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Boko Haram ambush, shoot at Gov. Shettima’s convoy; Kill 3; Cart away many vehicles 

 By Abdullahi Isah   Maiduguri Boko Haram terrorists  have  shot dead three persons, while many vehicles were seized when they ambushed Governor Kashim Shettima’s of Borno state’s convoy along Maiduguri Gamboru road. The governor was on campaign tour to the area to canvass support for All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidates …

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Inspector General of Police calls for co-operation of all for hitch-free elections; Borno deploys 14,000 personnel for polls  

By Abdullahi Isah  Maiduguri. The Nigerian Police has called for the full co-operation of all stakeholders to ensure peaceful, free and fair federal and state elections on February 16 and March 2, 2019, respectively. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in preparations of Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 16 …

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 Multilateral cooperation key to vessel safety, marine resources utilisation

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says the agency has created operational conditions that have prompted a turnaround in prospects for maritime safety and successful utilisation of the country’s enormous marine resources. Dakuku stated this in Abuja last week while delivering a lecture …

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Renewed attacks: Borno government launches 500 hunters, vigilantes to fight Boko Haram 

By Abdullahi Isah,  MAIDUGURI The Borno state government has, on Wednesday, inaugurated 500 hunters/vigilantes to complement efforts of the military and other security agencies in the counter insurgency fight in. the North East. Governor  Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who inaugurated the hunters and vigilantes  at the Government  House,  Maiduguri  said the inauguration became …

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Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem gives farewell message to retired IGP

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer Abuja, Jan. 16, 2019 Barely 48 hours after the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris bowed out of service, controversial rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem on Wednesday gave a farewell message to him. The `One Leg up’ and `Jagajaga’ crooner took to his Instagram handle @abdulkareemeedris on …

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‘How we spent funds for military operations’, Buratai replies SERAP, EiE, BudgIT

Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT requesting him to use his“good offices and leadership position to provide information on spending on military operations across the country, particularly in the Northeast.” This development was disclosed …

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Boko Haram may overrun Maiduguri; Attacks Sajeri on outskirts of state capital; Imam, one other killed, many houses burnt; NUJ calls for release of detained Daily Trust Editor 

  By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri At least two people were killed, while  over ten  houses were burnt when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Sajeri community on the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis. A resident of the area, Ibrahim Garba said the insurgents, who came at about 10:09pm on Monday started shooting sporadically …

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President Buhari orders military to vacate Media Trust; Army explains invasion; IPC, Timi Franks condemn onslaught

By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri, Robert Awokuse President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to vacate the premises of Daily Trust Newspapers in Abuja and its regional office in Maiduguri that were sealed on Sunday by armed military personnel. This was revealed by a presidential spokesman even as the military stated …

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Group opposes establishment of police anti-terrorism unit in A’Ibom; Doubts INEC’s ability to conduct credible polls

By Isaiah Eka Uyo, Jan. 7, 2019 Some residents of Akwa Ibom, under the umbrella of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard, have kicked against the proposed establishment of anti-terrorism unit under the state police command. Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference in Uyo on Monday, Sen. Anietie …

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Boko Haram: Again, CDS, Service Chiefs visit Maiduguri to assess security situation; Buratai celebrates Christmas with troops

By Johnson Eyiangho Maiduguri, Dec. 29, 2018 The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, accompanied by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri. They were as usual …

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