Tag: north-east

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AzeezMarch 18, 2017

Don’t forget my friends under Boko Haram captivity, Chibok girl says

A Chibok girl who escaped from Boko Haram insurgents has urged the Nigerian government and the world not to forget ...

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AzeezMarch 16, 2017

Three dead in fire incident at Borno IDPs camp

by Azeez Adeniyi The National Emergency Management Authority has said a fire incident at internally displaced persons camp in Borno ...

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AzeezMarch 9, 2017

One soldier killed, 13 others wounded as troops clash with Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East have neutralize suspected Boko Haram ...

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AzeezFebruary 25, 2017

NorthEast: “FG to issue UN passport to ‘stateless’ persons”

by Azeez Adeniyi Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Sani Zorro has disclosed that the Federal ...

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AzeezFebruary 22, 2017

336 soldiers, 5,929 Boko Haram insurgents killed in 7 years – Report

by Azeez Adeniyi Civic organization, BudgIT has said 5929 Boko Haram members and about 336 soldiers have been killed between ...

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ToluFebruary 21, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Like PINE, like PCNI…presidency budgets N60m for grass clearing in North East

While we’re still very much on the matter of the N200million grass-clearing contract awarded by the Presidential Initiative for the ...

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AzeezFebruary 18, 2017

Families reject freed Boko Haram captives – UN

by Azeez Adeniyi The United Nations (UN) has said that people who were earlier held captive by the Boko Haram ...

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AzeezFebruary 17, 2017

Do not force IDPs to return home, UN tells FG

by Azeez Adeniyi The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday warned the Federal Government against forcefully closing the Internally ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 7, 2017

Opinion: Open letter to libellous Twitter

I am confused, I feel betrayed and heartbroken. However, much more than any of those I am very angry. Contrary ...

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AzeezJanuary 28, 2017

Northeast Nigeria 500 years behind South in Education – VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi has said the North East is far behind Southern Nigeria in ...

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AzeezJanuary 27, 2017

Female suicide bombers now carry babies, DHQ tells Nigerians

The Defence Headquarters has cautioned Nigerians to be careful of new tactics adopted by suicide bombers in the North East. ...

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ToluJanuary 18, 2017

First we steal from the IDPs, now we’re killing them

At the Senate plenary session on Wednesday, a motion was moved by Senator Ali Ndume on “the state of humanitarian ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 18, 2017

The Thread: The military bombing of an IDP camp can only be a mistake, here’s why

We received with shock and numbness of heart the news that the Nigerian military had dropped bombs on an IDP ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 18, 2017

The Thread: What is the worth of a Nigerian life?

The accidental bombing of a refugee camp by the Nigerian military yesterday, which led to the deaths of 52 Internally ...

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AzeezJanuary 16, 2017

BBOG, FG delegation arrive North-East for guided tour

The Federal Government delegation and the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group (BBOG) have arrived the North East for a ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 15, 2017

FG rejects BBOG’s conditions, to go-ahead with North East trip

The Federal Government says it will not shift the date of its planned visit to Sambisa forest scheduled for Monday. ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 9, 2017

Opinion: The North East is recovering but without her girls?

by Alexander O. Onukwue May 29, 2015. Taking the reins from the perceived lethargic administration of Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 23, 2016

Opinion: Oil found in Borno, but don’t you cheer

by Alexander O. Onukwue Let’s set the economic record straight: Crude oil is losing its value globally as more nations ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Opinion: My three days experience of the humanitarian crisis in Borno

by Dozie Nwafor For more than 8 years now, Nigeria has battled insurgency from extremist group Boko Haram who has ...

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ToluDecember 18, 2016

Who is Babachir Lawal?

Babachir Lawal is the SGF! Or at least, that’s the popular way to describe him in a chat with friends ...

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Isime EseneDecember 15, 2016

YNaija Says: It will be a shame, Pres. Buhari, if your SGF does not resign

At the senate plenary on the 14th of December, the Senate made a startling revelation – that an official within ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 13, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring toay

1. Panic as MMM operations get frozen for a month Popular ponzi scheme MMM has frozen its operations for one month ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 13, 2016

Troops likely to leave North-East in 2017 – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, says troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East would be ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 9, 2016

The Thread: Corruption in the IDP camp

The mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East appears to be another opportunity for fraud. According to a document written ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

The Thread: Is this how people steal from internally displaced persons (IDPs)?

We have our priorities mixed up and bent backwards in Nigeria, which is why the whole talk about fighting corruption ...

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AzeezNovember 27, 2016

Those stealing from IDPs must be punished – Shehu Sani

  Chairman of the Senate ad hoc committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, Shehu Sani on Sunday said ...

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AzeezNovember 21, 2016

Boko Haram: Displaced children to begin education advocacy programme – FG

The Federal Government on Monday will launch an education advocacy programme for children displaced by Boko Haram in Yobe, Adamawa ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 19, 2016

The Thread: Boko Haram is making the lives of Journalists in the North East a living hell

Nigerian journalist, environmental consultant and social media expert, @Abang Mercy, reports the horrors Journalists in the North East are going through, ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 15, 2016

Opinion: Saving the armed children of Borno

by Mustapha Alhassan, Emmanuel Bosah, Ahmad Jumare, Ashraf Usman, and Faisal Wando History has shown us that over time, children ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 9, 2016

This interview about the fight against Boko Haram should get you worried

The death of Muhammed Abu-Ali along with six other soldiers on Friday night threw the nation into mourning. Abu-Ali, who ...

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