Weeks – Shettima Assures Displaced Residents


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Wednesday visited the over 1,600 people who were displaced from Damboa by Boko Haram insurgency, and are now taking refuge at a camp in Gombe State. It was learnt that the governor also donated N2.5millon to the displaced persons while pledging to rebuild ... Read More »

UN Rehabilitates Escaped Chibok Schoolgirls

Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram gather to receive information from officials. Pic: AFP PHOTO/STR Source: AFP

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect but later escaped, are currently being rehabilitated, the United Nations has said. In a statement on the UN website, the United Nations Population Fund said, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children’s Fund, it ... Read More »

Boko Haram Not In S’East – Minimah

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, has allayed the fear of Nigerians living in the Southeastern part of the country over possible infiltration of the region by members of the Boko Haram sect. He said that the few security threats recorded in the region may not be ... Read More »

Gov Orji Wants Army Encouraged In Fight Against Terrorism


Abia State governor, Theodore Orji, has called on Nigerians to encourage the Nigerian Army in the battle against the current security challenges facing the nation. Governor Orji said encouragement and not criticism was what the soldiers needed now to be able to battle the Boko Haram terrorists tormenting the nation. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Takes Over Police Training College In Gwoza

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Gwoza town has been lost to the Boko Haram insurgents, who invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in the Borno town Gwoza town is located 183 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State, North-East Nigeria. A security source revealed to journalists in Maiduguri that the training ... Read More »

BringBackOurGirls Group Demands Military Action For Rescue Of Chibok Girls


The BringOurGirls group, yesterday, challenged the Federal Government to take military action to rescue the Chibok girls after 120 days of abduction and 111 days of the group’s sit-out campaign at the Giwa Park, Asokoro, Abuja. The group said the call became necessary since it had become clear that Federal ... Read More »

People Playing Politics With Boko Haram, Chibok Abduction Can’t Stop Jonathan In 2015 – Ex-militants


Ex-militants under the amnesty programme, have warned politicians against playing politics with the country’s security challenges. Delta State Chairman, Amnesty Phase 2 ex-militants, Mr. Kingsley Muturu, who spoke to newsmen in Warri, Delta State, said that the politics of Chibok girls and the Boko Haram phenomenon were orchestrated to frustrate ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigerian Govt. Commits War Crimes – Report


A report by a British newspaper, Daily Independent, UK, has alleged that the Nigerian government committed war crimes by terrorizing some of its citizens in the war against insurgency. Hinging its report on a documentary, which it said will be broadcast tonight, the paper reported yesterday that human rights investigators ... Read More »

Oshiomhole: Nigerian Army Doing Excellent Job In War Against Insurgency


Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed confidence in the ability of President Goodluck Jonathan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, to provide leadership to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end. Speaking weekend at the Nigerian Army Corps and School of Supply and Transport, Benin City, ... Read More »

I’ve Huge Respect For Jonathan But… – Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, at the weekend said the war against Boko Haram insurgents will not stop unless the Federal Government is ready to tackle its underlining factors. The governor alleged that some Federal Government institutions have diverted funds meant for human and ... Read More »

Patience Jonathan Donates Relief Materials To IDPs In Borno, Gombe


First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has donated three truckload of relief materials to displaced victims of Boko Haram at different camps of displaced people in Borno and Gombe states as she passes message of hope. Minister of State for Power, Hon Mohammed Wakil, who delivered the relief materials from the ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Armed Forces Will Defeat Terrorists – Army Chief

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah has expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces to defeat the terrorists troubling parts of the county. Speaking, weekend, during the Commissioning of the remodeled Officers’ Mess, facilitated by the Edo State Government at the Nigerian Army Corps and ... Read More »

Jonathan Not Stepping Up To War Against Insurgency – Saraki


The Senate Committee Chairman on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s approach to the country’s security challenges as slow. Saraki, who made this position known in an article in the Foreign Policy Journal on Tuesday, said defeating Boko Haram should start with President Jonathan but ... Read More »

APC Calls For DSS Spokesperson, Ogar’s Sack Over Comments Linking Party With Boko Haram


The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday condemned the thinly-veiled attempt by the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) to link it with the Boko Haram sect without providing a shred of evidence to support its allegation. The APC, therefore, demanded that the DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, to resign or be fired. ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Defection: APC Youths Plan Nationwide Thanksgiving


The All Progressives Youth Forum plans to hold a nationwide thanksgiving service in churches and mosques over the planned defection of former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The forum chairman, Ismail Ahmed, said yesterday that ... Read More »

IBB Faults Deployment Of Military During Elections, Cautions FG On Negotiating With Boko Haram


Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd), has kicked against the use of soldiers for electoral duties, saying it would expose them to compromise, even as he advised against negotiating with Boko Haram because they have so far refused to ‘identify themselves’. IBB, who spoke to correspondents at his ... Read More »

‘Fraudsters’ Hacked My Email, Sent Fraudulent Statement On Chibok Girls, Boko Haram Masterminds – Abati

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President Goodluck Jonathan has neither revealed the location of the abducted Chibok girls nor exposed masterminds of the Boko Haram insurgency, the Presidency said yesterday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, described as a political dirty ... Read More »

Why Nigerian Army Is Yet To Defeat Boko Haram – Ex-COAS Dambazau

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A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau, has said the Nigerian Army is yet to win the war against terrorism and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because the soldiers ... Read More »

Ali Modu Sheriff Visits Jonathan, Ready To Offer Advice On Boko Haram


Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff says he is ready to offer security agencies useful tips on how to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, drawing from his experience as governor. Sheriff, who noted that difficult terrain of Borno has made it difficult for security agents to rout the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Was Created By Power Hungry Politicians, Says ACF Chieftain


A chieftain of Arewa Consultative Forum and delegate in the just concluded National Conference, AVM Mukhtar Mohammed (rtd), has attributed the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges bedeviling the nation to the actions of desperate politicians, who want to hold on to power in the country at all cost. ... Read More »

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