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Jonathan upbeat in first meeting with Chibok parents

22 July 2014, 21:05

President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the Chibok community that his administration was doing everything possible to rescue the more 200 girls abducted from a school in April.

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Boko Haram virtually controls Damboa - witnesses

22 July 2014, 20:02

An attack on a army base in the northeastern town of Damboa and a massacres against civilians in surrounding villages over the weekend have left Boko Haram in effective control.

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Chibok schoolgirls held for 100 days

22 July 2014, 18:50

Here is a timeline of events since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, a northeastern part of the country on April 14 by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Leaders warned against provocative remarks

22 July 2014, 17:50

The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, has warned religious and political leaders to desist from making provocative statements.

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Parents of abducted schoolgirls arrive at Presidential Villa

22 July 2014, 14:37

Parents of the girls that were abducted by Boko Haram on 14 April have arrived at the President Villa to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Boko Haram

22 July 2014, 07:35

In the villages that line the border with Nigeria, even those charged with protecting Cameroonians from Boko Haram fighters fear the fall of darkness.

School offers hope to children caught in strife

22 July 2014, 07:35

The Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in Maiduguri offers a modicum of hope to children caught up in the conflict by providing cost-free meals, uniforms, health care and education.

When will Jonathan apologize to Nigeria?

22 July 2014, 11:14

I was reading Reuben Abati today, doing his paid job of trying to defend the president of Nigeria in the case of the three month-long abducted, ‘raped and killed’ girls.

11 parents of abducted girls die

22 July 2014, 12:49

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Government vows to continue fight against terrorism

22 July 2014, 13:56

The Federal Government will not concede any portion of Nigeria to terrorists and is taking measures to address all security challenges, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade said.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Media fears crackdown over Boko Haram battle

21 July 2014, 07:28

The press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone - whether it's true or not, but reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down.

Boko Haram kill +40, burn down houses

21 July 2014, 08:30

Suspected militants have raided the remote town of Damboa, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses.

APC opposes borrowing to fight local terror

21 July 2014, 09:37

The All Progressives Congress (APC) opposed the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for a $1billion loan to fight the insurgent group Boko Haram.

Borno ruler shocked at increasing terror attacks

21 July 2014, 10:38

Abubakar Ibn Garbai, the Shehu of Borno expressed shock at the increasing attacks by suspected Boko Haram sect members in communities in the state.

ID cards in the jungle?

21 July 2014, 14:57

It has been a few days since we read about the ‘ID cards in the Boko Haram jungle camps of Balmo Forest.’ ID cards in the jungle?

Air force helicopter crashes in Bama

21 July 2014, 18:28

An air force helicopter crashed in Bama, an area where the military is battling Boko Haram, but there were no indications that it was shot down, a statement said.

15,000 people displaced after BH raid in Damboa

21 July 2014, 22:08

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the militia.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Boko Haram kill more than 100, hoist their flag over town

19 July 2014, 18:45

Boko Haram militants have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over Damboa in Borno.

Friday, 18 July 2014

176 teachers killed in Borno State since 2011: official

18 July 2014, 07:40

One hundred and seventy-six teachers have been killed and 900 schools destroyed in Borno state since Boko Haram militants intensified their violent attacks in 2011.

Boko Haram abduct businessmen in Borno State

18 July 2014, 08:41

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly kidnapped two local businessmen in Gamboru, Borno State.

PDP urges dialogue with Boko Haram

18 July 2014, 10:38

The Federal Government has been called upon to create an avenue for dialogue with the insurgent group in the country.

Several killed as Boko Haram attack Borno

18 July 2014, 16:15

Scores of people have been killed after alleged Boko Haram terrorists attacked Damboa in the Borno State.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dead country marked for hell

17 July 2014, 09:39

What the public should know is that Boko Haram is an emblem of hell in reality. It means that the country is dead, and divinity has prepared real hell for the burial in decadence.

Sultan begs Boko Haram to end insurgence

17 July 2014, 14:49

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islam Affairs, (NSCIA) Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the Boko Haram sect to end its activities across the country.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Abuja blast suspect extradited to Nigeria: police

16 July 2014, 07:37

A man alleged to be the co-mastermind of April's deadly Abuja bus station bombing was extradited to Nigeria, according to police.

Ex-minister criticises government over terrorism

16 July 2014, 07:52

First Republic Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, has lamented the manner in which the federal government is handling the activities of insurgents in the country.

Police welcome repatriation of Nyanya bombing suspect

16 July 2014, 08:38

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has commended the repatriation of alleged terror fugitive, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche.

UN urges Nigeria not to relent on Chibok girls

16 July 2014, 10:48

The United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa has encouraged the military to keep the momentum towards securing the safe release of the Chibok schoolgirls.

Rights group discloses Boko Haram death toll

16 July 2014, 12:51

The Boko Haram sect has killed at least 2 053 civilians in an estimated 95 attacks since the beginning of the year, the Human Rights Watch said.

Test-fire causes panic in Borno

16 July 2014, 13:54

A test-fire by soldiers of the 7 Division, Nigeria Army at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital caused panic among the residents.

Security forces working "assidiously" to find German national

16 July 2014, 20:16

Gunmen riding on motorcycles kidnapped a German national in northeast of the country, police said, in the latest violence to hit the area which has come under repeated attacks.

Jonathan seeks $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

16 July 2014, 22:35

President Goodluck Jonathan says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting against Boko Haram.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Boko Haram kingpin nabbed in Bauchi

15 July 2014, 13:25

Police in Bauchi believe they have made a breakthrough in the fight against terror following the arrest Mohammed Zakari, said to be a high ranking member of Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram kingpin arrested in Bauchi

15 July 2014, 17:10

Police in Bauchi believe they have made a breakthrough in the fight against terror following the arrest Mohammed Zakari, said to be a high ranking member of Boko Haram sect.

Lagos schools advised to be security conscious

15 July 2014, 18:20

The Lagos State Government has advised principals and head teachers in its primary and secondary schools to be safety and security conscious.

Missing girls' parents won't see Jonathan

15 July 2014, 18:29

Parents and schoolmates of the 219 schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram refused at the last minute to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan, who accused activists of "playing politics."

PDP benefiting from Boko Haram, says APC

15 July 2014, 19:22

The mudslinging between the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress the former accused the ruling party of complicity in the terror the Boko Haram sector is perpetrating.

Jonathan blasts activists for 'cancelling' schoolgirls meeting

15 July 2014, 22:36

President Goodluck Jonathan accused activists of playing politics, saying they cancelled a meeting between him and family members of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.

Monday, 14 July 2014

APC calls for international inquiry to unravel Boko Haram

14 July 2014, 07:37

The All Progressives Congress (APC) called for an international inquiry into the activities of the Boko Haram sect.

Northerners in Lagos kick against Boko Haram

14 July 2014, 11:50

The Arewa community in Lagos said that they would neither aid nor tolerate any terrorist activities in Lagos.

Nigerian Military: #BringBackOurGirls Now, They Are Dead Already!

14 July 2014, 12:24

The Nigerian military just released a statement in which they ‘explained’ why they have not yet – after three months – brought back our precious Chibok abducted girls.

Boko Haram bomb Borno bridge

14 July 2014, 12:40

Suspected Boko Haram members bombed a major bridge on a northeast highway, further limiting access to base camps in the Sambisa Forest.

Jonathan tells Malala missing girls to be home soon

14 July 2014, 18:31

President Goodluck Jonathan promised that more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram would soon return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him.

Boko Haram siege kills 45 in Borno village

14 July 2014, 21:34

At least 45 people have reportedly been killed after suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect attacked Dille village in Borno State.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Malala calls on Boko Haram to free abducted schoolgirls

13 July 2014, 08:30

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok school girls.

Boko Haram claim Abuja, Lagos attacks in new video

13 July 2014, 16:12

The leader of Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack the same day at a fuel depot in Lagos, in a new video.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Troops uncover more weapons from underground armouries in Balmo forest

12 July 2014, 08:54

The Defence Headquarters said that troops had uncovered more weapons from underground armouries in Balmo Forest in Borno during a mopping up operations.

Police uncover plot to bomb Abuja transport network

12 July 2014, 15:54

The police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they said, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Osun Election: Group warns against military interference

11 July 2014, 17:22

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, has advised the military to ensure orderliness during the forthcoming governorship election in Osun.

Boko Haram attacks military post across border in Cameroon

11 July 2014, 20:20

Boko Haram attacked a military post in northern Cameroon, state broadcaster CRTV reported, dozens of heavily armed militants opened machine gunfire at soldiers in the town of Bonderi.

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