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government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir were locked in an intense battle Sunday with armed militants who took cover in a school after opening fire on a group of soldiers on the eve of Eid, police said.
A man points at a Biafran flag painted on a wall on Old market Road in Onitsha, Nigeria, during a shutdown in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nigerian civil war on May 30. At least 1 million people were killed in the war, ... In the ...
... from delay in budget passage. The news agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Amnesty office has reached out to the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NABDA) to engage 3,200 beneficiaries, trained in oil and gas related fields ...
This decision followed a crucial meeting between Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (Rtd) and the ex-militant leaders. According to a statement signed by Ms Stella Inametti, Media and Communication Dept, ...
Ex-militants leaders from the Niger Delta yesterday commended the Federal government over the increased budgetary allocation to the amnesty program by ...
Calabar and Abuja - The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) are collaborating to get 4,000 former militants gainfully employed. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, PAP Coordinator ...
In May, members of the militant group overran a base in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's northeast Borno State, where the insurgency has done greatest damage.
A number of militants have been arrested who were allegedly plotting to bomb praying grounds and recreation centers as Muslims prepare to celebrate the end of Ramadan, secret police said Friday.
The Nigeria Ethnic Nationality youth Leaders (NENYL) thursday condemned the quit notices issued by a coalition of Arewa youth groups against the Igbos living ...
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, says the newly formed State Volunteer Service would be empowered to recruit more youths to work closely with security agencies.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) are collaborating to get 4000 former ...
Yenagoa - A suspected Niger Delta militant, Suoyo Dickson, aka, Hustler, thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, narrated why he, along with his gang, blew up an oil pipeline belonging to Nigeria Agip oil company (NAOC). Dickson, who was paraded by ...
Nigerian militants from the oil-producing Niger Delta have threatened in Port Harcourt that they will attack oil installations in all blocks owned by "northerners" if ...
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously backed a West African force to combat militant groups as well as arms, drug and human trafficking in the Sahel region after diplomats said France softened the resolution's language to secure ...
Paul, who is an indigene of Bayelsa State said he was earning N65, 000 monthly from the amnesty programme put in place by the Nigerian government for Niger Delta militants before meeting Evans. He said, "I am from Bayelsa State. I was being paid N65 ...
Asaba - Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has appealed for calm following threats from a new militant group that identifies itself the 'New Delta Avengers'.
suspected militant Islamists have ambushed a convoy of about 200 vehicles on a major highway in north-eastern Nigeria, killing a police officer and a truck driver, the local Vanguard newspaper has quoted police as saying . The convoy included the ...
NAIJ.com reports that a group of Niger Delta former militants had, during the weekend, given a 90-day-ultimatum to Northerners living in any part of the region to go their ways, warning that should they ignore the three months' notice given to them ...
Malian security forces have killed five militants involved in an attack at the weekend on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali's capital Bamako.
The Islamist militant group killed Kolomi's husband, burned down nearby homes and kidnapped groups of children in the chaos.
Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported.
He said: "We, the Niger Delta ex-militants have not been finding life easy due to the unlawful freezing of the N12 billion virtual currency scheme by the bank, in defiance of the Abonta-led House Committee on Public Petitions order to release the money ...
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the town of Banki in northeastern Nigeria on April 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP). The Sunday attack is the deadliest one in Nigeria since June 8, when Boko Haram militants killed 14 people in yet another mixture of gunfire and ...
"I think the right question should be what is the future of Nigerian democracy? The tragedy of our ... parties there are tendencies.
Prominent Niger Delta former freedom fighter and Senior Special Assistant (General Duties), to Bayelsa State government, Mr. Goddy Smith, has advised the Federal Government to genuinely implement promises made to the people of Niger Delta to fast tract ...
Poor rains have exacerbated a problem caused by fighting with Boko Haram militants, which has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
Malian security forces have killed five militants involved in an attack at the weekend on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali's capital Bamako, the security minister said on Monday.
The Nigerian army on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram militant, Aliyu Ahmed, alias "Aliko." The army spokesman, Brig.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari should investigate alleged war crimes committed by the country's soldiers during the war on Boko Haram, according to Amnesty International, after a military commission cleared commanders of any wrongdoing.
Bomadi - Niger Delta ex-militants have urged the Federal government to, as matter necessity, clear backlog of all unpaid monthly allowances owed them, as well as housing allowances promised them during the disarmament segment of the amnesty ...
The disappearance of a former Boko Haram bride who recently returned home after three years in the militants' stronghold in northeast Nigeria has stoked concern about the difficulty of deradicalising and reintegrating women seized by the jihadists. The ...
A coalition of Niger Delta militant groups rose from a meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday ordering all northerners to quit the oil-rich region.
Amnesty International criticized Nigeria's military Thursday for dropping an investigation into senior officers accused of war crimes in the northeast during the conflict with Islamist Boko Haram insurgents.
Nigeria's army has exonerated retired senior army officers accused by rights group Amnesty International of committing war crimes during the campaign to defeat militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east. A special board of inquiry had cleared ...
Warri - NEW Delta Avenger, NDA, a new coalition of ex-militants from the oil producing areas of Delta State, yesterday, called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to give account of the 13 per cent derivation he received from the Federation Account in the last ...
A militant group, New Delta Avengers (NDA), has threatened to cripple oil exploration in Delta State if Governor Ifeanyi Okowa fails to account for the federal allocations accrued so far to the state.
The Hydrocarbon pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Co-ordinator for Ogoni Clean-up, Dr. Marvin Dekil, has said that the Federal government would ...
Lagos - Suoyo Paul, 42, an ex-militant from Bayelsa State said he met Evans in 2008 when he was in the camp as a militant. He said his boss, Peter, gave Evans two rifles, adding that when he embraced the Amnesty offer of late President Umaru Musa ...
He made the appeal when Jude Ukori led the Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), and officials of Chevron Nigeria Limited to his office yesterday.Otuaro urged the youths to embrace Okowa's SMART agenda, which has ...
Benin - Over 2,000 former Niger Delta militants, who are beneficiaries of the Federal government's amnesty programme, have commenced training in farming technology at the College of agriculture in Iguoriakhi, Edo State.
My son graduated from Nigerian Defense Academy on the 13th September, 2014 as a second Lieutenant in the Nigerian army.
Asaba - Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on those behind the group, New Delta Avengers, to follow the rules of dialogue rather than resorting to threats in resolving issues.
Islamist militants holding parts of a Philippine city are killing civilians who try to flee while using others as orderlies and cooks, authorities said Tuesday after the gunmen boasted of executions.
Former Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade (rtd), has declared that low level of cooperation among security agencies in the cou.
Nigeria's position as Africa's top oil producer suffered a dip following the activities of Niger Delta militants particularly in the second half of 2016 but with Professor Yemi Osinbajo's numerous visits to the region to call for peace, the country had ...
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers growing calls for changes in the way Nigeria is governed.
One of Africa's biggest economies, Nigeria has been mired in recession since mid-2016, when a global fall in commodity prices and the decimation of oil production by militants in the southern Niger Delta perpetuated the country's economic malaise ...
Crude oil prices rose on June 9, 2017, due to the supply outage in Nigeria. rebels damaged the Trans Niger pipeline in Nigeria, which caused a leak. militant attacks and government mismanagement damaged Nigeria's oil infrastructure and supply outage.
Earlier, Mr. Fall encouraged the Senate President to endorse UNICEF campaign for Nigeria's 2017 school enrollment programme.
Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has condemned the quit notice recently given to Igbos living in northern Nigeria by Arewa youth Coalition and sued for unity ...


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