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Cameroon commended on its generosity to Nigerian refugees

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has commended Cameroon for its generosity towards the Nigerian refugees who fled to the country to escape the destructive activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

Northern govs donates N360m to insurgency victims in Borno

The Northern Governors’ Forum on Tuesday donated N360 million to support humanitarian services to persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

Anambra attack not perpetuated by Boko Haram – Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has dismissed claims that Sunday’s killing at the St. Phillips Catholic Church in Ozobulu, was carried out by Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force expecting more supply of aircraft – official

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Sadique Abubakar, has said that the Nigerian Air Force is expecting the supply of more aircraft purchased by the federal government to boost the fight against insurgents in the North-east.

Boko Haram terrorists destroy N1.9trn properties in Borno – official

The Borno Government on Tuesday said about 1 million houses and public structures were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the 27 local government areas of the state.

Take the fight to terrorists hideouts – Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to move deep into the bushes to engage and clear remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East region.

Shettima confirms killing of 31 fishermen by Boko Haram

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Tuesday confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents had killed 31 fishermen at Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.

Pope Francis condemns Anambra church massacre

At least 12 people were killed, and 18 others injured, in a shooting during Mass at a Roman Catholic church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday, according to local authorities and the Vatican.

Boko Haram factional leader Al-Barnawi predicts Shekau’s defeat

Factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, has said the Abubakar Shekau-led group would be defeated by the Nigerian military soon.

Boko Haram attacking soft targets because battleground too hot for terrorists – NAF chief

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, believes that the recent suicide bombings and kidnappings by Boko Haram terrorists is an indication that the battleground was too hot for the insurgents hence their resort to attacking soft targets.

Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Lake Chad

At least 31 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, fishermen and vigilantes fighting the Islamists told AFP late Monday.

Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

That I can stand to be counted among citizens of Nigeria who can sacrifice their lives to protect and defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of my country confers on me an infinite feeling of fulfillment and heroism.

Osinbajo’s vision and the climate of fear

“I was just wondering why you have not said anything since the Acting President proclaimed that those of you who are asking for the restructuring of Nigeria are a bunch of government appointment seekers.”

Corruption fuelling crisis in Nigeria – monarch

Daukoru, who was a former Minister of Petroleum under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said the release of mind-bogging figures of corruption has unsettled many of those involved.

Negotiations ongoing to free UNIMAID lecturers – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said talks are still ongoing with the Federal Government to secure the release of the University of Maiduguri lecturers abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists.

We owe looters obligation to respect their privacy – Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government owes indicted persons who have voluntarily returned their loot the obligation to respect their privacy.

Anambra church shooting regrettable – Catholic Church

The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra, has described Sunday’s attack on worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, by a gunman as regrettable.

Anambra church attacker spoke Igbo while firing worshippers – Police

Garba Umar, commissioner of the Anambra state police command, has dismissed the insinuation that the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack at St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.

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