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9 Sep 2019
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video,  reading a few lines of the first stanza of the Nigerian national anthem. The latest video was released a little more than two months after his last in which he recited the Nigerian pledge, which he denounced as shirk - an Islamic concept of…
3 Jun 2019
The leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has appeared in a new video in which he could be seen reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as shirk. Shirk in Islam means associating a partner with God and is deemed one of the greatest sins in the religion. Abubakar Shekau reeled…
17 Feb 2019
Five Boko Haram fighters and four soldiers were killed in fighting in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest clashes between troops and jihadists. Army spokesman Sagir Musa said five rebel fighters "met their Waterloo" as they attempted to overrun a military base in Buni Yadi, in Yobe state, at about 6:00…
9 Feb 2019
Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday.
5 Jan 2019
Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of the country at an alarming rate, and the military appears to be struggling. Here are the principal reasons: Better-armed jihadists Fighters from the Islamic State-affiliated group, known…
4 Jan 2019
No fewer than seven million Nigerians have been displaced and are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the protracted activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, in northeastern Nigeria. This was disclosed in a recent report by the UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, as it prepares to provide life-saving emergency assistance to the…
9 Dec 2018
Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Sunday.
22 Nov 2018
Boko Haram jihadists abducted around 50 loggers near the northeastern Nigerian town of Gamboru close to the border with Cameroon, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday. The hostages who are mostly from a camp for people displaced by jihadist violence were on Saturday rounded up by fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau while…
24 Jul 2018
Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau has re-emerged in a new video after a long absence that fuelled speculation about his health and ability to lead the Islamist militants.
1 Jul 2018
A 32 year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an…
24 Mar 2018
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, said it was worried, surprised and disappointed that not all the girls were rescued and, indeed, that one of them was left behind...
24 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army, yesterday, said troops movement under Operation Deep Punch II was temporarily halted in line with military plan and strategy and in view of the exigencies of time...


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Anambra State government has suspended tricycle and shuttle bus unions in the state for six months with immediate effect, following conflicts among various persons and entities claiming...
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Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has announced the construction of infrastructural facilities aimed at ensuring seamless implementation of the Non-Motorised Transport Plan (NMT).
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The Lagos Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour yesterday kicked against the opinion in some quarters that the party’s presidential rally slated for October 1....
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When it eventually occurred on 23 February 2019, Nigeria’s presidential election was not without suspense. North-east Nigeria, home to a counter-civilizational insurgency for over a decade...
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The Federal Government has been urged to embark on massive collaborative partnership with business stakeholders for the development and growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.