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Nigerian Lawyer Receives Award for Educating Children Affected


Zanna Bukar Mustapha, who founded two schools offering free education to children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, has won the Nansen Refugee Award given out by the UN Refugee Agency. He is credited with helping to facilitate the release of dozens of abducted Chibok girls from the Boko Haram terrorist group. But who is Zannah Bukar Mustapaha? He is a lawyer, a negotiator ...

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Jonathan is the Cause for Unending Boko Haram – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed ex- President Goodluck Jonathan for the unending Boko Haram menace.Obasanjo spoke in an interview in Lagos with Nkem Ifejika of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). According to him, it was unfortunate that Jonathan did not take the insurgency seriously, because he thought it was a device by the north to bring down his government. ...

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Boko Haram: Sporadic Shootings, Explosions Rock Maiduguri

Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau on the attack

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday called for calm in after hours of shootings were heard in the outskirts of the town in the evening, resulting in panic around Damboa road, Old G.R.A. But Lt.-Col. Kinsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the situation was under control. He stated that “the situation ...

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Nigerian Soldiers Arrest Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists With 100 Motorcycles


Nigerian soldiers have arrested four fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect with 100 motorcycles. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman who disclosed this in a statement, said the fleeing terrorists were arrested on Wednesday afternoon at Madaki village in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara. The names of the terrorists ...

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Nigerian Army Confirms The Recovery Of Shekau’s Quran, Flag From Sambisa Forest


The Nigerian Army has confirmed the recovery of Abubakar Shekau’s Quran and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram headquarters in Sambisa forest. This revelation was brought to light by the theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, a major general while updating journalists on ‘Operation Rescue Final’ in Maiduguri. He said: “We believe that the Holy Book and ...

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Army Turns Captured Sambisa Forest Into Training Ground

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

The Sambisa forest, beginning from 2017 will serve as training ground for personnel of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has announced in Damasak. Buratai was in Damasak to celebrate the Christmas with troops of 145 Battalion after the road leading to the town was reopened by Governor Kashim Shettima, three years after closure. The ...

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Goodwill Message From President Muhammadu Buhari To Troops Of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ On The Successful Capture Of Boko Haram Enclave In Sambisa Forest


I am delighted at, and most proud of the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army, on receipt of the long-awaited and most gratifying news of the final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest. I want to use this opportunity to commend the determination, courage and resilience of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at finally ...

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Soyinka: Nigeria is Sinking Under Buhari

Wole Soyinka and Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday lamented that Nigeria is sinking under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as he has failed to deliver on his promises. Soyinka, who spoke in Johannesburg, South Africa, according to Punch, which quoted AFP, said he was not surprised that Buhari had lost popularity just 18 months into office, given the high expectations ...

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