News - borno

Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Five Rescued Civilians In Borno

2 days ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to death for murder. Deputy Director 7 Division Army Public Relations, Colonel Kingsley Samuel in a statement on Friday said the soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder for killing...

100,000 IDPs Get ID Cards In Borno

4 days ago /
Nation 

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) began documenting personal details of the displaced at the Dalori camp, just outside the Borno state capital,...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

5 days ago /
Nation  Security 

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...

BBOG Demands Report Of Investigation Into Abduction Of Chibok Girls

5 days ago /
Nation 

The bring back our girls group has called for full disclosure of reports of the fact finding committee constituted by Former President Goodluck Jonathan on the abduction of the 219 Chibok school girls. At the group’s daily march in Abuja on Monday, co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili said trading of...

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the Army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, identifying him as former...

Troops Arrest Boko Haram Commander, Rescue 212 Victims

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a Boko Haram commander and rescued 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists in Borno State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, this in a statement signed by him on Tuesday. He said the feat was made during a clearance operation by troops...

Army Takes Decoration Of Senior Officers To Maiduguri; Calls For Govt. Intervention In Recaptured Communities

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is need for better deployment of the police and civil administration authorities in areas that have been recaptured from Boko haram in the Northeast. The Army Chief made the call at the decoration of 45 newly promoted major generals in...

Three Soldiers Die As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State losing three soldiers in the process. Boko Haram terrorists were said to have attempted the attack by 6:00 p.m. with the intent to attack the town and dislodge...

NYSC DG Says Borno Orientation Camp Will Reopen Soon

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sule Kazaure has said the Borno Orientation Camp will be reopened for corp members soon. Kazaure said this at a one-day working and inspection tour at the Katsina NYSC permanent orientation camp. He said according to observations, the Boko Haram terrorists are no longer...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local...

Ndume Returns From 7 Months Suspension

1 month ago /
Nation 

Suspended Senator Mohammed Ndume resumed on Wednesday after serving out a seven and a half month suspension saying he begrudges nobody. Ndume arrived senate wing of the national assembly at exactly 11:10 am accompanied by many of his supporters and aides. Few minutes after, Ndume announced his arrival through point of order...

18 Killed, 29 Injured In Borno Suicide Attack

1 month ago /
Nation 

Eighteen people have been killed and 29 others injured in a suicide attack on a community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Four suicide bombers – two males and two females – infiltrated Muna Gari community at about 6:13 pm and detonated Improvised Explosive Devises strapped to their bodies...

Youth Group Seeks Recovery Of Missing Pension Funds

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to ensure justice to the citizens especially pensioners by ensuring the recovery of the three trillion naira said to be stashed in the 97 pension offices and mini outfits. Some concerned youths from Borno state, in northeast Nigeria, gave the advice during a news conference...

Senate Recalls Ndume After 90-day Suspension

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate has agreed that its former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume can resume duties on Wednesday, November 15th. The Borno, All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator was placed on suspension, ninety days ago, following the recommendation of the ethics and privileges committee of the Senate headed by Samuel Anyanwu. It will be...

Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State. Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff sergeant, under the influence of alcohol, was assaulting civilians...

Army Investigates Chibok Shooting Incident

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The headquarters of 26 brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a staff sergeant, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno state.  Speaking on the incident, army spokesman brigadier General Sani Usman said the unit had...

Refugees Commission Solicits Support For Borno/Orphans' Education

1 month ago /
Nation 

The national commission for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons has solicited support for uplifting the educational well being of orphans and vulnerable persons in Borno state. The federal commissioner in charge made the appeal, shortly after distributing assorted school materials to pupils of an orphanage in Maiduguri, the Borno state...

Soldier Commits Suicide After Killing Colleague

1 month ago /
Nation 

The military authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of two soldiers in Borno state, North-East Nigeria. Director of Army Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, in a press statement, said its 26 Brigade received a report today of the soldier, who was reported to be drunk. The statement read in part, “At about 12.50pm...

Sub-National Index: FCT Ranks 33rd

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory Abuja occupies 33rd position on the 2017 national competiveness index that rates the 36 states in Nigeria and the nation’s capital on four thematic development and governance indices The sub-national index ranking is a study by the national competiveness council of Nigeria in collaboration with the national bureau of statistics and private...

North East Crisis: Union Seeks More Aid For UNIMAID

1 month ago /
Education  Nation 

The federal government has been urged to channel more resources to the university of Maiduguri in a bid to regain its lost glory and strengthen education in the north east region which has been the worse hit by insurgency over the years. Chairman, planning committee of the alumni re-union of the...


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