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“$1b To Fight Boko Haram, Failure of APC” – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday described the approval for the release of $1bn to the APC-led Federal Government under the guise of fighting insurgency in the northeast as curious and alarming. The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the party was alarmed …

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Nigerian soldiers warned after Boko Haram attack

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram were on Thursday put on high alert after four military vehicles went missing during a raid on an army post in the restive northeast. A message sent to all military bases across the region called for “all units and troops to remain at alert and …

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Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in Tuesday’s statement that the ambassador and other diplomats will fulfill their duties from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Zakharova said the decision to close the embassy, in …

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Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambushes

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday. Four troops were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when their convoy was attacked near Damboa, 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Two …

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Army General leading Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram removed

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Attahiru Ibrahim, has been removed from that position. Mr. Ibrahim’s redeployment comes three days after Boko Haram insurgents carried out one of the deadliest attacks on Biu town in Borno where at least 18 people were killed and 52 others seriously injured. Mr. Ibrahim, …

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