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Amazing discoveries within Boko Haram’s birthplace

Yushau A. Shuaib   Every time I have reason to travel to Maiduguri for an assignment, my family members become prayer warriors, and clarifications are sought around my dreams at such periods to check for what might be portents, while safety measures are devised against any possible untoward development.   As the birthplace of

Five soldiers killed as troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The Nigerian Army has confirmed that five of its soldiers were killed during a fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno state. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Colonel Ezindu Idima who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday also

How Nigeria’s security agents sexually abuse women, children in custody–Amnesty International

Jude Johnson The Amnesty International (AI) investigation has revealed that Nigerian children and women are exposed to sexual violence by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State. AI alleged that the harrowing violations took place at Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison and Giwa Barracks, where thousands of

Borno State declares Thursday public holiday for Buhari’s visit

Mukaila Ola  The Borno State Government has declared Thursday, April 25, 2019,  as public holiday to enable every residents of the state capital, Maiduguri troop out to give visiting President Muhammadu Buhari a rousing welcome. An announcement by the state commissioner for information, Mr. Mohammed Bulama on Wednesday read: “Sequel to the

Boko Haram: Nigerian military to oversee reconstruction of Northeast-Cameroon road

Mukaila Ola The federal government has commenced rehabilitation of the road linking the Northeast of the country to neighbouring Cameroon. The road, Maiduguri-Dikwa road, according to the Acting Director-General of National Boundary Commission (NBC), Adamu Adaji would be rehabilitated under the watch of the military to prevent attack from Boko Haram, which has made