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Lucky Chibok Girls Mark 3rd Anniversary at American University of Nigeria

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YOLA – The Chibok Girls Education Initiative at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) celebrated its third anniversary on August 25 with an award ceremony. The occasion recognized outstanding achievements among the first group of 24 who arrived at AUN in 2014 and have been on automatic scholarship. AUN President Dr. Dawn Dekle and the Special Adviser to the Nigerian ...

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Dickens Sanomi foundation bankrolls surgery of wounded Chibok Boy with $48,000

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ABUJA – Ali Ahmadu, a Chibok boy, who was overrun by Boko Haram terrorists’ motorcycles has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirate where he will undergo corrective spinal cord surgery. The medical trip and surgery, estimated to cost a whopping $48,000, about N17.5 million is being bankrolled by Dickens Sanomi Foundation. According to the Foundation, Ali is expected back ...

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DSS Foils Plot To Bomb Abuja, 6 Others, Nabs Terror Group Leader

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ABUJA – Nigeria’s Secret Police, DSS, says it has uncovered and foiled sinister plans by Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) terrorists to cause mayhem and destruction that would have disrupted the Eid-Kabir Sallah festivities of 1st – 4th September, 2017. According to a statement by Tony Opuiyo, the plan was to conduct gun attacks and suicide bombing on selected ...

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Female Suicide Bombers Die of Explosive in Borno

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On Friday evening, two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a vehicle on a feeder road off Maiduguri /Mafa highway, close to NDLEA checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri township. As a result, only the two bombers died in the explosion, while eight others including a personnel of NDLEA sustained injuries, and are responding to treatment. The vehicle, a golf ...

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UK announces increased support as Foreign, International Dev Secretaries visit Maiduguri

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel visited Maiduguri on Wednesday (August 30) as part of the UK’s increasing support to saving lives and rebuilding northeast Nigeria. The UK is one of the biggest donors supporting UNICEF’s humanitarian response in northeast Nigeria, as well as its work in other parts of the country. According to a ...

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Boko Haram: US Congressional Delegation visits Nigeria

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By Innocent Odoh ABUJA – An eight -member Congressional Delegation from the United States is visiting Nigeria from August 28 – August 31 to attend to issues concerning the Boko Haram insurgency and the attendant humanitarian situation in the north east of Nigeria. A statement issued on Monday by the Public Affairs Division of the US Embassy said the delegation ...

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68 Insurgents Surrender, Denounce Terrorism

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Nigerian Army says a total of 68 insurgents have denounced terrorists activities within the last 3 weeks. Also, the surrendered terrorists reported that many of the enclaves have become untenable and life has become unbearable for the Boko Haram Terrorists owing to the blockade emplaced by troops and the sustained bombardments. According Deputy Director Public Relations in charge of the ...

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Over N4bn Spent On Humanitarian Projects In North-East – FG

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The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has spent over 4 billion in the on- going humanitarian crisis in the North – East region of Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this known during the Commemoration of the 2017 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja recently. Prof. Adewole noted that 4 billion naira was used in purchasing ...

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Boko Haram: ECOWAS donates food items to northeast 

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By Innocent Odoh   ABUJA – The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) through one of its agencies, the Regional Food Security Reserve (RFSR) has donated 1,130 tons, about 22,600 bags of foodstuff to the Nigerian government for distribution to the following States: Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe. A statement issued by the media section of ...

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