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  1. RemmyAlex

    Politics Nigerian Senators Agree To Donate N300,000 Each To North East IDPs

    Members of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, on Tuesday agreed to donate N300,000 each to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-Eastern part of the country. Bashir Gabai, a senator from Borno central pointed out that despite the increment of amount proposed by the executive...
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    Metro U.N Releases $13m to Help Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

    The United Nations humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien has announced the release of $13 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to provide life-saving assistance for victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s north-east. According to the UN, an estimated 250,000 people are in need...
  3. RemmyAlex

    Metro NYSC to Deploy Corps Members to North East This Year

    The National Youth Service Corp NYSC has resolved to deploy corps members to the North East for the one year mandatory service year, especially Gombe state, its Director General Brig-Gen Johnson Bamidele Olawunmi has said. Olawuni said: "you will agree with me that insurgency has been reduced...
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    Metro Yola: Explosion Rocks Police Headquarters

    An explosion tore through a police station in Yola, northeast Nigeria, on Thursday, a rescue official told AFP, but casualty figures were not immediately available. Aliyu Maikano, an official with the Nigerian Red Cross, said the blast in the Jimeta area of the city was caused by an “explosive...
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    Metro Borno: 30 Dead in Fresh Boko Haram Raids on Villages

    At least 30 people have been killed in fresh Boko Haram raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP on Saturday. Gun and knife-toting assailants on bikes and in vans stormed the remote villages of Yakshari and Kachifa on Friday and Saturday, said Mustapha Karimbe, a local...
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    Metro We Haven’t Located Chibok Girls, We Only Sight POSSIBLE Location - Nigerian Air Force

    The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Saturday said it was yet to locate the missing girls taken away by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014 from a school in Chibok, Borno State. The clarification came on the heels of media reports suggesting that the NAF had found the location where the kidnapped...
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    Metro We’ve Defeated Boko Haram Insurgents - Burutai

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai confirmed that the Nigerian Army has defeated the Boko Haram insurgents. He also commended the Army for crushing terrorism in the north east. The army chief spoke over the weekend while laying the foundation stone for the new Brigade...
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    Metro Lagos: Price of Tomato, Pepper Rises in Markets

    Price of some food items like chilli pepper, tomato and onion has soared by over 100 per cent in markets in Lagos a week to the Christmas celebration. A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday showed that a basket of chilli pepper (rodo) is now N25, 000 against N12,000 it sold...
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    Metro Nigeria: We've Deployed 3,000 Officers to North-East - Police

    The Nigeria Police said it had deployed 3,000 officers as “holding force” to restore civil authority to the liberated areas in the North-East. The Inspector -General of Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, disclosed this at the End of Year Commissioners of Police Conference held at the Force...
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    Metro Boko Haram Attacks Village Near Chibok, Loots Food Supplies, 200 Cattle

    Boko Haram gunmen have torched almost an entire village near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok from where over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped, a resident who fled and a local elder said Tuesday. The raid in Takulashi village happened on Sunday and saw the Islamists loot food supplies, two...
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    Metro Yola Bombing: Facebook Activates Safety Check For Nigeria

    Facebook has activated its “Safety Check” feature for the first time in Nigeria, after a bombing likely carried out by Boko Haram killed more than 30 people late night on Tuesday. “We’ve activated Safety Check again after the bombing in Nigeria this evening,” co-founder and chief executive Mark...
  12. RemmyAlex

    Business Ashaka Cement Loses N46n To Insurgency In The Northeast

    A leading cement company in Nigeria, Ashaka cement has suffered losses of N46 billion to attacks by militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram on its plant in north-east Nigeria. Its chairman, Suleiman Yahaya revealed at weekend after a meeting with the Emir of Gombe that despite the attack, Ashaka...
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    World [Photos] 5 Dead, 11 Injured As France Train Derails Into Canal

    An official says a TGV high-speed train carrying 49 people undergoing a test run has derailed in northeast France, killing at least seven people and gravely injuring 11 others. The train burst into flames, split apart and plunged into the Marne au Rhin canal. Spokeswoman Viviane Chevallier...
  14. RemmyAlex

    Politics Lets Rebuild North East, Osinbajo Tasks CSOs

    The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to contribute to the rebuilding, reconstruction, reconciliation and resettlement of victims of insurgency in the North East during the Northeast Humanitarian Mutli-Stakeholder Engagement meeting in Borno...
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    Metro 28 Killed In Fresh Suicide Attack In Maiduguri

    Not more than 28 people were reportedly killed in a suicide attack at a mosque in Maiduguri Northeast, Nigeria, on Friday, raising fresh security concerns after a wave of similar attacks. The attack occurred around 5 a.m in Jidari area of Borno which has always been the target of the Boko Haram...
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