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Kashima Shettima

Governor Shettima: I’m handing over to one of the most honest politicians in Borno

The outgoing governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has said he is confident the state will move to the next level of speedy development because he is handing over power to one of the most honest persons in the state.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Insurgency: Nigerian military loses N4.8 billion weapons in five months

The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, which are two active forces in the counter-insurgency war in the North-East, have lost over N4.8bn in weaponry in the region between January and May, 2019.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Troops rescue 29 women, 25 children in Borno

The Nigerian Army has rescued 54 Boko Haram kidnapped persons in Borno, including 29 women and 25 children.
Sunday Ochoche

VSF reconstructs public infrastructure in North East, Benue

Victims Support Fund (VSF) has reconstructed a number of public infrastructure in the insurgency ravaged North East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe and parts of Benue and Taraba states.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Air Force hits Boko Haram logistics base in Borno

The Air Component of the Multinational Joint Task Force has attacked the Boko Haram logistics base on the border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger, destroying seven of their gun trucks.
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Boko Haram: 400,000 Borno IDPs to vote in eight camps

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has designated eight camps for over 400,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections in Borno State.

NAF honours fallen heroes, others in Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has honoured five officers who died in the line of duty in 2018 with the posthumous gallantry award.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson offers employment to wives of pilots killed in action in Northeast

The Governor òf Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has offered employment to the wives of two Bayelsa-born pilots who died in action while fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.-1

Air force buries personnel killed during operation against Boko Haram

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Sani Usman

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram pushing hard to infiltrate troops’ locations

Indications further emerged on Monday that Boko Haram insurgents are pushing very hard to overrun troop’s locations in the North East.
Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob and Diepriye

Wife of NAF pilot says she learnt about her husband’s death on WhatsApp

Diepreye, the wife of the Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, who died in the January 2, 2019, Mi-35M helicopter crash, has said that she learnt of his death on a WhatsApp status update.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says in spite of pocket of attacks by remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno North, the army is tightening the noose against them

General Buratai leads troops to rout over 100 Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army said on Monday troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram Terrorists in coordinated massive attacks personally led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in the theatre of war in Yobe and Borno states.

100 Boko Haram members killed in fight with Nigerian troops

Troops have killed over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in recent various clearance operations in Yobe and Borno, the army said in a statement on Monday.

Two NAF pilots, crew for burial in Abuja Tuesday

Two pilots and three crew, who died in the recent Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35 M helicopter crash, would be buried tomorrow at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.
1 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Nigerian Air Force strikes Boko Haram in Damasak

The Air Force arm of the military operation against Boko Haram last night said it has destroyed gun trucks belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised some of the insurgents in an attack.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP mourns death of five NAF personnel in helicopter crash

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has mourned the death of five Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel who died on Wednesday in an helicopter crash in Damasak, Borno.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

President Buhari condoles relations of five killed in NAF helicopter crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences to the Nigerian Air Force, and relations of five people who lost their lives in Wednesday’s military helicopter crash in Damasak, Borno State.

NAF helicopter crashes while bombing Boko Haram

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter being used to bomb Boko Haram members has crashed.

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APC NWC, governors, members-elect endorse Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

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