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@AliciaKeys Leads #BringBackOurGirls Street Protest In NYC

American musician and activist Alicia Keys of the We Are Here Movement, Kechie’s Project, and United Nations Women held a rally in front of the Nigerian House October 14 to commemorate the 6-months anniversary of the abduction of over 200 school girls by the militant sect Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria.

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Okonjo-Iweala Says Weapons Have Arrived For Nigerian Troops To Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday day said the federal government has acquired new military equipments to confront insurgency in the North-East.

Speaking to journalists after presenting relief materials to victims of Boko Haram attacks at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Girei, Adamawa State, she said new military hardware purchased by the government had arrived the country, expressing hope that the insurgency would soon be crushed as the money being invested in the fight is translating into victory.

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Boko Haram: Something Is Not Right By Michael Egbejumi-David

We are talking about the Nigerian military here; a body that has ‘carried’ itself excellently well since the 1960s. A force that has conducted successful operations in much more volatile environments, from the Congo to Sierra Leone. And now we are to believe that this same force that has garnered even more experience and more expertise over time is suddenly unable to see-off a ragtag band of criminals? Something is not right.

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Boko Haram: Yoruba Residents Of Maiduguri Donate Relief Materials To Displaced Persons Yoruba residents of Maiduguri today donated relief materials to people who have been internally displaced from their habitats following attacks by Boko Haram militants in Borno State.The Yoruba community was led by the Mia (Oba) of Yoruba people in Borno, Alhaji Hassan Yusuf Alao, and other notable members of the community at the NYSC orientation.Read More…
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Boko Haram: Yoruba Residents Of Maiduguri Donate Relief Materials To Displaced Persons

Yoruba residents of Maiduguri today donated relief materials to people who have been internally displaced from their habitats following attacks by Boko Haram militants in Borno State.

The Yoruba community was led by the Mia (Oba) of Yoruba people in Borno, Alhaji Hassan Yusuf Alao, and other notable members of the community at the NYSC orientation.

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“Abubakar Shekau” Killed Was One Bashir Mohammed

A Nigerian military intelligence source has told SaharaReporters that the top Boko Haram figure killed in a recent operation was one Bashir Mohammed, leader of the Islamist sect’s Uye camp.

Cameroonian authorities yesterday released a photo of a dead man they identified as Abubakar Shekau, the loquacious and attention-seeking leader of the terrorist group that has launched deadly strikes in Nigeria’s northeast zone as well as Cameroon.

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Nigerian Army Sees Recent Victories Over Insurgents As Turning Point

“We are now doing more in terms of providing soldiers with the weapons and logistics to battle these Boko Haram people and crush them,” said a colonel, who is based in Maiduguri. He added, “You can see from what happened in Konduga that, once our troops have the equipment they need, it’s a matter of time before we deal with Boko Haram.”

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When The Wicked Reign, The People Suffer By Ola’ Idowu

If we had righteous men ruling over the nation, the solution would have been to reach out to Cameroon and block the easy passage of Boko Haram to that country. When we caught off their weapon supply through Chad, the borders of Nigeria/Cameroon should be well patrolled to stop Boko Haram from moving in and out of that country.

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Gen. Ihejirika In A Secret Meeting With Pres. Jonathan

Accused of being a Boko Haram sponsor, Gen. Azubike Ihejirika storms Aso Rock for a secret meeting with President Jonathan. He meets the president enjoying the defection of Nuhu Ribadu to the PDP; it’s literally music to the president’s ears. The president asks Ihejirika pointed questions about his role as army commander; the two bicker and banter. The president suggests ways for Ihejirika to escape the scrutiny as a Boko Haram sponsor,  but he cannot get the general to smile until he puts something on the table. Find out what he put on the table.

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Obasanjo’s Son, Shot By Boko Haram, In Stable Condition

Lieutenant Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was shot in the thigh yesterday by Boko Haram insurgents at Baza near Mubi in Adamawa State is in stable condition, according to Doyin Okupe, a senior special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan. In a brief tweet today, Mr. Okupe, who is a medical doctor by training, said he had just spoken to the former’s president son and described him as being in stable condition.

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