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A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

Twenty jihadists ‘neutralized’ in French-Malian counter-terrorism operation

A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

ISWAP admits killing Nigerian Army commander, other soldiers

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the Wednesday’s attack on Nigerian soldiers of the 158 Battalion in Borno State, according to Reuters which cited a statement from the terror group.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in mine explosion

Three Nigerian soldiers, including an army commander, were killed on Monday when their truck hit a landmine planted by Boko Haram jihadists in troubled northeastern Nigeria, military sources told AFP.
ISIL fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

ISIS claims killing 11 soldiers in Borno

ISIS fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Five Nigerian troops, 33 MNJTF soldiers feared killed in Boko Haram attacks

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the IS-linked faction of Boko Haram, Tuesday claimed to have killed, at least, five Nigerian troops and 33 soldiers of the Multinational Joint Task Force are feared dead in a double attack.
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Nigerian soldiers killed as Boko Haram overruns military base in Borno

At least five Nigerian soldiers were feared killed and dozens more missing after Boko Haram fighters invaded a Nigerian military base in Borno State.
Troops of the Nigerian army wiped out a band of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to attack Damaturu, the capital of Yobe on Tuesday.

Nigerian Army wipes out Boko Haram terrorists in Damaturu

Troops of the Nigerian army wiped out a band of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to attack Damaturu, the capital of Yobe on Tuesday.

APC: Why we can’t suspend Romiti Amaechi for alleged anti-party activities

While Nigeria’s ruling party handed an indefinite suspension on Rochas Okorocha for supporting the governorship candidate of another party, it has not applied the same sanction on Rotimi Amaechi for doing something similar.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Vote tensions as Nigeria army blocks counting in Rivers

Dozens of Nigerian soldiers in armoured vehicles encircled a vote counting centre in the opposition-held oil-rich southern city of Port Harcourt on Sunday, in the latest flashpoint as violence overshadowed Saturday’s closely-watched regional elections.
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Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Borno

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a military post near the Cameroon border, security sources told AFP Monday, days before rescheduled presidential elections.

Official: Nigerian troops kill 37 Zamfara bandits, rescue 80 people

Nigerian soldiers killed 37 bandits and rescued 80 kidnapped people in Zamfara in two weeks, an official said.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Boko Haram kills village head as soldiers repel attack in Madagali

Soldiers on Saturday repelled Boko Haram insurgents in Madagali area of Adamawa state, killing at least one of the attackers.
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Atiku Abubakar criticises President Buhari’s handling of Shiite crisis

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has condemned the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army.

Official: Soldiers kill 58 suspected bandits in Zamfara

Nigerian soldiers have killed 58 armed bandits and captured one at Dumburum and Gando forests in Zamfara State.
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Governor Oyetola seeks support for families of fallen heroes

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Tuesday called for proper care for families of Nigerian soldiers who died in the course of protecting the nation’s sovereignty.

General Babangida: Evolve new strategies to check Boko Haram

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former military president, has called for new strategies to check the continued killing of Nigerian soldiers and civilians by Boko Haram and other security challenges bedevilling the country.
Nigerian soldiers have raided the main office of the private Daily Trust newspaper and confiscated computers.

Nigeria soldiers raid paper ‘over Boko Haram article’

Nigerian soldiers have raided the main office of the private Daily Trust newspaper and confiscated computers.

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Apapa gridlock forces Dangote’s firm to move operations

A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, said it had shifted some of its operations away from Apapa to Oregun and Port Harcourt, in response to the gridlock in Apapa.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urges CITN to deepen taxation practice in Nigeria

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: Nigeria has potential to be Africa’s agricultural power

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President, African Development Bank (AfDB), says Nigeria has all it takes to be “a power house in food and agriculture” on the African continent.
The Borno chapter of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) says additional 4,000 health personnel were required for effective health services delivery in the existing health facilities in the state.

Borno in need of additional 4,000 health personnel

The Borno chapter of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) says additional 4,000 health personnel were required for effective health services delivery in the existing health facilities in the state.

Catholic diocese targets 500 new business owners

The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra State, says it is targeting to produce no fewer than 500 new business owners and entrepreneurs through its foundation, Assumption Foundation for Diocesan Empowerment (AFDE).