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Friday, 09-04-15, 9:56Army Confirms Pardon of Thousands of Troops[This Day] Abuja -Pressed by the need to ensure the urgent conquest of the Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian Army has pardoned and reinstated 3,032 out of 5000 soldiers, convicted of various disciplinary offences through series of General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (rtd). read more...
Thursday, 09-03-15, 12:02Dead or Alive - the Seven Lives of Boko Haram's Leader[ISS] Early in August 2015, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, announced the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and a possible change in the militant group's leadership. A purported picture of Shekau's corpse was circulated in the media, but the Nigerian military neither denied nor confirmed the story. read more...
Thursday, 09-03-15, 10:29Enyeama Pulls Out of Tanzania Clash[This Day] Abuja -Super Eagles Captain, Vincent Enyeama, has pulled out of this weekend's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania to mourn his mother who passed on last weekend. read more...
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 7:33Petroleum Corporation to Deploy Drones to Fight Oil Theft[Al Jazeera] Nigeria's state oil giant NNPC has announced a plan to deploy drones to monitor the movement of ships in a bid to fight oil theft on the country's waterways. read more...
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 7:27Freedom Brings Stigma and Fresh Fears for Boko Haram 'Wives'[IRIN] Yola -For hundreds of women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, their ordeal did not end when they escaped or when Nigerian soldiers rescued them and reunited them with their families. read more...
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 10:09Naira Falls As Hajj, School Fees Payment Fuel Demand[Vanguard] Naira -The naira depreciated by N5 to N220 per dollar yesterday in the parallel market as dollar demand to fund Hajj pilgrimage and payment of school fees increased demand for the United States currency. read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 13:25Lagos Bans Out-of-Court Settlement for Rape, Violence[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has said that out-of-court settlement for rape, defilement and violence cases against women would no longer be allowed. read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 13:24Boko Haram Leaders Arrested - State Security[This Day] Abuja/Maiduguri -- Sect kills 56 in fresh attacks, says Shettima read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 10:49Boko Haram Kills 68 in Borno Village[Vanguard] Maiduguri -At least 68 people were killed while several others sustained injuries as Boko Haram insurgents invaded Baanu Village in Nganzai local government area of Borno State on Friday night. read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 6:49Atiku Condoles El-Rufa'i Over Father's Death[Daily Trust] Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has expressed deep regret over the death of Governor Nasir el-Rufa'i's father, Alhaji Yahaya Hamza. read more...

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