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Freed Dapchi girls in Abuja for debrief, president meeting

More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were in Nigeria's capital on Thursday, a day after their surprise release that fuelled rumours about how their freedom was won.

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.

Boko Haram kidnap raises school safety, education fears

Boko Haram's abduction of 110 girls in northeast Nigeria has prompted fresh fears about safety at schools, nearly four years after a similar kidnapping led to promises of better security.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills self, injures three others in Buni Yadi

A female suicide bomber in Buni Yadi, Yobe killed herself and injured three others when a bomb wrapped on her exploded in the early hours of Friday.

Dapchi: NANS urges federal, state govts to enhance security in schools

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday, urged the Federal and state governments to prioritise security of schools in the country to stem attacks on them by insurgents.

Dapchi: House of Reps warns federal against further abduction, insecurity in North-East

The House of Representatives on Tuesday set up an ad hoc committee to visit Dapchi in Yobe to assess the issues surrounding recent abduction of 105 girls from a school in the community.

MURIC calls for investigation into Dapchi schoolgirls abduction

The Muslim Right Concern (MURIC) has called on the federal government to commence full scale investigation into the abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.

Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn – Governor Gaidam

Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town.

#BringBackOurGirls faults federal govt over handling of Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction

Leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, on Friday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over its handling of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

Yobe govt donates N350 million worth of vehicles to Nigerian Army

The Yobe State Government on Thursday donated 20 hilux operational vehicles worth N350 million to the Nigerian Army.

Abubakar Shekau using hypnotized girls as human bombs – Ex-Boko Haram chief

Ex-Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO), Abdulkadir Abubakar, has warned the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, to stop using innocent girls who are being hypnotized as human bombs.

Why Mamman Nur, Abu Albarnawi, other commanders left Abubakar Shekau – Ex-Boko Haram chief

Ex-Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) Abdulkadir Abubakar has revealed that the breakup of the deadly sect in Sambisa forest was due to hunger and other hardships being meted out to other members by its leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast.

Knife-man kills three children at Borno school

Three children were killed and a teacher was injured when a man armed with a machete stormed a primary school in northeast Nigeria, two residents told AFP on Thursday.

Parents withdraw pupils from Damaturu schools over ‘injection’ rumours

Parents on Monday withdrew their children from public primary schools in Damaturu, forcing the schools to shut down over a rumour of an unusual injection being administered on the children.

NUJ to honour Governor Gaidam for healthcare delivery

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says it will honour Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe for developing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities to provide affordable and accessible healthcare in the state.

PCNI, VSF spend N6 billion in North-east interventions – official

The Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative, PCNI, Tijjani Tumsah, has said over N6 billion has been spent by the PCNI and Victim Support Fund, VSF, in various interventions in the North-east.

Two Boko Haram factions ready for talks with fed govt – Ex-commander

Two factions of the Boko Haram insurgency group may be ready for talks with the Federal Government, a former commander of the group, Abdulkadir Abubakar, has claimed.

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