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Leah Sharibu marks one year in captivity, community cries for release

The abducted Nigerian school girl, Leah Sharibu, on Tuesday marked one year in her kidnappers’ custody. Sharibu was abducted alongside 109 other girls from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018. While most of the girls were released, Sharibu was denied freedom after refusing to renounce her Christian faith for

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China supports Nigeria’s fight against insurgency, donates N2billion

  The Chinese Government has promised to assist Nigeria in its counter insurgence efforts with the sum of N2 billion (50 million Yuan) to get more military equipment. Zhou Pingjan, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Thursday at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Defence Minister Brigadier General

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Anti-Corruption Groups Urges General Buratai to Account for Army’s Spending on Operations

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have sent a joint Freedom of Information request to Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, requesting him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently provide information on the 2015, 2016

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‘Many’ Soldiers Killed, Injured As Boko Haram Invades Military Bases In Borno

"Although we engaged them, they overpowered us. They were well-trained terrorists, not those we are used to fighting. In fact, they handled anti-aircraft guns and RPGs better. We didn't have options, because we were running out of ammunition and there was no reinforcement. Some soldiers were killed and dozens fled

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AFDB donates $258m to northeast recovery funds

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday unveiled $258 million donation by the African Development Bank (AFDB) to support recovery efforts in the northeast. The fund, in collaboration with Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative is titled: “Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Project (IBSIP). Osinbajo said: “It has been gratifying

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Metele Attack: SERAP Writes Buhari, Seeks Probe of Military Spending

By Udora Orizu in Abuja A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting him to urgently set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the defence spending and military budgets between 1999 and 2018 in order to promote transparency and

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