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Adamawa governor flags off distribution of agricultural inputs to insurgency victims

The governor, represented by Mr Elijah Rumba, the state’s Commissioner for Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Integration said that the gesture was to support households ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the area.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: We bombed Boko Haram leaders during Borno meeting

Military jets deployed by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole killed some leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province and Boko Haram fighters during a meeting at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.
FILE PHOTO- Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau--File Photo

Idris Deby changes mind, will continue war against Boko Haram

President Idris Deby of Chad has made a U-turn on his move to pull out of the regional anti-militant fight days after he made the statement, Africafeeds reported.
Chadian President Idriss Deby has announced the end of his country’s military operation against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.

Chadian president announces end of military operation against Boko Haram in Lake Chad region

Chadian President Idriss Deby has announced the end of his country’s military operation against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.

Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.

President Deby: Boko Haram kills 92 Chadian troops

Ninety-two Chadian soldiers have been killed in the deadliest attack ever by q on armed forces in the country, President Idriss Deby Itno said Tuesday.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor urged troops to take anti-insurgency battle to terrorists’ enclaves

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the Nigerian Army to take the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East to the insurgents’ enclaves to clear the remnants of the terrorists in the region.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

8 killed in Boko Haram attack on army post in southeastern Niger

An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on an army post in the southeastern Niger region of Diffa left eight dead and three missing, state radio said on Monday.
Jerome Pasquier

Group warns French envoy against statements capable of undermining Nigeria’s efforts against terrorism

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has cautioned French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Jerome Pasquier, to quit making utterances capable of undermining Nigeria’s progress against terrorism.

Garba Shehu: Opposition fanning insecurity by refusing to task President Buhari on real issues

Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, has said that it was worrisome that the opposition has refused to take on President Muhammadu Buhari on substantive issues, maintaining that the government was alive to its responsibility in protecting life and property of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).

President Buhari vows to resist use of AU fund to subsidize UN

President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).

We’ll deal with all threats – Service chiefs

Against the background of the Federal Government’s decision to declare South-West’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun illegal, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs on Friday, at the end of which they vowed to deal with threats and keep the country safe.
The troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have killed the third most powerful commander of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) group, Amir Khalifa Umar.

Troops kill ISWAP top commander, three others

The troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have killed the third most powerful commander of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) group, Amir Khalifa Umar.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram militants massacre dozens in Lake Chad attack

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 50 people on an island on Lake Chad, bordering Cameroon and Chad, a local official told the BBC.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief lauds personnel over successful air operations in Northeast

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commended officers and men of the service over successful execution of air operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Boko Haram: President Buhari lauds Chadian military

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commended the Chadian Forces over their contributions to the counter insurgency campaign in the Lake Chad basin.

AfCFTA: Visa on arrival for Africans begins January 2020 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed Nigeria would commence issuing visa on arrival in January 2020 to all holders of African passport as a way of promoting free movement and facilitating the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

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Zenith Bank tops in Nigeria by Tier-1 capital

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