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Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy

Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Benue court remands herdsman for alleged rape of pregnant woman

A chief magistrate court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has remanded in prison a Fulani herdsman, Umaru Easyam, for the alleged rape of a pregnant woman.

Three soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid in Borno – Nigerian Army

At least three soldiers were killed and another six others were wounded in a Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the restive region.

Boko Haram suffers heavy casualty as troops repel attack on Borno base

Members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, on Saturday suffered heavy casualty in a failed attempt to overrun the Forward Operation Base of Operation Lafiya Dole in Magumeri, Borno State.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Borno town

Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno.

Boko Haram kills six farmers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims said on Monday.

Female suicide bombers kill six farmers in Maiduguri – Police

The Police in Borno on Tuesday said four female suicide bombers were killed while trying to sneak into Maiduguri metropolis.

Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri, kills five worshippers

At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.

Nigerian troops destroy Boko Haram grain market in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it’s troops destroyed a Boko Haram grain market at Boboshe village in Borno.

Troops rescue 5 Boko Haram hostages in Borno

“Accordingly, the general public is please requested to continue to volunteer credible information to security agencies in the ongoing clearance operations in the North East,” he said

Two suicide bombers hit Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers on Sunday detonated improvise explosives devices strapped to their body, killing themselves and injuring some members of the civilian joint task force, CJTF.

NSCDC arrests tricyclist for snatching 15 cellphones from Maiduguri housewives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had arrested a 24-year-old tricyclist, Isah Ma’azu, for allegedly snatching 15 cell phones from housewives in Maiduguri.

Police arrest protesting IDPs in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command have arested many IDPs in connection with the yesterday botched protest to return back to their ancestral home after more than three years of exile from Boko Haram crisis.

IDPs in Maiduguri demands return to Bama

The Bama Initiative for Human Development, an NGO, on Sunday in Maiduguri staged a peaceful demonstration demanding the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their respective communities in Bama.

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PDP liberated North-East from Boko Haram – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party liberated the northeastern part of Nigeria from Boko Haram insurgency but the terrorists are now attacking the area under the All Progressives Congress-led government.

FIRS challenges suit seeking tax relief for oil firms

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, yesterday, asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit by two oil companies, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited and Suntrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited, seeking to be allowed to enjoy 5-year tax relief.

2019: APC Governors stand with President Buhari – Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed surprise with the statement credited to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the endorsement of President Mohammadu Buhari for the 2019 election by the governors.

DR Congo displacement crisis ‘worse than Middle East’ – NRC

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Treasury looters won’t return to power in 2019 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged those who want to contest against him in 2019 to an integrity test, stating that those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.