Tag: north-east

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 ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 7, 2016

Opinion: Lt. Col. Abu Ali: Painful death of a gallant soldier

by Michael Jegede The news of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, said to be the most gallant ...

AzeezNovember 3, 2016

IG sets up panel to investigate alleged sexual abuse in IDP camps

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has set up an investigation team to commence thorough investigation into allegations of rapes, ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 31, 2016

Buhari orders immediate investigation into sexual abuse claims in IDP camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered an immediate investigation into claims of sexual abuse against women and girls in IDP ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Ayo: Smack dab in the theatre of insurgency [Nigerian Voices]

by Ayo We slid across the rough ground on our elbows and thighs, barely raising our helmet protected heads above ...

AzeezOctober 28, 2016

Nigeria lost $9bn to insurgency in North-East – Presidential committee

The Presidential Committee on North-East initiative, on Thursday said $9bn has been lost to insurgency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno ...

ToluOctober 12, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: All eyes on Senate’s investigation into diversion of IDP funds

Many Nigerians never seem to agree with committee set-ups by the government at all levels owing partly to lack of ...

Isime EseneOctober 7, 2016

It’s today! The Future Project and YNaija present Conversations on ‘We Survived Boko Haram’ stories

The Ford Foundation and The Future Project in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com will be holding a 2-hour program tagged Conversations on ...

ToluOctober 4, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: The Senate has done well with the proposed N300,000 donation to IDPs

Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai representing Borno Central in the Upper Chamber moved the motion on the humanitarian crisis in ...

AzeezSeptember 25, 2016

NEMA denies prostitution reports in IDP camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday denied reports that female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North East camps ...

AzeezSeptember 17, 2016

UN says 2 million Nigerians are trapped in Boko Haram controlled areas

The United Nations has said about 2 million Nigerians are currently trapped in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria due to ...

Isime EseneSeptember 16, 2016


by Eromo Egbejule You hear a lot of stories about North-East Nigeria, a slice of the country that has been ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 15, 2016

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

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. Stop the blame game: Bishop tells Buhari The Catholic ...

Isime EseneSeptember 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Is like the Nigerian army don’t want to respect themselves

Plenty of bad news have emerged from reporters and storytellers focused relentlessly on the tragedy of the north – famine, ...

ToluSeptember 10, 2016

Corruption in IDP camps: EFCC should rise to the occasion

The United Nations has said Nigeria is on the brink of a famine unlike any we’ve ever seen before. The ...

AzeezSeptember 7, 2016

Boko Haram factions clash in Borno

There has been a fight between the two Boko Haram factions in the north-east, AFP has reported. In August, ISIS ...

YWriterSeptember 5, 2016

SPECIAL SERIES: Sharing the stories of hope, strength and survival from North-East Nigeria

by Eromo Egbejule In an age where social media has made it increasingly urgent for newsrooms to break the news ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 2, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: Destroying the North-east’s social fabric

by Cheta Nwanze During Nigeria’s civil war almost half a century ago, there was a food crisis in the battle ...

Isime EseneAugust 22, 2016

5 things that are going through VP Osinbajo’s mind these days

by Roqeebah Olaoniye Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, plays his role well, staying on message and doing what he’s told ...

AzeezAugust 20, 2016

Boko Haram: We won’t stop rescue missions in the North-east – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Saturday said the Army will continue its rescue missions in the ...

AzeezAugust 20, 2016

Chibok girls: We are intensifying efforts to locate them – Air Chief

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said efforts are being made by the Air Force on ...

AzeezAugust 8, 2016

Boko Haram: Our efforts in the North-east have paid off – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the efforts of the military in the North-East had paid ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 30, 2016

Northeast will have total peace – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire for a total restoration of ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 26, 2016

President Buhari orders NNPC to deepen its exploration of oil in the North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to deepen its search for oil in the north-east of ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 4, 2016

‘God gave us victory over Boko Haram’ – Army

God has given Nigeria victory over Boko Haram, says the Commander of the anti-terrorism operation in the North East (Operation Lafiya ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 1, 2016

‘8 soldiers wounded’ after 3-hour gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops were engaged in a 3-hour gun battle with Boko Haram terrorists on ...

Mazi EmekaJune 25, 2016

‘Nigerians should reject this sad tale of lies, siege on their conscience’ – Army

The Nigerian Army has rejected claims that its officials diverted funds intended for the fight against terrorism. Speaking with newsmen ...

Ada IgboanugoJune 4, 2016

This is the evil plot Boko Haram has for the Ramadan period

Boko Haram insurgents are planning to launch a large scale bombing during the Ramadan festival, the Defence Headquarters has revealed. ...

James SamboApril 26, 2016

Boko Haram insurgents ‘have laid landmines on farms’

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents in the North East ‘have laid land mines on stretches of ...

James SamboApril 24, 2016

Boko Haram: ‘1.9m Nigerians live in IDP camps’ – NEMA

As a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, a total of 1, 934, 765 displaced persons are currently living in ...

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