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More than 16 persons were killed after a coordinated suicide bombings at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Zannari Community in Maiduguri on ...
She "talks about her harrowing experience in fighting corruption in Nigeria from her early days as the co-founder of Transparency International to the shock and horror of finding out about the abduction of over 270 girls in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria ...

"Every time I go back [to the region], it's heartbreaking." - Tom Saater on the aftermath of the insurgency in Nigeria's northeast.
At least nine people were killed and 13 wounded in a series of blasts that took place late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno, a northeast Nigerian state. While no group has claimed responsibility for the ...
The place of euphemism or genteelism, that is, intentionally indirect expressions that help us avoid causing offense or saying uncomfortable facts, is well-established in language use.
The security agencies deployed their men with heavy arms patrolling the city to forestall any possible attack and external aggression during the celebration.

The University of Maiduguri lies at the outskirts of the host city along the route that leads to Bama from Maiduguri. The institution is about 45km from Kawuri town where the official entrance gate to Sambisa forest is located. Aside the brick ...
She was pregnant with her youngest child, a toddler boy, when she fled to Maiduguri from Bama, in another part of Borno State.
Nigerian soldiers. Nigeria's state security agency said on Friday it had foiled plans by militants to detonate explosives in four cities in the north of the country during celebrations to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitre holiday.
The Eid-El-Fitr festivities were celebrated peacefully in most states of the Northeast, as security was tightened in Borno and Yobe - the two states worst hit by the activities of insurgents.
It was like any other day in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State. The bright desert sun had become a problem for those who left their windows open as they regretted their action.
While running for office in the 2015 elections, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari promised to end the war with Boko Haram, the deadly Islamist militant group that controls part of the country's northeast.
Abuja: Nigeria's intelligence service on Saturday said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.
HIGHLIGHTS More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria's Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13000 since mid-April Nigerian officials, ...
They specifically canvassed a middle belt region made up of the current six states in the North Central zone, as well as Southern Kebbi, Southern Kaduna, Southern Borno and parts of Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe states. ... A statement issued at the end of ...
For banks, since the introduction of the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles, as a pillar for CSR by the bankers' Committee in 2012, a lot of the financial institutions have continued to support the society.
Located in the northern part of the conflict-affected State of Borno, Kukawa Local government Area borders Lake Chad. Out of its 10 wards, only four are accessible, namely: Baga, Doro, Kauwa and Kukawa.

The Borno police Command on Friday announced a restriction on movement of vehicles during the upcoming Eid celebration in Maiduguri and Jere Local government Areas of the state.
Abuja - Nigeria's intelligence service on Friday said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.
Thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram atrocities are trapped in difficult humanitarian and security conditions near Cameroon's northern border.
The UNHCR issued a similar warning last month when about 12,000 refugees returned to the border town of Banki in Borno State, which was already housing 45,000 displaced Nigerians. Another 889 refugees, mostly children, arrived in Banki on ...
GENEVA (Reuters) - Nigerian refugees who fled Islamist militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head of the U.N.
Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), June 21, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente Polisario, Mr. Brahim Gali, condemned the terrorist attack that struck the Nigerian city of Borno, which killed 12 people and ...
"I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them," UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said in a statement. The Nigerian ...
Maiduguri - Boko Haram insurgents may have returned to Borno highways as they ambushed a convoy of about 140 vehicles along the Maiduguri-Damboa road, killing eight persons.
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 ...
Andrew, a white European of the Christian faith currently works among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in their camps in war ravaged and weather stricken villages of North-East Nigeria. His typical day is characterised by emergencies, thoroughly ...
Nigeria SECURITY Suspected Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria's Borno State on Tuesday, a police spokesman said. NIGERIA ... it support. Central African Republic FIGHTING ...
Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), June 21, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente Polisario, Mr. Brahim Gali, condemned the terrorist attack that struck the Nigerian city of Borno, which killed 12 people and ...
This shock in Nigerians is reinforced by the insistence of the Nigerian military of defeating terrorism. Borno used to be the hub of terrorism in Nigeria and even the incident of the abduction of over 270 Chibok school girls by BHTs also occurred in ...
According to the national action plan for the implementation of the project in Nigeria, participating states, which include Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Jigawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Yobe are expected to make land available for ...
When he was alone, he liked to walk to where the town elders gathered and sit close enough to eavesdrop. When he heard an ... of Nigeria. He promised to end the poverty that plagued towns like Baga across Borno State, leaving villages without roads ...
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 .
At least one police officer and a Borno State government truck driver were confirmed dead on Tuesday night after gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters ambushed a large convoy of travellers being escorted by armed soldiers, officials said.
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Tuesday said the federal government will unveil a National Integrated Strategic Framework for Intervention for refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria within the next three month. He disclosed ...
A significant portion of the population (5.2 million people) in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States continues to face acute food insecurity, with an increased risk of high levels of acute malnutrition and mortality.
As a result of Boko Haram violence some 8.5 million Nigerians in the north-east need life-saving aid, officials say. Poor rains have ... People in north-east Nigeria are also facing a possible famine, the UN said in March. In the latest suspected Boko ...
FILE - Cameroonian soldiers stand guard at a lookout post as they take part in operations against Boko Haram militants on Elbeid bridge that separates northern Cameroon form Nigeria's Borno State near the village of Fotokol, Cameroon, Feb. 25, 2015.
... on Sunday in Borno, emergency services said on Monday. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno State capital Maiduguri.
... Victor Isuku, the police public relations Officer, on Monday said, "yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and ...
"Two other female suicide bombers also detonated their explosives at the adjoining Dalori kofa village at about 8.10 pm, where they killed 16 people," Ibrahim said.
Boko Haram reportedly strike again in Borno ... Deadly terrorists sect, Boko Haram have reportedly struck a village in Borno as the Nigerian army battle to end insurgency. In a report by ... Hundreds of civilians fled to Damboa town from Gumsiri. The ...
(FILE) Armed members of a local defence group inspect the damages of a suicide blast in Maiduguri on June 8, 2017. At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, ...
Reference to the recent three months quit notice threat issued Igbo by the Northern Youths Coalition Forum, the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha reacting to the threat said, "I had wished I never speak on this matter".
However, a source at Chibok town, who did not want his name to be mentioned, said the girl who sneaked to rejoin her husband was not among the rescued school girls.
... considered themselves untouchable celebrated Nigerians. For the last two years, they have been making provocative statements against the Nigerian state and I wonder, no person was arrested for the very recent strike of stay at home called by Biafrans.
Lagos (Reuters) - At least half of Nigerian government food aid sent northeast for hungry people driven from their homes by Boko Haram has been "diverted" and never reached them, a government official said.
Scores of villagers were, on Saturday, feared killed, following an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Gumsiri community in Damboa Local government Area of ...
Many non-indigenes must have been affected by the sit-at-home directive which was followed to the letter by residents of the predominantly Igbo population of south-eastern Nigeria. According to the statement ... Iraq to Mali, Nigeria to Libya. They ...
Troops of 33 Brigade of Nigeria army, yesterday, arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias Aliko; in Bauchi State, while their counterparts of Bravo Company, 120 Battalion intercepted four child traffickers and 19 underage children in ...


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