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Boko Haram kills Army commander, two soldiers

A roadside bomb attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group reportedly hit a military convoy on Monday, killing a lieutenant-colonel, his driver, and orderly.

Zamfara: We pay ransoms to bandits daily – council chief

The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the council pays the hoodlums ransoms daily.
Gunmen have attacked Wagini village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Gunmen invade Katsina village, raze houses

Gunmen have attacked Wagini village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

UNICEF lauds release of 900 children from armed group

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lauded the release of 894 children, including 106 girls from the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri yesterday.
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UNICEF: 1, 700 children linked with armed group in Borno released

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said 1, 700 children among the ranks of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the insurgency war in Borno had been released.

Militia releases nearly 900 children in Nigeria

A local militia group that supports the Nigerian government in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents has released nearly 900 children, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.
Boko Haram

UN: Anti-Boko Haram militia, civilian JTF frees 894 children

Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.
dry season farming

Farmers: Banditry, kidnapping wiping out family income in Northwest

The high rate of banditry and kidnappings in the Northwest of Nigeria may affect food production in the area by over 50 per cent, according to two apex farmers associations.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Boko Haram attacks Borno town as residents vote

Mafa town in Borno witnessed large turnout of voters on Saturday in spite of an attempted attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on Friday night.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents kill 18 firewood merchants in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked a group of firewood merchants in Borno State, killing no fewer than 18 persons.

Elections: Governor El-Rufai bans civilian JTF, local vigilantes from polling units

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said there are no security-related roles in the election for certain security outfits in the state on the election days.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Official: Troops kill 11 insurgents, recover ammunition in Adamawa

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a fresh attack coordinated by the insurgents at Madagali town, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Major-General Benson Akinroluyo

Theatre commander restates commitments to end insurgency in North East

Maj.-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, the Theater Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has reiterated the commitments of the Nigerian Army to end insurgency and restore peace to the North East.
Boko Haram

US: ISWAP, Boko Haram planning major attacks during elections

The United States Government has revealed the plan of Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram to disrupt the 2019 general election from holding successfully, citing increased propaganda videos specifically directed at Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno State.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army uncovers Boko Haram suppliers among charcoal dealers

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, said it had uncovered Boko Haram logistics supply syndicates among loggers and charcoal dealers in Borno.
President Buhari receives delegation from Borno State in State House on 7th Jan 2019-3

Boko Haram: Borno elders want 800 CJTF recruited soldiers depployed to Borno

The above request, it was gathered, was part of the 10 requests, sealed and submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari, last Monday, when the elders, led by Governor Kashim Shettima, met behind closed doors with the president.
The Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.

Nigerian troops nab wanted Boko Haram terrorist

The Nigerian Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.

Police nab four kidnap suspects, destroy 4,960 parcels of cannabis in Borno

The Police in Borno have arrested four suspected kidnappers and rescued one victim at Tuga village in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) plans to extend Value Added Tax (VAT) to online transactions soon, according to the chairman of the agency, Babatunde Fowler.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Zainab Aliyu: How I survived 124 days in Saudi prison

Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool will be hungrier, stronger next season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.
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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City treble feat harder than Champions League

Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City's clean sweep of domestic trophies is harder than winning the Champions League but predicted the feat will be achieved again.
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European clubs on red alert as Ajax confirm Hakim Ziyech can leave

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will be allowed to leave the club this summer.