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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Borno elections: APC maintains lead, wins 24 declared local governments results

Prof. Babagana Zulum, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained his lead in the ongoing collation of results of Saturday’s governorship election in Borno.

Borno elections: APC wins all 13 local governments declared so far

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babagana Zullum, has won 13 of the 27 local government areas in Borno, as election result collation in the Saturday governorship election is progressing in the state.

Shock, disappointment trail election postponement

Many Nigerians have reacted over the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While some have expressed shock and disappointment, others see it as a welcome development that will enable the electoral umpire conduct proper elections. Yet others see it as a distraction and a way of discouraging people from voting.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Nigerian Army’s victory in Baga excites fishermen

Fishermen in Borno, whose means of livelihood were disrupted by insurgents, have hailed the military over the victory against Boko Haram insurgents.
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NEMA commences distribution of relief materials to displaced persons in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of essential food and non food items to persons fleeing Baga, Borno State.
President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to the National Assembly on 19th Dec 2018-7

300 CSOs appraise insurgency war, want Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election

A coalition of 300 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari had been successful in the counter-insurgency battles and deserves accolade and re-election.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Three soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base in Borno

At least three soldiers were killed and several missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and militia sources told AFP on Thursday.
Gov. Karim Shettima of Borno

Kashim Shettima lauds vigilante for repelling Boko Haram attack

Gov. Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday lauded members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTC), for repelling Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Gubio community of Borno.

UNHCR, NIS to enroll 100,000 IDPs in national ID card

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it had adopted modalities for the enrollment of 100,000 displaced persons by the Boko Haram insurgency in the National Identity Card.

Gallant troops hailed after repelling Boko Haram in Guzamala

Brig. Gen. Uwem Bassey, Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has lauded troops deployed at Gudumbali, Guzamala for gallantly repelling Boko Haram attack on the military base on Saturday.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said on Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

32 killed, 84 injured in Borno explosion

A massive explosion left 32 persons dead and 84 others injured in Abbachari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at the weekend as the orgy of violence in the North-east showed resilience in spite of desperate military efforts to restore peace in the region.

Police arrest robbery gangs, recover guns in Borno

In what could be best described as harvest of arrests, the Borno State Police Command, has arrested and paraded an armed robbery syndicate, notorious in snatching of handsets, recovered arms and ammunition among others.

Police recover 420 illegal firearms in Anambra, Borno

No fewer than 357 firearms have been recovered from Anambra and Borno states by the police that have been mopping up registered arms across the country.

Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, alive or dead.

Expect new equipment – General Buratai tells troops

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, has assured troops fighting to clear the Sambisa forest of insurgents that very soon additional equipment will be sent to them to boost their campaign against Boko Haram.

Clearance of Sambisa a major milestone of insurgency war – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that troops’s clearance of Sambisa forest is considered a major milestone in the war against insurgency operations in the Northeast.

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Expert: Why Kwara is ranked among 10 poorest states in Nigeria

A financial expert, Alhaji Abdulmumini Sanni-Jawondo, has blamed bad governance, poor rural development and lack of support for small and medium-scale businesses for Kwara’s poor economic situation.
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Chelsea transfer ban appeal hearing set for April

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UNIPORT to graduate 9,452 students, 106 bag first class

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) will on Saturday graduate 9,452 students with 106 of them bagging First Class degrees.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

IGP Adamu: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling threat to security

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has decried the spate of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Nigeria.