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    President Muhammadu Buhari has assured U.S. President Donald Trump that his administration is stabilising the attacks by herdsmen across the country. Buhari, who gave the assurance during his meeting with Trump at the White House, said Nigerians were concerned about the resort to arms by some herdsmen. The Nigerian president described the situation as alien ...
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    Nigeria’s army says it wants to turn the Sambisa forest into a tourist destination. The plan, however, has a catch: the area is home to a vicious insurgency. Reuters reports that at least 34,000 people have died in Boko Haram’s nine-year revolt, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. The Islamist militant ...
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    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is healthy and his policies will “easily” win him re-election in the vote planned for February, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said. “He is very strong and well,” Mohammed said in an interview on Sunday. “I have never lost sleep over the re-election. Buhari will easily win.” Buhari, 75, announced this month ...
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    April 12, 2018 Some  12 U.S. soldiers have trained Nigerian  troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said. The U.S. Department of Defence said  Nigerian Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion might be the next to deploy to Northeast to confront the  violent extremist organisation, Boko Haram. The department, while documenting some ...
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    April 11, 2018 A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday discharged two persons, Ibrahim Ahmed and Sani Argungu, arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram, for lack of diligent prosecution. Discharging the defendants, Justice Binta Nyako noted that Ahmed had been in detention since 2013 while Argungu had been detained since 2012 and the ...
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    The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has prayed for the immediate release of all the remaining female students still in Boko Haram captivity. It would be recalled that Adeboye rallied his church to pray for the immediate release of the Dapchi school girls as soon as they were ...
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    Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday described the Boko Haram insurgents’ Sunday night attack on communities in Jere Local Government Area of the state as “sad and inhumane”. Shetiima told newsmen when he visited the over 80 victims of the attack on treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri that the attack indicated high ...
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    March 23, 2018 The European Union on Friday commended President  Muhammadu Buhari for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.  The EU in a statement by  its Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ray, expressed relief over the release. The union therefore called for the liberation of other girls in the custody of the Boko Haram “”With great relief ...
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    March 22, 2018 Mr Abubakar Tsav, a former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for working tirelessly to secure the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls. Tsav, currently the Public Complaints Commissioner, overseeing Benue, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi, that the efforts showed the commitment ...
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    One month ago, 110 schoolgirls were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Dapchi, raising echoes of the infamous abduction of schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari called the Feb 19. attack a “national disaster” and said the government would not rest until the last girl had been found ...