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PCNI inaugurates IDPs resettlement committee in northeast

The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) said it inaugurated a committee for the return and resettlement of persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.
Prof Dokubo (M) and members of Niger Delta Amnesty Law Student Association

Charles Dokubo: I’ll be prudent with amnesty funds

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, at the weekend, gave assurance of prudent management of funds meant for beneficiaries of the programme.

UNICEF to distribute 358,134 insecticide-treated nets in Borno

The UNICEF says it will distribute 358,134 insecticide treated nets in four local government areas of Borno for malaria prevention and control.

Senator Ndume seeks completion of 37-year-old Biu Dam

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), has appealed to the Federal Government to complete the abandoned Biu dam project, awarded 37 years ago to address water scarcity in the area.

Kannywood actress Hauwa Maina to be buried in Kaduna today

Prominent Kannywood actress Hauwa Maina, who died in Kano on Wednesday will be buried in Kaduna today, according to Islamic rites.

House of Representatives call for establishment of military barracks in Mubi

The House of Representatives on Thursday called for the establishment of an Army Barrack in Mubi, Adamawa, to address the multiple security challenges in the zone.

Boko Haram: 320 Borno chiefs, others trained on traditional justice system

About 320 local chiefs and traditional record keepers have been trained by the British Council’s Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) office in Borno State on the use of traditional justice system (TJS) in dispute resolution.

Federal executive council approves establishment of Nigerian Army University in Biu

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State.

Nigerian troops kill five Boko Haram fighters

The military has confirmed that troops killed five Boko Haram insurgents in a gun battle at Barkin-Dutse area of Adamawa.

Borno government takes over rehabilitation of federal roads

Borno State Government has taken over the construction of 34km Damboa-Chibok-Mbalala federal road which was neglected by previous administrations in southern parts of the state.

Christian group visits Leah Sharibu’s parents, urges her release

The Arewa Christians and Pastors Association has urged the Boko Haram insurgents to release their remaining hostage, Leah Sharibu.

Governor Shettima calls for expansion of anchor borrower scheme

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, on Tuesday called for expansion of Anchor Borrower scheme, to enhance participation in the programme.

Borno govt shuts down boarding schools over security fears

Boarding schools have been shut indefinitely in the northeast Nigerian state most affected by Boko Haram violence, the government has said, in the latest blow to children’s education.

Soldiers nab wanted Boko Haram terror suspect, 3 others in Borno

The Nigerian Army says its soldiers on counterinsurgency operations in the northeast have arrested one Bubayi Isa, a wanted Boko Haram terrorist in Borno state.

Dapchi abduction: Borno government shuts down boarding schools indefinitely

The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital.

Federal government to assist Nigerian Army upgrade institute to full-fledged university

The Federal Government has announced its readiness to assist the Nigerian Army to upgrade its Institute of Technology and Environmental Science, Biu in Borno State to a full-fledged University.

Minister: Proposed Nigerian Army university in Borno to reduce youth restiveness

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim, says the proposed establishment of Nigerian Army University in Borno will help to reduce youth restiveness in the region.

Two Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in the country's northeastern state of Borno, the army said on Tuesday.

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