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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.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

12 killed, 10 abducted in separate attacks in Borno

At least 12 persons have been slaughtered and more than 10 persons abducted in multiple attacks by Boko haram terrorists in Borno.

Governor Shettima: Attack by Boko Haram planned to attract media attention

The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has said the attack on his convoy by Boko Haram was planned by the terrorist group to attract local and international media attention and sustain its propaganda strategy.
A Boko Haram terrorist retrieved from the bush by Nigerian troops

Four Boko Haram insurgents killed in gun battle with troops in Gwoza

Troops of 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, while on patrol in conjunction with the Civilian JTF, along Gwoza-Yamteke on Wednesday, said they came across some Boko Haram terrorists attempting to infiltrate the general area.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops kill four terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

The Nigerian Army says troops of 192 Battalion Gwoza at 9:30 am on 30 January 2019 during fighting patrol with civilian joint tasks forces engaged Boko Haram Terrorists along Gwoza-Yemteke road and neutralised four terrorists.

Court sets up thee-member panel to review ex-NSA Dasuki’s trial

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has set up a three-member panel to resolve the logjam arising from the trial of Sambo Dasuki for alleged money laundering charges.

Ameh Ebute: How military tackled herdsmen-farmers crises

The President of the Senate in the Third Republic, Senator Ameh Ebute, has revealed how the Nigerian military has been able to tackle the lingering crisis between herders and farmers in the country.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

Election: PDM backs President Buhari

In what was seen as a setback for the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), a political movement started by Shehu Yar’Adua today declared support for President Buhari.

Governor Shettima visits Borno town as military battles Boko Haram

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State spent the night in Monguno town where the Nigerian military battled Boko Haram insurgents, a spokesperson said on Sunday.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

House of Reps summons Babatunde Fashola over poor state of roads, bridges

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has been invited to appear before the House of Representatives over failure of a contractor to reconstruct the Mararaba-Mubi-Michika-Madagali-Gwoza road and three bridges at Kudzum, Delchimi and Wurogyande broken by Boko Haram.

Nigerian Army tasks troops on battle readiness against Boko Haram insurgent

Brig. Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, has tasked troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to be alert, courageous and decisive in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
A 19-year-old girl, Shaidatu Adamu, has been arrested by troops of 251 Task Force Battalion, Maiduguri, Borno State while trying to detonate her suicide vest in the Gonikalachari area.

Troops arrest female suicide bomber in Borno

A 19-year-old girl, Shaidatu Adamu, has been arrested by troops of 251 Task Force Battalion, Maiduguri, Borno State while trying to detonate her suicide vest in the Gonikalachari area.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

UN, NHRC decry incessant sexual abuse in IDPs camps

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) have yesterday, expressed worry over rampant sexual and gender-based violence in most Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno and therefore called for an end to the menace.

Borno Assembly aspirant petitions APC, NWC over primaries

An Aspirant to the Borno State House of Assembly (BOSHA) for Gwoza state constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mohammed Mohammed Kala, has protested the outcome of APC Primaries Election held in his constituency on the 5th of October, 2018.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi calls for use of local language to teach in schools

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Wednesday, advised the Federal Government to institute a policy that allows the use of local languages to teach in Nigerian schools.
Kashim Ibrahim Imam

Boko Haram: Kashim Imam pledges N1 billion for reconstruction, resettlement

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Kashim Imam, on Monday pledged to contribute N1 billion to facilitate rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement of communities ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Troops to prosecute war against Boko Haram with aggressive posture

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has embarked on a 3-day operational visit to the frontline, traversing the Division’s deployments in Bama and Gwoza Local Governemnt Areas of Borno State.
HRH Shehu of Borno Empire, Abubakar Umar Garbai El Kanemi

2019: Borno’s next governor should prioritise on rebuilding, youth employment – Shehu of Borno

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi has said the top priority of anyone who wants to rule the state in 2019 should be massive development of destroyed public infrastructure and provision of jobs to teeming unemployed youths.

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