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More Ceasefire Doubts Rise As Bomb Blast Kills 5 In Bauchi

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At least five people have been killed in Bauchi state after a bomb exploded at a bus station, Reuters reports, citing Police sources. “Five persons burned beyond recognition were certified dead, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries,” according to a statement by Bauchi police spokesman Haruna Mohammed. “The ... Read More »

Reps Approve Jonathan’s $1bn Loan For Military Hardware, Reveal Nigeria Will Pay N30bn As interest

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving $1 billion (N165 billion) for President Goodluck Jonathan to purchase military hardware for the fight against extremist group, Boko Haram. The lawmakers however warned that Nigeria will pay additional N30 billion to service the credit in seven years. The ... Read More »

CBN Responds To SERAP Suit, Denies Laundering Money For Boko Haram

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied allegations that funding for the activities of insurgent group, Boko Haram, were funneled through it. It would be recalled that Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), had on 14 October dragged the CBN before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, following the apex ... Read More »

Borno: Soldier, 100 Others Killed In Boko Haram Attacks

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Attacks by the Boko Haram sect continued on Tuesday, as gunmen ambushed troops of the Nigeria army on the Maiduguri-Biu highway, killing one soldier, according to Premium times which cited security sources. 100 persons were also reported killed in attacks on Borno villages. The gunmen were said to have laid ... Read More »

Arms Deal: S’Africa Failed Us, They Owe Nigeria An Apology, Says Obanikoro

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The immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has demanded an apology from the South African Government to Nigeria for embarrassing the country following the confiscation of $15 million meant for the procurement of military hardware for security agencies to better aid them in the campaign against ... Read More »

Wali Optimistic Insurgency Will End Soon, Chibok Girls Released

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Foreign minister, Aminu Wali Tuesday expressed hope that attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram will soon end in Nigeria and the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will be released. “I can say with some optimism, cautious optimism, that were are moving towards a situation where we’d be able ... Read More »

I Am Here To Rescue Lagos From Bondage – Obanikoro

Outgoing Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro yesterday declared his interest in running for the governorship of Lagos State in the coming elections. Obanikoro, who spoke when he inspected the ministry’s Quarter Guard set by the Defence headquarters in his honour, as part of activities marking his sendforth, explained ... Read More »

Ceasefire: CAN Urges FG To Continue Negotiation Despite Attacks

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Christians in Borno State have advised the Federal Government to continue its negotiation for a ceasefire with the Boko Haram. Speaking on behalf of the Christians, Rev. Titus Pona, Chairman of the Borno chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday, said the government should continue with the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Will Stick By Ceasefire Agreement – Tukur

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Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur has expressed optimism that Islamist sect Boko Haram would not renege on its ceasefire agreement as its deal with Cameroon has shown it can be trusted. The federal government on Friday announced it had entered into a ceasefire deal with the Islamist ... Read More »

Soldiers Kill 25 Boko Haram Members As Another Borno Town Goes Under Attack

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In another development that raises doubts about the ceasefire deal announced over the weekend, troops of the 7 Division have killed at least 25 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The incident which security officials said happened on Sunday night following an attack on Damboa Local Government Area of ... Read More »

Why FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Pact Is A Scam – Shehu Sani

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The Executive Director of the Kaduna based Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Shehu Sani, Sunday, has described the purported ceasefire agreement between the federal government and Boko Haram sect as a complete fraud. Sani, who had in the past initiated talks between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Reopens Public Schools Nov. After 7-Month Break

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The Borno State Government, Sunday, in Maiduguri said that public schools in the state will reopen in November. The Chairman, Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, Mohammed Dongel, stated this at a meeting and said that the schools would reopen in the first or the second week of ... Read More »

Ceasefire: Tukur Dismisses Omeri’s Announcement On Imminent Release Of Chibok Girls

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The Principal Private Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Hassan Tukur has dismissed the declaration by the Co-ordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri that the abducted Chibok girls’ release was part of the government’s negotiating with Boko Haram on the ceasefire agreement. Tukur, who led the federal government ... Read More »

Chibok Schoolgirls Expected To Be Released On Tuesday

The more more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls are expected to be released on Tuesday, following a ceasefire agreement between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Federal Government, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing two senior government sources. A deal with Boko Haram for a ceasefire had been announced on Friday by ... Read More »

Use Ceasefire Deal To Ensure Release Of All Boko Haram Captives, BBOG Charges FG

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The Federal Government has been urged to use the ceasefire agreement purportedly entered into with the Boko Haram sect to ensure that other Nigerians held involuntarily by the insurgents are released alongside the Chibok schoolgirls. A statement signed by Obiageli Ezekwesili, Hadiza Bala Usman, Maryam Uwais and Saudatu Mahdi on ... Read More »

Despite ‘Ceasefire’ Deal, Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Scores In Borno Villages

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Inspite of a purported Ceasefire agreement in place, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked two villages in Borno State, a local official has disclosed. The gunmen, in two Hilux vehicles, stormed Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government, in the northern part of Borno on Friday evening, shooting sporadically ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Has Agreed To Release Chibok Schoolgirls’

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Ambassador Hassan Tukur is a Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan. In an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service monitored in Zaria, Tukur explained how discussion with Boko Haram, in which he is personally involved, began. Excerpts: Can you shed more light on the ceasefire agreement with Boko ... Read More »

Post Ceasefire Announcement: Boko Haram Insurgents Strike Again In Borno

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters have attacked a Borno town, less than 24 hours after the Federal Government announced a ceasefire deal with the sect, laying credence to the doubts of some people who claim the deal was false. Eight people were reported killed in the attack, which occurred around the ... Read More »

MURIC Welcomes Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal

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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has welcomed the ceasefire deal reached between the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lil Da’awati wal jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram and the Federal Government. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, on Friday confirmed that the Nigerian Government and Boko Haram insurgents had ... Read More »

TUC Welcomes FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday applauded the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgent group for reaching an agreement to cease hostilities in the North East of the country. Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the TUC President told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Abuja ... Read More »

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