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FG Releases N9.8bn To Fight Polio


Dr Emmanuel Odu, Acting Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), said that the Federal Government has released N9.8 billion for polio eradication and immunization programme. Odu made this known on Friday in Abuja during a news conference on the recent polio outbreak in the northeast. He commended …

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75,000 Nigerians Could Starve To Death, UNICEF Warns

Some children at the IDP Camp, Yola

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that as many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly. This is far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Boko Haram carnage. The severity of …

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Troops Kill 9 Boko Haram Members In Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, killed nine suspected terrorists at Bulabulin, Borno. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the troops had also wounded several others in the fight, which lasted for about an hour. “The troops’ hand …

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Nigerian Army Launches Campaign To Rescue Boko Haram Abductees


“Operation Rescue Final” will be launched soon by the Nigerian Army to rescue all Boko Haram abductees, it has been said. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai made this known on Wednesday when he was paid a visit by the House of Representatives Committee on Army which was led by its Chairman, …

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Shettima Vows To Rebuild Churches Destroyed By Boko Haram In Borno


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the southern senatorial zone of the state “We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents”, the governor promised when …

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Army Debunks Claims Of Boko Haram Hoisting Flag In Villages

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  The Nigerian army has debunked claims that Boko Haram insurgents hoisted their flag in three villages in Borno state. Earlier reports had claimed that the Islamist militants overran villages of Kubirivour, Boftari and Kuburmbalah and killed at least eight people during their raid. Reports also claimed that the militants retook …

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Gov Shettima To Rebuild Churches Destroyed By Boko Haram


Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the Southern Senatorial Zone of the state. “We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents,” Shettima said when he …

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Boko Haram Slaughters 8, Hoists Flag In Borno Villages

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Boko Haram has over-run some villages in Borno State and hoisted its flag in at least three of such conquered territories, a security source has disclosed. The terrorists reportedly slaughtered at least eight persons, including a village elder during the attack, a security source and residents told the BBC on …

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Presidential Directive Assured Boko Haram’s Defeat – Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership capability, recalling how a single presidential directive led to unprecedented victory against Boko Haram. Buratai, who delivered a speech at a conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in Lake Chad Basin held in Yola, the Adamawa …

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Boko Haram Insurgents Are Merchants Of Fear – Shettima

Kaashim Shettima

Members of the Boko Haram sect have been described as “merchants of fear” by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State. The governor was reacting to Sunday’s explosion involving troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on administrative patrol, whose vehicles encountered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and ambush by insurgents between Miyanti and …

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4 Things To Note From Abubakar Shekau’s New Video

Abubakar Shekau

Abubakar Shekau Is Alive And Well Embattled Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has released a new video despite claims from the Nigerian Army that he was fatally injured a month ago. The 40-minute video touched on a number of things and we bring you the most important takeaways; Shekau dispelled …

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Boko Haram IED Kills 4 Soldiers, Injures 16 Others In Borno – Army

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Three soldiers and an officer of the Nigerian Army have died after the vehicle they were riding in ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, early Monday morning, said troops of Operation …

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‘I Am Alive And Well’ Says Shekau In New Video


Abubakar Shekau, the embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram has appeared in a new video rejecting claims by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded. “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said in the video released on YouTube and dated September 25. …

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Bama To Become Inhabitable In Two Weeks – BOSEPA


The Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) has given assurance that Bama town would be ready for habitants in the next two weeks, as a total of 1,000 staff have been deployed for the cleaning and fumigation of the town. Bama was one of the local governments in Borno worse-hit …

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Photos Of MSF Treating Malnourished Children In Borno


International humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been active in the conflict-torn Borno state. Borno is the state most affected by the violent activities of terrorist group Boko Haram. The violence exhibited by the terror group has led to a loss of thousands of lives …

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350 IDPs Relocated From Mubi By Adamawa Government


The Adamawa State Government says it has relocated no fewer than 350 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) made up of mostly women and children. The IDPs were relocated from the transit camp in Mubi to the designated camp in Malkohi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state. Mr. Haruna Furo, the …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attacks In Borno, Kill 15 Insurgents


Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force in Abadam village in Borno State dealt decisively with suspected members of Boko Haram that attempted to attack their location. In a statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack, was launched …

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Nigeria Open To UN Mediation In Swap Deal For Chibok Girls – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will welcome intermediaries from the United Nations to assist in negotiating with Boko Haram for a swap deal involving over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The president was quoted as saying this during a bilateral meeting with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, during …

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We’ll Resolve Niger Delta Crisis In A Short While, Buhari Assures Obama


President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, assured U.S President, Barack Obama, that Nigeria is making steady progress towards resolving the problem of militancy in the Niger Delta region, which has led to economic sabotage on a grand scale. Speaking during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st edition of the …

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Why I Don’t Use My Bullet Proof Cars – Governor Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said he abandoned the use of bullet proof cars as an act of sympathy with the suffering masses who had no means of self-protection from terrorists. Mr. Shettima stated this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. He said …

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